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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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.33
A's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
64% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 3.75 vs. A: 1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
A' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.63  Med: 1.39 Max: No Debt
Current: 1.33
Equity to Asset 0.56
A's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
57% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. A: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
A' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.50 Max: 0.71
Current: 0.56
0.31
0.71
Interest Coverage 7.35
A's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
81% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1009.34 vs. A: 7.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
A' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.53  Med: 8.45 Max: 9999.99
Current: 7.35
0.53
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.87
M-Score: -2.75
WACC vs ROIC
9.35%
9.29%
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 11.24
A's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -0.26 vs. A: 11.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
A' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -26.74  Med: 9.33 Max: 16.32
Current: 11.24
-26.74
16.32
Net-margin (%) 5.85
A's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -1.79 vs. A: 5.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
A' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -46.06  Med: 8.09 Max: 66.5
Current: 5.85
-46.06
66.5
ROE (%) 6.51
A's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -1.52 vs. A: 6.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
A' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -55.24  Med: 14.91 Max: 85.57
Current: 6.51
-55.24
85.57
ROA (%) 3.45
A's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -2.89 vs. A: 3.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
A' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -28.39  Med: 7.36 Max: 46.84
Current: 3.45
-28.39
46.84
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 35.04
A's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -4.36 vs. A: 35.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
A' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -54.39  Med: 33.35 Max: 84.13
Current: 35.04
-54.39
84.13
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.50
A's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. A: 3.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
A' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -22.8  Med: 4.80 Max: 18.4
Current: 3.5
-22.8
18.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -4.30
A's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. A: -4.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
A' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -27.7  Med: 9.70 Max: 76.8
Current: -4.3
-27.7
76.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -19.40
A's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. A: -19.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
A' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -19.4  Med: 11.20 Max: 135.6
Current: -19.4
-19.4
135.6
» A's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

A Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt 372,199 sh (New)
John Burbank 35,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 187,500 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 2,813,589 sh (+2967.69%)
Paul Tudor Jones 209,138 sh (+62.65%)
First Eagle Investment 1,129,300 sh (+35.86%)
Signature Select Canadian Fund 257,600 sh (+34.45%)
John Keeley 48,840 sh (+4.72%)
David Dreman 2,411 sh (+3.39%)
Ron Baron 26,000 sh (unchged)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 5,624,200 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis 2,980,262 sh (-0.39%)
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Q4 2014

A Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jeremy Grantham 110,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,315,200 sh (+601.44%)
PRIMECAP Management 5,666,300 sh (+101.39%)
John Keeley 70,660 sh (+44.68%)
Ron Baron 33,900 sh (+30.38%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 5,624,200 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
Chris Davis 2,969,653 sh (-0.36%)
Paul Tudor Jones 154,856 sh (-25.96%)
Joel Greenblatt 5,790 sh (-98.44%)
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Q1 2015

A Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Mario Gabelli 132,600 sh (New)
John Keeley 155,230 sh (+119.69%)
PRIMECAP Management 5,679,310 sh (+0.23%)
Ron Baron 33,900 sh (unchged)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 5,624,200 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Signature Select Canadian Fund Sold Out
Chris Davis 2,933,345 sh (-1.22%)
Jeremy Grantham 106,000 sh (-3.64%)
Jim Simons 1,012,600 sh (-23.01%)
Paul Tudor Jones 16,093 sh (-89.61%)
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Q2 2015

A Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Vanguard Health Care Fund 6,680,210 sh (+18.78%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 42.78
A's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
67% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 31.10 vs. A: 42.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
A' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.74  Med: 15.06 Max: 48.25
Current: 42.78
2.74
48.25
Forward P/E 20.83
A's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
50% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. A: 20.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 37.10
A's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
59% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 31.10 vs. A: 37.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
A' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 5.2  Med: 15.22 Max: 64.99
Current: 37.1
5.2
64.99
P/B 3.30
A's P/B is ranked higher than
55% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 3.58 vs. A: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
A' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.21  Med: 2.48 Max: 3.52
Current: 3.3
1.21
3.52
P/S 1.98
A's P/S is ranked higher than
58% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.95 vs. A: 1.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
A' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.83 Max: 3.9
Current: 1.98
0.59
3.9
PFCF 70.70
A's PFCF is ranked lower than
76% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 28.48 vs. A: 70.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
A' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.38  Med: 14.11 Max: 75.09
Current: 70.7
5.38
75.09
POCF 39.07
A's POCF is ranked lower than
74% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 23.03 vs. A: 39.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
A' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.31  Med: 11.81 Max: 41.48
Current: 39.07
4.31
41.48
EV-to-EBIT 23.25
A's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
54% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 21.73 vs. A: 23.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
A' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -143.5  Med: 17.30 Max: 305.7
Current: 23.25
-143.5
305.7
PEG 1.33
A's PEG is ranked higher than
86% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. A: 1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
A' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.67 Max: 8.22
Current: 1.33
0.08
8.22
Shiller P/E 19.54
A's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 53 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 27.91 vs. A: 19.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
A' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.42  Med: 17.59 Max: 89.92
Current: 19.54
6.42
89.92
Current Ratio 3.89
A's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.68 vs. A: 3.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
A' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.61  Med: 2.51 Max: 3.94
Current: 3.89
1.61
3.94
Quick Ratio 3.29
A's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. A: 3.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
A' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.04  Med: 1.98 Max: 3.33
Current: 3.29
1.04
3.33
Days Inventory 116.20
A's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
66% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 77.75 vs. A: 116.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
A' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 91.25  Med: 113.45 Max: 151.03
Current: 116.2
91.25
151.03
Days Sales Outstanding 37.81
A's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
83% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 65.45 vs. A: 37.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
A' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 42.47  Med: 51.40 Max: 88.72
Current: 37.81
42.47
88.72

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.05
A's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
65% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. A: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
A' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.31  Med: 1.23 Max: 1.42
Current: 1.05
0.31
1.42
Dividend Payout 0.29
A's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
64% of the 47 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. A: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
A' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.25 Max: 1.94
Current: 0.29
0.09
1.94
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.05
A's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
68% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. A: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
A' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.31  Med: 1.23 Max: 1.42
Current: 1.05
0.31
1.42
Share Buyback Rate 1.60
A's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -3.80 vs. A: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
A' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 9.5  Med: 1.15 Max: -7
Current: 1.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 37.57
A's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
88% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. A: 37.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
A' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.82  Med: 11.23 Max: 153.61
Current: 37.57
2.82
153.61
Price/Tangible Book 10.58
A's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
77% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 5.26 vs. A: 10.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
A' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.1  Med: 3.54 Max: 12.49
Current: 10.58
1.1
12.49
Price/Projected FCF 1.28
A's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. A: 1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
A' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.62  Med: 0.96 Max: 3.07
Current: 1.28
0.62
3.07
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 4.73
A's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
77% of the 13 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. A: 4.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.36
A's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
67% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. A: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
A' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.91 Max: 1.66
Current: 1.36
0.39
1.66
Price/Graham Number 4.23
A's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
67% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. A: 4.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
A' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.63 Max: 4.28
Current: 4.23
0.78
4.28
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.33
A's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. A: 4.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
A' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 5.70 Max: 17.1
Current: 4.33
0.3
17.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 4.70
A's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 53 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 11.12 vs. A: 4.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
A' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -0.8  Med: 6.95 Max: 78.6
Current: 4.7
-0.8
78.6

Business Description

Industry: Medical Diagnostics & Research » Diagnostics & Research
Compare:ROP, GRMN, HXGBY, TRMB, NANO » details
Traded in other countries:AG8.Germany,
Agilent Technologies Inc was incorporated in Delaware in May 1999. The Company is a measurement company, providing core bio-analytical and electronic measurement solutions to the life sciences, chemical analysis, communications and electronics industries. It has three business segments comprised of the life sciences and diagnostics business, the chemical analysis business and the electronic measurement business. Its life sciences and diagnostics business provides application-focused solutions that include reagents, instruments, software, consumables, and services that enable customers to identify, quantify and analyze the physical and biological properties of substances and products, as well as enable customers in the clinical and life sciences research areas to interrogate samples at the molecular level. Its product portfolio in life sciences and diagnostics business includes liquid chromatography systems, columns and components; liquid chromatography mass spectrometry systems; laboratory software and informatics systems; laboratory automation and robotic systems; dissolution testing; nucleic acid solutions; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and X-Ray Diffraction systems; services and support for the aforementioned products; immunohistochemistry ; In Situ Hybridization; Hematoxylin and Eosin staining; special staining, DNA mutation detection; genotyping; gene copy number determination; identification of gene rearrangements; DNA methylation profiling; gene expression profiling; next generation sequencing target enrichment; and automated gel electrophoresis-based sample analysis systems. Its chemical analysis business provides application-focused solutions that include instruments, software, consumables, and services that enable customers to identify, quantify and analyze the physical and biological properties of substances and products. The product categories in chemical analysis include: gas chromatography (GC) systems, columns and components; gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) systems; inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) instruments; atomic absorption (AA) instruments; inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) instruments; molecular spectroscopy instruments; software and data systems; vacuum pumps and measurement technologies; services and support for its products. Its electronic measurement business provides electronic measurement instruments and systems, software design tools and related services that are used in the design, development, manufacture, installation, deployment and operation of electronics equipment, and microscopy products. Related services include start-up assistance, instrument productivity and application services and instrument calibration and repair. It also offers customization, consulting and optimization services throughout the customer's product lifecycle. The Company's competitors include Bruker Corp., Danaher Corporation, Ther

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