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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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 3.85
PMCS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
62% of the 834 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. PMCS: 3.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
PMCS' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 3.80 Max: No Debt
Current: 3.85
Equity to Asset 0.71
PMCS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
64% of the 828 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. PMCS: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
PMCS' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.69 Max: 0.81
Current: 0.71
0.26
0.81
Interest Coverage No Debt
PMCS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
93% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 485.17 vs. PMCS: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
PMCS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.13  Med: 22.70 Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
8.13
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 4.86
M-Score: -2.91
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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Operating margin (%) 2.17
PMCS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 827 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.25 vs. PMCS: 2.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
PMCS' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -52.96  Med: 4.76 Max: 17.11
Current: 2.17
-52.96
17.11
Net-margin (%) 0.97
PMCS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.85 vs. PMCS: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
PMCS' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -60.31  Med: 4.74 Max: 24.43
Current: 0.97
-60.31
24.43
ROE (%) 0.86
PMCS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 811 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.22 vs. PMCS: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
PMCS' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -36.49  Med: 2.83 Max: 18.66
Current: 0.86
-36.49
18.66
ROA (%) 0.61
PMCS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 837 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. PMCS: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
PMCS' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -27.67  Med: 2.26 Max: 12.21
Current: 0.61
-27.67
12.21
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 26.12
PMCS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 837 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9.18 vs. PMCS: 26.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
PMCS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -747.26  Med: 92.58 Max: 731.88
Current: 26.12
-747.26
731.88
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -1.80
PMCS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. PMCS: -1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PMCS' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -27.8  Med: 5.50 Max: 57.9
Current: -1.8
-27.8
57.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -17.60
PMCS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. PMCS: -17.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PMCS' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -64.9  Med: -4.45 Max: 64.3
Current: -17.6
-64.9
64.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -100.00
PMCS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
100% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. PMCS: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PMCS' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -100  Med: 36.95 Max: 184.1
Current: -100
-100
184.1
» PMCS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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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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

Steven Cohen 83,700 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 395,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 68,605 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)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Ken Fisher Sold Out
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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...
Ken Fisher Makes Huge Investments in CalAtlantic and Stratasys Guru records more than 100 new buys in 4th quarter
Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) is founder and CEO of Fisher Investments, an independent money management firm that, with nearly $68 billion in assets under management, has been called the largest wealth manager in the U.S. Read more...
Weekly CEO Sales Highlight: Diplomat Pharmacy, PMC-Sierra, Oasis Petroleum, Starbucks A look at recent insider sales
According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CEO sales during the past week: Diplomat Pharmacy Inc., PMC-Sierra Inc., Oasis Petroleum Inc., Starbucks Corp. Read more...
Microsemi to Acquire PMC-Sierra A closer look at the merger between the semiconductor manufacturers
Recently Microsemi Corp. (MSCC) completed its acquisition of Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. (VTSS), which resulted in organic growth and secured record bookings. Microsemi also announced that it entered into another agreement to acquire PMC-Sierra. (PMCS). Last October PMC merged with Skyworks Solutions Inc. (SWKS) to which Skyworks would acquire all of the outstanding shares of PMC common stock for $11.60 per share in an all-cash transaction. Read more...
George Soros Ups Stake in PMC-Sierra by 76% Soros now holds a 5.53% stake in the company
George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) increased his stake in PMC-Sierra Inc. (NASDAQ:PMCS) on Aug. 26 by 76%, according to data reported by GuruFocus Real Time Picks. Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 554.80
PMCS's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
99% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 18.21 vs. PMCS: 554.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
PMCS' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.25  Med: 49.74 Max: 9500
Current: 554.8
6.25
9500
Forward P/E 16.29
PMCS's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
60% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 14.41 vs. PMCS: 16.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 582.50
PMCS's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
99% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 17.50 vs. PMCS: 582.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
PMCS' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.21  Med: 45.82 Max: 694
Current: 582.5
6.21
694
P/B 3.94
PMCS's P/B is ranked lower than
98% of the 945 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. PMCS: 3.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PMCS' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.02  Med: 2.24 Max: 6.85
Current: 3.94
1.02
6.85
P/S 4.45
PMCS's P/S is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. PMCS: 4.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PMCS' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.51  Med: 3.08 Max: 8.01
Current: 4.45
1.51
8.01
PFCF 36.41
PMCS's PFCF is ranked lower than
81% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 16.93 vs. PMCS: 36.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
PMCS' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.04  Med: 25.03 Max: 82.33
Current: 36.41
9.04
82.33
POCF 27.09
PMCS's POCF is ranked lower than
82% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 11.35 vs. PMCS: 27.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PMCS' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.92  Med: 18.43 Max: 69.95
Current: 27.09
7.92
69.95
EV-to-EBIT 194.29
PMCS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
97% of the 760 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 14.06 vs. PMCS: 194.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PMCS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -242.2  Med: 17.70 Max: 4165.5
Current: 194.29
-242.2
4165.5
EV-to-EBITDA 30.39
PMCS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
84% of the 862 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 10.59 vs. PMCS: 30.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
PMCS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1011.9  Med: 15.80 Max: 244.2
Current: 30.39
-1011.9
244.2
Current Ratio 1.76
PMCS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
64% of the 831 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. PMCS: 1.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PMCS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.98  Med: 2.30 Max: 5.66
Current: 1.76
0.98
5.66
Quick Ratio 1.51
PMCS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 831 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. PMCS: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PMCS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 2.14 Max: 5.54
Current: 1.51
0.8
5.54
Days Inventory 82.35
PMCS's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
50% of the 804 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 82.83 vs. PMCS: 82.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
PMCS' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 60.5  Med: 73.07 Max: 81.06
Current: 82.35
60.5
81.06
Days Sales Outstanding 43.02
PMCS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
75% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 65.89 vs. PMCS: 43.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
PMCS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 27.94  Med: 38.48 Max: 42.72
Current: 43.02
27.94
42.72
Days Payable 42.42
PMCS's Days Payable is ranked lower than
60% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 51.88 vs. PMCS: 42.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
PMCS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 34.29  Med: 56.03 Max: 96.96
Current: 42.42
34.29
96.96

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 12.80
PMCS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
99% of the 945 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. PMCS: 12.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
PMCS' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.96  Med: 7.77 Max: 130.8
Current: 12.8
2.96
130.8
Price/Projected FCF 1.80
PMCS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
64% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. PMCS: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
PMCS' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 2.24 Max: 79.26
Current: 1.8
0.7
79.26
Price/Median PS Value 1.44
PMCS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
79% of the 945 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. PMCS: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PMCS' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.23 Max: 31.78
Current: 1.44
0.49
31.78
Price/Graham Number 18.20
PMCS's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
98% of the 709 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. PMCS: 18.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
PMCS' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.32  Med: 4.24 Max: 54.49
Current: 18.2
1.32
54.49
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 0.50
PMCS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 823 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. PMCS: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
PMCS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 3.00 Max: 10.6
Current: 0.5
0.4
10.6

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $528
EPS $ 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($) 0.42 0.66 0.72
EPS without NRI($) 0.42 0.66 0.72

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductors
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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.
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George Soros Ups Stake in PMC-Sierra by 76% Sep 13 2015 
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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 
PMC Sierra Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Aug 05 2010 

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