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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

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 5.74
IMN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
64% of the 2554 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 3.92 vs. IMN: 5.74 )
IMN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.08   Max: No Debt
Current: 5.74

Equity to Asset 0.58
IMN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
64% of the 2542 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. IMN: 0.58 )
IMN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 0.76
Current: 0.58

0.41
0.76
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.80
M-Score: -3.24
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 (%) -2.34
IMN's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 2536 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. IMN: -2.34 )
IMN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -30.57   Max: 10.38
Current: -2.34

-30.57
10.38
Net-margin (%) -5.16
IMN's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 2538 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. IMN: -5.16 )
IMN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -30.98   Max: 7.05
Current: -5.16

-30.98
7.05
ROE (%) -11.90
IMN's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 2507 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 5.68 vs. IMN: -11.90 )
IMN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -85.09   Max: 10.28
Current: -11.9

-85.09
10.28
ROA (%) -6.92
IMN's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 2543 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 2.87 vs. IMN: -6.92 )
IMN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -42.94   Max: 7.67
Current: -6.92

-42.94
7.67
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -14.68
IMN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 2535 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 11.38 vs. IMN: -14.68 )
IMN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -180.5   Max: 45.46
Current: -14.68

-180.5
45.46
Revenue Growth (%) -18.10
IMN's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 1851 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. IMN: -18.10 )
IMN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -18.1   Max: 17.6
Current: -18.1

-18.1
17.6
EPS Growth (%) -47.70
IMN's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 1349 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. IMN: -47.70 )
IMN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -58.2   Max: 95
Current: -47.7

-58.2
95
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

IMN Guru Trades in Q3 2013

John Rogers 4,524,321 sh (+22.45%)
Donald Smith 322,833 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons 626,471 sh (-1.48%)
Private Capital 1,624,571 sh (-22.46%)
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Q4 2013

IMN Guru Trades in Q4 2013

John Rogers 5,868,476 sh (+29.71%)
Private Capital 1,719,705 sh (+5.86%)
Jim Simons 592,600 sh (-5.41%)
Donald Smith 297,333 sh (-7.9%)
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Q1 2014

IMN Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Charles Brandes 15,000 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 16,900 sh (New)
Jim Simons 890,751 sh (+50.31%)
Private Capital 1,776,180 sh (+3.28%)
Donald Smith 297,333 sh (unchged)
John Rogers 5,761,587 sh (-1.82%)
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Q2 2014

IMN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

George Soros 13,500 sh (New)
Private Capital 2,665,524 sh (+50.07%)
Jim Simons 1,144,093 sh (+28.44%)
Jeremy Grantham 21,700 sh (+28.4%)
John Rogers 6,098,202 sh (+5.84%)
Charles Brandes Sold Out
Donald Smith 153,538 sh (-48.36%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with IMN

(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
Donald Smith 2014-06-30 Reduce -48.36%0.01%$3.27 - $6.03 $ 3.35-19%153538
George Soros 2014-06-30 New Buy$3.27 - $6.03 $ 3.35-19%13500
Charles Brandes 2014-06-30 Sold Out $3.27 - $6.03 $ 3.35-19%0
Charles Brandes 2014-03-31 New Buy$4.33 - $6.5 $ 3.35-39%15000
Michael Price 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.19%$3.56 - $4.4 $ 3.35-14%0
Donald Smith 2013-06-30 Reduce -64.58%0.05%$3.56 - $4.4 $ 3.35-14%322833
Michael Price 2013-03-31 Reduce -43.54%0.14%$3.41 - $4.67 $ 3.35-11%371927
Michael Price 2012-12-31 New Buy0.32%$3.95 - $5.69 $ 3.35-27%658693
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0671%$6.72 - $9.92 $ 3.35-57%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Reduce -21.16%0.05%$8.55 - $11.74 $ 3.35-66%50892
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 0.42
IMN's P/B is ranked higher than
98% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. IMN: 0.42 )
IMN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 1.96
Current: 0.42

0.22
1.96
P/S 0.17
IMN's P/S is ranked higher than
95% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. IMN: 0.17 )
IMN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 1.33
Current: 0.17

0.12
1.33
PFCF 18.61
IMN's PFCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 389.34 vs. IMN: 18.61 )
IMN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.17   Max: 248.91
Current: 18.61

2.17
248.91
EV-to-EBIT -0.81
IMN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
54% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 23.25 vs. IMN: -0.81 )
IMN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.7   Max: 16.5
Current: -0.81

6.7
16.5
Current Ratio 1.83
IMN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 2118 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. IMN: 1.83 )
IMN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.63   Max: 3.76
Current: 1.83

1.63
3.76
Quick Ratio 1.41
IMN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 2118 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. IMN: 1.41 )
IMN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.11   Max: 3.19
Current: 1.41

1.11
3.19

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 9.85
IMN's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. IMN: 9.85 )
IMN' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.67   Max: 525
Current: 9.85

2.67
525
Price/Tangible Book 0.70
IMN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
91% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. IMN: 0.70 )
IMN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 2.49
Current: 0.7

0.52
2.49
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.28
IMN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
100% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. IMN: 0.28 )
IMN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 1.59
Current: 0.28

0.18
1.59
Price/Median PS Value 0.62
IMN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. IMN: 0.62 )
IMN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 4.52
Current: 0.62

0.5
4.52
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.50
IMN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
77% of the 2238 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. IMN: 9.50 )
IMN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.1   Max: 14.9
Current: 9.5

6.1
14.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 19.10
IMN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. IMN: 19.10 )
IMN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -10.5   Max: 20.5
Current: 19.1

-10.5
20.5

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Data Storage
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Traded in other countries:IMN.Germany
Imation Corporation was incorporated in the state of Delaware which was formed in 1996. Its portfolio includes tiered storage and security offerings for business and products designed to manage audio and video information in the home. Imation reaches customers in more than 100 countries through a global distribution network. The Company has three major product categories: traditional storage, secure and scalable storage, and audio and video information. Traditional storage products include optical media products, magnetic tape media products and other traditional storage media products: Its optical media products consist of CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray recordable media, its magnetic tape media products are used for back-up, business and operational continuity planning, disaster recovery, near-line data storage and retrieval and for cost-effective mass and archival storage, Other traditional storage products include primarily optical drives and audio and video tape media; Secure storage products and software include USB flash drives and external hard drives designed to meet stringent security standards to protect data at rest with Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) validation, password and biometric authentication, including biometric USB drives, encrypted and biometric hard disk drives, secure portable desktop solutions, and software solutions; and its audio and video information products include Apple iPad, iPod and iPhone accessories, headphones, CD players, alarm clocks, portable boom boxes, MP3 players, and speakers sold under the Memorex, TDK Life on Record and XtremeMac brands. The company's business is organized, managed and internally and externally reported as segments differentiated by the regional markets it serve: Americas, Europe, North Asia and South Asia. The Americas segment, its largest segment by revenue, includes North America, Central America and South America. The United States represents the largest current market for its products; The Europe segment includes Europe and parts of Africa. Western Europe exhibits traits similar to North America in terms of overall breadth of product offerings, high penetration of end user markets and breadth and sophistication of distribution channels; North Asia is its second largest segment by revenue, and includes Japan, China, Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan; and he South Asia segment includes Australia, Singapore, India, the Middle East and parts of Africa. During 2012, the company was awarded 25 United States patents and at the end of the year held over 316 patents in the United States. The Company's operations are subject to federal, state and local environmental laws.
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