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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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Cash to Debt 0.48
SQNM's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
87% of the 964 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 46.43 vs. SQNM: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SQNM' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 11.4 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.48
Equity to Asset -0.56
SQNM's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
96% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. SQNM: -0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SQNM' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.56  Med: 0.68 Max: 0.96
Current: -0.56
-0.56
0.96
F-Score: 1
Z-Score: -13.26
M-Score: -2.92
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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Operating margin (%) -28.94
SQNM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 749 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -78.20 vs. SQNM: -28.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SQNM' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -255  Med: -88.02 Max: -6.14
Current: -28.94
-255
-6.14
Net-margin (%) -36.10
SQNM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 749 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -75.28 vs. SQNM: -36.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SQNM' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -254.63  Med: -91.75 Max: 0.67
Current: -36.1
-254.63
0.67
ROA (%) -35.29
SQNM's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 971 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -29.51 vs. SQNM: -35.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SQNM' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -92.63  Med: -50.89 Max: 0.66
Current: -35.29
-92.63
0.66
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -356.27
SQNM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -372.06 vs. SQNM: -356.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SQNM' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -896.3  Med: -369.48 Max: -62.87
Current: -356.27
-896.3
-62.87
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 38.40
SQNM's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. SQNM: 38.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SQNM' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.7  Med: -14 Max: 296.4
Current: 38.4
-20.7
296.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -48.60
SQNM's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 511 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -4.20 vs. SQNM: -48.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SQNM' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -59.3  Med: -25.4 Max: 43.7
Current: -48.6
-59.3
43.7
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SQNM Guru Trades in Q2 2016

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Business Description

Industry: Biotechnology » Biotechnology  
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Sequenom Inc is a molecular diagnostic testing and genetics analysis company which provides molecular diagnostic testing services.

Sequenom Inc was incorporated in 1994 under the laws of the State of Delaware. It is a life science 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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Weekly CFO Buys Highlight Recent insider buys from company CFOs
According to GuruFocus Insider Data, the recent CFO buys were: Orion Energy Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:OESX), Sequenom Inc. (NASDAQ:SQNM) and Energy Recovery Inc. (NASDAQ:ERII). Read more...
Sequenom Officer Acquires 30,000 Shares CEO, president invests in life science company
Dirk van den Boom (Insider Trades), CEO and president of Sequenom Inc. (SQNM), acquired 30,000 shares in the company on May 6. The average price per share was $1.13 for a total transaction of $33,900. Read more...
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Ratios

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P/S 2.48
SQNM's P/S is ranked higher than
82% of the 695 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 10.41 vs. SQNM: 2.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SQNM' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 5.44 Max: 28.11
Current: 2.48
0.89
28.11
Current Ratio 3.35
SQNM's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 957 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.22 vs. SQNM: 3.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SQNM' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.15  Med: 3.85 Max: 26.12
Current: 3.35
1.15
26.12
Quick Ratio 3.16
SQNM's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 957 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 3.94 vs. SQNM: 3.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SQNM' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 3.48 Max: 26.03
Current: 3.16
0.94
26.03
Days Inventory 21.05
SQNM's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
88% of the 448 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 128.70 vs. SQNM: 21.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SQNM' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.05  Med: 86.81 Max: 229.88
Current: 21.05
21.05
229.88
Days Sales Outstanding 23.21
SQNM's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
80% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 61.72 vs. SQNM: 23.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SQNM' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.79  Med: 57.54 Max: 97.54
Current: 23.21
7.79
97.54
Days Payable 45.92
SQNM's Days Payable is ranked lower than
58% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 57.94 vs. SQNM: 45.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SQNM' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 26.62  Med: 116.81 Max: 169.77
Current: 45.92
26.62
169.77

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -1.10
SQNM's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 555 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -11.30 vs. SQNM: -1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
SQNM' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -395  Med: -22.8 Max: -0.7
Current: -1.1
-395
-0.7

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 0.46
SQNM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. SQNM: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SQNM' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.83 Max: 31.3
Current: 0.46
0.17
31.3
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -9.40
SQNM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 942 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -8.50 vs. SQNM: -9.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SQNM' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.4  Med: 6 Max: 6690.1
Current: -9.4
-9.4
6690.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $114.6
EPS (TTM) $ -0.34
Short Percentage of Float5.59%
52-Week Range $0.82 - 2.53
Shares Outstanding (Mil)119.24

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 122 125
EPS ($) -0.29 -0.31
EPS w/o NRI ($) -0.29 -0.31
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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