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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
PRLS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
89% of the 2589 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. PRLS: No Debt )
PRLS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 63.69   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.96
PRLS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
100% of the 2579 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. PRLS: 0.96 )
PRLS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 0.96
Current: 0.96

0.48
0.96
Interest Coverage No Debt
PRLS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
82% of the 1615 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 111.15 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: 6
Z-Score: 16.03
M-Score: -2.69
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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history
Operating margin (%) 30.47
PRLS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 2596 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.86 vs. PRLS: 30.47 )
PRLS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -62.86   Max: 215.9
Current: 30.47

-62.86
215.9
Net-margin (%) -14.64
PRLS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 2596 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. PRLS: -14.64 )
PRLS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -64.4   Max: 169.32
Current: -14.64

-64.4
169.32
ROE (%) -3.29
PRLS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 2571 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.78 vs. PRLS: -3.29 )
PRLS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -63.56   Max: 48.76
Current: -3.29

-63.56
48.76
ROA (%) -3.08
PRLS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 2603 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. PRLS: -3.08 )
PRLS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -39.36   Max: 41.52
Current: -3.08

-39.36
41.52
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 74.17
PRLS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 2597 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 10.23 vs. PRLS: 74.17 )
PRLS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -337.62   Max: 961.56
Current: 74.17

-337.62
961.56
Revenue Growth (%) 41.40
PRLS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1918 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. PRLS: 41.40 )
PRLS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -45.3   Max: 41.4
Current: 41.4

-45.3
41.4
EBITDA Growth (%) 84.60
PRLS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1558 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. PRLS: 84.60 )
PRLS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -53.1   Max: 84.6
Current: 84.6

-53.1
84.6
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Ratios

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P/B 1.00
PRLS's P/B is ranked higher than
77% of the 2717 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. PRLS: 1.00 )
PRLS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 15.7
Current: 1

0.61
15.7
P/S 4.28
PRLS's P/S is ranked lower than
62% of the 2717 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. PRLS: 4.28 )
PRLS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 14.59
Current: 4.28

0.6
14.59
PFCF 14.55
PRLS's PFCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 2717 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 398.83 vs. PRLS: 14.55 )
PRLS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.76   Max: 481
Current: 14.55

2.76
481
EV-to-EBIT 2.34
PRLS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
99% of the 2717 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 21.44 vs. PRLS: 2.34 )
PRLS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 73
Current: 2.34

0.1
73
Shiller P/E 15.94
PRLS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
92% of the 2717 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PRLS: 15.94 )
PRLS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.52   Max: 65.25
Current: 15.94

5.52
65.25
Current Ratio 55.43
PRLS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
100% of the 2597 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. PRLS: 55.43 )
PRLS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.61   Max: 55.43
Current: 55.43

1.61
55.43
Quick Ratio 55.43
PRLS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
100% of the 2597 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. PRLS: 55.43 )
PRLS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.55   Max: 55.43
Current: 55.43

1.55
55.43

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 1.20
PRLS's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
99% of the 2717 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PRLS: 1.20 )
PRLS' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 693.75
Current: 1.2

0.78
693.75
Price/Net Current Asset Value 1.12
PRLS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 2717 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PRLS: 1.12 )
PRLS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 155
Current: 1.12

0.76
155
Price/Tangible Book 1.01
PRLS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
79% of the 2717 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. PRLS: 1.01 )
PRLS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 13.42
Current: 1.01

0.49
13.42
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.02
PRLS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
87% of the 2717 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PRLS: 1.02 )
PRLS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 38.17
Current: 1.02

0.36
38.17
Price/Median PS Value 1.48
PRLS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
53% of the 2717 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. PRLS: 1.48 )
PRLS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 4.45
Current: 1.48

0.16
4.45
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 42.70
PRLS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
98% of the 2273 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. PRLS: 42.70 )
PRLS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 1864.8
Current: 42.7

1.4
1864.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 2.29
PRLS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1720 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. PRLS: 2.29 )
PRLS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -8.4   Max: 4.9
Current: 2.29

-8.4
4.9

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Computer Distribution
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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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