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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 0.06
NDSN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
94% of the 1709 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. NDSN: 0.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NDSN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.08 Max: 1.22
Current: 0.06
0
1.22
Equity to Asset 0.36
NDSN's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
77% of the 1545 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. NDSN: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NDSN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.44 Max: 0.6
Current: 0.36
0.29
0.6
Interest Coverage 24.42
NDSN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
62% of the 1035 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 63.18 vs. NDSN: 24.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NDSN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.02  Med: 9.50 Max: 62.25
Current: 24.42
2.02
62.25
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 4.19
M-Score: -2.68
WACC vs ROIC
10.69%
15.67%
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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Operating margin (%) 21.07
NDSN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1699 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.72 vs. NDSN: 21.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NDSN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -15.6  Med: 14.87 Max: 25.59
Current: 21.07
-15.6
25.59
Net-margin (%) 14.18
NDSN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1699 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.13 vs. NDSN: 14.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NDSN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -19.54  Med: 8.89 Max: 18.03
Current: 14.18
-19.54
18.03
ROE (%) 27.24
NDSN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1675 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.09 vs. NDSN: 27.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NDSN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -33.91  Med: 21.47 Max: 41.32
Current: 27.24
-33.91
41.32
ROA (%) 11.04
NDSN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1719 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. NDSN: 11.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NDSN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -15.56  Med: 9.61 Max: 19.41
Current: 11.04
-15.56
19.41
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 58.94
NDSN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1710 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.26 vs. NDSN: 58.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NDSN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -36.59  Med: 55.77 Max: 85.97
Current: 58.94
-36.59
85.97
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 13.70
NDSN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1402 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. NDSN: 13.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NDSN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -4.5  Med: 7.50 Max: 21.1
Current: 13.7
-4.5
21.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 9.30
NDSN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1216 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. NDSN: 9.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NDSN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -9  Med: 11.80 Max: 20
Current: 9.3
-9
20
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 5.70
NDSN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1082 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. NDSN: 5.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NDSN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -23.3  Med: 11.60 Max: 52
Current: 5.7
-23.3
52
» NDSN's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

NDSN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 45,314 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 580,496 sh (+2.25%)
Columbia Wanger 5,145,100 sh (+0.83%)
Westport Asset Management 199,000 sh (unchged)
First Pacific Advisors 187,200 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 750,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 40,000 sh (unchged)
» More
Q4 2014

NDSN Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 38,829 sh (New)
Jim Simons 145,614 sh (+221.34%)
First Pacific Advisors 243,500 sh (+30.07%)
Chuck Royce 590,096 sh (+1.65%)
Ron Baron 750,000 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 199,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 40,000 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 4,749,100 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 4,749,100 sh (-7.70%)
» More
Q1 2015

NDSN Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Mario Gabelli 40,000 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 199,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
First Pacific Advisors 238,000 sh (-2.26%)
Columbia Wanger 4,612,100 sh (-2.88%)
Ron Baron 684,082 sh (-8.79%)
Chuck Royce 535,696 sh (-9.22%)
» More
Q2 2015

NDSN Guru Trades in Q2 2015

First Pacific Advisors 238,300 sh (+0.13%)
Ron Baron 684,082 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 199,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 40,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 485,596 sh (-9.35%)
Columbia Wanger 3,630,956 sh (-21.27%)
» More
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 17.40
NDSN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1311 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 18.70 vs. NDSN: 17.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
NDSN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.79  Med: 18.74 Max: 24.77
Current: 17.4
6.79
24.77
Forward P/E 16.08
NDSN's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
51% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 15.95 vs. NDSN: 16.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 17.40
NDSN's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1310 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 18.60 vs. NDSN: 17.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
NDSN' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.76  Med: 18.43 Max: 24.43
Current: 17.4
6.76
24.43
P/B 4.96
NDSN's P/B is ranked lower than
85% of the 1595 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. NDSN: 4.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
NDSN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.27  Med: 4.85 Max: 7.06
Current: 4.96
1.27
7.06
P/S 2.46
NDSN's P/S is ranked lower than
77% of the 1694 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. NDSN: 2.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
NDSN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.68  Med: 2.30 Max: 3.54
Current: 2.46
0.68
3.54
PFCF 17.52
NDSN's PFCF is ranked higher than
58% of the 824 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 20.96 vs. NDSN: 17.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
NDSN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.08  Med: 17.04 Max: 30.23
Current: 17.52
7.08
30.23
POCF 13.90
NDSN's POCF is ranked higher than
51% of the 1126 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 14.29 vs. NDSN: 13.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
NDSN' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.62  Med: 14.59 Max: 26.27
Current: 13.9
5.62
26.27
EV-to-EBIT 13.58
NDSN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
50% of the 1358 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 13.46 vs. NDSN: 13.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NDSN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -74  Med: 12.80 Max: 18.4
Current: 13.58
-74
18.4
Shiller P/E 25.71
NDSN's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
61% of the 842 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 21.02 vs. NDSN: 25.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
NDSN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.85  Med: 31.93 Max: 53.55
Current: 25.71
8.85
53.55
Current Ratio 2.22
NDSN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 1571 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. NDSN: 2.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NDSN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.64 Max: 2.92
Current: 2.22
0.78
2.92
Quick Ratio 1.42
NDSN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 1570 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. NDSN: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NDSN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 1.03 Max: 2.11
Current: 1.42
0.45
2.11
Days Inventory 103.50
NDSN's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
57% of the 1672 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 92.90 vs. NDSN: 103.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NDSN' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 78.94  Med: 99.23 Max: 180.14
Current: 103.5
78.94
180.14
Days Sales Outstanding 67.59
NDSN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
59% of the 1372 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 77.27 vs. NDSN: 67.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NDSN' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 68.18  Med: 82.90 Max: 95.59
Current: 67.59
68.18
95.59

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.35
NDSN's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
65% of the 1790 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. NDSN: 1.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
NDSN' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.14 Max: 3.43
Current: 1.35
0.71
3.43
Dividend Payout 0.22
NDSN's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
71% of the 1139 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. NDSN: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
NDSN' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.29 Max: 5.5
Current: 0.22
0.11
5.5
Dividend growth (3y) 20.00
NDSN's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
80% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. NDSN: 20.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
NDSN' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 3.3  Med: 5.90 Max: 20
Current: 20
3.3
20
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.78
NDSN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1816 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. NDSN: 2.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
NDSN' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.5  Med: 2.40 Max: 7.24
Current: 2.78
1.5
7.24
Share Buyback Rate 2.10
NDSN's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 1039 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. NDSN: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
NDSN' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.8  Med: 0.60 Max: -3.4
Current: 2.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 1.22
NDSN's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
51% of the 869 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. NDSN: 1.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
NDSN' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.42 Max: 2.38
Current: 1.22
0.56
2.38
Price/Median PS Value 1.07
NDSN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
52% of the 1565 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. NDSN: 1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
NDSN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.42  Med: 0.75 Max: 1.47
Current: 1.07
0.42
1.47
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.40
NDSN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1679 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. NDSN: 7.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
NDSN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.4  Med: 7.70 Max: 17.2
Current: 7.4
5.4
17.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 11.85
NDSN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.72 vs. NDSN: 11.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
NDSN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 3.2  Med: 5.70 Max: 38.2
Current: 11.85
3.2
38.2

Analyst Estimate

Oct15 Oct16 Oct17
Revenue(Mil) 1,685 1,757 1,813
EPS($) 3.73 4.15 5.03
EPS without NRI($) 3.73 4.15 5.03

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials
Compare:UTX, MMM, ARG, AP, EMR » details
Traded in other countries:ND1.Germany,
Nordson Corp is an Ohio Corporation. The Company engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used for dispensing and processing adhesives, coatings, polymers, sealants and biomaterials, and for managing fluids, testing and inspecting for quality, treating surfaces and curing. The Company serves a variety of consumer non-durable, consumer durable and technology end markets including packaging, nonwovens, electronics, medical, appliances, energy, transportation, building and construction, and general product assembly and finishing. The Company's operating segments are Adhesive Dispensing Systems, Advanced Technology Systems, and Industrial Coating Systems. Adhesive Dispensing Systems segment delivers its proprietary precision dispensing technology to diverse markets for applications that reduce material consumption, increase line efficiency and enhance product strength, durability, brand and appearance. Advanced Technology Systems segment integrates its proprietary product technologies found in progressive stages of a customer's production process, such as treatment, precisely controlled automated, semi-automated or manual dispensing of material, and post-dispense bond testing and X-ray inspection to ensure quality. This segment mainly serves the specific needs of electronics, medical and related high-tech industries. Industrial Coating Systems segment provides both standard and highly-customized equipment used mainly for applying coatings, paint, finishes, sealants and other materials, and curing and drying of dispensed material. This segment mainly serves the consumer durables market. The Company manufactures specially designed parts and assembles components into finished equipment. Its manufacturing facilities are located in the United States, Belgium, People's Republic of China, Germany, India, the Netherlands, Thailand and the United Kingdom. The Company is subject to extensive federal, state, local and foreign environmental, safety and health laws and regulations concerning, among other things, emissions to the air, discharges to land and water and the generation, handling, treatment and disposal of hazardous waste and other materials.

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