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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 : 7/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
PMCS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
98% of the 1113 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. PMCS: No Debt )
PMCS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.7   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.73
PMCS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
78% of the 1088 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. PMCS: 0.73 )
PMCS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 0.81
Current: 0.73

0.26
0.81
Interest Coverage No Debt
PMCS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
81% of the 652 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 767.50 vs. PMCS: No Debt )
PMCS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 8.13   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

8.13
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.97
M-Score: -3.13
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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Operating margin (%) 0.09
PMCS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1103 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.71 vs. PMCS: 0.09 )
PMCS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -203.3   Max: 38.48
Current: 0.09

-203.3
38.48
Net-margin (%) -3.48
PMCS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1103 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.27 vs. PMCS: -3.48 )
PMCS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -198.01   Max: 26.88
Current: -3.48

-198.01
26.88
ROE (%) -2.97
PMCS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.76 vs. PMCS: -2.97 )
PMCS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -113.76   Max: 49.18
Current: -2.97

-113.76
49.18
ROA (%) -2.18
PMCS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. PMCS: -2.18 )
PMCS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -64.5   Max: 24.48
Current: -2.18

-64.5
24.48
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 0.89
PMCS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1113 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 7.54 vs. PMCS: 0.89 )
PMCS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -754.53   Max: 673.22
Current: 0.89

-754.53
673.22
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -2.70
PMCS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 798 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -2.50 vs. PMCS: -2.70 )
PMCS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -27.8   Max: 57.9
Current: -2.7

-27.8
57.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -23.30
PMCS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -7.00 vs. PMCS: -23.30 )
PMCS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -64.9   Max: 253
Current: -23.3

-64.9
253
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

PMCS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

George Soros 2,666,666 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 157,358 sh (+40.55%)
David Dreman 1,054,600 sh (+8.31%)
Ken Fisher 12,316,810 sh (-0.79%)
NWQ Managers 3,383,080 sh (-19.97%)
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Q1 2014

PMCS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

NWQ Managers Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
Ken Fisher 11,994,005 sh (-2.62%)
George Soros 1,666,666 sh (-37.5%)
Ray Dalio 17,798 sh (-88.69%)
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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

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

Latest Guru Trades with PMCS

(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
George Soros 2014-09-30 New Buy0.2%$6.73 - $7.99 $ 9.1225%3566666
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 Sold Out $6.73 - $7.99 $ 9.1225%0
George Soros 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.13%$6.798 - $7.76 $ 9.1226%0
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.51%$6.23 - $7.79 $ 9.1230%0
NWQ Managers 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.19%$6.23 - $7.79 $ 9.1230%0
George Soros 2014-03-31 Reduce -37.5%0.06%$6.23 - $7.79 $ 9.1230%1666666
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Reduce -88.69%0.01%$6.23 - $7.79 $ 9.1230%17798
George Soros 2013-12-31 New Buy0.15%$5.63 - $7.01 $ 9.1248%2666666
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 40.55%$5.63 - $7.01 $ 9.1248%157358
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Reduce -25.46%0.06%$6.16 - $7.08 $ 9.1239%973655
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$6.16 - $7.08 $ 9.1239%111958
David Dreman 2013-06-30 Reduce -34.78%0.13%$5.56 - $6.75 $ 9.1249%1306250
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$5.56 - $6.75 $ 9.1249%0
NWQ Managers 2013-03-31 Reduce -38.08%0.12%$5.21 - $6.85 $ 9.1247%4571945
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 Add 2828.93%0.02%$5.21 - $6.85 $ 9.1247%293830
David Dreman 2012-12-31 Reduce -64.71%0.49%$4.69 - $5.64 $ 9.1279%1893029
Ray Dalio 2012-12-31 New Buy$4.69 - $5.64 $ 9.1279%10032
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.08%$5.31 - $6.37 $ 9.1256%0
Ken Fisher 2012-06-30 New Buy0.19%$6.01 - $7.29 $ 9.1238%10562915
NWQ Managers 2012-06-30 Reduce -31.43%0.18%$6.01 - $7.29 $ 9.1238%7996331
NWQ Managers 2012-03-31 Reduce -28.07%0.16%$5.49 - $7.27 $ 9.1244%11662118
NWQ Managers 2011-12-31 Add 63.27%0.22%$5.04 - $6.83 $ 9.1253%16212607
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.13%$5.04 - $6.83 $ 9.1253%0
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.05%$5.04 - $6.83 $ 9.1253%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 39.54%0.03%$5.04 - $6.83 $ 9.1253%181626
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 Add 160.59%0.08%$5.38 - $7.79 $ 9.1241%1407354
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 80.9%0.06%$5.38 - $7.79 $ 9.1240%130162
George Soros 2011-09-30 New Buy0.05%$5.38 - $7.79 $ 9.1240%524100
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Ratios

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P/B 2.97
PMCS's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 1164 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. PMCS: 2.97 )
PMCS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 13.18
Current: 2.97

1.02
13.18
P/S 3.51
PMCS's P/S is ranked higher than
50% of the 1164 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. PMCS: 3.51 )
PMCS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.51   Max: 12.65
Current: 3.51

1.51
12.65
PFCF 24.00
PMCS's PFCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 1164 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 117.57 vs. PMCS: 24.00 )
PMCS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.04   Max: 82.33
Current: 24

9.04
82.33
EV-to-EBIT 3661.74
PMCS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
58% of the 1164 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 37.82 vs. PMCS: 3661.74 )
PMCS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -558.6   Max: 3715.5
Current: 3661.74

-558.6
3715.5
Current Ratio 2.00
PMCS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 1106 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.52 vs. PMCS: 2.00 )
PMCS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 5.66
Current: 2

0.98
5.66
Quick Ratio 1.72
PMCS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 1106 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. PMCS: 1.72 )
PMCS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 5.54
Current: 1.72

0.8
5.54

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 10.73
PMCS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
58% of the 1164 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. PMCS: 10.73 )
PMCS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.96   Max: 130.8
Current: 10.73

2.96
130.8
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.35
PMCS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1164 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PMCS: 1.35 )
PMCS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 79.26
Current: 1.35

0.7
79.26
Price/Median PS Value 1.11
PMCS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 1164 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. PMCS: 1.11 )
PMCS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 30.91
Current: 1.11

0.41
30.91
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 37.57
PMCS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
95% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 6.72 vs. PMCS: 37.57 )
PMCS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.8   Max: 40.8
Current: 37.57

-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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PMC Sierra Inc. (PMCS) President and CEO Gregory S Lang sells 76,260 Shares Jun 01 2010 
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PMC Sierra Inc. (PMCS) VP, COO Colin Harris sells 80,000 Shares Aug 03 2009 
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