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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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.06
BSX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
57% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. BSX: 0.06 )
BSX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 4.11
Current: 0.06

0.03
4.11
Equity to Asset 0.40
BSX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
52% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. BSX: 0.40 )
BSX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 0.77
Current: 0.4

0.18
0.77
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.12
M-Score: -2.87
WACC vs ROIC
9.46%
6.25%
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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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) -6.41
BSX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 4.98 vs. BSX: -6.41 )
BSX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -53.36   Max: 27.99
Current: -6.41

-53.36
27.99
Net-margin (%) -3.43
BSX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 3.45 vs. BSX: -3.43 )
BSX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -56.12   Max: 18.88
Current: -3.43

-56.12
18.88
ROE (%) -3.86
BSX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 4.73 vs. BSX: -3.86 )
BSX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -44.65   Max: 30.84
Current: -3.86

-44.65
30.84
ROA (%) -1.52
BSX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 522 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. BSX: -1.52 )
BSX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -21.16   Max: 15.31
Current: -1.52

-21.16
15.31
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -19.27
BSX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 7.57 vs. BSX: -19.27 )
BSX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -145.85   Max: 139.6
Current: -19.27

-145.85
139.6
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.50
BSX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. BSX: 3.50 )
BSX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.5   Max: 28.7
Current: 3.5

-10.5
28.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -32.60
BSX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. BSX: -32.60 )
BSX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -72   Max: 283.2
Current: -32.6

-72
283.2
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

BSX Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 27,040 sh (+50.69%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 42,743,200 sh (+16.19%)
Diamond Hill Capital 21,615,122 sh (+2.72%)
Michael Price 2,000,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 44,872,818 sh (-0.78%)
PRIMECAP Management 48,452,019 sh (-1.82%)
Mario Gabelli 1,785,836 sh (-14.92%)
Leon Cooperman 6,549,479 sh (-23.25%)
Jim Simons 540,205 sh (-63.85%)
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Q3 2014

BSX Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Steven Cohen 2,523,500 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 61,384 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,209,905 sh (+309.09%)
Paul Tudor Jones 89,341 sh (+230.40%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 51,242,050 sh (+19.88%)
Diamond Hill Capital 23,137,833 sh (+7.04%)
Michael Price 2,000,000 sh (unchged)
Leon Cooperman Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 44,458,338 sh (-0.92%)
PRIMECAP Management 47,079,199 sh (-2.83%)
Mario Gabelli 1,704,036 sh (-4.58%)
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Q4 2014

BSX Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 5,333,305 sh (+141.34%)
Steven Cohen 4,646,700 sh (+84.14%)
Paul Tudor Jones 162,501 sh (+81.89%)
Ray Dalio 89,184 sh (+45.29%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 59,624,800 sh (+16.36%)
Diamond Hill Capital 23,348,194 sh (+0.91%)
Steven Cohen 750,000 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 46,957,349 sh (-0.26%)
Michael Price 1,980,000 sh (-1.00%)
Mario Gabelli 1,650,446 sh (-3.14%)
Dodge & Cox 1,184,730 sh (-97.34%)
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Q1 2015

BSX Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Caxton Associates 225,000 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 2,749,545 sh (New)
Alan Fournier 2,880,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 111,084 sh (+24.56%)
Michael Price 1,980,000 sh (unchged)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 59,624,800 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 46,447,349 sh (-1.09%)
Diamond Hill Capital 20,427,155 sh (-12.51%)
Mario Gabelli 1,317,796 sh (-20.16%)
Jim Simons 3,793,655 sh (-28.87%)
Dodge & Cox 729,460 sh (-38.43%)
Steven Cohen 1,705,600 sh (-63.29%)
Paul Tudor Jones 20,554 sh (-87.35%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Boston Scientific Inc

Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Boston Scientific Corp - Oct 17, 2014

Shares of Boston Scientific Corp. (BSX) declined as investors focused on potential liabilities stemming from legal disputes. We continue to see improvement in revenue trends and believe they will be key factors in closing the discount to our estimate of intrinsic value over time.

From Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio)'s Select Fund Third Quarter 2014 Commentary.

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Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Boston Scientific Corp - Jul 25, 2014

•Medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific Corp. (BSX) reported solid earnings for the first quarter but investors focused on near-term headwinds in the cardiac-rhythm management business. The company also announced a delay in potential approval for its Watchman’s heart device. Given the breadth of the company’s pipeline, potential for margin upside, and attractive valuation, we continue to like the outlook for the shares going forward.

From Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio)'s Select Fund Second Quarter 2014 Commentary.

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Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Boston Scientific Corp - Jun 26, 2014

Medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific Corp. (BSX) benefitted from continued revenue acceleration and the launch of a new high margin stent with the potential for sizeable share gains.



From Diamond Hill Capital's Select Fund Commentary – First Quarter 2014.



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Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Boston Scientific Corp - Jan 15, 2014

Boston Scientific Corp. (BSX), a medical device manufacturer, recently reported its first quarter of growth in more than three years, while also raising its earnings outlook. An emerging pipeline of new products offers the potential for continued improvement and the potential to return to mid-single digit revenue growth.

From Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) Large Cap Fund third quarter 2013 commentary.

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Top Ranked Articles about Boston Scientific Inc

Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Boston Scientific Corp
Shares of Boston Scientific Corp. (BSX) declined as investors focused on potential liabilities stemming from legal disputes. We continue to see improvement in revenue trends and believe they will be key factors in closing the discount to our estimate of intrinsic value over time. Read more...
Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Boston Scientific Corp
•Medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific Corp. (BSX) reported solid earnings for the first quarter but investors focused on near-term headwinds in the cardiac-rhythm management business. The company also announced a delay in potential approval for its Watchman’s heart device. Given the breadth of the company’s pipeline, potential for margin upside, and attractive valuation, we continue to like the outlook for the shares going forward. Read more...
Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Boston Scientific Corp
Medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific Corp. (BSX) benefitted from continued revenue acceleration and the launch of a new high margin stent with the potential for sizeable share gains. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Forward P/E 18.42
BSX's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
88% of the 582 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BSX: 18.42 )
N/A
P/B 3.70
BSX's P/B is ranked higher than
66% of the 582 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 3.93 vs. BSX: 3.70 )
BSX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 9.75
Current: 3.7

0.59
9.75
P/S 3.20
BSX's P/S is ranked higher than
64% of the 582 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 4.15 vs. BSX: 3.20 )
BSX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 8.4
Current: 3.2

1.02
8.4
PFCF 37.90
BSX's PFCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 582 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BSX: 37.90 )
BSX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.25   Max: 192.5
Current: 37.9

7.25
192.5
POCF 27.78
BSX's POCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 582 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BSX: 27.78 )
BSX' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.67   Max: 64.6
Current: 27.78

5.67
64.6
EV-to-EBIT -59.70
BSX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
53% of the 582 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 568.20 vs. BSX: -59.70 )
BSX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -1722.5   Max: 184.9
Current: -59.7

-1722.5
184.9
Current Ratio 1.29
BSX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 2.67 vs. BSX: 1.29 )
BSX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 3.46
Current: 1.29

0.52
3.46
Quick Ratio 0.91
BSX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. BSX: 0.91 )
BSX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 2.56
Current: 0.91

0.33
2.56
Days Inventory 158.79
BSX's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
72% of the 582 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 172.71 vs. BSX: 158.79 )
BSX' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 90.54   Max: 236.5
Current: 158.79

90.54
236.5
Days Sales Outstanding 57.47
BSX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
85% of the 582 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 86.69 vs. BSX: 57.47 )
BSX' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 49.46   Max: 87.9
Current: 57.47

49.46
87.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.20
BSX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
87% of the 582 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BSX: 2.20 )
BSX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 5.76
Current: 2.2

0.5
5.76
Price/Median PS Value 1.50
BSX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
60% of the 582 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. BSX: 1.50 )
BSX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 4.3
Current: 1.5

0.48
4.3
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.00
BSX's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 582 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BSX: 1.00 )
BSX' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 8.56
Current: 1

0.82
8.56
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -1.70
BSX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
63% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. BSX: -1.70 )
BSX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -1.7   Max: 9
Current: -1.7

-1.7
9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 49.87
BSX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
99% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 3.92 vs. BSX: 49.87 )
BSX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 49.3
Current: 49.87

3.1
49.3

Business Description

Industry: Medical Devices » Medical Devices
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Traded in other countries:BSX.Germany,
Boston Scientific Inc is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices that are used in a broad range of interventional medical specialties. The Company's products were offered for sale by seven core businesses - Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM), Endoscopy, Peripheral Interventions (PI), Urology and Women's Health, Neuromodulation, and Electrophysiology (EP). market a broad portfolio of internally-developed and self-manufactured drug-eluting stents including the Promus Element and Promus Element Plus everolimus-eluting stents, as well as its TAXUS Element and Ion paclitaxel-eluting stents. The Company sell various products designed to treat patients with peripheral disease (disease which appears in blood vessels other than in the heart and in the biliary tree), including a broad line of medical devices used in percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) and peripheral vascular stenting. Its peripheral product offerings include stents, balloon catheters, wires, peripheral embolization devices and vena cava filters. Its peripheral angioplasty balloon technology includes its next-generation Mustang PTA balloon, its Coyote balloon catheter, a deliverable and ultra-low profile balloon dilatation catheter designed for a wide range of peripheral angioplasty procedures, and its Charger PTA Balloon Catheter, a 0.035" percutaneous transluminal angioplasty balloon catheter designed for post-stent dilatation as well as conventional balloon angioplasty to open blocked peripheral arteries. The Company also sell products designed to treat patients with non-vascular disease (disease that appears outside the blood system). Its non-vascular suite of products includes biliary stents, drainage catheters and micro-puncture sets designed to treat, diagnose and ease various forms of benign and malignant tumors. The Company continue to market its extensive line of Interventional Oncology product solutions, including the recently launched Renegade HI-FLO Fathom microcatheter and guidewire system and Interlock - 35 Fibered IDC Occlusion System for peripheral embolization. The Company develop, manufacture and market a variety of implantable devices that monitor the heart and deliver electricity to treat cardiac abnormalities, including: Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), Implantable pacemaker systems. During 2013, the company marketed its products to over 13,000 hospitals, clinics, outpatient facilities and medical offices in approximately 100 countries. The Company is subject to various environmental laws, directives and regulations both in the U.S. and abroad. Its operations, like those of other medical device companies, involve the use of substances regulated under environmental laws, primarily in manufacturing and sterilization processes.
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