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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 46.42
SONS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
85% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. SONS: 46.42 )
SONS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 5.27   Max: No Debt
Current: 46.42

Equity to Asset 0.71
SONS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
81% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. SONS: 0.71 )
SONS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.62   Max: 0.91
Current: 0.71

-0.62
0.91
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.06
M-Score: -3.10
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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Operating margin (%) -5.20
SONS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 697 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.27 vs. SONS: -5.20 )
SONS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2437300   Max: 12.51
Current: -5.2

-2437300
12.51
Net-margin (%) -4.87
SONS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 697 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.32 vs. SONS: -4.87 )
SONS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -2388700   Max: 36.8
Current: -4.87

-2388700
36.8
ROE (%) -5.25
SONS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 691 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.27 vs. SONS: -5.25 )
SONS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -509.03   Max: 28.86
Current: -5.25

-509.03
28.86
ROA (%) -3.86
SONS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. SONS: -3.86 )
SONS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -339.95   Max: 19.66
Current: -3.86

-339.95
19.66
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -45.23
SONS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9.30 vs. SONS: -45.23 )
SONS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -3459.05   Max: 323
Current: -45.23

-3459.05
323
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.80
SONS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 581 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. SONS: 2.80 )
SONS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 37
Current: 2.8

0
37
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 26.00
SONS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. SONS: 26.00 )
SONS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -51.2   Max: 108
Current: 26

-51.2
108
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

SONS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Bill Frels 15,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 1,691,263 sh (-2.69%)
Chuck Royce 424,000 sh (-10.55%)
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Q1 2014

SONS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 62,547 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,151,543 sh (+27.22%)
Bill Frels 15,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 74,000 sh (-82.55%)
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Q2 2014

SONS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 15,447 sh (New)
Bill Frels 15,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 74,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 2,123,043 sh (-1.32%)
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Q3 2014

SONS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Bill Frels 15,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 1,688,200 sh (-20.48%)
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Ratios

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P/B 4.01
SONS's P/B is ranked higher than
55% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 vs. SONS: 4.01 )
SONS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 9.67
Current: 4.01

0.77
9.67
P/S 3.39
SONS's P/S is ranked higher than
53% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. SONS: 3.39 )
SONS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 21.09
Current: 3.39

1.03
21.09
PFCF 49.13
SONS's PFCF is ranked higher than
76% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 350.00 vs. SONS: 49.13 )
SONS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 19.7   Max: 829
Current: 49.13

19.7
829
Current Ratio 2.53
SONS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 695 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. SONS: 2.53 )
SONS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.8   Max: 8.6
Current: 2.53

1.8
8.6
Quick Ratio 2.26
SONS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 695 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. SONS: 2.26 )
SONS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.65   Max: 8.2
Current: 2.26

1.65
8.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 78.60
SONS's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
85% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SONS: 78.60 )
SONS' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 1.24   Max: 75.35
Current: 78.6

1.24
75.35
Price/Net Current Asset Value 14.56
SONS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SONS: 14.56 )
SONS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 67.47
Current: 14.56

1.05
67.47
Price/Tangible Book 5.46
SONS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
57% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. SONS: 5.46 )
SONS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 61.91
Current: 5.46

0.68
61.91
Price/DCF (Projected) 5.54
SONS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
75% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 18.50 vs. SONS: 5.54 )
SONS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 17.04
Current: 5.54

1.16
17.04
Price/Median PS Value 1.01
SONS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SONS: 1.01 )
SONS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 105.25
Current: 1.01

0.13
105.25
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -1.80
SONS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
55% of the 695 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. SONS: -1.80 )
SONS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 538.7
Current: -1.8

0.1
538.7

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
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Traded in other countries:NU4.Germany,
Sonus Networks Inc was incorporated in August 1997 as a Delaware corporation. The Company provides secure, reliable and scalable Internet Protocol networks to communications service providers and enterprises who offers Session Initiation Protocol or SIP-based solutions, including Voice over Internet Protocol, video and Unified Communications. The Company's products include GSX9000 VoIP softswitch, Sonus ASX Feature Server and Sonus PSX Centralized Routing & Policy Server, Sonus SBC 1000, Sonus SBC 2000, Sonus SBC 5100/5110, Sonus SBC 5200/5210, Sonus SBC 9000, SBC VX, Sonus SBC SWe, and Sonus SBC 7000. The Company currently provides communication solutions to service providers and to enterprises that enable them to protect, secure and unify their real time communications infrastructures. This enables the customers to seamlessly link and leverage multivendor, multiprotocol communications systems and applications across their networks in an ecosystem of IP-enabled devices such as smartphones and tablets. The Company sells its products through direct sales with additional sales support from regional channel partners. Currently the Company, with its channel partner program, Sonus Partner Assure Program, focuses on expanding its coverage of service provider and enterprise markets. The Company also sells its products with the assistance of distributors and resellers such as Arrow S3, Dimension Data, Nissho Electronics Corporation (Japan), ScanSource, TSG, Sumitomo Corporation (Japan), Verizon and Westcon. The customers include AT&T, Belgacom ICS, BT Group, CenturyLink, COLT, KDDI, Level 3, Orange, Softbank Corporation, TalkTalk, Tata Communications, T-Systems Business Services (a division of Deutsche Telekom Group), Verizon, Vonage and XO Communications. The Company competes with companies such as AudioCodes Ltd., Cisco Systems, Inc., Ericsson LM Telephone Company, GENBAND Inc., Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., Metaswitch and Oracle Corporation. As of December 31, 2013, the Company held 110 U.S. patents with expiration dates ranging from May 2014 through October 2031, and had 29 patent applications pending in the United States.
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