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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 2.38
VIMC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
57% of the 1013 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.92 vs. VIMC: 2.38 )
VIMC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 2.38   Max: No Debt
Current: 2.38

Equity to Asset 0.49
VIMC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
53% of the 1005 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. VIMC: 0.49 )
VIMC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 0.92
Current: 0.49

0.34
0.92
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 0.83
M-Score: -2.71
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 : 2/10

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Operating margin (%) -8.02
VIMC's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. VIMC: -8.02 )
VIMC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -420.44   Max: 17.88
Current: -8.02

-420.44
17.88
Net-margin (%) -0.87
VIMC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. VIMC: -0.87 )
VIMC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -404.6   Max: 17.2
Current: -0.87

-404.6
17.2
ROE (%) -0.79
VIMC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 984 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. VIMC: -0.79 )
VIMC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -123.88   Max: 13.75
Current: -0.79

-123.88
13.75
ROA (%) -0.43
VIMC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 998 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. VIMC: -0.43 )
VIMC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -65.83   Max: 11.93
Current: -0.43

-65.83
11.93
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -19.54
VIMC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 998 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.03 vs. VIMC: -19.54 )
VIMC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -181.04   Max: 93.17
Current: -19.54

-181.04
93.17
Revenue Growth (%) 8.20
VIMC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. VIMC: 8.20 )
VIMC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -20   Max: 173.3
Current: 8.2

-20
173.3
EBITDA Growth (%) -38.50
VIMC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -4.80 vs. VIMC: -38.50 )
VIMC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -38.5   Max: 196.2
Current: -38.5

-38.5
196.2
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Ratios

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P/B 1.30
VIMC's P/B is ranked higher than
72% of the 982 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. VIMC: 1.30 )
VIMC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 6.04
Current: 1.3

0.31
6.04
P/S 1.06
VIMC's P/S is ranked higher than
66% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. VIMC: 1.06 )
VIMC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 11.56
Current: 1.06

0.43
11.56
EV-to-EBIT 0.20
VIMC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
100% of the 698 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 20.80 vs. VIMC: 0.20 )
VIMC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 20.7   Max: 59
Current: 0.2

20.7
59

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.60
VIMC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
69% of the 969 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. VIMC: 1.60 )
VIMC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 5.34
Current: 1.6

0.45
5.34
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
VIMC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 952 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. VIMC: 0.90 )
VIMC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 7.86
Current: 0.9

0.32
7.86
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 517.10
VIMC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
99% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. VIMC: 517.10 )
VIMC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 532.4
Current: 517.1

1.7
532.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -12.63
VIMC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
53% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. VIMC: -12.63 )
VIMC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: -12.63

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductors
Compare:INTC, TSM, BRCM, ARMH, ADI » details
Traded in other countries:V7I.Germany
Vimicro International Corporation was incorporated in the Cayman Islands on February 2004. It is a multimedia semiconductor and solution provider. The Company designs, develops and markets mixed-signal semiconductor products and system-level solutions that enable multimedia capabilities in a variety of products for the consumer electronics, communications and surveillance markets. Combining its multimedia systems experience with its skills in high performance, low-power, mixed-signal SoC design, it provides customers with comprehensive, system-level solutions that include highly integrated semiconductors, customizable firmware and software, software development tools, reference designs and applications support. It conducts its operations in China. It is a Vimicro Technology Corporation processors in terms of the number of peripheral PC and embedded notebook cameras shipped worldwide. 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 well-known 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. It is expanding its business in the surveillance market with system-level solutions and semiconductor products including surveillance cameras, system and management software, digital video decoders, recorders and servers, among other things. 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 primary 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 mobile phone multimedia processors are specifically designed to address the need for quality, low-power and cost-effective solutions for embedded cameras and video and audio functions in mobile phones. All of its mobile phone multimedia processors are sold under its own brand name. 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, 2012, the Company had 937 registered patentsin China. As of December 31, 2012, th

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