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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.79
SYMC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
61% of the 2111 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.63 vs. SYMC: 1.79 )
SYMC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.73   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.79

Equity to Asset 0.45
SYMC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
55% of the 2039 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. SYMC: 0.45 )
SYMC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 0.82
Current: 0.45

0.36
0.82
Interest Coverage 14.08
SYMC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
50% of the 1324 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1106.00 vs. SYMC: 14.08 )
SYMC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 6750.95
Current: 14.08

0.88
6750.95
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.32
M-Score: -2.48
WACC vs ROIC
10.91%
23.85%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 19.70
SYMC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 2090 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.36 vs. SYMC: 19.70 )
SYMC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -105.2   Max: 31.72
Current: 19.7

-105.2
31.72
Net-margin (%) 13.89
SYMC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 2090 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.74 vs. SYMC: 13.89 )
SYMC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -110.34   Max: 22.82
Current: 13.89

-110.34
22.82
ROE (%) 15.74
SYMC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2028 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.26 vs. SYMC: 15.74 )
SYMC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -89.76   Max: 35.33
Current: 15.74

-89.76
35.33
ROA (%) 6.97
SYMC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 2116 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. SYMC: 6.97 )
SYMC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -47.24   Max: 24.14
Current: 6.97

-47.24
24.14
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 113.64
SYMC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2095 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 28.15 vs. SYMC: 113.64 )
SYMC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -655.27   Max: 283.46
Current: 113.64

-655.27
283.46
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.40
SYMC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1655 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. SYMC: 6.40 )
SYMC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 3.5   Max: 26.7
Current: 6.4

3.5
26.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 9.20
SYMC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1358 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. SYMC: 9.20 )
SYMC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 60.5
Current: 9.2

2.2
60.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 19.00
SYMC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1245 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. SYMC: 19.00 )
SYMC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -25.3   Max: 78.3
Current: 19

-25.3
78.3
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

SYMC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jeff Ubben 7,591,219 sh (New)
John Buckingham 294,701 sh (New)
Arnold Schneider 450,307 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 233,900 sh (New)
Michael Price 85,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 19,314 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 1,946,383 sh (+403.19%)
Ray Dalio 1,286,229 sh (+286.54%)
Paul Tudor Jones 28,600 sh (+63.51%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2,037,600 sh (+58.19%)
Charles Brandes 648,685 sh (+27.76%)
David Dreman 32,727 sh (+25.41%)
Steven Cohen 142,466 sh (+17.12%)
Third Avenue Management 2,145,287 sh (+9.07%)
Private Capital 1,404,965 sh (+7.92%)
Dodge & Cox 83,534,567 sh (+3.69%)
Louis Moore Bacon 500,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 557,800 sh (unchged)
Martin Whitman 1,550,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman Sold Out
Julian Robertson Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 21,128,002 sh (-1.47%)
Pioneer Investments 1,657,052 sh (-40.92%)
Jim Simons 3,634,600 sh (-41.17%)
Jeremy Grantham 135,600 sh (-49.87%)
RS Investment Management 2,521,871 sh (-52.4%)
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Q2 2014

SYMC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Richard Snow 4,065,377 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 55,292 sh (New)
Charles de Vaulx 1,238,209 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 309,000 sh (+32.11%)
Third Avenue Management 2,603,676 sh (+21.37%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2,374,700 sh (+16.54%)
Jim Simons 3,696,438 sh (+1.7%)
John Buckingham 298,702 sh (+1.36%)
Dodge & Cox 84,002,767 sh (+0.56%)
Louis Moore Bacon 19,314 sh (unchged)
Martin Whitman 1,550,000 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Jeff Ubben Sold Out
Michael Price Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 1,646,018 sh (-0.67%)
Charles Brandes 638,672 sh (-1.54%)
PRIMECAP Management 20,293,002 sh (-3.95%)
Arnold Schneider 431,842 sh (-4.1%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,579,121 sh (-18.87%)
David Dreman 26,446 sh (-19.19%)
Private Capital 807,471 sh (-42.53%)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,900 sh (-65.38%)
Ray Dalio 246,433 sh (-80.84%)
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Q3 2014

SYMC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Chuck Royce 549,600 sh (+77.86%)
Joel Greenblatt 2,369,974 sh (+50.08%)
David Dreman 36,830 sh (+39.26%)
Third Avenue Management 2,726,057 sh (+4.7%)
Charles de Vaulx 1,257,113 sh (+1.53%)
Richard Snow 4,122,789 sh (+1.41%)
John Buckingham 300,529 sh (+0.61%)
Martin Whitman 2,322,155 sh (+49.82%)
Pioneer Investments 1,644,944 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Charles Brandes Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 83,677,017 sh (-0.39%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 54,793 sh (-0.9%)
Private Capital 793,504 sh (-1.73%)
Arnold Schneider 415,082 sh (-3.88%)
Jim Simons 3,417,454 sh (-7.55%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2,115,087 sh (-10.93%)
Ray Dalio 177,833 sh (-27.84%)
PRIMECAP Management 12,390,202 sh (-38.94%)
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Q4 2014

SYMC Guru Trades in Q4 2014

RS Investment Management 95,600 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 626,700 sh (+14.03%)
Dodge & Cox 84,607,395 sh (+1.11%)
Richard Snow 4,164,052 sh (+1%)
Charles de Vaulx 1,260,163 sh (+0.24%)
Martin Whitman 2,322,155 sh (unchged)
Private Capital Sold Out
Third Avenue Management 2,712,837 sh (-0.48%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 54,104 sh (-1.26%)
John Buckingham 296,524 sh (-1.33%)
David Dreman 35,123 sh (-4.63%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,967,887 sh (-6.96%)
Pioneer Investments 1,281,294 sh (-22.11%)
Arnold Schneider 294,382 sh (-29.08%)
Jim Simons 2,098,838 sh (-38.58%)
PRIMECAP Management 5,816,000 sh (-53.06%)
Joel Greenblatt 748,812 sh (-68.4%)
Ray Dalio 23,333 sh (-86.88%)
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Latest Guru Trades with SYMC

(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
Private Capital 2014-12-31 Sold Out 2.2%$21.94 - $26.575 $ 25.161%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-12-31 Reduce -68.4%0.38%$21.94 - $26.575 $ 25.161%748812
Arnold Schneider 2014-12-31 Reduce -29.08%0.35%$21.94 - $26.575 $ 25.161%294382
PRIMECAP Management 2014-12-31 Reduce -53.06%0.16%$21.94 - $26.575 $ 25.161%5816000
Ray Dalio 2014-12-31 Reduce -86.88%0.03%$21.94 - $26.575 $ 25.161%23333
PRIMECAP Management 2014-09-30 Reduce -38.94%0.2%$22.42 - $24.77 $ 25.165%12390202
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 50.08%0.18%$22.42 - $24.77 $ 25.165%2369974
Charles Brandes 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.18%$22.42 - $24.77 $ 25.165%0
David Dreman 2014-09-30 Add 39.26%0.02%$22.42 - $24.77 $ 25.165%36830
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 Reduce -27.84%0.01%$22.42 - $24.77 $ 25.165%177833
Martin Whitman 2014-07-31 Add 49.82%0.9%$20.09 - $24 $ 25.1614%2322155
Richard Snow 2014-06-30 New Buy3.2%$20.01 - $22.77 $ 25.1619%4065377
Private Capital 2014-06-30 Reduce -42.53%1.49%$20.01 - $22.77 $ 25.1619%807471
Jeff Ubben 2014-06-30 Sold Out 1.1%$20.01 - $22.77 $ 25.1619%0
Third Avenue Management 2014-06-30 Add 21.37%0.21%$20.01 - $22.77 $ 25.1619%2603676
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Reduce -80.84%0.17%$20.01 - $22.77 $ 25.1619%246433
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -18.87%0.11%$20.01 - $22.77 $ 25.1619%1579121
Jeff Ubben 2014-03-31 New Buy1.1%$18.2 - $24.15 $ 25.1617%7591219
Arnold Schneider 2014-03-31 New Buy0.98%$18.2 - $24.15 $ 25.1617%450307
John Hussman 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.5%$18.2 - $24.15 $ 25.1617%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 403.19%0.47%$18.2 - $24.15 $ 25.1617%1946383
Private Capital 2014-03-31 Add 7.92%0.26%$18.2 - $24.15 $ 25.1617%1404965
Michael Price 2014-03-31 New Buy0.21%$18.2 - $24.15 $ 25.1617%85000
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Add 286.54%0.16%$18.2 - $24.15 $ 25.1617%1286229
Julian Robertson 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.15%$18.2 - $24.15 $ 25.1617%0
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2014-03-31 Add 58.19%0.06%$18.2 - $24.15 $ 25.1617%2037600
Charles Brandes 2014-03-31 Add 27.76%0.03%$18.2 - $24.15 $ 25.1617%648685
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Add 25.41%0.01%$18.2 - $24.15 $ 25.1617%32727
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Guru Investment Theses on Symantec Corp

Third Avenue Management Comments on Symantec - Jul 23, 2014

Symantec (SYMC) operates in security software and IT storage management businesses with its well-known brands, such as Norton. Recently, it has experienced management turnover, with its second CEO terminated by the Board in as many years. The surprise announcement was due to what appears to be slower than expected execution of a previously announced new strategy. The company had already started to embark on its new strategy to improve growth capabilities, including restructuring the sales force and eliminating duplicative organizational and operating structures. While not central to our original investment thesis, we have long thought that the company's businesses seem separable and saleable. Strategic firms could be potentially interested in its various businesses, though it could also be interesting to private equity firms given the strong cash flow characteristics of the business.

From Martin Whitman (Trades, Portfolio)'s 2Q 2014 Shareholder Letters.

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Third Avenue Management Comments on Symantec - Jun 06, 2014

Symantec (SYMC) operates in security software and iT storage management businesses with its well-known brands, such as Norton. recently, it has experienced management turnover, with its second CEO terminated by the Board in as many years. The surprise announcement was due to what appears to be slower than expected execution of a previously announced new strategy. The company had already started to embark on its new strategy to improve growth capabilities, including restructuring the sales force and eliminating duplicative organizational and operating structures. While not central to our original investment thesis, we have long thought that the company's businesses seem separable and saleable. Strategic firms could be potentially interested in its various businesses, though it could also be interesting to private equity firms given the strong cash flow characteristics of the business.





From Third Avenue Management (Trades, Portfolio)'s second quarter 2014 shareholder letter.

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Third Avenue Management Comments on Symantec
Symantec (SYMC) operates in security software and IT storage management businesses with its well-known brands, such as Norton. Recently, it has experienced management turnover, with its second CEO terminated by the Board in as many years. The surprise announcement was due to what appears to be slower than expected execution of a previously announced new strategy. The company had already started to embark on its new strategy to improve growth capabilities, including restructuring the sales force and eliminating duplicative organizational and operating structures. While not central to our original investment thesis, we have long thought that the company's businesses seem separable and saleable. Strategic firms could be potentially interested in its various businesses, though it could also be interesting to private equity firms given the strong cash flow characteristics of the business. Read more...
Third Avenue Management Comments on Symantec
Symantec (SYMC) operates in security software and iT storage management businesses with its well-known brands, such as Norton. recently, it has experienced management turnover, with its second CEO terminated by the Board in as many years. The surprise announcement was due to what appears to be slower than expected execution of a previously announced new strategy. The company had already started to embark on its new strategy to improve growth capabilities, including restructuring the sales force and eliminating duplicative organizational and operating structures. While not central to our original investment thesis, we have long thought that the company's businesses seem separable and saleable. Strategic firms could be potentially interested in its various businesses, though it could also be interesting to private equity firms given the strong cash flow characteristics of the business. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 19.00
SYMC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
86% of the 2295 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 56.50 vs. SYMC: 19.00 )
SYMC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.63   Max: 262.5
Current: 19

8.63
262.5
Forward P/E 12.92
SYMC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
94% of the 2295 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SYMC: 12.92 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 19.10
SYMC's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
86% of the 2295 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 59.00 vs. SYMC: 19.10 )
SYMC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.63   Max: 270
Current: 19.1

8.63
270
P/B 2.94
SYMC's P/B is ranked higher than
71% of the 2295 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.47 vs. SYMC: 2.94 )
SYMC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 7.37
Current: 2.94

0.82
7.37
P/S 2.65
SYMC's P/S is ranked higher than
68% of the 2295 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.69 vs. SYMC: 2.65 )
SYMC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.47   Max: 10.52
Current: 2.65

1.47
10.52
PFCF 19.66
SYMC's PFCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 2295 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 97.32 vs. SYMC: 19.66 )
SYMC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.12   Max: 23.01
Current: 19.66

6.12
23.01
POCF 13.82
SYMC's POCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 2295 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 28.58 vs. SYMC: 13.82 )
SYMC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.24   Max: 21.32
Current: 13.82

5.24
21.32
EV-to-EBIT 11.77
SYMC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
87% of the 2295 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 38.07 vs. SYMC: 11.77 )
SYMC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -2.3   Max: 98.8
Current: 11.77

-2.3
98.8
Shiller P/E 23.66
SYMC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 2295 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SYMC: 23.66 )
SYMC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 19.55   Max: 96.92
Current: 23.66

19.55
96.92
Current Ratio 1.24
SYMC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 2071 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. SYMC: 1.24 )
SYMC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 2.7
Current: 1.24

0.81
2.7
Quick Ratio 1.24
SYMC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 2071 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. SYMC: 1.24 )
SYMC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 2.69
Current: 1.24

0.81
2.69
Days Inventory 3.88
SYMC's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
93% of the 2295 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 154.77 vs. SYMC: 3.88 )
SYMC' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 6.04   Max: 37.53
Current: 3.88

6.04
37.53
Days Sales Outstanding 54.18
SYMC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
84% of the 2295 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 84.10 vs. SYMC: 54.18 )
SYMC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 23.13   Max: 59.73
Current: 54.18

23.13
59.73

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.38
SYMC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
65% of the 1057 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. SYMC: 2.38 )
SYMC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 3.3
Current: 2.38

0.56
3.3
Dividend Payout 0.46
SYMC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
82% of the 2295 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SYMC: 0.46 )
SYMC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 0.68
Current: 0.46

0.38
0.68
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.40
SYMC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. SYMC: 2.40 )
SYMC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 3.3
Current: 2.4

0.56
3.3
Share Buyback Rate 3.60
SYMC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 1455 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. SYMC: 3.60 )
SYMC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.8   Max: -14.5
Current: 3.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.80
SYMC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
95% of the 2295 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SYMC: 0.80 )
SYMC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 3.58
Current: 0.8

0.5
3.58
Price/Median PS Value 1.06
SYMC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 2295 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. SYMC: 1.06 )
SYMC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 3.62
Current: 1.06

0.5
3.62
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.32
SYMC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 2295 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SYMC: 2.32 )
SYMC' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 10.92
Current: 2.32

0.56
10.92
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.50
SYMC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
85% of the 2094 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. SYMC: 8.50 )
SYMC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1   Max: 11.8
Current: 8.5

1
11.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 15.21
SYMC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1118 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 12.95 vs. SYMC: 15.21 )
SYMC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 6.9   Max: 37
Current: 15.21

6.9
37

Analyst Estimate

Mar15 Mar16 Mar17
Revenue(Mil) 6,555 6,592 6,701
EPS($) 1.82 1.98 2.22
EPS without NRI($) 1.82 1.98 2.22

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application
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Traded in other countries:SYM.Germany,
Symantec Corp is a Delaware Corporation, incorporated on April 19, 1988. The Company provides security, backup and availability solutions. Its products and services protect people and information in any environment, from the smallest mobile device, to the enterprise data center, to cloud-based systems. The three operating segments are: User Productivity & Protection, Information Security, and Information Management. User Productivity & Protection segment focuses on making it simple for customers to be productive and protected at home and at work. These products include its Norton solutions, endpoint security and management, encryption, and mobile offerings. Information Security segment protects organizations so they can securely conduct business while leveraging new platforms and data. These products include Secure Socket Layer ("SSL") Certificates, authentication, mail and web security, data center security, data loss prevention, and information security services offerings. Information Management segment focuses on backup and recovery, archiving and eDiscovery, storage and high availability solutions, helping to ensure that its customers' IT infrastructure and mission-critical applications are protected, managed and available. The Company has approximately more than 2,200 patents, in addition to foreign patents and pending U.S. and foreign patent applications, which relate to various aspects of its products and technology. The Company competes with other software companies, operating system providers, network equipment manufacturers, and other OEMs to acquire technologies, products, or companies and to publish software developed by third parties.
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