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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
98% of the 2073 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.15 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
99% of the 2005 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 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
94% of the 1365 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 985.82 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: 18.22
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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Operating margin (%) 30.47
PRLS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 2055 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.43 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 higher than
50% of the 2055 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.74 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 higher than
55% of the 1999 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 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 higher than
56% of the 2078 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 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
82% of the 2065 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 29.04 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
98% of the 1667 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 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 1357 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 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 1.16
PRLS's P/B is ranked higher than
92% of the 2264 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.33 vs. PRLS: 1.16 )
PRLS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 15.7
Current: 1.16

0.61
15.7
P/S 4.93
PRLS's P/S is ranked higher than
59% of the 2264 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.68 vs. PRLS: 4.93 )
PRLS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 14.59
Current: 4.93

0.6
14.59
EV-to-EBIT 3.87
PRLS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
98% of the 2264 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 34.57 vs. PRLS: 3.87 )
PRLS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -270   Max: 73
Current: 3.87

-270
73
Shiller P/E 18.29
PRLS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
94% of the 2264 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PRLS: 18.29 )
PRLS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.52   Max: 65.25
Current: 18.29

5.52
65.25
Current Ratio 55.43
PRLS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
100% of the 2037 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 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 2037 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 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 1.38
PRLS's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
100% of the 2264 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PRLS: 1.38 )
PRLS' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 693.75
Current: 1.38

0.78
693.75
Price/Net Current Asset Value 1.29
PRLS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
100% of the 2264 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PRLS: 1.29 )
PRLS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 155
Current: 1.29

0.76
155
Price/Tangible Book 1.17
PRLS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
95% of the 2264 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.60 vs. PRLS: 1.17 )
PRLS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 13.42
Current: 1.17

0.49
13.42
Price/Median PS Value 1.66
PRLS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 2264 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. PRLS: 1.66 )
PRLS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 4.38
Current: 1.66

0.16
4.38
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 25.80
PRLS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
98% of the 2026 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. PRLS: 25.80 )
PRLS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 1864.8
Current: 25.8

1.4
1864.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -0.87
PRLS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1509 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.09 vs. PRLS: -0.87 )
PRLS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -23.4   Max: 3.7
Current: -0.87

-23.4
3.7

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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