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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.38
Q's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. Q: 0.38 )
Q' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.23   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.38

Equity to Asset -0.22
Q's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. Q: -0.22 )
Q' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.54   Max: -0.22
Current: -0.22

-0.54
-0.22
Interest Coverage 3.74
Q's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. Q: 3.74 )
Q' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.79   Max: 3.74
Current: 3.74

2.79
3.74
Z-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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 9.07
Q's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. Q: 9.07 )
Q' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 7.98   Max: 10.07
Current: 9.07

7.98
10.07
Net-margin (%) 4.44
Q's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. Q: 4.44 )
Q' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.65   Max: 5.59
Current: 4.44

3.65
5.59
ROA (%) 7.39
Q's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. Q: 7.39 )
Q' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 7.1   Max: 10.41
Current: 7.39

7.1
10.41
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 231.66
Q's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. Q: 231.66 )
Q' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 185.85   Max: 231.66
Current: 231.66

185.85
231.66
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Q Guru Trades in Q2 2013

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Q3 2013

Q Guru Trades in Q3 2013

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Q4 2013

Q Guru Trades in Q4 2013

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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with Q

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2013-12-31 Add 193.45%0.34%$41.58 - $46.48 $ 50.6716%3636278
Ron Baron 2013-12-31 Reduce -22.89%0.02%$41.58 - $46.48 $ 50.6716%251929
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy$41.58 - $46.48 $ 50.6716%4324
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2013-09-30 Add 43.4%0.06%$42.82 - $46.29 $ 50.6715%1239166
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2013-06-30 New Buy0.13%$42.02 - $45.85 $ 50.6716%864130
Ron Baron 2013-06-30 New Buy0.06%$42.02 - $45.85 $ 50.6716%276729
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 28.80
Q's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. Q: 28.80 )
Q' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 23.89   Max: 31.56
Current: 28.8

23.89
31.56
P/S 1.27
Q's P/S is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. Q: 1.27 )
Q' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 1.35
Current: 1.27

1.02
1.35
PFCF 22.50
Q's PFCF is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. Q: 22.50 )
Q' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 18.85   Max: 35.38
Current: 22.5

18.85
35.38
EV-to-EBIT 17.50
Q's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. Q: 17.50 )
Q' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 14.8   Max: 18.3
Current: 17.5

14.8
18.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
Q's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. Q: 1.20 )
Q' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 1.06   Max: 1.06
Current: 1.2

Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.70
Q's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. Q: 5.70 )
Q' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.5   Max: 6.7
Current: 5.7

5.5
6.7

Business Description

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Traded in other countries:QTS.Germany
Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc, provides biopharmaceutical development services and commercial outsourcing services. It operates in two segments namely Product Development segment and Integrated Healthcare Services segment. Product Development segment is focused on Phase II-IV clinical trials and associated laboratory and analytical activities. The market served by Product Development segment consists of biopharmaceutical companies, including medical device and diagnostics companies that are seeking to outsource clinical trials and other product development activities. Integrated Healthcare Services segment includes commercial pharmaceutical sales and service organizations. It provides services including commercial services such as providing contract pharmaceutical sales forces, as well as growing number of healthcare business services for the broader healthcare sector. Integrated Healthcare Services segment addresses markets related to the use of approved pharmaceutical products. The Company competes against traditional CROs, the in-house R&D departments of biopharmaceutical companies, universities and teaching hospitals. Product Development's primary competitors include Covance, Inc., Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc., PAREXEL International Corporation, ICON plc, inVentiv Health, Inc., or inVentiv, INC Research and PRA International. Integrated Healthcare Services' primary competitors in the United States include inVentiv, PDI, Inc. and Publicis Selling Solutions. Outside of the United States, Integrated Healthcare Services typically competes against single country or more regionally focused commercial service providers, such as United Drug plc, inVentiv, EPS Corporation and CMIC HOLDINGS Co., Ltd in Japan.

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