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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 2189 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 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: 1.40 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 2099 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 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 1294 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 302.61 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: 3.92
M-Score: -2.36
WACC vs ROIC
13.56%
14.38%
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 (%) 4.47
PLXS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 2182 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.35 vs. PLXS: 4.47 )
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: 4.47
-8.85
9.3
Net-margin (%) 3.65
PLXS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 2182 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. PLXS: 3.65 )
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: 3.65
-8.41
6.85
ROE (%) 12.18
PLXS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 2166 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.06 vs. PLXS: 12.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
PLXS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -16.96  Med: 12.46 Max: 32.69
Current: 12.18
-16.96
32.69
ROA (%) 5.98
PLXS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 2205 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. PLXS: 5.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
PLXS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -11.96  Med: 6.88 Max: 16.49
Current: 5.98
-11.96
16.49
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 17.22
PLXS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 2200 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 9.92 vs. PLXS: 17.22 )
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: 17.22
-25.52
48.91
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.10
PLXS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1560 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 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)(%) 4.40
PLXS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1230 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. PLXS: 4.40 )
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: 4.4
-28.8
102.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 3.10
PLXS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 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


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

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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%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 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

Joel Greenblatt 11,025 sh (New)
James Barrow 1,257,278 sh (-0.55%)
Ken Fisher 826,181 sh (-1.06%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,900 sh (-6.03%)
Chuck Royce 577,400 sh (-19.58%)
Scott Black 171,323 sh (-20.18%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 13.20
PLXS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1550 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 16.40 vs. PLXS: 13.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
PLXS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.72  Med: 14.85 Max: 104.01
Current: 13.2
6.72
104.01
Forward P/E 11.81
PLXS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
66% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PLXS: 11.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 13.40
PLXS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1546 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 16.10 vs. PLXS: 13.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
PLXS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.74  Med: 14.83 Max: 104.24
Current: 13.4
6.74
104.24
P/B 1.50
PLXS's P/B is ranked lower than
55% of the 2104 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. PLXS: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PLXS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.91  Med: 1.84 Max: 5.39
Current: 1.5
0.91
5.39
P/S 0.48
PLXS's P/S is ranked higher than
68% of the 2163 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. PLXS: 0.48 )
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: 0.48
0.26
1.61
PFCF 24.33
PLXS's PFCF is ranked lower than
66% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 15.61 vs. PLXS: 24.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
PLXS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.8  Med: 20.33 Max: 651.25
Current: 24.33
6.8
651.25
POCF 14.83
PLXS's POCF is ranked lower than
61% of the 1463 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 11.34 vs. PLXS: 14.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PLXS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.48  Med: 11.82 Max: 817.75
Current: 14.83
4.48
817.75
EV-to-EBIT 9.46
PLXS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
61% of the 1563 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 12.17 vs. PLXS: 9.46 )
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: 9.46
-83.4
6682
PEG 1.09
PLXS's PEG is ranked higher than
58% of the 566 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. PLXS: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
PLXS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.09  Med: 1.23 Max: 2.88
Current: 1.09
0.09
2.88
Shiller P/E 15.85
PLXS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
62% of the 844 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 20.66 vs. PLXS: 15.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
PLXS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.31  Med: 20.65 Max: 1085
Current: 15.85
11.31
1085
Current Ratio 2.28
PLXS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 2131 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. PLXS: 2.28 )
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: 2.28
1.94
3.72
Quick Ratio 1.27
PLXS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 2130 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. PLXS: 1.27 )
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: 1.27
0.85
2.58
Days Inventory 82.67
PLXS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
57% of the 2144 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 71.59 vs. PLXS: 82.67 )
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: 82.67
47.24
85.82
Days Sales Outstanding 48.16
PLXS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
77% of the 1869 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 72.78 vs. PLXS: 48.16 )
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: 48.16
39.19
68.01

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.67
PLXS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
54% of the 1541 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.14 vs. PLXS: 2.67 )
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: 38.11
Current: 2.67
1.97
38.11
Price/Tangible Book 1.50
PLXS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
52% of the 2045 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. PLXS: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
PLXS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.04  Med: 2.05 Max: 16.28
Current: 1.5
1.04
16.28
Price/Projected FCF 0.98
PLXS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
59% of the 926 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. PLXS: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
PLXS' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.61 Max: 41.96
Current: 0.98
0.72
41.96
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.71
PLXS's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
67% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. PLXS: 1.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.82
PLXS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 2048 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. PLXS: 0.82 )
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: 0.82
0.47
6.18
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.33
PLXS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
82% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. PLXS: 2.33 )
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: 2.33
0.39
21.81
Price/Graham Number 0.93
PLXS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
52% of the 1429 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. PLXS: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
PLXS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.19 Max: 6.86
Current: 0.93
0.68
6.86
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 10.56
PLXS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 2177 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. PLXS: 10.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
PLXS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 8.30 Max: 20
Current: 10.56
0.1
20
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 10.62
PLXS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.87 vs. PLXS: 10.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
PLXS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -2  Med: 11.05 Max: 84.6
Current: 10.62
-2
84.6

Analyst Estimate

Sep15 Sep16 Sep17
Revenue(Mil) 2,651 2,830 30,750
EPS($) 2.78 3.15 3.50
EPS without NRI($) 2.78 3.15 3.50

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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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Plexus Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Feb 04 2011 
Plexus Corp. (PLXS) Chairman of the Board John L Nussbaum sells 2,000 Shares Jan 04 2011 
Weekly Guru Bargains Highlights: Whirlpool Corp, Plexus Corp, Pulte Homes Inc, Owens Corning, Covanc Sep 18 2010 
Plexus Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Aug 06 2010 
Plexus Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) May 04 2010 
Plexus Corp. (PLXS) Chairman of the Board John L Nussbaum sells 10,000 Shares Apr 26 2010 
Plexus Corp. (PLXS) President and CEO Dean A Foate sells 14,844 Shares Apr 21 2010 
Plexus Corp. (PLXS) President and CEO Dean A Foate sells 12,500 Shares Apr 21 2010 
Plexus Corp. (PLXS) Chairman of the Board John L Nussbaum sells 20,000 Shares Apr 21 2010 
Plexus Corp. (PLXS) President and CEO Dean A Foate sells 14,844 Shares Mar 18 2010 

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