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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 2.61
PLCM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
53% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. PLCM: 2.61 )
PLCM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.15   Max: No Debt
Current: 2.61

Equity to Asset 0.57
PLCM's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
53% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. PLCM: 0.57 )
PLCM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 0.87
Current: 0.57

0.54
0.87
Interest Coverage 7.88
PLCM's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
78% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 364.33 vs. PLCM: 7.88 )
PLCM' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5   Max: 9999.99
Current: 7.88

5
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.57
M-Score: -2.96
WACC vs ROIC
7.47%
10.49%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 6.11
PLCM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 502 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.87 vs. PLCM: 6.11 )
PLCM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -28.76   Max: 18.56
Current: 6.11

-28.76
18.56
Net-margin (%) 4.99
PLCM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 502 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.48 vs. PLCM: 4.99 )
PLCM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -27.97   Max: 13.35
Current: 4.99

-27.97
13.35
ROE (%) 6.66
PLCM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.39 vs. PLCM: 6.66 )
PLCM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -49.03   Max: 38.89
Current: 6.66

-49.03
38.89
ROA (%) 3.75
PLCM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 508 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. PLCM: 3.75 )
PLCM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -34.72   Max: 25.62
Current: 3.75

-34.72
25.62
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 75.45
PLCM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 506 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 7.36 vs. PLCM: 75.45 )
PLCM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -214.71   Max: 223.33
Current: 75.45

-214.71
223.33
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 7.00
PLCM's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 391 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. PLCM: 7.00 )
PLCM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -2.1   Max: 50.1
Current: 7

-2.1
50.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -9.30
PLCM's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 272 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. PLCM: -9.30 )
PLCM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -22.3   Max: 95.7
Current: -9.3

-22.3
95.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -24.20
PLCM's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. PLCM: -24.20 )
PLCM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -24.2   Max: 111.8
Current: -24.2

-24.2
111.8
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

PLCM Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 1,086,821 sh (+65.59%)
George Soros 11,007,120 sh (+16.39%)
Chuck Royce 165,000 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 1,226,180 sh (-2.44%)
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Q3 2014

PLCM Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Julian Robertson 34,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 734,984 sh (New)
George Soros 11,472,120 sh (+4.22%)
Pioneer Investments 1,590,041 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 165,000 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 889,510 sh (-27.46%)
Jim Simons 575,622 sh (-47.04%)
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Q4 2014

PLCM Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Ray Dalio 10,900 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,839 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 2,855,941 sh (+288.57%)
Julian Robertson 89,050 sh (+161.91%)
Pioneer Investments 1,917,952 sh (+20.62%)
Jim Simons 634,122 sh (+10.16%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 897,540 sh (+0.90%)
Chuck Royce 165,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros 10,602,786 sh (unchged)
George Soros 10,602,786 sh (-7.58%)
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Q1 2015

PLCM Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 35,268 sh (+77.77%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 1,233,970 sh (+37.48%)
Jim Simons 773,622 sh (+22.00%)
George Soros 10,802,786 sh (+1.89%)
Julian Robertson 89,050 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 165,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 2,545,523 sh (-10.87%)
Pioneer Investments 1,667,891 sh (-13.04%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 27.80
PLCM's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
63% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. PLCM: 27.80 )
PLCM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 14.55   Max: 225.49
Current: 27.8

14.55
225.49
Forward P/E 13.32
PLCM's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
62% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 14.75 vs. PLCM: 13.32 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 27.80
PLCM's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
58% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 22.50 vs. PLCM: 27.80 )
PLCM' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 14.79   Max: 96.61
Current: 27.8

14.79
96.61
P/B 1.80
PLCM's P/B is ranked lower than
59% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. PLCM: 1.80 )
PLCM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.06   Max: 4.44
Current: 1.8

1.06
4.44
P/S 1.40
PLCM's P/S is ranked lower than
68% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. PLCM: 1.40 )
PLCM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 4.71
Current: 1.4

1.04
4.71
PFCF 11.40
PLCM's PFCF is ranked higher than
66% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 16.01 vs. PLCM: 11.40 )
PLCM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.01   Max: 58.6
Current: 11.4

9.01
58.6
POCF 8.71
PLCM's POCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 13.58 vs. PLCM: 8.71 )
PLCM' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.27   Max: 31.82
Current: 8.71

6.27
31.82
EV-to-EBIT 17.16
PLCM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
50% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 17.15 vs. PLCM: 17.16 )
PLCM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -182.6   Max: 211.2
Current: 17.16

-182.6
211.2
Shiller P/E 42.00
PLCM's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
81% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 23.00 vs. PLCM: 42.00 )
PLCM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 18.82   Max: 105.09
Current: 42

18.82
105.09
Current Ratio 2.45
PLCM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. PLCM: 2.45 )
PLCM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.91   Max: 5.39
Current: 2.45

1.91
5.39
Quick Ratio 2.22
PLCM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. PLCM: 2.22 )
PLCM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 4.66
Current: 2.22

1.32
4.66
Days Inventory 65.19
PLCM's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
55% of the 483 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 69.65 vs. PLCM: 65.19 )
PLCM' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 48.35   Max: 124.28
Current: 65.19

48.35
124.28
Days Sales Outstanding 45.81
PLCM's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
79% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 72.05 vs. PLCM: 45.81 )
PLCM' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 37.19   Max: 88.86
Current: 45.81

37.19
88.86

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 87.30
PLCM's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
129% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. PLCM: 87.30 )
PLCM' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.78   Max: 31.37
Current: 87.3

2.78
31.37
Price/Tangible Book 4.10
PLCM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
86% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. PLCM: 4.10 )
PLCM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.66   Max: 21.81
Current: 4.1

1.66
21.81
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.80
PLCM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
70% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. PLCM: 0.80 )
PLCM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 4.27
Current: 0.8

0.5
4.27
Price/Median PS Value 0.60
PLCM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. PLCM: 0.60 )
PLCM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 6.95
Current: 0.6

0.47
6.95
Price/Graham Number 2.20
PLCM's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
77% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. PLCM: 2.20 )
PLCM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.35   Max: 13.74
Current: 2.2

1.35
13.74
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.80
PLCM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
64% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. PLCM: 5.80 )
PLCM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 12.6
Current: 5.8

0.5
12.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -4.33
PLCM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
74% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 8.67 vs. PLCM: -4.33 )
PLCM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -10.9   Max: 41.8
Current: -4.33

-10.9
41.8

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
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Polycom Inc was incorporated in December 1990 in Delaware. The Company provides an open, standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions for voice, video and content collaboration solutions. Its solutions are powered by the Polycom RealPresence Platform, comprehensive software infrastructure and rich application programming interfaces (APIs) that interoperate with a set of communication, business, mobile, and cloud applications and devices to deliver secure face-to-face video collaboration across different environments. The Company sells its solutions through a high-touch sales model that leverages its network of channel partners, including distributors, value-added resellers, system integrators, communications services providers, and retailers. The Company serves in three geographical segments; Americas, EMEA and APAC. Its products and solutions are; UC Group Systems, which includes immersive telepresence, group video and group voice systems. UC Platform, which includes collaboration servers, virtualization management "distributed media optimization", resource management, recording and streaming, open API's and remote access technologies that constitute the RealPresence Platform, and UC Personal Devices, which includes desktop video devices and desktop voice products. The Company markets and sells its products through a network of strategic, service provider, and channel partners, including Anixter, AT&T, BT, Digital China Holdings Limited, Dimension Data Holdings plc, Imago Group plc, Nanjing Southern Telecom Co., NETXUSA, ScanSource Communications, Westcon, and many others. It also sells with several partners including; Microsoft, BroadSoft and IBM and ecosystem of technology partners. It competes in the UC&C market with products and solutions that enable voice, video and content collaboration on-premises, across intranets, extranets, mobile devices, and the Internet via its customer premises-based RealPresence Platform, web-based social-collaboration business platforms, and video collaboration-as-a-service offerings delivered from the cloud. These competitors include but are not limited to Cisco Systems, Inc., Logitech International S.A., Avaya Inc., Vidyo, Inc., Blue Jeans Networks, Inc., Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., ZTE Corporation, ClearOne, Aastra Technologies Limited, Snom, Yealink, and others. The Company relies on a combination of patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret laws and confidentiality procedures to protect its proprietary rights. Its products and services are subject to various federal, state, local, and foreign laws and regulations.
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