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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

Interest Coverage 12.43
MEAS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
70% of the 1767 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 56.06 vs. MEAS: 12.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MEAS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 12.43
Current: 12.43
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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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Guru Trades

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Q2 2014

MEAS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Mario Gabelli 208,700 sh (New)
John Paulson 213,853 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 364,763 sh (+127.26%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce 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 (+4.60%)
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
NWQ Managers Sold Out
John Paulson 53,600 sh (-74.94%)
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Q4 2014

MEAS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Mario Gabelli Sold Out
John Paulson Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Scientific & Technical Instruments
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.

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.

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Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $426.3
EPS (TTM) $ 1.77
Short Percentage of Float5.01%
52-Week Range $50.83 - 86.55
Shares Outstanding (Mil)16.18

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