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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 : 7/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
SWIR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
93% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 10.14 vs. SWIR: No Debt )
SWIR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 14498.67
Current: No Debt

2.4
14498.67
Equity to Asset 0.71
SWIR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
77% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. SWIR: 0.71 )
SWIR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 0.91
Current: 0.71

0.64
0.91
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.00
M-Score: -2.14
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 : 3/10

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industry
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Operating margin (%) -4.00
SWIR's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.31 vs. SWIR: -4.00 )
SWIR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -60.21   Max: 13.08
Current: -4

-60.21
13.08
Net-margin (%) 12.46
SWIR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.04 vs. SWIR: 12.46 )
SWIR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -64.37   Max: 13.41
Current: 12.46

-64.37
13.41
ROE (%) 15.16
SWIR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. SWIR: 15.16 )
SWIR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -102   Max: 17.51
Current: 15.16

-102
17.51
ROA (%) 10.75
SWIR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 625 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. SWIR: 10.75 )
SWIR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -69.95   Max: 13.53
Current: 10.75

-69.95
13.53
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -37.96
SWIR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 11.39 vs. SWIR: -37.96 )
SWIR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -361.84   Max: 271.08
Current: -37.96

-361.84
271.08
Revenue Growth (%) 7.60
SWIR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 512 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. SWIR: 7.60 )
SWIR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -16.2   Max: 62.4
Current: 7.6

-16.2
62.4
EPS Growth (%) -23.10
SWIR's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. SWIR: -23.10 )
SWIR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -52.3   Max: 46.8
Current: -23.1

-52.3
46.8
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

SWIR Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Chuck Royce 696,600 sh (+20388.2%)
Charles Brandes 1,623,813 sh (+5.13%)
Jim Simons 158,784 sh (-7.46%)
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Q2 2013

SWIR Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Chuck Royce 1,151,200 sh (+65.26%)
Charles Brandes 1,643,303 sh (+1.2%)
Jim Simons 41,400 sh (-73.93%)
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Q3 2013

SWIR Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 73,784 sh (+78.22%)
Chuck Royce 1,149,900 sh (-0.11%)
Charles Brandes 1,570,624 sh (-4.42%)
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Q4 2013

SWIR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 454,184 sh (+515.56%)
Chuck Royce 830,800 sh (-27.75%)
Charles Brandes 524,446 sh (-66.61%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SWIR

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Charles Brandes 2013-12-31 Reduce -66.61%0.22%$16.54 - $23.68 $ 21.5413%524446
Charles Brandes 2012-12-31 Add 27.86%0.03%$7.52 - $8.33 $ 21.54172%1544631
Charles Brandes 2011-12-31 Add 41.27%0.02%$6.07 - $7.67 $ 21.54211%960300
Charles Brandes 2011-09-30 Add 42.17%0.01%$6.87 - $11.75 $ 21.54144%679784
George Soros 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0069%$6.87 - $11.75 $ 21.54144%0
George Soros 2011-06-30 New Buy0.01%$10.8 - $12.25 $ 21.5489%42000
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 12.00
SWIR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
85% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 22.80 vs. SWIR: 12.00 )
SWIR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.69   Max: 285
Current: 12

1.69
285
P/B 1.83
SWIR's P/B is ranked higher than
63% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. SWIR: 1.83 )
SWIR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 7.27
Current: 1.83

0.25
7.27
P/S 1.51
SWIR's P/S is ranked lower than
53% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. SWIR: 1.51 )
SWIR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 7.44
Current: 1.51

0.16
7.44
PFCF 153.86
SWIR's PFCF is ranked lower than
70% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 21.60 vs. SWIR: 153.86 )
SWIR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.44   Max: 767
Current: 153.86

1.44
767
Shiller P/E 64.66
SWIR's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
63% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 23.91 vs. SWIR: 64.66 )
SWIR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.42   Max: 389.25
Current: 64.66

6.42
389.25

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 21.54
SWIR's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
69% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 11.00 vs. SWIR: 21.54 )
SWIR' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 24.17
Current: 21.54

4.7
24.17
Price/Net Current Asset Value 5.55
SWIR's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
64% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 vs. SWIR: 5.55 )
SWIR' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.52   Max: 10.73
Current: 5.55

2.52
10.73
Price/Tangible Book 3.07
SWIR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
53% of the 548 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. SWIR: 3.07 )
SWIR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 7.08
Current: 3.07

0.59
7.08
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.48
SWIR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
62% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. SWIR: 1.48 )
SWIR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 29.91
Current: 1.48

0.36
29.91
Price/Median PS Value 1.31
SWIR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
53% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SWIR: 1.31 )
SWIR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 11.71
Current: 1.31

0.28
11.71
Price/Graham Number 1.28
SWIR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
68% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. SWIR: 1.28 )
SWIR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 5.13
Current: 1.28

0.27
5.13
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.20
SWIR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
98% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. SWIR: 1.20 )
SWIR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 443.7
Current: 1.2

0.2
443.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.88
SWIR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
73% of the 421 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. SWIR: 1.88 )
SWIR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -7.1   Max: 9.6
Current: 1.88

-7.1
9.6

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
Compare:PTFRY, QCOM, CSCO, ERIC, NOK » details
Traded in other countries:SW.Canada, WRW.Germany
Sierra Wireless, Inc. was incorporated under the Canada Business Corporations Act on May 31, 1993. The Company provides edge wireless solutions for the mobile computing and machine-to-machine (M2M) markets. The Company develops and markets a range of products that include wireless modems for mobile computers, embedded modules and software for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), intelligent wireless gateway solutions for industrial, commercial and public safety applications and an innovative platform for delivering device management and end-to-end application services. The Company also provides professional services to OEM customers during their product development and launch process, leveraging its expertise in wireless design, software, integration and certification to provide built-in wireless connectivity for mobile computing devices and M2M solutions. Its products, services and solutions connect people, their mobile computers and machines to wireless voice and mobile broadband networks around the world. Its acquisition of Wavecom S.A. on February 27, 2009 enhances its product and service offering in the global M2M market by adding highly sophisticated wireless module platforms and solutions which integrate all of the necessary software and hardware on embedded devices that can be used for a wide variety of applications. The Company's mobile computing products are used by businesses, consumers and government organizations to enable high speed wireless access to a wide range of applications, including the Internet, e-mail, corporate intranet, remote databases and corporate and consumer applications. Its expanded line-up of embedded wireless solutions is used by a wide range of OEMs to wirelessly enable their products and solutions. The Company's OEM customers cover a broad range of industries including mobile computing, networking equipment, automotive, energy, security, transaction processing, industrial control and monitoring and fleet management. Its rugged mobile and M2M gateway solutions are used mainlyin the public safety, energy, industrial, fleet management and transaction processing markets. The Company sells its products mainly through indirect channels, including wireless operators, OEMs, distributors and value added resellers. The Company operates in the wireless communications solutions industry and senior management makes decisions about allocating resources based on the following segments: Mobile computing segment and Wavecom segment. Mobile computing segment which is comprised of: Mobile computing and Machine-to-machine. Wavecom segment includes its wireless module platforms and solutions acquired with its acquisition of Wavecom, which integrates all of the necessary software and hardware on embedded devices for M2M and automotive communications. Its current product line of wireless modem solutions includes wide-area wireless AirCard products, embedded modules for notebook computers and other electronic dev

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