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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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Cash to Debt No Debt
VICR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
76% of the 2488 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. VICR: No Debt )
VICR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 432   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.84
VICR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
92% of the 2478 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. VICR: 0.84 )
VICR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 0.92
Current: 0.84

0.69
0.92
Interest Coverage No Debt
VICR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
73% of the 1547 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 76.29 vs. VICR: No Debt )
VICR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 9.62
M-Score: -3.28
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 : 4/10

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Operating margin (%) -10.28
VICR's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 2464 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. VICR: -10.28 )
VICR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -17.28   Max: 29.51
Current: -10.28

-17.28
29.51
Net-margin (%) -11.87
VICR's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 2465 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. VICR: -11.87 )
VICR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -15.13   Max: 20.49
Current: -11.87

-15.13
20.49
ROE (%) -16.99
VICR's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 2428 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.17 vs. VICR: -16.99 )
VICR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -17.08   Max: 19.65
Current: -16.99

-17.08
19.65
ROA (%) -14.27
VICR's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 2466 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. VICR: -14.27 )
VICR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -14.27   Max: 17.66
Current: -14.27

-14.27
17.66
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -25.22
VICR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 2460 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 10.23 vs. VICR: -25.22 )
VICR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -57.71   Max: 51.7
Current: -25.22

-57.71
51.7
Revenue Growth (%) -5.40
VICR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1668 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. VICR: -5.40 )
VICR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.3   Max: 16.7
Current: -5.4

-15.3
16.7
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

VICR Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 267,584 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 68,571 sh (+0.75%)
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Q2 2013

VICR Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Chuck Royce 150,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons 249,400 sh (-6.8%)
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Q3 2013

VICR Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Mario Gabelli 85,991 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 150,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 191,100 sh (-23.38%)
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Q4 2013

VICR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Mario Gabelli 140,000 sh (+62.81%)
Jim Simons 159,500 sh (-16.54%)
Chuck Royce 118,363 sh (-21.09%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with VICR

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Gabelli 2013-12-31 Add 62.81%$7.53 - $13.94 $ 8.64-13%140000
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 New Buy$6.58 - $8.92 $ 8.648%85991
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$4.91 - $6.85 $ 8.6461%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 89.98%0.03%$7.68 - $10.32 $ 8.649%77947
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 New Buy0.04%$7 - $10.52 $ 8.64-1%41030
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Sold Out $14.1 - $17.28 $ 8.64-44%0
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Ratios

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P/B 2.40
VICR's P/B is ranked lower than
60% of the 2370 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. VICR: 2.40 )
VICR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 4.79
Current: 2.4

1.17
4.79
P/S 1.70
VICR's P/S is ranked lower than
64% of the 2534 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. VICR: 1.70 )
VICR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 4.94
Current: 1.7

0.85
4.94
EV-to-EBIT 90.90
VICR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
79% of the 1925 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 15.73 vs. VICR: 90.90 )
VICR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.8   Max: 575
Current: 90.9

9.8
575
PEG 8.00
VICR's PEG is ranked lower than
68% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. VICR: 8.00 )
VICR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 4.55   Max: 8
Current: 8

4.55
8
Shiller P/E 146.70
VICR's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
77% of the 794 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 25.60 vs. VICR: 146.70 )
VICR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 27.11   Max: 1670
Current: 146.7

27.11
1670

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 10.90
VICR's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
55% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9.80 vs. VICR: 10.90 )
VICR' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 3.76   Max: 38.57
Current: 10.9

3.76
38.57
Price/Net Current Asset Value 5.10
VICR's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
60% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. VICR: 5.10 )
VICR' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.37   Max: 20.05
Current: 5.1

2.37
20.05
Price/Tangible Book 2.40
VICR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
60% of the 2297 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. VICR: 2.40 )
VICR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.28   Max: 7.03
Current: 2.4

1.28
7.03
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.90
VICR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
54% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. VICR: 1.90 )
VICR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.29   Max: 7.07
Current: 1.9

1.29
7.07
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
VICR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 2361 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. VICR: 0.70 )
VICR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 3.65
Current: 0.7

0.42
3.65
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.10
VICR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
72% of the 2081 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. VICR: 1.10 )
VICR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 10.2
Current: 1.1

0.2
10.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 2.33
VICR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1318 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. VICR: 2.33 )
VICR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 25.8
Current: 2.33

0.2
25.8

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Electronic Components
Compare:HTHIY, MIELY, APH, TEL, GLW » details
Traded in other countries:VCV.Germany
Vicor Corporation was incorporated in Delaware in 1981. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets modular power components and complete power systems. Power systems are incorporated into virtually all electronic equipment. In equipment utilizing Alternating Current ("AC") voltage from a primary source, a power system converts AC voltage into the stable Direct Current ("DC") voltage necessary to power subsystems and/or individual applications or "loads". In many electronic devices, this DC voltage may be further converted to one or more lower voltages required by a range of loads. The Company's business segments are organized by key product lines: Brick Business Unit, VI Chip Business Unit and Picor Business Unit. Its Brick Business Unit segment designs, develops, manufactures and markets modular power converters in two formats: the Company's well-established encapsulated modules, known as bricks, and its newer line of modular power converters that incorporate the Company's VI Chip technology into innovative packaging, which the Company markets as VI Brick modules. The BBU also designs, develops, manufactures and markets a line of "configurable" products, which are complete power supplies assembled using its modular power components. The Company's VI Chip Business Unit consists of VI Chip Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary that designs, develops, manufactures and markets a range of advanced power conversion components, including those that enable its Factorized Power Architecture. Its Picor Business Unit ("Picor") consists of Picor Corporation, a majority-owned subsidiary of Vicor. Picor is a fabless (i.e., it utilizes third parties to manufacture its products) designer, developer, and marketer of high performance integrated circuits and related products for use in a variety of power system applications. The Company's products are sold worldwide to customers ranging from smaller, independent manufacturers of highly specialized electronic devices to larger OEMs and their contract manufacturers. The customer applications it addresses include, in alphabetical order, aerospace and defense electronics, enterprise and high performance computing, industrial automation, telecommunications and networking infrastructure, test and measurement instrumentation, and vehicles and transportation. The power conversion industry is highly competitive. It remains highly fragmented, despite significant consolidation during the prior decade. Several of these competitors have significantly greater financial and marketing resources and longer operating histories than the Company does.

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