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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 18190.60
FARO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
100% of the 2631 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. FARO: 18190.60 )
FARO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 3.33   Max: 18190.6
Current: 18190.6

3.33
18190.6
Equity to Asset 0.82
FARO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
92% of the 2605 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. FARO: 0.82 )
FARO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 0.94
Current: 0.82

0.74
0.94
Interest Coverage 3350.44
FARO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
67% of the 1625 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 126.19 vs. FARO: 3350.44 )
FARO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 13.5   Max: 9999.99
Current: 3350.44

13.5
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 10.33
M-Score: -1.97
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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history
Operating margin (%) 10.91
FARO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 2635 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.89 vs. FARO: 10.91 )
FARO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -19.53   Max: 20.85
Current: 10.91

-19.53
20.85
Net-margin (%) 9.40
FARO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 2635 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. FARO: 9.40 )
FARO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -22.34   Max: 15.39
Current: 9.4

-22.34
15.39
ROE (%) 9.55
FARO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 2593 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 5.86 vs. FARO: 9.55 )
FARO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -18.04   Max: 18.89
Current: 9.55

-18.04
18.89
ROA (%) 7.83
FARO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 2643 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. FARO: 7.83 )
FARO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -16.22   Max: 15.97
Current: 7.83

-16.22
15.97
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 36.81
FARO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 2638 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9.70 vs. FARO: 36.81 )
FARO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -37.78   Max: 105.38
Current: 36.81

-37.78
105.38
Revenue Growth (%) 13.00
FARO's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1952 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 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
85% of the 1616 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 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
84% of the 1452 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. FARO: 22.50 )
FARO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 22.5
Current: 22.5

0
22.5
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

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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Q1 2014

FARO Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 20,483 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 1,574,958 sh (+2.6%)
Mario Gabelli 7,800 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 428,687 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
James Barrow 889,856 sh (-0.56%)
Joel Greenblatt 60,644 sh (-1.48%)
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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 (-1.4%)
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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with FARO

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.02%$44.69 - $58.93 $ 55.717%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -58.95%0.03%$39.9 - $54.24 $ 55.7122%24894
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 208%0.08%$32.89 - $42.93 $ 55.7153%81297
PRIMECAP Management 2013-06-30 Add 45.1%0.02%$32.89 - $42.93 $ 55.7153%1208083
James Barrow 2013-06-30 Add 30.67%0.01%$32.89 - $42.93 $ 55.7153%914564
PRIMECAP Management 2013-03-31 Add 44.57%0.02%$31.51 - $45.4 $ 55.7148%832583
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -21.49%0.01%$31.51 - $45.4 $ 55.7148%26395
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 227.27%0.05%$32.9 - $43.32 $ 55.7150%33620
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 New Buy0.03%$32.66 - $43.91 $ 55.7141%10273
PRIMECAP Management 2012-09-30 Add 27.42%0.01%$32.66 - $43.91 $ 55.7141%513000
Mario Gabelli 2012-09-30 New Buy$32.66 - $43.91 $ 55.7141%6000
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 31.60
FARO's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
65% of the 2774 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 32.60 vs. FARO: 31.60 )
FARO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.62   Max: 188.36
Current: 31.6

9.62
188.36
P/B 2.86
FARO's P/B is ranked lower than
52% of the 2774 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. FARO: 2.86 )
FARO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 5.78
Current: 2.86

0.92
5.78
P/S 2.96
FARO's P/S is ranked lower than
57% of the 2774 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. FARO: 2.96 )
FARO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 5.89
Current: 2.96

0.91
5.89
PFCF 2785.50
FARO's PFCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 2774 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FARO: 2785.50 )
FARO' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 16.16   Max: 2836.5
Current: 2785.5

16.16
2836.5
EV-to-EBIT 21.84
FARO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
67% of the 2774 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 23.07 vs. FARO: 21.84 )
FARO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -48.4   Max: 13711.8
Current: 21.84

-48.4
13711.8
Shiller P/E 60.03
FARO's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 2774 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FARO: 60.03 )
FARO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.14   Max: 2783
Current: 60.03

13.14
2783
Current Ratio 5.73
FARO's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 2627 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. FARO: 5.73 )
FARO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.58   Max: 17.95
Current: 5.73

2.58
17.95
Quick Ratio 4.75
FARO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 2627 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. FARO: 4.75 )
FARO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.79   Max: 16
Current: 4.75

1.79
16

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 8.82
FARO's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
92% of the 2774 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FARO: 8.82 )
FARO' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 2.08   Max: 142.86
Current: 8.82

2.08
142.86
Price/Net Current Asset Value 5.09
FARO's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 2774 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FARO: 5.09 )
FARO' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.38   Max: 11.04
Current: 5.09

1.38
11.04
Price/Tangible Book 3.12
FARO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
51% of the 2774 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. FARO: 3.12 )
FARO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 5.61
Current: 3.12

0.72
5.61
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.41
FARO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
79% of the 2774 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FARO: 2.41 )
FARO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.08   Max: 34.94
Current: 2.41

1.08
34.94
Price/Median PS Value 1.16
FARO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 2774 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. FARO: 1.16 )
FARO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 3.08
Current: 1.16

0.16
3.08
Price/Graham Number 2.08
FARO's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
65% of the 2774 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.44 vs. FARO: 2.08 )
FARO' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 6.25
Current: 2.08

0.75
6.25
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.60
FARO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
64% of the 2585 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. FARO: 4.60 )
FARO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 24.8
Current: 4.6

1.7
24.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.16
FARO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1706 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. FARO: 1.16 )
FARO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -8.9   Max: 36.5
Current: 1.16

-8.9
36.5

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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