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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 5.74
IMN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
78% of the 2637 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. IMN: 5.74 )
IMN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.08   Max: No Debt
Current: 5.74

Equity to Asset 0.53
IMN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
58% of the 2606 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. IMN: 0.53 )
IMN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 0.76
Current: 0.53

0.41
0.76
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.73
M-Score: -3.51
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) -9.26
IMN's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 2640 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 3.82 vs. IMN: -9.26 )
IMN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -30.57   Max: 10.38
Current: -9.26

-30.57
10.38
Net-margin (%) -10.92
IMN's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 2640 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. IMN: -10.92 )
IMN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -30.98   Max: 7.05
Current: -10.92

-30.98
7.05
ROE (%) -24.97
IMN's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 2602 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 5.78 vs. IMN: -24.97 )
IMN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -60.62   Max: 10.77
Current: -24.97

-60.62
10.77
ROA (%) -14.16
IMN's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 2648 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. IMN: -14.16 )
IMN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -35.07   Max: 7.79
Current: -14.16

-35.07
7.79
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -57.09
IMN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 2643 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 9.70 vs. IMN: -57.09 )
IMN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -177.55   Max: 49.49
Current: -57.09

-177.55
49.49
Revenue Growth (%) -18.10
IMN's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1951 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 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
59% of the 1419 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 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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Guru Trades

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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Q3 2014

IMN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Private Capital 3,569,588 sh (+33.92%)
John Rogers 6,456,993 sh (+5.88%)
Donald Smith 153,538 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Jim Simons 934,683 sh (-18.3%)
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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
Private Capital 2014-09-30 Add 33.92%0.3%$2.82 - $3.62 $ 3.221%3569588
George Soros 2014-09-30 Sold Out $2.82 - $3.62 $ 3.221%0
Private Capital 2014-06-30 Add 50.07%0.33%$3.27 - $6.03 $ 3.22-22%2665524
Donald Smith 2014-06-30 Reduce -48.36%0.01%$3.27 - $6.03 $ 3.22-22%153538
George Soros 2014-06-30 New Buy$3.27 - $6.03 $ 3.22-22%13500
Charles Brandes 2014-06-30 Sold Out $3.27 - $6.03 $ 3.22-22%0
Charles Brandes 2014-03-31 New Buy$4.33 - $6.5 $ 3.22-41%15000
John Rogers 2013-12-31 Add 29.71%0.08%$3.95 - $4.85 $ 3.22-26%5868476
Private Capital 2013-09-30 Reduce -22.46%0.19%$3.92 - $5.05 $ 3.22-28%1624571
John Rogers 2013-09-30 Add 22.45%0.05%$3.92 - $5.05 $ 3.22-28%4524321
Private Capital 2013-06-30 Add 53.12%0.29%$3.56 - $4.4 $ 3.22-18%2095023
Michael Price 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.19%$3.56 - $4.4 $ 3.22-18%0
John Rogers 2013-06-30 Add 68.01%0.11%$3.56 - $4.4 $ 3.22-18%3694765
Donald Smith 2013-06-30 Reduce -64.58%0.05%$3.56 - $4.4 $ 3.22-18%322833
Michael Price 2013-03-31 Reduce -43.54%0.14%$3.41 - $4.67 $ 3.22-15%371927
John Rogers 2013-03-31 Add 132.3%0.08%$3.41 - $4.67 $ 3.22-15%2199197
Michael Price 2012-12-31 New Buy0.32%$3.95 - $5.69 $ 3.22-30%658693
John Rogers 2012-12-31 Add 40.46%0.03%$3.95 - $5.69 $ 3.22-30%946702
John Rogers 2012-09-30 Add 25.93%0.02%$5.4 - $6.06 $ 3.22-44%673987
John Rogers 2012-06-30 Add 28.52%0.02%$5.52 - $6.29 $ 3.22-45%535215
John Rogers 2012-03-31 Add 100.96%0.03%$5.67 - $6.42 $ 3.22-44%416440
Third Avenue Management 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.05%$5.4 - $7.93 $ 3.22-50%0
Whitney Tilson 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.4872%$6.72 - $9.92 $ 3.22-59%0
Third Avenue Management 2011-09-30 Reduce -59.39%0.08%$6.72 - $9.92 $ 3.22-59%289779
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0671%$6.72 - $9.92 $ 3.22-59%0
John Rogers 2011-09-30 Add 29.4%0.01%$6.72 - $9.92 $ 3.22-59%191710
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Ratios

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history
P/B 0.50
IMN's P/B is ranked higher than
95% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. IMN: 0.50 )
IMN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 1.96
Current: 0.5

0.22
1.96
P/S 0.20
IMN's P/S is ranked higher than
95% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. IMN: 0.20 )
IMN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 1.33
Current: 0.2

0.12
1.33
EV-to-EBIT -0.60
IMN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
61% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 23.53 vs. IMN: -0.60 )
IMN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -40.5   Max: 16.5
Current: -0.6

-40.5
16.5
Current Ratio 1.71
IMN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 2630 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. IMN: 1.71 )
IMN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.63   Max: 3.76
Current: 1.71

1.63
3.76
Quick Ratio 1.33
IMN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 2630 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. IMN: 1.33 )
IMN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.11   Max: 3.19
Current: 1.33

1.11
3.19

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 158.50
IMN's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. IMN: 158.50 )
IMN' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.67   Max: 525
Current: 158.5

2.67
525
Price/Tangible Book 0.81
IMN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
86% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. IMN: 0.81 )
IMN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 2.49
Current: 0.81

0.52
2.49
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.30
IMN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
99% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. IMN: 0.30 )
IMN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 1.59
Current: 0.3

0.18
1.59
Price/Median PS Value 0.65
IMN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. IMN: 0.65 )
IMN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 4.87
Current: 0.65

0.54
4.87
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -166.70
IMN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
74% of the 2592 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. IMN: -166.70 )
IMN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.1   Max: 19300
Current: -166.7

6.1
19300
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 22.71
IMN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1722 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. IMN: 22.71 )
IMN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -34.3   Max: 46.3
Current: 22.71

-34.3
46.3

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Data Storage
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Traded in other countries:IMN.Germany
Imation Corp was formed in 1996. The Company is a data storage and data security company. Its products and solutions help organizations and individuals store, manage and protect their digital content. Its storage and security portfolio includes Nexsan high-density, archive and solid-state optimized unified hybrid storage solutions; IronKey mobile security solutions that address the needs of professionals for secure data transport and mobile workspaces; and consumer storage solutions, audio products and accessories sold under the Imation, Memorex and TDK Life on Record brands. It reaches customers in more than 100 countries through its distribution network. Its four product categories are: Consumer Storage Media, which includes optical products, USB flash drives, flash cards and external hard disk drives. Audio and Accessories, which include headphones and speakers sold under the TDK Life on Record brand. Storage and Security Solutions, storage systems portfolio ranges from high volume, dense storage products to new unified hybrid storage solutions. This includes Nexsan E-Series disk arrays with industry storage density, reliability and power management targeting the block-based storage market; the NST line of hybrid storage combining solid state technology with spinning disk to offer high performance and capacity and the Assureon secure archive systems for data offload, compliance and secure cloud deployments. Commercial Storage Media, includes Imation RDX removable hard disk drives, which are high-capacity, rugged and removable 2.5-inch hard disk drive cartridges with 320 gigabyte to 1.5 terabyte capacities. During 2013, Company was awarded 21 United States patents and at the end of the year held over 263 patents in the United States. Its products are sold to businesses and individual consumers. Its competitors include: Fuji, Sony, Maxell, HP, SanDisk, Lexar, Kingston, among others. Its operations are subject to a wide range of federal, state and local environmental laws.
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