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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.32
COV's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
54% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. COV: 0.32 )
COV' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.1   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.32

Equity to Asset 0.48
COV's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
58% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. COV: 0.48 )
COV' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 0.61
Current: 0.48

0.36
0.61
Interest Coverage 10.25
COV's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
61% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 22.61 vs. COV: 10.25 )
COV' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.33   Max: 12.44
Current: 10.25

2.33
12.44
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.19
M-Score: -2.63
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 20.83
COV's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 9.44 vs. COV: 20.83 )
COV' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.31   Max: 26.05
Current: 20.83

4.31
26.05
Net-margin (%) 16.61
COV's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 7.65 vs. COV: 16.61 )
COV' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.26   Max: 19.34
Current: 16.61

-3.26
19.34
ROE (%) 18.39
COV's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 8.68 vs. COV: 18.39 )
COV' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -4.92   Max: 23.53
Current: 18.39

-4.92
23.53
ROA (%) 8.53
COV's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 4.24 vs. COV: 8.53 )
COV' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.81   Max: 9.26
Current: 8.53

-1.81
9.26
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 63.02
COV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 22.38 vs. COV: 63.02 )
COV' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 9.21   Max: 63.02
Current: 63.02

9.21
63.02
Revenue Growth (%) 1.60
COV's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. COV: 1.60 )
COV' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 9.2
Current: 1.6

0
9.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 5.60
COV's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. COV: 5.60 )
COV' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 50.9
Current: 5.6

0
50.9
EPS Growth (%) 3.10
COV's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. COV: 3.10 )
COV' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 21.9
Current: 3.1

0
21.9
» COV's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

COV Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Robert Olstein 65,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 46,170 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 394,268 sh (+101.69%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 4,002,600 sh (+66.94%)
Bill Nygren 2,628,000 sh (+23.5%)
John Keeley 90,740 sh (+11.94%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,232,618 sh (+9.36%)
Mario Gabelli 571,106 sh (+3.19%)
First Pacific Advisors 5,386,600 sh (+0.71%)
Donald Yacktman 1,806,075 sh (+0.28%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 800,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Romick 4,851,700 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 850,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Buckingham Sold Out
Leon Cooperman Sold Out
Private Capital 385,198 sh (-2.4%)
Dodge & Cox 112,017 sh (-2.69%)
Jeremy Grantham 474,273 sh (-7.27%)
Pioneer Investments 3,236,960 sh (-22.28%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 174,170 sh (-53.5%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,500 sh (-99.79%)
» More
Q3 2013

COV Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 85,940 sh (New)
Jim Simons 6,900 sh (New)
Robert Olstein 91,000 sh (+40%)
Jeremy Grantham 564,305 sh (+18.98%)
Mario Gabelli 612,839 sh (+7.31%)
John Keeley 94,050 sh (+3.65%)
Bill Nygren 2,708,000 sh (+3.04%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 174,620 sh (+0.26%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,234,722 sh (+0.17%)
Private Capital 385,574 sh (+0.1%)
Steven Romick 4,851,700 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 850,000 sh (unchged)
First Pacific Advisors 5,386,500 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,500 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 800,000 sh (unchged)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 4,002,600 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman 1,795,975 sh (-0.56%)
Dodge & Cox 111,317 sh (-0.62%)
Pioneer Investments 2,989,306 sh (-7.65%)
Joel Greenblatt 16,584 sh (-64.08%)
Steven Cohen 22,057 sh (-94.41%)
» More
Q4 2013

COV Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Ray Dalio 80,858 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 1,224,091 sh (+116.92%)
Steven Cohen 32,119 sh (+45.62%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 4,994,700 sh (+24.79%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 181,635 sh (+4.02%)
Robert Olstein 94,500 sh (+3.85%)
Mario Gabelli 622,152 sh (+1.52%)
Pioneer Investments 3,017,822 sh (+0.95%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,500 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 800,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 2,708,000 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 111,317 sh (unchged)
Steven Romick 4,851,700 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 850,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Donald Yacktman 1,790,375 sh (-0.31%)
First Pacific Advisors 5,346,800 sh (-0.74%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 80,770 sh (-6.02%)
Private Capital 244,555 sh (-36.57%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 657,000 sh (-46.79%)
John Keeley 44,520 sh (-52.66%)
» More
Q1 2014

COV Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Yacktman Focused Fund 800,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 850,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Romick 4,851,700 sh (unchged)
» More
» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with COV

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2013-12-31 Add 24.79%0.22%$59.82 - $68.42 $ 69.867%4994700
John Keeley 2013-12-31 Reduce -52.66%0.06%$59.82 - $68.42 $ 69.867%44520
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 New Buy0.04%$59.82 - $68.42 $ 69.867%80858
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$59.82 - $68.42 $ 69.867%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -64.08%0.08%$57.12 - $63.8 $ 69.8614%16584
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2013-06-30 Reduce -53.5%2.78%$55.658 - $62.414 $ 69.8618%174170
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2013-06-30 Add 66.94%0.37%$55.658 - $62.414 $ 69.8618%4002600
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-06-30 Reduce -99.79%0.16%$55.658 - $62.414 $ 69.8618%1500
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 New Buy0.12%$55.658 - $62.414 $ 69.8618%46170
Leon Cooperman 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.04%$55.658 - $62.414 $ 69.8618%0
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.04%$55.658 - $62.414 $ 69.8618%0
Leon Cooperman 2013-03-31 New Buy0.93%$57.74 - $67.84 $ 69.8611%887300
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-03-31 Reduce -30.95%0.06%$57.74 - $67.84 $ 69.8611%700891
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 Reduce -22.49%0.01%$57.74 - $67.84 $ 69.8611%60996
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 20.40
COV's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 23.10 vs. COV: 20.40 )
COV' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.07   Max: 24.95
Current: 20.4

10.07
24.95
P/B 3.40
COV's P/B is ranked higher than
54% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.77 vs. COV: 3.40 )
COV' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.64   Max: 3.49
Current: 3.4

1.64
3.49
P/S 3.16
COV's P/S is ranked lower than
53% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. COV: 3.16 )
COV' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.23   Max: 3.2
Current: 3.16

1.23
3.2
PFCF 18.90
COV's PFCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 27.00 vs. COV: 18.90 )
COV' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.51   Max: 362.56
Current: 18.9

9.51
362.56
EV-to-EBIT 16.90
COV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
66% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 18.32 vs. COV: 16.90 )
COV' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.7   Max: 76.1
Current: 16.9

6.7
76.1
PEG 3.40
COV's PEG is ranked lower than
51% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. COV: 3.40 )
COV' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 3.4
Current: 3.4

0.4
3.4
Shiller P/E 21.50
COV's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 25.28 vs. COV: 21.50 )
COV' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 17.99   Max: 23.94
Current: 21.5

17.99
23.94

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.75
COV's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
60% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. COV: 1.75 )
COV' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 2.51
Current: 1.75

0.41
2.51
Dividend Payout 0.25
COV's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
77% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. COV: 0.25 )
COV' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 1.43
Current: 0.25

0.19
1.43
Dividend growth (3y) 12.00
COV's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
85% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 8.00 vs. COV: 12.00 )
COV' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 66.6
Current: 12

0
66.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.96
COV'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. COV: 2.96 )
COV' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 4.36
Current: 2.96

0.71
4.36
Share Buyback Rate 2.20
COV's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: -2.70 vs. COV: 2.20 )
COV' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -0.5
Current: 2.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.50
COV's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
69% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. COV: 1.50 )
COV' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 1.47
Current: 1.5

1.07
1.47
Price/Median PS Value 1.50
COV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
54% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. COV: 1.50 )
COV' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 1.42
Current: 1.5

0.71
1.42
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.20
COV's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
62% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. COV: 3.20 )
COV' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 3.14
Current: 3.2

0.43
3.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.90
COV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
69% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. COV: 5.90 )
COV' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 15
Current: 5.9

1.3
15
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 10.26
COV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
84% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. COV: 10.26 )
COV' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 10.4   Max: 35
Current: 10.26

10.4
35

Business Description

Industry: Medical Instruments & Equipment » Medical Instruments & Supplies
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Traded in other countries:6COP.Germany
Covidien plc formerly known as Covidien Ltd. was incorporated in Bermuda in 2000 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tyco International Ltd. In June 2009, Covidien plc announced that one of its subsidiaries has completed the acquisition of VNUS Medical Technologies, Inc. In September 2009, the Company completed the acquisition of Power Medical Interventions Inc. In November 2009, the Company completed the acquisition of Aspect Medical Systems Inc. The Company is engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of healthcare products for use in clinical and home settings. Its products are found in almost every hospital in the United States. Its mission is to create and deliver innovative healthcare solutions, developed in ethical collaboration with medical professionals. The Company operates its business through four segments: Medical Devices, which includes the development, manufacture and sale of endomechanical instruments, soft tissue repair products, energy devices, oximetry and monitoring products, airway and ventilation products, vascular devices, SharpSafety products, clinical care products and other medical device products; Imaging Solutions, which includes the development, manufacture and marketing of radiopharmaceuticals and contrast products; Pharmaceutical Products, which includes the development, manufacture and distribution of dosage pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients, and Medical Supplies, which includes the development, manufacture and sale of nursing care products, medical surgical products and original equipment manufacturer products (OEM). The Company's customers include hospitals, surgi-centers, alternate site facilities, including long-term care facilities and imaging centers, drug manufacturers and retailers throughout the world. Its energy devices include its vessel sealing products, electrosurgical products, ablation products and related capital equipment. The Company's oximetry and monitoring products include its sensors and monitors products and its temperature management products. Its airway and ventilation products include its airway products, ventilator products, breathing systems, sleep products and inhalation therapy products. The Company offers a line of products used to monitor, diagnose and treat respiratory disease and sleep disorders. Through its Nellcor brand, the Company established pulse oximetry, which measures oxygen in the blood Imaging Solutions segment develops, manufactures and markets products, such as radiopharmaceuticals, which includes radioactive isotopes and associated pharmaceutical products used for the diagnosis and treatment of disease, and contrast products, which includes contrast delivery systems and contrast agents. The Pharmaceutical Products segment develops, manufactures and distributes the products, such as dosage pharmaceuticals, active pharmaceutical ingredients (API). The Medical Supplies segment develops, manufactures and distributes the products, su

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