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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
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history
Cash to Debt 1.28
A's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
63% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. A: 1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
A' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.63   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.28

Equity to Asset 0.56
A's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
58% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. A: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
A' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 0.71
Current: 0.56

0.31
0.71
Interest Coverage 7.35
A's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
80% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 801.71 vs. A: 7.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
A' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 9999.99
Current: 7.35

0.53
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 5.17
M-Score: -2.75
WACC vs ROIC
7.98%
9.80%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 11.50
A's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. A: 11.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
A' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -26.74   Max: 16.32
Current: 11.5

-26.74
16.32
Net-margin (%) 6.02
A's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -0.43 vs. A: 6.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
A' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -46.06   Max: 66.5
Current: 6.02

-46.06
66.5
ROE (%) 7.26
A's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. A: 7.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
A' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -55.24   Max: 85.57
Current: 7.26

-55.24
85.57
ROA (%) 3.78
A's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -1.19 vs. A: 3.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
A' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -28.39   Max: 46.84
Current: 3.78

-28.39
46.84
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 40.95
A's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -0.66 vs. A: 40.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
A' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -54.39   Max: 71.3
Current: 40.95

-54.39
71.3
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.50
A's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. A: 3.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
A' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -22.8   Max: 18.4
Current: 3.5

-22.8
18.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -4.30
A's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. A: -4.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
A' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -27.7   Max: 76.8
Current: -4.3

-27.7
76.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -19.40
A's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. A: -19.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
A' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -19.4   Max: 135.6
Current: -19.4

-19.4
135.6
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

A Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Keeley 46,640 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 831,224 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 128,579 sh (+1988.68%)
David Dreman 2,332 sh (+9.28%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 5,624,200 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 26,000 sh (unchged)
Richard Snow Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 91,717 sh (-2.44%)
Chris Davis 2,991,923 sh (-7.85%)
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Q3 2014

A Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 187,500 sh (New)
John Burbank 35,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 372,199 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%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 5,624,200 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 26,000 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)
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
David Dreman 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%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 5,624,200 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 33,900 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 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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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 37.70
A's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
84% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 27.40 vs. A: 37.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
A' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.74   Max: 48.25
Current: 37.7

2.74
48.25
Forward P/E 21.69
A's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
61% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 19.34 vs. A: 21.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 35.10
A's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
54% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 33.80 vs. A: 35.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
A' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 5.2   Max: 64.99
Current: 35.1

5.2
64.99
P/B 3.40
A's P/B is ranked lower than
78% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. A: 3.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
A' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.21   Max: 3.47
Current: 3.4

1.21
3.47
P/S 2.00
A's P/S is ranked lower than
63% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. A: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
A' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 3.9
Current: 2

0.59
3.9
PFCF 45.90
A's PFCF is ranked lower than
129% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 22.50 vs. A: 45.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
A' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.38   Max: 47.86
Current: 45.9

5.38
47.86
POCF 28.91
A's POCF is ranked lower than
70% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 19.74 vs. A: 28.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
A' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.31   Max: 29.63
Current: 28.91

4.31
29.63
EV-to-EBIT 18.98
A's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
59% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 22.34 vs. A: 18.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
A' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -143.5   Max: 305.7
Current: 18.98

-143.5
305.7
PEG 1.25
A's PEG is ranked higher than
82% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.97 vs. A: 1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
A' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 7.44
Current: 1.25

0.08
7.44
Shiller P/E 20.70
A's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
69% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. A: 20.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
A' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.37   Max: 87.11
Current: 20.7

6.37
87.11
Current Ratio 3.94
A's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.64 vs. A: 3.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
A' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.61   Max: 3.94
Current: 3.94

1.61
3.94
Quick Ratio 3.33
A's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. A: 3.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
A' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 3.33
Current: 3.33

1.04
3.33
Days Inventory 115.65
A's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
70% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 72.34 vs. A: 115.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
A' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 91.25   Max: 151.03
Current: 115.65

91.25
151.03
Days Sales Outstanding 35.47
A's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
84% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 64.52 vs. A: 35.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
A' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 42.47   Max: 88.72
Current: 35.47

42.47
88.72

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.10
A's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
106% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. A: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
A' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 1.42
Current: 1.1

0.31
1.42
Dividend Payout 0.35
A's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
68% of the 41 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. A: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
A' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 1.94
Current: 0.35

0.09
1.94
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.10
A's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
115% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. A: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
A' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 1.42
Current: 1.1

0.31
1.42
Share Buyback Rate 1.60
A's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
87% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -3.50 vs. A: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
A' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 9.5   Max: -7
Current: 1.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 10.80
A's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
115% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. A: 10.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
A' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 9.14
Current: 10.8

1.1
9.14
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.00
A's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
79% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. A: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
A' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 2.97
Current: 1

0.62
2.97
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
A's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
71% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. A: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
A' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 1.68
Current: 1.3

0.4
1.68
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.80
A's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
112% of the 33 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. A: 3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
A' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 3.38
Current: 3.8

0.3
3.38
Price/Graham Number 4.10
A's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
96% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. A: 4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
A' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 3.62
Current: 4.1

0.78
3.62
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.30
A's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
76% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. A: 5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
A' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 17.1
Current: 5.3

0.3
17.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 14.76
A's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
62% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 11.51 vs. A: 14.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
A' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.8   Max: 78.6
Current: 14.76

-0.8
78.6

Business Description

Industry: Medical Diagnostics & Research » Diagnostics & Research
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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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