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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.63
BDX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
61% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. BDX: 0.63 )
BDX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 1.03
Current: 0.63

0.04
1.03
Equity to Asset 0.42
BDX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
54% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. BDX: 0.42 )
BDX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 0.63
Current: 0.42

0.36
0.63
Interest Coverage 9.09
BDX's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
59% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 22.61 vs. BDX: 9.09 )
BDX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 7.22   Max: 42.29
Current: 9.09

7.22
42.29
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 4.55
M-Score: -2.92
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 (%) 15.58
BDX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 9.96 vs. BDX: 15.58 )
BDX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 14.62   Max: 22.75
Current: 15.58

14.62
22.75
Net-margin (%) 16.05
BDX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 7.72 vs. BDX: 16.05 )
BDX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 7.59   Max: 18.49
Current: 16.05

7.59
18.49
ROE (%) 25.64
BDX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 8.68 vs. BDX: 25.64 )
BDX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 14.66   Max: 28.29
Current: 25.64

14.66
28.29
ROA (%) 10.64
BDX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. BDX: 10.64 )
BDX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 6.15   Max: 14.24
Current: 10.64

6.15
14.24
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 26.06
BDX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 22.38 vs. BDX: 26.06 )
BDX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 20.92   Max: 38.35
Current: 26.06

20.92
38.35
Revenue Growth (%) 11.60
BDX's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. BDX: 11.60 )
BDX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 4.4   Max: 11.9
Current: 11.6

4.4
11.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 2.60
BDX's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. BDX: 2.60 )
BDX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 2.6   Max: 15.7
Current: 2.6

2.6
15.7
EPS Growth (%) 0.20
BDX's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. BDX: 0.20 )
BDX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -0.6   Max: 21.9
Current: 0.2

-0.6
21.9
» BDX's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

BDX Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Ray Dalio 12,533 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 1,290,035 sh (+43.66%)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,000 sh (+6.06%)
Chris Davis 4,600 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 44,100 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 20,480 sh (unchged)
Bill Frels 5,175 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 2,272 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Yacktman Fund 780,000 sh (-2.5%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2,685,100 sh (-2.63%)
Mario Gabelli 616,405 sh (-6.43%)
Pioneer Investments 996,314 sh (-7.32%)
Robert Olstein 74,500 sh (-8.02%)
Joel Greenblatt 20,399 sh (-9.38%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 2,571,937 sh (-9.38%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 670,000 sh (-12.99%)
Donald Yacktman 1,769,836 sh (-16.08%)
Michael Price 200,000 sh (-17.53%)
Richard Pzena 2,773,109 sh (-20.2%)
John Hussman 100,000 sh (-50.57%)
» More
Q3 2013

BDX Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 420,600 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 21,279 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 1,592,344 sh (+23.43%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 2,575,471 sh (+0.14%)
Mario Gabelli 616,950 sh (+0.09%)
John Hussman 100,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 670,000 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 2,272 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis 4,600 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 44,100 sh (unchged)
Michael Price 200,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 780,000 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman 1,758,947 sh (-0.62%)
Pioneer Investments 986,357 sh (-1%)
Bill Frels 5,038 sh (-2.65%)
Richard Pzena 2,693,392 sh (-2.87%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2,571,700 sh (-4.22%)
Robert Olstein 65,000 sh (-12.75%)
Dodge & Cox 17,480 sh (-14.65%)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,100 sh (-27.14%)
Ray Dalio 8,232 sh (-34.32%)
Joel Greenblatt 3,877 sh (-80.99%)
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Q4 2013

BDX Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Arnold Van Den Berg 1,815 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,119,100 sh (+166.07%)
John Hussman 125,000 sh (+25%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,732,079 sh (+8.78%)
Bill Frels 5,188 sh (+2.98%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 670,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 44,100 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 65,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 780,000 sh (unchged)
Michael Price 200,000 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 2,272 sh (unchged)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2,571,700 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 985,610 sh (-0.08%)
Donald Yacktman 1,752,710 sh (-0.35%)
Dodge & Cox 17,380 sh (-0.57%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 2,531,099 sh (-1.72%)
Richard Pzena 2,634,751 sh (-2.18%)
Mario Gabelli 597,700 sh (-3.12%)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,494 sh (-11.88%)
Chris Davis 3,635 sh (-20.98%)
Ray Dalio 4,295 sh (-47.83%)
Steven Cohen 2,571 sh (-87.92%)
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Q1 2014

BDX Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Arnold Van Den Berg Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 2,399,462 sh (-5.2%)
Yacktman Fund 660,000 sh (-15.38%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 450,000 sh (-32.84%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BDX

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Yacktman Focused Fund 2014-03-31 Reduce -32.84%0.26%$105.4 - $116.81 $ 114.192%450000
Yacktman Fund 2014-03-31 Reduce -15.38%0.12%$105.4 - $116.81 $ 114.192%660000
Arnold Van Den Berg 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$105.4 - $116.81 $ 114.192%0
John Hussman 2013-12-31 Add 25%0.2%$98.33 - $110.6 $ 114.197%125000
Arnold Van Den Berg 2013-12-31 New Buy0.02%$98.33 - $110.6 $ 114.197%1815
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$98.33 - $110.6 $ 114.197%0
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Reduce -47.83%$98.33 - $110.6 $ 114.197%4295
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -80.99%0.07%$97.14 - $104.5 $ 114.1914%3877
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Reduce -34.32%$97.14 - $104.5 $ 114.1914%8232
Michael Price 2013-06-30 Reduce -17.53%0.53%$93.58 - $101.92 $ 114.1917%200000
John Hussman 2013-06-30 Reduce -50.57%0.36%$93.58 - $101.92 $ 114.1917%100000
Donald Yacktman 2013-06-30 Reduce -16.08%0.16%$93.58 - $101.92 $ 114.1917%1769836
Yacktman Focused Fund 2013-06-30 Reduce -12.99%0.13%$93.58 - $101.92 $ 114.1917%670000
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 New Buy0.01%$93.58 - $101.92 $ 114.1917%12533
John Hussman 2013-03-31 Add 17884.4%0.71%$78.19 - $95.61 $ 114.1931%202325
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 46.8%0.04%$78.19 - $95.61 $ 114.1931%22510
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.03%$78.19 - $95.61 $ 114.1931%0
Ruane Cunniff 2013-03-31 Reduce -44.57%$78.19 - $95.61 $ 114.1931%2272
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 24.10
BDX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
65% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 23.30 vs. BDX: 24.10 )
BDX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.23   Max: 30.81
Current: 24.1

10.23
30.81
P/B 4.30
BDX's P/B is ranked lower than
51% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.77 vs. BDX: 4.30 )
BDX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.96   Max: 4.92
Current: 4.3

2.96
4.92
P/S 2.72
BDX's P/S is ranked higher than
57% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. BDX: 2.72 )
BDX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.99   Max: 3.54
Current: 2.72

1.99
3.54
PFCF 18.00
BDX's PFCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 27.00 vs. BDX: 18.00 )
BDX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 13.37   Max: 32.56
Current: 18

13.37
32.56
EV-to-EBIT 18.90
BDX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
62% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 18.39 vs. BDX: 18.90 )
BDX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.8   Max: 19.7
Current: 18.9

9.8
19.7
PEG 6.10
BDX's PEG is ranked lower than
56% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 vs. BDX: 6.10 )
BDX' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 6.1
Current: 6.1

0.92
6.1
Shiller P/E 19.80
BDX's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 25.28 vs. BDX: 19.80 )
BDX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.76   Max: 33.13
Current: 19.8

13.76
33.13

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.82
BDX's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
65% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. BDX: 1.82 )
BDX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 2.44
Current: 1.82

0.92
2.44
Dividend Payout 0.43
BDX's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
60% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. BDX: 0.43 )
BDX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 1.07
Current: 0.43

0.16
1.07
Dividend growth (3y) 10.20
BDX's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
83% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 8.00 vs. BDX: 10.20 )
BDX' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 2.6   Max: 29.1
Current: 10.2

2.6
29.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.98
BDX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
77% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. BDX: 2.98 )
BDX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.52   Max: 4.04
Current: 2.98

1.52
4.04
Share Buyback Rate 6.70
BDX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: -2.50 vs. BDX: 6.70 )
BDX' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.7   Max: -1.1
Current: 6.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 8.00
BDX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
63% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. BDX: 8.00 )
BDX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.47   Max: 14.99
Current: 8

2.47
14.99
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.40
BDX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
73% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. BDX: 1.40 )
BDX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 3.79
Current: 1.4

0.99
3.79
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
BDX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 264 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BDX: 1.00 )
BDX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 1.35
Current: 1

0.49
1.35
Price/Graham Number 2.90
BDX's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
53% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. BDX: 2.90 )
BDX' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.52   Max: 5.25
Current: 2.9

1.52
5.25
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.30
BDX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
64% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. BDX: 5.30 )
BDX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.1   Max: 10.2
Current: 5.3

5.1
10.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 8.23
BDX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
80% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 3.47 vs. BDX: 8.23 )
BDX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 8.8   Max: 19.7
Current: 8.23

8.8
19.7

Business Description

Industry: Medical Instruments & Equipment » Medical Instruments & Supplies
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Becton Dickinson & Co. was incorporated under the laws of the State of New Jersey in November 1906, as successor to a New York business started in 1897. The Company is a global medical technology Company engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of medical devices, instrument systems and reagents used by healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, the pharmaceutical industry and the general public. Its operations consist of three worldwide business segments: BD Medical, BD Diagnostics and BD Biosciences. BD Medical produces an array of medical devices that are used in a range of healthcare settings. They include many safety-engineered injection, infusion and surgery products. BD Medical's product lines include needles, syringes and intravenous catheters for medication delivery; prefilled IV flush syringes; syringes and pen needles for the self-injection of insulin and other drugs used in the treatment of diabetes; prefill able drug delivery devices provided to pharmaceutical companies and sold to end-users as drug/device combinations; surgical blades/scalpels and regional anesthesia needles and trays; critical care monitoring devices; ophthalmic surgical instruments; and sharps disposal containers. BD Diagnostics provides products for the safe collection and transport of diagnostics specimens, as well as instrument systems and reagents to detect a range of infectious diseases, healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and cancers. BD Diagnostics' products include integrated systems for specimen collection; safety-engineered blood collection products and systems; automated blood culturing systems; molecular testing systems for sexually transmitted diseases and HAIs; microorganism identification and drug susceptibility systems; liquid-based cytology systems for cervical cancer screening; rapid diagnostic assays; and plated media. BD Biosciences produces research and clinical tools that facilitate the study of cells, and the components of cells, to gain a better understanding of normal and disease processes. BD Biosciences' product lines include fluorescence-activated cell sorters and analyzers; monoclonal antibodies and kits for performing cell analysis; reagent systems for life sciences research; cell imaging systems; laboratory products for tissue culture and fluid handling; diagnostic assays; and cell culture media supplements for biopharmaceutical manufacturing. The main customers served by BD Biosciences are research and clinical laboratories; academic and government institutions; pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies; hospitals; and blood banks. The main products sold by BD outside of the U.S. are needles and syringes; insulin syringes and pen needles; diagnostic systems; BD Vacutainer (tm) brand blood collection products; BD Hypak(tm) brand prefill able syringe systems; infusion therapy products; flow cytometry instruments and reagents; and disposable laboratory products. BD has manufa

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