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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
85% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.44 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
77% of the 186 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
98% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 54.16 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: 0.77
Beneish M-Score: -2.69
WACC vs ROIC
1.74%
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 higher than
50% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 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 higher than
50% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -1.64 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 higher than
50% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -2.95 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
54% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -4.53 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
52% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -6.23 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
62% of the 129 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 119 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 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 110 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%)
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Pioneer Investments 38,484 sh (unchged)
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Preferred stocks of Alere Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
ALRPRB330.023.643 % 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 Inc formerly known as Inverness Medical Innovations, Inc. is a Delaware corporation incorporated on August 25,1992, which was formed to acquire the women's health, nutritional supplements and professional diagnostics businesses of its predecessor, Inverness Medical Technology, Inc., through a split-off and merger transaction, which occurred in November 2001. The Company enables individuals to take control of their health at home, under the supervision of their healthcare providers, by connecting diagnostics in the hands of patients to their healthcare providers. The Company is a provider of point-of-care diagnostics and services; and has developed a commercial presence in infectious disease, toxicology, cardiology and diabetes. Its products and services help healthcare practitioners make earlier, more effective treatment decisions and improve outcomes for individuals living with chronic disease. Its portfolio also includes a broad array of health information solutions that increase access to critical health data, provide clinical decision support and facilitate more comprehensive performance reporting and analysis. The Company's operating segments are professional diagnostics, health information solutions and consumer diagnostics. Professional Diagnostics solutions allow patients and their healthcare providers to work together to manage patients' chronic conditions over the continuum of care, from the hospital to home. It is generally designed to assist medical professionals in both preventative and interventional medicine, and include testing and monitoring performed in hospitals, laboratories and doctors' offices and, increasingly, patient self-testing, which defined as testing or monitoring performed at home under the supervision of a medical professional. Its products provide for qualitative or quantitative analysis of patient samples for evidence of a specific medical condition, disease state or toxicological state or to measure response to therapy. In professional diagnostics, Company focus on point-of-care, rapid diagnostic testing and the developing patient self-testing and patient self-management markets where it can directly and immediately improve patient health outcomes. Its products include point-of-care and laboratory tests within the following areas; Infectious Disease, Toxicology, Cardiology, Diabetes, Oncology, Women's Health and Connected Device Technologies. Its health information solutions are designed to provide physicians with actionable data that allows them to make more effective decisions in real time, deliver quality care, and put the individuals treat on a pathway to health. It offers a variety of software-based analytics, clinical decision-support tools, and accountable care programs that enable healthcare providers to initiate earlier interventions, personalize treatment plans, lower costs by reducing hospital readmissions, and measure improvements in outcomes at both a patient and population le

Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward PE Ratio 17.54
ALRPRB's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 45 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 21.46 vs. ALRPRB: 17.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 59.54
ALRPRB's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
82% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 31.11 vs. ALRPRB: 59.54 )
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: 22.02 Max: 2417.22
Current: 59.54
9.14
2417.22
PB Ratio 2.41
ALRPRB's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 3.65 vs. ALRPRB: 2.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
ALRPRB' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.73 Max: 3.21
Current: 2.41
0.42
3.21
PS Ratio 1.45
ALRPRB's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. ALRPRB: 1.45 )
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: 1.45
0.53
3.97
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 23.98
ALRPRB's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
51% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 23.89 vs. ALRPRB: 23.98 )
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: 19.51 Max: 112.72
Current: 23.98
7.02
112.72
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 15.94
ALRPRB's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
56% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 17.57 vs. ALRPRB: 15.94 )
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: 15.94
4.63
124.49
EV-to-EBIT 732.48
ALRPRB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 23.83 vs. ALRPRB: 732.48 )
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: 732.48
-676
786.7
EV-to-EBITDA 21.69
ALRPRB's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
65% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 18.07 vs. ALRPRB: 21.69 )
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: 21.69
-173.6
87.3
Current Ratio 2.14
ALRPRB's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 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
63% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 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
53% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 88.66 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
51% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 64.91 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
51% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 54.58 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
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history
Dividend Yield % 3.64
ALRPRB's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. ALRPRB: 3.64 )
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: 3.64
0
4.66
Forward Dividend Yield % 3.64
ALRPRB's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. ALRPRB: 3.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 3.64
ALRPRB's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
87% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. ALRPRB: 3.64 )
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: 0
Current: 3.64
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -2.20
ALRPRB's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -6.20 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
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history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.20
ALRPRB's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. ALRPRB: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
ALRPRB' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 1.17 Max: 6.47
Current: 1.2
0.45
6.47
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.02
ALRPRB's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. ALRPRB: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
ALRPRB' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.96 Max: 2.84
Current: 1.02
0.36
2.84
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 0.10
ALRPRB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
54% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. ALRPRB: 0.10 )
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: 0.1
0.1
3.1

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52-Week Range $271.04 - 402.00

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