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1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
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3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

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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•

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Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

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John Paulson 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.79%$31.96 - $31.97 $ 31.960%0
Mario Gabelli 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.07%$31.96 - $31.97 $ 31.960%0
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Mario Gabelli Comments on Valassis Communications - Apr 30, 2014

Valassis Communications Inc. (VCI) is a Michigan based media and advertising company specializing in direct marketing services. On December 18, 2013, the company received a $34.04 cash tender offer from Harland Clarke Holdings Corp., a private marketing and integrated payment solutions provider located in San Antonio, Texas. The deal closed in early February after receiving the necessary minimum condition and regulatory approvals. The Fund earned a 4.18% return.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s first quarter 2014 ABC Fund commentary.

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Business Description

Industry: Biotechnology » Biotechnology
Compare:NVO, AMGN, GILD, BIIB, CELG » details
Traded in other countries:TW4A.Germany
Santarus, Inc. was incorporated on December 6, 1996 as a California corporation and did not commence significant business activities until late 1998. On July 9, 2002, the Company reincorporated in the State of Delaware. The Company is a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on acquiring, developing and commercializing proprietary products that address the needs of patients treated by physician specialists. It sells brand prescription products primarily to pharmaceutical wholesalers, who in turn seek to distribute the products to retail pharmacies, mail order pharmacies, hospitals and other institutional customers. The Company's current commercial efforts are focused on five products: UCERIS, extended release tablets for the induction of remission in patients with active, mild to moderate ulcerative colitis and ZEGERID for the treatment of certain upper gastrointestinal disorders are promoted to gastroenterologists; GLUMETZA and CYCLOSET tablets, which are indicated as adjuncts to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes; and FENOGLIDE tablets, which is indicated as an adjunct to diet to reduce high cholesterol. The pipeline products include the investigational drug RUCONEST for treatment of acute attacks of hereditary angioedema.

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