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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 : 7/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
NANO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
98% of the 2580 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. NANO: No Debt )
NANO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.26   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.86
NANO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
94% of the 2566 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. NANO: 0.86 )
NANO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 0.93
Current: 0.86

0.63
0.93
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 7.78
M-Score: -2.50
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 : 6/10

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Operating margin (%) -1.73
NANO's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 2589 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.94 vs. NANO: -1.73 )
NANO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -81.75   Max: 25.07
Current: -1.73

-81.75
25.07
Net-margin (%) -0.98
NANO's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 2589 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.95 vs. NANO: -0.98 )
NANO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -81.02   Max: 29.75
Current: -0.98

-81.02
29.75
ROE (%) -0.84
NANO's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 2563 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 5.65 vs. NANO: -0.84 )
NANO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -89.18   Max: 32.75
Current: -0.84

-89.18
32.75
ROA (%) -0.72
NANO's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 2594 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.84 vs. NANO: -0.72 )
NANO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -66.79   Max: 25.44
Current: -0.72

-66.79
25.44
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -2.86
NANO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 2585 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 10.67 vs. NANO: -2.86 )
NANO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -112.08   Max: 46.13
Current: -2.86

-112.08
46.13
Revenue Growth (%) -8.80
NANO's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1906 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. NANO: -8.80 )
NANO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -16.2   Max: 32
Current: -8.8

-16.2
32
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

NANO Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Chuck Royce 2,350,202 sh (+4.59%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q4 2013

NANO Guru Trades in Q4 2013

RS Investment Management 112,900 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 2,334,473 sh (-0.67%)
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Q1 2014

NANO Guru Trades in Q1 2014

RS Investment Management 112,900 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 2,288,173 sh (-1.98%)
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Q2 2014

NANO Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 14,300 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 151,800 sh (+34.46%)
Chuck Royce 2,377,982 sh (+3.92%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NANO

(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
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.08%$14.2 - $16.1 $ 16.519%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Reduce -22.35%0.02%$12.65 - $14.9 $ 16.5118%94665
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 21.55%0.03%$14.05 - $18.64 $ 16.513%130374
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.17%$16.64 - $20.76 $ 16.51-6%107260
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Ratios

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P/B 1.82
NANO's P/B is ranked higher than
55% of the 2456 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. NANO: 1.82 )
NANO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 2.65
Current: 1.82

0.17
2.65
P/S 2.13
NANO's P/S is ranked lower than
56% of the 2549 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. NANO: 2.13 )
NANO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 6.21
Current: 2.13

0.16
6.21
PFCF 137.58
NANO's PFCF is ranked lower than
64% of the 1374 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 17.22 vs. NANO: 137.58 )
NANO' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.84   Max: 99999999.99
Current: 137.58

7.84
99999999.99
EV-to-EBIT -97.58
NANO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
90% of the 1894 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 14.40 vs. NANO: -97.58 )
NANO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.5   Max: 142.4
Current: -97.58

4.5
142.4
Current Ratio 5.83
NANO's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 2131 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. NANO: 5.83 )
NANO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.44   Max: 14.82
Current: 5.83

2.44
14.82
Quick Ratio 4.61
NANO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 2131 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. NANO: 4.61 )
NANO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.06   Max: 13.52
Current: 4.61

1.06
13.52

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 7.71
NANO's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
66% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9.59 vs. NANO: 7.71 )
NANO' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 1.19   Max: 75.53
Current: 7.71

1.19
75.53
Price/Net Current Asset Value 4.13
NANO's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 783 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 7.36 vs. NANO: 4.13 )
NANO' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 50
Current: 4.13

0.68
50
Price/Tangible Book 1.99
NANO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
55% of the 2330 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. NANO: 1.99 )
NANO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 4.91
Current: 1.99

0.24
4.91
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.29
NANO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1179 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. NANO: 1.29 )
NANO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 1140
Current: 1.29

0.49
1140
Price/Median PS Value 1.14
NANO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 2475 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. NANO: 1.14 )
NANO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 2.9
Current: 1.14

0.01
2.9
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.40
NANO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
50% of the 2266 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. NANO: 3.40 )
NANO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 22.1
Current: 3.4

0.7
22.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 2.92
NANO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1652 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.02 vs. NANO: 2.92 )
NANO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -10.1   Max: 410.1
Current: 2.92

-10.1
410.1

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Scientific & Technical Instruments
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Traded in other countries:NNM.Germany
Nanometrics Incorporated was incorporated in California in 1975, and reincorporated in Delaware in 2006. The Company along with its subsidiaries provides advanced, high-performance process control metrology and inspection systems used in the fabrication of integrated circuits, high-brightness LEDs, discrete components and data storage devices. Its automated and integrated systems address numerous process control applications, including critical dimension and film thickness measurement, device topography, defect inspection, overlay registration, and analysis of various other film properties such as optical, electrical and material characteristics. Its process control solutions are deployed throughout the fabrication process, from front-end-of-line substrate manufacturing, to high-volume production of semiconductors and other devices, to advanced wafer-scale packaging applications. The Company's systems enable device manufacturers to improve yields, increase productivity and lower their manufacturing costs. The Company Nanometrics products include Automated Standalone Systems, System Platform, and Integrated Systems. The Automated systems are made up of both semi-automated and fully automated metrology systems which are employed in both high-volume and low-volume production environment. The Lynx platform enables cluster metrology factory automation for improved cost of ownership to customers by combining Company's Mosaic, Atlas II and IMPULSE, UniFire metrology and SPARK inspection systems in configurations to provide high throughput, reduced footprint systems for leading 300mm wafer metrology applications including OCD, overlay, and thin film process control. The Integrated metrology systems are installed directly onto wafer processing equipment to provide near real-time measurements for improved process control and maximum throughput. The Company's Material Characterization products include systems that are used to monitor the physical, optical, electrical and material characteristics of discrete electronic industry, HB-LED, solar PV, compound semiconductor, strained silicon and silicon-on-insulator devices, including composition, crystal structure, layer thickness, dopant concentration, contamination and electron mobility. The Company sells its metrology and inspection systems worldwide to several semiconductor manufacturers and equipment suppliers, producers of HB-LEDs, solar PVs, data storage devices, silicon wafers and photomasks. In automated metrology, the Company's principal competitors are KLA-Tencor Corporation and Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. for thin film, overlay, and critical dimension metrology. Its primary competitor in integrated metrology is Nova, while the HB-LED and solar PV markets are served by numerous competitors and no single competitor or group of competitors has established a majority position.
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Nanometrics Inc. (NANO) CFO James P Moniz sells 8,300 Shares Mar 01 2011 
Nanometrics Inc. (NANO) COO Bruce A Crawford sells 2,174 Shares Mar 01 2011 
Nanometrics Inc. (NANO) COO Bruce A Crawford sells 5,000 Shares Feb 03 2011 
Nanometrics Inc. (NANO) President & CEO Timothy J Stultz sells 15,000 Shares Feb 02 2011 
Nanometrics Inc. (NANO) COO Bruce A Crawford sells 7,730 Shares Jan 27 2011 
Nanometrics Inc. (NANO) COO Bruce A Crawford sells 18,597 Shares Jan 19 2011 

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