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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt No Debt
PLT's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
96% of the 699 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. PLT: No Debt )
PLT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.87
PLT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
95% of the 676 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. PLT: 0.87 )
PLT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.4   Max: 0.88
Current: 0.87

-0.4
0.88
Interest Coverage No Debt
PLT's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
71% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 115.57 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: 6
Z-Score: 14.16
M-Score: -2.48
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 17.44
PLT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 690 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. PLT: 17.44 )
PLT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -10.6   Max: 29.62
Current: 17.44

-10.6
29.62
Net-margin (%) 13.86
PLT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 690 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. PLT: 13.86 )
PLT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -8.48   Max: 20.48
Current: 13.86

-8.48
20.48
ROE (%) 16.73
PLT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 684 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.06 vs. PLT: 16.73 )
PLT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -11.76   Max: 267.57
Current: 16.73

-11.76
267.57
ROA (%) 14.44
PLT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 699 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.97 vs. PLT: 14.44 )
PLT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.44   Max: 41.23
Current: 14.44

-9.44
41.23
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 56.44
PLT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 699 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 10.44 vs. PLT: 56.44 )
PLT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -30.89   Max: 268.17
Current: 56.44

-30.89
268.17
Revenue Growth (%) 10.90
PLT's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. PLT: 10.90 )
PLT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -9.3   Max: 28.5
Current: 10.9

-9.3
28.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 4.10
PLT's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. PLT: 4.10 )
PLT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -14.7   Max: 38.4
Current: 4.1

-14.7
38.4
EPS Growth (%) 5.40
PLT's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. PLT: 5.40 )
PLT' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -17.6   Max: 37.4
Current: 5.4

-17.6
37.4
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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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Q1 2014

PLT Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 7,768 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 4,917,809 sh (+7.94%)
David Dreman 221,588 sh (+3.11%)
Mario Gabelli 45,000 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 4,910,950 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
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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 (+18.6%)
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%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with PLT

(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
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$42.09 - $49.56 $ 51.3814%0
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Reduce -71.46%0.64%$42.94 - $48.03 $ 51.3812%187874
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -33.57%0.01%$42.94 - $48.03 $ 51.3812%9132
David Dreman 2013-06-30 Reduce -15.16%0.14%$41.52 - $47 $ 51.3815%658210
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -31.5%0.01%$36.87 - $45.61 $ 51.3827%13906
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -67.7%0.13%$31.32 - $37.66 $ 51.3848%24842
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 57.21%0.07%$29.24 - $40.6 $ 51.3853%76906
Richard Pzena 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.08%$27.45 - $35.98 $ 51.3855%0
Richard Pzena 2011-09-30 Reduce -53.66%0.09%$28.8 - $38.26 $ 51.3856%224401
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 18.50
PLT's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
83% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 65.00 vs. PLT: 18.50 )
PLT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.7   Max: 65.36
Current: 18.5

6.7
65.36
P/B 2.95
PLT's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. PLT: 2.95 )
PLT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 9.17
Current: 2.95

0.73
9.17
P/S 2.57
PLT's P/S is ranked higher than
57% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. PLT: 2.57 )
PLT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 5.12
Current: 2.57

0.5
5.12
PFCF 18.48
PLT's PFCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PLT: 18.48 )
PLT' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.68   Max: 164.29
Current: 18.48

5.68
164.29
EV-to-EBIT 12.40
PLT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
85% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 50.69 vs. PLT: 12.40 )
PLT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -11.3   Max: 45.1
Current: 12.4

-11.3
45.1
PEG 1.81
PLT's PEG is ranked higher than
92% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PLT: 1.81 )
PLT' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 73.89
Current: 1.81

0.4
73.89
Shiller P/E 29.74
PLT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PLT: 29.74 )
PLT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.51   Max: 38.09
Current: 29.74

6.51
38.09
Current Ratio 6.23
PLT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 692 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. PLT: 6.23 )
PLT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.67   Max: 8.49
Current: 6.23

1.67
8.49
Quick Ratio 5.56
PLT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 692 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. PLT: 5.56 )
PLT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.12   Max: 7.61
Current: 5.56

1.12
7.61

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.07
PLT's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
68% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. PLT: 1.07 )
PLT' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 2.53
Current: 1.07

0.11
2.53
Dividend Payout 0.18
PLT's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
92% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PLT: 0.18 )
PLT' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 0.24
Current: 0.18

0.07
0.24
Dividend growth (3y) 26.00
PLT's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
92% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 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) 3.11
PLT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
71% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. PLT: 3.11 )
PLT' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 7.15
Current: 3.11

0.31
7.15
Share Buyback Rate 4.20
PLT's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. PLT: 4.20 )
PLT' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.7   Max: -1.7
Current: 4.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 9.01
PLT's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
91% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PLT: 9.01 )
PLT' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 5.26   Max: 1931
Current: 9.01

5.26
1931
Price/Net Current Asset Value 5.77
PLT's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PLT: 5.77 )
PLT' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.54   Max: 57.22
Current: 5.77

2.54
57.22
Price/Tangible Book 3.01
PLT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
66% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. PLT: 3.01 )
PLT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 612.5
Current: 3.01

1.22
612.5
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.62
PLT's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 24.95 vs. PLT: 1.62 )
PLT' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 3.15
Current: 1.62

0.53
3.15
Price/Median PS Value 1.14
PLT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
68% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. PLT: 1.14 )
PLT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 2.73
Current: 1.14

0.34
2.73
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.07
PLT's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PLT: 1.07 )
PLT' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 4.26
Current: 1.07

0.48
4.26
Price/Graham Number 1.58
PLT's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
81% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.18 vs. PLT: 1.58 )
PLT' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 19.14
Current: 1.58

1.1
19.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.10
PLT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
84% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. PLT: 8.10 )
PLT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 29.8
Current: 8.1

2.2
29.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 19.57
PLT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
93% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.67 vs. PLT: 19.57 )
PLT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -3.7   Max: 33.4
Current: 19.57

-3.7
33.4

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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