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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 6.33
SHOR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
63% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 10.14 vs. SHOR: 6.33 )
SHOR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.61   Max: 12333
Current: 6.33

1.61
12333
Equity to Asset 0.55
SHOR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
58% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. SHOR: 0.55 )
SHOR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -2.18   Max: 0.79
Current: 0.55

-2.18
0.79
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 2.51
M-Score: -3.12
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -7.29
SHOR's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.31 vs. SHOR: -7.29 )
SHOR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -244.87   Max: 6.45
Current: -7.29

-244.87
6.45
Net-margin (%) -8.20
SHOR's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.04 vs. SHOR: -8.20 )
SHOR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -245.3   Max: 6.5
Current: -8.2

-245.3
6.5
ROE (%) -16.46
SHOR's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. SHOR: -16.46 )
SHOR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -16.46   Max: 2.33
Current: -16.46

-16.46
2.33
ROA (%) -8.57
SHOR's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 625 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. SHOR: -8.57 )
SHOR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -146.06   Max: 12.96
Current: -8.57

-146.06
12.96
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -146.33
SHOR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 11.39 vs. SHOR: -146.33 )
SHOR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -216.71   Max: 73.14
Current: -146.33

-216.71
73.14
Revenue Growth (%) 17.40
SHOR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 512 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. SHOR: 17.40 )
SHOR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 18.7
Current: 17.4

0
18.7
EBITDA Growth (%) -17.30
SHOR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. SHOR: -17.30 )
SHOR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -2.6
Current: -17.3

EPS Growth (%) 14.90
SHOR's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. SHOR: 14.90 )
SHOR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 14.9
Current: 14.9

0
14.9
» SHOR's 10-Y Financials

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Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

SHOR Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Steven Cohen 1,025,000 sh (+2.43%)
Jim Simons 422,600 sh (-22.43%)
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Q2 2013

SHOR Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 445,700 sh (+5.47%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q3 2013

SHOR Guru Trades in Q3 2013

RS Investment Management 233,400 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 33,315 sh (New)
Jim Simons 697,000 sh (+56.38%)
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Q4 2013

SHOR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 31,032 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 36,098 sh (+8.35%)
RS Investment Management 233,400 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 494,184 sh (-29.1%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SHOR

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Burbank 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$4.16 - $5.13 $ 8.0476%0
John Burbank 2012-09-30 Add 40.31%$3.91 - $4.78 $ 8.0487%36782
John Burbank 2012-06-30 New Buy$3.76 - $5.76 $ 8.0479%26214
George Soros 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0017%$4.76 - $10.7 $ 8.044%0
George Soros 2011-06-30 New Buy$8.61 - $11.92 $ 8.04-20%11800
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Ratios

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P/B 2.95
SHOR's P/B is ranked lower than
54% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. SHOR: 2.95 )
SHOR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.27   Max: 7.27
Current: 2.95

1.27
7.27
P/S 1.44
SHOR's P/S is ranked higher than
50% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. SHOR: 1.44 )
SHOR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 5.48
Current: 1.44

0.64
5.48
PFCF 23.65
SHOR's PFCF is ranked higher than
59% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 21.60 vs. SHOR: 23.65 )
SHOR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.5   Max: 99999999.99
Current: 23.65

9.5
99999999.99
EV-to-EBIT -66.89
SHOR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
73% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 19.61 vs. SHOR: -66.89 )
SHOR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 18.3   Max: 123.2
Current: -66.89

18.3
123.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Tangible Book 53.60
SHOR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
89% of the 548 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. SHOR: 53.60 )
SHOR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.69   Max: 201.33
Current: 53.6

1.69
201.33
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.61
SHOR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
53% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. SHOR: 2.61 )
SHOR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.29   Max: 3.3
Current: 2.61

1.29
3.3
Price/Median PS Value 0.94
SHOR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
76% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SHOR: 0.94 )
SHOR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 2.84
Current: 0.94

0.45
2.84
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.90
SHOR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
69% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. SHOR: 0.90 )
SHOR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 5.5
Current: 0.9

0.8
5.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.20
SHOR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
72% of the 421 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. SHOR: 1.20 )
SHOR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2.1   Max: 22.8
Current: 1.2

-2.1
22.8

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
Compare:PTFRY, QCOM, CSCO, ERIC, NOK » details
Traded in other countries:SH5.Germany
ShoreTel, Inc. was originally incorporated in California in September 1996, and reincorporated in Delaware in June 2007. The Company is a provider of Internet Protocol, or IP, unified communications systems for enterprises. Its systems are based on its distributed software architecture and switch-based hardware platform which enable multi-site enterprises to be served by a single system. Its systems enable a single point of management, easy installation and a degree of scalability and reliability and provide end users with a consistent, full suite of features across the enterprise, regardless of location. The Company's solution is comprised of ShoreTel Voice Switches, ShoreTel IP Phones and ShoreTel Software applications. It provides its systems to enterprises across all industries, including to small and medium companies and public institutions. Its ShoreGear switches provide call management functionality and each switch in the system is capable of independently establishing and terminating calls without relying on a centralized call control server. Its ShorePhone IP phones offers a range of performance phones to meet the needs of the different types of end users across the enterprise. It phones are designed to provide a combination of ergonomics, sound quality and appearance. Its ShoreWare software features a number of applications that facilitate the end user experience and enterprise system management. The Company sells its products and services mainly through a network of channel partners, including distributors in most international markets. It competes with providers of enterprise unified communications systems, such as: Providers of IP systems, including 3Com and Cisco Systems and Providers of hybrid and IP systems, including Avaya, Alcatel-Lucent, Mitel Networks and Nortel Networks.

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