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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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Cash to Debt No Debt
FLDM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
94% of the 2488 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. FLDM: No Debt )
FLDM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.32   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.83
FLDM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
90% of the 2478 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. FLDM: 0.83 )
FLDM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -7.63   Max: 0.89
Current: 0.83

-7.63
0.89
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 25.39
M-Score: -3.48
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 : 2/10

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Operating margin (%) -26.20
FLDM's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 2464 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. FLDM: -26.20 )
FLDM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -338.59   Max: -26.2
Current: -26.2

-338.59
-26.2
Net-margin (%) -23.22
FLDM's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 2465 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. FLDM: -23.22 )
FLDM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -368.13   Max: -23.22
Current: -23.22

-368.13
-23.22
ROE (%) -17.14
FLDM's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 2428 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 5.17 vs. FLDM: -17.14 )
FLDM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -39.49   Max: -17.14
Current: -17.14

-39.49
-17.14
ROA (%) -14.14
FLDM's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 2466 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. FLDM: -14.14 )
FLDM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -91.18   Max: -14.14
Current: -14.14

-91.18
-14.14
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -204.82
FLDM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 2460 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 10.23 vs. FLDM: -204.82 )
FLDM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -439.69   Max: -123.97
Current: -204.82

-439.69
-123.97
Revenue Growth (%) -46.00
FLDM's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1668 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. FLDM: -46.00 )
FLDM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -36.3
Current: -46

EBITDA Growth (%) -57.70
FLDM's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 1276 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. FLDM: -57.70 )
FLDM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -55.5
Current: -57.7

EPS Growth (%) -58.30
FLDM's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 1124 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. FLDM: -58.30 )
FLDM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -53.4
Current: -58.3

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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

FLDM Guru Trades in Q1 2013

PRIMECAP Management 2,839,232 sh (+113.65%)
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Q2 2013

FLDM Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Chuck Royce 3,300 sh (New)
Jim Simons 16,000 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 3,746,323 sh (+31.95%)
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Q3 2013

FLDM Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 135,900 sh (+749.38%)
PRIMECAP Management 3,768,321 sh (+0.59%)
Chuck Royce 3,300 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2013

FLDM Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 11,992 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 280,092 sh (New)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 3,484,821 sh (-7.52%)
Jim Simons 80,900 sh (-40.47%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with FLDM

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
PRIMECAP Management 2013-06-30 Add 31.95%0.02%$16 - $19.04 $ 37.1111%3746323
PRIMECAP Management 2013-03-31 Add 113.65%0.04%$14.27 - $19.38 $ 37.1120%2839232
PRIMECAP Management 2012-12-31 Add 495.25%0.03%$13.63 - $17.02 $ 37.1151%1328900
PRIMECAP Management 2012-09-30 New Buy0.01%$12.8 - $17.15 $ 37.1151%223250
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Ratios

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P/B 9.80
FLDM's P/B is ranked lower than
84% of the 2370 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. FLDM: 9.80 )
FLDM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 12.78
Current: 9.8

3.4
12.78
P/S 13.30
FLDM's P/S is ranked lower than
90% of the 2534 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. FLDM: 13.30 )
FLDM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 17.16
Current: 13.3

0.94
17.16
EV-to-EBIT 43.50
FLDM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
75% of the 1925 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 15.73 vs. FLDM: 43.50 )
FLDM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 43.5

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 14.90
FLDM's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
63% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9.80 vs. FLDM: 14.90 )
FLDM' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 5.38   Max: 15.37
Current: 14.9

5.38
15.37
Price/Net Current Asset Value 12.50
FLDM's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
66% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. FLDM: 12.50 )
FLDM' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 4.49   Max: 12.93
Current: 12.5

4.49
12.93
Price/Tangible Book 9.90
FLDM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
88% of the 2297 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. FLDM: 9.90 )
FLDM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.57   Max: 10.18
Current: 9.9

3.57
10.18
Price/Median PS Value 2.00
FLDM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
79% of the 2361 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. FLDM: 2.00 )
FLDM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 2.08
Current: 2

0.8
2.08

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Scientific & Technical Instruments
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Traded in other countries:FLB.Germany
Fluidigm Corporation is a Delaware Corporation formed in 1999. The Company is a microfluidic systems for growth markets, such as single-cell genomics, applied genotyping, and sample preparation for targeted resequencing, in the life science and agricultural biotechnology, or Ag-Bio, industries. Its proprietary microfluidic systems consist of instruments and consumables, including integrated fluidic circuits, or IFCs, assays, and other reagents. These systems are designed to significantly simplify experimental workflow, increase throughput, and reduce costs, while providing the excellent data quality demanded by customers. The current markets for its products include life science research, clinical research, and Ag-Bio. The Company's primary area of focus within life science research is genetic analysis, the study of genes and their functions. Genetic analysis techniques, such as SNP genotyping, genotyping by sequencing, and genotyping by real-time PCR analysis, have become increasingly useful in Ag-Bio applications, including wildlife population studies, agricultural quality control, and commercial genetic engineering and identification. It actively market four microfluidic systems, including thirteen different commercial IFCs for nucleic acid analysis, as well as three families of assay chemistries. Its systems are based on one or more IFCs designed for particular applications and include specialized reagents, instrumentation, and software. The Company distributes its microfluidic systems through its direct sales force and support organizations located in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, and through distributors or sales agents in several European, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and Asia-Pacific countries. It has have sold its C1 Single-Cell Auto Prep, BioMark, BioMark HD, EP1, and Access Array systems to leading academic institutions, clinical laboratories, and pharmaceutical, biotechnology and Ag-Bio companies. The Company has sold approximately 685 systems to customers in over 30 countries. Its microfluidic systems and instrumentation for commercial sale, as well as for internal research and development purposes, are manufactured at its facilities in Singapore. The Company also manufacture IFCs for research and development and its assay chemistries at its headquarters in South San Francisco, California. It competes with both established and development stage life science companies that design, manufacture, and market instruments for gene expression analysis, genotyping, other nucleic acid detection, and additional applications.
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