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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 : 3/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt 0.65
NSPH's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
69% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. NSPH: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NSPH' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 10.07 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.65
Equity to Asset 0.31
NSPH's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
82% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. NSPH: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NSPH' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.28  Med: 0.85 Max: 0.94
Current: 0.31
-5.28
0.94
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: -17.19
M-Score: -2.86
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 : 5/10

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Operating margin (%) -113.08
NSPH's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. NSPH: -113.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NSPH' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2890.06  Med: -1446.03 Max: -113.08
Current: -113.08
-2890.06
-113.08
Net-margin (%) -128.57
NSPH's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. NSPH: -128.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NSPH' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4551.67  Med: -1465.84 Max: -128.57
Current: -128.57
-4551.67
-128.57
ROE (%) -238.96
NSPH's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -4.35 vs. NSPH: -238.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NSPH' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2988.54  Med: -78.59 Max: -40.32
Current: -238.96
-2988.54
-40.32
ROA (%) -74.43
NSPH's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -6.30 vs. NSPH: -74.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NSPH' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -89.84  Med: -66.06 Max: -34.8
Current: -74.43
-89.84
-34.8
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -167.79
NSPH's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -10.22 vs. NSPH: -167.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NSPH' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -733.73  Med: -506.81 Max: -167.79
Current: -167.79
-733.73
-167.79
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 12.80
NSPH's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. NSPH: 12.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NSPH' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -72.9  Med: 2.8 Max: 49.9
Current: 12.8
-72.9
49.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -33.20
NSPH's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. NSPH: -33.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NSPH' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -33.2 Max: 34.7
Current: -33.2
0
34.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -23.40
NSPH's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. NSPH: -23.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NSPH' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -64.4  Med: -23.4 Max: 45.3
Current: -23.4
-64.4
45.3
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Business Description

Industry: Medical Diagnostics & Research » Diagnostics & Research
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Traded in other countries:3NSN.Germany,
Nanosphere Inc develops, manufactures and markets molecular diagnostics platform, the Verigene System, which enables sensitive genomic and protein testing on a single platform.

Nanosphere, Inc., was incorporated in 1999 in Delaware. The Company develops, manufactures and markets an advanced molecular diagnostics platform, the Verigene System, that enables sensitive genomic and protein testing on a single platform. The Verigene System includes a bench-top molecular diagnostics workstation that is an advanced platform for genomic and protein testing. The Verigene System includes a bench-top molecular diagnostics workstation that is a universal platform for genomic and protein testing. The Verigene System provides lower cost for laboratories already performing molecular diagnostic testing and enables smaller laboratories and hospitals without advanced diagnostic capabilities to perform genetic testing.

Ratios

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P/B 2.44
NSPH's P/B is ranked higher than
68% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 3.47 vs. NSPH: 2.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
NSPH' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 2.12 Max: 7.33
Current: 2.44
0.48
7.33
P/S 0.59
NSPH's P/S is ranked higher than
92% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 3.27 vs. NSPH: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
NSPH' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 24.23 Max: 137.11
Current: 0.59
0.19
137.11
Current Ratio 1.06
NSPH's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
86% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. NSPH: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NSPH' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 7.85 Max: 20.13
Current: 1.06
0.63
20.13
Quick Ratio 0.85
NSPH's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. NSPH: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NSPH' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.61  Med: 7.11 Max: 19.52
Current: 0.85
0.61
19.52
Days Inventory 216.18
NSPH's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
88% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 88.85 vs. NSPH: 216.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NSPH' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 216.18  Med: 450.65 Max: 5940.08
Current: 216.18
216.18
5940.08
Days Sales Outstanding 67.29
NSPH's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
53% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 64.52 vs. NSPH: 67.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NSPH' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.43  Med: 88.42 Max: 124.07
Current: 67.29
14.43
124.07
Days Payable 60.15
NSPH's Days Payable is ranked higher than
50% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 60.15 vs. NSPH: 60.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
NSPH' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 52.28  Med: 390.42 Max: 17661.29
Current: 60.15
52.28
17661.29

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -60.50
NSPH's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
89% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -5.80 vs. NSPH: -60.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
NSPH' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -229.6  Med: -38.6 Max: 0
Current: -60.5
-229.6
0

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 3.07
NSPH's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
71% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 5.65 vs. NSPH: 3.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
NSPH' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 2.34 Max: 6.09
Current: 3.07
0.55
6.09
Price/Median PS Value 0.02
NSPH's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. NSPH: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
NSPH' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.99 Max: 4.35
Current: 0.02
0.01
4.35
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -76.90
NSPH's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. NSPH: -76.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
NSPH' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -76.9  Med: 66.9 Max: 3708.9
Current: -76.9
-76.9
3708.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $23.04
EPS (TTM) $ -5.39
Short Percentage of Float0.31%
52-Week Range $0.48 - 3.64
Shares Outstanding (Mil)13.54

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 27 36
EPS ($) -1.28 -0.49
EPS w/o NRI ($) -1.28 -0.49
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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