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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
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 1.27
ERIC's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
57% of the 568 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. ERIC: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
ERIC' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 2.07 Max: No Debt
Current: 1.27
0.52
No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.36
ERIC's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
77% of the 559 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. ERIC: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
ERIC' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.46 Max: 0.56
Current: 0.36
0.25
0.56
Debt-to-Equity 0.35
ERIC's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
52% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.29 vs. ERIC: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
ERIC' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.22 Max: 1.4
Current: 0.35
0.03
1.4
Debt-to-EBITDA -2.46
ERIC's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. ERIC: -2.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
ERIC' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.46  Med: 1.09 Max: 1.87
Current: -2.46
-2.46
1.87
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 1.66
Beneish M-Score: -2.97
WACC vs ROIC
6.81%
-9.25%
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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % -4.46
ERIC's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
88% of the 565 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. ERIC: -4.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
ERIC' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.59  Med: 7.01 Max: 9.48
Current: -4.46
-12.59
9.48
Net Margin % -10.50
ERIC's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
87% of the 566 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.84 vs. ERIC: -10.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
ERIC' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.49  Med: 5.18 Max: 5.49
Current: -10.5
-17.49
5.49
ROE % -21.29
ERIC's ROE % is ranked lower than
89% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.85 vs. ERIC: -21.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
ERIC' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -29.42  Med: 7.98 Max: 9.32
Current: -21.29
-29.42
9.32
ROA % -7.99
ERIC's ROA % is ranked lower than
85% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. ERIC: -7.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
ERIC' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.95  Med: 4.08 Max: 4.69
Current: -7.99
-12.95
4.69
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -135.22
ERIC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
91% of the 566 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 10.41 vs. ERIC: -135.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
ERIC' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -158.68  Med: 65.21 Max: 118.05
Current: -135.22
-158.68
118.05
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -4.10
ERIC's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
67% of the 505 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. ERIC: -4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
ERIC' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -40.2  Med: 4.4 Max: 35.3
Current: -4.1
-40.2
35.3
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Guru Trades

Q4 2017

ERIC Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Joel Greenblatt 28,563 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 956,370 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 8,700 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 101,027,845 sh (+19.97%)
David Dreman 661 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 228,418 sh (-6.94%)
Dodge & Cox 1,734,674 sh (-9.50%)
Richard Snow 154,019 sh (-71.37%)
Charles Brandes 6,564,858 sh (-9.39%)
NWQ Managers 89,196 sh (-97.39%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 112,256,360 sh (-1.74%)
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Q1 2018

ERIC Guru Trades in Q1 2018

PRIMECAP Management 113,705,520 sh (+12.55%)
David Dreman 661 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 8,700 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ken Fisher 227,508 sh (-0.40%)
Dodge & Cox 1,732,374 sh (-0.13%)
Joel Greenblatt 11,969 sh (-58.10%)
Richard Snow 146,418 sh (-4.94%)
Charles Brandes 6,421,090 sh (-2.19%)
NWQ Managers 89,072 sh (-0.14%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 106,138,796 sh (-5.45%)
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Q2 2018

ERIC Guru Trades in Q2 2018

Jim Simons 4,423,900 sh (New)
Dodge & Cox 1,739,574 sh (+0.42%)
PRIMECAP Management 131,597,906 sh (+15.74%)
Pioneer Investments 8,700 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
NWQ Managers Sold Out
Ken Fisher 222,554 sh (-2.18%)
Richard Snow 80,299 sh (-45.16%)
Charles Brandes 5,084,324 sh (-20.82%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 75,742,928 sh (-28.64%)
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Q3 2018

ERIC Guru Trades in Q3 2018

Ken Fisher 224,971 sh (+1.09%)
PRIMECAP Management 132,741,106 sh (+0.87%)
Richard Snow Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Charles Brandes 2,280,462 sh (-55.15%)
Jim Simons 4,374,200 sh (-1.12%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 61,103,097 sh (-19.33%)
Dodge & Cox 1,737,974 sh (-0.09%)
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment  
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Traded in other countries:ERIC.Argentina, ERIBR.Finland, ERCB.Germany, ERIC N.Mexico, ERIC B.Sweden, ERICB.Switzerland, 0O87.UK, ERIXF.USA,
Headquarter Location:Sweden
LM Ericsson Telephone Co is a telecom services provider based in Sweden. It provides wireless telecommunication solutions globally.

Ericsson is a top network equipment and services provider for global telecom carriers. The company reports revenue in three segments: networks, digital services, managed services, and other. Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm and employs over 100,000 employees globally.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Forward PE Ratio 21.37
ERIC's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
94% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 18.35 vs. ERIC: 21.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 2.79
ERIC's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 548 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. ERIC: 2.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
ERIC' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 1.69 Max: 2.97
Current: 2.79
1.05
2.97
PS Ratio 1.31
ERIC's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. ERIC: 1.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
ERIC' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.69  Med: 1.07 Max: 1.5
Current: 1.31
0.69
1.5
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 23.10
ERIC's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
69% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 20.39 vs. ERIC: 23.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
ERIC' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.29  Med: 19.97 Max: 57.61
Current: 23.1
6.29
57.61
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 16.20
ERIC's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
64% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 13.86 vs. ERIC: 16.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
ERIC' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.87  Med: 12.77 Max: 102.79
Current: 16.2
4.87
102.79
EV-to-EBIT -13.12
ERIC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 19.71 vs. ERIC: -13.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ERIC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.6  Med: 10.1 Max: 44.9
Current: -13.12
-20.6
44.9
EV-to-EBITDA -18.73
ERIC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 14.44 vs. ERIC: -18.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ERIC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -606.7  Med: 7 Max: 67.6
Current: -18.73
-606.7
67.6
EV-to-Revenue 1.27
ERIC's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
66% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. ERIC: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
ERIC' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 0.9 Max: 1.5
Current: 1.27
0.5
1.5
Shiller PE Ratio 54.36
ERIC's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 34.09 vs. ERIC: 54.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
ERIC' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.91  Med: 19.3 Max: 96.74
Current: 54.36
11.91
96.74
Current Ratio 1.52
ERIC's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 546 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. ERIC: 1.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ERIC' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.46  Med: 2.01 Max: 2.9
Current: 1.52
1.46
2.9
Quick Ratio 1.22
ERIC's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 545 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. ERIC: 1.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ERIC' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.11  Med: 1.68 Max: 2.54
Current: 1.22
1.11
2.54
Days Inventory 76.93
ERIC's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
53% of the 538 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 76.06 vs. ERIC: 76.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ERIC' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 62.32  Med: 67.97 Max: 78.07
Current: 76.93
62.32
78.07
Days Sales Outstanding 75.34
ERIC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
77% of the 510 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 71.93 vs. ERIC: 75.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ERIC' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 102.01  Med: 112.85 Max: 132.58
Current: 75.34
102.01
132.58
Days Payable 75.45
ERIC's Days Payable is ranked lower than
53% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 65.77 vs. ERIC: 75.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
ERIC' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 49.56  Med: 60.22 Max: 70.57
Current: 75.45
49.56
70.57

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield % 1.45
ERIC's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
61% of the 428 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. ERIC: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
ERIC' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.18  Med: 3.42 Max: 8.41
Current: 1.45
1.18
8.41
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -30.70
ERIC's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
70% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -4.70 vs. ERIC: -30.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
ERIC' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -14 Max: 26
Current: -30.7
0
26
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.43
ERIC's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
55% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. ERIC: 1.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 0.87
ERIC's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
77% of the 566 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. ERIC: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
ERIC' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 2.05 Max: 5.05
Current: 0.87
0.71
5.05
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.90
ERIC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -3.00 vs. ERIC: -0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
ERIC' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.8  Med: -0.5 Max: 0.5
Current: -0.9
-26.8
0.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 4.73
ERIC's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
57% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. ERIC: 4.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
ERIC' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 2.93 Max: 16.73
Current: 4.73
0.94
16.73
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.61
ERIC's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. ERIC: 1.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
ERIC' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 1.18 Max: 17.94
Current: 1.61
0.75
17.94
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.23
ERIC's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. ERIC: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
ERIC' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 1.09 Max: 4.2
Current: 1.23
0.2
4.2
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -7.62
ERIC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
92% of the 569 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.73 vs. ERIC: -7.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
ERIC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.6  Med: 7.7 Max: 31.5
Current: -7.62
-23.6
31.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -7.59
ERIC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
72% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 7.87 vs. ERIC: -7.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
ERIC' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18  Med: 3.05 Max: 25
Current: -7.59
-18
25

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $23,357.85
EPS (TTM) $ -0.77
Beta0.95
Volatility24.05%
52-Week Range $6.00 - 9.45
Shares Outstanding (Mil)3,334.00

Analyst Estimate

Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Revenue (Mil $) 22,994 23,018 23,406
EBIT (Mil $) 894 1,643 2,478
EBITDA (Mil $) 1,742 2,431 3,273
EPS ($) 0.08 0.35 0.52
EPS without NRI ($) 0.08 0.35 0.52
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($) 0.12 0.13 0.16

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 44
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyY
Higher Gross Margin yoyY
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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