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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 0.19
ALRPRB's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
86% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. ALRPRB: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
ALRPRB' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.14 Max: 1.88
Current: 0.19
0.08
1.88
Equity-to-Asset 0.35
ALRPRB's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
74% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. ALRPRB: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
ALRPRB' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.38 Max: 0.77
Current: 0.35
0.15
0.77
Interest Coverage 0.24
ALRPRB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
99% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 55.24 vs. ALRPRB: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ALRPRB' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.64 Max: 1.37
Current: 0.24
0.24
1.37
Piotroski F-Score: 3
Altman Z-Score: 0.76
Beneish M-Score: -2.69
WACC vs ROIC
1.80%
1.06%
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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 1.88
ALRPRB's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
54% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 4.35 vs. ALRPRB: 1.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
ALRPRB' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -44.13  Med: 3.85 Max: 7.6
Current: 1.88
-44.13
7.6
Net Margin % -1.64
ALRPRB's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
53% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. ALRPRB: -1.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
ALRPRB' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -47.2  Med: -2.92 Max: 8.38
Current: -1.64
-47.2
8.38
ROE % -2.95
ALRPRB's ROE % is ranked lower than
53% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. ALRPRB: -2.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
ALRPRB' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.13  Med: -3.78 Max: 9.33
Current: -2.95
-34.13
9.33
ROA % -0.65
ALRPRB's ROA % is ranked higher than
52% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -2.86 vs. ALRPRB: -0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
ALRPRB' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.33  Med: -1.1 Max: 3.27
Current: -0.65
-15.33
3.27
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 0.94
ALRPRB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
50% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. ALRPRB: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
ALRPRB' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -169.25  Med: 10.95 Max: 22.61
Current: 0.94
-169.25
22.61
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -1.00
ALRPRB's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
63% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. ALRPRB: -1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
ALRPRB' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.6  Med: 8.2 Max: 36.1
Current: -1
-8.6
36.1
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -8.90
ALRPRB's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
68% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. ALRPRB: -8.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
ALRPRB' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.3  Med: 7 Max: 102.9
Current: -8.9
-9.3
102.9
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -21.60
ALRPRB's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
70% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. ALRPRB: -21.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
ALRPRB' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -57.6  Med: -9.3 Max: 76.1
Current: -21.6
-57.6
76.1
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Q1 2016

ALRPRB Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Pioneer Investments 38,484 sh (+3.14%)
Private Capital 4,858 sh (-0.21%)
Howard Marks 8,856 sh (-93.80%)
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ALRPRB Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Pioneer Investments 38,484 sh (unchged)
Howard Marks Sold Out
Private Capital 4,743 sh (-2.37%)
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ALRPRB Guru Trades in Q3 2016

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Private Capital 4,743 sh (unchged)
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ALRPRB Guru Trades in Q4 2016

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Preferred stocks of Alere Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
ALRPRB324.333.703 % Conv Perp Pfd Shs Series -B-

Business Description

Industry: Medical Diagnostics & Research » Diagnostics & Research    NAICS: 334516    SIC: 3826
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Traded in other countries:IM5.Germany,
Alere Inc enables individuals to take charge of improving their health and quality of life at home. The Company operates in three segments; professional diagnostics, health information solutions and consumer diagnostics.

Alere develops rapid point-of-care diagnostic devices in cardiology, infectious disease, toxicology, diabetes, oncology, and women's health. North America accounts for the largest portion of the firm's revenue (55%), followed by Europe (19%), Asia-Pacific (14%), and the rest of the world (12%). Alere's headquarters are in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 58.32
ALRPRB's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
85% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 27.53 vs. ALRPRB: 58.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
ALRPRB' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.14  Med: 22.23 Max: 2417.22
Current: 58.32
9.14
2417.22
PB Ratio 2.36
ALRPRB's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. ALRPRB: 2.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
ALRPRB' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.74 Max: 3.21
Current: 2.36
0.42
3.21
PS Ratio 1.42
ALRPRB's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. ALRPRB: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
ALRPRB' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.42 Max: 3.97
Current: 1.42
0.53
3.97
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 23.49
ALRPRB's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
53% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 22.41 vs. ALRPRB: 23.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
ALRPRB' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.02  Med: 19.67 Max: 112.72
Current: 23.49
7.02
112.72
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 15.61
ALRPRB's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
57% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 18.08 vs. ALRPRB: 15.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
ALRPRB' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.63  Med: 11.9 Max: 124.49
Current: 15.61
4.63
124.49
EV-to-EBIT 724.42
ALRPRB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
100% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 21.11 vs. ALRPRB: 724.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ALRPRB' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -676  Med: 48.85 Max: 786.7
Current: 724.42
-676
786.7
EV-to-EBITDA 21.46
ALRPRB's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
68% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 15.75 vs. ALRPRB: 21.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ALRPRB' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -173.6  Med: 13.9 Max: 87.3
Current: 21.46
-173.6
87.3
Current Ratio 2.14
ALRPRB's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. ALRPRB: 2.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ALRPRB' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.78 Max: 3.42
Current: 2.14
0.7
3.42
Quick Ratio 1.65
ALRPRB's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. ALRPRB: 1.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ALRPRB' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.35 Max: 2.89
Current: 1.65
0.46
2.89
Days Inventory 95.83
ALRPRB's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
60% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 76.07 vs. ALRPRB: 95.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ALRPRB' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 80.21  Med: 92.61 Max: 104.46
Current: 95.83
80.21
104.46
Days Sales Outstanding 65.11
ALRPRB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
57% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 60.89 vs. ALRPRB: 65.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ALRPRB' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 60.28  Med: 67.28 Max: 79.93
Current: 65.11
60.28
79.93
Days Payable 58.14
ALRPRB's Days Payable is ranked higher than
52% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 57.49 vs. ALRPRB: 58.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
ALRPRB' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 45.36  Med: 52.02 Max: 59
Current: 58.14
45.36
59

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 3.70
ALRPRB's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. ALRPRB: 3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
ALRPRB' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 4.66
Current: 3.7
0
4.66
Forward Dividend Yield % 3.70
ALRPRB's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. ALRPRB: 3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 3.69
ALRPRB's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
87% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. ALRPRB: 3.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
ALRPRB' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 4.66
Current: 3.69
0
4.66
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -2.20
ALRPRB's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -5.80 vs. ALRPRB: -2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
ALRPRB' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -60.8  Med: -3.4 Max: 19.3
Current: -2.2
-60.8
19.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 0.14
ALRPRB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
53% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. ALRPRB: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
ALRPRB' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 1.7 Max: 3.1
Current: 0.14
0.1
3.1

More Statistics

Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $271.04 - 399.99

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