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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.28
PLAB's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
57% of the 835 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. PLAB: 1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
PLAB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.70 Max: 21.56
Current: 1.28
0.07
21.56
Equity to Asset 0.60
PLAB's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
54% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. PLAB: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
PLAB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.58 Max: 0.78
Current: 0.6
0.32
0.78
Interest Coverage 3.97
PLAB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
87% of the 502 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1169.55 vs. PLAB: 3.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
PLAB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.44  Med: 3.97 Max: 236
Current: 3.97
0.44
236
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.77
M-Score: -2.85
WACC vs ROIC
7.69%
6.30%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 9.35
PLAB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.52 vs. PLAB: 9.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
PLAB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -48.72  Med: 9.55 Max: 20.51
Current: 9.35
-48.72
20.51
Net-margin (%) 4.47
PLAB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. PLAB: 4.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
PLAB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -49.88  Med: 5.67 Max: 14.84
Current: 4.47
-49.88
14.84
ROE (%) 3.61
PLAB's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 814 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.46 vs. PLAB: 3.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
PLAB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -40.65  Med: 4.28 Max: 14.95
Current: 3.61
-40.65
14.95
ROA (%) 2.15
PLAB's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 837 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. PLAB: 2.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
PLAB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -23.19  Med: 2.71 Max: 10.88
Current: 2.15
-23.19
10.88
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.36
PLAB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 835 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9.42 vs. PLAB: 8.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
PLAB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -41.3  Med: 9.74 Max: 53.91
Current: 8.36
-41.3
53.91
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -8.00
PLAB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. PLAB: -8.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PLAB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -11  Med: -2.10 Max: 15.8
Current: -8
-11
15.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -6.40
PLAB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. PLAB: -6.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PLAB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -12.4  Med: 2.50 Max: 15.5
Current: -6.4
-12.4
15.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 11.70
PLAB's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -4.50 vs. PLAB: 11.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PLAB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -30.9  Med: -7.00 Max: 11.7
Current: 11.7
-30.9
11.7
» PLAB's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

PLAB Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 536,695 sh (+91.75%)
Chuck Royce 1,139,000 sh (+13.60%)
Donald Smith 5,900,744 sh (+0.49%)
James Barrow 3,215,018 sh (-2.87%)
Steven Cohen 693,658 sh (-25.56%)
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Q4 2014

PLAB Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 14,505 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 1,607,700 sh (+41.15%)
James Barrow 4,022,853 sh (+25.13%)
Jim Simons 583,711 sh (+8.76%)
Donald Smith 6,239,283 sh (+5.74%)
James Barrow 4,022,853 sh (unchged)
James Barrow 4,022,853 sh (unchged)
Donald Smith 6,239,283 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 668,120 sh (-3.68%)
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Q1 2015

PLAB Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 830,995 sh (+42.36%)
Donald Smith 6,364,976 sh (+2.01%)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,699 sh (+1.34%)
Chuck Royce 1,610,560 sh (+0.18%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
James Barrow 4,018,153 sh (-0.12%)
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Q2 2015

PLAB Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Steven Cohen 16,300 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,324,065 sh (+59.33%)
Paul Tudor Jones 18,657 sh (+26.93%)
Chuck Royce 1,792,960 sh (+11.33%)
Donald Smith 6,648,760 sh (+4.46%)
James Barrow 4,008,575 sh (-0.24%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 26.99
PLAB's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
69% of the 548 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.70 vs. PLAB: 26.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
PLAB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.63  Med: 22.03 Max: 90.24
Current: 26.99
9.63
90.24
Forward P/E 11.86
PLAB's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.50 vs. PLAB: 11.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 27.30
PLAB's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
69% of the 548 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.60 vs. PLAB: 27.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
PLAB' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.57  Med: 23.14 Max: 107
Current: 27.3
10.57
107
P/B 0.95
PLAB's P/B is ranked higher than
71% of the 801 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. PLAB: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PLAB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.83 Max: 2.22
Current: 0.95
0.04
2.22
P/S 1.23
PLAB's P/S is ranked higher than
52% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. PLAB: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PLAB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.04  Med: 1.18 Max: 2.67
Current: 1.23
0.04
2.67
POCF 5.39
PLAB's POCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.58 vs. PLAB: 5.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PLAB' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.23  Med: 4.98 Max: 8.17
Current: 5.39
0.23
8.17
EV-to-EBIT 14.16
PLAB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
55% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 12.47 vs. PLAB: 14.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PLAB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -105.3  Med: 15.50 Max: 95.6
Current: 14.16
-105.3
95.6
Shiller P/E 38.65
PLAB's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
71% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 26.10 vs. PLAB: 38.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
PLAB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 32.88  Med: 81.82 Max: 1911
Current: 38.65
32.88
1911
Current Ratio 1.89
PLAB's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 825 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. PLAB: 1.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PLAB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.09  Med: 2.33 Max: 5.1
Current: 1.89
1.09
5.1
Quick Ratio 1.75
PLAB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 825 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. PLAB: 1.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PLAB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.88  Med: 2.13 Max: 4.92
Current: 1.75
0.88
4.92
Days Inventory 21.91
PLAB's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
91% of the 802 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 79.04 vs. PLAB: 21.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
PLAB' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 16.58  Med: 22.59 Max: 40.04
Current: 21.91
16.58
40.04
Days Sales Outstanding 71.28
PLAB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
60% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 62.19 vs. PLAB: 71.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
PLAB' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 42.69  Med: 62.88 Max: 75.73
Current: 71.28
42.69
75.73

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.99
PLAB's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
71% of the 778 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. PLAB: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
PLAB' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.09  Med: 1.74 Max: 5.36
Current: 0.99
0.09
5.36
Price/Projected FCF 0.95
PLAB's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. PLAB: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
PLAB' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.87 Max: 39.47
Current: 0.95
0.06
39.47
Price/Median PS Value 1.04
PLAB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
59% of the 778 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. PLAB: 1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PLAB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 1.33 Max: 3.52
Current: 1.04
0.06
3.52
Price/Graham Number 0.89
PLAB's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
62% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. PLAB: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
PLAB' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.28 Max: 6.13
Current: 0.89
0.5
6.13
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.02
PLAB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 828 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. PLAB: 7.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
PLAB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1  Med: 6.00 Max: 23.8
Current: 7.02
1
23.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 2.15
PLAB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.47 vs. PLAB: 2.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
PLAB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 1.6  Med: 9.10 Max: 136.8
Current: 2.15
1.6
136.8

Analyst Estimate

Oct15 Oct16 Oct17
Revenue(Mil) 516 555 591
EPS($) 0.57 0.76 0.77
EPS without NRI($) 0.57 0.76 0.77

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
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Photronics Inc is a Connecticut corporation, organized in 1969. The Company and its subsidiaries are the manufacturers of photomasks, which are high precision photographic quartz plates containing microscopic images of electronic circuits. Photomasks are a key element in the manufacture of semiconductors and flat panel displays, or FPDs, and are used as masters to transfer circuit patterns onto semiconductor wafers and flat panel substrates during the fabrication of integrated circuits, or ICs, and a variety of FPDs and, to a lesser extent, other types of electrical and optical components. The Company currently operates principally from eight manufacturing facilities; two of which are located in Europe, two in Taiwan, one in Korea and three in the United States. The Company manufactures photomasks, which are used as masters to transfer circuit patterns onto semiconductor wafers and flat panel substrates. The Company's photomasks are manufactured in accordance with circuit designs provided on a confidential basis by its customers. The typical manufacturing process for a photomask involves the receipt and conversion of circuit design data to manufacturing pattern data. The Company currently supports customers across the full spectrum of IC production and FPD technologies by manufacturing photomasks using electron beam or optical (laser-based) technologies. The market for photomasks mainly consists of domestic and international semiconductor and FPD manufacturers and designers, including a limited number of manufacturers who have the capability to internally manufacture photomasks. Generally, the Company and each of its customers engage in a qualification and correlation process before the company becomes an approved supplier. The Company conducts its sales and marketing activities mainly through a staff of full-time sales personnel and customer service representatives who work closely with the company's management and technical personnel. Photronics sells its products to semiconductor and FPD manufacturers such as: ASML Holding N.V., Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Inotera Memories, Inc., LG Electronics, Inc., Novatek Microelectronics Corp., Ltd., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Texas Instruments Incorporated, United Microelectronics Corp., etc. The Company conducts its primary research and development activities for IC photomasks at its MP Mask Technology Center, LLC. The Company also conducts application oriented research and development activities to support the early adoption of new photomask or supporting data and services technology into the customers' applications. Photronics owns or has rights to approximately 40 patents in the United States. The raw materials used by the Company generally include high precision quartz plates, which are used as photomask blanks, obtained from Japanese and Korean suppliers; pellicles and electronic grade chemicals, which are used in the manufacturing process; and compacts, which are durable pl
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