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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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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt 1.23
NAS:AMAT's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
55% of the 847 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. NAS:AMAT: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NAS:AMAT' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 3.08 Max: N/A
Current: 1.23
Equity-to-Asset 0.45
NAS:AMAT's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
66% of the 844 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. NAS:AMAT: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NAS:AMAT' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.64 Max: 0.8
Current: 0.45
0.45
0.8
Interest Coverage 19.75
NAS:AMAT's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
64% of the 662 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 55.60 vs. NAS:AMAT: 19.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NAS:AMAT' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.33  Med: 16.44 Max: 66.1
Current: 19.75
4.33
66.1
Piotroski F-Score: 8
Altman Z-Score: 6.00
Beneish M-Score: -2.58
WACC vs ROIC
12.49%
39.69%
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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Operating Margin % 24.11
NAS:AMAT's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
92% of the 844 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.69 vs. NAS:AMAT: 24.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NAS:AMAT' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.85  Med: 16.71 Max: 24.36
Current: 24.11
-7.85
24.36
Net Margin % 20.41
NAS:AMAT's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
90% of the 843 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 vs. NAS:AMAT: 20.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NAS:AMAT' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.09  Med: 11.82 Max: 20.41
Current: 20.41
-6.09
20.41
ROE % 36.19
NAS:AMAT's ROE % is ranked higher than
96% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.52 vs. NAS:AMAT: 36.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NAS:AMAT' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.17  Med: 13.58 Max: 36.19
Current: 36.19
-4.17
36.19
ROA % 17.65
NAS:AMAT's ROA % is ranked higher than
93% of the 850 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.48 vs. NAS:AMAT: 17.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NAS:AMAT' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.97  Med: 9.01 Max: 17.65
Current: 17.65
-2.97
17.65
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 140.25
NAS:AMAT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
96% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9.62 vs. NAS:AMAT: 140.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NAS:AMAT' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.4  Med: 67.2 Max: 140.25
Current: 140.25
-17.4
140.25
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 16.30
NAS:AMAT's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
84% of the 720 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. NAS:AMAT: 16.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NAS:AMAT' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.4  Med: 12.4 Max: 60.4
Current: 16.3
-21.4
60.4
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 48.40
NAS:AMAT's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
90% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. NAS:AMAT: 48.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NAS:AMAT' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -59.2  Med: 16.6 Max: 128.2
Current: 48.4
-59.2
128.2
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 94.30
NAS:AMAT's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
94% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. NAS:AMAT: 94.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NAS:AMAT' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -33.1  Med: 27.3 Max: 131.7
Current: 94.3
-33.1
131.7
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Guru Trades

Q2 2016

AMAT Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Caxton Associates 524,450 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 22,400 sh (New)
George Soros 373,596 sh (New)
Jim Simons 5,279,348 sh (+715.28%)
Ray Dalio 469,583 sh (+40.98%)
Chris Davis 472,800 sh (+39.69%)
Bill Nygren 9,060,000 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 6,034,255 sh (-1.53%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 11,250,000 sh (-16.27%)
Jerome Dodson 800,000 sh (-55.56%)
Joel Greenblatt 111,726 sh (-83.09%)
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Q3 2016

AMAT Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Ken Heebner 2,220,000 sh (New)
Stanley Druckenmiller 777,500 sh (New)
John Burbank 69,877 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 105,100 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 1,516,407 sh (+1257.26%)
Paul Tudor Jones 93,235 sh (+316.23%)
George Soros 706,882 sh (+89.21%)
Ray Dalio 738,683 sh (+57.31%)
Chris Davis 474,880 sh (+0.44%)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 5,852,355 sh (-3.01%)
Jim Simons 4,396,548 sh (-16.72%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 8,950,000 sh (-20.44%)
Jerome Dodson 500,000 sh (-37.50%)
Bill Nygren 1,760,000 sh (-80.57%)
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Q4 2016

AMAT Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Steven Cohen 3,086,500 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 56,000 sh (New)
Chris Davis 791,219 sh (+66.61%)
PRIMECAP Management 5,918,555 sh (+1.13%)
Jerome Dodson 500,000 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Bill Nygren Sold Out
Lee Ainslie 101,310 sh (-3.61%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,450,470 sh (-4.35%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 7,150,000 sh (-20.11%)
Ken Heebner 1,410,000 sh (-36.49%)
Jim Simons 2,752,248 sh (-37.40%)
Ray Dalio 235,696 sh (-68.09%)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,600 sh (-85.41%)
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Q1 2017

AMAT Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Ken Fisher 9,540 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 215,500 sh (New)
Mairs and Power 6,727 sh (New)
John Burbank 51,353 sh (New)
David Carlson 600,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 290,600 sh (+418.93%)
Paul Tudor Jones 44,258 sh (+225.43%)
PRIMECAP Management 6,155,507 sh (+4.00%)
Jerome Dodson Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Chris Davis 783,612 sh (-0.96%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 6,875,000 sh (-3.85%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,125,818 sh (-22.38%)
Lee Ainslie 77,950 sh (-23.06%)
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Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductor Equipment & Materials    NAICS: 334419    SIC: 3679
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Traded in other countries:AMAT.Argentina, AMAT.Austria, AP2.Germany, 04336.Hongkong, AMAT.Switzerland, 0R1A.UK,
Headquarter Location:USA
Applied Materials Inc provides manufacturing equipment, services and software to the semiconductor, flat panel display, solar photovoltaic and related industries.

Applied Materials is the world's largest supplier of semiconductor manufacturing equipment. The firm's systems are used in the chemical and physical vapor deposition steps of the chip-fabrication process. Applied also supplies etching, chemical mechanical polishing, and wafer- and reticle-inspection systems, as well as critical dimension measurement and defect-inspection scanning electron microscopes.

Guru Investment Theses on Applied Materials Inc

Jerome Dodson Comments on Applied Materials - Jan 25, 2017

The Fund’s best performer was Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT), the semiconductor-equipment manufacturer. The stock soared 72.8% during the year, from $18.67 to $32.27, increasing the Fund’s return by an astounding 216 basis points. Demand accelerated for the company’s equipment, spurred by the transition in NAND-flash memory architecture from planar to 3D and the adoption of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screens in smartphones. Investors celebrated, as new orders and product backlog both hit all-time highs and the company forecasted more growth at its analyst meeting in September.



From the Parnassus Fund fourth quarter 2016 commentary.



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Jerome Dodson Comments on Applied Materials - Nov 01, 2016

Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT), the semiconductor-equipment manufacturer, boosted the Fund’s return by 70 basis points, as its stock surged 25.8% from $23.97 to $30.15. Following an impressive earnings report in August, where both new orders and total backlog hit all-time highs, the company presented a compelling case for long-term growth at its annual analyst meeting in September. The management team outlined additional market-expansion and share-gain opportunities, particularly around new transistor architectures and advanced display technologies that are expected to grow revenue and expand margins.

From Jerome Dodson (Trades, Portfolio)'s Parnassus Fund third-quarter 2016 commentary.

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Jerome Dodson Comments on Applied Materials - Jul 26, 2016

Semiconductor-equipment manufacturer Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) added 37 basis points to the Fund, as its stock increased 13.2% from $21.18 to $23.97. Building on last quarter’s solid performance, the company continues to execute well, reaching an all-time high in order volume in China. The sustained outperformance and positive financial outlook has provided investors with increased confidence in the long-term trajectory of the business.


From Jerome Dodson (Trades, Portfolio)'s Parnassus Fund second quarter 2016 commentary.

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Parnassus Fund Comments on Applied Materials - May 09, 2016

Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT), maker of equipment used in semiconductor manufacturing, added 74 basis points to the Fund’s return, as its stock jumped 13.4% from $18.67 to $21.18. The company provided an inspiring outlook, including 14% revenue growth next quarter and further strength in the second half of the year. Applied Materials also commented on its long-term optimism for the display business, as the industry is accelerating investments in new manufacturing technology, which should lead to more orders for the company’s equipment.



From the Parnassus Fund first quarter 2016 shareholder letter.



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David Einhorn Comments on Applied Materials - Jan 19, 2016

We entered Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) at $20.31 after the Tokyo Electron deal fell apart, with a viewthat margin improvement through cost cutting and aggressive buybacks could lead to earningsoutperformance. Despite reasonable execution and lots of share repurchases, concerns aboutoverall spending levels in the semiconductor capital equipment space mattered more. The riskof a pending cyclical downturn caused us to exit at $18.21 with a small loss.

From David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio)'s Green Light Capital fourth quarter 2015 shareholder letter.

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Top Ranked Articles about Applied Materials Inc

David Carlson Adds 3 Positions in 1st Quarter Guru reports quarterly portfolio
David Carlson (Trades, Portfolio), manager of Elfun Trusts, invests in companies that have potential to increase net income and dividends. During the first quarter, the guru added positions in Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ:SBUX) and Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (NYSE:PXD). Read more...
Applied Materials to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences
Applied Materials to Hold Q2 FY2017 Earnings Webcast on May 18, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. ET
Applied Materials CFO to Present at Industrial Conference
Applied Materials Prices $2.2 Billion of Senior Unsecured Notes
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) today announced the pricing of senior unsecured notes in an aggregate principal amount of $2.2 billion. The notes consist of the following tranches:
$1.2 billion of 3.300% senior unsecured notes due 2027 $1.0 billion of 4.350% senior unsecured notes due 2047 Applied intends to use a portion of the net proceeds of this offering to redeem or repay at maturity its outstanding $200 million 7.125% notes due October 15, 2017 and the balance for general corporate purposes. The foregoing does not constitute a notice of redemption or an obligation to issue a notice of redemption for the 7.125% notes.J.P. Morgan, Citigroup, MUFG, Credit Suisse and Goldman, Sachs & Co. are acting as joint book-running managers.The offering was made pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-3 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and is expected to close on March 31, 2017, subject to customary closing conditions. The offering of securities is being made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus, copies of which may be obtained from:     J.P. Morgan Securities LLC Citigroup Global Markets Inc. MUFG Securities Americas Inc.383 Madison Avenue
 1155 Long Island Avenue
 1221 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor
New York, New York 10179 Edgewood, New York 11717 New York, New York 10020     Attn: High Grade Syndicate
 c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions
 Attn: Capital Markets GroupDesk - 3rd Floor    1-212-834-4533 1-800-831-9146 1-877-649-6848     This release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the laws of any such jurisdiction.  Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains forward-looking statements, including those regarding Applied’s ability to complete the offering and anticipated use of the proceeds from the offering. These statements and their underlying assumptions are subject to risks and uncertainties and are not guarantees of future performance. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements include, without limitation: market conditions for corporate debt generally and for our securities; the successful completion of the notes offering; and other risks and uncertainties described in our most recent Form 10-Q and other SEC filings. These and many other factors could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations based on forward-looking statements made in this release or elsewhere by Applied or on its behalf. All forward-looking statements are based on management’s estimates, projections and assumptions as of the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to update them.About Applied Materials
Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. At Applied Materials, our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future.Contact:
Kevin Winston (editorial/media) 408.235.4498
Michael Sullivan (financial community) 408.986.7977


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Applied Materials Honored as a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company
Recognized by the Ethisphere Institute for six consecutive years for leading with integrity and ethical business practicesSANTA CLARA, Calif., March 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Materials, Inc. announced today that it has been recognized as a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company© by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.“Applied Materials takes pride in building a strong culture of ethics and empowering our employees to make good business decisions every day,” said Steve Adams, vice president, Litigation, Protection and Compliance at Applied Materials. “I want to thank all of our employees around the world for upholding our reputation as a trusted business and community partner.”This is the sixth consecutive year Applied Materials has been recognized as a World’s Most Ethical Company. In addition, Applied is one of only six companies on the list in the Electronics & Semiconductors category, underscoring its commitment to leading ethical business standards and practices."Congratulations to Applied Materials on this well-deserved recognition," said Ethisphere’s chief executive officer, Timothy Erblich. “Applied’s commitment to doing business responsibly, consistently investing in local communities around the world and embracing strategies of diversity and inclusion exemplifies what it means to be a responsible corporate citizen.”This is the eleventh year that Ethisphere has honored those companies who recognize their role in society to influence and drive positive change, consider the impact of their actions on their employees, investors, customers and other key stakeholders and use their values and culture as an underpinning to the decisions they make every day.The World's Most Ethical Company assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute’s Ethics Quotient® (EQ) framework which offers a quantitative way to assess a company’s performance in an objective, consistent and standardized way. The information collected provides a comprehensive sampling of definitive criteria of core competencies, rather than all aspects of corporate governance, risk, sustainability, compliance and ethics. Scores are generated in five key categories: ethics and compliance program (35%), corporate citizenship and responsibility (20%), culture of ethics (20%), governance (15%) and leadership, innovation and reputation (10%).The full list of the 2017 World’s Most Ethical Companies can be found at http://worldsmostethicalcompanies.ethisphere.com/honorees/.For additional information on Applied Materials’ ethical business conduct, visit www.appliedmaterials.com/about/cr. About Applied Materials
Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. At Applied Materials, our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future. Learn more at www.appliedmaterials.com.About the Ethisphere Institute
The Ethisphere® Institute is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust and business success. Ethisphere has deep expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character. Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies recognition program, provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) and showcases trends and best practices in ethics with the publication of Ethisphere Magazine. More information about Ethisphere can be found at: http://ethisphere.com.“World’s Most Ethical Companies” and “Ethisphere” names and marks are registered trademarks of Ethisphere LLC.Applied Materials Contacts: 
Kevin Winston (editorial/media) 408.235.4498 
Michael Sullivan (financial community) 408.986.7977Ethisphere Contact:
Clea Nabozny 480.397.2658


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Applied Materials Announces Cash Dividend

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Materials, Inc. today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per share payable on the company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on June 15, 2017 to shareholders of record as of May 25, 2017.
About Applied Materials
Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. At Applied Materials, our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future. Learn more at www.appliedmaterials.com. Contact:
Kevin Winston (editorial/media) 408.235.4498
Michael Sullivan (financial community) 408.986.7977


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Applied Materials Names Thomas J. Iannotti Chairman of the Board of Directors

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Materials, Inc. today announced Thomas J. Iannotti as chairman of the Board of Directors effective immediately. Mr. Iannotti succeeds Willem P. Roelandts, who has retired from the board. Mr. Iannotti joined Applied’s board in 2005. Prior to being named chairman, he served as chair of the board’s Human Resources and Compensation Committee and was a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. A veteran of the electronics industry for more than three decades, Mr. Iannotti is known for his global business, industry and operational expertise. He spent nine years as an executive at Hewlett-Packard Company, including Senior Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Services from 2009 to 2011. Prior to Hewlett-Packard, Mr. Iannotti worked at Digital Equipment Corporation, a vendor of computer systems and software, and at Compaq Computer Corporation, a supplier of personal computing systems, after its acquisition of Digital Equipment Corporation. “As a member of the Applied board, I have been inspired by the company’s ability to push the boundaries of technology and create innovations that drive the semiconductor and display industries forward,” said Mr. Iannotti. “I am honored to serve as chairman and would like to thank Wim Roelandts for his many contributions to Applied and the semiconductor industry during his remarkable career.” “Tom brings deep knowledge of Applied, as well as strong industry and governance experience, to lead the board during one of the most exciting periods of innovation and growth in our company’s history,” said Gary Dickerson, president and CEO. "On behalf of everyone at Applied Materials, I thank Wim for his longtime service as a member of the board and for his leadership as chairman." Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. At Applied Materials, our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future. Learn more at www.appliedmaterials.com. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/129f1930-6e41-483d-aa8a-a87051b1cc8a The photo is also available at Newscom, www.newscom.com, and via AP PhotoExpress.  

Contact:
Kevin Winston (editorial/media) 408.235.4498
Michael Sullivan (financial community) 408.986.7977

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Jerome Dodson Comments on Applied Materials Guru stock highlight
The Fund’s best performer was Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT), the semiconductor-equipment manufacturer. The stock soared 72.8% during the year, from $18.67 to $32.27, increasing the Fund’s return by an astounding 216 basis points. Demand accelerated for the company’s equipment, spurred by the transition in NAND-flash memory architecture from planar to 3D and the adoption of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screens in smartphones. Investors celebrated, as new orders and product backlog both hit all-time highs and the company forecasted more growth at its analyst meeting in September. Read more...
Jerome Dodson Comments on Applied Materials Guru stock highlight
Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT), the semiconductor-equipment manufacturer, boosted the Fund’s return by 70 basis points, as its stock surged 25.8% from $23.97 to $30.15. Following an impressive earnings report in August, where both new orders and total backlog hit all-time highs, the company presented a compelling case for long-term growth at its annual analyst meeting in September. The management team outlined additional market-expansion and share-gain opportunities, particularly around new transistor architectures and advanced display technologies that are expected to grow revenue and expand margins. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 18.80
AMAT's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 580 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 23.08 vs. AMAT: 18.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
AMAT' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.96  Med: 18.53 Max: 687
Current: 18.8
6.96
687
Forward PE Ratio 14.90
AMAT's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 19.57 vs. AMAT: 14.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 18.80
AMAT's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
57% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 23.70 vs. AMAT: 18.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
AMAT' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.96  Med: 18.54 Max: 687
Current: 18.8
6.96
687
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 16.71
AMAT's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
58% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 20.38 vs. AMAT: 16.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
AMAT' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.38  Med: 18.16 Max: 515.71
Current: 16.71
6.38
515.71
PB Ratio 5.99
AMAT's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
89% of the 836 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. AMAT: 5.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
AMAT' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.47  Med: 2.78 Max: 5.99
Current: 5.99
1.47
5.99
PS Ratio 3.84
AMAT's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
76% of the 837 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. AMAT: 3.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
AMAT' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.23  Med: 2.68 Max: 3.84
Current: 3.84
1.23
3.84
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 16.32
AMAT's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
58% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 18.25 vs. AMAT: 16.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
AMAT' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.09  Med: 16.08 Max: 276.82
Current: 16.32
6.09
276.82
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 14.94
AMAT's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
56% of the 512 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 12.56 vs. AMAT: 14.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
AMAT' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.56  Med: 14.21 Max: 85.71
Current: 14.94
5.56
85.71
EV-to-EBIT 15.17
AMAT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
98% of the 830 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 19.23 vs. AMAT: 15.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AMAT' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -123.1  Med: 11.7 Max: 26442.8
Current: 15.17
-123.1
26442.8
EV-to-EBITDA 13.47
AMAT's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
98% of the 903 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 13.47 vs. AMAT: 13.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
AMAT' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -994.7  Med: 10.6 Max: 168.8
Current: 13.47
-994.7
168.8
PEG Ratio 1.44
AMAT's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. AMAT: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
AMAT' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.51 Max: 413.57
Current: 1.44
0.28
413.57
Shiller PE Ratio 50.65
AMAT's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AMAT: 50.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
AMAT' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.44  Med: 23.74 Max: 50.65
Current: 50.65
11.44
50.65
Current Ratio 2.93
AMAT's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 840 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. AMAT: 2.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
AMAT' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.83  Med: 2.61 Max: 6.2
Current: 2.93
1.83
6.2
Quick Ratio 2.30
AMAT's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 839 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. AMAT: 2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
AMAT' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.35  Med: 1.99 Max: 5.41
Current: 2.3
1.35
5.41
Days Inventory 108.81
AMAT's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
71% of the 813 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 77.37 vs. AMAT: 108.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
AMAT' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 94.69  Med: 106.24 Max: 184.11
Current: 108.81
94.69
184.11
Days Sales Outstanding 67.15
AMAT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
60% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 63.48 vs. AMAT: 67.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
AMAT' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 51.07  Med: 72.91 Max: 79.38
Current: 67.15
51.07
79.38
Days Payable 46.41
AMAT's Days Payable is ranked lower than
56% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 51.49 vs. AMAT: 46.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
AMAT' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 26.74  Med: 42.44 Max: 48.61
Current: 46.41
26.74
48.61

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 0.88
AMAT's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
51% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. AMAT: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
AMAT' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 1.93 Max: 3.35
Current: 0.88
0.79
3.35
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.17
AMAT's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. AMAT: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
AMAT' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.36 Max: 3.78
Current: 0.17
0.17
3.78
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 1.70
AMAT's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
58% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. AMAT: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
AMAT' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 58.7
Current: 1.7
0
58.7
Forward Dividend Yield % 0.88
AMAT's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
57% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. AMAT: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.18
AMAT's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
94% of the 739 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. AMAT: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
AMAT' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 2.56 Max: 4.44
Current: 1.18
1.05
4.44
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 3.60
AMAT's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. AMAT: 3.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
AMAT' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.6  Med: -1 Max: 6.2
Current: 3.6
-7.6
6.2

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 24.73
AMAT's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
94% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.69 vs. AMAT: 24.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
AMAT' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.4  Med: 6.95 Max: 102.35
Current: 24.73
2.4
102.35
Price-to-Tangible-Book 11.18
AMAT's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
93% of the 802 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. AMAT: 11.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
AMAT' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.96  Med: 3.99 Max: 15.28
Current: 11.18
0.96
15.28
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.04
AMAT's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
63% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. AMAT: 2.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
AMAT' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.81 Max: 18.4
Current: 2.04
0.56
18.4
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.43
AMAT's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
61% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. AMAT: 1.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
AMAT' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 1.02 Max: 4.45
Current: 1.43
0.15
4.45
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 0.75
AMAT's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. AMAT: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
AMAT' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 1.02 Max: 247.83
Current: 0.75
0.25
247.83
Price-to-Graham-Number 3.06
AMAT's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
78% of the 538 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. AMAT: 3.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
AMAT' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 1.91 Max: 23.84
Current: 3.06
0.48
23.84
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 6.59
AMAT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
99% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.11 vs. AMAT: 6.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
AMAT' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 8.1 Max: 27.9
Current: 6.59
1.6
27.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 45.02
AMAT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
90% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. AMAT: 45.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
AMAT' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.1  Med: 8.1 Max: 59
Current: 45.02
-0.1
59

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $12,942
EPS (TTM) $ 2.42
Beta1.83
Short Percentage of Float1.22%
52-Week Range $22.17 - 45.74
Shares Outstanding (Mil)1,074.63

Analyst Estimate

Oct17 Oct18 Oct19
Revenue (Mil $) 13,871 14,363 15,400
EPS ($) 2.97 3.09 3.46
EPS without NRI ($) 2.97 3.09 3.46
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
4.32%
Dividends per Share ($) 0.42 0.43 0.48
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