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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.

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••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
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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.

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Q1 2014

LPDX Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 120,522 sh (+51.79%)
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LPDX Guru Trades in Q4 2014

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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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