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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 11.01
PMCS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
68% of the 828 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. PMCS: 11.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
PMCS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.7   Max: No Debt
Current: 11.01

Equity to Asset 0.74
PMCS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
67% of the 801 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. PMCS: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
PMCS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 0.81
Current: 0.74

0.26
0.81
Interest Coverage No Debt
PMCS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
93% of the 496 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1536.00 vs. PMCS: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
PMCS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 8.13   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

8.13
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.96
M-Score: -2.83
WACC vs ROIC
10.80%
0.72%
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 3.54
PMCS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 819 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.76 vs. PMCS: 3.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
PMCS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -203.3   Max: 38.48
Current: 3.54

-203.3
38.48
Net-margin (%) 1.69
PMCS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 819 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. PMCS: 1.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
PMCS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -198.01   Max: 26.88
Current: 1.69

-198.01
26.88
ROE (%) 1.49
PMCS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 815 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. PMCS: 1.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
PMCS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -113.76   Max: 49.18
Current: 1.49

-113.76
49.18
ROA (%) 1.10
PMCS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 830 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. PMCS: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
PMCS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -64.5   Max: 24.48
Current: 1.1

-64.5
24.48
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 40.03
PMCS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 8.22 vs. PMCS: 40.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
PMCS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -754.53   Max: 673.22
Current: 40.03

-754.53
673.22
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -1.80
PMCS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 506 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -2.30 vs. PMCS: -1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PMCS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -27.8   Max: 57.9
Current: -1.8

-27.8
57.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -17.60
PMCS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -3.60 vs. PMCS: -17.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PMCS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -64.9   Max: 64.3
Current: -17.6

-64.9
64.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -100.00
PMCS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
99% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -8.80 vs. PMCS: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PMCS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -100   Max: 181.7
Current: -100

-100
181.7
» PMCS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

PMCS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

George Soros Sold Out
Ken Fisher 11,768,450 sh (-1.88%)
Ray Dalio 17,398 sh (-2.25%)
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Q3 2014

PMCS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

George Soros 3,566,666 sh (New)
Jim Simons 342,688 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 11,779,462 sh (+0.09%)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
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Q4 2014

PMCS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Ken Fisher 11,840,412 sh (+0.52%)
Ken Fisher 11,840,412 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 295,981 sh (-13.63%)
George Soros 1,826,666 sh (-48.79%)
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Q1 2015

PMCS Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Joel Greenblatt 104,856 sh (New)
Jim Simons 639,238 sh (+115.97%)
George Soros 2,827,003 sh (+54.76%)
Ken Fisher 11,762,984 sh (-0.65%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 218.90
PMCS's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
95% of the 630 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 22.20 vs. PMCS: 218.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
PMCS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.25   Max: 9500
Current: 218.9

6.25
9500
Forward P/E 16.18
PMCS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
57% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 18.32 vs. PMCS: 16.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 216.30
PMCS's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
95% of the 543 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 20.20 vs. PMCS: 216.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
PMCS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.21   Max: 694
Current: 216.3

6.21
694
P/B 2.90
PMCS's P/B is ranked lower than
74% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. PMCS: 2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PMCS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 9.32
Current: 2.9

1.02
9.32
P/S 3.40
PMCS's P/S is ranked lower than
93% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. PMCS: 3.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PMCS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.51   Max: 8.91
Current: 3.4

1.51
8.91
PFCF 25.80
PMCS's PFCF is ranked lower than
62% of the 548 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 19.88 vs. PMCS: 25.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
PMCS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.04   Max: 82.33
Current: 25.8

9.04
82.33
POCF 20.12
PMCS's POCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 578 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 13.24 vs. PMCS: 20.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PMCS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.92   Max: 69.95
Current: 20.12

7.92
69.95
EV-to-EBIT 85.58
PMCS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
89% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 16.48 vs. PMCS: 85.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PMCS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -558.6   Max: 3291.3
Current: 85.58

-558.6
3291.3
Current Ratio 2.06
PMCS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 815 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.47 vs. PMCS: 2.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PMCS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 5.66
Current: 2.06

0.98
5.66
Quick Ratio 1.74
PMCS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 815 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. PMCS: 1.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PMCS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 5.54
Current: 1.74

0.8
5.54
Days Inventory 78.55
PMCS's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
50% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 78.76 vs. PMCS: 78.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
PMCS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 27.47   Max: 123.65
Current: 78.55

27.47
123.65
Days Sales Outstanding 42.63
PMCS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
74% of the 755 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 60.16 vs. PMCS: 42.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
PMCS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 18.1   Max: 54.93
Current: 42.63

18.1
54.93

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 9.70
PMCS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
99% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. PMCS: 9.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
PMCS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.96   Max: 130.8
Current: 9.7

2.96
130.8
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.40
PMCS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
66% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. PMCS: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
PMCS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 79.26
Current: 1.4

0.7
79.26
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
PMCS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. PMCS: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PMCS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 30.68
Current: 1.1

0.48
30.68
Price/Graham Number 9.50
PMCS's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
96% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. PMCS: 9.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
PMCS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 91.6
Current: 9.5

1.32
91.6
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.20
PMCS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
61% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. PMCS: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
PMCS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 9.4
Current: 1.2

0.4
9.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 37.84
PMCS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
94% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. PMCS: 37.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
PMCS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.8   Max: 40.8
Current: 37.84

-1.8
40.8

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductors
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PMC-Sierra Inc was incorporated in the state of California in 1983 and reincorporated in the state of Delaware in 1997. The Company is a semiconductor and and software solution provider transforming networks that connect, move and store digital content. It designs, develops, markets and supports semiconductor solutions by integrating its mixed-signal, software and systems expertise through a network of offices in North America, Europe and Asia. The Company has approximately 700 different semiconductor devices that are sold to equipment and design manufacturers, who in turn supply their equipment principally to service providers, carriers and enterprises globally. The Company provides semiconductor solutions for its customers by leveraging its intellectual property, design expertise and systems knowledge across a range of applications and industry protocols. The Company derives its net revenues from the following operating segments: Communication Products, Enterprise Storage Products, Microprocessor Products, and Broadband Wireless Products. The Company operates in one reportable segment—semiconductor solutions for communications network infrastructure. Its semiconductor devices enable networking equipment primarily in the following three end market segments: Storage, Optical and Mobile networks. The Storage market segment is made up of enterprise storage equipment manufacturers and covers two broad areas: server storage, and stand-alone external storage systems. The Optical market segment refers to infrastructure suppliers of transport and access networks that use optical transport protocol and/or physical optical medium. The Mobile market segment is mainly infrastructure equipment suppliers, including base station and backhaul equipment, supporting the wireless transmission of content from and to mobile hand devices. The Company faces competition at the customer design stage when its customers are determining which semiconductor components to use in its equipment designs. The Company competes against peer-group semiconductor companies that engage in the communications and storage semiconductor business. These companies include the following: Altera Corp., Applied Micro Circuits Corp.; Broadcom Corp.; Cortina Systems, Inc.; Emulex Corp.; Exar Corp.; Infineon Technologies AG; Intel Corp.; Texas Instrument Inc; LSI Corp.; Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.; Marvell Technology Group Ltd.; Mindspeed Technologies, Inc.; QLogic Corp.; Vitesse Semiconductor; and Xilinx, Inc. The Company has a total of 597 U.S. and 80 foreign patents for circuit designs and other innovations used in the design and architecture of its products. In addition, it has 95 patent applications pending in the U.S. Patent and Trademark office. The Company's business is subject to or may be impacted by various environmental protection and social responsibility legal and customer requirements.
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