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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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 2.59
SYKE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
62% of the 1738 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.49 vs. SYKE: 2.59 )
SYKE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 57521
Current: 2.59

0.12
57521
Equity to Asset 0.69
SYKE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
76% of the 1710 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. SYKE: 0.69 )
SYKE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 0.82
Current: 0.69

0.23
0.82
Interest Coverage 23.20
SYKE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
51% of the 1136 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 704.34 vs. SYKE: 23.20 )
SYKE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 9999.99
Current: 23.2

0.33
9999.99
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 4.41
M-Score: -2.88
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 4.83
SYKE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1732 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. SYKE: 4.83 )
SYKE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2.7   Max: 10.24
Current: 4.83

-2.7
10.24
Net-margin (%) 3.36
SYKE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1732 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. SYKE: 3.36 )
SYKE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -4.12   Max: 7.56
Current: 3.36

-4.12
7.56
ROE (%) 6.95
SYKE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1695 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.72 vs. SYKE: 6.95 )
SYKE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -9.97   Max: 23.33
Current: 6.95

-9.97
23.33
ROA (%) 4.65
SYKE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1746 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.73 vs. SYKE: 4.65 )
SYKE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -6.16   Max: 11.74
Current: 4.65

-6.16
11.74
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 24.53
SYKE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1740 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 29.64 vs. SYKE: 24.53 )
SYKE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -7.69   Max: 55.03
Current: 24.53

-7.69
55.03
Revenue Growth (%) 6.60
SYKE's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1461 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. SYKE: 6.60 )
SYKE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -6.4   Max: 26.8
Current: 6.6

-6.4
26.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 9.50
SYKE's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1181 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. SYKE: 9.50 )
SYKE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -31.9   Max: 36.9
Current: 9.5

-31.9
36.9
EPS Growth (%) 15.10
SYKE's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1129 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. SYKE: 15.10 )
SYKE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -45   Max: 200
Current: 15.1

-45
200
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

SYKE Guru Trades in Q3 2013

David Dreman 104,431 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 941,699 sh (+5.02%)
Charles Brandes 504,722 sh (+4.94%)
Paul Tudor Jones 22,300 sh (-33.83%)
Joel Greenblatt 29,086 sh (-38.38%)
Jim Simons 22,673 sh (-70.57%)
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Q4 2013

SYKE Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 29,648 sh (+32.95%)
David Dreman 119,284 sh (+14.22%)
Joel Greenblatt 30,447 sh (+4.68%)
Charles Brandes 508,123 sh (+0.67%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce 907,902 sh (-3.59%)
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Q1 2014

SYKE Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 106,013 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 49,800 sh (+67.97%)
Chuck Royce 1,167,202 sh (+28.56%)
David Dreman 122,972 sh (+3.09%)
Charles Brandes 520,077 sh (+2.35%)
Joel Greenblatt 19,064 sh (-37.39%)
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Q2 2014

SYKE Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 236,328 sh (+1139.66%)
Jim Simons 116,959 sh (+10.33%)
Chuck Royce 1,247,927 sh (+6.92%)
Charles Brandes 534,983 sh (+2.87%)
David Dreman 120,305 sh (-2.17%)
Paul Tudor Jones 44,472 sh (-10.7%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SYKE

(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
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 1139.66%0.06%$19.51 - $21.53 $ 20.340%236328
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Reduce -37.39%0.01%$19.65 - $21.81 $ 20.34-1%19064
David Dreman 2013-09-30 New Buy0.17%$15.74 - $18.07 $ 20.3418%104431
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -38.38%0.01%$15.74 - $18.07 $ 20.3418%29086
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -65.12%0.07%$14.19 - $16.14 $ 20.3432%47203
Charles Brandes 2013-06-30 Add 25.19%0.02%$14.19 - $16.14 $ 20.3432%480949
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 21.43%0.02%$14.58 - $16.1 $ 20.3433%135349
Charles Brandes 2013-03-31 Add 20.11%0.01%$14.58 - $16.1 $ 20.3433%384164
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Reduce -35.56%0.06%$13.49 - $15.6 $ 20.3442%111465
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Reduce -35.56%0.06%$13.49 - $15.6 $ 20.3442%111465
Charles Brandes 2012-12-31 Add 642.69%0.05%$13.49 - $15.6 $ 20.3442%319841
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Add 30.14%0.04%$13.24 - $16.52 $ 20.3441%172968
Charles Brandes 2012-09-30 Add 84.59%$13.24 - $16.52 $ 20.3441%43065
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 41.1%0.05%$13.78 - $18.41 $ 20.3432%121739
Charles Brandes 2012-03-31 New Buy$13.78 - $18.41 $ 20.3432%22345
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 37.78%0.04%$13.38 - $16.89 $ 20.3432%86281
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 61.73%0.06%$11.83 - $22.2 $ 20.3420%62621
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 20.00
SYKE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1860 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 45.10 vs. SYKE: 20.00 )
SYKE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.94   Max: 1211.33
Current: 20

8.94
1211.33
P/B 1.37
SYKE's P/B is ranked higher than
84% of the 1860 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. SYKE: 1.37 )
SYKE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 3.16
Current: 1.37

0.93
3.16
P/S 0.67
SYKE's P/S is ranked higher than
86% of the 1860 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. SYKE: 0.67 )
SYKE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 1.59
Current: 0.67

0.39
1.59
PFCF 11.83
SYKE's PFCF is ranked higher than
93% of the 1860 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SYKE: 11.83 )
SYKE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.33   Max: 700
Current: 11.83

9.33
700
EV-to-EBIT 11.96
SYKE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 1860 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 30.16 vs. SYKE: 11.96 )
SYKE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5   Max: 51.5
Current: 11.96

5
51.5
PEG 7.96
SYKE's PEG is ranked higher than
82% of the 1860 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SYKE: 7.96 )
SYKE' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 34.86
Current: 7.96

0.39
34.86
Shiller P/E 25.56
SYKE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
88% of the 1860 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SYKE: 25.56 )
SYKE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.07   Max: 165.17
Current: 25.56

13.07
165.17
Current Ratio 3.01
SYKE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 1735 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. SYKE: 3.01 )
SYKE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 7.85
Current: 3.01

1.03
7.85
Quick Ratio 3.01
SYKE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 1735 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. SYKE: 3.01 )
SYKE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 7.85
Current: 3.01

1.03
7.85

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 7.24
SYKE's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 1860 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SYKE: 7.24 )
SYKE' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 3.28   Max: 305
Current: 7.24

3.28
305
Price/Tangible Book 2.31
SYKE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
81% of the 1860 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.81 vs. SYKE: 2.31 )
SYKE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 17.39
Current: 2.31

0.75
17.39
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.85
SYKE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1860 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.24 vs. SYKE: 0.85 )
SYKE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 10.17
Current: 0.85

0.62
10.17
Price/Median PS Value 0.87
SYKE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 1860 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. SYKE: 0.87 )
SYKE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 5.31
Current: 0.87

0.38
5.31
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.63
SYKE's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 1860 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SYKE: 3.63 )
SYKE' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 17.41
Current: 3.63

0.15
17.41
Price/Graham Number 1.45
SYKE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
86% of the 1860 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.84 vs. SYKE: 1.45 )
SYKE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 18.26
Current: 1.45

0.41
18.26
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.40
SYKE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1496 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. SYKE: 8.40 )
SYKE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 20.1
Current: 8.4

1.9
20.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 8.27
SYKE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1331 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. SYKE: 8.27 )
SYKE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -33.3   Max: 41.1
Current: 8.27

-33.3
41.1

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Information Technology Services
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Traded in other countries:SZY.Germany
Sykes Enterprises, Inc., was founded in 1977 in North Carolina. The Company is engaged in providing outsourced customer contact management solutions and services in the business process outsourcing arena. The Company provides an array of sophisticated customer contact management solutions to a wide range of clients including Fortune 1000 companies, medium sized businesses, and public institutions around the world, mainly in the communications, technology/consumer, financial services, healthcare, and transportation and leisure industries. It serves its clients through two geographic operating regions: the Americas (United States, Canada, Latin America and Asia Pacific) and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). Its Americas and EMEA groups mainly provide customer contact management services (with an emphasis on inbound technical support and customer service), which includes customer assistance, healthcare and roadside assistance, technical support and product sales to its client's customers. These services are delivered through multiple communications channels including phone, e-mail, Web and chat. The Company also provides various enterprise support services in the United States that include services for its client's internal support operations, from technical staffing services to outsourced corporate help desk services. In Europe, it also provide fulfillment services including multilingual sales order processing via the Internet and phone, inventory control, product delivery and product returns handling. Its complete service offering helps its clients acquire, retain and increase the lifetime value of their customer relationships. It has developed an extensive global reach with customer contact management centers throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa. The Company delivers cost-effective solutions that enhance the customer service experience, promote stronger brand loyalty, and bring about high levels of performance and profitability. It specializes in providing inbound outsourced customer contact management solutions in the BPO arena on a global basis. Its sales and marketing objective is to leverage its expertise and global presence to develop long-term relationships with existing and future clients. The Company's customer contact management solutions have been developed to help its clients acquire, retain and increase the value of their customer relationships. Its plans for increasing its visibility include market focused advertising, consultative personal visits, participation in market specific trade shows and seminars, speaking engagements, articles and white papers, and its website. The Company's registered trademarks and service marks include SYKES, REAL PEOPLE. REAL SOLUTIONS, SCIENCE OF SERVICE, CLEARCALL, etc. The Company competes with TeleTech, Sitel, Convergys, West Corporation, Stream, Aegis BPO, Sutherland, 24/7 Customer, VCustomer, StarTek, Atento, Teleperformance, and NCO Gr
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14 Mar 23 2012 
Sykes Enterprises Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 02 2010 
Weekly CFO Buys Highlight: Riverview Bancorp, BioScrip, Cascade Financial, Bank Mutual, Sykes Enterp Aug 07 2010 
Sykes Enterprises Inc. (SYKE) CFO W Michael Kipphut buys 10,000 Shares Aug 06 2010 
Sykes Enterprises Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Aug 04 2010 
Sykes Enterprises Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) May 04 2010 
Sykes Enterprises Inc. (SYKE) CEO & President Charles E Sykes sells 47,352 Shares Mar 26 2010 
Sykes Enterprises Inc. (SYKE) CEO & President Charles E Sykes sells 12,176 Shares Dec 02 2009 
Sykes Enterprises Inc. (SYKE) SVP & CFO W Michael Kipphut sells 40,647 Shares Nov 09 2009 
Sykes Enterprises Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 03 2009 

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