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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.20
MEAS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
64% of the 2641 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. MEAS: 0.20 )
MEAS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.2

Equity to Asset 0.50
MEAS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
55% of the 2611 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. MEAS: 0.50 )
MEAS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.5

0.23
0.66
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 3.91
M-Score: -2.38
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 9.90
MEAS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 2641 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. MEAS: 9.90 )
MEAS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -19.64   Max: 14.11
Current: 9.9

-19.64
14.11
Net-margin (%) 6.93
MEAS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 2641 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. MEAS: 6.93 )
MEAS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -29.86   Max: 35.83
Current: 6.93

-29.86
35.83
ROE (%) 9.12
MEAS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 2604 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 5.75 vs. MEAS: 9.12 )
MEAS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -130.42   Max: 61.86
Current: 9.12

-130.42
61.86
ROA (%) 5.27
MEAS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 2652 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. MEAS: 5.27 )
MEAS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -34.77   Max: 35.05
Current: 5.27

-34.77
35.05
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 25.57
MEAS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 2648 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9.62 vs. MEAS: 25.57 )
MEAS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -44.1   Max: 74.07
Current: 25.57

-44.1
74.07
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 11.30
MEAS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1951 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. MEAS: 11.30 )
MEAS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -25.8   Max: 47.8
Current: 11.3

-25.8
47.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 8.30
MEAS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1603 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. MEAS: 8.30 )
MEAS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 377.7
Current: 8.3

0
377.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 7.10
MEAS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1461 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. MEAS: 7.10 )
MEAS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -20.9   Max: 72.9
Current: 7.1

-20.9
72.9
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

MEAS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 5,800 sh (New)
NWQ Managers 333,776 sh (+6.68%)
Robert Olstein 12,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,600 sh (unchged)
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Q1 2014

MEAS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Columbia Wanger 160,502 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 1,600 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein Sold Out
NWQ Managers 323,031 sh (-3.22%)
Jim Simons 5,400 sh (-6.9%)
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Q2 2014

MEAS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Paulson 213,853 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 208,700 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 364,763 sh (+127.26%)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
NWQ Managers 121,416 sh (-62.41%)
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Q3 2014

MEAS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Mario Gabelli 218,290 sh (+4.6%)
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
NWQ Managers Sold Out
John Paulson 53,600 sh (-74.94%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MEAS

(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
John Paulson 2014-09-30 Reduce -74.94%0.06%$85.22 - $86.1 $ 860%53600
NWQ Managers 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$85.22 - $86.1 $ 860%0
NWQ Managers 2014-06-30 Reduce -62.41%0.12%$61.3 - $86.38 $ 8625%121416
Mario Gabelli 2014-06-30 New Buy0.09%$61.3 - $86.38 $ 8625%208700
John Paulson 2014-06-30 New Buy0.08%$61.3 - $86.38 $ 8625%213853
Robert Olstein 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.1%$53.59 - $68.43 $ 8643%0
NWQ Managers 2013-06-30 Add 241.77%0.08%$37.51 - $47.78 $ 8698%283861
Robert Olstein 2013-06-30 Reduce -25%0.04%$37.51 - $47.78 $ 8698%15000
NWQ Managers 2013-03-31 New Buy0.03%$33.62 - $39.77 $ 86136%83055
Robert Olstein 2011-09-30 Add 25%0.03%$24.2 - $36.93 $ 86187%25000
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Guru Investment Theses on Measurement Specialties Inc

Mario Gabelli Comments on Measurement Specialties - Oct 28, 2014

Measurement Specialties, Inc. (0.7%) (MEAS)($85.61 - NASDAQ) is a designer and manufacturer of sensors and sensor-based systems located in Hampton, Virginia. The company received an $86 cash merger offer from data connectivity and power flow leader TE Connectivity Ltd. (formerly Tyco Electronics) on June 18, 2014, valuing the company at about $1.7 billion. On August 26, 2014, Measurement Specialties shareholders approved the deal. The deal is expected to close by the end of this year after approval of the transaction by several regulatory authorities.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)’s ABC Fund Q3 2014 Commentary.

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Mario Gabelli Comments on Measurement Specialties
Measurement Specialties, Inc. (0.7%) (MEAS)($85.61 - NASDAQ) is a designer and manufacturer of sensors and sensor-based systems located in Hampton, Virginia. The company received an $86 cash merger offer from data connectivity and power flow leader TE Connectivity Ltd. (formerly Tyco Electronics) on June 18, 2014, valuing the company at about $1.7 billion. On August 26, 2014, Measurement Specialties shareholders approved the deal. The deal is expected to close by the end of this year after approval of the transaction by several regulatory authorities. Read more...
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 48.60
MEAS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
60% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 32.50 vs. MEAS: 48.60 )
MEAS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.64   Max: 11030
Current: 48.6

3.64
11030
P/B 4.03
MEAS's P/B is ranked lower than
59% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. MEAS: 4.03 )
MEAS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 8.83
Current: 4.03

0.25
8.83
P/S 3.38
MEAS's P/S is ranked lower than
58% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. MEAS: 3.38 )
MEAS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 5.4
Current: 3.38

0.19
5.4
PFCF 43.00
MEAS's PFCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 100.00 vs. MEAS: 43.00 )
MEAS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.97   Max: 93.08
Current: 43

2.97
93.08
EV-to-EBIT 37.10
MEAS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
61% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 23.98 vs. MEAS: 37.10 )
MEAS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -240.3   Max: 171.7
Current: 37.1

-240.3
171.7
PEG 2.22
MEAS's PEG is ranked higher than
87% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MEAS: 2.22 )
MEAS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 27.68
Current: 2.22

0.04
27.68
Shiller P/E 58.01
MEAS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MEAS: 58.01 )
MEAS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.24   Max: 247.67
Current: 58.01

2.24
247.67
Current Ratio 2.56
MEAS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 2637 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. MEAS: 2.56 )
MEAS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 3.26
Current: 2.56

0.74
3.26
Quick Ratio 1.57
MEAS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 2637 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. MEAS: 1.57 )
MEAS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 2.39
Current: 1.57

0.32
2.39

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 307.14
MEAS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
65% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. MEAS: 307.14 )
MEAS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.35   Max: 306.96
Current: 307.14

1.35
306.96
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.24
MEAS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
79% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MEAS: 2.24 )
MEAS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 29.97
Current: 2.24

0.27
29.97
Price/Median PS Value 1.97
MEAS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
59% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. MEAS: 1.97 )
MEAS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 2.91
Current: 1.97

0.14
2.91
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.11
MEAS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MEAS: 2.11 )
MEAS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 38.42
Current: 2.11

0.31
38.42
Price/Graham Number 25.36
MEAS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
52% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. MEAS: 25.36 )
MEAS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 25.35
Current: 25.36

0.89
25.35
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.70
MEAS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
59% of the 2615 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. MEAS: 2.70 )
MEAS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 30
Current: 2.7

0.6
30
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 25.04
MEAS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1183 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 7.35 vs. MEAS: 25.04 )
MEAS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.2   Max: 113.3
Current: 25.04

-1.2
113.3

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Scientific & Technical Instruments
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Traded in other countries:MEG.Germany,
Measurement Specialties, Inc. is a New Jersey corporation organized in 1981. The Company is engaged in the design, development and manufacture of sensors and sensor-based systems for original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and end users, based on a broad portfolio of proprietary technology and typically characterized by the MEAS brand name. The Company is a multi-national corporation with fifteen main manufacturing facilities strategically located in the United States, China and Europe, enabling the Company to produce and market an array of sensors that use advanced technologies to measure precise ranges of physical characteristics. These sensors are used for engine and vehicle, medical, general industrial, consumer and home appliance, military/aerospace, and test and measurement applications. The Company's products include sensors for measuring pressure, linear/rotary position, force, torque, piezoelectric polymer film sensors, custom microstructures, load cells, vibrations and acceleration, optical absorption, humidity, gas concentration, gas flow rate, temperature, fluid properties and fluid level. The Company's advanced technologies include piezoresistive silicon, polymer and ceramic piezoelectric materials, application specific integrated circuits, micro-electromechanical systems ('MEMS'), foil strain gauges, electromagnetic force balance systems, fluid capacitive devices, linear and rotational variable differential transformers, anisotropic magneto-resistive devices, electromagnetic displacement sensors, hygroscopic capacitive structures, ultrasonic measurement systems, optical measurement systems, negative thermal coefficient ('NTC') ceramic sensors, 3-6 DOF (degree of freedom) force/torque structures, complex mechanical resonators, magnetic reed switches, high frequency multipoint scanning algorithms, and high precision submersible hydrostatic level detection. The Company's competitors include small independent companies and divisions of large corporations such as Danaher, General Electric, Schneider-Electric and Honeywell.
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Measurement Specialties Inc. (MEAS) COO Steven Craig Smith sells 35,981 Shares Mar 07 2011 
Measurement Specialties Inc. (MEAS) CFO Mark Edward Thomson sells 12,500 Shares Dec 14 2010 
Measurement Specialties Inc. (MEAS) COO Steven Craig Smith sells 5,000 Shares Dec 02 2010 
Measurement Specialties Inc. (MEAS) COO Steven Craig Smith sells 15,000 Shares Nov 24 2010 
Measurement Specialties Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 04 2009 
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