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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 2.26
BRCM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
69% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. BRCM: 2.26 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.4   Max: No Debt
Current: 2.26

Equity to Asset 0.73
BRCM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
78% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. BRCM: 0.73 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 0.96
Current: 0.73

0.7
0.96
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 5.31
M-Score: -3.00
WACC vs ROIC
7.36%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 8.23
BRCM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1106 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.14 vs. BRCM: 8.23 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -290.17   Max: 23.96
Current: 8.23

-290.17
23.96
Net-margin (%) 7.74
BRCM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1106 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. BRCM: 7.74 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -285.09   Max: 15.87
Current: 7.74

-285.09
15.87
ROE (%) 7.52
BRCM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1107 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.54 vs. BRCM: 7.52 )
BRCM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -92.19   Max: 22.27
Current: 7.52

-92.19
22.27
ROA (%) 5.43
BRCM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.16 vs. BRCM: 5.43 )
BRCM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -76.5   Max: 16.65
Current: 5.43

-76.5
16.65
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 125.32
BRCM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 8.22 vs. BRCM: 125.32 )
BRCM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1458.3   Max: 288.44
Current: 125.32

-1458.3
288.44
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.20
BRCM's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 807 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. BRCM: 2.20 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 140.1
Current: 2.2

2.2
140.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -3.80
BRCM's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -3.80 vs. BRCM: -3.80 )
BRCM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -21.1   Max: 336.2
Current: -3.8

-21.1
336.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -13.20
BRCM's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 532 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -8.70 vs. BRCM: -13.20 )
BRCM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -41.2   Max: 310.8
Current: -13.2

-41.2
310.8
» BRCM's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

BRCM Guru Trades in Q1 2014

David Dreman 86,331 sh (+74.03%)
Murray Stahl 24,687 sh (+33.78%)
Alan Fournier 790,000 sh (+27.42%)
Richard Snow 412,281 sh (+19.59%)
Pioneer Investments 94,700 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
David Tepper 1,693,336 sh (-1.45%)
John Rogers 507,773 sh (-9.94%)
Ray Dalio 281,328 sh (-53.79%)
Joel Greenblatt 73,309 sh (-71.24%)
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Q2 2014

BRCM Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 3,285,057 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 100,060 sh (+5.66%)
Steven Cohen 1,138,100 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (unchged)
David Tepper 1,693,336 sh (unchged)
Alan Fournier 730,000 sh (-7.59%)
Richard Snow 363,481 sh (-11.84%)
John Rogers 447,377 sh (-11.89%)
Murray Stahl 20,798 sh (-15.75%)
Joel Greenblatt 56,675 sh (-22.69%)
David Dreman 53,187 sh (-38.39%)
Ray Dalio 28,028 sh (-90.04%)
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Q3 2014

BRCM Guru Trades in Q3 2014

George Soros 100,000 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 1,029,800 sh (New)
John Hussman 100,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 150,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 147,464 sh (+426.13%)
John Rogers 458,417 sh (+2.47%)
David Tepper 1,693,336 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 1,201,056 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
Murray Stahl 20,596 sh (-0.97%)
Joel Greenblatt 53,700 sh (-5.25%)
Steven Cohen 952,900 sh (-16.27%)
Alan Fournier 596,500 sh (-18.29%)
Richard Snow 265,131 sh (-27.06%)
Jim Simons 1,056,657 sh (-67.83%)
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Q4 2014

BRCM Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Andreas Halvorsen 2,702,716 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 250,000 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 2,585,100 sh (New)
David Dreman 6,050 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 30,679 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,813,600 sh (+90.32%)
Ray Dalio 268,064 sh (+81.78%)
Jim Simons 1,764,457 sh (+66.98%)
RS Investment Management 1,681,900 sh (+63.32%)
Pioneer Investments 1,682,531 sh (+40.09%)
John Rogers 598,273 sh (+30.51%)
John Hussman 100,000 sh (unchged)
David Tepper Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Murray Stahl 19,588 sh (-4.89%)
Richard Snow 226,688 sh (-14.50%)
Alan Fournier 480,000 sh (-19.53%)
Louis Moore Bacon 65,000 sh (-56.67%)
Joel Greenblatt 5,414 sh (-89.92%)
» More
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 40.60
BRCM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 54.90 vs. BRCM: 40.60 )
BRCM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 16.39   Max: 499.61
Current: 40.6

16.39
499.61
Forward P/E 13.51
BRCM's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BRCM: 13.51 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 39.70
BRCM's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 54.60 vs. BRCM: 39.70 )
BRCM' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 16.35   Max: 509.6
Current: 39.7

16.35
509.6
P/B 2.90
BRCM's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. BRCM: 2.90 )
BRCM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.79   Max: 7.78
Current: 2.9

1.79
7.78
P/S 3.10
BRCM's P/S is ranked lower than
53% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. BRCM: 3.10 )
BRCM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.66   Max: 9.62
Current: 3.1

1.66
9.62
PFCF 15.90
BRCM's PFCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 77.59 vs. BRCM: 15.90 )
BRCM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.47   Max: 91.74
Current: 15.9

8.47
91.74
POCF 13.37
BRCM's POCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 23.94 vs. BRCM: 13.37 )
BRCM' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.56   Max: 70.4
Current: 13.37

7.56
70.4
EV-to-EBIT 34.14
BRCM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
69% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 37.76 vs. BRCM: 34.14 )
BRCM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -125.4   Max: 837.1
Current: 34.14

-125.4
837.1
PEG 1.65
BRCM's PEG is ranked higher than
95% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BRCM: 1.65 )
BRCM' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 4.65   Max: 146.86
Current: 1.65

4.65
146.86
Shiller P/E 35.90
BRCM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
88% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BRCM: 35.90 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 24.85   Max: 73.16
Current: 35.9

24.85
73.16
Current Ratio 3.27
BRCM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 1117 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.59 vs. BRCM: 3.27 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.35   Max: 5.23
Current: 3.27

1.35
5.23
Quick Ratio 2.93
BRCM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 1117 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. BRCM: 2.93 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.27   Max: 4.85
Current: 2.93

1.27
4.85
Days Inventory 50.29
BRCM's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
83% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 89.54 vs. BRCM: 50.29 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 20.62   Max: 60.15
Current: 50.29

20.62
60.15
Days Sales Outstanding 34.82
BRCM's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
90% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 67.23 vs. BRCM: 34.82 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 24.78   Max: 88.88
Current: 34.82

24.78
88.88

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.20
BRCM's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
62% of the 552 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. BRCM: 1.20 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 1.66
Current: 1.2

0.22
1.66
Dividend Payout 0.44
BRCM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
87% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BRCM: 0.44 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 0.6
Current: 0.44

0.16
0.6
Dividend growth (3y) 10.10
BRCM's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
85% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. BRCM: 10.10 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 11.2
Current: 10.1

0
11.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.20
BRCM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
62% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. BRCM: 1.20 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 1.66
Current: 1.2

0.22
1.66
Share Buyback Rate -2.20
BRCM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
73% of the 723 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. BRCM: -2.20 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.5   Max: -23.1
Current: -2.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Cash 138.42
BRCM's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
79% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BRCM: 138.42 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 7.48   Max: 181.58
Current: 138.42

7.48
181.58
Price/Net Current Asset Value 15.55
BRCM's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BRCM: 15.55 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 4.22   Max: 103.17
Current: 15.55

4.22
103.17
Price/Tangible Book 5.49
BRCM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
55% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. BRCM: 5.49 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.67   Max: 62.19
Current: 5.49

3.67
62.19
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.13
BRCM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BRCM: 1.13 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 8.72
Current: 1.13

0.76
8.72
Price/Median PS Value 0.96
BRCM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. BRCM: 0.96 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 21.46
Current: 0.96

0.6
21.46
Price/Graham Number 3.10
BRCM's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
67% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. BRCM: 3.10 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.68   Max: 34.92
Current: 3.1

1.68
34.92
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.90
BRCM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1109 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. BRCM: 2.90 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 7.7
Current: 2.9

0.1
7.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 6.65
BRCM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
77% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.66 vs. BRCM: 6.65 )
BRCM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -4.9   Max: 18
Current: 6.65

-4.9
18

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductors
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Traded in other countries:BDMA.Germany, BRCM.Mexico,
Broadcom Corp was incorporated in California in August 1991. The Company is an innovator and provider of semiconductors for wired and wireless communications. Its system-on-a-chip (SoC) and software solutions enable the delivery of voice, video, data and rich multimedia content to mobile devices, consumer electronics (CE) devices in the home and business networking products for the workplace, data centers, service providers and carriers. It provides the industry's broadest portfolio of cutting-edge SoC solutions to manufacturers of computing and networking equipment, CE and broadband access products, and mobile devices. The Company operates in approximately 40 offices in 15 countries. The Company operates in three reportable segments: Broadband Communications, Mobile & Wireless and Enterprise Networking. Broadband Communications manufactures broadband communications and consumer electronics SoC solutions that enable voice, video, data and multimedia services over wired and wireless networks for the home. Broadcom's mobile and wireless reportable segment offers products supporting solutions for the "hand", edge portable devices that enable end-to-end wireless connectivity at home, at work and on-the-go. This portfolio of mobile and wireless products enables a portable device, including cellular handsets, personal navigation devices, mobile TV products, portable media players, gaming platforms and other wireless-enabled consumer electronics and peripherals, such as home gateways, printers, VoIP phones, home entertainment systems and notebook computers. Multimedia has become increasingly prevalent in handheld devices such as cellular phones, Internet appliances and portable media players. Through its Enterprise Networking reportable segment, it designs and develops complete silicon and software solutions for infrastructure that is scalable, secure, and easy to manage for service provider, data center, enterprise and small-to-medium business, or SMB, networks. Local area networks, or LANs, consist of various types of equipment, such as servers, workstations and desktop and notebook computers, interconnected by copper or fiber cables utilizing a common networking protocol, generally the Ethernet protocol. The Company distributes products to its customers through distribution center in Singapore and an operations and distribution center located in Irvine, California. Its Singapore facility distributes products to international destinations, while Irvine facility ships products to U.S. destinations. It markets and sells its products in the United States through a direct sales force, distributors and manufacturers' representatives. The Company competes with a number of domestic and international suppliers of integrated circuits and related applications including Entropic Communications, Inc., Intel Corporation, among others in Broadband Communications & Mediatek Inc., CSR plc in Mobile & Wireless, among others and Cavium, Inc., Freescale
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