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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 10.86
PLT's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
68% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. PLT: 10.86 )
PLT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.65   Max: No Debt
Current: 10.86

Equity to Asset 0.83
PLT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
89% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. PLT: 0.83 )
PLT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 0.87
Current: 0.83

0.16
0.87
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 11.48
M-Score: -2.82
WACC vs ROIC
16.76%
29.91%
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 17.24
PLT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 502 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.87 vs. PLT: 17.24 )
PLT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 7.18   Max: 29.62
Current: 17.24

7.18
29.62
Net-margin (%) 12.98
PLT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 502 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.48 vs. PLT: 12.98 )
PLT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -9.62   Max: 20.48
Current: 12.98

-9.62
20.48
ROE (%) 15.33
PLT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.39 vs. PLT: 15.33 )
PLT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -11.76   Max: 105.66
Current: 15.33

-11.76
105.66
ROA (%) 13.14
PLT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 508 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. PLT: 13.14 )
PLT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.44   Max: 41.23
Current: 13.14

-9.44
41.23
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 54.19
PLT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 506 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 7.36 vs. PLT: 54.19 )
PLT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 23.31   Max: 225.72
Current: 54.19

23.31
225.72
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 8.80
PLT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 391 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. PLT: 8.80 )
PLT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -9.3   Max: 28.5
Current: 8.8

-9.3
28.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 4.60
PLT's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 272 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. PLT: 4.60 )
PLT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -14.7   Max: 38.4
Current: 4.6

-14.7
38.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 3.00
PLT's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. PLT: 3.00 )
PLT' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -17.6   Max: 37.4
Current: 3

-17.6
37.4
» PLT's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

PLT Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 4,300 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 5,285,850 sh (+7.48%)
Mario Gabelli 45,000 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 4,910,950 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 217,036 sh (-2.05%)
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Q3 2014

PLT Guru Trades in Q3 2014

RS Investment Management 329,043 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,100 sh (+18.60%)
David Dreman 219,970 sh (+1.35%)
PRIMECAP Management 4,910,950 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 44,000 sh (-2.22%)
Chuck Royce 4,764,533 sh (-9.86%)
» More
Q4 2014

PLT Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 165,432 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 723,847 sh (+119.99%)
David Dreman 235,218 sh (+6.93%)
PRIMECAP Management 4,916,050 sh (+0.10%)
Mario Gabelli 44,000 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 4,910,950 sh (-0.10%)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,300 sh (-15.69%)
Chuck Royce 3,403,690 sh (-28.56%)
Chuck Royce 3,403,690 sh (-28.56%)
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Q1 2015

PLT Guru Trades in Q1 2015

James Barrow 52,563 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 824,842 sh (+13.95%)
David Dreman 253,880 sh (+7.93%)
PRIMECAP Management 4,918,650 sh (+0.05%)
Mario Gabelli 44,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Chuck Royce 2,186,719 sh (-35.75%)
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 20.90
PLT's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
52% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. PLT: 20.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
PLT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.7   Max: 65.36
Current: 20.9

6.7
65.36
Forward P/E 19.08
PLT's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
75% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 14.75 vs. PLT: 19.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 21.30
PLT's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
52% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 22.50 vs. PLT: 21.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
PLT' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.72   Max: 49.25
Current: 21.3

6.72
49.25
P/B 3.30
PLT's P/B is ranked lower than
84% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. PLT: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PLT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 6.35
Current: 3.3

0.73
6.35
P/S 2.70
PLT's P/S is ranked lower than
94% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. PLT: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PLT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 4.76
Current: 2.7

0.53
4.76
PFCF 17.80
PLT's PFCF is ranked lower than
57% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 16.01 vs. PLT: 17.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
PLT' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.68   Max: 164.29
Current: 17.8

5.68
164.29
POCF 15.54
PLT's POCF is ranked lower than
56% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 13.58 vs. PLT: 15.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PLT' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.91   Max: 30.38
Current: 15.54

3.91
30.38
EV-to-EBIT 12.53
PLT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
64% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 17.15 vs. PLT: 12.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PLT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 30.2
Current: 12.53

3.2
30.2
PEG 2.39
PLT's PEG is ranked lower than
58% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. PLT: 2.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
PLT' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 143.89
Current: 2.39

0.41
143.89
Shiller P/E 23.80
PLT's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
53% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 23.00 vs. PLT: 23.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
PLT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.47   Max: 37.7
Current: 23.8

6.47
37.7
Current Ratio 6.36
PLT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. PLT: 6.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PLT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.36   Max: 8.18
Current: 6.36

2.36
8.18
Quick Ratio 5.76
PLT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. PLT: 5.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PLT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.75   Max: 7.17
Current: 5.76

1.75
7.17
Days Inventory 53.58
PLT's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
64% of the 483 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 69.65 vs. PLT: 53.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
PLT' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 51.49   Max: 117.51
Current: 53.58

51.49
117.51
Days Sales Outstanding 57.63
PLT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
65% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 72.05 vs. PLT: 57.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
PLT' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 45.26   Max: 69.15
Current: 57.63

45.26
69.15

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.10
PLT's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
105% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. PLT: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
PLT' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 2.53
Current: 1.1

0.11
2.53
Dividend Payout 0.23
PLT's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
64% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. PLT: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
PLT' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 0.23
Current: 0.23

0.08
0.23
Dividend growth (3y) 44.20
PLT's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
95% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. PLT: 44.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
PLT' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 44.2
Current: 44.2

0
44.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.58
PLT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
56% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.14 vs. PLT: 3.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
PLT' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 8.23
Current: 3.58

0.36
8.23
Share Buyback Rate 2.00
PLT's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
88% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. PLT: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
PLT' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.7   Max: -1.6
Current: 2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Cash 10.40
PLT's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
81% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. PLT: 10.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
PLT' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 5.32   Max: 1931
Current: 10.4

5.32
1931
Price/Net Current Asset Value 6.60
PLT's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
65% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. PLT: 6.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
PLT' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.65   Max: 26.76
Current: 6.6

1.65
26.76
Price/Tangible Book 3.30
PLT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
76% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. PLT: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
PLT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 612.5
Current: 3.3

1.22
612.5
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.20
PLT's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
59% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. PLT: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
PLT' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 2.34
Current: 1.2

0.55
2.34
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
PLT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
60% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. PLT: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PLT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 2.3
Current: 1.2

0.36
2.3
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.10
PLT's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
105% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. PLT: 3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
PLT' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 3.07
Current: 3.1

0.61
3.07
Price/Graham Number 1.80
PLT's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
63% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. PLT: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
PLT' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 4.21
Current: 1.8

0.84
4.21
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.20
PLT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
75% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. PLT: 8.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
PLT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 31.5
Current: 8.2

3.3
31.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 11.30
PLT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
55% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 8.67 vs. PLT: 11.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
PLT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -8.2   Max: 31.8
Current: 11.3

-8.2
31.8

Analyst Estimate

Mar16 Mar17
Revenue(Mil) 898 1,035
EPS($) 2.89 3.52
EPS without NRI($) 2.89 3.52

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
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Plantronics was founded and incorporated in 1961 in the State of Delaware. The Company, together with its subsidiaries, is a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of lightweight communications headsets, telephone headset systems, and accessories for the business and consumer markets under the Plantronics brand. In addition, the Company manufactures and markets specialty products under its Clarity brand, such as telephones for the hearing impaired, and other related products for people with special communication needs.
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