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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 : 6/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt 2.29
PLCM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
71% of the 699 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. PLCM: 2.29 )
PLCM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.15   Max: No Debt
Current: 2.29

Equity to Asset 0.57
PLCM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
65% of the 676 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 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
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.47
M-Score: -2.81
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 : 6/10

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Operating margin (%) 1.77
PLCM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 690 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. PLCM: 1.77 )
PLCM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -7.23   Max: 21.91
Current: 1.77

-7.23
21.91
Net-margin (%) 1.46
PLCM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 690 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. PLCM: 1.46 )
PLCM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -7.23   Max: 14.86
Current: 1.46

-7.23
14.86
ROE (%) 1.83
PLCM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 684 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.06 vs. PLCM: 1.83 )
PLCM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -5.49   Max: 35.32
Current: 1.83

-5.49
35.32
ROA (%) 1.06
PLCM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 699 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.97 vs. PLCM: 1.06 )
PLCM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.42   Max: 24.96
Current: 1.06

-4.42
24.96
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 20.07
PLCM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 699 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 10.44 vs. PLCM: 20.07 )
PLCM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -24.84   Max: 223.33
Current: 20.07

-24.84
223.33
Revenue Growth (%) 5.80
PLCM's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. PLCM: 5.80 )
PLCM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 1.8   Max: 48.1
Current: 5.8

1.8
48.1
EBITDA Growth (%) -22.90
PLCM's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. PLCM: -22.90 )
PLCM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -57.5   Max: 263.4
Current: -22.9

-57.5
263.4
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

PLCM Guru Trades in Q4 2013

George Soros 5,477,575 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 33,600 sh (New)
Jim Simons 347,722 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,197,171 sh (+619.57%)
Chuck Royce 165,000 sh (+153.85%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 1,755,570 sh (+1.9%)
Leon Cooperman Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Q1 2014

PLCM Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 656,313 sh (+88.75%)
George Soros 9,457,036 sh (+72.65%)
Chuck Royce 165,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen 1,152,749 sh (-3.71%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 1,256,810 sh (-28.41%)
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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)
Pioneer Investments 1,590,041 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 734,984 sh (New)
George Soros 11,472,120 sh (+4.22%)
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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with PLCM

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Julian Robertson 2014-09-30 New Buy0.11%$12.36 - $13.58 $ 13.373%34000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 New Buy0.09%$12.36 - $13.58 $ 13.373%734984
George Soros 2014-06-30 Add 16.39%0.14%$12.09 - $13.91 $ 13.375%11007120
George Soros 2014-03-31 Add 72.65%0.55%$11.16 - $13.53 $ 13.377%9457036
Leon Cooperman 2013-12-31 Sold Out 1.6%$10.38 - $11.24 $ 13.3724%0
George Soros 2013-12-31 New Buy0.52%$10.38 - $11.24 $ 13.3724%5477575
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$10.38 - $11.24 $ 13.3724%0
Leon Cooperman 2013-09-30 Add 23.32%0.3%$9.495 - $11.65 $ 13.3728%9424548
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$9.495 - $11.65 $ 13.3728%32353
Leon Cooperman 2013-06-30 Reduce -22.08%0.38%$10.1 - $11.55 $ 13.3723%7642520
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$10.1 - $11.55 $ 13.3723%0
Lee Ainslie 2013-03-31 Sold Out 1.3%$9.12 - $11.68 $ 13.3726%0
Leon Cooperman 2013-03-31 Add 73.23%0.72%$9.12 - $11.68 $ 13.3726%9808699
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 New Buy0.02%$9.12 - $11.68 $ 13.3726%184126
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$9.12 - $11.68 $ 13.3726%0
Leon Cooperman 2012-12-31 Add 45.86%0.35%$9.21 - $10.73 $ 13.3733%5662325
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.02%$9.21 - $10.73 $ 13.3733%31104
Leon Cooperman 2012-09-30 New Buy0.77%$8.03 - $12.02 $ 13.3734%3882000
Lee Ainslie 2012-09-30 Add 74.23%0.55%$8.03 - $12.02 $ 13.3734%10055159
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.11%$8.03 - $12.02 $ 13.3734%0
Lee Ainslie 2012-06-30 New Buy0.89%$9.97 - $18.98 $ 13.379%5771123
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 952.13%0.1%$9.97 - $18.98 $ 13.379%139838
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.02%$15.79 - $21.79 $ 13.37-27%13291
Ron Baron 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.21%$15.5 - $22.63 $ 13.37-25%0
Ron Baron 2011-09-30 Reduce -30.63%0.13%$18.65 - $33.53 $ 13.37-47%1616554
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George Soros Buys 6.95% of Polycom Inc.
George Soros (Trades, Portfolio), chairman of Soros Fund Management LLC, has added a new stock to his portfolio: Polycom Inc. (PLCM). According to GuruFocus Real Time Picks, Soros acquired 9,400,078 shares, or 6.95% of the company on Jan. 24, 2014, when the stock price averaged $11.86 per share. Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 97.60
PLCM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
67% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 65.00 vs. PLCM: 97.60 )
PLCM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 14.55   Max: 225.49
Current: 97.6

14.55
225.49
P/B 1.80
PLCM's P/B is ranked higher than
71% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 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 higher than
68% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. PLCM: 1.40 )
PLCM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 5.69
Current: 1.4

1.01
5.69
PFCF 17.10
PLCM's PFCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PLCM: 17.10 )
PLCM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.01   Max: 58.6
Current: 17.1

9.01
58.6
EV-to-EBIT 63.58
PLCM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
69% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 50.69 vs. PLCM: 63.58 )
PLCM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -182.6   Max: 129.4
Current: 63.58

-182.6
129.4
Shiller P/E 44.40
PLCM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PLCM: 44.40 )
PLCM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 18.82   Max: 108.05
Current: 44.4

18.82
108.05
Current Ratio 2.38
PLCM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 692 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. PLCM: 2.38 )
PLCM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.91   Max: 5.39
Current: 2.38

1.91
5.39
Quick Ratio 2.13
PLCM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 692 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. PLCM: 2.13 )
PLCM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 4.66
Current: 2.13

1.32
4.66

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 4.21
PLCM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
62% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. PLCM: 4.21 )
PLCM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.19   Max: 26.54
Current: 4.21

1.19
26.54
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.84
PLCM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
91% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 24.95 vs. PLCM: 0.84 )
PLCM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 7.35
Current: 0.84

0.5
7.35
Price/Median PS Value 0.58
PLCM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. PLCM: 0.58 )
PLCM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 7.7
Current: 0.58

0.45
7.7
Price/Graham Number 4.18
PLCM's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
70% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.18 vs. PLCM: 4.18 )
PLCM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.35   Max: 11.67
Current: 4.18

1.35
11.67
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.60
PLCM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
66% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. PLCM: 1.60 )
PLCM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 12.6
Current: 1.6

0.8
12.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -9.98
PLCM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
52% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.67 vs. PLCM: -9.98 )
PLCM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -12.2   Max: 74.5
Current: -9.98

-12.2
74.5

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
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Traded in other countries:PLY.Germany
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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