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2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

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Financial Strength : 5/10

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••3. Consistency of the profitability
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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 : 2/10

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Q2 2013

SYMM Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Chuck Royce 1,501,204 sh (+3.58%)
Joel Greenblatt 107,532 sh (+2.93%)
David Einhorn Sold Out
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 840,100 sh (-1.34%)
Jim Simons 1,403,319 sh (-1.71%)
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Q3 2013

SYMM Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Chuck Royce 1,557,404 sh (+3.74%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 830,000 sh (-1.20%)
Jim Simons 1,370,500 sh (-2.34%)
Joel Greenblatt 31,232 sh (-70.96%)
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Q4 2013

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Jim Simons Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
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Symmetricom Inc. was incorporated in California in 1956 and reincorporated in Delaware in 2002. The Company is a source of precise timekeeping technologies, instruments and solutions worldwide. It provides timekeeping in GPS satellites, national time references, and national power grids as well as in critical military and civilian networks, including those that enable next generation data, voice, mobile and video networks and services. Its product offerings include atomic instruments and components, hydrogen masers, timescale systems, GPS instrumentation, synchronous supply units, standards-based clients and servers, performance measurement and management tools and embedded subsystems and software solutions that generate, distribute and apply precise frequency and time. Precise timekeeping is an essential component of modern life. Among other applications, it enables GPS navigation, the seamless handoff of cellular calls, the timely receipt of data packets, the management of the electric power grid, military range synchronization, electronic test and measurement, signals intelligence and the ability to detect, investigate and protect against cyber threats. The Company operates in two reportable segments: Communications, and Government and Enterprise. Its Communications segment includes timing technologies and services for worldwide communications infrastructure. Specific products include main reference sources; edge clocks and distribution products for synchronization outside the network core; Building Integrated Timing Supply (BITS) and Sync Supply Unit (SSU) for the central office; the PackeTime product suite based on technologies such as IEEE 1588 (PTP) and Network Time Protocol (NTP); Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE); Data Over Cable Service Interface Specifications (DOCSIS) timing interface systems; network management and monitoring software; and embedded hardware and software solutions for integration with all elements of the communications ecosystem from silicon to routers, switches, microwave backhaul and base stations among others. Symmetricom owns intellectual property, including patents, in advanced control algorithms for various types of deployments. The Company's Government and Enterprise segment includes time technology products for aerospace/defense, IT infrastructure, power infrastructure and science and metrology applications. Precision time and frequency systems enable a range of critical operations, including the international time scale, global navigation, the management of power grids, synchronization of complex control systems, and signals intelligence for securing communications in remote and hostile environments. Product families include timescale clock sources, network time servers (both NTP and PTP), network time displays, time code generators, bus level timing cards, main reference standards such as cesium oscillator standards, high stability masers, chip-scale atomic clocks, ruggedized crystal oscillators,

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