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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 81.25
SONS's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
79% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. SONS: 81.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
SONS' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.97  Med: 118.67 Max: No Debt
Current: 81.25
Equity-to-Asset 0.71
SONS's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
85% of the 413 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. SONS: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
SONS' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.82  Med: 0.72 Max: 0.82
Current: 0.71
-0.82
0.82
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: -1.40
Beneish M-Score: -2.90
WACC vs ROIC
19.16%
-13.07%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % -5.39
SONS's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
80% of the 413 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.55 vs. SONS: -5.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
SONS' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.1  Med: -6.72 Max: -4.64
Current: -5.39
-19.1
-4.64
Net Margin % -5.52
SONS's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
75% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. SONS: -5.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
SONS' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -38.76  Med: -6.55 Max: -2.17
Current: -5.52
-38.76
-2.17
ROE % -6.31
SONS's ROE % is ranked lower than
75% of the 397 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.72 vs. SONS: -6.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
SONS' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.97  Med: -6.2 Max: -1.2
Current: -6.31
-26.97
-1.2
ROA % -4.57
SONS's ROA % is ranked lower than
79% of the 422 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. SONS: -4.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
SONS' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.74  Med: -4.49 Max: -0.92
Current: -4.57
-19.74
-0.92
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -52.32
SONS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
88% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.31 vs. SONS: -52.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
SONS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -108.15  Med: -56.4 Max: -25.47
Current: -52.32
-108.15
-25.47
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 1.00
SONS's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
52% of the 386 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. SONS: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
SONS' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 2 Max: 36.8
Current: 1
0
36.8
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -11.20
SONS's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
62% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -3.00 vs. SONS: -11.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
SONS' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -51.2  Med: -10.95 Max: 108
Current: -11.2
-51.2
108
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-05-15 Est.)


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Cash & Debt
Operating Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

SONS Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Joel Greenblatt 36,731 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 18,988 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,901,965 sh (+122.32%)
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Q2 2016

SONS Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jim Simons 2,168,689 sh (+14.02%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Q3 2016

SONS Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 1,906,189 sh (-12.10%)
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Q4 2016

SONS Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 24,400 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,783,500 sh (-6.44%)
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services    NAICS: 517919    SIC: 7373
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Sonus Networks Inc is a provider of networked solutions for communications service. It is a supplier of Session Initiation Protocol-based communication equipment including VoIP, video and Unified Communications through IP networks.

Sonus' equipment and software enables the flow of voice calls between traditional circuit-switched and newer packet-switched networks. The company has emerged with the leading market share in next-generation voice-switching equipment in the United States and Japan. The firm's main customers are long-distance carriers, local phone companies, and cable operators such as such as AT&T, Verizon, and British Telecom.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Forward PE Ratio 322.58
SONS's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
99% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.48 vs. SONS: 322.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 1.49
SONS's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. SONS: 1.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
SONS' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.77  Med: 1.9 Max: 5.14
Current: 1.49
0.77
5.14
PS Ratio 1.29
SONS's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. SONS: 1.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
SONS' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.03  Med: 2.85 Max: 7.53
Current: 1.29
1.03
7.53
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 22.24
SONS's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
64% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.91 vs. SONS: 22.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
SONS' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.43  Med: 45.52 Max: 11150
Current: 22.24
10.43
11150
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 16.86
SONS's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
89% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. SONS: 16.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
SONS' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.83  Med: 39.85 Max: 290.55
Current: 16.86
8.83
290.55
EV-to-EBITDA 55.11
SONS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
97% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.31 vs. SONS: 55.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SONS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1200.9  Med: 17.3 Max: 1518.7
Current: 55.11
-1200.9
1518.7
Current Ratio 2.31
SONS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 402 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. SONS: 2.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SONS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.8  Med: 3.75 Max: 5.54
Current: 2.31
1.8
5.54
Quick Ratio 2.07
SONS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 402 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. SONS: 2.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SONS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.65  Med: 3.49 Max: 5.33
Current: 2.07
1.65
5.33
Days Inventory 90.48
SONS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
92% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.35 vs. SONS: 90.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SONS' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 60.95  Med: 86.61 Max: 97.38
Current: 90.48
60.95
97.38
Days Sales Outstanding 77.83
SONS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
75% of the 316 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.58 vs. SONS: 77.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SONS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 74.67  Med: 77.68 Max: 98.71
Current: 77.83
74.67
98.71
Days Payable 28.03
SONS's Days Payable is ranked lower than
75% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 64.11 vs. SONS: 28.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SONS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.37  Med: 31.43 Max: 64.29
Current: 28.03
23.37
64.29

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 2.40
SONS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. SONS: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
SONS' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -247.6  Med: -1.95 Max: 4.2
Current: 2.4
-247.6
4.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Net-Cash 65.50
SONS's Price-to-Net-Cash is ranked lower than
95% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.55 vs. SONS: 65.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Cash only.
SONS' s Price-to-Net-Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.43  Med: 8.68 Max: 73.52
Current: 65.5
2.43
73.52
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 3.64
SONS's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked higher than
58% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.91 vs. SONS: 3.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
SONS' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.5  Med: 4.03 Max: 34.12
Current: 3.64
1.5
34.12
Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.32
SONS's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
56% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.81 vs. SONS: 2.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
SONS' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.07  Med: 3.27 Max: 30.73
Current: 2.32
1.07
30.73
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.76
SONS's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
63% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. SONS: 1.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
SONS' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.24  Med: 2.15 Max: 9.35
Current: 1.76
1.24
9.35
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.45
SONS's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. SONS: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
SONS' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 1.12 Max: 16
Current: 0.45
0.43
16
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -4.97
SONS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
83% of the 474 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.64 vs. SONS: -4.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
SONS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.08  Med: 2.1 Max: 451.6
Current: -4.97
-5.08
451.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $252.6
EPS (TTM) $ -0.28
Beta2.22
Short Percentage of Float2.61%
52-Week Range $5.51 - 10.00
Shares Outstanding (Mil)49.07

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 235 254
EPS ($) 0.02 0.21
EPS without NRI ($) 0.02 0.21
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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