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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.52
SYMC's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
82% of the 1967 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.79 vs. SYMC: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
SYMC' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 2.53 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.52
Equity-to-Asset 0.19
SYMC's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
90% of the 1840 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. SYMC: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
SYMC' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.54 Max: 0.77
Current: 0.19
0.19
0.77
Piotroski F-Score: 2
Altman Z-Score: 0.92
Beneish M-Score: -2.00
WACC vs ROIC
5.90%
-2.25%
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 : 3/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % -2.49
SYMC's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
70% of the 1922 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.93 vs. SYMC: -2.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
SYMC' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -105.2  Med: 11.47 Max: 16.4
Current: -2.49
-105.2
16.4
Net Margin % -2.64
SYMC's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
68% of the 1922 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.51 vs. SYMC: -2.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
SYMC' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -110.34  Med: 11.43 Max: 69.11
Current: -2.64
-110.34
69.11
ROE % -2.83
SYMC's ROE % is ranked lower than
69% of the 1862 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.49 vs. SYMC: -2.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
SYMC' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -89.76  Med: 14.63 Max: 51.77
Current: -2.83
-89.76
51.77
ROA % -0.71
SYMC's ROA % is ranked lower than
64% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. SYMC: -0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
SYMC' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -47.24  Med: 5.95 Max: 19.9
Current: -0.71
-47.24
19.9
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -5.84
SYMC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
67% of the 1938 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 23.08 vs. SYMC: -5.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
SYMC' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -650.72  Med: 59.93 Max: 149.77
Current: -5.84
-650.72
149.77
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 3.10
SYMC's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
57% of the 1513 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. SYMC: 3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
SYMC' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.9  Med: 11.3 Max: 33
Current: 3.1
-17.9
33
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -1.00
SYMC's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
63% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. SYMC: -1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
SYMC' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -36.7  Med: 10.8 Max: 61.5
Current: -1
-36.7
61.5
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Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application    NAICS: 511210    SIC: 7372
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Traded in other countries:SYMC.Austria, SYM.Germany, SYMC.Mexico,
Headquarter Location:USA
Symantec Corp provides security, backup and availability solutions. Its products and services protect people and information in any environment, from the smallest mobile device, to the enterprise data center, to cloud-based systems.

Symantec is a cybersecurity provider for consumer and enterprise customers. The company was founded in 1982 and went public in 1989. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, California, employed around 11,000 employees worldwide. Symantec reports in two operating segments (consumer security and enterprise security) across three geographies (Americas; Europe, Middle East, and Africa; and Asia-Pacific and Japan).

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Forward PE Ratio 16.26
SYMC's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 23.31 vs. SYMC: 16.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 5.00
SYMC's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 1798 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. SYMC: 5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
SYMC' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.82  Med: 2.71 Max: 5.6
Current: 5
0.82
5.6
PS Ratio 4.44
SYMC's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 1825 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. SYMC: 4.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
SYMC' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.47  Med: 2.61 Max: 5.36
Current: 4.44
1.47
5.36
EV-to-EBIT -397.45
SYMC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1287 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 18.74 vs. SYMC: -397.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SYMC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1044.8  Med: 15.5 Max: 76.7
Current: -397.45
-1044.8
76.7
EV-to-EBITDA 31.20
SYMC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
75% of the 1393 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 15.10 vs. SYMC: 31.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SYMC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.7  Med: 9.7 Max: 69.9
Current: 31.2
-2.7
69.9
Shiller PE Ratio 151.30
SYMC's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
93% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 38.83 vs. SYMC: 151.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
SYMC' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.47  Med: 57.09 Max: 170
Current: 151.3
25.47
170
Current Ratio 1.15
SYMC's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 1903 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. SYMC: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SYMC' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.92  Med: 2.1 Max: 2.84
Current: 1.15
0.92
2.84
Quick Ratio 1.15
SYMC's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 1903 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. SYMC: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SYMC' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.91  Med: 1.96 Max: 2.73
Current: 1.15
0.91
2.73
Days Sales Outstanding 58.94
SYMC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
59% of the 1523 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 67.19 vs. SYMC: 58.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SYMC' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 47.11  Med: 55.43 Max: 87.87
Current: 58.94
47.11
87.87
Days Payable 77.02
SYMC's Days Payable is ranked higher than
70% of the 1363 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 43.55 vs. SYMC: 77.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SYMC' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 50.74  Med: 87.83 Max: 130.13
Current: 77.02
50.74
130.13

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 1.05
SYMC's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
66% of the 1326 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. SYMC: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
SYMC' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 2.42 Max: 3.61
Current: 1.05
0.56
3.61
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -20.60
SYMC's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
79% of the 550 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 10.10 vs. SYMC: -20.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
SYMC' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: -20.6
Current: -20.6
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.04
SYMC's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
70% of the 1241 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. SYMC: 1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.05
SYMC's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
70% of the 1627 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. SYMC: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
SYMC' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 2.42 Max: 3.61
Current: 1.05
0.56
3.61
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 4.50
SYMC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 1237 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: -2.50 vs. SYMC: 4.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
SYMC' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.2  Med: -6.45 Max: 7.6
Current: 4.5
-31.2
7.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.62
SYMC's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 876 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. SYMC: 1.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
SYMC' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 1.27 Max: 9
Current: 1.62
0.57
9
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.70
SYMC's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
75% of the 1707 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. SYMC: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
SYMC' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.18 Max: 3.41
Current: 1.7
0.56
3.41
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -0.25
SYMC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
66% of the 1980 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. SYMC: -0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
SYMC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -62  Med: 4.4 Max: 18
Current: -0.25
-62
18
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -20.57
SYMC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
93% of the 802 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 10.73 vs. SYMC: -20.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
SYMC' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21  Med: 9.3 Max: 33.4
Current: -20.57
-21
33.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $4,019.00
EPS (TTM) $ -0.17
Beta1.03
Short Percentage of Float3.98%
52-Week Range $19.87 - 33.22
Shares Outstanding (Mil)608.24

Analyst Estimate

Mar18 Mar19 Mar20
Revenue (Mil $) 5,140 5,465 5,729
EPS ($) 1.78 1.96 2.14
EPS without NRI ($) 1.78 1.96 2.14
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
14.01%
Dividends per Share ($) 0.30 0.30 0.30
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