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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
99% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. SWIR: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SWIR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 2.26  Med: 160.53 Max: 31286.33
Current: No Debt
2.26
31286.33
Equity to Asset 0.68
SWIR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
67% of the 491 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. SWIR: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SWIR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.59  Med: 0.72 Max: 0.92
Current: 0.68
0.59
0.92
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 4.27
M-Score: -2.32
WACC vs ROIC
2.28%
13.04%
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 : 5/10

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Operating margin (%) 0.53
SWIR's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. SWIR: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SWIR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -60.21  Med: -4.00 Max: 13.08
Current: 0.53
-60.21
13.08
Net-margin (%) -3.95
SWIR's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. SWIR: -3.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SWIR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -64.37  Med: 2.22 Max: 13.41
Current: -3.95
-64.37
13.41
ROE (%) -6.49
SWIR's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 511 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.89 vs. SWIR: -6.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SWIR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -70.94  Med: -0.17 Max: 20.96
Current: -6.49
-70.94
20.96
ROA (%) -4.54
SWIR's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. SWIR: -4.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SWIR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -54.21  Med: -0.24 Max: 16.15
Current: -4.54
-54.21
16.15
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -20.87
SWIR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 7.89 vs. SWIR: -20.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SWIR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -355.4  Med: -24.67 Max: 332.06
Current: -20.87
-355.4
332.06
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 22.50
SWIR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. SWIR: 22.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SWIR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -21.3  Med: 14.20 Max: 65.6
Current: 22.5
-21.3
65.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -28.30
SWIR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -3.10 vs. SWIR: -28.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SWIR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -53.3  Med: -23.45 Max: 40.6
Current: -28.3
-53.3
40.6
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

SWIR Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 320,384 sh (+100.51%)
Charles Brandes Sold Out
Chuck Royce 625,800 sh (-13.81%)
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Q4 2014

SWIR Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Chase Coleman 500,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 425,884 sh (+32.93%)
Chuck Royce 322,100 sh (-48.53%)
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Q1 2015

SWIR Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Joel Greenblatt 21,027 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 14,600 sh (New)
Chase Coleman Sold Out
Chuck Royce 254,500 sh (-20.99%)
Jim Simons 163,800 sh (-61.54%)
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Q2 2015

SWIR Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Ken Fisher Sold Out
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Ratios

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Forward P/E 16.05
SWIR's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
51% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 16.23 vs. SWIR: 16.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 2.36
SWIR's P/B is ranked lower than
60% of the 501 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. SWIR: 2.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SWIR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.25  Med: 1.35 Max: 4.37
Current: 2.36
0.25
4.37
P/S 1.53
SWIR's P/S is ranked lower than
58% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. SWIR: 1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SWIR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 1.12 Max: 3.47
Current: 1.53
0.17
3.47
PFCF 54.49
SWIR's PFCF is ranked lower than
78% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 18.83 vs. SWIR: 54.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SWIR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.56  Med: 24.11 Max: 566
Current: 54.49
1.56
566
POCF 33.14
SWIR's POCF is ranked lower than
75% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 15.16 vs. SWIR: 33.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SWIR' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.15  Med: 13.38 Max: 252
Current: 33.14
1.15
252
Current Ratio 2.05
SWIR's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 502 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. SWIR: 2.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SWIR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.53  Med: 2.96 Max: 12.81
Current: 2.05
1.53
12.81
Quick Ratio 1.90
SWIR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 502 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. SWIR: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SWIR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.39  Med: 2.56 Max: 12.81
Current: 1.9
1.39
12.81
Days Inventory 12.66
SWIR's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
92% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 70.23 vs. SWIR: 12.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SWIR' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 12.35  Med: 29.19 Max: 146.27
Current: 12.66
12.35
146.27
Days Sales Outstanding 88.89
SWIR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
65% of the 474 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 72.05 vs. SWIR: 88.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SWIR' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 38.89  Med: 68.88 Max: 153.24
Current: 88.89
38.89
153.24

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 8.35
SWIR's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
72% of the 347 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.66 vs. SWIR: 8.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
SWIR' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.64  Med: 3.17 Max: 23.79
Current: 8.35
0.64
23.79
Price/Tangible Book 6.47
SWIR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
80% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. SWIR: 6.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SWIR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.58  Med: 2.56 Max: 20.91
Current: 6.47
0.58
20.91
Price/Projected FCF 2.45
SWIR's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
74% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. SWIR: 2.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SWIR' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.24  Med: 1.18 Max: 32.18
Current: 2.45
0.24
32.18
Price/Median PS Value 1.38
SWIR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
65% of the 451 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. SWIR: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SWIR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 1.16 Max: 34.53
Current: 1.38
0.21
34.53
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -1.00
SWIR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. SWIR: -1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SWIR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 8.20 Max: 174.2
Current: -1
0.3
174.2

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
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Traded in other countries:SW.Canada, WRW.Germany, SW.Switzerland, 0QYT.UK,
Sierra Wireless Inc was incorporated under the Canada Business Corporations Act on May 31, 1993. The Company provides cellular wireless solutions to the Machine-to-Machine and connected device markets. It develops and markets a range of wireless products that include embedded modules and embedded software for original equipment manufacturers, intelligent gateways and routers for industrial, commercial and public safety applications, and cloud-based platform for delivering device management and enabling end-to-end applications. Its products, services and solutions connect people, their mobile computers and machines to wireless voice and data networks around the world. It has sales, engineering, and research and development teams located in offices around the world. The Company has two reportable segments: OEM Solutions segment and Enterprise Solutions. OEM Solutions includes AirPrime embedded wireless modules (including embedded wireless modules for PC OEM customers). Enterprise Solutions includes Airlink Intelligent Gateways, AirVantage M2M Cloud, and InMotion Solutions. The primary markets for its products are North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Its products and solutions are used by a variety of end-users across several market segments and for many applications. Market segments that it serves include automotive, mobile computing, transportation, energy, security, networking, sales and payment, field services and first responders, and healthcare. The Company's competitors include Gemalto NV, Telit Communications Plc, u-blox Holding AG and Huawei Technologies Corporation. Its competitors in AirLink intelligent Gateways vary by market segment, and include Cradlepoint, CalAmp Corp., Digi International Inc. and Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. Its competitors in AirVantage M2M Cloud Platform include other device manufacturers who have developed or acquired device management systems or platforms, as well as competitors such as Axeda Corporation which was acquired by PTC Inc. in 2014. It currently holds 94 United States patents and 311 international patents. Its products are subject to certain mandatory regulatory approvals in the United States, Canada, the European Union and other regions in which it operates.
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