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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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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
SWIR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
87% of the 652 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. SWIR: No Debt )
SWIR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 2.26   Max: 31286.33
Current: No Debt

2.26
31286.33
Equity to Asset 0.71
SWIR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
80% of the 638 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. SWIR: 0.71 )
SWIR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 0.92
Current: 0.71

0.59
0.92
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 4.91
M-Score: -2.70
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 (%) -4.07
SWIR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 647 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. SWIR: -4.07 )
SWIR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -60.21   Max: 13.08
Current: -4.07

-60.21
13.08
Net-margin (%) -2.60
SWIR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 647 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.89 vs. SWIR: -2.60 )
SWIR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -64.37   Max: 13.41
Current: -2.6

-64.37
13.41
ROE (%) -3.56
SWIR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.58 vs. SWIR: -3.56 )
SWIR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -69.79   Max: 20.83
Current: -3.56

-69.79
20.83
ROA (%) -2.53
SWIR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 653 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. SWIR: -2.53 )
SWIR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -53.38   Max: 16.05
Current: -2.53

-53.38
16.05
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -42.05
SWIR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 653 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 10.27 vs. SWIR: -42.05 )
SWIR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -353.83   Max: 334.48
Current: -42.05

-353.83
334.48
Revenue Growth (%) 11.10
SWIR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. SWIR: 11.10 )
SWIR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -21.4   Max: 65.5
Current: 11.1

-21.4
65.5
EPS Growth (%) -20.60
SWIR's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. SWIR: -20.60 )
SWIR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -53.1   Max: 42.2
Current: -20.6

-53.1
42.2
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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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Q1 2014

SWIR Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chuck Royce 661,100 sh (-20.43%)
Jim Simons 138,384 sh (-69.53%)
Charles Brandes 97,047 sh (-81.5%)
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Q2 2014

SWIR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 159,784 sh (+15.46%)
Chuck Royce 726,100 sh (+9.83%)
Charles Brandes 27,040 sh (-72.14%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SWIR

(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
Charles Brandes 2014-06-30 Reduce -72.14%0.02%$17.52 - $23.53 $ 26.5731%27040
Charles Brandes 2014-03-31 Reduce -81.5%0.13%$18.44 - $26.06 $ 26.5721%97047
Charles Brandes 2013-12-31 Reduce -66.61%0.22%$16.54 - $23.68 $ 26.5739%524446
Charles Brandes 2012-12-31 Add 27.86%0.03%$7.52 - $8.33 $ 26.57236%1544631
Charles Brandes 2011-12-31 Add 41.27%0.02%$6.07 - $7.67 $ 26.57283%960300
Charles Brandes 2011-09-30 Add 42.17%0.01%$6.87 - $11.75 $ 26.57202%679784
George Soros 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0069%$6.87 - $11.75 $ 26.57202%0
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Ratios

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P/B 2.48
SWIR's P/B is ranked higher than
54% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. SWIR: 2.48 )
SWIR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 7.23
Current: 2.48

0.26
7.23
P/S 1.77
SWIR's P/S is ranked higher than
57% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. SWIR: 1.77 )
SWIR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 7.42
Current: 1.77

0.17
7.42
PFCF 80.57
SWIR's PFCF is ranked higher than
70% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SWIR: 80.57 )
SWIR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.52   Max: 377.33
Current: 80.57

1.52
377.33
EV-to-EBIT -35.52
SWIR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
51% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 56.71 vs. SWIR: -35.52 )
SWIR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -603   Max: 395.4
Current: -35.52

-603
395.4
Shiller P/E 166.42
SWIR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
71% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SWIR: 166.42 )
SWIR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.25   Max: 1544
Current: 166.42

7.25
1544
Current Ratio 2.51
SWIR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 649 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. SWIR: 2.51 )
SWIR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.53   Max: 12.81
Current: 2.51

1.53
12.81
Quick Ratio 2.42
SWIR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 649 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. SWIR: 2.42 )
SWIR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.39   Max: 12.81
Current: 2.42

1.39
12.81

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 40.83
SWIR's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
87% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SWIR: 40.83 )
SWIR' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 2.49   Max: 60.18
Current: 40.83

2.49
60.18
Price/Net Current Asset Value 8.24
SWIR's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SWIR: 8.24 )
SWIR' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 32.31
Current: 8.24

1.26
32.31
Price/Tangible Book 4.50
SWIR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
59% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. SWIR: 4.50 )
SWIR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 20.78
Current: 4.5

0.58
20.78
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.06
SWIR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
79% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 11.26 vs. SWIR: 2.06 )
SWIR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 36.77
Current: 2.06

0.24
36.77
Price/Median PS Value 1.58
SWIR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
55% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. SWIR: 1.58 )
SWIR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 34.18
Current: 1.58

0.2
34.18
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -2.80
SWIR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
106% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. SWIR: -2.80 )
SWIR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 146.7
Current: -2.8

0.3
146.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.41
SWIR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
71% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. SWIR: 1.41 )
SWIR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -11.3   Max: 10.9
Current: 1.41

-11.3
10.9

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
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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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