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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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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 7.58
PRLS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
95% of the 2078 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.21 vs. PRLS: 7.58 )
PRLS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 7.58   Max: No Debt
Current: 7.58

Equity to Asset 0.67
PRLS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
99% of the 2008 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. PRLS: 0.67 )
PRLS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 0.96
Current: 0.67

0.48
0.96
Interest Coverage No Debt
PRLS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
73% of the 1364 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2350.48 vs. PRLS: No Debt )
PRLS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1086.75   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

1086.75
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 3.00
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 38.47
PRLS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 2062 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.48 vs. PRLS: 38.47 )
PRLS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -62.86   Max: 215.9
Current: 38.47

-62.86
215.9
Net-margin (%) 167.16
PRLS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 2062 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.74 vs. PRLS: 167.16 )
PRLS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -64.4   Max: 169.32
Current: 167.16

-64.4
169.32
ROE (%) 29.64
PRLS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 2001 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. PRLS: 29.64 )
PRLS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -63.56   Max: 48.76
Current: 29.64

-63.56
48.76
ROA (%) 25.22
PRLS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 2086 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.75 vs. PRLS: 25.22 )
PRLS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -39.36   Max: 41.52
Current: 25.22

-39.36
41.52
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 43.79
PRLS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 2071 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 28.79 vs. PRLS: 43.79 )
PRLS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -337.62   Max: 961.56
Current: 43.79

-337.62
961.56
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 41.40
PRLS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1669 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. PRLS: 41.40 )
PRLS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -45.3   Max: 41.4
Current: 41.4

-45.3
41.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 84.60
PRLS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1370 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. PRLS: 84.60 )
PRLS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -53.1   Max: 84.6
Current: 84.6

-53.1
84.6
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 3.70
PRLS's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
55% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 58.20 vs. PRLS: 3.70 )
PRLS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.19   Max: 201.18
Current: 3.7

1.19
201.18
P/B 0.86
PRLS's P/B is ranked higher than
91% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. PRLS: 0.86 )
PRLS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 15.7
Current: 0.86

0.61
15.7
P/S 5.99
PRLS's P/S is ranked higher than
58% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. PRLS: 5.99 )
PRLS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 14.59
Current: 5.99

0.6
14.59
EV-to-EBIT 6.77
PRLS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
98% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 34.56 vs. PRLS: 6.77 )
PRLS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -270   Max: 73
Current: 6.77

-270
73
PEG 0.26
PRLS's PEG is ranked higher than
51% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PRLS: 0.26 )
PRLS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0   Max: 1.73
Current: 0.26

0
1.73
Shiller P/E 9.68
PRLS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
94% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PRLS: 9.68 )
PRLS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.42   Max: 65.25
Current: 9.68

5.42
65.25
Current Ratio 3.83
PRLS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
100% of the 2043 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. PRLS: 3.83 )
PRLS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.61   Max: 55.43
Current: 3.83

1.61
55.43
Quick Ratio 3.48
PRLS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
100% of the 2043 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. PRLS: 3.48 )
PRLS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.55   Max: 55.43
Current: 3.48

1.55
55.43

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 3.53
PRLS's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
100% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PRLS: 3.53 )
PRLS' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 693.75
Current: 3.53

0.78
693.75
Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.06
PRLS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PRLS: 2.06 )
PRLS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 155
Current: 2.06

0.76
155
Price/Tangible Book 0.87
PRLS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
95% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. PRLS: 0.87 )
PRLS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 13.42
Current: 0.87

0.49
13.42
Price/DCF (Projected) 9.51
PRLS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
61% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. PRLS: 9.51 )
PRLS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 38.17
Current: 9.51

0.45
38.17
Price/Median PS Value 2.03
PRLS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
59% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. PRLS: 2.03 )
PRLS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 4.38
Current: 2.03

0.16
4.38
Price/Graham Number 0.38
PRLS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
52% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 27.59 vs. PRLS: 0.38 )
PRLS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 4.69
Current: 0.38

0.21
4.69
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 14.80
PRLS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
98% of the 2056 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. PRLS: 14.80 )
PRLS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 1864.8
Current: 14.8

1.4
1864.8

Analyst Estimate


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Jan15
Revenue(Mil)
EPS($) 0.24
EPS without NRI($) 0.24

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application
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Peerless Systems Corporation was incorporated in California in 1982 and reincorporated in Delaware in September 1996. The Company, together with its wholly-owned subsidiary Peerless Systems Imaging Products, Inc., licenses imaging and networking technology and components to the digital document markets, including manufacturers of printers, copiers, and multifunction products devices. The Company licenses software-based imaging and networking technology for controllers in embedded, attached, and stand-alone digital document products such as printers, copiers, and multifunction products of OEMs. In order to process digital text and graphics, digital document products rely on a core set of imaging software and supporting electronics, collectively known as a digital imaging system. Digital document products include monochrome and color printers; copiers; fax machines and scanners; as well as multifunction products that perform a combination of these imaging functions. The Company markets its solutions directly to OEM customers including Konica Minolta, Oki Data, Panasonic, and Seiko Epson. The Company's embedded application solution offerings also incorporate imaging and networking technologies developed internally or licensed from third parties. It currently derives substantially all of its revenues from direct sales to digital document software product OEMs. Its main competitors include Electronics for Imaging Inc., Primax Electronics, Ltd., Global Graphics Software Ltd., SOFHA GmbH, Software Imaging, Ltd. and CSR. Its networking and security products compete with, among others, Silex Technology Inc, SafeNet Inc. and RSA, a division of EMC Corporation.
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