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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 8.74
NDZ's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
68% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 8.74 vs. NDZ: 8.74 )
NDZ' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 8.74
Current: 8.74

0.1
8.74
Equity to Asset 0.77
NDZ's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
82% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. NDZ: 0.77 )
NDZ' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 0.77
Current: 0.77

0.43
0.77
Interest Coverage 52.15
NDZ's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
62% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 116.56 vs. NDZ: 52.15 )
NDZ' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 52.15
Current: 52.15

0.25
52.15
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 5.88
M-Score: -0.25
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 94.80
NDZ's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 3.84 vs. NDZ: 94.80 )
NDZ' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -119.93   Max: 94.8
Current: 94.8

-119.93
94.8
Net-margin (%) 101.87
NDZ's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 3.33 vs. NDZ: 101.87 )
NDZ' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -186.82   Max: 101.87
Current: 101.87

-186.82
101.87
ROE (%) 51.60
NDZ's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 5.27 vs. NDZ: 51.60 )
NDZ' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -68.73   Max: 51.6
Current: 51.6

-68.73
51.6
ROA (%) 38.43
NDZ's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. NDZ: 38.43 )
NDZ' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -41.88   Max: 38.43
Current: 38.43

-41.88
38.43
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 410.94
NDZ's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 8.14 vs. NDZ: 410.94 )
NDZ' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -75.92   Max: 410.94
Current: 410.94

-75.92
410.94
Revenue Growth (%) 14.70
NDZ's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. NDZ: 14.70 )
NDZ' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -35.2   Max: 27.2
Current: 14.7

-35.2
27.2
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

NDZ Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 471,700 sh (-18.47%)
Chuck Royce 46,130 sh (-35.15%)
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Q3 2013

NDZ Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 14,549 sh (New)
Jim Simons 355,700 sh (-24.59%)
Chuck Royce 7,530 sh (-83.68%)
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Q4 2013

NDZ Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 15,640 sh (+7.5%)
Chuck Royce 7,530 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 269,802 sh (-24.15%)
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Q1 2014

NDZ Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 451,500 sh (+67.34%)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NDZ

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$8.01 - $9.26 $ 12.9448%0
George Soros 2011-09-30 Add 125.13%$8.41 - $11.1 $ 12.9436%43000
George Soros 2011-06-30 New Buy$10.12 - $12.06 $ 12.9417%19100
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 2.90
NDZ's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
99% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NDZ: 2.90 )
NDZ' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.93   Max: 551.89
Current: 2.9

1.93
551.89
P/B 1.70
NDZ's P/B is ranked higher than
93% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 4.79 vs. NDZ: 1.70 )
NDZ' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 2.41
Current: 1.7

0.53
2.41
P/S 2.99
NDZ's P/S is ranked higher than
76% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 4.55 vs. NDZ: 2.99 )
NDZ' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 17.65
Current: 2.99

1.04
17.65
PFCF 12.80
NDZ's PFCF is ranked higher than
96% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NDZ: 12.80 )
NDZ' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.26   Max: 248.14
Current: 12.8

5.26
248.14
EV-to-EBIT 1.83
NDZ's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
99% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NDZ: 1.83 )
NDZ' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 412.4
Current: 1.83

0.9
412.4
Current Ratio 4.39
NDZ's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.67 vs. NDZ: 4.39 )
NDZ' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 6.13
Current: 4.39

0.86
6.13
Quick Ratio 4.02
NDZ's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. NDZ: 4.02 )
NDZ' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 5.5
Current: 4.02

0.66
5.5

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.80
NDZ's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
59% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. NDZ: 0.80 )
NDZ' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 5.93
Current: 0.8

0.37
5.93
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.80
NDZ's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
50% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. NDZ: 0.80 )
NDZ' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 5.93
Current: 0.8

0.37
5.93
Share Buyback Rate 11.50
NDZ's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
99% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -2.70 vs. NDZ: 11.50 )
NDZ' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 19.8   Max: -11.7
Current: 11.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Cash 4.30
NDZ's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
95% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NDZ: 4.30 )
NDZ' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 3.04   Max: 4.03
Current: 4.3

3.04
4.03
Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.90
NDZ's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NDZ: 2.90 )
NDZ' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.32   Max: 2.75
Current: 2.9

2.32
2.75
Price/Tangible Book 1.70
NDZ's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
95% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. NDZ: 1.70 )
NDZ' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 13.04
Current: 1.7

0.97
13.04
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.10
NDZ's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
96% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NDZ: 1.10 )
NDZ' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 4.9
Current: 1.1

0.49
4.9
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
NDZ's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. NDZ: 1.30 )
NDZ' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 7.06
Current: 1.3

0.53
7.06
Price/Graham Number 0.50
NDZ's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
99% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NDZ: 0.50 )
NDZ' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 4.68
Current: 0.5

0.33
4.68
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 54.60
NDZ's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
92% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. NDZ: 54.60 )
NDZ' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 109.1
Current: 54.6

0.2
109.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 2.05
NDZ's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
75% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. NDZ: 2.05 )
NDZ' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.8   Max: 9.5
Current: 2.05

-1.8
9.5

Business Description

Industry: Medical Diagnostics & Research » Diagnostics & Research
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Traded in other countries:NDN.Canada, XMD.Germany
Nordion, Inc., formerly known as MDS Inc., was incorporated on April 17, 1969 under the laws of the Province of Ontario under the name Medical Data Sciences Limited. The Company changed its name to MDS Health Group Limited in April of 1973 and to MDS Inc. in November 1996. The Company is a global health science company that provides products used for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. It is a provider of targeted therapies, sterilization technologies and medical isotopes that benefit the lives of millions of people in more than 60 countries around the world.
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