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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 1913 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.63 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 1790 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: 0.98
Beneish M-Score: -2.00
WACC vs ROIC
6.13%
-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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % -2.49
SYMC's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
71% of the 1871 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 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
69% of the 1871 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.64 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 1817 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.71 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
65% of the 1927 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.34 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
68% of the 1889 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 23.72 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
56% of the 1483 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 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 1265 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 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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Guru Trades

Q2 2016

SYMC Guru Trades in Q2 2016

RS Investment Management 87,440 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 300,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 3,502,179 sh (+1401.79%)
Paul Tudor Jones 92,160 sh (+324.70%)
Richard Snow 2,827,575 sh (+4.13%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,805,713 sh (+3.20%)
Paul Singer 11,527,275 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
Third Avenue Management Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Charles de Vaulx Sold Out
John Buckingham 254,058 sh (-0.72%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,652,687 sh (-4.22%)
Dodge & Cox 70,042,025 sh (-4.91%)
Murray Stahl 26,750 sh (-34.99%)
Ray Dalio 19,764 sh (-68.86%)
Martin Whitman 1,275,355 sh (-30.41%)
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Q3 2016

SYMC Guru Trades in Q3 2016

George Soros 630,392 sh (New)
Charles Brandes 10,100 sh (New)
NWQ Managers 1,691,964 sh (New)
John Burbank 2,820,278 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 48,764 sh (+146.73%)
Paul Singer 12,000,000 sh (+4.10%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY Sold Out
Murray Stahl Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Martin Whitman Sold Out
John Buckingham 247,439 sh (-2.61%)
Jim Simons 3,102,038 sh (-11.43%)
Richard Snow 2,276,898 sh (-19.48%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,234,069 sh (-31.66%)
Dodge & Cox 38,905,167 sh (-44.45%)
Paul Tudor Jones 24,600 sh (-73.31%)
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Q4 2016

SYMC Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Steve Mandel 13,271,908 sh (New)
Chase Coleman 2,630,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 224,200 sh (New)
NWQ Managers 2,802,056 sh (+65.61%)
Ray Dalio 57,564 sh (+18.05%)
Paul Singer 12,000,000 sh (unchged)
Charles Brandes Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
John Buckingham 246,504 sh (-0.38%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,004,837 sh (-18.58%)
George Soros 430,472 sh (-31.71%)
Richard Snow 993,051 sh (-56.39%)
Dodge & Cox 7,541,004 sh (-80.62%)
Jim Simons 389,638 sh (-87.44%)
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Q1 2017

SYMC Guru Trades in Q1 2017

David Tepper 1,550,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 12,900 sh (New)
Stanley Druckenmiller 551,500 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 44,043 sh (New)
George Soros 1,199,328 sh (+178.61%)
Jim Simons 960,638 sh (+146.55%)
Steve Mandel 26,451,017 sh (+99.30%)
Richard Snow Sold Out
Chase Coleman Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Paul Singer Sold Out
John Buckingham 245,662 sh (-0.34%)
NWQ Managers 2,774,808 sh (-0.97%)
Joel Greenblatt 599,869 sh (-40.30%)
Dodge & Cox 561,160 sh (-92.56%)
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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 software solutions attending to security and backup. Its products and services protect data across mobile devices, enterprise data centers and 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, and employs 11,000 people 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
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history
Forward PE Ratio 17.57
SYMC's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 23.70 vs. SYMC: 17.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 5.37
SYMC's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 1749 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. SYMC: 5.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
SYMC' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.82  Med: 2.74 Max: 5.6
Current: 5.37
0.82
5.6
PS Ratio 4.77
SYMC's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 1786 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.47 vs. SYMC: 4.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
SYMC' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.47  Med: 2.43 Max: 4.98
Current: 4.77
1.47
4.98
EV-to-EBIT -423.02
SYMC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1265 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 18.76 vs. SYMC: -423.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SYMC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -442.6  Med: 12.75 Max: 76.7
Current: -423.02
-442.6
76.7
EV-to-EBITDA 33.30
SYMC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
75% of the 1363 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 14.91 vs. SYMC: 33.30 )
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 Max: 50.2
Current: 33.3
-2.7
50.2
Shiller PE Ratio 155.85
SYMC's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
93% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 38.11 vs. SYMC: 155.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
SYMC' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.47  Med: 58.34 Max: 161.5
Current: 155.85
25.47
161.5
Current Ratio 1.15
SYMC's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 1873 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 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 1873 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 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
58% of the 1484 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 66.73 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: 55.25 Max: 59.73
Current: 58.94
47.11
59.73
Days Payable 77.02
SYMC's Days Payable is ranked higher than
70% of the 1335 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 44.68 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: 83.3 Max: 109.3
Current: 77.02
50.74
109.3

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 0.97
SYMC's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
62% of the 1339 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. SYMC: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
SYMC' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 2.4 Max: 3.61
Current: 0.97
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 549 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 % 0.96
SYMC's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
68% of the 1269 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. SYMC: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 0.97
SYMC's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
68% of the 1668 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. SYMC: 0.97 )
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: 2.4 Max: 3.61
Current: 0.97
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 1200 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 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 1.73
SYMC's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 862 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. SYMC: 1.73 )
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: 1.73
0.57
9
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.84
SYMC's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
76% of the 1679 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. SYMC: 1.84 )
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: 1.19 Max: 3.43
Current: 1.84
0.56
3.43
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -0.24
SYMC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
67% of the 1927 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. SYMC: -0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
SYMC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -60.1  Med: 6.9 Max: 17.8
Current: -0.24
-60.1
17.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -16.94
SYMC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
92% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 10.91 vs. SYMC: -16.94 )
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: 9.2 Max: 30.7
Current: -16.94
-21
30.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $4,019.00
EPS (TTM) $ -0.17
Beta1.02
Short Percentage of Float3.68%
52-Week Range $20.20 - 33.22
Shares Outstanding (Mil)610.99

Analyst Estimate

Mar18 Mar19 Mar20
Revenue (Mil $) 5,189 5,449 5,729
EPS ($) 1.82 1.96 2.14
EPS without NRI ($) 1.82 1.96 2.14
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
14.01%
Dividends per Share ($) 0.30 0.30 0.30
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