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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.07
ST's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
72% of the 2924 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. ST: 0.07 )
ST' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: N/A
Current: 0.07

Equity to Asset 0.27
ST's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
67% of the 2815 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. ST: 0.27 )
ST' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 0.35
Current: 0.27

0.11
0.35
Interest Coverage 3.47
ST's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
66% of the 1715 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 121.95 vs. ST: 3.47 )
ST' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 3.82
Current: 3.47

0.39
3.82
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.35
M-Score: -2.23
WACC vs ROIC
7.39%
13.95%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 14.37
ST's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 2917 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.62 vs. ST: 14.37 )
ST' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.12   Max: 18.35
Current: 14.37

5.12
18.35
Net-margin (%) 9.61
ST's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 2917 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. ST: 9.61 )
ST' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -17.99   Max: 11.77
Current: 9.61

-17.99
11.77
ROE (%) 20.16
ST's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 2882 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 6.23 vs. ST: 20.16 )
ST' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -27.69   Max: 23.22
Current: 20.16

-27.69
23.22
ROA (%) 5.88
ST's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 2942 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.17 vs. ST: 5.88 )
ST' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -3.92   Max: 6.59
Current: 5.88

-3.92
6.59
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 46.74
ST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 2933 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 10.04 vs. ST: 46.74 )
ST' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 15.38   Max: 65.44
Current: 46.74

15.38
65.44
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 11.50
ST's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 2128 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. ST: 11.50 )
ST' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 11.5
Current: 11.5

0
11.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 18.70
ST's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1712 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. ST: 18.70 )
ST' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 18.7
Current: 18.7

0
18.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 245.50
ST's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
100% of the 1509 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. ST: 245.50 )
ST' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 245.5
Current: 245.5

0
245.5
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

ST Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Daniel Loeb 3,000,000 sh (+62.16%)
Chuck Royce 31,050 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 6,585,000 sh (unchged)
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Jim Simons 276,800 sh (-15.40%)
Alan Fournier 2,287,890 sh (-40.08%)
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Q3 2014

ST Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 50,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 10,000 sh (New)
Daniel Loeb 5,000,000 sh (+66.67%)
Jim Simons 354,300 sh (+28.00%)
John Griffin 6,585,000 sh (unchged)
Alan Fournier 2,037,890 sh (-10.93%)
Chuck Royce 17,550 sh (-43.48%)
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Q4 2014

ST Guru Trades in Q4 2014

John Griffin 6,585,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Alan Fournier Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Daniel Loeb 4,000,000 sh (-20.00%)
Chuck Royce 11,100 sh (-36.75%)
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Q1 2015

ST Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Lee Ainslie 992,592 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 42,500 sh (New)
Daniel Loeb 4,000,000 sh (unchged)
Daniel Loeb 4,000,000 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 6,585,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
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Guru Investment Theses on Sensata Technologies Holding N.V.

Meridian Funds Comments on Sensata Technologies - Sep 08, 2014

Sensata Technologies (ST) develops, manufactures and sells sensors and controls. We are attracted to the company’s large growth opportunity, which is driven by increased sensor penetration in industries such as automobiles and general industrial opportunities. We find Sensata’s business model to be attractive given the stability of its revenues, strong operating leverage and excellent management team. During the period, the company benefited from a rebound in European automobile sales and deployed capital in several small accretive acquisitions. We have been trimming the position modestly as the stock approaches our price target.

From Meridian Funds (Trades, Portfolio)’ Meridian Growth Fund Annual Review.

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Top Ranked Articles about Sensata Technologies Holding N.V.

Meridian Funds Comments on Sensata Technologies
Sensata Technologies (ST) develops, manufactures and sells sensors and controls. We are attracted to the company’s large growth opportunity, which is driven by increased sensor penetration in industries such as automobiles and general industrial opportunities. We find Sensata’s business model to be attractive given the stability of its revenues, strong operating leverage and excellent management team. During the period, the company benefited from a rebound in European automobile sales and deployed capital in several small accretive acquisitions. We have been trimming the position modestly as the stock approaches our price target. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 38.20
ST's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
62% of the 3194 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 39.10 vs. ST: 38.20 )
ST' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 26.35   Max: 2804.17
Current: 38.2

26.35
2804.17
Forward P/E 23.81
ST's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
77% of the 3194 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ST: 23.81 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 37.80
ST's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
65% of the 3194 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 40.00 vs. ST: 37.80 )
ST' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 26.31   Max: 3365
Current: 37.8

26.31
3365
P/B 6.90
ST's P/B is ranked lower than
67% of the 3194 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. ST: 6.90 )
ST' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.84   Max: 7.5
Current: 6.9

2.84
7.5
P/S 3.60
ST's P/S is ranked lower than
69% of the 3194 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. ST: 3.60 )
ST' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.77   Max: 4.09
Current: 3.6

1.77
4.09
PFCF 42.70
ST's PFCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 3194 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 361.80 vs. ST: 42.70 )
ST' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 13.45   Max: 44.3
Current: 42.7

13.45
44.3
POCF 25.00
ST's POCF is ranked higher than
65% of the 3194 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 23.40 vs. ST: 25.00 )
ST' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 11.44   Max: 26.34
Current: 25

11.44
26.34
EV-to-EBIT 32.03
ST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
65% of the 3194 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 30.30 vs. ST: 32.03 )
ST' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 21.3   Max: 41
Current: 32.03

21.3
41
PEG 7.00
ST's PEG is ranked higher than
87% of the 3194 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ST: 7.00 )
ST' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 2.71   Max: 6.47
Current: 7

2.71
6.47
Shiller P/E 72.00
ST's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
75% of the 3194 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ST: 72.00 )
ST' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 62.69   Max: 80.06
Current: 72

62.69
80.06
Current Ratio 1.60
ST's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 2842 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. ST: 1.60 )
ST' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 3.39
Current: 1.6

1.04
3.39
Quick Ratio 1.13
ST's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 2842 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. ST: 1.13 )
ST' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 2.84
Current: 1.13

0.68
2.84
Days Inventory 59.64
ST's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
73% of the 3194 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 79.32 vs. ST: 59.64 )
ST' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 51.27   Max: 65.07
Current: 59.64

51.27
65.07
Days Sales Outstanding 68.32
ST's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
73% of the 3194 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 81.77 vs. ST: 68.32 )
ST' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 37.4   Max: 67.38
Current: 68.32

37.4
67.38

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.10
ST's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 3194 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ST: 2.10 )
ST' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 2.05   Max: 2.54
Current: 2.1

2.05
2.54
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
ST's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 3194 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. ST: 1.10 )
ST' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 1.18
Current: 1.1

0.53
1.18
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 4.70
ST's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 3194 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ST: 4.70 )
ST' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 2.84   Max: 5.94
Current: 4.7

2.84
5.94
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.10
ST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
58% of the 2887 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. ST: 3.10 )
ST' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 4.7
Current: 3.1

2.4
4.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 10.87
ST's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1315 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 5.52 vs. ST: 10.87 )
ST' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 7.8   Max: 17
Current: 10.87

7.8
17

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Scientific & Technical Instruments
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Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. was founded in 1931. It is an industrial technology company. The Company is engaged in the development, manufacture, and sale of sensors and controls. The Company conducts its business through subsidiary companies, which operate business and product development centers in the United States (the U.S.), the Netherlands, Belgium, China, and Japan; and manufacturing operations in China, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Bulgaria, and the U.S. Sensata organizes its operations into the sensors and controls businesses. The Company produces sensors and controls for applications such as thermal circuit breakers in aircraft, pressure sensors in automotive systems, and bimetal current and temperature control devices in electric motors. Its primary products include low-, medium-, and high-pressure sensors, temperature sensors, speed sensors, position sensors, force sensors, motor protectors, and thermal and magnetic-hydraulic circuit breakers and switches. The Company develops customized solutions for specific customer requirements or applications across a variety of end-markets, including automotive, heavy vehicle on- and off-road ("HVOR"), appliance, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning ("HVAC"), industrial, aerospace, data/telecom, semiconductor, and mobile power, among others. Its customer base in the Sensors business includes a range of OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers in the automotive and HVOR end-markets. The customers in the Controls business include a range of industrial and commercial manufacturers and suppliers across multiple end-markets, primarily OEMs in the climate control, appliance, semiconductor, datacomm, telecommunications, and aerospace industries, as well as Tier 1 motor and compressor suppliers. The Company competes with a variety of independent suppliers and with the in-house operations of Tier 1 systems suppliers. ithin each of the principal product categories in its Controls business, the company competes with divisions of multinational industrial corporations and fragmented companies, which compete primarily in specific end-markets or applications. The Company's operations and facilities are subject to U.S. and non-U.S. laws and regulations governing the protection of the environment and its employees, including those governing air emissions, water discharges, the management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes, and the cleanup of contaminated sites.
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