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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 : 6/10

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Cash to Debt 2.12
VIMC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
68% of the 1219 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. VIMC: 2.12 )
VIMC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.73   Max: No Debt
Current: 2.12

Equity to Asset 0.34
VIMC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
59% of the 1180 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. VIMC: 0.34 )
VIMC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 0.92
Current: 0.34

0.34
0.92
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.53
M-Score: 0.74
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 (%) 5.20
VIMC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1201 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.16 vs. VIMC: 5.20 )
VIMC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -420.44   Max: 17.88
Current: 5.2

-420.44
17.88
Net-margin (%) 4.68
VIMC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1201 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.46 vs. VIMC: 4.68 )
VIMC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -404.6   Max: 17.2
Current: 4.68

-404.6
17.2
ROE (%) 7.56
VIMC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1198 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.69 vs. VIMC: 7.56 )
VIMC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -76.5   Max: 24.55
Current: 7.56

-76.5
24.55
ROA (%) 2.62
VIMC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1219 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. VIMC: 2.62 )
VIMC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -52.64   Max: 17.44
Current: 2.62

-52.64
17.44
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.46
VIMC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1215 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9.20 vs. VIMC: 8.46 )
VIMC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -258.16   Max: 155.71
Current: 8.46

-258.16
155.71
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.80
VIMC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 859 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. VIMC: 2.80 )
VIMC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -20   Max: 173.3
Current: 2.8

-20
173.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 31.70
VIMC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -3.50 vs. VIMC: 31.70 )
VIMC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -38.5   Max: 196.2
Current: 31.7

-38.5
196.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 51.80
VIMC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 568 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -7.20 vs. VIMC: 51.80 )
VIMC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 51.8
Current: 51.8

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51.8
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Ratios

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Forward P/E 17.51
VIMC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 1303 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VIMC: 17.51 )
N/A
P/B 5.54
VIMC's P/B is ranked lower than
59% of the 1303 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 vs. VIMC: 5.54 )
VIMC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 6.04
Current: 5.54

0.31
6.04
P/S 4.51
VIMC's P/S is ranked lower than
61% of the 1303 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. VIMC: 4.51 )
VIMC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 11.56
Current: 4.51

0.42
11.56
EV-to-EBIT -80.69
VIMC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
65% of the 1303 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 46.26 vs. VIMC: -80.69 )
VIMC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -118.6   Max: 59
Current: -80.69

-118.6
59
Current Ratio 1.82
VIMC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 1206 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.59 vs. VIMC: 1.82 )
VIMC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.82   Max: 17.52
Current: 1.82

1.82
17.52
Quick Ratio 1.63
VIMC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 1206 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. VIMC: 1.63 )
VIMC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.63   Max: 17.09
Current: 1.63

1.63
17.09
Days Inventory 87.94
VIMC's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
65% of the 1303 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 90.89 vs. VIMC: 87.94 )
VIMC' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 29.01   Max: 154.15
Current: 87.94

29.01
154.15
Days Sales Outstanding 458.89
VIMC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
57% of the 1303 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 68.70 vs. VIMC: 458.89 )
VIMC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 10.24   Max: 141.4
Current: 458.89

10.24
141.4

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 18.58
VIMC's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
60% of the 1303 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VIMC: 18.58 )
VIMC' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 14.62
Current: 18.58

0.53
14.62
Price/Tangible Book 7.14
VIMC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
56% of the 1303 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. VIMC: 7.14 )
VIMC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 5.34
Current: 7.14

0.45
5.34
Price/Median PS Value 2.83
VIMC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
56% of the 1303 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. VIMC: 2.83 )
VIMC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 6.43
Current: 2.83

0.25
6.43
Price/Graham Number 10.10
VIMC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
54% of the 1303 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. VIMC: 10.10 )
VIMC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.98   Max: 7.95
Current: 10.1

1.98
7.95
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -1.20
VIMC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1190 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. VIMC: -1.20 )
VIMC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 1775.7
Current: -1.2

1.7
1775.7

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductors
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Vimicro International Corp was incorporated in the Cayman Islands on February 24, 2004. The Company and its subsidiaries designs, develops and markets semiconductor products with multimedia applications, including personal computer, camera multimedia processors and security processors. It also provides video surveillance and security products solutions and services. In addition, it is also involved in the packaging, testing and reselling of third party image sensors according to the Company's specifications. It conducts its operations in China. The Company completed its initial public offering in November 2005. The Company's multimedia processors are incorporated into the products of the largest PC and embedded notebook camera vendors, such as Logitech, as well as notebook computer vendors, such as the largest notebook vendor in the world, a U.S. based cross-platform consumer electronics producer, and the largest personal computer maker in China. The Company's solutions consist of semiconductors, software and system-level reference designs. The Company's products support standards, platforms and components in order to facilitate its customers designs and their assembly and supply chain management processes. The Company's PC and embedded notebook camera multimedia processors are fully compatible with sensors that are based on CMOS technology, the type of technology for sensors. All of its PC and embedded notebook camera multimedia processors are single-chip processors manufactured under its own brand name using its proprietary intellectual property. The Company's products integrate multiple multimedia applications, numerous industry-standard formats, advanced input/output capabilities, analog functions, on-chip memory, complex algorithms to provide high-quality still picture, video and audio and are architected to provide efficient use of silicon. It competes with ALi Corporation, EMPIA Technology, Sonix Technology and Sunplus Technology. The semiconductor industry in China is subject to substantial regulation. As of December 31, 2013, it had 561 registered patents. As of December 31, 2013, it registered 91 trademarks in China, including a trademark that incorporates its English name Vimicro.
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