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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 : 9/10

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Cash to Debt 11851.50
FARO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
100% of the 2488 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. FARO: 11851.50 )
FARO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 11851.5
Current: 11851.5

0.2
11851.5
Equity to Asset 0.81
FARO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
88% of the 2478 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. FARO: 0.81 )
FARO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 0.94
Current: 0.81

0.49
0.94
Interest Coverage 3350.44
FARO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
68% of the 1547 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 76.29 vs. FARO: 3350.44 )
FARO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 14   Max: 9999.99
Current: 3350.44

14
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 8.86
M-Score: -2.58
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 (%) 10.33
FARO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 2464 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. FARO: 10.33 )
FARO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -19.53   Max: 20.85
Current: 10.33

-19.53
20.85
Net-margin (%) 7.37
FARO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 2465 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. FARO: 7.37 )
FARO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -22.34   Max: 15.39
Current: 7.37

-22.34
15.39
ROE (%) 6.81
FARO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 2428 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 5.17 vs. FARO: 6.81 )
FARO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -20.21   Max: 36.84
Current: 6.81

-20.21
36.84
ROA (%) 5.49
FARO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 2466 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. FARO: 5.49 )
FARO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -17.56   Max: 17.95
Current: 5.49

-17.56
17.95
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 33.50
FARO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 2460 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 10.23 vs. FARO: 33.50 )
FARO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -48.21   Max: 57.14
Current: 33.5

-48.21
57.14
Revenue Growth (%) 13.00
FARO's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1668 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. FARO: 13.00 )
FARO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -4.4   Max: 30.7
Current: 13

-4.4
30.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 18.20
FARO's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1276 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. FARO: 18.20 )
FARO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 185.4
Current: 18.2

0
185.4
EPS Growth (%) 22.50
FARO's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1124 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. FARO: 22.50 )
FARO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 22.5
Current: 22.5

0
22.5
» FARO's 10-Y Financials

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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

FARO Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Steven Cohen 22,239 sh (New)
Jim Simons 79,163 sh (+317.86%)
PRIMECAP Management 832,583 sh (+44.57%)
Mario Gabelli 7,800 sh (+11.43%)
James Barrow 699,901 sh (-1.6%)
Chuck Royce 1,371,643 sh (-8.04%)
Joel Greenblatt 26,395 sh (-21.49%)
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Q2 2013

FARO Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Joel Greenblatt 81,297 sh (+208%)
PRIMECAP Management 1,208,083 sh (+45.1%)
Jim Simons 109,842 sh (+38.75%)
James Barrow 914,564 sh (+30.67%)
Mario Gabelli 7,800 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 784,093 sh (-42.84%)
Steven Cohen 7,278 sh (-67.27%)
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Q3 2013

FARO Guru Trades in Q3 2013

PRIMECAP Management 1,421,390 sh (+17.66%)
Mario Gabelli 7,800 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
James Barrow 908,706 sh (-0.64%)
Joel Greenblatt 71,741 sh (-11.75%)
Jim Simons 67,942 sh (-38.15%)
Chuck Royce 445,187 sh (-43.22%)
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Q4 2013

FARO Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 7,792 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 1,535,040 sh (+8%)
Mario Gabelli 7,800 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
James Barrow 894,876 sh (-1.52%)
Chuck Royce 428,687 sh (-3.71%)
Joel Greenblatt 61,558 sh (-14.19%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with FARO

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 208%0.08%$32.89 - $42.93 $ 48.2432%81297
PRIMECAP Management 2013-06-30 Add 45.1%0.02%$32.89 - $42.93 $ 48.2432%1208083
James Barrow 2013-06-30 Add 30.67%0.01%$32.89 - $42.93 $ 48.2432%914564
PRIMECAP Management 2013-03-31 Add 44.57%0.02%$31.51 - $45.4 $ 48.2428%832583
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -21.49%0.01%$31.51 - $45.4 $ 48.2428%26395
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 227.27%0.05%$32.9 - $43.32 $ 48.2430%33620
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 New Buy0.03%$32.66 - $43.91 $ 48.2422%10273
PRIMECAP Management 2012-09-30 Add 27.42%0.01%$32.66 - $43.91 $ 48.2422%513000
Mario Gabelli 2012-09-30 New Buy$32.66 - $43.91 $ 48.2422%6000
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Sold Out $29.54 - $40.71 $ 48.2446%0
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 38.80
FARO's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
63% of the 1771 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 19.30 vs. FARO: 38.80 )
FARO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.62   Max: 188.36
Current: 38.8

9.62
188.36
P/B 2.60
FARO's P/B is ranked lower than
64% of the 2370 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. FARO: 2.60 )
FARO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 8.31
Current: 2.6

0.92
8.31
P/S 2.90
FARO's P/S is ranked lower than
77% of the 2534 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. FARO: 2.90 )
FARO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 5.89
Current: 2.9

0.91
5.89
PFCF 29.90
FARO's PFCF is ranked lower than
61% of the 1305 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 16.38 vs. FARO: 29.90 )
FARO' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 16.16   Max: 325.28
Current: 29.9

16.16
325.28
EV-to-EBIT 20.80
FARO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
53% of the 1925 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 15.73 vs. FARO: 20.80 )
FARO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4   Max: 13714.2
Current: 20.8

4
13714.2
Shiller P/E 58.40
FARO's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
66% of the 794 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 25.60 vs. FARO: 58.40 )
FARO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.14   Max: 2783
Current: 58.4

13.14
2783

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 7.30
FARO's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
59% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9.80 vs. FARO: 7.30 )
FARO' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 4.26   Max: 142.86
Current: 7.3

4.26
142.86
Price/Net Current Asset Value 4.40
FARO's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. FARO: 4.40 )
FARO' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.71   Max: 9.06
Current: 4.4

1.71
9.06
Price/Tangible Book 2.90
FARO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
66% of the 2297 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. FARO: 2.90 )
FARO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 5.61
Current: 2.9

0.83
5.61
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.20
FARO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
58% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. FARO: 2.20 )
FARO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.23   Max: 11.41
Current: 2.2

1.23
11.41
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
FARO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
55% of the 2361 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. FARO: 1.10 )
FARO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 1.83
Current: 1.1

0.2
1.83
Price/Graham Number 2.20
FARO's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
67% of the 1701 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. FARO: 2.20 )
FARO' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 6.12
Current: 2.2

1.17
6.12
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.80
FARO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
53% of the 2081 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. FARO: 4.80 )
FARO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 24.8
Current: 4.8

1.7
24.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 0.75
FARO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1318 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. FARO: 0.75 )
FARO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -3.5   Max: 36.6
Current: 0.75

-3.5
36.6

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Scientific & Technical Instruments
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Traded in other countries:FT1.Germany
Faro Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1982. The Company designs, develops, manufactures, markets portable, software driven, 3-D measurement and imaging systems used in a range of manufacturing, industrial, building construction and forensic applications. The Company's FaroArm(r), FARO Laser ScanArm(r) and FARO Gage articulated measuring devices, the FARO Laser Scanner Photon, the FARO Laser Tracker ION(tm), and their companion CAM2 software, provide for Computer-Aided Design, or CAD, based inspection and/or factory-level statistical process control and high-density surveying. Together, these products integrate the measurement, quality inspection, and reverse engineering functions with CAD software to improve productivity, enhance product quality and decrease rework and scrap in the manufacturing process. The Company uses the acronym "CAM2" for this process, which stands for computer-aided measurement. The Company's products are been purchased by customers worldwide, ranging from small machine shops to major manufacturing and industrial companies as Audi, Boeing, Bombadier, FORD, General Electric, General Motors, Honda, Johnson Controls, Komatsu America International, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Northrup Grumman, Siemens and Volkswagen, among many others. FARO Product "The FaroArm" is a combination of a portable, six or seven-axis, instrumented articulated measurement arm, a computer, and CAM2 software programs, which are described below under "CAM2 Software" which includes Articulated Arm—Each articulated arm is comprised of three joints, each of which may consist of one, two or three axes of motion. The articulated arm is available in a variety of sizes, configurations and precision levels suitable for a broad range of applications; and Computer—The Company pre-installs its CAM2 software on either a notebook or desktop style computer, depending on the customer's need, and the measuring device, computer and installed software are sold as a system. The FARO "Laser ScanArm" is a FaroArm equipped with a combination of a hard probe and a non-contact line laser probe. The FARO "Gage" is sold as a combination of an articulated arm device with a computer and software, the FARO Gage is a smaller, higher accuracy version of the FaroArm. The FARO Laser Tracker ION combines a portable, laser measurement tool, a computer, and CAM2 software programs which include Laser Tracker—The FARO Laser Tracker ION utilizes an ultra-precise laser beam to measure objects of up to 230 feet. It enables manufacturing, engineering, and quality control professionals to measure and inspect large parts, machine tools and other large objects on-site and in-process and Computer—The FARO Laser Tracker ION includes a notebook or desktop style computer, depending on the customer's requirements, that includes the pre-installed CAM2 Software. The FARO "Laser Scanner Photon" utilizes laser technology to measure and collect a cloud of data points, allowing for the de

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