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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 : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.15
HBIO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
70% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. HBIO: 1.15 )
HBIO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.49   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.15

Equity to Asset 0.71
HBIO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
80% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. HBIO: 0.71 )
HBIO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 0.93
Current: 0.71

0.68
0.93
Interest Coverage 1.61
HBIO's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
55% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 29.80 vs. HBIO: 1.61 )
HBIO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.61   Max: 9999.99
Current: 1.61

1.61
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.93
M-Score: -2.48
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 3.34
HBIO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 10.34 vs. HBIO: 3.34 )
HBIO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -33.77   Max: 19.85
Current: 3.34

-33.77
19.85
Net-margin (%) 1.52
HBIO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 5.64 vs. HBIO: 1.52 )
HBIO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -163.11   Max: 17.58
Current: 1.52

-163.11
17.58
ROE (%) 1.64
HBIO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 8.15 vs. HBIO: 1.64 )
HBIO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -679.29   Max: 22.98
Current: 1.64

-679.29
22.98
ROA (%) 1.17
HBIO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. HBIO: 1.17 )
HBIO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -211.43   Max: 16.39
Current: 1.17

-211.43
16.39
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 11.74
HBIO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 20.59 vs. HBIO: 11.74 )
HBIO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -166.58   Max: 38.14
Current: 11.74

-166.58
38.14
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -3.60
HBIO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. HBIO: -3.60 )
HBIO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -23.7   Max: 11.4
Current: -3.6

-23.7
11.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -28.80
HBIO's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. HBIO: -28.80 )
HBIO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -28.8   Max: 29.1
Current: -28.8

-28.8
29.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -68.70
HBIO's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. HBIO: -68.70 )
HBIO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -68.7   Max: 171.4
Current: -68.7

-68.7
171.4
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

HBIO Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 584,574 sh (+19.5%)
Zeke Ashton 285,000 sh (+9.62%)
John Hussman 930,000 sh (unchged)
Arnold Van Den Berg 190,130 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 767,100 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2014

HBIO Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 740,400 sh (+26.66%)
Zeke Ashton 300,000 sh (+5.26%)
John Hussman 930,000 sh (unchged)
Arnold Van Den Berg 190,130 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 767,100 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2014

HBIO Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Chuck Royce 774,800 sh (+1%)
John Hussman 930,000 sh (unchged)
Arnold Van Den Berg 190,130 sh (unchged)
Zeke Ashton 271,600 sh (-9.47%)
Jim Simons 632,100 sh (-14.63%)
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Q4 2014

HBIO Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Arnold Van Den Berg 191,225 sh (+0.58%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with HBIO

(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
Arnold Van Den Berg 2013-12-31 Add 105.68%0.04%$3.758 - $5.07 $ 5.2520%190130
Arnold Van Den Berg 2013-09-30 New Buy0.05%$3.6 - $4.28 $ 5.2534%92440
John Hussman 2011-12-31 Add 33.33%0.02%$2.92 - $3.75 $ 5.2561%1000000
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 114.10
HBIO's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
70% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 45.50 vs. HBIO: 114.10 )
HBIO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.71   Max: 144.21
Current: 114.1

3.71
144.21
Forward P/E 43.10
HBIO's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
75% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 29.15 vs. HBIO: 43.10 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 87.50
HBIO's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
71% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 42.00 vs. HBIO: 87.50 )
HBIO' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.69   Max: 481
Current: 87.5

3.69
481
P/B 1.76
HBIO's P/B is ranked higher than
86% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 3.69 vs. HBIO: 1.76 )
HBIO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 2.28
Current: 1.76

0.63
2.28
P/S 1.63
HBIO's P/S is ranked higher than
84% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. HBIO: 1.63 )
HBIO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 2.6
Current: 1.63

0.51
2.6
PFCF 75.00
HBIO's PFCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 58.63 vs. HBIO: 75.00 )
HBIO' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.96   Max: 126.28
Current: 75

4.96
126.28
POCF 40.38
HBIO's POCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 25.09 vs. HBIO: 40.38 )
HBIO' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 84.19
Current: 40.38

4.6
84.19
EV-to-EBIT 46.96
HBIO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 29.90 vs. HBIO: 46.96 )
HBIO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 106
Current: 46.96

4.7
106
Shiller P/E 21.70
HBIO's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
93% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 154.03 vs. HBIO: 21.70 )
HBIO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.46   Max: 41.33
Current: 21.7

9.46
41.33
Current Ratio 4.16
HBIO's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.73 vs. HBIO: 4.16 )
HBIO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.97   Max: 11.53
Current: 4.16

1.97
11.53
Quick Ratio 3.00
HBIO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. HBIO: 3.00 )
HBIO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.15   Max: 10.71
Current: 3

1.15
10.71
Days Inventory 105.66
HBIO's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
77% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 118.39 vs. HBIO: 105.66 )
HBIO' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 40.88   Max: 274.71
Current: 105.66

40.88
274.71
Days Sales Outstanding 49.10
HBIO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
88% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 68.35 vs. HBIO: 49.10 )
HBIO' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 47.14   Max: 104.4
Current: 49.1

47.14
104.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 23.86
HBIO's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HBIO: 23.86 )
HBIO' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 702.3
Current: 23.86

2.7
702.3
Price/Tangible Book 3.98
HBIO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
78% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 8.25 vs. HBIO: 3.98 )
HBIO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.65   Max: 7.17
Current: 3.98

1.65
7.17
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.12
HBIO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
94% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 4.27 vs. HBIO: 1.12 )
HBIO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 1.36
Current: 1.12

0.48
1.36
Price/Median PS Value 1.39
HBIO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. HBIO: 1.39 )
HBIO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 4.09
Current: 1.39

0.61
4.09
Price/Graham Number 4.30
HBIO's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
78% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 7.08 vs. HBIO: 4.30 )
HBIO' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 113.75
Current: 4.3

0.67
113.75
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.10
HBIO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
68% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. HBIO: 2.10 )
HBIO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 21.2
Current: 2.1

0.9
21.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -14.57
HBIO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
58% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 10.00 vs. HBIO: -14.57 )
HBIO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -14.8   Max: 18.4
Current: -14.57

-14.8
18.4

Business Description

Industry: Medical Instruments & Equipment » Medical Instruments & Supplies
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Harvard Bioscience, Inc. a Delaware corporation began in 1901. The Company is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of specialized products, like apparatus and scientific instruments, used to advance life science research at pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, universities and government laboratories. It has sales and manufacturing operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and Spain and sales facilities in France and Canada. It sells its products to researchers in over 100 countries mainly through its sales organization, catalog, website, distributors like GE Healthcare, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. and VWR, and via its field sales organization. Today, its broad product range is generally targeted towards two application areas; ADMET testing and molecular biology and liquid handling. ADMET Testing - The ADMET testing identifies compounds that have toxic side effects or undesirable physiological or pharmacological properties. It has products that its customers use to help their researchers conduct experiments on cells, tissues, organs and animals. The Company sells these products under the brand names including Harvard Pumps, Harvard Apparatus, Denville, Biochrom, Warner Instruments, BTX, KD Scientific, Hugo Sachs Elektronik, Panlab, Coulbourn Instruments, and CMA Microdialysis. These products are mainly scientific instruments such as spectrophotometers and plate readers that analyze light to detect and quantify molecular and cellular processes or apparatus such as gel electrophoresis units. The Company's end-user customers are mainly research scientists at pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, universities and government laboratories, including the U.S. National Institutes of Health, or NIH. The Company's academic customers have included colleges and universities such as Baylor University, Cambridge University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yale University and the University of Texas - MD Anderson Center. The Company's pharmaceutical and biotechnological customers have included pharmaceutical companies and research laboratories such as Amgen, Inc., AstraZeneca plc, Genentech, Inc. and Johnson & Johnson. It competes with several companies that provide instruments for life science research including, Amaxa GmbH, Becton Dickinson, Eppendorf AG, Kent Scientific Corporation, Razel Scientific Instruments, Inc., Ugo Basile, Danaher Corporation, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., MDS Analytical Technologies, PerkinElmer, Inc. and Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. The Company is not subject to direct governmental regulation other than the laws and regulations generally applicable to businesses in the domestic and foreign jurisdictions in which it operates.
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