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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.88
PLPC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
57% of the 2876 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. PLPC: 0.88 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 6.81
Current: 0.88

0.42
6.81
Equity to Asset 0.69
PLPC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
77% of the 2814 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. PLPC: 0.69 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 0.81
Current: 0.69

0.65
0.81
Interest Coverage 32.28
PLPC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
51% of the 1687 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 127.59 vs. PLPC: 32.28 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.31   Max: 73.91
Current: 32.28

5.31
73.91
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.99
M-Score: -2.70
WACC vs ROIC
8.73%
4.96%
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 (%) 5.47
PLPC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 2882 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. PLPC: 5.47 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -0.25   Max: 10.69
Current: 5.47

-0.25
10.69
Net-margin (%) 3.31
PLPC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 2882 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.01 vs. PLPC: 3.31 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.67   Max: 9.08
Current: 3.31

-0.67
9.08
ROE (%) 5.08
PLPC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 2845 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. PLPC: 5.08 )
PLPC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -0.97   Max: 15.2
Current: 5.08

-0.97
15.2
ROA (%) 3.62
PLPC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 2901 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.09 vs. PLPC: 3.62 )
PLPC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.75   Max: 10.96
Current: 3.62

-0.75
10.96
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.48
PLPC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 2893 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9.90 vs. PLPC: 9.48 )
PLPC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -0.43   Max: 24.92
Current: 9.48

-0.43
24.92
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -3.10
PLPC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 2050 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. PLPC: -3.10 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -9.4   Max: 19.5
Current: -3.1

-9.4
19.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -15.40
PLPC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1653 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. PLPC: -15.40 )
PLPC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -16.1   Max: 41.9
Current: -15.4

-16.1
41.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -25.50
PLPC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1510 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. PLPC: -25.50 )
PLPC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -26.4   Max: 41.2
Current: -25.5

-26.4
41.2
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

PLPC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chuck Royce 723,392 sh (+7.31%)
Howard Marks Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 3,213 sh (-68.91%)
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Q2 2014

PLPC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Chuck Royce 721,392 sh (-0.28%)
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Q3 2014

PLPC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Chuck Royce 718,192 sh (-0.44%)
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Q4 2014

PLPC Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Chuck Royce 714,645 sh (-0.49%)
Chuck Royce 714,645 sh (-0.49%)
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 18.00
PLPC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 3135 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 37.50 vs. PLPC: 18.00 )
PLPC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.24   Max: 25.13
Current: 18

6.24
25.13
Forward P/E 7.82
PLPC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
96% of the 3135 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. PLPC: 7.82 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 17.70
PLPC's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
77% of the 3135 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 37.70 vs. PLPC: 17.70 )
PLPC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.24   Max: 25.44
Current: 17.7

6.24
25.44
P/B 0.90
PLPC's P/B is ranked higher than
84% of the 3135 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. PLPC: 0.90 )
PLPC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 2.3
Current: 0.9

0.85
2.3
P/S 0.60
PLPC's P/S is ranked higher than
73% of the 3135 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. PLPC: 0.60 )
PLPC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 1.43
Current: 0.6

0.52
1.43
PFCF 30.20
PLPC's PFCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 3135 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 233.86 vs. PLPC: 30.20 )
PLPC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.17   Max: 827.33
Current: 30.2

10.17
827.33
POCF 8.96
PLPC's POCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 3135 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 23.29 vs. PLPC: 8.96 )
PLPC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.13   Max: 22.36
Current: 8.96

6.13
22.36
EV-to-EBIT 10.86
PLPC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
84% of the 3135 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 29.23 vs. PLPC: 10.86 )
PLPC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.8   Max: 16.1
Current: 10.86

5.8
16.1
Shiller P/E 9.60
PLPC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
97% of the 3135 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. PLPC: 9.60 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.27   Max: 38.84
Current: 9.6

9.27
38.84
Current Ratio 3.63
PLPC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 2837 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. PLPC: 3.63 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.21   Max: 3.64
Current: 3.63

2.21
3.64
Quick Ratio 2.18
PLPC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 2837 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. PLPC: 2.18 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.18   Max: 2.34
Current: 2.18

1.18
2.34
Days Inventory 107.06
PLPC's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
52% of the 3135 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 79.04 vs. PLPC: 107.06 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 88.65   Max: 110.85
Current: 107.06

88.65
110.85
Days Sales Outstanding 63.88
PLPC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
77% of the 3135 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 85.17 vs. PLPC: 63.88 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 46.96   Max: 69.88
Current: 63.88

46.96
69.88

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.86
PLPC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
52% of the 1906 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. PLPC: 1.86 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 3.62
Current: 1.86

0.46
3.62
Dividend Payout 0.33
PLPC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
81% of the 3135 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. PLPC: 0.33 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 1.05
Current: 0.33

0.11
1.05
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.61
PLPC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1953 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. PLPC: 1.61 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 3.08
Current: 1.61

0.39
3.08
Share Buyback Rate -0.10
PLPC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
78% of the 1592 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. PLPC: -0.10 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.6   Max: -0.8
Current: -0.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 24.30
PLPC's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 3135 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. PLPC: 24.30 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 5
Current: 24.3

1.9
5
Price/Tangible Book 1.10
PLPC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
81% of the 3135 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. PLPC: 1.10 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 2.31
Current: 1.1

0.74
2.31
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.70
PLPC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
93% of the 3135 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. PLPC: 0.70 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 1.37
Current: 0.7

0.79
1.37
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
PLPC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 3135 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. PLPC: 0.70 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 1.47
Current: 0.7

0.64
1.47
Price/Graham Number 0.90
PLPC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
86% of the 3135 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. PLPC: 0.90 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 1.67
Current: 0.9

0.46
1.67
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.90
PLPC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
81% of the 2853 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. PLPC: 8.90 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.2   Max: 17.4
Current: 8.9

6.2
17.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 2.91
PLPC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1229 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 6.75 vs. PLPC: 2.91 )
PLPC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 33
Current: 2.91

1.9
33

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