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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.88
RVBD's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
54% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 10.14 vs. RVBD: 0.88 )
RVBD' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.79   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.88

Equity to Asset 0.44
RVBD's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
51% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. RVBD: 0.44 )
RVBD' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -1.27   Max: 0.77
Current: 0.44

-1.27
0.77
Interest Coverage 0.36
RVBD's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
68% of the 397 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 109.07 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: 4
Z-Score: 2.41
M-Score: -3.17
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 0.82
RVBD's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.31 vs. RVBD: 0.82 )
RVBD' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -74.16   Max: 12.65
Current: 0.82

-74.16
12.65
Net-margin (%) -1.19
RVBD's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.04 vs. RVBD: -1.19 )
RVBD' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -73.52   Max: 8.78
Current: -1.19

-73.52
8.78
ROE (%) -1.50
RVBD's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. RVBD: -1.50 )
RVBD' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -14.54   Max: 8.97
Current: -1.5

-14.54
8.97
ROA (%) -0.65
RVBD's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 625 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. RVBD: -0.65 )
RVBD' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -71.33   Max: 6.19
Current: -0.65

-71.33
6.19
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 14.85
RVBD's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 11.39 vs. RVBD: 14.85 )
RVBD' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -732.1   Max: 313.87
Current: 14.85

-732.1
313.87
Revenue Growth (%) 21.80
RVBD's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 512 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 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
81% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 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

Q1 2013

RVBD Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 1,200,965 sh (+46.8%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 12,233,065 sh (+31.54%)
Mario Gabelli 27,000 sh (+25.77%)
Paul Singer 1,220,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 14,700 sh (-20.54%)
Steven Cohen 135,271 sh (-32.64%)
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Q2 2013

RVBD Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steven Cohen 2,211,918 sh (+1535.18%)
Mario Gabelli 51,000 sh (+88.89%)
Jim Simons 2,062,965 sh (+71.78%)
Paul Singer 1,400,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 9,828,025 sh (-19.66%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with RVBD

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Julian Robertson 2013-12-31 New Buy0.3%$13.89 - $19.04 $ 18.8616%53800
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Add 86.27%$14.73 - $17.53 $ 18.8618%95000
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 Add 88.89%$14.14 - $16.54 $ 18.8623%51000
John Burbank 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.19%$14.57 - $21.16 $ 18.868%0
George Soros 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.06%$14.57 - $21.16 $ 18.868%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$14.57 - $21.16 $ 18.868%0
Mario Gabelli 2013-03-31 Add 25.77%$14.57 - $21.16 $ 18.868%27000
George Soros 2012-12-31 New Buy0.06%$16.48 - $23.96 $ 18.86-4%253250
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 21.25%$16.48 - $23.96 $ 18.86-4%17743
John Burbank 2012-09-30 Add 1051.38%0.28%$13.68 - $23.5 $ 18.861%291300
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 New Buy0.02%$13.68 - $23.5 $ 18.861%14634
Mario Gabelli 2012-09-30 Add 38.46%$13.68 - $23.5 $ 18.861%18000
Ron Baron 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.04%$15.22 - $28.34 $ 18.86-2%0
John Burbank 2012-06-30 New Buy0.01%$15.22 - $28.34 $ 18.86-2%25300
Mario Gabelli 2012-06-30 New Buy$15.22 - $28.34 $ 18.86-2%13000
Ron Baron 2012-03-31 Add 58.63%0.02%$23.81 - $29.92 $ 18.86-27%243500
Ron Baron 2011-09-30 Add 153.72%0.01%$20.59 - $41.42 $ 18.86-32%153500
Ron Baron 2011-03-31 Reduce -42.11%0.01%$32.39 - $44.48 $ 18.86-51%60500
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/B 3.80
RVBD's P/B is ranked lower than
62% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. RVBD: 3.80 )
RVBD' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.19   Max: 21.34
Current: 3.8

2.19
21.34
P/S 3.00
RVBD's P/S is ranked lower than
70% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. RVBD: 3.00 )
RVBD' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.91   Max: 17.67
Current: 3

1.91
17.67
PFCF 16.50
RVBD's PFCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 21.60 vs. RVBD: 16.50 )
RVBD' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.35   Max: 121.83
Current: 16.5

9.35
121.83
EV-to-EBIT 333.30
RVBD's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
79% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 19.61 vs. RVBD: 333.30 )
RVBD' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 20   Max: 1477.2
Current: 333.3

20
1477.2
Shiller P/E 106.30
RVBD's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
68% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 23.91 vs. RVBD: 106.30 )
RVBD' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 71.05   Max: 572.6
Current: 106.3

71.05
572.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.10
RVBD's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
70% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. RVBD: 1.10 )
RVBD' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 2.16
Current: 1.1

1.02
2.16
Price/Median PS Value 0.60
RVBD's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. RVBD: 0.60 )
RVBD' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 2.16
Current: 0.6

0.55
2.16
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.30
RVBD's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
76% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. RVBD: 0.30 )
RVBD' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 5
Current: 0.3

0.1
5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 76.71
RVBD's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
99% of the 421 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. RVBD: 76.71 )
RVBD' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 86.2
Current: 76.71

0.3
86.2

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
Compare:PTFRY, QCOM, CSCO, ERIC, NOK » details
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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