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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 : 4/10

Interest Coverage No Debt
PMCS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 656 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 55.25 vs. PMCS: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
PMCS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
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 : 3/10

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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

PMCS Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 20,000 sh (New)
George Soros 6,066,666 sh (+114.60%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ken Fisher 11,662,994 sh (-0.85%)
Jim Simons 466,447 sh (-27.03%)
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Q3 2015

PMCS Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Ray Dalio 68,605 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 83,700 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 395,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 124,359 sh (+521.80%)
George Soros 11,161,666 sh (+83.98%)
Ken Fisher 11,275,609 sh (-3.32%)
Jim Simons 399,088 sh (-14.44%)
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Q4 2015

PMCS Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Mario Gabelli 614,700 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 1,466,300 sh (+1079.09%)
Jim Simons 1,511,388 sh (+278.71%)
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
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Q1 2016

PMCS Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductors
Traded in other countries:PMC.Germany,

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.

Top Ranked Articles about PMC-Sierra Inc

Guru Sells Out More Than 11 Million Shares in PMC-Sierra Ken Fisher divests himself of semiconductor company
Guru Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) sold out more than 11 million shares insemiconductor company PMC-Sierra Inc. (NASDAQ:PMCS) in the fourth quarter. Read more...
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Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $528.3
EPS (TTM) $ 0.02
Short Percentage of Float4.06%
52-Week Range $5.65 - 12.08
Shares Outstanding (Mil)198.76

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 525 560 590
EPS ($) 0.42 0.66 0.72
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.42 0.66 0.72
EPS Growth Rate
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Dividends Per Share ($)
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Weekly CEO Sales Highlight: Diplomat Pharmacy, PMC-Sierra, Oasis Petroleum, Starbucks Dec 13 2015 
Microsemi to Acquire PMC-Sierra Nov 28 2015 
George Soros Ups Stake in PMC-Sierra by 76% Sep 13 2015 
Weekly CEO Sells Highlight: PMC-Sierra Inc, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Nuance Communications Inc, Mar 02 2015 
Ray Dalio's Top Five Increases of the First Quarter May 21 2013 
Dreman Value Management Q1 Portfolio Update May 13 2011 
PMC Sierra Inc. (PMCS) VP, Finance, CFO Michael W Zellner sells 18,204 Shares Dec 08 2010 

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