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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 : 8/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
SIGM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
97% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. SIGM: No Debt )
SIGM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.74
SIGM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
78% of the 1032 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. SIGM: 0.74 )
SIGM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 0.92
Current: 0.74

0.26
0.92
Interest Coverage No Debt
SIGM's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
72% of the 599 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 767.50 vs. SIGM: No Debt )
SIGM' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.71   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

2.71
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.97
M-Score: -3.56
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 : 4/10

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Operating margin (%) -10.35
SIGM's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. SIGM: -10.35 )
SIGM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -96.22   Max: 25.9
Current: -10.35

-96.22
25.9
Net-margin (%) -11.16
SIGM's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.77 vs. SIGM: -11.16 )
SIGM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -92.02   Max: 31.74
Current: -11.16

-92.02
31.74
ROE (%) -12.53
SIGM's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1039 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.75 vs. SIGM: -12.53 )
SIGM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -91.75   Max: 35.23
Current: -12.53

-91.75
35.23
ROA (%) -9.12
SIGM's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1052 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. SIGM: -9.12 )
SIGM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -48.94   Max: 30.82
Current: -9.12

-48.94
30.82
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -38.95
SIGM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 1052 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.92 vs. SIGM: -38.95 )
SIGM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -304.23   Max: 182.95
Current: -38.95

-304.23
182.95
Revenue Growth (%) -13.70
SIGM's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 753 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 vs. SIGM: -13.70 )
SIGM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -37.6   Max: 72.5
Current: -13.7

-37.6
72.5
EBITDA Growth (%) -37.70
SIGM's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 548 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -6.40 vs. SIGM: -37.70 )
SIGM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -37.7   Max: 497.2
Current: -37.7

-37.7
497.2
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

SIGM Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 19,107 sh (New)
Jim Simons 545,203 sh (+27.84%)
John Rogers 1,967,145 sh (+16.06%)
Chuck Royce 1,620,387 sh (-2.36%)
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Q4 2013

SIGM Guru Trades in Q4 2013

John Rogers 3,489,775 sh (+77.4%)
Jim Simons 805,345 sh (+47.71%)
Chuck Royce 1,620,387 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q1 2014

SIGM Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 975,404 sh (+21.12%)
John Rogers 3,639,755 sh (+4.3%)
Chuck Royce 1,049,187 sh (-35.25%)
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Q2 2014

SIGM Guru Trades in Q2 2014

George Soros 47,500 sh (New)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Jim Simons 935,103 sh (-4.13%)
John Rogers 2,978,045 sh (-18.18%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SIGM

(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
George Soros 2014-06-30 New Buy$3.3 - $4.93 $ 3.93-2%47500
John Rogers 2013-12-31 Add 77.4%0.09%$4.06 - $5.72 $ 3.93-25%3489775
John Rogers 2013-06-30 Add 138.13%0.08%$4.58 - $5.24 $ 3.93-18%1694950
John Rogers 2013-03-31 Add 68.81%0.02%$4.36 - $5.65 $ 3.93-22%711775
John Rogers 2012-12-31 Add 24.29%0.01%$5.04 - $6.27 $ 3.93-32%421655
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.0015%$5.73 - $8.59 $ 3.93-47%0
John Rogers 2011-09-30 Reduce -21.07%0.01%$7.42 - $8.86 $ 3.93-53%215605
George Soros 2011-09-30 Reduce -44.61%$7.42 - $8.86 $ 3.93-53%11300
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Ratios

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P/B 0.93
SIGM's P/B is ranked higher than
81% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. SIGM: 0.93 )
SIGM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 16.78
Current: 0.93

0.62
16.78
P/S 0.78
SIGM's P/S is ranked higher than
77% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. SIGM: 0.78 )
SIGM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 11.17
Current: 0.78

0.63
11.17
EV-to-EBIT -3.44
SIGM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
52% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 45.06 vs. SIGM: -3.44 )
SIGM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -659.5   Max: 1857.5
Current: -3.44

-659.5
1857.5
Current Ratio 3.68
SIGM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 1052 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. SIGM: 3.68 )
SIGM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.28   Max: 12.63
Current: 3.68

1.28
12.63
Quick Ratio 3.12
SIGM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 1052 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. SIGM: 3.12 )
SIGM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 11.52
Current: 3.12

1.05
11.52

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 5.31
SIGM's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
91% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SIGM: 5.31 )
SIGM' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 1.84   Max: 272
Current: 5.31

1.84
272
Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.50
SIGM's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SIGM: 2.50 )
SIGM' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.61   Max: 662.5
Current: 2.5

1.61
662.5
Price/Tangible Book 1.13
SIGM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
79% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. SIGM: 1.13 )
SIGM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 13.48
Current: 1.13

0.93
13.48
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.82
SIGM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SIGM: 0.82 )
SIGM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 75.67
Current: 0.82

0.44
75.67
Price/Median PS Value 0.44
SIGM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. SIGM: 0.44 )
SIGM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 6.22
Current: 0.44

0.38
6.22
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -29.10
SIGM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
106% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. SIGM: -29.10 )
SIGM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 48.9
Current: -29.1

0.1
48.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 4.07
SIGM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
81% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. SIGM: 4.07 )
SIGM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2.2   Max: 19.3
Current: 4.07

-2.2
19.3

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductors
Compare:INTC, TSM, BRCM, ARMH, ADI » details
Traded in other countries:SG2.Germany
Sigma Designs, Inc., a California corporation was incorporated in January 1982. The Company focuses integrated system-on-chip, or SoC, solutions that serve as the foundation for consumer products including televisions, set-top boxes, and video networking products. Its products are semiconductors that are targeted towards end-product manufacturers, Original Equipment Manufacturers, or OEMs and Original Design Manufacturers, or ODMs. The Company's products include, Media Processor SoCs, Home Networking Controllers and Home Control and Energy Management Automation. The media processor SoC product line consists of functionally similar platforms that are based on highly integrated chips, embedded software, and hardware reference designs. The integrated functions include applications processing (CPU), graphics processing (GPU), media processing (audio and video decoding/encoding), display processing, security management, memory control, and peripheral interfaces. The home networking product line consists of wired home networking controller chipsets that are designed to provide connectivity solutions between various home entertainment products and incoming video streams. These solutions are based on the HomePNA (HPNA), HomePlug AV (HPAV), and G.hn standards. The home control and energy management automation product line consists of our wireless Z-Wave chipsets and modules. These devices enable consumers to enjoy advanced home control and energy management automation functionality, such as home security, environmental and energy control and monitoring, within both new and existing homes. The Company also offers certain legacy products that are sold into prosumer and other industrial applications. These products include VXP brand video image processor chipsets and video encoder chipsets. It sells its products into six primary markets which are the Digital Television, or DTV, market, home networking market, internet protocol television, or IPTV, media processor market, home control and energy management market, prosumer and industrial audio/video market, and the connected media player market. The Company's main competitors are Broadcom Corporation, Intel Corporation, Mediatek, MStar Semiconductor, RealTek and ST Microelectronics, for its media processor; Broadcom, Marvell Technology Group, Ltd. and Qualcomm for its HPNA and HPAV products; Texas Instruments, Freescale and Silicon Lab for its Z-Wave products and Pixelworks and Marvell for VXP products. Its products and certain aspects of its operations are regulated under various environmental laws in the U.S., Europe and other parts of the world.
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