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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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.21
NUAN's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
90% of the 1995 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.27 vs. NUAN: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NUAN' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.61 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.21
0.14
No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.32
NUAN's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
82% of the 1912 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. NUAN: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NUAN' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.54 Max: 0.85
Current: 0.32
0.25
0.85
Debt-to-Equity 1.32
NUAN's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
89% of the 1183 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. NUAN: 1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
NUAN' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.49 Max: 1.53
Current: 1.32
0
1.53
Debt-to-EBITDA 19.49
NUAN's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
97% of the 1040 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. NUAN: 19.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
NUAN' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.62  Med: 6.57 Max: 19.49
Current: 19.49
3.62
19.49
Interest Coverage 0.61
NUAN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
98% of the 1497 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 138.02 vs. NUAN: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NUAN' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 1.05 Max: 2.65
Current: 0.61
0.17
2.65
Piotroski F-Score: 3
Altman Z-Score: 0.96
Beneish M-Score: -2.61
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 4.41
NUAN's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
53% of the 1940 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.13 vs. NUAN: 4.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NUAN' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.16  Med: 6.95 Max: 11.7
Current: 4.41
1.16
11.7
Net Margin % -9.59
NUAN's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
75% of the 1940 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.84 vs. NUAN: -9.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NUAN' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.59  Med: -2.75 Max: 12.54
Current: -9.59
-9.59
12.54
ROE % -9.95
NUAN's ROE % is ranked lower than
75% of the 1869 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.75 vs. NUAN: -9.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NUAN' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.95  Med: -1.87 Max: 7.84
Current: -9.95
-9.95
7.84
ROA % -3.34
NUAN's ROA % is ranked lower than
69% of the 2005 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. NUAN: -3.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NUAN' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.34  Med: -0.91 Max: 4.19
Current: -3.34
-3.34
4.19
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -59.23
NUAN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
75% of the 1965 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 23.66 vs. NUAN: -59.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NUAN' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -59.23  Med: 70.79 Max: 154.96
Current: -59.23
-59.23
154.96
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 3.40
NUAN's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
58% of the 1650 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. NUAN: 3.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NUAN' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 5.9 Max: 125.4
Current: 3.4
0
125.4
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 14.40
NUAN's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
60% of the 1466 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.90 vs. NUAN: 14.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NUAN' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 5.1 Max: 53.3
Current: 14.4
0
53.3
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -3.40
NUAN's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
68% of the 1339 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 10.60 vs. NUAN: -3.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NUAN' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -22.9 Max: 64.6
Current: -3.4
0
64.6
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Guru Trades

Q3 2017

NUAN Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Leucadia National 102,022 sh (New)
George Soros 150,000 sh (New)
Jana Partners 230,427 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,349,801 sh (+35.22%)
Joel Greenblatt 286,321 sh (+2.16%)
David Dreman 25,171 sh (unchged)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 1,415 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 700 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 1,019,787 sh (-0.40%)
Paul Tudor Jones 64,927 sh (-2.69%)
PRIMECAP Management 10,834,299 sh (-5.33%)
Ray Dalio 11,782 sh (-83.85%)
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Q4 2017

NUAN Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Pioneer Investments 484,559 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,453,650 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,632,755 sh (+20.96%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 1,415 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 700 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 25,171 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Jana Partners Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 10,695,249 sh (-1.28%)
Ken Fisher 971,662 sh (-4.72%)
Leucadia National 46,500 sh (-54.42%)
Joel Greenblatt 38,551 sh (-86.54%)
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Q1 2018

NUAN Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Paul Tudor Jones 47,558 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 216,830 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 1,002,769 sh (+106.94%)
Steven Cohen 1,881,741 sh (+29.45%)
Ken Fisher 1,098,427 sh (+13.05%)
David Dreman 25,171 sh (unchged)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss Sold Out
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
Leucadia National Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 9,493,879 sh (-11.23%)
Jim Simons 1,124,955 sh (-31.10%)
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Q2 2018

NUAN Guru Trades in Q2 2018

Pioneer Investments 1,330,545 sh (+32.69%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 9,179,304 sh (-3.31%)
Ken Fisher 1,020,363 sh (-7.11%)
Ray Dalio 58,672 sh (-72.94%)
Steven Cohen 343,200 sh (-81.76%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NUAN

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ken Fisher 2018-06-30 Reduce -7.11%$12.76 - $15.41 $ 16.8517%1,020,363
Ken Fisher 2018-03-31 Add 13.05%$15.29 - $18.68 $ 16.85-0%1,098,427
First Eagle Investment 2018-03-31 Sold Out $15.29 - $18.68 $ 16.85-0%0
Joel Greenblatt 2018-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$15.29 - $18.68 $ 16.85-0%0
Leucadia National 2018-03-31 Sold Out 0.06%$15.29 - $18.68 $ 16.85-0%0
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2018-03-31 Sold Out $15.29 - $18.68 $ 16.85-0%0
Ken Fisher 2017-12-31 Reduce -4.72%$14.19 - $16.87 $ 16.858%971,662
Leucadia National 2017-12-31 Reduce -54.42%0.07%$14.19 - $16.87 $ 16.858%46,500
Joel Greenblatt 2017-12-31 Reduce -86.54%0.06%$14.19 - $16.87 $ 16.858%38,551
George Soros 2017-12-31 Sold Out 0.07%$14.19 - $16.87 $ 16.858%0
Ken Fisher 2017-09-30 Reduce -0.40%$15.44 - $17.87 $ 16.852%1,019,787
Joel Greenblatt 2017-09-30 Add 2.16%$15.44 - $17.87 $ 16.852%286,321
George Soros 2017-09-30 New Buy0.07%$15.44 - $17.87 $ 16.852%150,000
Leucadia National 2017-09-30 New Buy0.13%$15.44 - $17.87 $ 16.852%102,022
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Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application    NAICS: 511210    SIC: 7372
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Traded in other countries:SC2.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Nuance Communications Inc provides speech, imaging and keypad solutions for businesses, organizations and consumers worldwide.

Nuance Communications Inc is a provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Its solutions are used every day by millions of people and thousands of businesses for tasks and services such as requesting information from a phone-based self-service solution, dictating medical records, searching the mobile Web by voice, entering a destination into a navigation system, or working with PDF documents. The company is organized in four segments namely Healthcare, Mobile, Enterprise, and Imaging.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Forward PE Ratio 14.31
NUAN's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 25.00 vs. NUAN: 14.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 2.84
NUAN's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 1858 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. NUAN: 2.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
NUAN' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.16  Med: 2.34 Max: 4.75
Current: 2.84
1.16
4.75
PS Ratio 2.50
NUAN's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 1840 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. NUAN: 2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
NUAN' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.74  Med: 3.23 Max: 6.81
Current: 2.5
1.74
6.81
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 22.09
NUAN's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
64% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 30.05 vs. NUAN: 22.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
NUAN' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.68  Med: 17.44 Max: 43.43
Current: 22.09
7.68
43.43
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 16.99
NUAN's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
62% of the 923 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 21.70 vs. NUAN: 16.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
NUAN' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.94  Med: 13.87 Max: 35.66
Current: 16.99
6.94
35.66
EV-to-EBITDA 55.97
NUAN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
86% of the 1413 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 15.96 vs. NUAN: 55.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
NUAN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.8  Med: 26.1 Max: 63.4
Current: 55.97
14.8
63.4
EV-to-Revenue 3.37
NUAN's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
57% of the 1910 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.65 vs. NUAN: 3.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
NUAN' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.6  Med: 4 Max: 8.1
Current: 3.37
2.6
8.1
Current Ratio 1.35
NUAN's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 1957 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. NUAN: 1.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NUAN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.61 Max: 4.5
Current: 1.35
0.64
4.5
Quick Ratio 1.35
NUAN's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 1957 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. NUAN: 1.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NUAN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.6 Max: 4.18
Current: 1.35
0.6
4.18
Days Sales Outstanding 72.97
NUAN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
55% of the 1879 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 68.11 vs. NUAN: 72.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NUAN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 70.53  Med: 76.52 Max: 91.62
Current: 72.97
70.53
91.62
Days Payable 39.66
NUAN's Days Payable is ranked lower than
56% of the 1720 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 45.50 vs. NUAN: 39.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
NUAN' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.93  Med: 42.49 Max: 70.1
Current: 39.66
24.93
70.1

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 3.30
NUAN's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 1387 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: -3.30 vs. NUAN: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
NUAN' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -46.2  Med: -13.6 Max: 3.3
Current: 3.3
-46.2
3.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.98
NUAN's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 840 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. NUAN: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
NUAN' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.67  Med: 1.5 Max: 22.65
Current: 0.98
0.67
22.65
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.77
NUAN's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 1656 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. NUAN: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
NUAN' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.91 Max: 2.79
Current: 0.77
0.05
2.79
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -1.53
NUAN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
72% of the 2008 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. NUAN: -1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
NUAN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.1  Med: 1 Max: 2.4
Current: -1.53
-2.1
2.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 7.82
NUAN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
56% of the 833 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9.82 vs. NUAN: 7.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
NUAN' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.8  Med: 15.5 Max: 24.2
Current: 7.82
3.8
24.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,984.67
EPS (TTM) $ -0.65
Beta1.06
Volatility22.76%
52-Week Range $12.18 - 18.75
Shares Outstanding (Mil)286.80

Analyst Estimate

Sep18 Sep19 Sep20
Revenue (Mil $) 2,057 2,129 2,215
EBIT (Mil $)
EBITDA (Mil $)
EPS ($) 1.14 1.19 1.24
EPS without NRI ($) 1.14 1.19 1.24
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
12.00%
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 33
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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