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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 0.92
PLPC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
58% of the 2189 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. PLPC: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
PLPC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.32  Med: 2.37 Max: N/A
Current: 0.92
Equity to Asset 0.68
PLPC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
71% of the 2099 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. PLPC: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
PLPC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.65  Med: 0.73 Max: 0.81
Current: 0.68
0.65
0.81
Interest Coverage 32.28
PLPC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
64% of the 1294 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 302.61 vs. PLPC: 32.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
PLPC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.31  Med: 37.05 Max: 73.91
Current: 32.28
5.31
73.91
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.63
M-Score: -2.88
WACC vs ROIC
8.55%
3.52%
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 3.90
PLPC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 2182 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.35 vs. PLPC: 3.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
PLPC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -0.25  Med: 8.42 Max: 10.69
Current: 3.9
-0.25
10.69
Net-margin (%) 2.28
PLPC's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 2182 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. PLPC: 2.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
PLPC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.67  Med: 5.58 Max: 9.08
Current: 2.28
-0.67
9.08
ROE (%) 3.45
PLPC's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 2166 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 6.06 vs. PLPC: 3.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
PLPC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -0.97  Med: 9.62 Max: 15.2
Current: 3.45
-0.97
15.2
ROA (%) 2.40
PLPC's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 2205 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. PLPC: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
PLPC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.75  Med: 7.44 Max: 10.96
Current: 2.4
-0.75
10.96
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.64
PLPC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 2200 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9.92 vs. PLPC: 6.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
PLPC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 19.73 Max: 25.73
Current: 6.64
0.11
25.73
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -3.10
PLPC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 1560 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. PLPC: -3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PLPC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -9.4  Med: 9.10 Max: 19.5
Current: -3.1
-9.4
19.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -15.40
PLPC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 1230 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. PLPC: -15.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PLPC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -16.1  Med: 11.60 Max: 41.9
Current: -15.4
-16.1
41.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -25.50
PLPC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. PLPC: -25.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PLPC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -26.4  Med: 14.90 Max: 41.2
Current: -25.5
-26.4
41.2
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PLPC Guru Trades in Q1 2015

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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 19.30
PLPC's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1550 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 16.40 vs. PLPC: 19.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
PLPC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.24  Med: 14.83 Max: 25.3
Current: 19.3
6.24
25.3
Forward P/E 7.82
PLPC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PLPC: 7.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 19.70
PLPC's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1546 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 16.10 vs. PLPC: 19.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
PLPC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.24  Med: 14.92 Max: 25.44
Current: 19.7
6.24
25.44
P/B 0.70
PLPC's P/B is ranked higher than
78% of the 2104 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. PLPC: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PLPC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.45 Max: 2.3
Current: 0.7
0.7
2.3
P/S 0.44
PLPC's P/S is ranked higher than
71% of the 2163 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. PLPC: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PLPC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.44  Med: 0.88 Max: 1.43
Current: 0.44
0.44
1.43
PFCF 14.03
PLPC's PFCF is ranked higher than
53% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 15.61 vs. PLPC: 14.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
PLPC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.17  Med: 24.60 Max: 827.33
Current: 14.03
10.17
827.33
POCF 7.27
PLPC's POCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 1463 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 11.34 vs. PLPC: 7.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PLPC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.13  Med: 11.78 Max: 22.36
Current: 7.27
6.13
22.36
EV-to-EBIT 11.40
PLPC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
52% of the 1563 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 12.17 vs. PLPC: 11.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PLPC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.8  Med: 10.40 Max: 16.1
Current: 11.4
5.8
16.1
Shiller P/E 6.79
PLPC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 844 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 20.66 vs. PLPC: 6.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
PLPC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.79  Med: 14.95 Max: 38.84
Current: 6.79
6.79
38.84
Current Ratio 3.62
PLPC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 2131 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. PLPC: 3.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PLPC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.21  Med: 3.13 Max: 3.92
Current: 3.62
2.21
3.92
Quick Ratio 2.21
PLPC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 2130 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. PLPC: 2.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PLPC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.18  Med: 1.84 Max: 2.48
Current: 2.21
1.18
2.48
Days Inventory 110.92
PLPC's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
74% of the 2144 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 71.59 vs. PLPC: 110.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
PLPC' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 88.65  Med: 104.59 Max: 110.85
Current: 110.92
88.65
110.85
Days Sales Outstanding 62.09
PLPC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
63% of the 1869 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 72.78 vs. PLPC: 62.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
PLPC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 46.96  Med: 57.67 Max: 69.88
Current: 62.09
46.96
69.88

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.64
PLPC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
58% of the 1939 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. PLPC: 2.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
PLPC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.71 Max: 3.4
Current: 2.64
0.46
3.4
Dividend Payout 0.51
PLPC's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
62% of the 1289 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. PLPC: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
PLPC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.31 Max: 6.67
Current: 0.51
0.1
6.67
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.24
PLPC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1990 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. PLPC: 2.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
PLPC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.45 Max: 2.89
Current: 2.24
0.39
2.89
Share Buyback Rate -0.10
PLPC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
75% of the 1507 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. PLPC: -0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
PLPC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.6  Med: 0.05 Max: -0.8
Current: -0.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 1.80
PLPC's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 1541 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.14 vs. PLPC: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
PLPC' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.65  Med: 2.95 Max: 5
Current: 1.8
1.65
5
Price/Tangible Book 0.79
PLPC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
74% of the 2045 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. PLPC: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
PLPC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.74  Med: 1.49 Max: 2.3
Current: 0.79
0.74
2.3
Price/Projected FCF 0.56
PLPC's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 926 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. PLPC: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
PLPC' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.59  Med: 0.93 Max: 1.37
Current: 0.56
0.59
1.37
Price/Median PS Value 0.50
PLPC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 2048 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. PLPC: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PLPC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.57  Med: 1.00 Max: 1.49
Current: 0.5
0.57
1.49
Price/Graham Number 0.82
PLPC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
58% of the 1429 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. PLPC: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
PLPC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.05 Max: 1.68
Current: 0.82
0.5
1.68
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.78
PLPC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 2177 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. PLPC: 8.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
PLPC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.2  Med: 9.60 Max: 17.4
Current: 8.78
6.2
17.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -3.20
PLPC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.87 vs. PLPC: -3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
PLPC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -4.7  Med: 17.40 Max: 33
Current: -3.2
-4.7
33

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