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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 2.92
CVD's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
60% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 10.63 vs. CVD: 2.92 )
CVD' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 2.92

Equity to Asset 0.61
CVD's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
63% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. CVD: 0.61 )
CVD' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 0.71
Current: 0.61

0.25
0.71
Interest Coverage 32.45
CVD's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
58% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 138.50 vs. CVD: 32.45 )
CVD' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 788.72
Current: 32.45

2.2
788.72
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 6.01
M-Score: -3.02
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 8.37
CVD's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 3.31 vs. CVD: 8.37 )
CVD' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.33   Max: 14.43
Current: 8.37

2.33
14.43
Net-margin (%) 6.91
CVD's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. CVD: 6.91 )
CVD' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.66   Max: 10.78
Current: 6.91

1.66
10.78
ROE (%) 11.45
CVD's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. CVD: 11.45 )
CVD' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.33   Max: 25.33
Current: 11.45

5.33
25.33
ROA (%) 7.01
CVD's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. CVD: 7.01 )
CVD' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.98   Max: 11.32
Current: 7.01

1.98
11.32
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 20.58
CVD's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 5.52 vs. CVD: 20.58 )
CVD' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.96   Max: 33.12
Current: 20.58

4.96
33.12
Revenue Growth (%) 13.00
CVD's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. CVD: 13.00 )
CVD' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -1.7   Max: 17.7
Current: 13

-1.7
17.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 40.40
CVD's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. CVD: 40.40 )
CVD' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -21.9   Max: 40.4
Current: 40.4

-21.9
40.4
EPS Growth (%) 43.80
CVD's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. CVD: 43.80 )
CVD' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -26.9   Max: 64.9
Current: 43.8

-26.9
64.9
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

CVD Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Vanguard Health Care Fund 538,300 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,100 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 72,300 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 8,541 sh (+10.98%)
Chuck Royce 340,000 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 300,000 sh (unchged)
James Barrow 762,705 sh (-1.76%)
RS Investment Management 794,339 sh (-51.96%)
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Q2 2013

CVD Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Vanguard Health Care Fund 2,246,400 sh (+317.31%)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,600 sh (+68.63%)
Ron Baron 300,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 8,531 sh (-0.12%)
James Barrow 747,135 sh (-2.04%)
Chuck Royce 323,000 sh (-5%)
RS Investment Management 233,712 sh (-70.58%)
Caxton Associates 15,000 sh (-79.25%)
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Q3 2013

CVD Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Louis Moore Bacon 10,000 sh (New)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2,246,400 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 323,000 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 300,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
James Barrow 741,076 sh (-0.81%)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,900 sh (-31.4%)
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Q4 2013

CVD Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 9,619 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 6,221 sh (New)
Jim Simons 87,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 161,200 sh (+2632.2%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2,246,400 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 323,000 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 300,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
James Barrow 729,776 sh (-1.52%)
» More
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CVD

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.02%$83.45 - $90.51 $ 96.9712%9619
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2013-06-30 Add 317.31%0.48%$71.21 - $78.88 $ 96.9730%2246400
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2013-03-31 New Buy0.16%$57.77 - $74.32 $ 96.9744%538300
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.13%$46.39 - $49.24 $ 96.97103%0
James Barrow 2012-09-30 New Buy0.07%$46.39 - $49.24 $ 96.97103%785725
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 53.73%0.05%$44.42 - $47.81 $ 96.97110%38072
Ron Baron 2012-03-31 Reduce -50%0.09%$43.31 - $49.24 $ 96.97123%300000
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 23.51%0.03%$43.43 - $52.9 $ 96.97106%26917
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$43.43 - $52.9 $ 96.97106%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 143.35%0.1%$44.79 - $62.26 $ 96.9783%21794
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 New Buy0.03%$44.79 - $62.26 $ 96.9784%45737
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Reduce -63.28%0.25%$55.92 - $62.6 $ 96.9764%8956
George Soros 2011-06-30 Sold Out $55.92 - $62.6 $ 96.9764%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-03-31 Add 249.98%0.29%$50.31 - $58.8 $ 96.9776%24390
Ron Baron 2011-03-31 Reduce -29.41%0.07%$50.31 - $58.8 $ 96.9776%600000
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Sold Out $50.31 - $58.8 $ 96.9776%0
George Soros 2011-03-31 Add 43.1%$50.31 - $58.8 $ 96.9776%8300
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 30.70
CVD's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
59% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 24.90 vs. CVD: 30.70 )
CVD' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.14   Max: 63.04
Current: 30.7

11.14
63.04
P/B 3.48
CVD's P/B is ranked higher than
67% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 3.69 vs. CVD: 3.48 )
CVD' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.68   Max: 5.52
Current: 3.48

1.68
5.52
P/S 2.13
CVD's P/S is ranked higher than
76% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 3.47 vs. CVD: 2.13 )
CVD' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.14   Max: 3.81
Current: 2.13

1.14
3.81
PFCF 22.87
CVD's PFCF is ranked higher than
60% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 20.94 vs. CVD: 22.87 )
CVD' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 13.3   Max: 1392.29
Current: 22.87

13.3
1392.29
EV-to-EBIT 23.07
CVD's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
54% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 19.60 vs. CVD: 23.07 )
CVD' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.7   Max: 97.9
Current: 23.07

7.7
97.9
PEG 2.92
CVD's PEG is ranked higher than
66% of the 53 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. CVD: 2.92 )
CVD' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 77.1
Current: 2.92

0.64
77.1
Shiller P/E 39.93
CVD's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
68% of the 53 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 34.47 vs. CVD: 39.93 )
CVD' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 15.2   Max: 51.02
Current: 39.93

15.2
51.02

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 510.36
CVD's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
80% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 8.65 vs. CVD: 510.36 )
CVD' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 16.86   Max: 463.47
Current: 510.36

16.86
463.47
Price/Tangible Book 3.74
CVD's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
69% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. CVD: 3.74 )
CVD' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.09   Max: 20.79
Current: 3.74

2.09
20.79
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.05
CVD's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
63% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. CVD: 2.05 )
CVD' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.19   Max: 5.69
Current: 2.05

1.19
5.69
Price/Median PS Value 1.12
CVD's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. CVD: 1.12 )
CVD' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 1.81
Current: 1.12

0.35
1.81
Price/Graham Number 2.25
CVD's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
54% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. CVD: 2.25 )
CVD' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.33   Max: 9.38
Current: 2.25

1.33
9.38
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.30
CVD's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
63% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. CVD: 4.30 )
CVD' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1   Max: 13
Current: 4.3

1
13
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 4.06
CVD's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
82% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. CVD: 4.06 )
CVD' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -7.7   Max: 20.9
Current: 4.06

-7.7
20.9

Business Description

Industry: Medical Diagnostics & Research » Diagnostics & Research
Compare:LH, ALR, DGX, LIFE, ENZ » details
Traded in other countries:CVD.Germany
Covance, Inc is a Delaware Corporation. It is a drug development services company providing a range of early-stage and late-stage product development services on a worldwide basis mainly to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. It also provides laboratory testing services to the chemical, agrochemical and food industries. Its two reportable segments are early development services, which include discovery support services, preclinical services and clinical pharmacology services; and late-stage development services, which include central laboratory, Phase II-IV clinical development, and market access services. The Company's preclinical services include toxicology services, pharmaceutical chemistry and related services. The Company's preclinical area has been a source of innovation by introducing new technologies for client access to data such as StudyTracker, electronic animal identification, multimedia study reports and animal and test tube measures of induced cell proliferation or reproduction. The Company's preclinical toxicology services include in vivo toxicology studies, which are studies of the effects of drugs in animals, genetic toxicology studies, which include studies of the effects of drugs on chromosomes, as well as on genetically modified mice and other specialized toxicology services. In its pharmaceutical chemistry services, it determines the metabolic profile and bioavailability of drug candidates. It also provides laboratory testing services to the chemical, agricultural chemical and food industries. The Company offers a complete range of services to agricultural chemical manufacturers to determine the potential risk to humans, animals and the environment from plant protection products such as pesticides. In its nutritional chemistry services, the Company offers a range of services to the food, nutriceutical and animal feed industries, including nutritional analysis and equivalency, nutritional content fact labels, microbiological and chemical contaminant safety analysis, pesticide screening and stability testing. It provides custom polyclonal and monoclonal antibody services for research purposes and purpose-bred animals for biomedical research. The Company provides optimization services including custom immunology and antibody services, metabolism studies and pharmacokinetic screening as well as non-GLP toxicology, in vivo pharmacology, imaging services and biomarker services. The Company's bioanalytical testing services helps determine the appropriate dose and frequency of drug application from late discovery evaluation through Phase III clinical testing on a full-scale, globally integrated basis. The Company provides clinical pharmacology services, including first-in-human trials, of new pharmaceuticals at its seven clinics located throughout the United States and its one clinic in Leeds, United Kingdom and also offer its clients access to specialized patient populations needed for P

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