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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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history
Cash to Debt 1.08
A's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
58% of the 2586 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. A: 1.08 )
A' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.63   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.08

Equity to Asset 0.54
A's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
59% of the 2572 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. A: 0.54 )
A' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 0.71
Current: 0.54

0.31
0.71
Interest Coverage 8.89
A's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
57% of the 1603 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 105.08 vs. A: 8.89 )
A' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 9999.99
Current: 8.89

0.53
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 4.67
M-Score: -2.55
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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history
Operating margin (%) 13.66
A's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 2593 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.94 vs. A: 13.66 )
A' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -26.74   Max: 16.32
Current: 13.66

-26.74
16.32
Net-margin (%) 10.04
A's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2593 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. A: 10.04 )
A' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -46.06   Max: 66.5
Current: 10.04

-46.06
66.5
ROE (%) 12.92
A's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 2566 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 5.78 vs. A: 12.92 )
A' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -55.24   Max: 85.57
Current: 12.92

-55.24
85.57
ROA (%) 6.53
A's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 2599 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. A: 6.53 )
A' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -28.39   Max: 46.84
Current: 6.53

-28.39
46.84
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 49.67
A's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 2590 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 10.52 vs. A: 49.67 )
A' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -54.39   Max: 71.3
Current: 49.67

-54.39
71.3
Revenue Growth (%) 8.40
A's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1915 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. A: 8.40 )
A' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -22.8   Max: 18.4
Current: 8.4

-22.8
18.4
EBITDA Growth (%) 11.50
A's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1558 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. A: 11.50 )
A' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -27.7   Max: 76.8
Current: 11.5

-27.7
76.8
EPS Growth (%) 2.70
A's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1389 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. A: 2.70 )
A' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 135.6
Current: 2.7

2.7
135.6
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

A Guru Trades in Q3 2013

John Hussman 157,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 20,773 sh (New)
George Soros 24,425 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 234,129 sh (+238.01%)
Sarah Ketterer 848,520 sh (+46.15%)
Brian Rogers 2,250,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros 17,500 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 600,000 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 26,000 sh (unchged)
Richard Perry Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Scott Black Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 94,709 sh (-1.25%)
Chris Davis 3,625,285 sh (-1.47%)
Richard Snow 1,316,336 sh (-4.27%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 5,899,000 sh (-8.06%)
Pioneer Investments 114,902 sh (-20.1%)
Robert Olstein 125,000 sh (-22.36%)
Paul Tudor Jones 251,300 sh (-22.68%)
David Dreman 1,991 sh (-97.37%)
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Q4 2013

A Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Caxton Associates 43,510 sh (New)
Jim Simons 276,700 sh (New)
John Hussman 313,000 sh (+99.36%)
Caxton Associates 60,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros 24,425 sh (unchged)
George Soros 17,500 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 26,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Sarah Ketterer Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 94,609 sh (-0.11%)
Chris Davis 3,585,021 sh (-1.11%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 5,624,200 sh (-4.66%)
Pioneer Investments 108,367 sh (-5.69%)
Richard Snow 1,204,695 sh (-8.48%)
Robert Olstein 85,000 sh (-32%)
Brian Rogers 1,497,454 sh (-33.45%)
David Dreman 550 sh (-72.38%)
Steven Cohen 45,324 sh (-80.64%)
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Q1 2014

A Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Signature Select Canadian Fund 191,600 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,156 sh (New)
David Dreman 2,134 sh (+288%)
Steven Cohen 128,546 sh (+183.62%)
John Hussman 313,000 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 26,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 60,000 sh (unchged)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 5,624,200 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Brian Rogers Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Robert Olstein Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 94,009 sh (-0.63%)
Chris Davis 3,246,884 sh (-9.43%)
Richard Snow 649,036 sh (-46.12%)
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Q2 2014

A Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jean-Marie Eveillard 831,224 sh (New)
John Keeley 46,640 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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with A

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Hussman 2014-06-30 Sold Out 1.3%$52.65 - $59.28 $ 58.254%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-06-30 New Buy0.12%$52.65 - $59.28 $ 58.254%831224
John Keeley 2014-06-30 New Buy0.05%$52.65 - $59.28 $ 58.254%46640
George Soros 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$54.69 - $60.93 $ 58.251%0
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Add 288%0.01%$54.69 - $60.93 $ 58.251%2134
John Hussman 2013-12-31 Add 99.36%0.65%$49.95 - $57.89 $ 58.2510%313000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.04%$49.95 - $57.89 $ 58.2510%0
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Reduce -72.38%0.01%$49.95 - $57.89 $ 58.2510%550
Richard Perry 2013-09-30 Sold Out 1.6%$43.09 - $52.15 $ 58.2524%0
Scott Black 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.75%$43.09 - $52.15 $ 58.2524%0
John Hussman 2013-09-30 New Buy0.44%$43.09 - $52.15 $ 58.2524%157000
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Reduce -97.37%0.11%$43.09 - $52.15 $ 58.2524%1991
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.04%$43.09 - $52.15 $ 58.2524%20773
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.04%$43.09 - $52.15 $ 58.2524%0
George Soros 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$43.09 - $52.15 $ 58.2524%24425
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 28.80
A's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1879 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 19.30 vs. A: 28.80 )
A' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.84   Max: 67.48
Current: 28.8

3.84
67.48
P/B 3.44
A's P/B is ranked lower than
60% of the 2529 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. A: 3.44 )
A' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 5.48
Current: 3.44

1.7
5.48
P/S 2.87
A's P/S is ranked lower than
60% of the 2554 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. A: 2.87 )
A' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 5.45
Current: 2.87

0.83
5.45
PFCF 27.35
A's PFCF is ranked higher than
53% of the 1376 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 17.32 vs. A: 27.35 )
A' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.53   Max: 101.51
Current: 27.35

7.53
101.51
EV-to-EBIT 20.34
A's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
55% of the 1897 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 14.41 vs. A: 20.34 )
A' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.7   Max: 451.6
Current: 20.34

7.7
451.6
PEG 0.64
A's PEG is ranked higher than
83% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. A: 0.64 )
A' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 10.4
Current: 0.64

0.57
10.4
Shiller P/E 27.74
A's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
65% of the 994 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 24.87 vs. A: 27.74 )
A' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.97   Max: 121.81
Current: 27.74

8.97
121.81
Current Ratio 3.06
A's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 2592 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. A: 3.06 )
A' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.61   Max: 3.53
Current: 3.06

1.61
3.53
Quick Ratio 2.37
A's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 2592 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. A: 2.37 )
A' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 3.04
Current: 2.37

1.04
3.04

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.89
A's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
74% of the 1709 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. A: 0.89 )
A' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 1.02
Current: 0.89

0.22
1.02
Dividend Payout 0.25
A's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
66% of the 1316 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. A: 0.25 )
A' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.32
Current: 0.25

0.09
0.32
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.90
A's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
75% of the 1763 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. A: 0.90 )
A' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 1.02
Current: 0.9

0.22
1.02
Share Buyback Rate 0.80
A's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
86% of the 1371 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. A: 0.80 )
A' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 9.5   Max: -7
Current: 0.8

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 10.40
A's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
73% of the 2378 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. A: 10.40 )
A' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.54   Max: 17.47
Current: 10.4

1.54
17.47
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.17
A's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1192 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. A: 1.17 )
A' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 4.15
Current: 1.17

0.83
4.15
Price/Median PS Value 1.16
A's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 2480 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. A: 1.16 )
A' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 1.72
Current: 1.16

0.41
1.72
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.15
A's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. A: 1.15 )
A' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 6.85
Current: 1.15

0.42
6.85
Price/Graham Number 3.60
A's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
65% of the 1760 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. A: 3.60 )
A' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 4.97
Current: 3.6

1.09
4.97
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.90
A's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
58% of the 2269 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. A: 4.90 )
A' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 13
Current: 4.9

0.2
13
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 33.23
A's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1667 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.01 vs. A: 33.23 )
A' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.2   Max: 39.1
Current: 33.23

-1.2
39.1

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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. The four operating segments are Life sciences business, Chemical Analysis Business, Diagnostics and Genomics Business and Electronic Measurement Business. Life sciences 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. Key product categories in life sciences include: 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 and services and support for the aforementioned products. The 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. Key product categories in chemical analysis include: gas chromatography systems, columns and components; gas chromatography mass spectrometry systems; inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry instruments; atomic absorption instruments; microwave plasma-atomic emission spectrometry instruments; inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry instruments; software and data systems; vacuum pumps and measurement technologies; services and support for its products. Diagnostics and genomics business provides solutions that include reagents, instruments, software and consumables that enable customers in the clinical and life sciences research areas to interrogate samples at the molecular level. Its offerings include 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, as well as automated gel electrophoresis-based sample analysis systems. 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. The Company's primary competitors are Bruker Corp., Danaher Corporation, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Waters Corp, PerkinElmer Inc., Shimadzu Corporation, Ventana Me
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