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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
93% of the 2655 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. MKSI: No Debt )
MKSI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.47   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.87
MKSI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
96% of the 2636 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. MKSI: 0.87 )
MKSI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 0.91
Current: 0.87

0.57
0.91
Interest Coverage 686.91
MKSI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
66% of the 1642 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 116.00 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: 8
Z-Score: 9.23
M-Score: -2.03
WACC vs ROIC
10.40%
20.99%
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 (%) 17.31
MKSI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 2656 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.79 vs. MKSI: 17.31 )
MKSI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -43.71   Max: 22.92
Current: 17.31

-43.71
22.92
Net-margin (%) 14.83
MKSI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 2656 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. MKSI: 14.83 )
MKSI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -54.15   Max: 16.71
Current: 14.83

-54.15
16.71
ROE (%) 11.02
MKSI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 2616 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 5.76 vs. MKSI: 11.02 )
MKSI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -27.06   Max: 27.59
Current: 11.02

-27.06
27.59
ROA (%) 9.53
MKSI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 2668 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.11 vs. MKSI: 9.53 )
MKSI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -24.18   Max: 19.16
Current: 9.53

-24.18
19.16
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 51.03
MKSI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 2664 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9.72 vs. MKSI: 51.03 )
MKSI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -63.05   Max: 72.04
Current: 51.03

-63.05
72.04
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -9.20
MKSI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1918 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. MKSI: -9.20 )
MKSI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -20.3   Max: 28.8
Current: -9.2

-20.3
28.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -29.80
MKSI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1554 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. MKSI: -29.80 )
MKSI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -54.1   Max: 115.9
Current: -29.8

-54.1
115.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -36.40
MKSI's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1388 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. MKSI: -36.40 )
MKSI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 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

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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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 (-4.9%)
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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%)
NWQ Managers 302,147 sh (-50.07%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MKSI

(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
NWQ Managers 2014-12-31 Reduce -50.07%0.11%$31.1 - $37.25 $ 35.260%302147
NWQ Managers 2014-12-31 Reduce -50.07%0.11%$31.1 - $37.25 $ 35.260%302147
Joel Greenblatt 2014-12-31 Add 50.51%0.06%$31.1 - $37.25 $ 35.260%580926
NWQ Managers 2014-09-30 Reduce -52.56%0.21%$31.22 - $34.33 $ 35.268%605156
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 28.87%0.03%$31.22 - $34.33 $ 35.268%385975
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 82.59%0.05%$27.09 - $30.95 $ 35.2622%299510
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 1030.34%0.07%$29.01 - $31.2 $ 35.2618%164035
NWQ Managers 2013-12-31 Reduce -22.24%0.08%$26.99 - $30.66 $ 35.2621%1147210
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$26.99 - $30.66 $ 35.2621%14512
Ken Fisher 2013-09-30 Add 22.98%0.01%$24.9 - $28.82 $ 35.2632%775999
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Sold Out $24.9 - $28.82 $ 35.2632%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.16%$25.12 - $28.96 $ 35.2630%0
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 New Buy$25.12 - $28.96 $ 35.2630%8000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -47.24%0.16%$25.78 - $28.94 $ 35.2629%116987
NWQ Managers 2012-03-31 Reduce -27.01%0.12%$27.95 - $32.17 $ 35.2625%1831121
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 38.98%0.11%$27.95 - $32.17 $ 35.2625%161297
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 23.82%0.08%$20.23 - $28.65 $ 35.2636%116061
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 18.80
MKSI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
74% of the 2805 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 34.10 vs. MKSI: 18.80 )
MKSI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.38   Max: 508.63
Current: 18.8

7.38
508.63
Forward P/E 16.00
MKSI's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 2805 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MKSI: 16.00 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.90
MKSI's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
75% of the 2805 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 34.00 vs. MKSI: 18.90 )
MKSI' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.72   Max: 518.8
Current: 18.9

7.72
518.8
P/B 1.80
MKSI's P/B is ranked higher than
58% of the 2805 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. MKSI: 1.80 )
MKSI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 2.11
Current: 1.8

0.7
2.11
P/S 2.50
MKSI's P/S is ranked lower than
60% of the 2805 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. MKSI: 2.50 )
MKSI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.95   Max: 3.44
Current: 2.5

0.95
3.44
PFCF 21.30
MKSI's PFCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 2805 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 92.69 vs. MKSI: 21.30 )
MKSI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.35   Max: 1898
Current: 21.3

6.35
1898
POCF 18.96
MKSI's POCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 2805 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 20.03 vs. MKSI: 18.96 )
MKSI' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.9   Max: 199.54
Current: 18.96

5.9
199.54
EV-to-EBIT 11.42
MKSI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
81% of the 2805 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 24.90 vs. MKSI: 11.42 )
MKSI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -16.5   Max: 176.6
Current: 11.42

-16.5
176.6
Shiller P/E 54.60
MKSI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 2805 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MKSI: 54.60 )
MKSI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.34   Max: 100.8
Current: 54.6

13.34
100.8
Current Ratio 7.03
MKSI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 2653 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. MKSI: 7.03 )
MKSI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.16   Max: 11.19
Current: 7.03

2.16
11.19
Quick Ratio 5.56
MKSI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 2653 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. MKSI: 5.56 )
MKSI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.33   Max: 9.48
Current: 5.56

1.33
9.48
Days Inventory 124.42
MKSI's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
54% of the 2805 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 76.14 vs. MKSI: 124.42 )
MKSI' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 67.61   Max: 173.49
Current: 124.42

67.61
173.49
Days Sales Outstanding 49.72
MKSI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
86% of the 2805 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 81.37 vs. MKSI: 49.72 )
MKSI' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 45.53   Max: 87.57
Current: 49.72

45.53
87.57

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.80
MKSI's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
50% of the 1756 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. MKSI: 1.80 )
MKSI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 2.67
Current: 1.8

0.45
2.67
Dividend Payout 0.30
MKSI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
80% of the 2805 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.18 vs. MKSI: 0.30 )
MKSI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 3.2
Current: 0.3

0.21
3.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.80
MKSI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1809 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. MKSI: 1.80 )
MKSI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 2.67
Current: 1.8

0.45
2.67
Share Buyback Rate -1.60
MKSI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
69% of the 1492 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 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 6.92
MKSI's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
93% of the 2805 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MKSI: 6.92 )
MKSI' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 2.77   Max: 489.06
Current: 6.92

2.77
489.06
Price/Net Current Asset Value 4.41
MKSI's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 2805 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MKSI: 4.41 )
MKSI' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.95   Max: 22.99
Current: 4.41

1.95
22.99
Price/Tangible Book 2.27
MKSI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
58% of the 2805 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. MKSI: 2.27 )
MKSI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.27   Max: 9.33
Current: 2.27

1.27
9.33
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.09
MKSI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2805 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MKSI: 1.09 )
MKSI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 1.53
Current: 1.09

0.36
1.53
Price/Median PS Value 1.35
MKSI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
57% of the 2805 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. MKSI: 1.35 )
MKSI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 3.23
Current: 1.35

0.64
3.23
Price/Graham Number 1.40
MKSI's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
72% of the 2805 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. MKSI: 1.40 )
MKSI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 7.53
Current: 1.4

0.6
7.53
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.90
MKSI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
80% of the 2648 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. MKSI: 8.90 )
MKSI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 32.5
Current: 8.9

0.6
32.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 19.98
MKSI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1195 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 7.64 vs. MKSI: 19.98 )
MKSI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 102.1
Current: 19.98

0.8
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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