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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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
PLT's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
87% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 10.14 vs. PLT: No Debt )
PLT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.86
PLT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
91% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. PLT: 0.86 )
PLT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.57   Max: 0.88
Current: 0.86

-0.57
0.88
Interest Coverage No Debt
PLT's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
98% of the 397 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 109.07 vs. PLT: No Debt )
PLT' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.39   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

5.39
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 12.35
M-Score: -2.19
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 18.12
PLT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.31 vs. PLT: 18.12 )
PLT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 7.18   Max: 29.62
Current: 18.12

7.18
29.62
Net-margin (%) 13.96
PLT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.04 vs. PLT: 13.96 )
PLT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -9.62   Max: 20.48
Current: 13.96

-9.62
20.48
ROE (%) 16.46
PLT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. PLT: 16.46 )
PLT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -12.35   Max: 1821.43
Current: 16.46

-12.35
1821.43
ROA (%) 13.92
PLT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 625 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. PLT: 13.92 )
PLT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -10.25   Max: 38
Current: 13.92

-10.25
38
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 63.71
PLT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 11.39 vs. PLT: 63.71 )
PLT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 22.77   Max: 164.93
Current: 63.71

22.77
164.93
Revenue Growth (%) 12.70
PLT's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 512 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. PLT: 12.70 )
PLT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -9.3   Max: 28.5
Current: 12.7

-9.3
28.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 15.40
PLT's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. PLT: 15.40 )
PLT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -14.7   Max: 38.4
Current: 15.4

-14.7
38.4
EPS Growth (%) 17.10
PLT's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. PLT: 17.10 )
PLT' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -17.6   Max: 37.4
Current: 17.1

-17.6
37.4
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

PLT Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 18,500 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 4,902,250 sh (+0.19%)
Mario Gabelli 45,000 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 775,849 sh (-1.93%)
Chuck Royce 4,943,949 sh (-7.14%)
Joel Greenblatt 13,906 sh (-31.5%)
Steven Cohen 5,164 sh (-52.22%)
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Q2 2013

PLT Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steven Cohen 23,322 sh (+351.63%)
Jim Simons 32,700 sh (+76.76%)
PRIMECAP Management 4,907,250 sh (+0.1%)
Mario Gabelli 45,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 13,746 sh (-1.15%)
Chuck Royce 4,820,735 sh (-2.49%)
David Dreman 658,210 sh (-15.16%)
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Q3 2013

PLT Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 224,200 sh (+585.63%)
PRIMECAP Management 4,910,950 sh (+0.08%)
Mario Gabelli 45,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 4,684,586 sh (-2.82%)
Joel Greenblatt 9,132 sh (-33.57%)
David Dreman 187,874 sh (-71.46%)
Steven Cohen 5,874 sh (-74.81%)
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Q4 2013

PLT Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 4,683 sh (New)
David Dreman 214,905 sh (+14.39%)
Mario Gabelli 45,000 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 4,910,950 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Chuck Royce 4,556,160 sh (-2.74%)
Jim Simons 21,900 sh (-90.23%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with PLT

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$42.09 - $49.56 $ 42.63-5%0
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Reduce -71.46%0.64%$42.94 - $48.03 $ 42.63-7%187874
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -33.57%0.01%$42.94 - $48.03 $ 42.63-7%9132
David Dreman 2013-06-30 Reduce -15.16%0.14%$41.52 - $47 $ 42.63-5%658210
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -31.5%0.01%$36.87 - $45.61 $ 42.635%13906
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -67.7%0.13%$31.32 - $37.66 $ 42.6323%24842
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 57.21%0.07%$29.24 - $40.6 $ 42.6327%76906
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Add 50.27%0.05%$33.51 - $38.87 $ 42.6320%30941
George Soros 2011-06-30 Sold Out $33.51 - $38.87 $ 42.6320%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-03-31 Add 126.09%0.13%$33.75 - $38.04 $ 42.6319%20590
George Soros 2011-03-31 New Buy$33.75 - $38.04 $ 42.6319%7300
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -21.05%$33.75 - $38.04 $ 42.6319%45000
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 16.30
PLT's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
74% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 22.80 vs. PLT: 16.30 )
PLT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.7   Max: 65.36
Current: 16.3

6.7
65.36
P/B 2.69
PLT's P/B is ranked lower than
52% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. PLT: 2.69 )
PLT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 9.17
Current: 2.69

0.73
9.17
P/S 2.27
PLT's P/S is ranked lower than
66% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. PLT: 2.27 )
PLT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 5.12
Current: 2.27

0.53
5.12
PFCF 24.08
PLT's PFCF is ranked higher than
57% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 21.60 vs. PLT: 24.08 )
PLT' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.59   Max: 164.29
Current: 24.08

4.59
164.29
EV-to-EBIT 10.68
PLT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
81% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 19.61 vs. PLT: 10.68 )
PLT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 30.2
Current: 10.68

3.2
30.2
PEG 0.83
PLT's PEG is ranked higher than
76% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. PLT: 0.83 )
PLT' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 143.89
Current: 0.83

0.41
143.89
Shiller P/E 27.03
PLT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
60% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 23.91 vs. PLT: 27.03 )
PLT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.51   Max: 38.09
Current: 27.03

6.51
38.09

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.90
PLT's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
77% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. PLT: 0.90 )
PLT' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 2.53
Current: 0.9

0.11
2.53
Dividend Payout 0.11
PLT's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
87% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. PLT: 0.11 )
PLT' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 0.24
Current: 0.11

0.07
0.24
Dividend growth (3y) 26.00
PLT's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
91% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. PLT: 26.00 )
PLT' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 26
Current: 26

0
26
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.80
PLT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
53% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. PLT: 1.80 )
PLT' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 5.07
Current: 1.8

0.22
5.07
Share Buyback Rate 4.70
PLT's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
95% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. PLT: 4.70 )
PLT' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.7   Max: -1.7
Current: 4.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 8.85
PLT's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
57% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 11.00 vs. PLT: 8.85 )
PLT' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 5.26   Max: 1931
Current: 8.85

5.26
1931
Price/Net Current Asset Value 5.42
PLT's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 vs. PLT: 5.42 )
PLT' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.54   Max: 57.22
Current: 5.42

2.54
57.22
Price/Tangible Book 2.76
PLT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
51% of the 548 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. PLT: 2.76 )
PLT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 612.5
Current: 2.76

1.22
612.5
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.13
PLT's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
70% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. PLT: 1.13 )
PLT' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 3.16
Current: 1.13

0.5
3.16
Price/Median PS Value 0.99
PLT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. PLT: 0.99 )
PLT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 2.69
Current: 0.99

0.35
2.69
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.74
PLT's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. PLT: 0.74 )
PLT' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 5.3
Current: 0.74

0.48
5.3
Price/Graham Number 1.42
PLT's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
65% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. PLT: 1.42 )
PLT' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 19.14
Current: 1.42

0.78
19.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.40
PLT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
82% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. PLT: 9.40 )
PLT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 31.5
Current: 9.4

3.3
31.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 26.82
PLT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
93% of the 421 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. PLT: 26.82 )
PLT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -7.3   Max: 32.9
Current: 26.82

-7.3
32.9

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, engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of communications headsets, telephone headset systems, and accessories for the business and consumer markets under the Plantronics brand. It also offers specialty products, such as telephones for the hearing impaired, and other related products for people with special communication needs under the Clarity brand. The Company designs its products for markets and applications, including offices, contact centers, mobile phones and smart phones, computer and gaming, residential, and other specialty applications. Its products are sold through a network of distributors, retailers, wireless carriers, original equipment manufacturers, and telephony service providers.

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