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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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt No Debt
COV's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
56% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. COV: No Debt )
COV' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.1   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Interest Coverage 9.76
COV's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
59% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 29.80 vs. COV: 9.76 )
COV' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.33   Max: 12.44
Current: 9.76

2.33
12.44
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 19.70
COV's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 9.64 vs. COV: 19.70 )
COV' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.31   Max: 26.05
Current: 19.7

4.31
26.05
Net-margin (%) 16.58
COV's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. COV: 16.58 )
COV' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.26   Max: 19.34
Current: 16.58

-3.26
19.34
ROE (%) 22.09
COV's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 8.15 vs. COV: 22.09 )
COV' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -4.32   Max: 20.42
Current: 22.09

-4.32
20.42
ROA (%) 10.55
COV's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 3.87 vs. COV: 10.55 )
COV' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.05   Max: 9.3
Current: 10.55

-2.05
9.3
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 67.43
COV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 20.59 vs. COV: 67.43 )
COV' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 9.46   Max: 94.45
Current: 67.43

9.46
94.45
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 0.10
COV's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. COV: 0.10 )
COV' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 9.2
Current: 0.1

0
9.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -9.80
COV's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. COV: -9.80 )
COV' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 50.9
Current: -9.8

0
50.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -1.20
COV's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. COV: -1.20 )
COV' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 21.9
Current: -1.2

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

Q1 2014

COV Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 3,746 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 289,467 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 6,022 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 2,103,588 sh (+71.85%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 788,400 sh (+20%)
Pioneer Investments 3,131,476 sh (+3.77%)
Bill Nygren 2,708,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 850,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Romick 4,851,700 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,500 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 800,000 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 94,500 sh (unchged)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 4,994,700 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 181,455 sh (-0.1%)
Private Capital 243,820 sh (-0.3%)
Donald Yacktman 1,784,825 sh (-0.31%)
John Keeley 43,770 sh (-1.68%)
First Pacific Advisors 5,184,500 sh (-3.04%)
Dodge & Cox 101,517 sh (-8.8%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 71,870 sh (-11.02%)
Mario Gabelli 543,560 sh (-12.63%)
Ray Dalio 47,058 sh (-41.8%)
Steven Cohen 6,418 sh (-80.02%)
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Q2 2014

COV Guru Trades in Q2 2014

George Soros 227,000 sh (New)
Eric Mindich 446,000 sh (New)
John Paulson 7,000,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 126,022 sh (+1992.69%)
Jeremy Grantham 2,776,488 sh (+31.99%)
Mario Gabelli 637,530 sh (+17.29%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 182,180 sh (+0.4%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 788,700 sh (+0.04%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 4,994,700 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,500 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Yacktman Focused Fund Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Donald Yacktman Sold Out
Robert Olstein Sold Out
Private Capital 238,715 sh (-2.09%)
Steven Romick 4,559,929 sh (-6.01%)
John Keeley 40,840 sh (-6.69%)
First Pacific Advisors 4,822,800 sh (-6.98%)
Dodge & Cox 92,017 sh (-9.36%)
Pioneer Investments 1,818,973 sh (-41.91%)
Bill Nygren 160,000 sh (-94.09%)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,416 sh (-97.44%)
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Q3 2014

COV Guru Trades in Q3 2014

David Abrams 2,620,000 sh (New)
Paul Singer 502,653 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 45,000 sh (New)
Eric Mindich 3,881,000 sh (+770.18%)
Jeremy Grantham 12,981,012 sh (+367.53%)
John Paulson 12,595,000 sh (+79.93%)
Steven Romick 4,559,929 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 182,180 sh (unchged)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 4,994,700 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,500 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 160,000 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 40,840 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
First Pacific Advisors 4,774,600 sh (-1%)
Pioneer Investments 1,770,893 sh (-2.64%)
Dodge & Cox 89,017 sh (-3.26%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 727,700 sh (-7.73%)
Mario Gabelli 462,251 sh (-27.49%)
Private Capital 157,828 sh (-33.88%)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,900 sh (-47.41%)
» More
Q4 2014

COV Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Steven Romick 4,651,129 sh (+2%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with COV

(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
David Abrams 2014-09-30 New Buy13.4%$82.54 - $91.76 $ 108.0722%2620000
John Paulson 2014-09-30 Add 79.93%2%$82.54 - $91.76 $ 108.0722%12595000
Private Capital 2014-09-30 Reduce -33.88%0.85%$82.54 - $91.76 $ 108.0722%157828
George Soros 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.15%$82.54 - $91.76 $ 108.0722%0
Mario Gabelli 2014-09-30 Reduce -27.49%0.08%$82.54 - $91.76 $ 108.0722%462251
John Paulson 2014-06-30 New Buy2.7%$69.03 - $91.24 $ 108.0745%7000000
Bill Nygren 2014-06-30 Reduce -94.09%1.51%$69.03 - $91.24 $ 108.0745%160000
Robert Olstein 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.95%$69.03 - $91.24 $ 108.0745%0
Yacktman Focused Fund 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.62%$69.03 - $91.24 $ 108.0745%0
Yacktman Fund 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.56%$69.03 - $91.24 $ 108.0745%0
Donald Yacktman 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.55%$69.03 - $91.24 $ 108.0745%0
George Soros 2014-06-30 New Buy0.15%$69.03 - $91.24 $ 108.0745%227000
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.03%$69.03 - $91.24 $ 108.0745%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Sold Out $69.03 - $91.24 $ 108.0745%0
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Reduce -41.8%0.02%$66.35 - $72.5 $ 108.0755%47058
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy$66.35 - $72.5 $ 108.0755%3746
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 27.80
COV's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
78% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 44.00 vs. COV: 27.80 )
COV' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.07   Max: 27.78
Current: 27.8

10.07
27.78
Forward P/E 22.22
COV's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
69% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 28.99 vs. COV: 22.22 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 27.80
COV's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
83% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 41.30 vs. COV: 27.80 )
COV' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 9.85   Max: 27.81
Current: 27.8

9.85
27.81
P/S 4.61
COV's P/S is ranked lower than
61% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. COV: 4.61 )
COV' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.23   Max: 4.61
Current: 4.61

1.23
4.61
PFCF 32.95
COV's PFCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 56.52 vs. COV: 32.95 )
COV' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.51   Max: 362.56
Current: 32.95

9.51
362.56
POCF 27.50
COV's POCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 23.32 vs. COV: 27.50 )
COV' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.39   Max: 39.39
Current: 27.5

7.39
39.39
EV-to-EBIT 23.20
COV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
78% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 30.47 vs. COV: 23.20 )
COV' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.7   Max: 76.1
Current: 23.2

6.7
76.1
Shiller P/E 30.85
COV's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 194.00 vs. COV: 30.85 )
COV' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 17.76   Max: 30.88
Current: 30.85

17.76
30.88
Days Inventory 98.53
COV's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
72% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 118.39 vs. COV: 98.53 )
COV' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 44.38   Max: 152.01
Current: 98.53

44.38
152.01
Days Sales Outstanding 52.23
COV's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
85% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 68.35 vs. COV: 52.23 )
COV' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 52.46   Max: 63.06
Current: 52.23

52.46
63.06

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.26
COV's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
50% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. COV: 1.26 )
COV' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 2.51
Current: 1.26

0.39
2.51
Dividend Payout 0.45
COV's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
79% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. COV: 0.45 )
COV' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 1.43
Current: 0.45

0.19
1.43
Dividend growth (3y) 39.80
COV's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
97% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 11.40 vs. COV: 39.80 )
COV' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 66.6
Current: 39.8

0
66.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.80
COV's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
76% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. COV: 3.80 )
COV' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.14   Max: 7.33
Current: 3.8

1.14
7.33
Share Buyback Rate 2.80
COV's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: -2.30 vs. COV: 2.80 )
COV' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -0.5
Current: 2.8

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.18
COV's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
70% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. COV: 3.18 )
COV' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 3.04
Current: 3.18

1.07
3.04
Price/Median PS Value 2.22
COV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
67% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. COV: 2.22 )
COV' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 2.12
Current: 2.22

0.7
2.12
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.30
COV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
70% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. COV: 4.30 )
COV' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 15
Current: 4.3

1.3
15
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.21
COV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
72% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 10.52 vs. COV: 3.21 )
COV' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 34.1
Current: 3.21

3.2
34.1

Analyst Estimate

Sep15 Sep16 Sep17
Revenue(Mil) 10,979 11,379 11,923
EPS($) 4.31 4.69 4.64
EPS without NRI($) 4.31 4.69 4.64

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. It operates through two segments: Medical Devices and Medical Supplies. The Medical Devices segment includes the development, manufacture and sale of endomechanical instruments, energy devices, soft tissue repair products, vascular products, oximetry and monitoring products, airway and ventilation products, and other medical products. The Medical Supplies segment includes the development, manufacture and sale of nursing care products, medical surgical products, SharpSafety products and original equipment manufacturer products. Competitors of Medical Devices segment include diversified healthcare companies, such as Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific, Baxter and C.R. Bard. Its Nursing Care products include: Curity and Kerlix and Medical Surgical products include: Medi-Trace. The Company holds more than 13,000 patents and have over 10,500 patent applications pending in the United States and in certain other countries that relate to aspects of the technology used in many of its products. The Company is subject to numerous federal, state and local environmental protection and health and safety laws and regulations both within and outside the United States.

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