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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 : 8/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
MKSI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
93% of the 1947 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. MKSI: No Debt )
MKSI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.47   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.86
MKSI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
96% of the 1933 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. MKSI: 0.86 )
MKSI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 0.91
Current: 0.86

0.57
0.91
Interest Coverage 686.91
MKSI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
79% of the 1122 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 27.24 vs. MKSI: 686.91 )
MKSI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 6.13   Max: 5778.91
Current: 686.91

6.13
5778.91
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 7.68
M-Score: -2.33
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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Operating margin (%) 8.72
MKSI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1815 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.33 vs. MKSI: 8.72 )
MKSI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -43.71   Max: 22.92
Current: 8.72

-43.71
22.92
Net-margin (%) 5.34
MKSI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1815 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. MKSI: 5.34 )
MKSI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -54.15   Max: 16.71
Current: 5.34

-54.15
16.71
ROE (%) 3.50
MKSI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1800 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.31 vs. MKSI: 3.50 )
MKSI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -31.05   Max: 20.13
Current: 3.5

-31.05
20.13
ROA (%) 2.95
MKSI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1819 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. MKSI: 2.95 )
MKSI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -27.47   Max: 14.51
Current: 2.95

-27.47
14.51
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 24.46
MKSI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1815 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 14.43 vs. MKSI: 24.46 )
MKSI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -63.61   Max: 69.76
Current: 24.46

-63.61
69.76
Revenue Growth (%) -9.20
MKSI's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1707 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. MKSI: -9.20 )
MKSI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -20.3   Max: 28.8
Current: -9.2

-20.3
28.8
EBITDA Growth (%) -29.80
MKSI's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1489 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. MKSI: -29.80 )
MKSI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -54.1   Max: 115.9
Current: -29.8

-54.1
115.9
EPS Growth (%) -36.40
MKSI's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. MKSI: -36.40 )
MKSI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -36.4   Max: 60.7
Current: -36.4

-36.4
60.7
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

MKSI Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Mario Gabelli 8,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 19,158 sh (+6.45%)
Chuck Royce 6,617,617 sh (+0.36%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ken Fisher 630,999 sh (-1.99%)
NWQ Managers 1,485,818 sh (-4.09%)
Jim Simons 117,771 sh (-53.59%)
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Q3 2013

MKSI Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Ken Fisher 775,999 sh (+22.98%)
Chuck Royce 7,496,729 sh (+13.28%)
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
NWQ Managers 1,475,302 sh (-0.71%)
Steven Cohen 10,336 sh (-46.05%)
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Q4 2013

MKSI Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 14,512 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,900 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 7,984,200 sh (+6.5%)
Ken Fisher 775,999 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
NWQ Managers 1,147,210 sh (-22.24%)
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Q1 2014

MKSI Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 34,852 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 164,035 sh (+1030.34%)
NWQ Managers 1,211,244 sh (+5.58%)
Chuck Royce 8,019,000 sh (+0.44%)
Ken Fisher 759,749 sh (-2.09%)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,396 sh (-37.85%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MKSI

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 1030.34%0.07%$29.01 - $31.2 $ 31.324%164035
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$26.99 - $30.66 $ 31.328%14512
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Sold Out $24.9 - $28.82 $ 31.3217%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.16%$25.12 - $28.96 $ 31.3216%0
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 New Buy$25.12 - $28.96 $ 31.3216%8000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -47.24%0.16%$25.78 - $28.94 $ 31.3214%116987
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 38.98%0.11%$27.95 - $32.17 $ 31.3211%161297
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 23.82%0.08%$20.23 - $28.65 $ 31.3221%116061
David Dreman 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.1579%$21.48 - $27.12 $ 31.3231%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 65.17%0.13%$21.48 - $27.12 $ 31.3231%93730
David Dreman 2011-06-30 New Buy0.16%$23.65 - $33.69 $ 31.3216%312370
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Add 56.85%0.08%$23.65 - $33.69 $ 31.3216%56747
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Ratios

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industry
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P/E(ttm) 27.30
MKSI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
65% of the 2028 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 24.10 vs. MKSI: 27.30 )
MKSI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.38   Max: 508.63
Current: 27.3

7.38
508.63
P/B 1.60
MKSI's P/B is ranked higher than
65% of the 2028 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. MKSI: 1.60 )
MKSI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 2.46
Current: 1.6

0.7
2.46
P/S 2.29
MKSI's P/S is ranked higher than
50% of the 2028 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. MKSI: 2.29 )
MKSI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.95   Max: 4.63
Current: 2.29

0.95
4.63
PFCF 23.50
MKSI's PFCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 2028 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 43.56 vs. MKSI: 23.50 )
MKSI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.35   Max: 1898
Current: 23.5

6.35
1898
EV-to-EBIT 11.97
MKSI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 2028 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 17.19 vs. MKSI: 11.97 )
MKSI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 176.6
Current: 11.97

3.1
176.6
Shiller P/E 57.20
MKSI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 2028 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MKSI: 57.20 )
MKSI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.34   Max: 100.8
Current: 57.2

13.34
100.8
Current Ratio 7.71
MKSI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 1944 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. MKSI: 7.71 )
MKSI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.16   Max: 11.19
Current: 7.71

2.16
11.19
Quick Ratio 6.44
MKSI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 1944 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. MKSI: 6.44 )
MKSI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.33   Max: 9.48
Current: 6.44

1.33
9.48

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.06
MKSI's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
66% of the 1495 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. MKSI: 2.06 )
MKSI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 2.67
Current: 2.06

0.45
2.67
Dividend Payout 0.56
MKSI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
90% of the 2028 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MKSI: 0.56 )
MKSI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 3.2
Current: 0.56

0.21
3.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.00
MKSI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1509 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. MKSI: 2.00 )
MKSI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 2.67
Current: 2

0.45
2.67
Share Buyback Rate -1.60
MKSI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
63% of the 1239 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. MKSI: -1.60 )
MKSI' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.1   Max: -27.8
Current: -1.6

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 4.00
MKSI's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
97% of the 2028 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MKSI: 4.00 )
MKSI' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 2.77   Max: 489.06
Current: 4

2.77
489.06
Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.90
MKSI's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 2028 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MKSI: 2.90 )
MKSI' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.95   Max: 22.99
Current: 2.9

1.95
22.99
Price/Tangible Book 1.90
MKSI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
66% of the 2028 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. MKSI: 1.90 )
MKSI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.27   Max: 9.33
Current: 1.9

1.27
9.33
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.00
MKSI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
92% of the 2028 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MKSI: 1.00 )
MKSI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 1.53
Current: 1

0.51
1.53
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
MKSI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
60% of the 2028 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. MKSI: 1.20 )
MKSI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 3.23
Current: 1.2

0.64
3.23
Price/Graham Number 1.50
MKSI's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
72% of the 2028 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 vs. MKSI: 1.50 )
MKSI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 7.53
Current: 1.5

0.6
7.53
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.40
MKSI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1806 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. MKSI: 8.40 )
MKSI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 32.5
Current: 8.4

0.6
32.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 4.53
MKSI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1378 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.21 vs. MKSI: 4.53 )
MKSI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 100.9
Current: 4.53

0.7
100.9

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials
Compare:UTX, MMM, ARG, AP, EMR » details
Traded in other countries:MKT.Germany
MKS Instruments, Inc. was founded in 1961 incorporated in the state of Massachusetts. The Company is a provider of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions that measure, control, power, monitor and analyze critical parameters to improve process performance and productivity of advanced manufacturing processes. It also provides services relating to the maintenance and repair of its products, software maintenance, installation services and training. The company groups its products into four product groups: Instruments and Control Products, Power and Reactive Gas Products, Vacuum Products and Analytical Solutions Group Products. Its primary served markets are manufacturers of capital equipment for semiconductor devices and for other thin film applications including flat panel displays, solar cells, data storage media and other advanced coatings. It also leverages its technology in other markets with advanced manufacturing applications including medical equipment, pharmaceutical manufacturing and energy generation and environmental monitoring. The company's products are used in other energy generation and environmental monitoring processes such as nuclear fuel processing, fuel cell research, greenhouse gas monitoring, and chemical agent detection; medical instrument sterilization; consumable medical supply manufacturing and pharmaceutical manufacturing. Its power delivery products are also incorporated into other end-market products such as medical imaging equipment. In addition, the company's products are sold to government, university and industrial laboratories for vacuum applications involving research and development in materials science, physical chemistry and electronics materials. Major equipment and process providers and research laboratories are concentrated in Europe, Japan and the United States. The company has a diverse base of customers that includes manufacturers of semiconductor capital equipment and semiconductor devices, thin film capital equipment used in the manufacture of flat panel displays, solar cells, data storage media and other coating applications; and other industrial, medical and manufacturing companies, and university, government and industrial research laboratories. Its customers include Applied Materials, Lam Research and Tokyo Electron. The market for its products is competitive. As of December 31, 2012, the Company owns 370 U.S. patents, 440 foreign patents and had 116 pending U.S. patent applications that expire at various dates through 2031.
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