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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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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
MKSI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
99% of the 2169 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. MKSI: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MKSI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 11.00 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.88
MKSI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
96% of the 2078 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. MKSI: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MKSI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.57  Med: 0.87 Max: 0.91
Current: 0.88
0.57
0.91
Interest Coverage 1876.97
MKSI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
54% of the 1261 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 271.97 vs. MKSI: 1876.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MKSI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 6.13  Med: 129.28 Max: 5778.91
Current: 1876.97
6.13
5778.91
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 10.37
M-Score: -2.02
WACC vs ROIC
10.38%
19.17%
WACC
ROIC
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 (%) 18.31
MKSI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 2162 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. MKSI: 18.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MKSI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -43.71  Med: 10.79 Max: 22.92
Current: 18.31
-43.71
22.92
Net-margin (%) 15.01
MKSI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 2162 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. MKSI: 15.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MKSI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -54.15  Med: 7.46 Max: 16.71
Current: 15.01
-54.15
16.71
ROE (%) 11.09
MKSI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 2138 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 5.91 vs. MKSI: 11.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MKSI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -27.06  Med: 7.06 Max: 27.59
Current: 11.09
-27.06
27.59
ROA (%) 9.68
MKSI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 2183 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. MKSI: 9.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MKSI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -24.18  Med: 6.19 Max: 19.16
Current: 9.68
-24.18
19.16
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 53.05
MKSI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 2178 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9.59 vs. MKSI: 53.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MKSI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -62.43  Med: 30.81 Max: 79.32
Current: 53.05
-62.43
79.32
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -2.10
MKSI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 1463 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. MKSI: -2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MKSI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -20.3  Med: 7.00 Max: 28.8
Current: -2.1
-20.3
28.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -8.10
MKSI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. MKSI: -8.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MKSI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -54.1  Med: 4.80 Max: 115.9
Current: -8.1
-54.1
115.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -4.10
MKSI's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1057 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. MKSI: -4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MKSI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -36.4  Med: 1.75 Max: 60.7
Current: -4.1
-36.4
60.7
» MKSI's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

MKSI Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 146,852 sh (+321.36%)
Joel Greenblatt 299,510 sh (+82.59%)
NWQ Managers 1,275,746 sh (+5.33%)
Chuck Royce 8,297,924 sh (+3.48%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ken Fisher 722,524 sh (-4.90%)
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Q3 2014

MKSI Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 13,793 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 385,975 sh (+28.87%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ken Fisher 716,109 sh (-0.89%)
Chuck Royce 8,218,124 sh (-0.96%)
NWQ Managers 605,156 sh (-52.56%)
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Q4 2014

MKSI Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 23,539 sh (+70.66%)
Joel Greenblatt 580,926 sh (+50.51%)
Ken Fisher 705,159 sh (-1.53%)
Chuck Royce 6,739,263 sh (-18.00%)
Chuck Royce 6,739,263 sh (-18.00%)
NWQ Managers 302,147 sh (-50.07%)
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Q1 2015

MKSI Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 6,732,418 sh (-0.10%)
Ken Fisher 696,259 sh (-1.26%)
Joel Greenblatt 556,387 sh (-4.22%)
NWQ Managers 274,904 sh (-9.02%)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,511 sh (-17.11%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 16.92
MKSI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1529 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 18.10 vs. MKSI: 16.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MKSI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.38  Med: 16.29 Max: 81.33
Current: 16.92
7.38
81.33
Forward P/E 14.86
MKSI's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
52% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 15.43 vs. MKSI: 14.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 17.10
MKSI's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1533 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 18.00 vs. MKSI: 17.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
MKSI' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.72  Med: 16.29 Max: 80.68
Current: 17.1
7.72
80.68
P/B 1.81
MKSI's P/B is ranked lower than
58% of the 2112 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. MKSI: 1.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MKSI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.37 Max: 1.91
Current: 1.81
0.7
1.91
P/S 2.53
MKSI's P/S is ranked lower than
77% of the 2148 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. MKSI: 2.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MKSI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.95  Med: 1.84 Max: 2.74
Current: 2.53
0.95
2.74
PFCF 20.13
MKSI's PFCF is ranked lower than
55% of the 1092 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 17.92 vs. MKSI: 20.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
MKSI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.35  Med: 17.31 Max: 1898
Current: 20.13
6.35
1898
POCF 17.92
MKSI's POCF is ranked lower than
61% of the 1467 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 13.69 vs. MKSI: 17.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MKSI' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.9  Med: 14.57 Max: 189.8
Current: 17.92
5.9
189.8
EV-to-EBIT 11.44
MKSI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
59% of the 1559 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 14.03 vs. MKSI: 11.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MKSI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -16.5  Med: 9.50 Max: 34
Current: 11.44
-16.5
34
Shiller P/E 39.63
MKSI's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
71% of the 824 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 22.62 vs. MKSI: 39.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
MKSI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.34  Med: 47.27 Max: 96.92
Current: 39.63
13.34
96.92
Current Ratio 6.50
MKSI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 2100 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. MKSI: 6.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MKSI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.16  Med: 5.65 Max: 11.19
Current: 6.5
2.16
11.19
Quick Ratio 4.92
MKSI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 2100 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. MKSI: 4.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MKSI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.33  Med: 4.45 Max: 9.48
Current: 4.92
1.33
9.48
Days Inventory 128.05
MKSI's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
81% of the 2120 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 71.74 vs. MKSI: 128.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
MKSI' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 67.61  Med: 119.54 Max: 173.49
Current: 128.05
67.61
173.49
Days Sales Outstanding 57.62
MKSI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
66% of the 1855 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 71.67 vs. MKSI: 57.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MKSI' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 45.53  Med: 54.13 Max: 87.57
Current: 57.62
45.53
87.57

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.78
MKSI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
53% of the 1897 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. MKSI: 1.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
MKSI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 2.12 Max: 2.67
Current: 1.78
0.45
2.67
Dividend Payout 0.30
MKSI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
58% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. MKSI: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
MKSI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.35 Max: 3.2
Current: 0.3
0.21
3.2
Dividend growth (3y) 3.00
MKSI's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
52% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. MKSI: 3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
MKSI' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 3
Current: 3
0
3
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.76
MKSI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1940 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. MKSI: 1.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
MKSI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 2.12 Max: 2.67
Current: 1.76
0.45
2.67
Share Buyback Rate -0.40
MKSI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
64% of the 1071 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. MKSI: -0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
MKSI' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.1  Med: -2.10 Max: -27.8
Current: -0.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 9.79
MKSI's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
55% of the 449 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 8.38 vs. MKSI: 9.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
MKSI' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 2.77  Med: 6.49 Max: 489.06
Current: 9.79
2.77
489.06
Price/Net Current Asset Value 3.81
MKSI's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
52% of the 1511 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.59 vs. MKSI: 3.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
MKSI' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.53  Med: 2.72 Max: 13.25
Current: 3.81
1.53
13.25
Price/Tangible Book 2.36
MKSI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
63% of the 2055 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. MKSI: 2.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
MKSI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.27  Med: 2.07 Max: 9.33
Current: 2.36
1.27
9.33
Price/Projected FCF 1.12
MKSI's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
59% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. MKSI: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
MKSI' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.51  Med: 0.90 Max: 1.53
Current: 1.12
0.51
1.53
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
MKSI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
67% of the 2031 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. MKSI: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MKSI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.63  Med: 1.06 Max: 3.21
Current: 1.4
0.63
3.21
Price/Graham Number 1.33
MKSI's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
58% of the 1414 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. MKSI: 1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
MKSI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.26 Max: 7.53
Current: 1.33
0.6
7.53
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.82
MKSI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 2138 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. MKSI: 8.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MKSI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.9  Med: 9.80 Max: 32.5
Current: 8.82
2.9
32.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -8.60
MKSI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 821 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. MKSI: -8.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
MKSI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -8.8  Med: 6.00 Max: 102.1
Current: -8.6
-8.8
102.1

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Scientific & Technical Instruments
Compare:UTX, MMM, ARG, AP, EMR » details
Traded in other countries:MKT.Germany,
MKS Instruments Inc was founded in 1961 as a Massachusetts corporation. 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 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 companys 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 companys products are sold to government, university and industrial laboratories for vacuum applications involving research and development in materials science, physical chemistry and electronics materials. It's 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, 2013, Company owned 338 U.S. patents, 589 foreign patents.
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