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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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 160.27
SYNA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
73% of the 2488 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. SYNA: 160.27 )
SYNA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.17   Max: No Debt
Current: 160.27

Equity to Asset 0.76
SYNA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
83% of the 2478 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. SYNA: 0.76 )
SYNA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 0.83
Current: 0.76

0.37
0.83
Interest Coverage 5923.00
SYNA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
69% of the 1547 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 76.29 vs. SYNA: 5923.00 )
SYNA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.43   Max: 9999.99
Current: 5923

4.43
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 9.10
M-Score: -1.83
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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 15.17
SYNA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 2464 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. SYNA: 15.17 )
SYNA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 26.96
Current: 15.17

1.1
26.96
Net-margin (%) 14.91
SYNA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 2465 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. SYNA: 14.91 )
SYNA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 18.25
Current: 14.91

1.1
18.25
ROE (%) 18.96
SYNA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 2428 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 5.17 vs. SYNA: 18.96 )
SYNA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -17.39   Max: 27.33
Current: 18.96

-17.39
27.33
ROA (%) 14.31
SYNA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 2466 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. SYNA: 14.31 )
SYNA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.71   Max: 14.31
Current: 14.31

-9.71
14.31
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 88.69
SYNA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 2460 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 10.23 vs. SYNA: 88.69 )
SYNA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 7.01   Max: 268.02
Current: 88.69

7.01
268.02
Revenue Growth (%) 10.10
SYNA's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1668 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. SYNA: 10.10 )
SYNA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 46.5
Current: 10.1

0
46.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 17.90
SYNA's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1276 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. SYNA: 17.90 )
SYNA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 91.3
Current: 17.9

0.7
91.3
EPS Growth (%) 24.40
SYNA's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1124 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. SYNA: 24.40 )
SYNA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -2.4   Max: 120.1
Current: 24.4

-2.4
120.1
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

SYNA Guru Trades in Q1 2013

RS Investment Management 33,500 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,300 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 27,477 sh (+173%)
Jim Simons 516,900 sh (-14.42%)
John Hussman 650,000 sh (-62.43%)
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Q2 2013

SYNA Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 26,300 sh (+260.27%)
Steven Cohen 41,416 sh (+50.73%)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
John Hussman 623,000 sh (-4.15%)
Jim Simons 349,800 sh (-32.33%)
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Q3 2013

SYNA Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Joel Greenblatt 9,643 sh (New)
Jim Simons 483,527 sh (+38.23%)
John Hussman 485,000 sh (-22.15%)
Paul Tudor Jones 16,900 sh (-35.74%)
Steven Cohen 5,518 sh (-86.68%)
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Q4 2013

SYNA Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 771,375 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 23,237 sh (+140.97%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
John Hussman 275,000 sh (-43.3%)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,500 sh (-67.46%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SYNA

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Hussman 2013-12-31 Reduce -43.3%0.52%$44.5 - $55.07 $ 62.1627%275000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 140.97%0.02%$44.5 - $55.07 $ 62.1627%23237
John Hussman 2013-09-30 Reduce -22.15%0.24%$38.27 - $44.73 $ 62.1652%485000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$38.27 - $44.73 $ 62.1652%9643
John Hussman 2013-03-31 Reduce -62.43%0.87%$29.31 - $40.69 $ 62.1679%650000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.12%$22.72 - $30.08 $ 62.16144%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.12%$22.72 - $30.08 $ 62.16144%0
David Dreman 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.06%$22.72 - $30.08 $ 62.16144%0
David Dreman 2012-09-30 Reduce -85.75%0.42%$24.02 - $30.59 $ 62.16126%104051
John Hussman 2012-09-30 Reduce -24.91%0.32%$24.02 - $30.59 $ 62.16126%1757000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Add 36.54%0.03%$24.02 - $30.59 $ 62.16126%77314
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 218.77%0.08%$25.44 - $36.2 $ 62.16112%56624
John Hussman 2012-03-31 Reduce -25.36%0.38%$30.48 - $39.01 $ 62.1684%2340000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Reduce -23.71%0.02%$30.48 - $39.01 $ 62.1684%17763
George Soros 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.005%$22.44 - $26.06 $ 62.16154%0
David Dreman 2011-06-30 Reduce -45.33%0.29%$24.68 - $30.17 $ 62.16129%681435
George Soros 2011-06-30 New Buy0.01%$24.68 - $30.17 $ 62.16129%13900
Mario Gabelli 2011-06-30 Sold Out $24.68 - $30.17 $ 62.16129%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-03-31 New Buy0.2%$26.61 - $32.05 $ 62.16114%24387
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 16.00
SYNA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1771 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 19.30 vs. SYNA: 16.00 )
SYNA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.4   Max: 68.7
Current: 16

10.4
68.7
P/B 3.40
SYNA's P/B is ranked lower than
68% of the 2370 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. SYNA: 3.40 )
SYNA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.86   Max: 15.87
Current: 3.4

1.86
15.87
P/S 2.70
SYNA's P/S is ranked lower than
75% of the 2534 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. SYNA: 2.70 )
SYNA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.21   Max: 7.39
Current: 2.7

1.21
7.39
PFCF 22.30
SYNA's PFCF is ranked higher than
50% of the 1305 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 16.38 vs. SYNA: 22.30 )
SYNA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.37   Max: 346.33
Current: 22.3

6.37
346.33
EV-to-EBIT 12.30
SYNA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 1925 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 15.73 vs. SYNA: 12.30 )
SYNA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.6   Max: 45.4
Current: 12.3

6.6
45.4
PEG 1.20
SYNA's PEG is ranked higher than
63% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. SYNA: 1.20 )
SYNA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 2.87
Current: 1.2

0.42
2.87
Shiller P/E 33.50
SYNA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
53% of the 794 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 25.60 vs. SYNA: 33.50 )
SYNA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 17.1   Max: 78.52
Current: 33.5

17.1
78.52

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 11.90
SYNA's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
58% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 9.80 vs. SYNA: 11.90 )
SYNA' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 2.36   Max: 106.13
Current: 11.9

2.36
106.13
Price/Net Current Asset Value 6.90
SYNA's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
51% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. SYNA: 6.90 )
SYNA' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.8   Max: 76.22
Current: 6.9

1.8
76.22
Price/Tangible Book 4.30
SYNA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
75% of the 2297 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. SYNA: 4.30 )
SYNA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.49   Max: 11.28
Current: 4.3

1.49
11.28
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.30
SYNA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
66% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. SYNA: 1.30 )
SYNA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 3.1
Current: 1.3

0.57
3.1
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
SYNA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 2361 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SYNA: 1.10 )
SYNA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 3
Current: 1.1

0.45
3
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.10
SYNA's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SYNA: 1.10 )
SYNA' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 2.37
Current: 1.1

0.56
2.37
Price/Graham Number 1.70
SYNA's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
57% of the 1701 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. SYNA: 1.70 )
SYNA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 4.51
Current: 1.7

0.91
4.51
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.10
SYNA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
76% of the 2081 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. SYNA: 8.10 )
SYNA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 15
Current: 8.1

2.2
15
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 17.85
SYNA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1318 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. SYNA: 17.85 )
SYNA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 14.2   Max: 39.1
Current: 17.85

14.2
39.1

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Computer Systems
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Traded in other countries:SJN.Germany
Synaptics, Inc. was found in 1986. It is a developer and supplier of custom-designed human interface solutions that enable people to interact easily and intuitively with a variety of mobile computing, communications, entertainment, and other electronic devices. The company currently targets the personal computer, or PC, market, primarily notebook computers, including ultrabooks; the markets for digital lifestyle products, including mobile smartphones and feature phones; the tablet market; and other select electronic device markets with its customized human interface solutions. It provides custom human interface solutions for navigation, cursor control, and multimedia controls for many of the premier PC OEMs. In addition to notebook applications, other PC product applications for its technology include peripherals, such as keyboards, mice, and monitors, as well as remote control devices for desktops, PCs, and digital home applications. Its solutions for the PC market include the TouchPad, a touch-sensitive pad that senses the position and movement of a person's finger on its surface; the ClickPad, a TouchPad application that eliminates the need for physical buttons; the ForcePad, a ClickPad that is thinner than conventional touchpads and provides for force sensitivity; the TouchStyk, a self-contained, easily integrated pointing stick module; and dual pointing solutions that combine both a TouchPad and a pointing stick into a single notebook computer, enabling users to use the interface of their choice. It has developed and owns an extensive array of technologies, encompassing ASICs, firmware, software, mechanical and electrical designs, display systems, pattern recognition, and touch-sensing technologies. With 260 U.S. patents in force and 157 U.S. patents pending, as well as many non-U.S. counterparts, it continues to develop technology in these areas. Its principal competitors in the sale of notebook touch pads are Alps Electric, a Japanese conglomerate, and Elan Microelectronics, a Taiwanese company, and its principal competitor in the sale of notebook pointing sticks is Alps. In the markets for digital lifestyle products and other electronic devices, its competitors include Atmel, Cypress, Melfas, and various other companies involved in human interface solutions.

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