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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 0.07
NDSN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
65% of the 1902 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. NDSN: 0.07 )
NDSN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 1.22
Current: 0.07

0
1.22
Equity to Asset 0.45
NDSN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
52% of the 1914 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. NDSN: 0.45 )
NDSN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 0.6
Current: 0.45

0.29
0.6
Interest Coverage 21.82
NDSN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
62% of the 1274 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 24.60 vs. NDSN: 21.82 )
NDSN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.02   Max: 62.25
Current: 21.82

2.02
62.25
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 4.89
M-Score: -2.59
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 20.99
NDSN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1909 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.93 vs. NDSN: 20.99 )
NDSN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -15.6   Max: 25.59
Current: 20.99

-15.6
25.59
Net-margin (%) 14.38
NDSN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1909 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. NDSN: 14.38 )
NDSN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -19.54   Max: 18.03
Current: 14.38

-19.54
18.03
ROE (%) 24.98
NDSN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1896 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.48 vs. NDSN: 24.98 )
NDSN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -43.26   Max: 38.92
Current: 24.98

-43.26
38.92
ROA (%) 10.86
NDSN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1912 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. NDSN: 10.86 )
NDSN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -17.97   Max: 17.05
Current: 10.86

-17.97
17.05
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 59.57
NDSN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1908 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 12.69 vs. NDSN: 59.57 )
NDSN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -42.7   Max: 79.26
Current: 59.57

-42.7
79.26
Revenue Growth (%) 16.00
NDSN's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1516 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. NDSN: 16.00 )
NDSN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -4.5   Max: 21.1
Current: 16

-4.5
21.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 14.60
NDSN's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1256 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. NDSN: 14.60 )
NDSN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -9   Max: 20
Current: 14.6

-9
20
EPS Growth (%) 11.60
NDSN's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1135 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. NDSN: 11.60 )
NDSN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -23.3   Max: 52
Current: 11.6

-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

Q1 2013

NDSN Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Steven Cohen 22,110 sh (New)
Westport Asset Management 199,000 sh (+14.72%)
Columbia Wanger 5,504,900 sh (+5.27%)
Ron Baron 750,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 40,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 261,714 sh (-13.11%)
Chuck Royce 1,166,496 sh (-22.48%)
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Q2 2013

NDSN Guru Trades in Q2 2013

First Pacific Advisors 88,700 sh (New)
Westport Asset Management 199,000 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 750,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 40,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 5,479,400 sh (-0.46%)
Chuck Royce 1,122,696 sh (-3.75%)
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Q3 2013

NDSN Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 43,214 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 7,921 sh (New)
First Pacific Advisors 143,500 sh (+61.78%)
Ron Baron 750,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 40,000 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 199,000 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 5,352,400 sh (-2.32%)
Chuck Royce 1,013,396 sh (-9.74%)
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Q4 2013

NDSN Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 88,450 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,832 sh (New)
Jim Simons 304,814 sh (+605.36%)
Westport Asset Management 199,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 40,000 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 750,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
First Pacific Advisors 142,300 sh (-0.84%)
Columbia Wanger 5,150,400 sh (-3.77%)
Chuck Royce 916,496 sh (-9.56%)
» More
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NDSN

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$70.07 - $75.02 $ 73.781%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.02%$66.65 - $74.65 $ 73.783%7921
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.03%$49.39 - $62.81 $ 73.7834%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 73.35%0.01%$48.43 - $54.72 $ 73.7842%7007
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Reduce -83.02%0.1%$41.32 - $56.46 $ 73.7857%4042
Ron Baron 2011-12-31 Reduce -42.31%0.15%$37.21 - $48.05 $ 73.7868%750000
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 New Buy0.22%$48.98 - $111.11 $ 73.7837%28792
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 22.10
NDSN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1563 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 20.10 vs. NDSN: 22.10 )
NDSN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.79   Max: 40.3
Current: 22.1

6.79
40.3
P/B 5.10
NDSN's P/B is ranked lower than
73% of the 1848 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. NDSN: 5.10 )
NDSN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.27   Max: 7.06
Current: 5.1

1.27
7.06
P/S 3.10
NDSN's P/S is ranked lower than
77% of the 1923 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. NDSN: 3.10 )
NDSN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 3.54
Current: 3.1

0.68
3.54
PFCF 20.70
NDSN's PFCF is ranked higher than
59% of the 1025 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 18.90 vs. NDSN: 20.70 )
NDSN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.08   Max: 30.07
Current: 20.7

7.08
30.07
EV-to-EBIT 16.90
NDSN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
54% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 14.80 vs. NDSN: 16.90 )
NDSN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.8   Max: 23.5
Current: 16.9

5.8
23.5
Shiller P/E 35.20
NDSN's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
55% of the 813 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 22.75 vs. NDSN: 35.20 )
NDSN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.85   Max: 53.55
Current: 35.2

8.85
53.55

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.90
NDSN's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
72% of the 1411 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. NDSN: 0.90 )
NDSN' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 3.43
Current: 0.9

0.71
3.43
Dividend Payout 0.20
NDSN's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
77% of the 1176 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. NDSN: 0.20 )
NDSN' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 5.5
Current: 0.2

0.11
5.5
Dividend growth (3y) 17.30
NDSN's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
85% of the 732 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. NDSN: 17.30 )
NDSN' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 17.3
Current: 17.3

3.3
17.3
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.79
NDSN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. NDSN: 1.79 )
NDSN' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.41   Max: 6.81
Current: 1.79

1.41
6.81
Share Buyback Rate 1.80
NDSN's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 1183 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. NDSN: 1.80 )
NDSN' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.8   Max: -3.4
Current: 1.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.60
NDSN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
57% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. NDSN: 1.60 )
NDSN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 2.38
Current: 1.6

0.56
2.38
Price/Median PS Value 1.60
NDSN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
68% of the 1806 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. NDSN: 1.60 )
NDSN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 1.72
Current: 1.6

0.49
1.72
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.90
NDSN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1742 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. NDSN: 5.90 )
NDSN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.3   Max: 17.1
Current: 5.9

4.3
17.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.05
NDSN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1135 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.73 vs. NDSN: 3.05 )
NDSN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -3   Max: 28
Current: 3.05

-3
28

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials
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Traded in other countries:ND1.Germany
Nordson Corporation is an Ohio Corporation. The Company engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used for adhesive, coating, sealant and biomaterial dispensing, fluid management, testing and inspection, curing, and surface treatment, backed with application expertise and direct global sales and service. Nordson 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 commonly 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 surface preparation, precisely controlled dispensing of material onto the surface, 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 in California, Colorado, Georgia, Minnesota, New Jersey, Ohio and Rhode Island, as well as in Belgium, China, Germany, India, the Netherlands 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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