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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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 1.87
BIO.B's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
54% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.44 vs. BIO.B: 1.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
BIO.B' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.81 Max: 1.87
Current: 1.87
0.04
1.87
Equity to Asset 0.67
BIO.B's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
64% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. BIO.B: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
BIO.B' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.53 Max: 0.68
Current: 0.67
0.33
0.68
Interest Coverage 5.94
BIO.B's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
79% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 54.16 vs. BIO.B: 5.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BIO.B' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.77  Med: 5.04 Max: 7.69
Current: 5.94
2.77
7.69
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 4.30
M-Score: -2.44
WACC vs ROIC
8.73%
4.89%
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 : 6/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 6.57
BIO.B's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. BIO.B: 6.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
BIO.B' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.57  Med: 10.92 Max: 14.74
Current: 6.57
6.57
14.74
Net-margin (%) 4.75
BIO.B's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -1.64 vs. BIO.B: 4.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
BIO.B' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.65  Med: 7.18 Max: 9.63
Current: 4.75
3.65
9.63
ROE (%) 3.84
BIO.B's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -2.95 vs. BIO.B: 3.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
BIO.B' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.7  Med: 9.64 Max: 13.98
Current: 3.84
3.7
13.98
ROA (%) 2.58
BIO.B's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -4.53 vs. BIO.B: 2.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
BIO.B' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.28  Med: 5.14 Max: 6.83
Current: 2.58
2.28
6.83
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 14.14
BIO.B's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -6.23 vs. BIO.B: 14.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
BIO.B' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.14  Med: 28.07 Max: 36.51
Current: 14.14
14.14
36.51
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -1.70
BIO.B's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. BIO.B: -1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BIO.B' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.7  Med: 8.6 Max: 21
Current: -1.7
-1.7
21
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -10.80
BIO.B's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. BIO.B: -10.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BIO.B' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.9  Med: 11 Max: 40.2
Current: -10.8
-10.9
40.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -12.70
BIO.B's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. BIO.B: -12.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BIO.B' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.8  Med: 10.7 Max: 76.3
Current: -12.7
-25.8
76.3
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Business Description

Industry: Medical Diagnostics & Research » Diagnostics & Research    NAICS: 334516    SIC: 3826
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Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc manufactures and supplies the life science research, healthcare, analytical chemistry and other markets with a products and systems used to separate complex chemical and biological materials.

Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc was founded in 1952 and incorporated in 1957. The Company manufactures and supplies the life science research, healthcare, analytical chemistry and other markets with a products and systems used to separate complex chemical and biological materials and to identify, analyze and purify their components. It operates in two industry segments designated as Life Science and Clinical Diagnostics. Life science is the study of the characteristics, behavior, and structure of living organisms and their component systems. Life Science segment is at the forefront of discovery, creating tools to answer complex biological questions. The Company is engaged in developing, manufacturing and marketing a range of more than 5,000 reagents, apparatus and laboratory instruments that serve a wide customer base. Many of its products are used in established research techniques, biopharmaceutical production processes and food testing regimes. These techniques are typically used to separate, purify and identify biological materials such as proteins, nucleic acids and bacteria within a laboratory or production setting. Its main life science customers include universities and medical schools, industrial research organizations, government agencies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, biotechnology researchers, food producers and food testing laboratories. Clinical Diagnostics segment designs, manufactures, sells and supports test systems, informatics systems, test kits and specialized quality controls that serve clinical laboratories in the diagnostics market. Its products currently address specific niches within the in vitro diagnostics (IVD) test market. It supplies more than 3,000 different products that cover more than 300 clinical diagnostic tests to the IVD test market. IVD tests are conducted outside the human body and are used to identify and measure substances in a patient's tissue, blood or urine. Its products consist of reagents, instruments and software, typically provided to its customers as an integrated package to allow them to generate reproducible test results. Its main clinical diagnostic customers include hospital laboratories, reference laboratories, transfusion laboratories and physician office laboratories. The Company owns numerous U.S. and international patents and patent licenses. Each of the Company's segments maintains a sales force to sell its products on a direct basis. Major competitors in the clinical diagnostic segment include Roche, Abbott Laboratories (Diagnostic Division), Siemens Medical Diagnostics Solutions (formerly Dade-Behring, Diagnostics Products Corporation, and Bayer Diagnostics), Beckman Coulter, Becton-Dickinson, bioMérieux, Johnson & Johnson (Ortho Clinical Diagnostics), Thermo Fisher, Tosoh, Immucor, Cepheid, and DiaSorin. The Company's operations are subject to federal, state, local and foreign environmental laws and regulations that govern such activities as transportation of goods, emissio

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 58.04
BIO.B's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
86% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 31.58 vs. BIO.B: 58.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
BIO.B' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.66  Med: 22.74 Max: 58.61
Current: 58.04
13.66
58.61
Forward P/E 52.36
BIO.B's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
89% of the 45 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 21.46 vs. BIO.B: 52.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 58.04
BIO.B's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
84% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 31.65 vs. BIO.B: 58.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
BIO.B' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.66  Med: 22.74 Max: 58.61
Current: 58.04
13.66
58.61
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 135.91
BIO.B's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
93% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 31.11 vs. BIO.B: 135.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
BIO.B' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.69  Med: 20.13 Max: 135.91
Current: 135.91
9.69
135.91
P/B 2.11
BIO.B's P/B is ranked higher than
75% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 3.65 vs. BIO.B: 2.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BIO.B' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.45  Med: 1.81 Max: 3.02
Current: 2.11
1.45
3.02
P/S 2.76
BIO.B's P/S is ranked higher than
59% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. BIO.B: 2.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BIO.B' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.87  Med: 1.58 Max: 2.76
Current: 2.76
0.87
2.76
PFCF 174.12
BIO.B's PFCF is ranked lower than
93% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 23.89 vs. BIO.B: 174.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
BIO.B' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.61  Med: 25.6 Max: 469.08
Current: 174.12
9.61
469.08
POCF 36.35
BIO.B's POCF is ranked lower than
80% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 17.57 vs. BIO.B: 36.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BIO.B' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.48  Med: 13.04 Max: 45.73
Current: 36.35
7.48
45.73
EV-to-EBIT 36.33
BIO.B's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
72% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 23.83 vs. BIO.B: 36.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BIO.B' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.4  Med: 13.4 Max: 36.5
Current: 36.33
8.4
36.5
EV-to-EBITDA 18.34
BIO.B's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
52% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 18.07 vs. BIO.B: 18.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BIO.B' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6  Med: 9.1 Max: 18.4
Current: 18.34
6
18.4
Shiller P/E 42.34
BIO.B's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
59% of the 29 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 40.88 vs. BIO.B: 42.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
BIO.B' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.63  Med: 28.12 Max: 42.95
Current: 42.34
19.63
42.95
Current Ratio 4.18
BIO.B's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. BIO.B: 4.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BIO.B' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.87  Med: 3.11 Max: 4.52
Current: 4.18
1.87
4.52
Quick Ratio 2.92
BIO.B's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. BIO.B: 2.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BIO.B' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.22  Med: 2.38 Max: 3.45
Current: 2.92
1.22
3.45
Days Inventory 205.65
BIO.B's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
87% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 88.66 vs. BIO.B: 205.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
BIO.B' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 151.29  Med: 169.37 Max: 205.65
Current: 205.65
151.29
205.65
Days Sales Outstanding 64.91
BIO.B's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
50% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 64.91 vs. BIO.B: 64.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BIO.B' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 63.37  Med: 70.75 Max: 89.45
Current: 64.91
63.37
89.45

Buy Back

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industry
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history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -1.00
BIO.B's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -6.20 vs. BIO.B: -1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
BIO.B' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.3  Med: -1.1 Max: -0.2
Current: -1
-1.3
-0.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 10.71
BIO.B's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
62% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 7.95 vs. BIO.B: 10.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
BIO.B' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.86  Med: 6.72 Max: 95.94
Current: 10.71
2.86
95.94
Price/Tangible Book 2.89
BIO.B's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
75% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 5.33 vs. BIO.B: 2.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
BIO.B' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.14  Med: 2.78 Max: 6.43
Current: 2.89
1.14
6.43
Price/Projected FCF 1.81
BIO.B's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
57% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. BIO.B: 1.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
BIO.B' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.26 Max: 17.2
Current: 1.81
0.78
17.2
Price/Median PS Value 1.75
BIO.B's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
87% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. BIO.B: 1.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BIO.B' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.89 Max: 1.75
Current: 1.75
0.23
1.75
Price/Graham Number 2.73
BIO.B's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
59% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. BIO.B: 2.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
BIO.B' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.69  Med: 1.66 Max: 4.42
Current: 2.73
0.69
4.42
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 2.80
BIO.B's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. BIO.B: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BIO.B' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.7  Med: 7.5 Max: 11.9
Current: 2.8
2.7
11.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -7.65
BIO.B's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 56 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 8.41 vs. BIO.B: -7.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
BIO.B' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.65  Med: 10.6 Max: 22.4
Current: -7.65
-7.65
22.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,067
EPS (TTM) $ 3.33
Beta0.76
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $127.25 - 190.75
Shares Outstanding (Mil)29.54

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 2,067 2,093 2,184
EPS ($) 4.07 3.70 4.09
EPS w/o NRI ($) 4.07 3.70 4.09
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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