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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

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

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Guru Trades

Q4 2012

STEC Guru Trades in Q4 2012

Paul Tudor Jones 89,400 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,576,828 sh (+97.74%)
Joel Greenblatt 400,646 sh (+37.69%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Chuck Royce 2,166,800 sh (-2.08%)
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Q1 2013

STEC Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 1,665,428 sh (+5.62%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chuck Royce 2,066,800 sh (-4.62%)
Joel Greenblatt 78,641 sh (-80.37%)
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Q2 2013

STEC Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Mario Gabelli 55,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons 1,606,310 sh (-3.55%)
Chuck Royce 494,400 sh (-76.08%)
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Q3 2013

STEC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with STEC

(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
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Sold Out $6.72 - $6.85 $ 6.841%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$3.35 - $6.8 $ 6.8476%0
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 New Buy$3.35 - $6.8 $ 6.8476%55000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -80.37%0.09%$4.42 - $5.53 $ 6.8435%78641
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 37.69%0.03%$4.07 - $6.72 $ 6.8428%400646
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 37.69%0.03%$4.07 - $6.72 $ 6.8428%400646
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 41.28%0.04%$6.79 - $9.42 $ 6.84-13%268664
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 39.42%0.05%$8.76 - $10.59 $ 6.84-24%190162
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 26.72%0.03%$8.59 - $11.72 $ 6.84-32%136394
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 New Buy0.18%$8.54 - $18.15 $ 6.84-43%107632
John Hussman 2011-06-30 Sold Out $14.53 - $21.7 $ 6.84-62%0
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Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Data Storage
Compare:WDC, STX, EMC, NTAP, SNDK » details
Traded in other countries:XTC.Germany
STEC, Inc., was incorporated in 1990 in the state of California. It provides enterprise-class Flash solid-state drives that are designed to increase the performance of enterprise-storage systems and servers that companies use to retain and access their critical data. Its products are designed for storage systems and servers that run applications requiring a high level of input/output operations per second ('IOPS') performance, capacity, reliability and low latency. The Company designs and develops its SSD controllers, enhance them with proprietary firmware and combine them with third-party Flash memory to form high-performance SSDs which provide a level of IOPS performance not currently possible with traditional hard disk drives ('HDDs'). The Company sells its SSDs to global storage and server original equipment manufacturers ('OEMs') which integrate them into storage systems and servers used by enterprises in a variety of industries including financial services, government, transportation, defense and aerospace, and transaction processing. It also manufactures small form factor Flash SSDs, cards and modules, as well as custom high density dynamic random access memory ('DRAM') modules for networking, communications and industrial applications. The Company markets its products to OEMs, leveraging its comprehensive design capabilities to offer custom storage solutions to address their specific needs. A major area of its Flash-based product investment has been applied to SSD technology. It also offers both monolithic DRAM modules and DRAM modules based on its proprietary stacking technology. The Company also offers both monolithic DRAM modules and DRAM modules based on its proprietary stacking technology. The Company's ZeusIOPS SSDs are high performance enterprise-class data storage solutions. Its MACH-class SSDs are small form factor, high throughput storage solutions for mission-critical systems in a variety of industries. The Company's Industrial Grade Advanced Technology Attachment ('ATA') PC Cards are viable alternatives to HDDs due to their high reliability and low cost per useable megabyte. CompactFlash products provide full PC Card ATA functionality but are only one-fourth the size of a standard PC Card. Its flash module products include USB and Serial ATA interfaces and are targeted toward embedded systems where device footprint and low power are critical design parameters. The Company's Secure Digital ('SD') Flash Memory Cards are small, removable and non-volatile flash memory with a high performance interface. Its USB flash drive built upon an industrial-grade flash controller technology has capacity of 1GB to 8GB, its USB Flash Drive couples convenience and portability with performance and reliability. The Company offers DRAM products, including dual in-line memory modules ('DIMMs'), small-outline DIMMs, mini-registered DIMMs, very low profile registered DIMMs ('VLP RDIMMs') and Fully-Buffered DIMMs ('FB-DIMMs'). Its pat
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