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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.12
SNDK's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
61% of the 2641 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. SNDK: 1.12 )
SNDK' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.07   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.12

Equity to Asset 0.65
SNDK's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
73% of the 2611 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. SNDK: 0.65 )
SNDK' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 0.87
Current: 0.65

0.58
0.87
Interest Coverage 15.93
SNDK's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
52% of the 1629 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 126.19 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: 6
Z-Score: 5.14
M-Score: -2.73
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 26.24
SNDK's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 2641 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. SNDK: 26.24 )
SNDK' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -58.89   Max: 30.28
Current: 26.24

-58.89
30.28
Net-margin (%) 17.27
SNDK's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 2641 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. SNDK: 17.27 )
SNDK' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -81.34   Max: 49.63
Current: 17.27

-81.34
49.63
ROE (%) 16.46
SNDK's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 2604 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 5.75 vs. SNDK: 16.46 )
SNDK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -47.3   Max: 41.62
Current: 16.46

-47.3
41.62
ROA (%) 11.11
SNDK's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 2652 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. SNDK: 11.11 )
SNDK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -30.18   Max: 33.97
Current: 11.11

-30.18
33.97
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 129.16
SNDK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 2648 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 9.62 vs. SNDK: 129.16 )
SNDK' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -285.68   Max: 294.71
Current: 129.16

-285.68
294.71
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 8.30
SNDK's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1951 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. SNDK: 8.30 )
SNDK' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -0.7   Max: 51.8
Current: 8.3

-0.7
51.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 5.20
SNDK's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1603 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. SNDK: 5.20 )
SNDK' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 4.9   Max: 94.3
Current: 5.2

4.9
94.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -7.30
SNDK's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1461 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. SNDK: -7.30 )
SNDK' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 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

Q4 2013

SNDK Guru Trades in Q4 2013

John Griffin 2,530,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 3,500 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)
Eric Mindich 2,132,000 sh (New)
David Dreman 2,490 sh (New)
Stanley Druckenmiller 130,800 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)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 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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Q2 2014

SNDK Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ken Heebner 1,090,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 49,621 sh (New)
George Soros 325,000 sh (+983.33%)
Pioneer Investments 81,553 sh (+379.72%)
Stanley Druckenmiller 330,600 sh (+152.75%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,078,400 sh (+19.25%)
Chuck Royce 173,600 sh (+17.3%)
Joel Greenblatt 348,431 sh (+6.92%)
Ken Fisher 220,011 sh (+6.8%)
John Griffin 2,530,000 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 8,698,415 sh (-1.4%)
Eric Mindich 1,483,000 sh (-30.44%)
Scott Black 97,950 sh (-40.77%)
Jim Chanos 139,720 sh (-43.48%)
Jeremy Grantham 17,546 sh (-51.72%)
Ray Dalio 19,700 sh (-67.22%)
Jim Simons 90,099 sh (-80.91%)
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Q3 2014

SNDK Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Andreas Halvorsen 2,172,270 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 84,398 sh (+70.09%)
George Soros 450,000 sh (+38.46%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,246,100 sh (+15.55%)
Chuck Royce 190,520 sh (+9.75%)
Scott Black 99,620 sh (+1.7%)
John Griffin 2,530,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Ken Heebner 1,080,000 sh (-0.92%)
Pioneer Investments 79,953 sh (-1.96%)
Jim Chanos 134,678 sh (-3.61%)
PRIMECAP Management 8,327,490 sh (-4.26%)
Ken Fisher 197,001 sh (-10.46%)
Joel Greenblatt 297,266 sh (-14.68%)
Eric Mindich 959,000 sh (-35.33%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SNDK

(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
Andreas Halvorsen 2014-09-30 New Buy0.85%$90.79 - $107.83 $ 99.992%2172270
George Soros 2014-09-30 Add 38.46%0.09%$90.79 - $107.83 $ 99.992%450000
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.02%$90.79 - $107.83 $ 99.992%0
Ken Heebner 2014-06-30 New Buy3%$73.65 - $103.24 $ 99.9910%1090000
Scott Black 2014-06-30 Reduce -40.77%0.61%$73.65 - $103.24 $ 99.9910%97950
John Hussman 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.61%$73.65 - $103.24 $ 99.9910%0
George Soros 2014-06-30 Add 983.33%0.24%$73.65 - $103.24 $ 99.9910%325000
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Reduce -67.22%0.03%$73.65 - $103.24 $ 99.9910%19700
David Dreman 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$73.65 - $103.24 $ 99.9910%0
John Hussman 2014-03-31 New Buy0.61%$67.39 - $80.73 $ 99.9936%100000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 37.31%0.11%$67.39 - $80.73 $ 99.9936%325891
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Reduce -42.6%0.03%$67.39 - $80.73 $ 99.9936%60100
David Dreman 2014-03-31 New Buy0.02%$67.39 - $80.73 $ 99.9936%2490
George Soros 2014-03-31 Reduce -40%0.01%$67.39 - $80.73 $ 99.9936%30000
John Griffin 2013-12-31 New Buy1.8%$61.16 - $70.8 $ 99.9948%2530000
David Tepper 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.4%$61.16 - $70.8 $ 99.9948%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 41.49%0.12%$61.16 - $70.8 $ 99.9948%237335
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Add 57.36%0.05%$61.16 - $70.8 $ 99.9948%772300
George Soros 2013-12-31 New Buy0.03%$61.16 - $70.8 $ 99.9948%50000
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 20.80
SNDK's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
71% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 32.50 vs. SNDK: 20.80 )
SNDK' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.11   Max: 177.74
Current: 20.8

6.11
177.74
P/B 3.19
SNDK's P/B is ranked lower than
54% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. SNDK: 3.19 )
SNDK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 5.53
Current: 3.19

0.26
5.53
P/S 3.59
SNDK's P/S is ranked lower than
59% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. SNDK: 3.59 )
SNDK' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 6.37
Current: 3.59

0.35
6.37
PFCF 14.64
SNDK's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 100.00 vs. SNDK: 14.64 )
SNDK' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.09   Max: 287.28
Current: 14.64

6.09
287.28
EV-to-EBIT 12.56
SNDK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
78% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 23.98 vs. SNDK: 12.56 )
SNDK' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -27.3   Max: 104.4
Current: 12.56

-27.3
104.4
PEG 1.42
SNDK's PEG is ranked higher than
89% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SNDK: 1.42 )
SNDK' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.21   Max: 6.04
Current: 1.42

1.21
6.04
Shiller P/E 47.03
SNDK's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SNDK: 47.03 )
SNDK' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.47   Max: 345.77
Current: 47.03

5.47
345.77
Current Ratio 1.97
SNDK's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 2637 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. SNDK: 1.97 )
SNDK' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.94   Max: 6.69
Current: 1.97

1.94
6.69
Quick Ratio 1.61
SNDK's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 2637 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. SNDK: 1.61 )
SNDK' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.61   Max: 6.22
Current: 1.61

1.61
6.22

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.05
SNDK's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
69% of the 1731 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. SNDK: 1.05 )
SNDK' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 1.18
Current: 1.05

0.32
1.18
Dividend Payout 0.20
SNDK's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
87% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 6.59 vs. SNDK: 0.20 )
SNDK' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 0.28
Current: 0.2

0.16
0.28
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.10
SNDK's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
69% of the 1785 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. SNDK: 1.10 )
SNDK' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 1.18
Current: 1.1

0.32
1.18
Share Buyback Rate -0.20
SNDK's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
78% of the 1385 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. SNDK: -0.20 )
SNDK' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.2   Max: -14.7
Current: -0.2

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 4.03
SNDK's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
53% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. SNDK: 4.03 )
SNDK' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 10.09
Current: 4.03

0.64
10.09
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.47
SNDK's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
83% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SNDK: 1.47 )
SNDK' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 12.3
Current: 1.47

0.35
12.3
Price/Median PS Value 1.45
SNDK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
51% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. SNDK: 1.45 )
SNDK' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 10.42
Current: 1.45

0.26
10.42
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.29
SNDK's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SNDK: 2.29 )
SNDK' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 7.17
Current: 2.29

0.27
7.17
Price/Graham Number 1.86
SNDK's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
66% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. SNDK: 1.86 )
SNDK' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 6.17
Current: 1.86

0.73
6.17
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.00
SNDK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
77% of the 2615 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. SNDK: 8.00 )
SNDK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1   Max: 21.7
Current: 8

1
21.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 13.54
SNDK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1183 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 7.35 vs. SNDK: 13.54 )
SNDK' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 54.5
Current: 13.54

0.9
54.5

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Data Storage
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Traded in other countries:SSK.Germany, SNDK.Mexico,
Sandisk Corp was incorporated in Delaware in June 1988 under the name SunDisk Corporation and changed its name to SanDisk Corporation in August 1995. The Company designs, develops and manufactures data storage solutions in a variety of form factors using flash memory, controller, firmware and software technologies. Its solutions include SSDs, embedded products, removable cards, universal serial bus, or USB, drives, wireless media drives, digital media players, and wafers and components. The Company's 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. Its embedded flash products are used in mobile phones, tablets, computing platforms, imaging devices, and many other products. Its removable cards are used in a wide range of consumer electronics devices such as mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras, gaming devices and personal computers, or PCs. The Company operates in one segment, flash memory storage products. The Company competes with NAND flash memory manufacturers, including Hynix, Intel, Micron Technology, Inc., or Micron, Samsung and Toshiba. The Company's primary competitors currently include, among others, Kingston Technology Company, Inc., or Kingston, Lexar Media, Inc., or Lexar, a subsidiary of Micron, PNY Technologies, Inc., or PNY, Samsung, Sony and Transcend Information, Inc., or Transcend. In the USB flash drive market, It faces competition from a large number of competitors, including Kingston, Lexar, PNY, Toshiba, and Verbatim Americas, LLC, or Verbatim. SanDisk is the Company's trademark, and is registered in the U.S. and other countries.
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