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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
SNY's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
93% of the 773 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.62 vs. SNY: No Debt )
SNY' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.14   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Interest Coverage 8.34
SNY's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
53% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 124.75 vs. SNY: 8.34 )
SNY' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 7.88   Max: 19.65
Current: 8.34

7.88
19.65
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 15.33
SNY's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 9.93 vs. SNY: 15.33 )
SNY' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 15.25   Max: 38.21
Current: 15.33

15.25
38.21
Net-margin (%) 11.16
SNY's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 7.07 vs. SNY: 11.16 )
SNY' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 7.92   Max: 25.8
Current: 11.16

7.92
25.8
ROE (%) 6.53
SNY's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. SNY: 6.53 )
SNY' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 4.84   Max: 32.83
Current: 6.53

4.84
32.83
ROA (%) 3.87
SNY's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 748 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 3.87 vs. SNY: 3.87 )
SNY' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.33   Max: 21.3
Current: 3.87

2.33
21.3
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 32.17
SNY's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 15.91 vs. SNY: 32.17 )
SNY' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 32.17   Max: 111.43
Current: 32.17

32.17
111.43
Revenue Growth (%) -1.50
SNY's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 629 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. SNY: -1.50 )
SNY' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -1.5   Max: 27.4
Current: -1.5

-1.5
27.4
EBITDA Growth (%) -3.70
SNY's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. SNY: -3.70 )
SNY' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -3.7   Max: 35.7
Current: -3.7

-3.7
35.7
EPS Growth (%) -12.70
SNY's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 595 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. SNY: -12.70 )
SNY' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -12.7   Max: 41.2
Current: -12.7

-12.7
41.2
» SNY's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

SNY Guru Trades in Q3 2013

James Barrow 21,466,988 sh (+312.86%)
Mario Gabelli 5,950 sh (+32.22%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 4,786,334 sh (+31.71%)
Sarah Ketterer 114,118 sh (+29.1%)
Third Avenue Management 13,830 sh (+4.85%)
PRIMECAP Management 2,284,031 sh (+4.57%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 323,315 sh (+2.37%)
Ken Fisher 12,828,009 sh (+0.15%)
Francis Chou 410,000 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 653,662 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 22,100 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 26,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 43,966,249 sh (-0.42%)
Charles Brandes 1,701,970 sh (-0.66%)
NWQ Managers 5,425,020 sh (-3.25%)
Warren Buffett 3,905,875 sh (-3.88%)
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Q4 2013

SNY Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Sarah Ketterer 431,317 sh (+277.96%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 5,912,375 sh (+23.53%)
Charles Brandes 2,013,300 sh (+18.29%)
Third Avenue Management 16,105 sh (+16.45%)
NWQ Managers 5,832,760 sh (+7.52%)
James Barrow 22,645,140 sh (+5.49%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 654,462 sh (+0.12%)
Murray Stahl 26,000 sh (unchged)
Francis Chou 410,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 22,100 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 3,905,875 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 12,818,390 sh (-0.07%)
PRIMECAP Management 2,281,231 sh (-0.12%)
Dodge & Cox 43,628,729 sh (-0.77%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 312,008 sh (-3.5%)
Mario Gabelli 4,500 sh (-24.37%)
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Q1 2014

SNY Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Bill Nygren 2,600,000 sh (New)
Scott Black 247,100 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 300,000 sh (New)
John Buckingham 20,080 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 2,923,087 sh (+836.86%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 9,804,594 sh (+65.83%)
James Barrow 27,790,116 sh (+22.72%)
Sarah Ketterer 506,901 sh (+17.52%)
PRIMECAP Management 2,476,856 sh (+8.58%)
Charles Brandes 2,072,790 sh (+2.95%)
Ken Fisher 12,926,402 sh (+0.84%)
Dodge & Cox 43,664,887 sh (+0.08%)
Francis Chou 410,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 3,905,875 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 26,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 4,500 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 22,100 sh (unchged)
Third Avenue Management 15,706 sh (-2.48%)
NWQ Managers 5,460,055 sh (-6.39%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 610,749 sh (-6.68%)
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Q2 2014

SNY Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 2,961,185 sh (+1.3%)
Ken Fisher 13,079,575 sh (+1.18%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SNY

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Scott Black 2014-03-31 New Buy1.4%$47.77 - $53.63 $ 50.971%247100
James Barrow 2014-03-31 Add 22.72%0.39%$47.77 - $53.63 $ 50.971%27790116
Charles Brandes 2013-12-31 Add 18.29%0.2%$48.75 - $54 $ 50.97-1%2013300
Mario Gabelli 2013-12-31 Reduce -24.37%$48.75 - $54 $ 50.97-1%4500
James Barrow 2013-09-30 Add 312.86%1.29%$47.64 - $53.24 $ 50.970%21466988
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Add 32.22%$47.64 - $53.24 $ 50.970%5950
Charles Brandes 2013-06-30 Reduce -20.35%0.26%$49.77 - $55.64 $ 50.97-4%1713266
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 New Buy$49.77 - $55.64 $ 50.97-4%4500
Charles Brandes 2012-09-30 Reduce -25.37%0.41%$36.81 - $44.6 $ 50.9726%2982819
David Dreman 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.09%$36.81 - $44.6 $ 50.9726%0
John Hussman 2012-06-30 Add 22.62%$33.4 - $39.06 $ 50.9742%27100
PRIMECAP Management 2012-03-31 Add 141.26%0.08%$35.32 - $38.92 $ 50.9745%2222692
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.11%$31.72 - $37.45 $ 50.9748%0
James Barrow 2011-12-31 Add 26.83%0.08%$31.72 - $37.45 $ 50.9748%4501475
James Barrow 2011-09-30 Add 83.96%0.13%$31.5 - $40.08 $ 50.9742%3549200
George Soros 2011-09-30 New Buy0.11%$31.5 - $40.08 $ 50.9742%201400
Dodge & Cox 2011-06-30 Add 6.63%0.16%$35.68 - $40.58 $ 50.9734%54287695
James Barrow 2011-06-30 Add 43.65%0.05%$35.68 - $40.58 $ 50.9734%1929300
David Dreman 2011-06-30 Add 38.36%0.02%$35.68 - $40.58 $ 50.9734%96767
John Hussman 2011-06-30 Add 39.68%$35.68 - $40.58 $ 50.9734%17600
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Guru Investment Theses on Sanofi

Bill Nygren Comments on Sanofi - Apr 08, 2014

Sanofi (SNY - $52)(SNY)
Sanofi is a pharmaceutical company with a good mix of durable businesses with strong growth characteristics. The company has a strong franchise in diabetes treatments, maintaining dominant market share in this rapidly growing category. Sanofi is a leading player in emerging markets, where sales growth rates are twice that of the overall pharmaceutical market. Sanofi is also a leader in vaccines, and they have a strong footprint in over-the-counter products. We think that margins and profitability should improve as the company leverages fixed R&D spending and enforces good cost controls. The company’s balance sheet has more cash than debt, and the shares sell at a substantial discount to our estimate of intrinsic value. Moreover, Sanofi has a dividend yield of 3.7%.

From Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio)'s Oakmark Fund first quarter 2014 commentary.

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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 26.40
SNY's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
83% of the 806 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 41.40 vs. SNY: 26.40 )
SNY' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.64   Max: 38.97
Current: 26.4

9.64
38.97
P/S 3.06
SNY's P/S is ranked higher than
72% of the 806 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. SNY: 3.06 )
SNY' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.72   Max: 5.26
Current: 3.06

1.72
5.26
EV-to-EBIT 19.83
SNY's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
83% of the 806 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 32.81 vs. SNY: 19.83 )
SNY' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.4   Max: 204.2
Current: 19.83

9.4
204.2
PEG 28.50
SNY's PEG is ranked higher than
73% of the 806 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 367.50 vs. SNY: 28.50 )
SNY' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 26.45
Current: 28.5

0.27
26.45
Shiller P/E 20.61
SNY's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
90% of the 806 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SNY: 20.61 )
SNY' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.31   Max: 25.3
Current: 20.61

13.31
25.3

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.75
SNY's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
93% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. SNY: 3.75 )
SNY' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.66   Max: 5.39
Current: 3.75

1.66
5.39
Dividend growth (3y) 4.90
SNY's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
80% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. SNY: 4.90 )
SNY' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 22.1
Current: 4.9

0
22.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.90
SNY's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
92% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. SNY: 4.90 )
SNY' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 7.15
Current: 4.9

2.2
7.15
Share Buyback Rate -0.80
SNY's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
77% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 vs. SNY: -0.80 )
SNY' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.3   Max: -24.6
Current: -0.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/DCF (Projected) 1.53
SNY's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
92% of the 806 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SNY: 1.53 )
SNY' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 7.8
Current: 1.53

0.61
7.8
Price/Median PS Value 1.06
SNY's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
76% of the 806 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. SNY: 1.06 )
SNY' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 8.58
Current: 1.06

0.62
8.58
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.00
SNY's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
75% of the 624 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. SNY: 5.00 )
SNY' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 10.6
Current: 5

0.5
10.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 5.34
SNY's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
77% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.97 vs. SNY: 5.34 )
SNY' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 6   Max: 62.9
Current: 5.34

6
62.9

Business Description

Industry: Drug Manufacturers » Drug Manufacturers - Major
Compare:GSK, JNJ, PFE, RHHBY, NVS » details
Traded in other countries:0O59.country, SAN.France, SANF.Italy, SNW2.Germany, SNW.Germany, SNYNF.USA
Sanofi was incorporated under the laws of France in 1994. It is a healthcare company focused on patient needs and engaged in the research, development, manufacture and marketing of healthcare products. The Company also discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions. The Company is engaged in offering solutions across areas of core historical strength and multiple growth platforms. Within its Pharmaceuticals business, it focuses on various areas which include diabetes, rare diseases, oncology, and other flagship products in anti-thrombotics, cardiovascular, renal and biosurgery fields. The Company is facing competition from generics for several of its major products, in an environment subject to cost containment pressures from both third party payers and healthcare authorities. The manufacturing and research operations of the Company is subject to increasingly stringent health, safety and environmental (HSE) laws and regulations. The Company has core strengths in healthcare, with 7 growth platforms which includes diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging markets, animal health and the new Genzyme. Through the acquisition of Genzyme, the Company has strongly reinforced its footprint in rare diseases.
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