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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 0.82
RVBD's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
56% of the 652 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. RVBD: 0.82 )
RVBD' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.78   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.82

Equity to Asset 0.44
RVBD's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
51% of the 638 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. RVBD: 0.44 )
RVBD' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -1.27   Max: 0.82
Current: 0.44

-1.27
0.82
Interest Coverage 0.36
RVBD's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
64% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 179.69 vs. RVBD: 0.36 )
RVBD' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 9999.99
Current: 0.36

0.36
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.60
M-Score: -2.84
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 (%) 6.13
RVBD's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 647 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. RVBD: 6.13 )
RVBD' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -74.16   Max: 12.65
Current: 6.13

-74.16
12.65
Net-margin (%) 2.75
RVBD's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 647 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.89 vs. RVBD: 2.75 )
RVBD' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -73.52   Max: 8.78
Current: 2.75

-73.52
8.78
ROE (%) 3.61
RVBD's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.58 vs. RVBD: 3.61 )
RVBD' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -405.51   Max: 10.22
Current: 3.61

-405.51
10.22
ROA (%) 1.58
RVBD's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 653 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. RVBD: 1.58 )
RVBD' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -91.48   Max: 7.22
Current: 1.58

-91.48
7.22
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 101.20
RVBD's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 653 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 10.27 vs. RVBD: 101.20 )
RVBD' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1464.2   Max: 361.79
Current: 101.2

-1464.2
361.79
Revenue Growth (%) 21.80
RVBD's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. RVBD: 21.80 )
RVBD' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 30
Current: 21.8

0
30
EBITDA Growth (%) 17.40
RVBD's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 397 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. RVBD: 17.40 )
RVBD' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 17.4   Max: 185.8
Current: 17.4

17.4
185.8
» RVBD's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

RVBD Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Singer 6,484,500 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 95,000 sh (+86.27%)
Steven Cohen 175,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 8,705,001 sh (-11.43%)
Steven Cohen 1,602,191 sh (-27.57%)
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Q4 2013

RVBD Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Larry Robbins 500,000 sh (New)
Julian Robertson 53,800 sh (New)
Paul Singer 14,716,446 sh (+126.95%)
Mario Gabelli 103,000 sh (+8.42%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Steven Cohen 37,783 sh (-97.64%)
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Q1 2014

RVBD Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 494,260 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 54,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 75,892 sh (+100.86%)
Mario Gabelli 187,959 sh (+82.48%)
Paul Singer 14,716,446 sh (unchged)
Julian Robertson Sold Out
Larry Robbins Sold Out
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Q2 2014

RVBD Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 113,700 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 12,731 sh (New)
John Hussman 250,000 sh (New)
Eric Mindich 2,950,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,903 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 10,872 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 62,933 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 197,859 sh (+5.27%)
Paul Singer 14,716,446 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Chuck Royce 50,000 sh (-7.41%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with RVBD

(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
John Hussman 2014-06-30 New Buy0.4%$18.69 - $20.54 $ 18.94-4%250000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 New Buy$18.69 - $20.54 $ 18.94-4%10872
Ken Fisher 2014-06-30 New Buy$18.69 - $20.54 $ 18.94-4%12731
Julian Robertson 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.3%$17.78 - $22.28 $ 18.94-5%0
Mario Gabelli 2014-03-31 Add 82.48%0.01%$17.78 - $22.28 $ 18.94-5%187959
Julian Robertson 2013-12-31 New Buy0.3%$13.89 - $19.04 $ 18.9417%53800
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Add 86.27%$14.73 - $17.53 $ 18.9418%95000
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 Add 88.89%$14.14 - $16.54 $ 18.9424%51000
John Burbank 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.19%$14.57 - $21.16 $ 18.949%0
George Soros 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.06%$14.57 - $21.16 $ 18.949%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$14.57 - $21.16 $ 18.949%0
Mario Gabelli 2013-03-31 Add 25.77%$14.57 - $21.16 $ 18.949%27000
George Soros 2012-12-31 New Buy0.06%$16.48 - $23.96 $ 18.94-3%253250
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 21.25%$16.48 - $23.96 $ 18.94-3%17743
John Burbank 2012-09-30 Add 1051.38%0.28%$13.68 - $23.5 $ 18.941%291300
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 New Buy0.02%$13.68 - $23.5 $ 18.941%14634
Mario Gabelli 2012-09-30 Add 38.46%$13.68 - $23.5 $ 18.941%18000
Ron Baron 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.04%$15.22 - $28.34 $ 18.94-2%0
John Burbank 2012-06-30 New Buy0.01%$15.22 - $28.34 $ 18.94-2%25300
Mario Gabelli 2012-06-30 New Buy$15.22 - $28.34 $ 18.94-2%13000
Ron Baron 2012-03-31 Add 58.63%0.02%$23.81 - $29.92 $ 18.94-26%243500
Ron Baron 2011-09-30 Add 153.72%0.01%$20.59 - $41.42 $ 18.94-32%153500
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Top Ranked Articles about Riverbed Technology Inc

Eric Mindich Increases Stake in Riverbed Technology
Eric Mindich (Trades, Portfolio), founder of hedge fund Eton Park and famous for becoming at age 27 the youngest partner at Goldman Sachs, increased his stake in Riverbed Technology (RVBD) on Sept. 18, according to GuruFocus Real Time Picks. Read more...
Kyle Bass and Paul Singer Top Guru Buys of the Week
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 143.50
RVBD's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
61% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 52.30 vs. RVBD: 143.50 )
RVBD' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 36.32   Max: 603.1
Current: 143.5

36.32
603.1
P/B 3.69
RVBD's P/B is ranked lower than
55% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. RVBD: 3.69 )
RVBD' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.19   Max: 21.34
Current: 3.69

2.19
21.34
P/S 2.90
RVBD's P/S is ranked lower than
53% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. RVBD: 2.90 )
RVBD' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.91   Max: 17.67
Current: 2.9

1.91
17.67
PFCF 17.70
RVBD's PFCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. RVBD: 17.70 )
RVBD' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.35   Max: 121.83
Current: 17.7

9.35
121.83
EV-to-EBIT 61.95
RVBD's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 56.71 vs. RVBD: 61.95 )
RVBD' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -1386.5   Max: 1477.2
Current: 61.95

-1386.5
1477.2
PEG 3.42
RVBD's PEG is ranked higher than
90% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. RVBD: 3.42 )
RVBD' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 7.12
Current: 3.42

0.49
7.12
Shiller P/E 98.79
RVBD's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
73% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. RVBD: 98.79 )
RVBD' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 71.05   Max: 572.6
Current: 98.79

71.05
572.6
Current Ratio 1.66
RVBD's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 649 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. RVBD: 1.66 )
RVBD' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.44   Max: 5.57
Current: 1.66

1.44
5.57
Quick Ratio 1.61
RVBD's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 649 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. RVBD: 1.61 )
RVBD' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 5.4
Current: 1.61

1.2
5.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.08
RVBD's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
86% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 11.26 vs. RVBD: 1.08 )
RVBD' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 4.81
Current: 1.08

0.91
4.81
Price/Median PS Value 0.66
RVBD's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. RVBD: 0.66 )
RVBD' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 3.49
Current: 0.66

0.55
3.49
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 5.83
RVBD's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. RVBD: 5.83 )
RVBD' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.66   Max: 20.75
Current: 5.83

1.66
20.75
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.60
RVBD's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
55% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. RVBD: 1.60 )
RVBD' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 5
Current: 1.6

0.1
5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 43.89
RVBD's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
98% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. RVBD: 43.89 )
RVBD' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 86.2
Current: 43.89

0.3
86.2

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
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Traded in other countries:UHH.Germany
Riverbed Technology, Inc. was founded on May 23, 2002 and develops innovative and comprehensive solutions to the fundamental problems of IT performance across wide area networks (WANs). Its products enable its customers to simply and efficiently improve the performance of their applications and access to their data over WANs, and provide global application performance, reporting and analytics. The Company's flagship Steelhead products enable its customers to improve the performance of their applications and access to their data across WANs, typically increasing transmission speeds by 5 to 50 times and in some cases by up to 100 times. Its Steelhead products are used at both ends of a WAN connection and are designed to be more easily and transparently integrated into existing networks than alternative products. Its products address a broad range of widely used software applications, are scalable across networks of all sizes and address the wide-area distributed computing needs of every major industry. The Riverbed Optimization System (RiOS) is its proprietary software platform that provides the core intelligence and essential functionality for its Steelhead products. The Company offers tiered customer support programs depending upon the service needs of its customers' deployments. Support contracts provide customers the right to receive unspecified software product upgrades and maintenance releases issued when and if available during the support period. Product support includes internet access to technical content, as well as telephone, internet and email access to technical support personnel. Support contracts typically have a one-year term. The Company outsources manufacturing of all hardware products. Its manufacturers provide it with limited warranties to cover general product failures, and its larger manufacturing partners provide specific quality control processes and replacement cycle time commitments. The WAN optimization market is highly competitive and continually evolving. Its primary competitors include Cisco Systems, Blue Coat Systems, Juniper Networks, Citrix Systems and F5 Networks. The Company also faces competition from a large number of smaller private companies and new market entrants. Its registered trademarks in the U.S. are Riverbed, Steelhead, Riverbed (stylized), RiOS, Think Fast, Cascade and Interceptor. Its registered trademarks in Japan are Riverbed, Steelhead, Riverbed (stylized) and Think Fast. Its registered trademarks in the European Community are Riverbed, Steelhead, Riverbed (stylized) and Think Fast. The Company also has a number of trademark applications pending, in the U.S. as well as in other jurisdictions.
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