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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 : 4/10

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Cash to Debt 0.52
SQNM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
52% of the 1248 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 67.35 vs. SQNM: 0.52 )
SQNM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.41   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.52

Equity to Asset -0.39
SQNM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
50% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. SQNM: -0.39 )
SQNM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.48   Max: 0.96
Current: -0.39

-0.48
0.96
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: -8.93
M-Score: -2.40
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 (%) -24.02
SQNM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1027 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -78.88 vs. SQNM: -24.02 )
SQNM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -11450   Max: -55.06
Current: -24.02

-11450
-55.06
Net-margin (%) -18.13
SQNM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1027 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -78.05 vs. SQNM: -18.13 )
SQNM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -10900   Max: -53.61
Current: -18.13

-10900
-53.61
ROE (%) -14282.71
SQNM's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -35.75 vs. SQNM: -14282.71 )
SQNM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -14282.71   Max: -27.62
Current: -14282.71

-14282.71
-27.62
ROA (%) -25.89
SQNM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1250 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -28.24 vs. SQNM: -25.89 )
SQNM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -92.63   Max: -23.97
Current: -25.89

-92.63
-23.97
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -207.50
SQNM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1223 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -438.40 vs. SQNM: -207.50 )
SQNM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -897.73   Max: -244.94
Current: -207.5

-897.73
-244.94
Revenue Growth (%) 28.80
SQNM's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 723 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 vs. SQNM: 28.80 )
SQNM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -20.6   Max: 293.1
Current: 28.8

-20.6
293.1
EBITDA Growth (%) -23.50
SQNM's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -5.80 vs. SQNM: -23.50 )
SQNM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -57.8   Max: 45.7
Current: -23.5

-57.8
45.7
EPS Growth (%) -18.10
SQNM's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -7.40 vs. SQNM: -18.10 )
SQNM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -59.3   Max: 43.7
Current: -18.1

-59.3
43.7
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Q3 2013

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Jim Simons 693,351 sh (New)
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Ratios

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P/S 2.20
SQNM's P/S is ranked higher than
95% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 28.86 vs. SQNM: 2.20 )
SQNM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 29.2
Current: 2.2

0.99
29.2
EV-to-EBIT -10.27
SQNM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
66% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SQNM: -10.27 )
SQNM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -42.5   Max: 0.1
Current: -10.27

-42.5
0.1
Current Ratio 1.73
SQNM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 1238 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.74 vs. SQNM: 1.73 )
SQNM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.15   Max: 26.12
Current: 1.73

1.15
26.12
Quick Ratio 1.61
SQNM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 1238 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.57 vs. SQNM: 1.61 )
SQNM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 26.03
Current: 1.61

0.94
26.03

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 0.44
SQNM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. SQNM: 0.44 )
SQNM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 36.3
Current: 0.44

0.23
36.3
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -9.80
SQNM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1218 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -6.30 vs. SQNM: -9.80 )
SQNM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1059.9   Max: 6889
Current: -9.8

1059.9
6889

Business Description

Industry: Biotechnology » Biotechnology
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Traded in other countries:QNMA.Germany,
Sequenom Inc was incorporated in 1994 under the laws of the State of Delaware. It is a life sciences company providing revolutionary genomic and genetic analysis solutions for the molecular diagnostic and clinical research markets. It develop and commercialize molecular diagnostics testing services that target and serve molecular diagnostics markets, and also develop and commercialize research use genetic analysis products and services that target and serve discovery and clinical research markets. It offers its services and products in the United States and international emphasis in countries like European and Asia-Pacific regions. The Company operates in two operating segments; Sequenom Laboratories and Sequenom Bioscience. Sequenom Laboratories provides molecular based, laboratory developed tests, or LDTs, with a focus principally on prenatal diseases and conditions and ophthalmological diseases and conditions. Sequenom Bioscience provides technology and research tools for genetic analysis and applications in translational research, clinical research, pharmacogenomics, oncology, and agricultural genomics. The Company's competitors include; Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc., Beijing Genomics Institute, Cellscape Corp., Celula Inc., Ikonysis, Inc., Kellbenx, Inc., Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, Inc., Natera, Perkin Elmer, Inc., Quest Laboratories, Verinata and others. Its patent portfolio, including in-licensed patent rights, includes approximately 638 issued or allowed patents in the United States and other industrial nations throughout the world. Its prenatal diagnostic patent portfolio includes exclusive rights to numerous in-licensed issued patents. The Company is subject to federal, state and local laws and regulations governing the use, storage, handling and disposal of such materials and chemicals, as well as certain waste products.
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