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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 7.58
PRLS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
56% of the 1754 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 20.60 vs. PRLS: 7.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
PRLS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 7.58  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: 7.58
Equity to Asset 0.67
PRLS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
59% of the 1549 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. PRLS: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
PRLS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.79 Max: 0.96
Current: 0.67
0.48
0.96
Interest Coverage No Debt
PRLS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
95% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. PRLS: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
PRLS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1086.75  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
1086.75
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 3.35
WACC vs ROIC
2.28%
35.95%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 38.47
PRLS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1724 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. PRLS: 38.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
PRLS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -62.86  Med: 11.31 Max: 215.9
Current: 38.47
-62.86
215.9
Net-margin (%) 167.16
PRLS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1724 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. PRLS: 167.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
PRLS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -64.4  Med: 8.18 Max: 169.32
Current: 167.16
-64.4
169.32
ROE (%) 29.64
PRLS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1678 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.86 vs. PRLS: 29.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
PRLS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -63.56  Med: 9.29 Max: 48.76
Current: 29.64
-63.56
48.76
ROA (%) 25.22
PRLS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1762 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. PRLS: 25.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
PRLS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -39.36  Med: 7.50 Max: 41.52
Current: 25.22
-39.36
41.52
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 43.79
PRLS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1736 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 22.95 vs. PRLS: 43.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
PRLS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -337.62  Med: 87.17 Max: 961.56
Current: 43.79
-337.62
961.56
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 41.40
PRLS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1302 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. PRLS: 41.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PRLS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -45.3  Med: -6.80 Max: 41.4
Current: 41.4
-45.3
41.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 84.60
PRLS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. PRLS: 84.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PRLS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -53.1  Med: -18.60 Max: 84.6
Current: 84.6
-53.1
84.6
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 4.90
PRLS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 26.40 vs. PRLS: 4.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
PRLS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.19  Med: 9.38 Max: 201.18
Current: 4.9
1.19
201.18
Forward P/E 15.70
PRLS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
66% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 19.69 vs. PRLS: 15.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 4.90
PRLS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 26.20 vs. PRLS: 4.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
PRLS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 1.19  Med: 9.46 Max: 171
Current: 4.9
1.19
171
P/B 1.15
PRLS's P/B is ranked higher than
82% of the 1614 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.71 vs. PRLS: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PRLS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.61  Med: 0.93 Max: 15.7
Current: 1.15
0.61
15.7
P/S 8.00
PRLS's P/S is ranked lower than
83% of the 1701 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. PRLS: 8.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PRLS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 3.09 Max: 14.59
Current: 8
0.6
14.59
POCF 12.43
PRLS's POCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 1012 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 18.40 vs. PRLS: 12.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PRLS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.76  Med: 11.74 Max: 68.71
Current: 12.43
2.76
68.71
EV-to-EBIT 11.91
PRLS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
65% of the 1145 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 17.09 vs. PRLS: 11.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PRLS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -270  Med: -0.90 Max: 73
Current: 11.91
-270
73
Shiller P/E 12.87
PRLS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 688 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 31.14 vs. PRLS: 12.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
PRLS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.52  Med: 7.38 Max: 65.25
Current: 12.87
5.52
65.25
Current Ratio 3.83
PRLS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 1590 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. PRLS: 3.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PRLS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.61  Med: 4.75 Max: 55.43
Current: 3.83
1.61
55.43
Quick Ratio 3.48
PRLS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 1590 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. PRLS: 3.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PRLS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.55  Med: 4.75 Max: 55.43
Current: 3.48
1.55
55.43
Days Inventory 839.26
PRLS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
100% of the 1012 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 17.83 vs. PRLS: 839.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
PRLS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 0.04  Med: 1.14 Max: 14.29
Current: 839.26
0.04
14.29
Days Sales Outstanding 406.70
PRLS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
97% of the 1486 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 69.02 vs. PRLS: 406.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
PRLS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 23.16  Med: 84.41 Max: 197.07
Current: 406.7
23.16
197.07

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 4.70
PRLS's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
77% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 12.11 vs. PRLS: 4.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
PRLS' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 0.78  Med: 3.23 Max: 693.75
Current: 4.7
0.78
693.75
Price/Net Current Asset Value 1.60
PRLS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 1027 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.98 vs. PRLS: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
PRLS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.69  Med: 2.10 Max: 15.48
Current: 1.6
0.69
15.48
Price/Tangible Book 1.15
PRLS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
86% of the 1376 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.06 vs. PRLS: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
PRLS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.41 Max: 13.42
Current: 1.15
0.49
13.42
Price/Projected FCF 12.65
PRLS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
92% of the 794 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. PRLS: 12.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
PRLS' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.89 Max: 38.17
Current: 12.65
0.45
38.17
Price/Median PS Value 2.59
PRLS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
88% of the 1546 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. PRLS: 2.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PRLS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.91 Max: 4.19
Current: 2.59
0.15
4.19
Price/Graham Number 0.50
PRLS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
97% of the 845 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. PRLS: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
PRLS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.73 Max: 4.69
Current: 0.5
0.21
4.69
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.40
PRLS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1696 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. PRLS: 8.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
PRLS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.4  Med: 8.30 Max: 1864.8
Current: 8.4
1.4
1864.8

Analyst Estimate

Jan15
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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