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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 1.24
RMBS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
51% of the 1013 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Memory industry.

( Industry Median: 4.92 vs. RMBS: 1.24 )
RMBS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.54   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.24

Equity to Asset 0.48
RMBS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
54% of the 1005 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Memory industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. RMBS: 0.48 )
RMBS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.94   Max: 0.89
Current: 0.48

-0.94
0.89
Interest Coverage 0.65
RMBS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
70% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Memory industry.

( Industry Median: 464.62 vs. RMBS: 0.65 )
RMBS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 9999.99
Current: 0.65

0.65
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.05
M-Score: -0.57
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 (%) 8.27
RMBS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Memory industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. RMBS: 8.27 )
RMBS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -67.13   Max: 70.16
Current: 8.27

-67.13
70.16
Net-margin (%) -12.43
RMBS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Memory industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. RMBS: -12.43 )
RMBS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -146.76   Max: 46.67
Current: -12.43

-146.76
46.67
ROE (%) -9.92
RMBS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 984 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Memory industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. RMBS: -9.92 )
RMBS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -85.48   Max: 45.08
Current: -9.92

-85.48
45.08
ROA (%) -4.73
RMBS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 998 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Memory industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. RMBS: -4.73 )
RMBS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -50.11   Max: 22.76
Current: -4.73

-50.11
22.76
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 30.92
RMBS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 998 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Memory industry.

( Industry Median: 4.03 vs. RMBS: 30.92 )
RMBS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -397.99   Max: 410.13
Current: 30.92

-397.99
410.13
Revenue Growth (%) -4.60
RMBS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Memory industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. RMBS: -4.60 )
RMBS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -25.5   Max: 83
Current: -4.6

-25.5
83
EBITDA Growth (%) -34.50
RMBS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Memory industry.

( Industry Median: -4.80 vs. RMBS: -34.50 )
RMBS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -35.2   Max: 76.5
Current: -34.5

-35.2
76.5
» RMBS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

RMBS Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Steven Cohen 34,902 sh (+184.68%)
Jim Simons 675,786 sh (+19.51%)
PRIMECAP Management 8,807,022 sh (-3.98%)
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Q2 2013

RMBS Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 688,100 sh (+1.82%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 8,785,322 sh (-0.25%)
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Q3 2013

RMBS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 13,296 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 8,633,522 sh (-1.73%)
Jim Simons 645,600 sh (-6.18%)
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Q4 2013

RMBS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 54,945 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 43,354 sh (+226.07%)
PRIMECAP Management 8,622,322 sh (-0.13%)
Jim Simons 448,000 sh (-30.61%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with RMBS

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$8.18 - $10 $ 11.7931%54945
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Ratios

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P/B 3.90
RMBS's P/B is ranked lower than
76% of the 982 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Memory industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. RMBS: 3.90 )
RMBS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.14   Max: 14.37
Current: 3.9

1.14
14.37
P/S 4.90
RMBS's P/S is ranked lower than
83% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Memory industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. RMBS: 4.90 )
RMBS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 41.41
Current: 4.9

1.5
41.41
PFCF 31.90
RMBS's PFCF is ranked lower than
64% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Memory industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. RMBS: 31.90 )
RMBS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 11.42   Max: 320
Current: 31.9

11.42
320
EV-to-EBIT 52.60
RMBS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
73% of the 698 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Memory industry.

( Industry Median: 20.80 vs. RMBS: 52.60 )
RMBS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.3   Max: 6093.2
Current: 52.6

8.3
6093.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Net Cash 90.70
RMBS's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
93% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Memory industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. RMBS: 90.70 )
RMBS' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 8.68   Max: 219.29
Current: 90.7

8.68
219.29
Price/Net Current Asset Value 84.20
RMBS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
91% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Memory industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. RMBS: 84.20 )
RMBS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 8.56   Max: 139.55
Current: 84.2

8.56
139.55
Price/Tangible Book 12.50
RMBS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
87% of the 969 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Memory industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. RMBS: 12.50 )
RMBS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.19   Max: 46.99
Current: 12.5

2.19
46.99
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.30
RMBS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
54% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Memory industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. RMBS: 2.30 )
RMBS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 73.1
Current: 2.3

1.22
73.1
Price/Median PS Value 0.50
RMBS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 952 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Memory industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. RMBS: 0.50 )
RMBS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 11.26
Current: 0.5

0.23
11.26
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.90
RMBS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
65% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Memory industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. RMBS: 1.90 )
RMBS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 12.1
Current: 1.9

0.1
12.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.38
RMBS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
75% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Memory industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. RMBS: 1.38 )
RMBS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -17.9   Max: 29.2
Current: 1.38

-17.9
29.2

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductor Memory
Compare:MU, CODE, RMTR, LEDS, NLST » details
Traded in other countries:RMB.Germany
Rambus, Inc., was incorporated in California in March 1990 and reincorporated in Delaware in March 1997. The Company is an innovative technology solutions company that brings invention to market. It invents, develops, offers and licenses solutions that challenge and enable its customers to create the future. It is also developing world-changing products and services in security, advanced LED lighting and displays, and immersive mobile media. In addition to licensing, it creates new business opportunities through offering products and services where its goal is to perpetuate strong company operating performance and long-term stockholder value. The Company generates revenue by licensing its inventions and solutions and providing services to market-leading companies. The Company has four business units: Memory and Interfaces Division, or MID, which focuses on the design, development and licensing of technology that is related to memory and interfaces; Cryptography Research, Inc., or CRI, which focuses on the design, development and licensing of technologies for chip and system security and anti-counterfeiting; Lighting and Display Technologies, or LDT, which focuses on the design, development and licensing of technologies for lighting and displays; and Mobile Technologies Division, or MTD, which focuses on the design, development and licensing of multi-media solutions. As of December 31, 2012, its semiconductor, lighting, display, security and other technologies are covered by 1,735 U.S. and foreign patents. Its inventions and technology solutions are offered to its customers through either a patent license or a solutions license. The Company also offers its customers solutions licenses to support the implementation and adoption of its technology in their products or services. Its solutions license offerings include a range of technologies for incorporation into its customers' products and systems. It also offers a range of services as part of its solutions licenses which can include know-how and technology transfer, product design and development, system integration, and other services. These solutions license agreements may have both a fixed price (non-recurring) component and ongoing royalties. The Company faces competition from semiconductor and digital electronics products and systems companies, other semiconductor intellectual property companies that provide security cores, and non-edge lit LED display and general lighting options that are available to the market. The company is subject to government restrictions and regulation, including on the sale of products and services that use encryption technology.

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