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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
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
FARO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
100% of the 2169 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. FARO: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
FARO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 3.33  Med: 440.46 Max: 18190.6
Current: No Debt
3.33
18190.6
Equity to Asset 0.82
FARO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
89% of the 2078 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. FARO: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
FARO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.74  Med: 0.82 Max: 0.94
Current: 0.82
0.74
0.94
Interest Coverage 4667.50
FARO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
55% of the 1261 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 271.97 vs. FARO: 4667.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
FARO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 14  Med: 702.12 Max: 9999.99
Current: 4667.5
14
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 9.01
M-Score: -2.09
WACC vs ROIC
15.78%
19.64%
WACC
ROIC
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 (%) 9.53
FARO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 2162 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. FARO: 9.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
FARO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -19.53  Med: 9.05 Max: 20.85
Current: 9.53
-19.53
20.85
Net-margin (%) 8.67
FARO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 2162 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. FARO: 8.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
FARO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -22.34  Med: 6.67 Max: 15.39
Current: 8.67
-22.34
15.39
ROE (%) 8.75
FARO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 2138 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 5.91 vs. FARO: 8.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
FARO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -18.04  Med: 7.50 Max: 18.89
Current: 8.75
-18.04
18.89
ROA (%) 7.16
FARO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 2183 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. FARO: 7.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
FARO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -16.22  Med: 5.97 Max: 15.97
Current: 7.16
-16.22
15.97
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 28.89
FARO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 2178 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9.59 vs. FARO: 28.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
FARO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -37.83  Med: 26.27 Max: 116.13
Current: 28.89
-37.83
116.13
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 9.20
FARO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1463 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. FARO: 9.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FARO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -4.4  Med: 12.90 Max: 30.7
Current: 9.2
-4.4
30.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 4.20
FARO's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. FARO: 4.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FARO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 8.40 Max: 185.4
Current: 4.2
0
185.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 11.60
FARO's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1057 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. FARO: 11.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FARO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -4.40 Max: 22.5
Current: 11.6
0
22.5
» FARO's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

FARO Guru Trades in Q2 2014

PRIMECAP Management 1,708,500 sh (+8.48%)
Mario Gabelli 7,800 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce 422,687 sh (-1.40%)
James Barrow 860,106 sh (-3.34%)
Joel Greenblatt 24,894 sh (-58.95%)
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Q3 2014

FARO Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Mario Gabelli 8,300 sh (+6.41%)
Chuck Royce 422,687 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 1,697,500 sh (-0.64%)
James Barrow 835,466 sh (-2.86%)
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Q4 2014

FARO Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Mario Gabelli 8,300 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 1,697,500 sh (unchged)
James Barrow 809,902 sh (-3.06%)
Chuck Royce 397,127 sh (-6.05%)
James Barrow 8,194 sh (-98.99%)
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Q1 2015

FARO Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 4,400 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 431,627 sh (+8.69%)
James Barrow 808,902 sh (-0.12%)
PRIMECAP Management 1,693,600 sh (-0.23%)
Mario Gabelli 3,300 sh (-60.24%)
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 27.50
FARO's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1529 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 18.10 vs. FARO: 27.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
FARO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.62  Med: 32.66 Max: 188.36
Current: 27.5
9.62
188.36
Forward P/E 27.70
FARO's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
76% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 15.43 vs. FARO: 27.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 27.40
FARO's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
66% of the 1533 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 18.00 vs. FARO: 27.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
FARO' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 9.63  Med: 32.61 Max: 191.5
Current: 27.4
9.63
191.5
P/B 2.35
FARO's P/B is ranked lower than
66% of the 2112 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. FARO: 2.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
FARO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.92  Med: 2.51 Max: 4.87
Current: 2.35
0.92
4.87
P/S 2.38
FARO's P/S is ranked lower than
75% of the 2148 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. FARO: 2.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
FARO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.91  Med: 2.49 Max: 4.55
Current: 2.38
0.91
4.55
POCF 109.79
FARO's POCF is ranked lower than
93% of the 1467 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 13.69 vs. FARO: 109.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
FARO' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 11.01  Med: 36.89 Max: 350.4
Current: 109.79
11.01
350.4
EV-to-EBIT 19.66
FARO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
62% of the 1559 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 14.03 vs. FARO: 19.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FARO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -48.4  Med: 21.50 Max: 13711.8
Current: 19.66
-48.4
13711.8
Shiller P/E 42.45
FARO's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
73% of the 824 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 22.62 vs. FARO: 42.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
FARO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.14  Med: 52.37 Max: 346.44
Current: 42.45
13.14
346.44
Current Ratio 5.65
FARO's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 2100 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. FARO: 5.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FARO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.58  Med: 5.24 Max: 17.95
Current: 5.65
2.58
17.95
Quick Ratio 4.45
FARO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 2100 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. FARO: 4.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FARO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.79  Med: 4.29 Max: 16
Current: 4.45
1.79
16
Days Inventory 139.24
FARO's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
85% of the 2120 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 71.74 vs. FARO: 139.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
FARO' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 125.19  Med: 146.74 Max: 175.92
Current: 139.24
125.19
175.92
Days Sales Outstanding 67.24
FARO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
55% of the 1855 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 71.67 vs. FARO: 67.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FARO' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 74.49  Med: 93.41 Max: 119.45
Current: 67.24
74.49
119.45

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Net Cash 9.13
FARO's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
53% of the 449 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 8.38 vs. FARO: 9.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
FARO' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 1.94  Med: 7.96 Max: 142.86
Current: 9.13
1.94
142.86
Price/Net Current Asset Value 3.33
FARO's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
53% of the 1511 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.59 vs. FARO: 3.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
FARO' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.97  Med: 3.10 Max: 6.68
Current: 3.33
0.97
6.68
Price/Tangible Book 2.68
FARO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
67% of the 2055 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. FARO: 2.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
FARO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.72  Med: 2.79 Max: 5.61
Current: 2.68
0.72
5.61
Price/Projected FCF 2.08
FARO's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. FARO: 2.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
FARO' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.77  Med: 2.73 Max: 88.5
Current: 2.08
0.77
88.5
Price/Median PS Value 0.96
FARO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 2031 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. FARO: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
FARO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.94 Max: 3.15
Current: 0.96
0.16
3.15
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.50
FARO's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
61% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. FARO: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
FARO' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.88  Med: 1.54 Max: 9.33
Current: 1.5
0.88
9.33
Price/Graham Number 1.80
FARO's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
69% of the 1414 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. FARO: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
FARO' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.73  Med: 2.21 Max: 6.25
Current: 1.8
0.73
6.25
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.10
FARO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 2138 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. FARO: 5.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
FARO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.7  Med: 4.60 Max: 24.8
Current: 5.1
1.7
24.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 19.48
FARO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 821 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. FARO: 19.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
FARO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -9.4  Med: 1.30 Max: 37.5
Current: 19.48
-9.4
37.5

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Scientific & Technical Instruments
Compare:A, ROP, GRMN, HXGBY, TRMB » details
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 Companys FaroArm, FARO Laser ScanArm and FARO Gage articulated measuring devices, the FARO Laser Tracker Vantage, the FARO Focus3D, and the FARO 3D Imager AMP, 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 Companys 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 ArmEach 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 ComputerThe Company pre-installs its CAM2 software on either a notebook or desktop style computer, depending on the customers 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 TrackerThe 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 ComputerThe FARO Laser Tracker ION includes a notebook or desktop style computer, depending on the customers 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 detailed and precise th
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FARO Reports Sales Growth of 9.2% for 2008; Orders Grow 6.8% Feb 12 2009 

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