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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 : 2/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.33
HTCH's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
79% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. HTCH: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
HTCH' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.78 Max: 2.14
Current: 0.33
0.2
2.14
Equity to Asset 0.35
HTCH's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
83% of the 2070 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. HTCH: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
HTCH' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.56 Max: 0.71
Current: 0.35
0.32
0.71
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: -0.61
M-Score: -3.56
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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -6.15
HTCH's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 2156 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. HTCH: -6.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
HTCH' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -43.02  Med: -3.73 Max: 16.33
Current: -6.15
-43.02
16.33
Net-margin (%) -13.58
HTCH's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 2156 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.81 vs. HTCH: -13.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
HTCH' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -41.35  Med: -5.43 Max: 15.57
Current: -13.58
-41.35
15.57
ROE (%) -35.96
HTCH's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 2130 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.82 vs. HTCH: -35.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
HTCH' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -44.47  Med: -15.40 Max: 20.11
Current: -35.96
-44.47
20.11
ROA (%) -12.67
HTCH's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 2175 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. HTCH: -12.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
HTCH' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -22.25  Med: -8.80 Max: 12.53
Current: -12.67
-22.25
12.53
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -9.89
HTCH's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 2170 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9.16 vs. HTCH: -9.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
HTCH' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -32.87  Med: -4.64 Max: 38.16
Current: -9.89
-32.87
38.16
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -7.80
HTCH's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. HTCH: -7.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HTCH' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -22.8  Med: -7.80 Max: 20.9
Current: -7.8
-22.8
20.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 9.20
HTCH's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1160 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. HTCH: 9.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HTCH' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -61.4  Med: 7.40 Max: 158.5
Current: 9.2
-61.4
158.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -15.40
HTCH's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 1052 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. HTCH: -15.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HTCH' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -51.3  Med: -17.10 Max: 44.5
Current: -15.4
-51.3
44.5
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

HTCH Guru Trades in Q2 2014

George Soros 20,986 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,444,797 sh (+1.84%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 516,972 sh (-1.26%)
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Q3 2014

HTCH Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 1,541,085 sh (+6.66%)
George Soros Sold Out
Arnold Van Den Berg 496,097 sh (-4.04%)
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Q4 2014

HTCH Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 1,664,597 sh (+8.01%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 114,182 sh (-76.98%)
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Q1 2015

HTCH Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Chuck Royce 19,400 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,740,770 sh (+4.58%)
Arnold Van Den Berg Sold Out
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 0.62
HTCH's P/B is ranked higher than
88% of the 2122 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. HTCH: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
HTCH' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.69 Max: 2
Current: 0.62
0.09
2
P/S 0.19
HTCH's P/S is ranked higher than
92% of the 2213 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. HTCH: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
HTCH' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.38 Max: 2.32
Current: 0.19
0.06
2.32
POCF 3.22
HTCH's POCF is ranked higher than
93% of the 1495 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 14.09 vs. HTCH: 3.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
HTCH' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.49  Med: 6.12 Max: 37.42
Current: 3.22
0.49
37.42
Current Ratio 2.52
HTCH's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 2091 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. HTCH: 2.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
HTCH' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.39  Med: 4.06 Max: 7.32
Current: 2.52
1.39
7.32
Quick Ratio 1.46
HTCH's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 2091 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. HTCH: 1.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
HTCH' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.79  Med: 3.57 Max: 6.49
Current: 1.46
0.79
6.49
Days Inventory 77.48
HTCH's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
54% of the 2116 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 71.74 vs. HTCH: 77.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
HTCH' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 23.22  Med: 40.49 Max: 74.02
Current: 77.48
23.22
74.02
Days Sales Outstanding 21.75
HTCH's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
92% of the 1857 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 71.63 vs. HTCH: 21.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
HTCH' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 31.48  Med: 50.73 Max: 69.94
Current: 21.75
31.48
69.94

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.62
HTCH's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
89% of the 2067 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. HTCH: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
HTCH' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.16  Med: 1.14 Max: 2.86
Current: 0.62
0.16
2.86
Price/Median PS Value 0.51
HTCH's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 2085 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. HTCH: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
HTCH' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.25  Med: 2.32 Max: 5.52
Current: 0.51
0.25
5.52
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -13.92
HTCH's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 2150 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. HTCH: -13.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
HTCH' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -13.92  Med: 4.20 Max: 8.2
Current: -13.92
-13.92
8.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -72.73
HTCH's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
99% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.77 vs. HTCH: -72.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
HTCH' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -95.5  Med: -6.40 Max: 51.2
Current: -72.73
-95.5
51.2

Analyst Estimate

Sep15 Sep16
Revenue(Mil) 254 260
EPS($) -0.92 -0.66
EPS without NRI($) -0.92 -0.66

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Electronic Components
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Traded in other countries:HTH.Germany,
Hutchinson Technology was incorporated in Minnesota in the year 1965. The Company is a technology manufacturer that creates value by developing solutions to critical customer problems. The Company has two reportable segments namely the Disk Drive Components Division and the BioMeasurement Division. Its Disk Drive Components Division is a supplier of suspension assemblies for hard disk drives. Its BioMeasurement Division is focused on bringing to market its noninvasive InSpectraTM StO devices, which detects any change in a patient's perfusion status and assist in the early detection of hypoperfusion, which is particularly useful to clinicians in critical care settings. Its disk drive products are sold through the Company's account management team. Its competitors are Nihon Hatsujo Kabusikigaisha, Magnecomp Precision Technology Public Company Limited, and NAT Peripheral (H.K.) Co., Ltd. The Company's products are classified as medical devices and therefore are subject to governmental regulations.
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