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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 : 9/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.27
MTD's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
51% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. MTD: 0.27 )
MTD' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 0.72
Current: 0.27

0.06
0.72
Equity to Asset 0.43
MTD's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
55% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. MTD: 0.43 )
MTD' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.49
Current: 0.43

0.03
0.49
Interest Coverage 18.87
MTD's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
68% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 22.61 vs. MTD: 18.87 )
MTD' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.97   Max: 18.87
Current: 18.87

1.97
18.87
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 6.45
M-Score: -2.51
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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 18.01
MTD's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 9.44 vs. MTD: 18.01 )
MTD' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.05   Max: 18.01
Current: 18.01

8.05
18.01
Net-margin (%) 12.87
MTD's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 7.65 vs. MTD: 12.87 )
MTD' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -7.5   Max: 12.87
Current: 12.87

-7.5
12.87
ROE (%) 32.74
MTD's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 8.68 vs. MTD: 32.74 )
MTD' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -259.45   Max: 69.89
Current: 32.74

-259.45
69.89
ROA (%) 14.22
MTD's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 4.24 vs. MTD: 14.22 )
MTD' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -8.79   Max: 14.38
Current: 14.22

-8.79
14.38
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 55.69
MTD's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 22.38 vs. MTD: 55.69 )
MTD' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 22.49   Max: 63.31
Current: 55.69

22.49
63.31
Revenue Growth (%) 10.30
MTD's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. MTD: 10.30 )
MTD' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -2.2   Max: 18
Current: 10.3

-2.2
18
EBITDA Growth (%) 13.10
MTD's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. MTD: 13.10 )
MTD' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -45.2   Max: 132
Current: 13.1

-45.2
132
EPS Growth (%) 13.60
MTD's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. MTD: 13.60 )
MTD' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 4.5   Max: 32
Current: 13.6

4.5
32
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

MTD Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Steven Cohen 2,811 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 6,051 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,900 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 2,182,050 sh (-1.2%)
Ron Baron 1,427,142 sh (-6.46%)
Chuck Royce 168,600 sh (-14.07%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,285 sh (-18.26%)
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Q2 2013

MTD Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Ray Dalio 4,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 40,800 sh (+2047.37%)
Steven Cohen 11,600 sh (+312.66%)
Joel Greenblatt 4,557 sh (+254.63%)
Jeremy Grantham 6,051 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 2,182,050 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 168,600 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 1,402,346 sh (-1.74%)
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Q3 2013

MTD Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Columbia Wanger 2,184,050 sh (+0.09%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 5,951 sh (-1.65%)
Ron Baron 1,372,691 sh (-2.11%)
Chuck Royce 160,500 sh (-4.8%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,544 sh (-66.12%)
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Q4 2013

MTD Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 21,848 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,540 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 4,219 sh (+173.25%)
Jeremy Grantham 6,651 sh (+11.76%)
Ron Baron 1,355,681 sh (-1.24%)
Columbia Wanger 2,036,650 sh (-6.75%)
Chuck Royce 126,800 sh (-21%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MTD

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 173.25%0.02%$233.71 - $253.27 $ 233.5-4%4219
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -66.12%0.03%$205.55 - $242.56 $ 233.54%1544
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$205.55 - $242.56 $ 233.54%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 254.63%0.03%$197.91 - $228 $ 233.510%4557
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 New Buy0.01%$197.91 - $228 $ 233.510%4000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.02%$161.8 - $195 $ 233.530%1572
Ruane Cunniff 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.06%$148.68 - $177.44 $ 233.544%0
Ruane Cunniff 2012-03-31 Reduce -30.02%0.02%$152.19 - $189.67 $ 233.541%44867
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.05%$131.91 - $175.28 $ 233.553%0
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Sold Out $147.23 - $177.07 $ 233.544%0
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Guru Investment Theses on Mettler-Toledo International, Inc.

Baron Funds Comments on Mettler-Toledo International - Nov 06, 2013

Mettler-Toledo International, Inc. (MTD) is the largest manufacturer of weighing instruments for use in various laboratory and industrial applications. Mettler has long had a significant presence in the Chinese market, which accounts for approximately 18% of the compan y's reve nues. Mettler's shares performed well in the quarter as investors began to believe the worst of the slowdown in China was behind the company. Expectations now contemplate that Mettler's growth in China will recover in the second half of 2013 and continue into 2014. We continue to believe that Mettler is a well-managed business with pricing power that will generate consistent long-term growth, driven in part by emerging markets.

From Ron Baron's Baron Funds third quarter 2013 report.


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Baron Funds Comments on Mettler-Toledo International Inc. - Feb 06, 2013

Mettler-Toledo International, Inc. (MTD) manufactures sophisticated weighing instruments used in laboratory, industrial, and food retailing applications. The company has the leading market share throughout most of its key markets in the U.S. and Europe. It also generates roughly 17% of its revenue from China, where it has experienced rapid growth during the past several years. Mettler's shares rose during the quarter in response to positive economic data from China indicating that its economy is rebounding.We continue to believe that Mettler has solid long-term earnings prospects driven by its growth in emerging markets, increased focus by regulators on food safety (a market in which Mettler's products are leaders), pricing power, and ongoing manufacturing efficiencies.

From Baron Funds' fourth quarter letter.


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Baron Funds Comments on Mettler-Toledo International - Aug 23, 2012

From Baron Funds' second quarter commentary:

Shares of Mettler-Toledo International, Inc. (MTD) fell in the second quarter. Mettler-Toledo is a leading provider of weighing instruments used in laboratory, industrial, and food retailing applications.The stock was negatively impacted by weakening global macroeconomic data and investor rotation out of companies with European industrial and Chinese exposure. (Neal Kaufman)
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Baron Funds Comments on Mettler-Toledo Inc. - May 24, 2012

From Baron Funds first quarter letter: Shares of Mettler-Toledo International, Inc. (MTD), a leading provider of weighing instruments (such as balances and scales) used in laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications, gained 25.1%. The stock benefited from improving global macroeconomic conditions.The Chinese government began to adopt policies to stimulate economic growth, and China represents a key growth driver for Mettler, accounting for roughly 16% of company sales.We continue to believe Mettler has solid long-term growth prospects. (Neal Kaufman)
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Top Ranked Articles about Mettler-Toledo International, Inc.

Baron Funds Comments on Mettler-Toledo International
Mettler-Toledo International, Inc. (MTD) is the largest manufacturer of weighing instruments for use in various laboratory and industrial applications. Mettler has long had a significant presence in the Chinese market, which accounts for approximately 18% of the compan y's reve nues. Mettler's shares performed well in the quarter as investors began to believe the worst of the slowdown in China was behind the company. Expectations now contemplate that Mettler's growth in China will recover in the second half of 2013 and continue into 2014. We continue to believe that Mettler is a well-managed business with pricing power that will generate consistent long-term growth, driven in part by emerging markets. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 23.00
MTD's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
67% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 23.10 vs. MTD: 23.00 )
MTD' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.19   Max: 27.01
Current: 23

8.19
27.01
P/B 7.20
MTD's P/B is ranked lower than
68% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.77 vs. MTD: 7.20 )
MTD' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.65   Max: 8.94
Current: 7.2

2.65
8.94
P/S 2.96
MTD's P/S is ranked higher than
52% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. MTD: 2.96 )
MTD' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 3.33
Current: 2.96

0.85
3.33
PFCF 26.40
MTD's PFCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 27.00 vs. MTD: 26.40 )
MTD' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.89   Max: 42.88
Current: 26.4

8.89
42.88
EV-to-EBIT 16.90
MTD's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
65% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 18.32 vs. MTD: 16.90 )
MTD' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 20.9
Current: 16.9

1.1
20.9
PEG 1.40
MTD's PEG is ranked higher than
82% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. MTD: 1.40 )
MTD' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 969.5
Current: 1.4

0.23
969.5
Shiller P/E 29.20
MTD's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
56% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 25.28 vs. MTD: 29.20 )
MTD' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.21   Max: 38.64
Current: 29.2

12.21
38.64

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 18.60
MTD's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
84% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. MTD: 18.60 )
MTD' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 7.95   Max: 101.61
Current: 18.6

7.95
101.61
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.90
MTD's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
50% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. MTD: 1.90 )
MTD' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 2.02
Current: 1.9

0.9
2.02
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
MTD's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
54% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. MTD: 1.40 )
MTD' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 1.53
Current: 1.4

0.59
1.53
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.50
MTD's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. MTD: 1.50 )
MTD' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 4.05
Current: 1.5

0.46
4.05
Price/Graham Number 4.30
MTD's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
73% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. MTD: 4.30 )
MTD' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 3.19   Max: 10.18
Current: 4.3

3.19
10.18
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.90
MTD's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
69% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. MTD: 5.90 )
MTD' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.8   Max: 88.4
Current: 5.9

4.8
88.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 17.70
MTD's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
91% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. MTD: 17.70 )
MTD' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -21.6   Max: 74
Current: 17.7

-21.6
74

Business Description

Industry: Medical Instruments & Equipment » Medical Instruments & Supplies
Compare:WST, BAX, COV, TMO, COO » details
Traded in other countries:MTO.Germany
Mettler-Toledo International, Inc., a Delaware corporation was incorporated in 1991. The Company is the supplier of precision instruments and services and provider of weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications. It is also a provider of analytical instruments for use in life science, reaction engineering and real-time analytic systems used in drug and chemical compound development and process analytics instruments used for in-line measurement in production processes. In addition, the Company is a supplier of end-of-line inspection systems used in production and packaging for food, pharmaceutical and other industries. The Company has five reportable segments: U.S. Operations, Swiss Operations, Western European Operations, Chinese Operations and Other. It manufactures numerous industrial weighing instruments and related terminals and offer dedicated software solutions for the pharmaceutical, chemical, food and other industries. In addition, it also manufactures metal detection and other end-of-line inspection systems used in production and packaging. Supermarkets, hypermarkets and other food retail businesses make use of multiple weighing and food labeling solutions for handling fresh goods (such as meats, vegetables, fruits and cheeses). The Company offers stand-alone scales for basic counter weighing and pricing, price finding and printing. In addition, it offers networked scales and software, which could integrate backroom, counter, self-service and checkout functions and could incorporate fresh goods item data into a supermarket's overall food item and inventory management system. Its main customers include companies in the following key end markets: the life science industry (pharmaceutical and biotech companies, as well as independent research organizations); food and beverage producers; food retailers; chemical, specialty chemicals and cosmetics companies; the transportation and logistics industry; the metals industry; the electronics industry; and the academic community. Laboratory instruments are produced mainly in Switzerland and to a lesser extent in the United States and China, while its remaining products are manufactured worldwide. The Company is subject to various environmental laws and regulations, including those relating to air emissions, wastewater discharges, the handling and disposal of solid and hazardous wastes and the remediation of contamination associated with the use and disposal of hazardous substances.

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