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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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 5.30
CERN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
58% of the 1618 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.64 vs. CERN: 5.30 )
CERN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 6.16
Current: 5.3

0.5
6.16
Equity to Asset 0.77
CERN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
83% of the 1589 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. CERN: 0.77 )
CERN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 0.79
Current: 0.77

0.55
0.79
Interest Coverage 136.30
CERN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
60% of the 1077 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 403.68 vs. CERN: 136.30 )
CERN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 136.3
Current: 136.3

1.09
136.3
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 13.88
M-Score: -2.82
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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 19.79
CERN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1604 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.48 vs. CERN: 19.79 )
CERN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -0.24   Max: 21.62
Current: 19.79

-0.24
21.62
Net-margin (%) 13.69
CERN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1602 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. CERN: 13.69 )
CERN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -7.81   Max: 27.85
Current: 13.69

-7.81
27.85
ROE (%) 12.58
CERN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1564 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.77 vs. CERN: 12.58 )
CERN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -10.73   Max: 30.63
Current: 12.58

-10.73
30.63
ROA (%) 9.72
CERN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1616 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 vs. CERN: 9.72 )
CERN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.95   Max: 17.08
Current: 9.72

-5.95
17.08
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 52.90
CERN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1600 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 30.96 vs. CERN: 52.90 )
CERN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -0.5   Max: 71.2
Current: 52.9

-0.5
71.2
Revenue Growth (%) 15.10
CERN's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. CERN: 15.10 )
CERN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 5.8   Max: 29.5
Current: 15.1

5.8
29.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 13.80
CERN's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. CERN: 13.80 )
CERN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -12.1   Max: 71
Current: 13.8

-12.1
71
EPS Growth (%) 17.90
CERN's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. CERN: 17.90 )
CERN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -26   Max: 83.4
Current: 17.9

-26
83.4
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

CERN Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Ray Dalio 9,100 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 4,421 sh (New)
Frank Sands 10,063,003 sh (+7.35%)
PRIMECAP Management 10,500 sh (unchged)
Mariko Gordon 27,140 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 4,093,598 sh (-2.59%)
RS Investment Management 31,600 sh (-2.71%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 5,382,600 sh (-3.88%)
Meridian Funds 500,000 sh (-10.73%)
Jeremy Grantham 101,160 sh (-12.49%)
Ron Baron 210,219 sh (-19.24%)
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Q2 2013

CERN Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steven Cohen 53,875 sh (+1118.62%)
RS Investment Management 33,323 sh (+5.45%)
Ray Dalio 9,252 sh (+1.67%)
Frank Sands 10,228,625 sh (+1.65%)
Meridian Funds 500,000 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 10,500 sh (unchged)
Mariko Gordon Sold Out
Ron Baron 207,216 sh (-1.43%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 3,838,152 sh (-6.24%)
Jeremy Grantham 93,067 sh (-8%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 5,382,600 sh (-50%)
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Q3 2013

CERN Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Murray Stahl 6,789 sh (New)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 10,765,200 sh (+100%)
PRIMECAP Management 21,000 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 409,183 sh (-1.27%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 7,556,122 sh (-1.57%)
Frank Sands 18,080,498 sh (-11.62%)
Jeremy Grantham 163,934 sh (-11.93%)
RS Investment Management 57,646 sh (-13.5%)
Ray Dalio 9,336 sh (-49.55%)
Steven Cohen 7,868 sh (-92.7%)
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Q4 2013

CERN Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Bill Frels 6,744 sh (New)
Jim Simons 82,904 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 49,650 sh (+431.81%)
Steven Cohen 21,414 sh (+172.17%)
Murray Stahl 9,649 sh (+42.13%)
RS Investment Management 61,046 sh (+5.9%)
Ron Baron 409,888 sh (+0.17%)
PRIMECAP Management 21,000 sh (unchged)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 10,765,200 sh (unchged)
Frank Sands 17,871,178 sh (-1.16%)
Jeremy Grantham 154,927 sh (-5.49%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 6,955,224 sh (-7.95%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CERN

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 431.81%0.02%$52.7 - $58.24 $ 53.98-4%49650
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2013-09-30 Add 100%0.95%$46.06 - $52.61 $ 53.9811%10765200
Frank Sands 2013-09-30 Reduce -11.62%0.38%$46.06 - $52.61 $ 53.9811%18080498
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Reduce -49.55%$46.06 - $52.61 $ 53.9811%9336
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2013-06-30 Reduce -50%1%$48.045 - $99.35 $ 53.98-43%5382600
Mariko Gordon 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.13%$45.6 - $49.675 $ 53.9813%0
Frank Sands 2013-03-31 Add 7.35%0.23%$38.76 - $47.37 $ 53.9825%10063003
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 New Buy0.01%$38.76 - $47.37 $ 53.9825%9100
Frank Sands 2012-12-31 Add 16.39%0.41%$34 - $40.56 $ 53.9841%9374174
Ron Baron 2012-12-31 Reduce -55.85%0.16%$34 - $40.56 $ 53.9841%260291
Frank Sands 2012-09-30 Add 73.19%1.1%$35.52 - $41.78 $ 53.9843%8054102
Meridian Funds 2012-09-30 Add 35.96%0.5%$35.52 - $41.78 $ 53.9843%692710
Frank Sands 2012-06-30 Add 17.78%0.26%$36.39 - $43.36 $ 53.9838%4650318
Ray Dalio 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.0038%$36.39 - $43.36 $ 53.9838%0
PRIMECAP Management 2012-06-30 Reduce -74.07%$36.39 - $43.36 $ 53.9838%10500
Ray Dalio 2012-03-31 New Buy$29.89 - $39.07 $ 53.9868%3195
Ron Baron 2011-12-31 Add 28.18%0.05%$28.18 - $34.99 $ 53.9872%551088
Ron Baron 2011-09-30 Add 21.24%0.04%$27.47 - $36.44 $ 53.9868%429920
PRIMECAP Management 2011-09-30 Reduce -74.49%0.01%$27.47 - $36.44 $ 53.9868%50000
PRIMECAP Management 2011-06-30 Reduce -88.05%0.11%$27.23 - $31.05 $ 53.9885%196000
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 48.10
CERN's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1119 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.20 vs. CERN: 48.10 )
CERN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 14.89   Max: 54.98
Current: 48.1

14.89
54.98
P/B 5.80
CERN's P/B is ranked lower than
66% of the 1504 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. CERN: 5.80 )
CERN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.62   Max: 6.75
Current: 5.8

1.62
6.75
P/S 6.60
CERN's P/S is ranked lower than
80% of the 1650 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. CERN: 6.60 )
CERN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.95   Max: 7.52
Current: 6.6

0.95
7.52
PFCF 174.50
CERN's PFCF is ranked lower than
76% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.50 vs. CERN: 174.50 )
CERN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 15.21   Max: 1431.3
Current: 174.5

15.21
1431.3
EV-to-EBIT 30.30
CERN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
58% of the 1278 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.39 vs. CERN: 30.30 )
CERN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.4   Max: 36.8
Current: 30.3

9.4
36.8
PEG 3.20
CERN's PEG is ranked lower than
53% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. CERN: 3.20 )
CERN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 3.68
Current: 3.2

0.82
3.68
Shiller P/E 62.50
CERN's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
60% of the 616 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 29.33 vs. CERN: 62.50 )
CERN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 25.55   Max: 87.66
Current: 62.5

25.55
87.66

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 46.10
CERN's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
84% of the 672 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.00 vs. CERN: 46.10 )
CERN' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 5.1   Max: 227.5
Current: 46.1

5.1
227.5
Price/Tangible Book 7.80
CERN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
67% of the 1245 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. CERN: 7.80 )
CERN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.61   Max: 8.36
Current: 7.8

1.61
8.36
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.20
CERN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
63% of the 753 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. CERN: 3.20 )
CERN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.33   Max: 4.7
Current: 3.2

1.33
4.7
Price/Median PS Value 2.10
CERN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
73% of the 1516 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CERN: 2.10 )
CERN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 2.14
Current: 2.1

0.49
2.14
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.20
CERN's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
64% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. CERN: 3.20 )
CERN' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 3.3
Current: 3.2

0.69
3.3
Price/Graham Number 4.00
CERN's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
66% of the 911 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. CERN: 4.00 )
CERN' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 15.38
Current: 4

1.6
15.38
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.30
CERN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1324 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. CERN: 3.30 )
CERN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 10.6
Current: 3.3

2.7
10.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 16.17
CERN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1007 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.32 vs. CERN: 16.17 )
CERN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 22.6
Current: 16.17

0.4
22.6

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Health Information Services
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Traded in other countries:CRE.Germany
Cerner Corporation is a Delaware corporation organized in 1986. The Company is a supplier of health care information technology (HCIT) solutions, services, devices and hardware. Its solutions optimize processes and help eliminate errors, variance and waste for health care organizations ranging from single-doctor practices to entire countries, for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, and for the field of health care as a whole. These solutions are licensed by approximately 10,000 facilities around the world, including more than 2,700 hospitals; 4,150 physician practices; 45,000 physicians; 550 ambulatory facilities, such as laboratories, ambulatory centers, behavioral health centers, cardiac facilities, radiology clinics and surgery centers; 800 home health facilities; 45 employer sites and 1,750 retail pharmacies. The Company designs and develops its software solutions on the unified Cerner Millennium architecture, a person-centric computing framework, which combines clinical, financial and management information systems. This architecture allows providers to securely access an individual's electronic health record (EHR) at the point of care, and it organizes and proactively delivers information to meet the specific needs of physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, pharmacists, front- and back-office professionals and consumers. The Company offers a range of services, including implementation and training, remote hosting, operational management services, revenue cycle services, support and maintenance, health care data analysis, clinical process optimization, transaction processing, employer health centers, employee wellness programs and third party administrator (TPA) services for employer-based health plans. In addition to software and services, it offers a range of complementary hardware and devices, both directly from Cerner and as a reseller for third parties. The Company's main competitors in the health care solutions and services market includes: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc., Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. (CPSI), Epic Systems Corporation (Epic), GE Healthcare Technologies (GE), Healthcare Management Systems, Inc. (HMS), Healthland, Inc., Computer Sciences Corporation (iSoft), Keane, Inc., McKesson Corporation (McKesson), Medical Information Technology, Inc. (Meditech), Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services Corporation (Siemens), and Quadramed Corporation (Quadramed), each of which offers a suite of software solutions that compete with many of its software solutions and services.

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