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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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.67
IO's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 2491 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. IO: 0.67 )
IO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.06   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.67

Equity to Asset 0.30
IO's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
69% of the 2481 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. IO: 0.30 )
IO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 0.89
Current: 0.3

0.3
0.89
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: -0.11
M-Score: -3.33
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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 2.99
IO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 2448 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. IO: 2.99 )
IO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -82.02   Max: 23.39
Current: 2.99

-82.02
23.39
Net-margin (%) -44.77
IO's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 2449 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. IO: -44.77 )
IO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -101.09   Max: 18.19
Current: -44.77

-101.09
18.19
ROE (%) -95.39
IO's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 2412 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 5.23 vs. IO: -95.39 )
IO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -95.39   Max: 16.7
Current: -95.39

-95.39
16.7
ROA (%) -28.43
IO's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 2450 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. IO: -28.43 )
IO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -48.25   Max: 14.8
Current: -28.43

-48.25
14.8
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.69
IO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 2444 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 10.26 vs. IO: 10.69 )
IO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -80.27   Max: 52.86
Current: 10.69

-80.27
52.86
Revenue Growth (%) 4.00
IO's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1672 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. IO: 4.00 )
IO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -43.8   Max: 33.8
Current: 4

-43.8
33.8
EBITDA Growth (%) -11.70
IO's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1284 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. IO: -11.70 )
IO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -68.8   Max: 56.4
Current: -11.7

-68.8
56.4
EPS Growth (%) 80.60
IO's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. IO: 80.60 )
IO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 14.9   Max: 80.6
Current: 80.6

14.9
80.6
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

IO Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 17,800 sh (+76.24%)
Richard Snow 463,455 sh (+34.89%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 621,830 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,178,200 sh (unchged)
Mariko Gordon Sold Out
Jim Simons 159,810 sh (-30.43%)
Steven Cohen 57,284 sh (-47.93%)
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Q3 2013

IO Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 51,600 sh (+189.89%)
Richard Snow 664,175 sh (+43.31%)
Chuck Royce 1,178,200 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 589,210 sh (-5.25%)
Jim Simons 80,900 sh (-49.38%)
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Q4 2013

IO Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 1,091,000 sh (+1248.58%)
Paul Tudor Jones 202,460 sh (+292.36%)
Chuck Royce 1,178,200 sh (unchged)
Richard Snow Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 580,750 sh (-1.44%)
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Q1 2014

IO Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 20,260 sh (-96.51%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with IO

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mariko Gordon 2013-06-30 Sold Out 2%$5.58 - $6.88 $ 4.55-27%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Sold Out 0.19%$8.18 - $13.76 $ 4.55-56%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-03-31 Add 31.94%0.05%$7.94 - $12.95 $ 4.55-57%48710
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Ratios

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history
P/B 2.90
IO's P/B is ranked lower than
64% of the 2373 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. IO: 2.90 )
IO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 5.67
Current: 2.9

0.39
5.67
P/S 1.30
IO's P/S is ranked lower than
58% of the 2545 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. IO: 1.30 )
IO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 4.64
Current: 1.3

0.14
4.64
PFCF 5.60
IO's PFCF is ranked higher than
92% of the 1308 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 16.38 vs. IO: 5.60 )
IO' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 74.26
Current: 5.6

0.76
74.26
EV-to-EBIT 50.00
IO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
72% of the 1938 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 15.81 vs. IO: 50.00 )
IO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.7   Max: 4624.6
Current: 50

5.7
4624.6

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 3.90
IO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
70% of the 2244 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. IO: 3.90 )
IO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.33   Max: 9.6
Current: 3.9

1.33
9.6
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.60
IO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
94% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. IO: 0.60 )
IO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 15
Current: 0.6

0.42
15
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
IO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 2322 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. IO: 0.70 )
IO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 3.11
Current: 0.7

0.27
3.11
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.00
IO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
67% of the 2084 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. IO: 2.00 )
IO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 17.5
Current: 2

0.1
17.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 14.58
IO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1330 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.24 vs. IO: 14.58 )
IO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -6.5   Max: 27.1
Current: 14.58

-6.5
27.1

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Scientific & Technical Instruments
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Traded in other countries:IO8.Germany
ION Geophysical Corporation is a technology-focused seismic solutions company that provides advanced seismic data acquisition equipment, seismic software, and seismic planning, processing, and interpretation services to the global energy industry. The Company's products, technologies, and services are used by oil and gas exploration and production or E&P companies and seismic acquisition contractors to generate high-resolution images of the subsurface during exploration, exploitation, and production operations. The Company's products and services are intended to measure and interpret seismic data about rock and fluid properties within the Earth's subsurface, which enables oil and gas companies to make improved drilling and production decisions. The seismic surveys for its data library business are substantially pre-funded by its customers and it contracts with third party seismic data acquisition companies to acquire the data, all of which minimizes its risk exposure. The Company serves customers in all major energy producing regions of the world from strategically located offices in 19 cities on five continents. The Company's products and services include the following: Land and marine seismic data processing services, navigation, command & control, and data management software products, planning services for survey design and optimization, seismic data processing services, and seismic data libraries. The Company operates through three business segments: Solutions, Systems, Software and the Company's INOVA Geophysical joint venture. Solutions - advanced seismic data processing services for marine and land environments, reservoir solutions, onboard processing and quality control, seismic data libraries, and services by the Company's GeoVentures services group. Systems - towed streamer and redeployable ocean bottom cable seismic data acquisition systems and shipboard recorders, streamer positioning and control systems and energy sources (such as air guns and air gun controllers) and analog geophone sensors. Software - software systems and related services for navigation and data management involving towed marine streamer and seabed operations. INOVA Geophysical - cable-based, cableless and radio-controlled seismic data acquisition systems, digital sensors, vibroseis vehicles (i.e. vibrator trucks) and source controllers for detonator and energy sources business lines. The Company sells its products and services through a direct sales force consisting of Employees and international third-party sales representatives responsible for key geographic areas. The Company's main competitor for land and marine seismic equipment is Societe d'Etudes Recherches et Construction Electroniques, an affiliate of the French seismic contractor, Compagnie General de Geophysique Veritas. The Company's operations are subject to laws, regulations, government policies, and product certification requirements worldwide.

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