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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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Cash to Debt 2.52
LPDX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
52% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. LPDX: 2.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LPDX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.66  Med: 3.13 Max: No Debt
Current: 2.52
Equity to Asset 0.62
LPDX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
54% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. LPDX: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LPDX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -1.71  Med: 0.62 Max: 0.71
Current: 0.62
-1.71
0.71
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 1.17
M-Score: -3.36
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 : 2/10

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Operating margin (%) -26.56
LPDX's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -0.05 vs. LPDX: -26.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LPDX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -20.39  Med: 2.17 Max: 10.35
Current: -26.56
-20.39
10.35
Net-margin (%) -30.65
LPDX's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -2.06 vs. LPDX: -30.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LPDX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -23.93  Med: 0.74 Max: 10.95
Current: -30.65
-23.93
10.95
ROE (%) -28.95
LPDX's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -2.27 vs. LPDX: -28.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LPDX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -305.66  Med: -305.66 Max: -305.66
Current: -28.95
ROA (%) -18.89
LPDX's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -4.44 vs. LPDX: -18.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LPDX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -20.95  Med: 0.52 Max: 42.82
Current: -18.89
-20.95
42.82
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -69.49
LPDX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -2.58 vs. LPDX: -69.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LPDX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -80.07  Med: 7.44 Max: 189.36
Current: -69.49
-80.07
189.36
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

LPDX Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 120,522 sh (+51.79%)
Wilbur Ross 724,213 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2014

LPDX Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 163,700 sh (+35.83%)
Wilbur Ross 724,213 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2014

LPDX Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Mario Gabelli 20,000 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 200,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 190,000 sh (+16.07%)
Wilbur Ross 724,213 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2014

LPDX Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Wilbur Ross Sold Out
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
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Ratios

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P/B 2.10
LPDX's P/B is ranked higher than
71% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 3.27 vs. LPDX: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LPDX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1  Med: 1.41 Max: 2.81
Current: 2.1
1
2.81
P/S 1.90
LPDX's P/S is ranked higher than
66% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. LPDX: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LPDX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.93 Max: 1.9
Current: 1.9
0.27
1.9
Current Ratio 4.73
LPDX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. LPDX: 4.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LPDX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.21  Med: 4.02 Max: 11.5
Current: 4.73
1.21
11.5
Quick Ratio 4.70
LPDX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. LPDX: 4.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LPDX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.21  Med: 4.02 Max: 11.47
Current: 4.7
1.21
11.47
Days Inventory 7.39
LPDX's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
94% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 77.06 vs. LPDX: 7.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LPDX' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 2.27  Med: 4.10 Max: 5.93
Current: 7.39
2.27
5.93
Days Sales Outstanding 33.49
LPDX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
87% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 65.30 vs. LPDX: 33.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LPDX' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 34.3  Med: 39.72 Max: 44.83
Current: 33.49
34.3
44.83

Valuation & Return

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Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -20.20
LPDX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. LPDX: -20.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LPDX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -20.2  Med: 0.00 Max: 0
Current: -20.2
-20.2
0

Analyst Estimate

Dec14 Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 50 56 64
EPS($) -0.76 -0.38 -0.07
EPS without NRI($) -0.76 -0.38 -0.07

Business Description

Industry: Medical Diagnostics & Research » Diagnostics & Research
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Traded in other countries:LI0.Germany,
LipoScience Inc was incorporated under the laws of North Carolina in June 1994 under the name LipoMed, Inc. and reincorporated under the laws of Delaware in June 2000. The Company is a clinical diagnostic company into field of personalized diagnostics based on nuclear magnetic resonance technology. The Company's first diagnostic test, the NMR LipoProfile test, is cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and directly measures the number of low density lipoprotein, particles in a blood sample and provides physicians and their patients with actionable information to personalize management of risk for heart disease. The Company's technology platform combines proprietary signal processing algorithms and NMR spectroscopic detection into a clinical analyzer to identify and quantify concentrations of lipoproteins and, potentially, small molecule metabolites. NMR detectors, or spectrometers, analyze a blood plasma or serum sample by subjecting it to a short pulse of radio frequency energy within a strong magnetic field. The Company currently markets NMR LipoProfile test through a direct sales force in 27 states. The Company competes against companies that offer other methods for measuring lipoproteins. Its competitors include Quest Diagnostics, Berkeley HeartLab, Inc., Atherotech, Inc. and SpectraCell Laboratories. The Company is subject to extensive and frequently changing federal, state and local laws and regulations governing various aspects of its business.
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