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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 2.97
UBLXF's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
71% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.52 vs. UBLXF: 2.97 )
UBLXF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 2.97   Max: No Debt
Current: 2.97

Equity to Asset 0.71
UBLXF's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
82% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. UBLXF: 0.71 )
UBLXF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 0.88
Current: 0.71

0.71
0.88
Interest Coverage No Debt
UBLXF's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
99% of the 510 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 138.56 vs. UBLXF: No Debt )
UBLXF' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.86   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

2.86
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 10.09
M-Score: -2.59
WACC vs ROIC
8.06%
20.82%
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 14.47
UBLXF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 790 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.04 vs. UBLXF: 14.47 )
UBLXF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 7.05   Max: 17
Current: 14.47

7.05
17
Net-margin (%) 12.74
UBLXF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 790 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. UBLXF: 12.74 )
UBLXF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 4.52   Max: 13.53
Current: 12.74

4.52
13.53
ROE (%) 17.66
UBLXF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 778 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.07 vs. UBLXF: 17.66 )
UBLXF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 3.09   Max: 17.49
Current: 17.66

3.09
17.49
ROA (%) 13.06
UBLXF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.65 vs. UBLXF: 13.06 )
UBLXF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.71   Max: 13.02
Current: 13.06

2.71
13.02
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 78.78
UBLXF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. UBLXF: 78.78 )
UBLXF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 38.69   Max: 302.44
Current: 78.78

38.69
302.44
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 26.50
UBLXF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 646 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. UBLXF: 26.50 )
UBLXF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 33.1
Current: 26.5

0.5
33.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 23.50
UBLXF's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. UBLXF: 23.50 )
UBLXF' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 10.8   Max: 39.8
Current: 23.5

10.8
39.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 24.90
UBLXF's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. UBLXF: 24.90 )
UBLXF' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -30.1   Max: 72.1
Current: 24.9

-30.1
72.1
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 35.10
UBLXF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
74% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 102.90 vs. UBLXF: 35.10 )
UBLXF' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.14   Max: 101.89
Current: 35.1

10.14
101.89
Forward P/E 29.59
UBLXF's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UBLXF: 29.59 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 35.10
UBLXF's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
77% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 108.00 vs. UBLXF: 35.10 )
UBLXF' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.14   Max: 101.89
Current: 35.1

10.14
101.89
P/B 5.50
UBLXF's P/B is ranked lower than
56% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. UBLXF: 5.50 )
UBLXF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 5.5
Current: 5.5

0.84
5.5
P/S 4.45
UBLXF's P/S is ranked lower than
60% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. UBLXF: 4.45 )
UBLXF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.19   Max: 4.83
Current: 4.45

1.19
4.83
PFCF 60.30
UBLXF's PFCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UBLXF: 60.30 )
UBLXF' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.89   Max: 192.19
Current: 60.3

9.89
192.19
POCF 22.51
UBLXF's POCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 29.84 vs. UBLXF: 22.51 )
UBLXF' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.71   Max: 74.63
Current: 22.51

6.71
74.63
EV-to-EBIT 28.77
UBLXF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
77% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 77.30 vs. UBLXF: 28.77 )
UBLXF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 53.4
Current: 28.77

0.5
53.4
PEG 1.24
UBLXF's PEG is ranked higher than
96% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UBLXF: 1.24 )
UBLXF' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 1.89
Current: 1.24

0.51
1.89
Shiller P/E 62.30
UBLXF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
78% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UBLXF: 62.30 )
UBLXF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 21.43   Max: 62.63
Current: 62.3

21.43
62.63
Current Ratio 2.16
UBLXF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. UBLXF: 2.16 )
UBLXF' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.16   Max: 8.73
Current: 2.16

2.16
8.73
Quick Ratio 1.69
UBLXF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. UBLXF: 1.69 )
UBLXF' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.69   Max: 7.5
Current: 1.69

1.69
7.5
Days Inventory 68.15
UBLXF's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
74% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 73.40 vs. UBLXF: 68.15 )
UBLXF' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 36.73   Max: 121.92
Current: 68.15

36.73
121.92
Days Sales Outstanding 52.50
UBLXF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
86% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 83.23 vs. UBLXF: 52.50 )
UBLXF' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 5.08   Max: 52.5
Current: 52.5

5.08
52.5

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.81
UBLXF's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
78% of the 431 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. UBLXF: 0.81 )
UBLXF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 1.53
Current: 0.81

0.46
1.53
Dividend Payout 0.26
UBLXF's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
95% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UBLXF: 0.26 )
UBLXF' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 0.22
Current: 0.26

0.17
0.22
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.80
UBLXF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
80% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. UBLXF: 0.80 )
UBLXF' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 1.53
Current: 0.8

0.46
1.53
Share Buyback Rate -2.30
UBLXF's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
66% of the 560 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. UBLXF: -2.30 )
UBLXF' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.1   Max: -10.1
Current: -2.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 71.50
UBLXF's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
68% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UBLXF: 71.50 )
UBLXF' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.25   Max: 14.09
Current: 71.5

1.25
14.09
Price/Tangible Book 13.80
UBLXF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
55% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. UBLXF: 13.80 )
UBLXF' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 6.33
Current: 13.8

1.16
6.33
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.60
UBLXF's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
77% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UBLXF: 3.60 )
UBLXF' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 2.77
Current: 3.6

0.99
2.77
Price/Median PS Value 1.80
UBLXF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
54% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. UBLXF: 1.80 )
UBLXF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 1.67
Current: 1.8

0.56
1.67
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.90
UBLXF's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UBLXF: 1.90 )
UBLXF' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 1.46
Current: 1.9

0.58
1.46
Price/Graham Number 4.60
UBLXF's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
69% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9.30 vs. UBLXF: 4.60 )
UBLXF' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 3.71
Current: 4.6

0.84
3.71
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.50
UBLXF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
71% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. UBLXF: 3.50 )
UBLXF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 210.1
Current: 3.5

1.9
210.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 19.69
UBLXF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
85% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. UBLXF: 19.69 )
UBLXF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 19.7   Max: 32.4
Current: 19.69

19.7
32.4

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
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Traded in other countries:UBXN.Switzerland, 0QNI.UK,
u-Blox Holding AG was incorporated on September 21, 2007 in Thalwil, Switzerland. The Company is a fabless semiconductor provider of embedded positioning and wireless communication solutions. The Company is engaged in development, manufacturing and marketing of products and services supporting GPS/GNSS satellite positioning systems. It offers GPS/GNSS positioning products, including satellite receiver chips and chipsets, receiver modules, receiver boards, antennas and smart antennas which are in used for navigation, automatic vehicle location, security, traffic control, location based services, timing and agriculture. The Company focuses on two core activities Research & development in order to deliver the breakthrough technologies that its customers need to stay ahead of their competitors, and Customer service to stay closely in-touch with the intrinsic needs of its clients. In 2009, the Company expanded its activities by acquisition into wireless products and services. The Company's segments are Positioning and Wireless products and Wireless services. The Positioning and Wireless products segment develops and distributes GPS/GNSS positioning receivers and, since early 2009, also wireless communication modules which are mainly used in automotive, industrial and consumer applications. The Wireless services segment offers services in the wireless communication technology which forms a separate business segment as these products consist of delivery of reference designs and software.
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