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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
FEIC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
90% of the 2488 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. FEIC: No Debt )
FEIC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.76
FEIC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
83% of the 2478 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. FEIC: 0.76 )
FEIC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 0.77
Current: 0.76

0.37
0.77
Interest Coverage 82.64
FEIC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
60% of the 1547 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 76.29 vs. FEIC: 82.64 )
FEIC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.18   Max: 9999.99
Current: 82.64

1.18
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 8.59
M-Score: -2.85
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 (%) 16.84
FEIC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 2464 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. FEIC: 16.84 )
FEIC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -17.95   Max: 16.84
Current: 16.84

-17.95
16.84
Net-margin (%) 13.66
FEIC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 2465 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. FEIC: 13.66 )
FEIC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -21.68   Max: 13.66
Current: 13.66

-21.68
13.66
ROE (%) 11.76
FEIC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 2428 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 5.17 vs. FEIC: 11.76 )
FEIC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -34.89   Max: 17.15
Current: 11.76

-34.89
17.15
ROA (%) 8.88
FEIC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 2466 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. FEIC: 8.88 )
FEIC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -20   Max: 13.23
Current: 8.88

-20
13.23
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 48.42
FEIC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 2460 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 10.23 vs. FEIC: 48.42 )
FEIC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -45.98   Max: 67.23
Current: 48.42

-45.98
67.23
Revenue Growth (%) 12.90
FEIC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1668 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. FEIC: 12.90 )
FEIC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -4.3   Max: 31.3
Current: 12.9

-4.3
31.3
EBITDA Growth (%) 34.00
FEIC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1276 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. FEIC: 34.00 )
FEIC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.8   Max: 43.3
Current: 34

-15.8
43.3
EPS Growth (%) 32.70
FEIC's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1124 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. FEIC: 32.70 )
FEIC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -36.4   Max: 279.7
Current: 32.7

-36.4
279.7
» FEIC's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

FEIC Guru Trades in Q1 2013

RS Investment Management 450,640 sh (+18.57%)
NWQ Managers 106,443 sh (+4.58%)
PRIMECAP Management 868,553 sh (+2.4%)
Ken Fisher 1,089,903 sh (+0.36%)
Ron Baron 1,800,625 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Westport Asset Management 614,772 sh (-1.6%)
Chuck Royce 1,526,511 sh (-20.22%)
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Q2 2013

FEIC Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steven Cohen 4,814 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 929,000 sh (+6.96%)
Ken Fisher 1,106,203 sh (+1.5%)
Westport Asset Management 600,441 sh (-2.33%)
NWQ Managers 102,868 sh (-3.36%)
Ron Baron 1,650,625 sh (-8.33%)
Chuck Royce 955,611 sh (-37.4%)
RS Investment Management 164,763 sh (-63.44%)
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Q3 2013

FEIC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 5,900 sh (New)
Westport Asset Management 600,441 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 929,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ron Baron 1,650,515 sh (-0.01%)
Ken Fisher 1,070,258 sh (-3.25%)
RS Investment Management 157,813 sh (-4.22%)
Chuck Royce 616,011 sh (-35.54%)
NWQ Managers 42,612 sh (-58.58%)
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Q4 2013

FEIC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 7,694 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,434 sh (New)
Jim Simons 34,800 sh (+489.83%)
PRIMECAP Management 941,100 sh (+1.3%)
Ron Baron 1,650,515 sh (unchged)
NWQ Managers Sold Out
Westport Asset Management 546,651 sh (-8.96%)
Ken Fisher 937,693 sh (-12.39%)
RS Investment Management 131,013 sh (-16.98%)
Chuck Royce 398,111 sh (-35.37%)
» More
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with FEIC

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.17%$42.52 - $51.2 $ 93.7899%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 28.28%0.04%$40.83 - $49.29 $ 93.78122%38696
Ron Baron 2011-12-31 Add 107.39%0.19%$27.06 - $42.49 $ 93.78152%1401925
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 165.98%0.09%$27.06 - $42.49 $ 93.78152%30165
Ron Baron 2011-09-30 New Buy0.14%$28.71 - $40.33 $ 93.78186%676000
Joel Greenblatt 2011-03-31 New Buy0.12%$25.815 - $35.11 $ 93.78206%11569
PRIMECAP Management 2011-03-31 Add 20.67%0.01%$25.815 - $35.11 $ 93.78206%793000
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 31.20
FEIC's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1771 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 19.30 vs. FEIC: 31.20 )
FEIC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 12.41   Max: 2130
Current: 31.2

12.41
2130
P/B 3.50
FEIC's P/B is ranked lower than
72% of the 2370 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. FEIC: 3.50 )
FEIC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 4.06
Current: 3.5

0.85
4.06
P/S 4.30
FEIC's P/S is ranked lower than
83% of the 2534 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. FEIC: 4.30 )
FEIC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 4.79
Current: 4.3

0.77
4.79
PFCF 22.90
FEIC's PFCF is ranked lower than
53% of the 1305 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 16.38 vs. FEIC: 22.90 )
FEIC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.08   Max: 420.67
Current: 22.9

9.08
420.67
EV-to-EBIT 22.20
FEIC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
55% of the 1925 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 15.73 vs. FEIC: 22.20 )
FEIC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.3   Max: 513.5
Current: 22.2

7.3
513.5
PEG 0.80
FEIC's PEG is ranked higher than
72% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. FEIC: 0.80 )
FEIC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 8.24
Current: 0.8

0.77
8.24
Shiller P/E 51.40
FEIC's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
63% of the 794 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 25.60 vs. FEIC: 51.40 )
FEIC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 31.61   Max: 1288.33
Current: 51.4

31.61
1288.33

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.50
FEIC's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
89% of the 1576 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. FEIC: 0.50 )
FEIC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 0.6
Current: 0.5

0.42
0.6
Dividend Payout 0.15
FEIC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
84% of the 1242 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. FEIC: 0.15 )
FEIC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 0.15
Current: 0.15

0.11
0.15
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.50
FEIC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
89% of the 1644 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. FEIC: 0.50 )
FEIC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 0.6
Current: 0.5

0.42
0.6
Share Buyback Rate -0.50
FEIC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
74% of the 1229 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. FEIC: -0.50 )
FEIC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.4   Max: -49.5
Current: -0.5

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 27.30
FEIC's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
77% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9.80 vs. FEIC: 27.30 )
FEIC' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 25.98   Max: 25.98
Current: 27.3

Price/Net Current Asset Value 10.30
FEIC's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
61% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. FEIC: 10.30 )
FEIC' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 5.45   Max: 187.5
Current: 10.3

5.45
187.5
Price/Tangible Book 4.40
FEIC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
77% of the 2297 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. FEIC: 4.40 )
FEIC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.41   Max: 5.92
Current: 4.4

1.41
5.92
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.90
FEIC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
54% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. FEIC: 1.90 )
FEIC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.25   Max: 8.96
Current: 1.9

1.25
8.96
Price/Median PS Value 2.20
FEIC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
81% of the 2361 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. FEIC: 2.20 )
FEIC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 2.11
Current: 2.2

0.3
2.11
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.30
FEIC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. FEIC: 1.30 )
FEIC' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 6.9
Current: 1.3

0.81
6.9
Price/Graham Number 2.50
FEIC's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
69% of the 1701 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. FEIC: 2.50 )
FEIC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.15   Max: 3.58
Current: 2.5

1.15
3.58
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.50
FEIC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
51% of the 2081 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. FEIC: 4.50 )
FEIC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 13.7
Current: 4.5

0.2
13.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 35.54
FEIC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1318 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. FEIC: 35.54 )
FEIC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -8.5   Max: 36
Current: 35.54

-8.5
36

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Scientific & Technical Instruments
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Traded in other countries:FE2.Germany
FEI Company was founded in 1971. The Company is a supplier of scientific instruments for nanoscale applications and solutions for industry and science. Its products include transmission electron microscopes, or TEMs; scanning electron microscopes, or SEMs; DualBeamTM systems which combine a SEM and a focused ion beam system, or FIB, on a single platform; stand-alone FIBs; and high-performance optical microscopes. TEMs provide the resolution images of samples and their internal structure, down to the atomic level. SEMs provide detailed images of the surface and shape of samples. Optical microscopes provide a field of view than SEMs and TEMs. DualBeams and FIBs image, manipulate, mill and deposit material for a variety of purposes, including preparation of samples for TEMs. The Company's main segments include: the Electronics market segment, the Materials Science market segment, the Life Sciences market segment and the Service and Components market segment. The Electronics market segment consists of customers in semiconductor integrated circuit manufacturing and related industries such as manufacturers of data storage equipment and other technologies. For the semiconductor market, its growth is driven by shrinking line widths and process nodes of 45 nanometers and smaller, increasing complexity in their materials such as high-k metal gates and low-k dielectrics and increasing device complexity such as 3D transistor architectures. Its products are used mainly in laboratories or near the fabrication line to speed new product development and increase yields by enabling 3D wafer metrology, defect analysis, root cause failure analysis and circuit edit for modifying device functionality. The Materials Science market segment includes universities, public and private research laboratories and customers in a range of industries, including natural resources (mining and oil and gas), petrochemicals, metals, automobiles, aerospace, and forensics. Growth in these markets is driven by global corporate and government funding for research and development in materials science and by development of new products and processes based on innovations in materials at the nanoscale. Its solutions enable scientific discovery and advancement for researchers and help manufacturers develop, analyze and produce advanced products. Its products are used in mining for automated mineralogy and it has opportunities in oil and gas exploration and laboratory analysis. Its products are also used in root cause failure analysis and quality control applications across a range of industries. The Life Sciences market segment includes universities, government laboratories and research institutes engaged in biotech and life sciences applications, as well as pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies and hospitals. Cellular biologists use its tools to correlate wide-field, lower resolution optical images with higher resolution electron microscope imaging. Its product

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