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Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 301,250 sh (New)
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment  
Traded in other countries:PLY.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Polycom Inc provides easy-to-use communication solutions that enable enterprise, government, education & healthcare customers to collaborate over distance, time zones and organizational boundaries. Its solutions include Polycom, RealPresence & Platform.

Polycom Inc was incorporated in December 1990 in Delaware. The Company provides an open, standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions for voice, video and content collaboration solutions. Its solutions are powered by the Polycom RealPresence Platform, comprehensive software infrastructure and rich application programming interfaces (APIs) that interoperate with a set of communication, business, mobile, and cloud applications and devices to deliver secure face-to-face video collaboration across different environments. The Company is engaged in helping organizations achieve new levels of teamwork, efficiency and productivity by unleashing the power of human collaboration. The Company sells its solutions through a high-touch sales model that leverages its network of channel partners, including distributors, value-added resellers, system integrators; communications services providers, and retailers. The Company serves in three geographical segments; Americas, EMEA and APAC. Its products and solutions are; UC Group Systems, which includes immersive telepresence, group video and group voice systems. UC Platform, which includes collaboration servers, virtualization management "distributed media optimization", resource management, recording and streaming, open API's and remote access technologies that constitute the RealPresence Platform, and UC Personal Devices, which includes desktop video devices and desktop voice products. It competes in the UC&C market with products and solutions that enable voice, video and content collaboration on-premises, across intranets, extranets, mobile devices, and the Internet via its customer premises-based RealPresence Platform, web-based social-collaboration business platforms, and video collaboration-as-a-service offerings delivered from the cloud. These competitors include but are not limited to Cisco Systems, Inc., Acano, Avaya Inc., Blue Jeans Networks, Inc., ClearOne Communications, Inc., Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Logitech International S.A./LifeSize, PexIP, Snom Technology Ag, Vidyo, Inc., Yamaha Corporation/Revolabs, Inc., Yealink, ZTE Corporation and others. Its products and services are subject to various federal, state, local, and foreign laws and regulations.



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Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,197.80
EPS (TTM) $ 0.16
Short Percentage of Float1.77%
52-Week Range $8.79 - 14.09
Shares Outstanding (Mil)135.81

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Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 0.85 0.90
EPS without NRI ($) 0.85 0.90
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