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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 No Debt
FARO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
100% of the 2207 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. FARO: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
FARO' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.33  Med: 453.43 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 2188 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. FARO: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
FARO' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.74  Med: 0.82 Max: 0.94
Current: 0.82
0.74
0.94
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 5.65
M-Score: -2.31
WACC vs ROIC
12.73%
9.44%
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 (%) 5.85
FARO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 2195 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. FARO: 5.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
FARO' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.44  Med: 9.51 Max: 12.93
Current: 5.85
-7.44
12.93
Net-margin (%) 4.56
FARO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 2196 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. FARO: 4.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
FARO' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.16  Med: 7.02 Max: 9.84
Current: 4.56
-7.16
9.84
ROE (%) 4.38
FARO's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 2176 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 6.06 vs. FARO: 4.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
FARO' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.18  Med: 8.24 Max: 11.84
Current: 4.38
-5.18
11.84
ROA (%) 3.59
FARO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 2221 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.08 vs. FARO: 3.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
FARO' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.28  Med: 6.54 Max: 9.33
Current: 3.59
-4.28
9.33
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 15.37
FARO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 2216 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 10.58 vs. FARO: 15.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
FARO' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.66  Med: 29.22 Max: 43.26
Current: 15.37
-12.66
43.26
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 9.20
FARO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1974 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. FARO: 9.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FARO' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
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 1526 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 EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 8.40 Max: 185.4
Current: 4.2
0
185.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 11.70
FARO's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1346 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. FARO: 11.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FARO' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -4.40 Max: 22.7
Current: 11.7
0
22.7
» FARO's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

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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Q2 2015

FARO Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Chuck Royce 689,400 sh (+59.72%)
Mario Gabelli 4,300 sh (+30.30%)
James Barrow 913,567 sh (+12.94%)
PRIMECAP Management 1,696,000 sh (+0.14%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q3 2015

FARO Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Ken Fisher 49,182 sh (New)
James Barrow 1,432,813 sh (+56.84%)
PRIMECAP Management 1,796,000 sh (+5.90%)
PRIMECAP Management 1,796,000 sh (+5.90%)
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Chuck Royce 583,600 sh (-15.35%)
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Q4 2015

FARO Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Ken Fisher 65,884 sh (+33.96%)
James Barrow 1,626,283 sh (+13.50%)
James Barrow 1,626,283 sh (+13.50%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 28.53
FARO's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
73% of the 2026 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 15.78 vs. FARO: 28.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
FARO' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.62  Med: 33.38 Max: 188.36
Current: 28.53
9.62
188.36
Forward P/E 15.46
FARO's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
56% of the 916 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 14.04 vs. FARO: 15.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 28.39
FARO's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
71% of the 1676 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 15.80 vs. FARO: 28.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
FARO' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.63  Med: 33.30 Max: 191.5
Current: 28.39
9.63
191.5
P/B 1.22
FARO's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 2543 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. FARO: 1.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
FARO' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.92  Med: 2.38 Max: 4.73
Current: 1.22
0.92
4.73
P/S 1.31
FARO's P/S is ranked lower than
68% of the 2543 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. FARO: 1.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
FARO' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.91  Med: 2.41 Max: 4.06
Current: 1.31
0.91
4.06
POCF 47.56
FARO's POCF is ranked lower than
88% of the 1915 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 11.30 vs. FARO: 47.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
FARO' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.01  Med: 36.33 Max: 350.4
Current: 47.56
11.01
350.4
EV-to-EBIT 13.97
FARO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
56% of the 2073 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 12.36 vs. FARO: 13.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FARO' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.7  Med: 21.50 Max: 386.5
Current: 13.97
-41.7
386.5
EV-to-EBITDA 9.17
FARO's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
50% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9.17 vs. FARO: 9.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
FARO' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -65.1  Med: 17.10 Max: 195.8
Current: 9.17
-65.1
195.8
Shiller P/E 27.02
FARO's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
54% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 24.14 vs. FARO: 27.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
FARO' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.13  Med: 56.29 Max: 149.84
Current: 27.02
25.13
149.84
Current Ratio 5.21
FARO's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 2195 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. FARO: 5.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FARO' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.58  Med: 5.24 Max: 17.95
Current: 5.21
2.58
17.95
Quick Ratio 4.28
FARO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 2194 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. FARO: 4.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FARO' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.79  Med: 4.29 Max: 16
Current: 4.28
1.79
16
Days Inventory 145.21
FARO's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
85% of the 2145 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 72.56 vs. FARO: 145.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
FARO' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 125.19  Med: 136.66 Max: 163.52
Current: 145.21
125.19
163.52
Days Sales Outstanding 70.50
FARO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
56% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 76.28 vs. FARO: 70.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FARO' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 82.59  Med: 88.19 Max: 106.12
Current: 70.5
82.59
106.12
Days Payable 29.55
FARO's Days Payable is ranked lower than
82% of the 1904 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 58.75 vs. FARO: 29.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
FARO' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.71  Med: 47.96 Max: 85.26
Current: 29.55
30.71
85.26

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 5.12
FARO's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
63% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 7.79 vs. FARO: 5.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
FARO' s Price/Net Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.94  Med: 7.95 Max: 142.86
Current: 5.12
1.94
142.86
Price/Net Current Asset Value 1.87
FARO's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 1984 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. FARO: 1.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
FARO' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.98  Med: 3.15 Max: 6.69
Current: 1.87
0.98
6.69
Price/Tangible Book 1.42
FARO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
53% of the 2536 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. FARO: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
FARO' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 2.66 Max: 5.86
Current: 1.42
0.73
5.86
Price/Projected FCF 1.11
FARO's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
50% of the 1276 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. FARO: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
FARO' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.08  Med: 2.63 Max: 88.5
Current: 1.11
1.08
88.5
Price/Median PS Value 0.54
FARO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 2543 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. FARO: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
FARO' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.97 Max: 3.25
Current: 0.54
0.16
3.25
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.95
FARO's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
59% of the 578 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. FARO: 2.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
FARO' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.88  Med: 1.58 Max: 9.33
Current: 2.95
0.88
9.33
Price/Graham Number 1.34
FARO's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
52% of the 1891 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. FARO: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
FARO' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 2.20 Max: 6.25
Current: 1.34
0.73
6.25
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.22
FARO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 2187 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. FARO: 7.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
FARO' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 4.50 Max: 27.1
Current: 7.22
0.3
27.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 11.50
FARO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1126 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 5.83 vs. FARO: 11.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
FARO' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.4  Med: 1.40 Max: 37.5
Current: 11.5
-9.4
37.5

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $330
EPS $ 0.87
Beta1.43
Short Percentage of Float7.81%
52-Week Range $20.72 - 64.00
Shares Outstanding(Mil)17.40

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 317 336 365 366
EPS($) 0.85 1.22 1.63 1.70
EPS without NRI($) 0.85 1.22 1.63 1.70

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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 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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