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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 : 9/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.40
SNDK's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
51% of the 2544 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 4.42 vs. SNDK: 1.40 )
SNDK' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.07   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.4

Equity to Asset 0.67
SNDK's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
74% of the 2511 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. SNDK: 0.67 )
SNDK' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 0.87
Current: 0.67

0.58
0.87
Interest Coverage 15.93
SNDK's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
52% of the 1460 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 97.77 vs. SNDK: 15.93 )
SNDK' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.78   Max: 9999.99
Current: 15.93

5.78
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 5.28
M-Score: -2.94
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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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 25.32
SNDK's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 2407 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. SNDK: 25.32 )
SNDK' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -58.89   Max: 30.28
Current: 25.32

-58.89
30.28
Net-margin (%) 16.90
SNDK's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 2409 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. SNDK: 16.90 )
SNDK' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -81.34   Max: 49.63
Current: 16.9

-81.34
49.63
ROE (%) 14.96
SNDK's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 2378 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 5.68 vs. SNDK: 14.96 )
SNDK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -57.74   Max: 34.61
Current: 14.96

-57.74
34.61
ROA (%) 9.94
SNDK's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 2414 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. SNDK: 9.94 )
SNDK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -33.49   Max: 27.13
Current: 9.94

-33.49
27.13
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 133.51
SNDK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 2406 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 11.68 vs. SNDK: 133.51 )
SNDK' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -483.33   Max: 297.31
Current: 133.51

-483.33
297.31
Revenue Growth (%) 8.30
SNDK's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1829 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. SNDK: 8.30 )
SNDK' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -0.7   Max: 51.8
Current: 8.3

-0.7
51.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 5.20
SNDK's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1486 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. SNDK: 5.20 )
SNDK' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 4.9   Max: 94.3
Current: 5.2

4.9
94.3
EPS Growth (%) -7.30
SNDK's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1337 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. SNDK: -7.30 )
SNDK' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -21.9   Max: 117.6
Current: -7.3

-21.9
117.6
» SNDK's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

SNDK Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Scott Black 149,426 sh (New)
Jim Simons 50,399 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,400 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 3,445 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,033,716 sh (+446.3%)
Jim Chanos 333,550 sh (+6.34%)
PRIMECAP Management 7,245,516 sh (+4.5%)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Ken Fisher 211,092 sh (-1.58%)
David Tepper 1,050,000 sh (-13.93%)
Chuck Royce 106,700 sh (-14.43%)
Andreas Halvorsen 1,077,000 sh (-45.82%)
George Soros 150,000 sh (-57.14%)
Richard Snow 10,600 sh (-79.51%)
Pioneer Investments 232,489 sh (-83.8%)
Jeremy Grantham 17,800 sh (-83.9%)
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Q3 2013

SNDK Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jean-Marie Eveillard 490,800 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 8,527 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 130,800 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 167,743 sh (+4769.17%)
Jeremy Grantham 87,800 sh (+393.26%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,000 sh (+194.12%)
Scott Black 179,491 sh (+20.12%)
PRIMECAP Management 7,992,316 sh (+10.31%)
Ken Fisher 218,143 sh (+3.34%)
Chuck Royce 106,700 sh (unchged)
Richard Snow Sold Out
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Jim Chanos 332,750 sh (-0.24%)
Jim Simons 44,199 sh (-12.3%)
David Tepper 424,934 sh (-59.53%)
Pioneer Investments 17,000 sh (-92.69%)
Steven Cohen 12,272 sh (-98.81%)
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Q4 2013

SNDK Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Caxton Associates 3,500 sh (New)
John Griffin 2,530,000 sh (New)
George Soros 50,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 941,599 sh (+2030.36%)
Louis Moore Bacon 57,700 sh (+576.67%)
Pioneer Investments 75,132 sh (+341.95%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 772,300 sh (+57.36%)
Joel Greenblatt 237,335 sh (+41.49%)
David Tepper Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 7,939,295 sh (-0.66%)
Ken Fisher 213,322 sh (-2.21%)
Scott Black 164,151 sh (-8.55%)
Chuck Royce 96,700 sh (-9.37%)
Jeremy Grantham 76,740 sh (-12.6%)
Ray Dalio 104,700 sh (-19.95%)
Jim Chanos 248,850 sh (-25.21%)
Steven Cohen 8,207 sh (-33.12%)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,500 sh (-55%)
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Q1 2014

SNDK Guru Trades in Q1 2014

John Hussman 100,000 sh (New)
Stanley Druckenmiller 130,800 sh (New)
David Dreman 2,490 sh (New)
Eric Mindich 2,132,000 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 148,000 sh (+53.05%)
Joel Greenblatt 325,891 sh (+37.31%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 904,300 sh (+17.09%)
PRIMECAP Management 8,821,785 sh (+11.12%)
Scott Black 165,380 sh (+0.75%)
John Griffin 2,530,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Jim Chanos 247,210 sh (-0.66%)
Ken Fisher 206,002 sh (-3.43%)
George Soros 30,000 sh (-40%)
Ray Dalio 60,100 sh (-42.6%)
Jim Simons 471,925 sh (-49.88%)
Jeremy Grantham 36,340 sh (-52.65%)
Pioneer Investments 17,000 sh (-77.37%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SNDK

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Hussman 2014-03-31 New Buy0.61%$67.39 - $80.73 $ 93.727%100000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 37.31%0.11%$67.39 - $80.73 $ 93.727%325891
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Reduce -42.6%0.03%$67.39 - $80.73 $ 93.727%60100
David Dreman 2014-03-31 New Buy0.02%$67.39 - $80.73 $ 93.727%2490
George Soros 2014-03-31 Reduce -40%0.01%$67.39 - $80.73 $ 93.727%30000
John Griffin 2013-12-31 New Buy1.8%$61.16 - $70.8 $ 93.739%2530000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 41.49%0.12%$61.16 - $70.8 $ 93.739%237335
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Add 57.36%0.05%$61.16 - $70.8 $ 93.739%772300
George Soros 2013-12-31 New Buy0.03%$61.16 - $70.8 $ 93.739%50000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 4769.17%0.31%$54.03 - $63.45 $ 93.760%167743
Scott Black 2013-09-30 Add 20.12%0.2%$54.03 - $63.45 $ 93.760%179491
George Soros 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.1%$54.03 - $63.45 $ 93.760%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 New Buy0.09%$54.03 - $63.45 $ 93.760%490800
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy0.07%$54.03 - $63.45 $ 93.760%130800
Scott Black 2013-06-30 New Buy1.1%$51.18 - $63.04 $ 93.764%149426
George Soros 2013-06-30 Reduce -57.14%0.13%$51.18 - $63.04 $ 93.764%150000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 New Buy0.01%$51.18 - $63.04 $ 93.764%3445
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 19.30
SNDK's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
74% of the 2660 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 31.90 vs. SNDK: 19.30 )
SNDK' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.11   Max: 177.74
Current: 19.3

6.11
177.74
P/B 3.00
SNDK's P/B is ranked lower than
55% of the 2660 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. SNDK: 3.00 )
SNDK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 7.6
Current: 3

0.26
7.6
P/S 3.50
SNDK's P/S is ranked lower than
62% of the 2660 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. SNDK: 3.50 )
SNDK' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 7.85
Current: 3.5

0.35
7.85
PFCF 14.30
SNDK's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 2660 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 83.39 vs. SNDK: 14.30 )
SNDK' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.09   Max: 287.28
Current: 14.3

6.09
287.28
EV-to-EBIT 11.68
SNDK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
81% of the 2659 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 23.82 vs. SNDK: 11.68 )
SNDK' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 104.4
Current: 11.68

4.6
104.4
PEG 1.30
SNDK's PEG is ranked higher than
89% of the 2660 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SNDK: 1.30 )
SNDK' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.21   Max: 6.04
Current: 1.3

1.21
6.04
Shiller P/E 59.50
SNDK's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 2660 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SNDK: 59.50 )
SNDK' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.41   Max: 345.77
Current: 59.5

5.41
345.77
Current Ratio 2.40
SNDK's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 2532 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. SNDK: 2.40 )
SNDK' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.94   Max: 6.69
Current: 2.4

1.94
6.69
Quick Ratio 1.97
SNDK's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 2532 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. SNDK: 1.97 )
SNDK' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.67   Max: 6.22
Current: 1.97

1.67
6.22

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.00
SNDK's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
72% of the 1660 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. SNDK: 1.00 )
SNDK' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 0.92
Current: 1

0.32
0.92
Dividend Payout 0.23
SNDK's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
94% of the 2659 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SNDK: 0.23 )
SNDK' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 0.2
Current: 0.23

0.16
0.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.00
SNDK's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
72% of the 1696 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. SNDK: 1.00 )
SNDK' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 0.92
Current: 1

0.32
0.92
Share Buyback Rate -0.20
SNDK's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
76% of the 1325 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. SNDK: -0.20 )
SNDK' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.2   Max: -13.3
Current: -0.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 146.40
SNDK's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 2660 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SNDK: 146.40 )
SNDK' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.49   Max: 126.86
Current: 146.4

2.49
126.86
Price/Tangible Book 3.20
SNDK's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
52% of the 2660 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. SNDK: 3.20 )
SNDK' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 10.09
Current: 3.2

0.64
10.09
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.50
SNDK's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2660 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SNDK: 1.50 )
SNDK' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 12.3
Current: 1.5

0.35
12.3
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
SNDK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
51% of the 2660 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. SNDK: 1.40 )
SNDK' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 10.43
Current: 1.4

0.26
10.43
Price/Graham Number 1.60
SNDK's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
68% of the 2660 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. SNDK: 1.60 )
SNDK' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 6.17
Current: 1.6

0.73
6.17
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.50
SNDK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
73% of the 2169 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. SNDK: 8.50 )
SNDK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1   Max: 21.7
Current: 8.5

1
21.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 2.10
SNDK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1567 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. SNDK: 2.10 )
SNDK' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 53.3
Current: 2.1

0.2
53.3

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Data Storage
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Traded in other countries:SSK.Germany
Sandisk Corporation was incorporated in Delaware in June 1988 under the name SunDisk Corporation and changed its name to SanDisk Corporation in August 1995. The Company design, develop and manufacture data storage solutions in a variety of form factors using flash memory, proprietary controller and firmware technologies. Its solutions include SSDs, removable cards, embedded products, universal serial bus, or USB, drives, digital media players, wafers and components. The SSD products are used in both client computing platforms and enterprise data centers and provide high-speed, high-capacity storage solutions that can be used in lieu of hard disk drives. The removable cards are applied in a wide range of consumer electronics devices such as mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras, gaming devices and personal computers. The Company's embedded flash products are used in mobile phones, navigation devices, gaming systems, imaging devices and computing platforms. For computing platforms, it provides high-speed, high-capacity storage solutions known as SSDs that could be used in lieu of hard disk drives in a variety of computing devices. Its products are manufactured by combining NAND flash memory with a controller chip. It purchases the vast majority of its NAND flash memory supply requirements through its flash venture relationships with Toshiba Corporation, which produce and provide the Company with leading-edge, low-cost memory wafers. From time-to-time, it also purchases flash memory on a foundry basis from NAND flash manufacturers including Toshiba, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and Hynix Semiconductor, Inc. The Company's products are sold in a variety of form factors and include removable cards, embedded products, USB drives, digital media players and wafers and components. The Company sells its products globally to retail and OEM customers. It relies on a combination of patents, trademarks, copyright and trade secret laws, confidentiality procedures and licensing arrangements to protect its intellectual property rights. The company had more than 1,100 patent applications pending in the U.S., and had foreign counterparts pending on many of the applications in multiple jurisdictions. Its primary competitors currently include, among others, Kingston Technology Company, Inc., Lexar, PNY Technologies, Inc., Samsung, Sony and Transcend Information, Inc.
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