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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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history
Cash to Debt 44.78
CPHD's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
70% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 10.63 vs. CPHD: 44.78 )
CPHD' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 11006.5
Current: 44.78

1.6
11006.5
Equity to Asset 0.72
CPHD's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
72% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. CPHD: 0.72 )
CPHD' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 0.92
Current: 0.72

0.48
0.92
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 18.72
M-Score: -2.65
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
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history
Operating margin (%) -6.44
CPHD's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 3.31 vs. CPHD: -6.44 )
CPHD' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -233.91   Max: 1.37
Current: -6.44

-233.91
1.37
Net-margin (%) -6.05
CPHD's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. CPHD: -6.05 )
CPHD' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -220.28   Max: 0.95
Current: -6.05

-220.28
0.95
ROE (%) -8.10
CPHD's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. CPHD: -8.10 )
CPHD' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -508.61   Max: 1.24
Current: -8.1

-508.61
1.24
ROA (%) -6.05
CPHD's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. CPHD: -6.05 )
CPHD' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -162.08   Max: 0.92
Current: -6.05

-162.08
0.92
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -20.06
CPHD's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 5.52 vs. CPHD: -20.06 )
CPHD' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -387.92   Max: 5.53
Current: -20.06

-387.92
5.53
Revenue Growth (%) 19.70
CPHD's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. CPHD: 19.70 )
CPHD' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.4   Max: 56.7
Current: 19.7

-15.4
56.7
EBITDA Growth (%) -30.70
CPHD's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. CPHD: -30.70 )
CPHD' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -38.8   Max: 8.7
Current: -30.7

-38.8
8.7
EPS Growth (%) -8.40
CPHD's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. CPHD: -8.40 )
CPHD' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -37.2   Max: 5.9
Current: -8.4

-37.2
5.9
» CPHD's 10-Y Financials

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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

CPHD Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Columbia Wanger 7,666,000 sh (+13.78%)
Ron Baron 123,729 sh (+0.12%)
Mario Gabelli 244,500 sh (unchged)
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 2,170,600 sh (-0.69%)
Steven Cohen 47,956 sh (-54.45%)
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Q2 2013

CPHD Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Columbia Wanger 8,389,000 sh (+9.43%)
Ron Baron 133,381 sh (+7.8%)
Mario Gabelli 244,500 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 2,163,000 sh (-0.35%)
» More
Q3 2013

CPHD Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Caxton Associates 120,000 sh (New)
Ron Baron 882,500 sh (+561.64%)
Mario Gabelli 244,500 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 8,389,000 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 2,147,200 sh (-0.73%)
» More
Q4 2013

CPHD Guru Trades in Q4 2013

PRIMECAP Management 2,179,200 sh (+1.49%)
Ron Baron 882,500 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 8,360,000 sh (-0.35%)
Mario Gabelli 238,500 sh (-2.45%)
» More
» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CPHD

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ron Baron 2013-09-30 Add 561.64%0.14%$33.66 - $39.31 $ 47.9332%882500
Ron Baron 2012-12-31 New Buy0.03%$28.72 - $35.71 $ 47.9349%123586
George Soros 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0029%$30.18 - $40.77 $ 47.9337%0
George Soros 2011-06-30 Reduce -55.97%$28.54 - $34.07 $ 47.9354%5900
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -52.3%0.05%$22.75 - $27.82 $ 47.9391%264000
George Soros 2011-03-31 New Buy$22.75 - $27.82 $ 47.9391%13400
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 11.38
CPHD's P/B is ranked lower than
79% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 3.68 vs. CPHD: 11.38 )
CPHD' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.25   Max: 21.88
Current: 11.38

2.25
21.88
P/S 8.14
CPHD's P/S is ranked lower than
69% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 vs. CPHD: 8.14 )
CPHD' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.76   Max: 21.88
Current: 8.14

1.76
21.88
EV-to-EBIT -203.24
CPHD's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
88% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 21.08 vs. CPHD: -203.24 )
CPHD' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 285.6   Max: 744.4
Current: -203.24

285.6
744.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 57.75
CPHD's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
87% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. CPHD: 57.75 )
CPHD' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.57   Max: 148
Current: 57.75

2.57
148
Price/Tangible Book 14.10
CPHD's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
84% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. CPHD: 14.10 )
CPHD' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 20.68
Current: 14.1

2.1
20.68
Price/DCF (Projected) 30.53
CPHD's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
78% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. CPHD: 30.53 )
CPHD' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 17.83   Max: 94.71
Current: 30.53

17.83
94.71
Price/Median PS Value 1.15
CPHD's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CPHD: 1.15 )
CPHD' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 3.99
Current: 1.15

0.34
3.99
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.20
CPHD's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
74% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. CPHD: 0.20 )
CPHD' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 0.4
Current: 0.2

0.1
0.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -0.13
CPHD's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
72% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. CPHD: -0.13 )
CPHD' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.1   Max: -0.8
Current: -0.13

-1.1
-0.8

Business Description

Industry: Medical Diagnostics & Research » Diagnostics & Research
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Traded in other countries:XEP.Germany
Cepheid was incorporated in the State of California on March 4, 1996. The Company is a molecular diagnostics company that develops, manufactures and markets integrated systems for testing in the clinical market, as well as for application in its non-clinical markets. The Company's systems enable molecular testing for organisms and genetic-based diseases by automating otherwise complex manual laboratory procedures. The Company's product portfolio consists of tests, reagents and systems for the clinical and non-clinical markets. The Company's two systems are the GeneXpert and SmartCycler. The GeneXpert system, offers services in the clinical market, integrates sample preparation in addition to DNA amplification and detection. The GeneXpert system is designed for user types ranging from reference laboratories and hospital central laboratories to satellite testing locations, such as emergency departments and intensive care units within hospitals and doctors' offices. The SmartCycler system integrates DNA amplification and detection to allow rapid analysis of a sample.

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