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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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.19
PULS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
65% of the 2639 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. PULS: 0.19 )
PULS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 23.91
Current: 0.19

0.08
23.91
Equity to Asset -0.44
PULS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
73% of the 2611 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. PULS: -0.44 )
PULS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.44   Max: 0.77
Current: -0.44

-0.44
0.77
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: -1.08
M-Score: -3.44
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 : 3/10

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Operating margin (%) 1.20
PULS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 2640 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. PULS: 1.20 )
PULS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -20.44   Max: 18.58
Current: 1.2

-20.44
18.58
Net-margin (%) -8.67
PULS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 2640 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. PULS: -8.67 )
PULS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -48.45   Max: 14.95
Current: -8.67

-48.45
14.95
ROA (%) -16.67
PULS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 2650 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.09 vs. PULS: -16.67 )
PULS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -34.66   Max: 22.02
Current: -16.67

-34.66
22.02
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -0.01
PULS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 2646 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9.61 vs. PULS: -0.01 )
PULS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -49.45   Max: 83.13
Current: -0.01

-49.45
83.13
Revenue Growth (%) -24.70
PULS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 1950 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. PULS: -24.70 )
PULS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -25.5   Max: 36.1
Current: -24.7

-25.5
36.1
EPS Growth (%) -21.50
PULS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1455 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. PULS: -21.50 )
PULS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -59.2   Max: 103.2
Current: -21.5

-59.2
103.2
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

PULS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Arnold Schneider 184,745 sh (+19.26%)
Howard Marks 3,844,658 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 251,793 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 59,160 sh (-8.93%)
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Q1 2014

PULS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Howard Marks 11,999,585 sh (+212.11%)
Arnold Schneider 213,350 sh (+15.48%)
Chuck Royce 251,793 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 58,460 sh (-1.18%)
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Q2 2014

PULS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Arnold Schneider 238,000 sh (+11.55%)
Jim Simons 62,260 sh (+6.5%)
Chuck Royce 251,793 sh (unchged)
Howard Marks 11,999,585 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2014

PULS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 90,360 sh (+45.13%)
Chuck Royce 251,793 sh (unchged)
Howard Marks 11,999,585 sh (unchged)
Arnold Schneider 231,150 sh (-2.88%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with PULS

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Arnold Schneider 2013-06-30 Add 46.23%0.01%$2.62 - $3.95 $ 1.4-59%161389
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 Sold Out $2.62 - $3.95 $ 1.4-59%0
Mario Gabelli 2012-12-31 Reduce -54.55%$2.8 - $7.4 $ 1.4-70%20000
Arnold Schneider 2012-09-30 Add 25.92%0.02%$6.8 - $21.3 $ 1.4-91%1086386
Mario Gabelli 2012-06-30 Reduce -20.75%$18 - $25.1 $ 1.4-93%42000
Arnold Schneider 2011-12-31 Add 26.67%0.04%$25 - $36.2 $ 1.4-95%804733
Mario Gabelli 2011-09-30 Add 43.24%$25.9 - $46.7 $ 1.4-96%53000
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Ratios

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P/S 0.10
PULS's P/S is ranked higher than
99% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. PULS: 0.10 )
PULS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 11.83
Current: 0.1

0.03
11.83
PFCF 5.40
PULS's PFCF is ranked higher than
95% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 103.56 vs. PULS: 5.40 )
PULS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 130
Current: 5.4

0.84
130
EV-to-EBIT -43277.00
PULS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
66% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 23.83 vs. PULS: -43277.00 )
PULS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -50768.7   Max: 76.5
Current: -43277

-50768.7
76.5
Current Ratio 1.31
PULS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 2636 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. PULS: 1.31 )
PULS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 3.24
Current: 1.31

0.86
3.24
Quick Ratio 0.97
PULS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 2636 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. PULS: 0.97 )
PULS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 2.6
Current: 0.97

0.66
2.6

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 0.09
PULS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
100% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. PULS: 0.09 )
PULS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 18.95
Current: 0.09

0.07
18.95
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 768.32
PULS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
100% of the 1179 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 7.16 vs. PULS: 768.32 )
PULS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -139.8   Max: 161.9
Current: 768.32

-139.8
161.9

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Electronic Components
Compare:HTHIY, MIELY, APH, TEL, GLW » details
Traded in other countries:TCZ1.Germany,
Pulse Electronics Corp was incorporated in Pennsylvania on April 10, 1947. The Company is a producer of precision-engineered electronic components and modules. It operates its business in three segments: Network product group ("Network"), Power product group ("Power") and Wireless product group ("Wireless"). Network produces a variety of passive components that manage and regulate electronic signals for use in a variety of devices used in local area and wide area networks. These products operate by filtering out radio frequency interference, shaping waveforms, splitting signals, suppressing noise, matching impedances and other functions. These passive products are often referred to as connectors, filters, filtered connectors, transformers, splitters, micro-filters, baluns and chokes. Power primarily manufactures products that adjust and ensure proper current and voltage, limit distortion of voltage, sense and report current and voltage and cause mechanical movement or actuation. Power's products include power transformers, chokes, current and voltage sensors, ignition coils, automotive coils, military and aerospace products and other power magnetic products. Wireless manufactures products that primarily capture or transmit wireless communication signals. Specifically, its Wireless segment produces antennas, antenna modules and antenna mounting components that capture and transmit communication signals in handsets, other terminal and portable devices, automobiles and wireless-to-wireline access points. The primary raw materials necessary to manufacture all its segments' products include: base metals such as copper; ferrite cores; plastics and plastic resins; and rare earth metals. The Company's manufacturing operations are subject to a variety of local, state, federal and international environmental laws and regulations governing air emissions, wastewater discharges, the storage, use, handling, disposal and remediation of hazardous substances and, also, employee health and safety.
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