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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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.02
LABL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
65% of the 994 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. LABL: 0.02 )
LABL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 1.13
Current: 0.02

0.01
1.13
Equity to Asset 0.31
LABL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
51% of the 978 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. LABL: 0.31 )
LABL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 0.6
Current: 0.31

0.08
0.6
Interest Coverage 2.76
LABL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
62% of the 687 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.23 vs. LABL: 2.76 )
LABL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.86   Max: 18.19
Current: 2.76

1.86
18.19
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.78
M-Score: -2.60
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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 8.51
LABL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 978 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.02 vs. LABL: 8.51 )
LABL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -5.5   Max: 12.47
Current: 8.51

-5.5
12.47
Net-margin (%) 4.00
LABL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 978 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.38 vs. LABL: 4.00 )
LABL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -14.08   Max: 10.93
Current: 4

-14.08
10.93
ROE (%) 9.48
LABL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 946 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.89 vs. LABL: 9.48 )
LABL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -290   Max: 61.58
Current: 9.48

-290
61.58
ROA (%) 2.93
LABL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 993 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. LABL: 2.93 )
LABL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -24.17   Max: 15.14
Current: 2.93

-24.17
15.14
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 21.15
LABL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 988 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 33.75 vs. LABL: 21.15 )
LABL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -14.98   Max: 29.28
Current: 21.15

-14.98
29.28
Revenue Growth (%) 18.20
LABL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 845 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. LABL: 18.20 )
LABL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -8.9   Max: 22.5
Current: 18.2

-8.9
22.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 18.80
LABL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. LABL: 18.80 )
LABL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -8.7   Max: 190
Current: 18.8

-8.7
190
EPS Growth (%) 6.70
LABL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. LABL: 6.70 )
LABL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -20.4   Max: 57.7
Current: 6.7

-20.4
57.7
» LABL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

LABL Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 41,037 sh (+89.11%)
Joel Greenblatt 64,175 sh (+19.6%)
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Q4 2013

LABL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 52,500 sh (+27.93%)
Joel Greenblatt 46,613 sh (-27.37%)
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Q1 2014

LABL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Third Avenue Management 826,659 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 31,853 sh (-31.66%)
Jim Simons 24,800 sh (-52.76%)
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Q2 2014

LABL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Third Avenue Management 794,921 sh (-3.84%)
Joel Greenblatt 10,411 sh (-67.32%)
Jim Simons 7,000 sh (-71.77%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LABL

(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
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -67.32%0.01%$32.52 - $39.27 $ 45.2527%10411
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Reduce -31.66%0.01%$31.1 - $37.74 $ 45.2530%31853
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -27.37%0.02%$32.5 - $38.02 $ 45.2526%46613
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 New Buy0.07%$24.97 - $30.76 $ 45.2562%53657
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 26.70
LABL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 26.20 vs. LABL: 26.70 )
LABL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.74   Max: 26.73
Current: 26.7

7.74
26.73
P/B 2.49
LABL's P/B is ranked higher than
66% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.13 vs. LABL: 2.49 )
LABL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 4.48
Current: 2.49

0.91
4.48
P/S 1.01
LABL's P/S is ranked higher than
65% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. LABL: 1.01 )
LABL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 1.51
Current: 1.01

0.46
1.51
PFCF 14.93
LABL's PFCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 36.60 vs. LABL: 14.93 )
LABL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.32   Max: 40.4
Current: 14.93

5.32
40.4
EV-to-EBIT 20.15
LABL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
71% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.92 vs. LABL: 20.15 )
LABL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9   Max: 22.6
Current: 20.15

9
22.6
PEG 1.17
LABL's PEG is ranked higher than
94% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LABL: 1.17 )
LABL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 2.82
Current: 1.17

0.25
2.82
Shiller P/E 30.69
LABL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LABL: 30.69 )
LABL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.13   Max: 35.49
Current: 30.69

8.13
35.49

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.44
LABL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
92% of the 669 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. LABL: 0.44 )
LABL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 1.92
Current: 0.44

0.19
1.92
Dividend Payout 0.10
LABL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
98% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. LABL: 0.10 )
LABL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.17
Current: 0.1

0.04
0.17
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.40
LABL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
91% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. LABL: 0.40 )
LABL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 1.92
Current: 0.4

0.19
1.92
Share Buyback Rate -8.10
LABL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
55% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. LABL: -8.10 )
LABL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.5   Max: -9.8
Current: -8.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.07
LABL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. LABL: 1.07 )
LABL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 2.37
Current: 1.07

0.51
2.37
Price/Median PS Value 1.25
LABL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
59% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. LABL: 1.25 )
LABL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 1.44
Current: 1.25

0.16
1.44
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.09
LABL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LABL: 1.09 )
LABL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 2.02
Current: 1.09

0.43
2.02
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.00
LABL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
55% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. LABL: 5.00 )
LABL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.4   Max: 11.2
Current: 5

4.4
11.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 29.48
LABL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
94% of the 746 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.59 vs. LABL: 29.48 )
LABL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 13.6   Max: 58.1
Current: 29.48

13.6
58.1

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