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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.35
PLXS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
51% of the 2175 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. PLXS: 1.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
PLXS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04  Med: 1.41 Max: 339
Current: 1.35
0.04
339
Equity to Asset 0.49
PLXS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
63% of the 2087 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. PLXS: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
PLXS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.56 Max: 0.75
Current: 0.49
0.36
0.75
Interest Coverage 8.18
PLXS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
80% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 271.97 vs. PLXS: 8.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
PLXS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.99  Med: 10.39 Max: 423.17
Current: 8.18
2.99
423.17
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.91
M-Score: -2.42
WACC vs ROIC
13.99%
14.66%
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

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 4.54
PLXS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 2167 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 vs. PLXS: 4.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
PLXS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -8.85  Med: 4.53 Max: 9.3
Current: 4.54
-8.85
9.3
Net-margin (%) 3.75
PLXS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 2167 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. PLXS: 3.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
PLXS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -8.41  Med: 3.69 Max: 6.85
Current: 3.75
-8.41
6.85
ROE (%) 12.60
PLXS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 2144 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.85 vs. PLXS: 12.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
PLXS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -16.96  Med: 12.46 Max: 32.69
Current: 12.6
-16.96
32.69
ROA (%) 6.18
PLXS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 2188 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. PLXS: 6.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
PLXS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -11.96  Med: 6.88 Max: 16.49
Current: 6.18
-11.96
16.49
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 17.63
PLXS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 2184 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 9.52 vs. PLXS: 17.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
PLXS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -25.52  Med: 19.94 Max: 48.91
Current: 17.63
-25.52
48.91
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.10
PLXS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1467 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. PLXS: 6.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PLXS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -0.5  Med: 10.70 Max: 24
Current: 6.1
-0.5
24
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 4.50
PLXS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. PLXS: 4.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PLXS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -28.8  Med: 12.00 Max: 102.6
Current: 4.5
-28.8
102.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 3.10
PLXS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1060 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. PLXS: 3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PLXS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -18.5  Med: 14.40 Max: 42.6
Current: 3.1
-18.5
42.6
» PLXS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

PLXS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 23,019 sh (+26.21%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ken Fisher 860,001 sh (-0.71%)
Chuck Royce 929,800 sh (-7.45%)
Columbia Wanger 1,008,918 sh (-13.47%)
John Hussman 160,000 sh (-20.00%)
James Barrow 1,305,882 sh (-35.25%)
Jim Simons 75,490 sh (-40.13%)
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Q4 2014

PLXS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Scott Black 173,237 sh (New)
Jim Simons 129,493 sh (+71.54%)
Ken Fisher 853,701 sh (-0.73%)
James Barrow 1,265,788 sh (-3.07%)
Chuck Royce 827,100 sh (-11.05%)
John Hussman 100,000 sh (-37.50%)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,948 sh (-39.41%)
Columbia Wanger 457,358 sh (-54.67%)
James Barrow 8,194 sh (-99.35%)
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Q1 2015

PLXS Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Scott Black 214,638 sh (+23.90%)
John Hussman Sold Out
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
James Barrow 1,264,188 sh (-0.13%)
Ken Fisher 835,001 sh (-2.19%)
Chuck Royce 718,000 sh (-13.19%)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,600 sh (-16.83%)
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Q2 2015

PLXS Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Ken Fisher 826,181 sh (-1.06%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 13.26
PLXS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1534 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 17.90 vs. PLXS: 13.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
PLXS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.72  Med: 14.90 Max: 104.01
Current: 13.26
6.72
104.01
Forward P/E 11.14
PLXS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
71% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 15.11 vs. PLXS: 11.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 13.10
PLXS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1537 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 17.70 vs. PLXS: 13.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
PLXS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.74  Med: 14.88 Max: 104.24
Current: 13.1
6.74
104.24
P/B 1.56
PLXS's P/B is ranked lower than
53% of the 2118 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. PLXS: 1.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PLXS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.91  Med: 1.84 Max: 5.31
Current: 1.56
0.91
5.31
P/S 0.49
PLXS's P/S is ranked higher than
70% of the 2149 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. PLXS: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PLXS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.59 Max: 1.61
Current: 0.49
0.26
1.61
PFCF 22.03
PLXS's PFCF is ranked lower than
57% of the 1090 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 17.30 vs. PLXS: 22.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
PLXS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.8  Med: 20.21 Max: 651.25
Current: 22.03
6.8
651.25
POCF 11.80
PLXS's POCF is ranked higher than
54% of the 1469 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 12.94 vs. PLXS: 11.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PLXS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.48  Med: 11.72 Max: 817.75
Current: 11.8
4.48
817.75
EV-to-EBIT 9.49
PLXS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
66% of the 1556 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 13.26 vs. PLXS: 9.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PLXS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -83.4  Med: 12.00 Max: 6682
Current: 9.49
-83.4
6682
PEG 1.07
PLXS's PEG is ranked higher than
62% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. PLXS: 1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
PLXS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.09  Med: 1.23 Max: 2.51
Current: 1.07
0.09
2.51
Shiller P/E 16.47
PLXS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
66% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 22.35 vs. PLXS: 16.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
PLXS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.31  Med: 20.66 Max: 2170
Current: 16.47
11.31
2170
Current Ratio 2.27
PLXS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 2110 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. PLXS: 2.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PLXS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.94  Med: 2.32 Max: 3.72
Current: 2.27
1.94
3.72
Quick Ratio 1.29
PLXS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 2110 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. PLXS: 1.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PLXS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.85  Med: 1.30 Max: 2.58
Current: 1.29
0.85
2.58
Days Inventory 80.47
PLXS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
56% of the 2124 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 71.74 vs. PLXS: 80.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
PLXS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 47.24  Med: 66.02 Max: 85.82
Current: 80.47
47.24
85.82
Days Sales Outstanding 47.98
PLXS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
76% of the 1861 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 71.67 vs. PLXS: 47.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
PLXS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 39.19  Med: 50.12 Max: 68.01
Current: 47.98
39.19
68.01

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.84
PLXS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 1543 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.39 vs. PLXS: 2.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
PLXS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.97  Med: 3.59 Max: 37.7
Current: 2.84
1.97
37.7
Price/Tangible Book 1.55
PLXS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
50% of the 2061 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. PLXS: 1.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
PLXS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.04  Med: 2.05 Max: 16.17
Current: 1.55
1.04
16.17
Price/Projected FCF 0.94
PLXS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
65% of the 916 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. PLXS: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
PLXS' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.62 Max: 41.96
Current: 0.94
0.72
41.96
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.68
PLXS's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
63% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. PLXS: 1.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.84
PLXS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 2061 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. PLXS: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PLXS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.05 Max: 6.18
Current: 0.84
0.47
6.18
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.04
PLXS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
75% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. PLXS: 2.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
PLXS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.15 Max: 21.81
Current: 2.04
0.39
21.81
Price/Graham Number 0.94
PLXS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
57% of the 1441 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. PLXS: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
PLXS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.20 Max: 6.81
Current: 0.94
0.68
6.81
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 10.55
PLXS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 2152 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. PLXS: 10.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
PLXS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 8.25 Max: 20
Current: 10.55
0.1
20
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 10.77
PLXS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 823 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.66 vs. PLXS: 10.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
PLXS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -2  Med: 11.40 Max: 84.6
Current: 10.77
-2
84.6

Analyst Estimate

Sep15 Sep16
Revenue(Mil) 2,715 2,895
EPS($) 3.00 3.35
EPS without NRI($) 3.00 3.35

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Contract Manufacturers
Compare:FLEX, JBL, RAVN, TTMI, KBALB » details
Traded in other countries:PX4.Germany,
Plexus Corp was incorporated in 1979 as a Wisconsin corporation. The Company and its subsidiaries participate in the Electronic Manufacturing Services industry. It delivers optimized Product Realization solutions through a Product Realization Value Stream services model. This customer focused services model seamlessly integrates product conceptualization, design, commercialization, manufacturing, fulfillment and sustaining services to deliver comprehensive end-to-end solutions for customers in the Americas, European and Asia-Pacific regions. Customer service is provided to over 140 branded product companies in the Wireline/Networking, Wireless Infrastructure, Medical, Industrial/Commercial and Defense/Security/Aerospace market sectors. Its customers' products typically require exceptional production and supply-chain flexibility, necessitating an optimized demand-pull-based manufacturing and supply chain solution across an integrated global platform. Many of its customers' products require complex configuration management and direct order fulfillment to their customers internationally. In such cases it provides logistics management and after-market service and repair. The Company offers its customers the ability to outsource all phases of product realization, including product specifications; development, design and design verification; regulatory compliance support; prototyping and new product introduction; manufacturing test equipment development; materials sourcing, procurement and supply-chain management; product assembly/manufacturing, configuration and test; order fulfillment, logistics and service/repair. It operates flexible manufacturing facilities and processes designed to accommodate customers with multiple product-lines and configurations. It provide most of its contract manufacturing services on a turnkey basis, which means that it procure some or all of the materials required for product assembly. The Company provides some services on a consignment basis, which means that the customer supplies the necessary materials, and it provides the labor and other services required for product assembly. Turnkey services require material procurement and warehousing, in addition to manufacturing, and involve greater resource investments than consignment services. The Company is subject to a variety of environmental regulations relating to air emission standards and the use, storage, discharge and disposal of hazardous chemicals used during its manufacturing process.

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