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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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Cash to Debt No Debt
CGNX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
93% of the 2639 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. CGNX: No Debt )
CGNX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 6.6   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.90
CGNX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
97% of the 2611 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. CGNX: 0.90 )
CGNX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 0.94
Current: 0.9

0.86
0.94
Interest Coverage No Debt
CGNX's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
89% of the 1625 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 124.89 vs. CGNX: No Debt )
CGNX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 27.87
M-Score: -1.58
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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Operating margin (%) 29.57
CGNX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 2640 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. CGNX: 29.57 )
CGNX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -19.43   Max: 42.87
Current: 29.57

-19.43
42.87
Net-margin (%) 24.81
CGNX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 2640 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. CGNX: 24.81 )
CGNX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -7.91   Max: 27.18
Current: 24.81

-7.91
27.18
ROE (%) 17.16
CGNX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 2604 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 5.75 vs. CGNX: 17.16 )
CGNX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -2.92   Max: 20.63
Current: 17.16

-2.92
20.63
ROA (%) 15.59
CGNX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 2650 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.09 vs. CGNX: 15.59 )
CGNX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.64   Max: 18.15
Current: 15.59

-2.64
18.15
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 137.48
CGNX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 2646 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9.61 vs. CGNX: 137.48 )
CGNX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -39.53   Max: 125.88
Current: 137.48

-39.53
125.88
Revenue Growth (%) 3.30
CGNX's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1950 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. CGNX: 3.30 )
CGNX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -14.9   Max: 27.5
Current: 3.3

-14.9
27.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 1.20
CGNX's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1600 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. CGNX: 1.20 )
CGNX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 36.1
Current: 1.2

0
36.1
EPS Growth (%) 3.00
CGNX's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1455 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CGNX: 3.00 )
CGNX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -37.9   Max: 33.7
Current: 3

-37.9
33.7
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

CGNX Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chuck Royce 5,393,604 sh (-19.49%)
Ron Baron 1,850,000 sh (-26%)
Steven Cohen 10,017 sh (-32%)
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Q1 2014

CGNX Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 163,551 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 25,034 sh (+149.92%)
Chuck Royce 5,251,204 sh (-2.64%)
Ron Baron 1,750,000 sh (-5.41%)
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Q2 2014

CGNX Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Caxton Associates 43,000 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 64,440 sh (New)
Ron Baron 1,750,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 5,201,204 sh (-0.95%)
Jim Simons 60,328 sh (-63.11%)
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Q3 2014

CGNX Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 11,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 50,000 sh (+16.28%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce 4,512,604 sh (-13.24%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 52,870 sh (-17.95%)
Ron Baron 1,400,000 sh (-20%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CGNX

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ron Baron 2013-12-31 Reduce -26%0.09%$29.49 - $38.13 $ 40.3725%1850000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.04%$29.49 - $38.13 $ 40.3725%0
Ron Baron 2013-09-30 Reduce -26.47%0.11%$23.15 - $32.215 $ 40.3744%2500000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -55.96%0.04%$23.15 - $32.215 $ 40.3744%34256
James Barrow 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.1%$18.75 - $23.18 $ 40.3790%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -38.71%0.06%$18.4 - $21.28 $ 40.37100%44697
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 90.68%0.08%$16.59 - $19.24 $ 40.37126%72928
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -36.19%0.05%$14.97 - $19.39 $ 40.37136%38246
Ron Baron 2012-06-30 Add 36%0.09%$15.09 - $21.82 $ 40.37121%1700000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 118.09%0.08%$15.09 - $21.82 $ 40.37121%59937
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Reduce -29.53%0.05%$18.47 - $22.38 $ 40.37108%27483
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 21.8%0.03%$12.63 - $18.42 $ 40.37142%39001
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 97.98%0.07%$13.24 - $18.35 $ 40.37150%32021
James Barrow 2011-09-30 Reduce -20.01%0.03%$13.24 - $18.35 $ 40.37150%1413130
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Guru Investment Theses on Cognex Corp

Baron Funds Comments on Cognex Corp. - Nov 21, 2013

Cognex Corp. (CGNX), a leading provider of machine vision systems, rose 38.4% in the quarter. Cognex beat estimates and raised guidance citing strength in its factory automation segment, especially its "product ID" offerings. The company announced important orders from global logistics customers and accelerating sales to China, both new markets with big potential. We continue to like the company's prospects, but we did trim our position in the quarter with the stock so strong.

From Ron Baron’s Baron Funds third quarter 2013 report.


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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 31.00
CGNX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
66% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 32.50 vs. CGNX: 31.00 )
CGNX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 13.71   Max: 250
Current: 31

13.71
250
P/B 4.79
CGNX's P/B is ranked lower than
61% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. CGNX: 4.79 )
CGNX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1   Max: 5.56
Current: 4.79

1
5.56
P/S 7.70
CGNX's P/S is ranked lower than
64% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. CGNX: 7.70 )
CGNX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.82   Max: 10.04
Current: 7.7

1.82
10.04
PFCF 42.95
CGNX's PFCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 103.56 vs. CGNX: 42.95 )
CGNX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.59   Max: 105.39
Current: 42.95

8.59
105.39
EV-to-EBIT 24.92
CGNX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
65% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 23.83 vs. CGNX: 24.92 )
CGNX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -59.8   Max: 137.9
Current: 24.92

-59.8
137.9
Shiller P/E 55.91
CGNX's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CGNX: 55.91 )
CGNX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 14.63   Max: 77.96
Current: 55.91

14.63
77.96
Current Ratio 3.28
CGNX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 2636 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. CGNX: 3.28 )
CGNX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 3.28   Max: 11.06
Current: 3.28

3.28
11.06
Quick Ratio 2.89
CGNX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 2636 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. CGNX: 2.89 )
CGNX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 2.89   Max: 10.52
Current: 2.89

2.89
10.52

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.10
CGNX's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
96% of the 1730 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. CGNX: 0.10 )
CGNX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 5.39
Current: 0.1

0.14
5.39
Dividend growth (3y) -100.00
CGNX's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
51% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. CGNX: -100.00 )
CGNX' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 40.1
Current: -100

0
40.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.10
CGNX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
95% of the 1784 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. CGNX: 0.10 )
CGNX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 5.39
Current: 0.1

0.14
5.39
Share Buyback Rate -3.30
CGNX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
61% of the 1384 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. CGNX: -3.30 )
CGNX' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.3   Max: -6.2
Current: -3.3

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 672.83
CGNX's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
86% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CGNX: 672.83 )
CGNX' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 4.18   Max: 685
Current: 672.83

4.18
685
Price/Net Current Asset Value 36.70
CGNX's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CGNX: 36.70 )
CGNX' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 3.42   Max: 91.45
Current: 36.7

3.42
91.45
Price/Tangible Book 5.48
CGNX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
57% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. CGNX: 5.48 )
CGNX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.81   Max: 18.68
Current: 5.48

1.81
18.68
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.45
CGNX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
79% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CGNX: 2.45 )
CGNX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 4.26
Current: 2.45

0.68
4.26
Price/Median PS Value 1.61
CGNX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
53% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. CGNX: 1.61 )
CGNX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 3.04
Current: 1.61

0.51
3.04
Price/Graham Number 2.73
CGNX's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
61% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. CGNX: 2.73 )
CGNX' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.18   Max: 9.82
Current: 2.73

1.18
9.82
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.00
CGNX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
63% of the 2613 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. CGNX: 4.00 )
CGNX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 13.1
Current: 4

0.7
13.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -20.71
CGNX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1179 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 7.16 vs. CGNX: -20.71 )
CGNX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -16.2   Max: 56.3
Current: -20.71

-16.2
56.3

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Scientific & Technical Instruments
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Cognex Corp was incorporated in Massachusetts in 1981. The Company is a provider of machine vision products that capture and analyze visual information in order to automate tasks, mainly in manufacturing processes, where vision is required. It has two operating divisions: the Modular Vision Systems Division (MVSD), based in Natick, Massachusetts, and the Surface Inspection Systems Division (SISD), based in Hayward, California. MVSD develops, manufactures, and markets modular vision systems and ID products that are used to automate the manufacture and tracking of discrete items, such as cellular phones, aspirin bottles, and automobile wheels, by locating, identifying, inspecting, and measuring them during the manufacturing or distribution process. SISD develops, manufactures, and markets surface inspection vision systems that are used to inspect the surfaces of materials processed in a continuous fashion, such as metal, paper, nonwoven, plastic, and glass, to ensure there are no flaws or defects on the surfaces. The products include vision and ID products designed to meet customer needs at different performance and price points.The Company competes with manufacturers of automatic identification systems.
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