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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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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.09
ST's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
93% of the 2207 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. ST: 0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ST' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.07 Max: 0.26
Current: 0.09
0.02
0.26
Equity to Asset 0.28
ST's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
89% of the 2188 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. ST: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ST' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.26 Max: 0.34
Current: 0.28
0.12
0.34
Interest Coverage 10.39
ST's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
76% of the 1344 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 142.21 vs. ST: 10.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ST' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 2.47 Max: 3.82
Current: 10.39
0.39
3.82
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.39
M-Score: -2.55
WACC vs ROIC
6.34%
9.57%
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 12.87
ST's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 2195 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. ST: 12.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ST' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.12  Med: 14.50 Max: 18.35
Current: 12.87
5.12
18.35
Net-margin (%) 6.65
ST's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 2196 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. ST: 6.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ST' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.99  Med: 8.44 Max: 11.77
Current: 6.65
-17.99
11.77
ROE (%) 13.52
ST's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 2176 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 6.06 vs. ST: 13.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ST' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -28.9  Med: 15.62 Max: 24.66
Current: 13.52
-28.9
24.66
ROA (%) 3.62
ST's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 2221 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.08 vs. ST: 3.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ST' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.07  Med: 4.58 Max: 6.87
Current: 3.62
-4.07
6.87
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 33.65
ST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 2216 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 10.58 vs. ST: 33.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ST' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 37.51  Med: 49.82 Max: 82.05
Current: 33.65
37.51
82.05
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 25.60
ST's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1974 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. ST: 25.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ST' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 10.10 Max: 25.6
Current: 25.6
0
25.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 22.30
ST's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1526 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. ST: 22.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ST' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 3.95 Max: 22.3
Current: 22.3
0
22.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 35.70
ST's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
100% of the 1346 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. ST: 35.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ST' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 23.15 Max: 265.6
Current: 35.7
0
265.6
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q4 2014

ST Guru Trades in Q4 2014

John Griffin 6,585,000 sh (unchged)
Alan Fournier Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon 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)
John Griffin 6,585,000 sh (unchged)
Daniel Loeb 4,000,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
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Q2 2015

ST Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Ray Dalio 9,500 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 2,406,068 sh (+142.40%)
Louis Moore Bacon 50,000 sh (+17.65%)
John Griffin 6,585,000 sh (unchged)
Daniel Loeb 1,443,500 sh (-63.91%)
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Q3 2015

ST Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 199,100 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 32,416 sh (+241.22%)
Lee Ainslie 5,516,391 sh (+129.27%)
Louis Moore Bacon 55,000 sh (+10.00%)
John Griffin 6,685,000 sh (+1.52%)
Daniel Loeb 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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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 43.50
ST's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
81% of the 2026 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 15.78 vs. ST: 43.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ST' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 27.87  Med: 39.43 Max: 1220.59
Current: 43.5
27.87
1220.59
Forward P/E 11.81
ST's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
63% of the 916 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 14.04 vs. ST: 11.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 43.50
ST's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
81% of the 1676 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 15.80 vs. ST: 43.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ST' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 27.84  Med: 39.48 Max: 1320.73
Current: 43.5
27.84
1320.73
P/B 3.31
ST's P/B is ranked lower than
83% of the 2543 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. ST: 3.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ST' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.31  Med: 5.40 Max: 7.67
Current: 3.31
3.31
7.67
P/S 1.92
ST's P/S is ranked lower than
79% of the 2543 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. ST: 1.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ST' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.52  Med: 3.31 Max: 4.46
Current: 1.92
2.52
4.46
PFCF 15.84
ST's PFCF is ranked higher than
53% of the 1435 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 15.35 vs. ST: 15.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
ST' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.7  Med: 22.76 Max: 51.44
Current: 15.84
15.7
51.44
POCF 10.52
ST's POCF is ranked higher than
56% of the 1915 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 11.30 vs. ST: 10.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ST' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.52  Med: 17.07 Max: 30.24
Current: 10.52
10.52
30.24
EV-to-EBIT 31.52
ST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
79% of the 2073 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 12.36 vs. ST: 31.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ST' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.8  Med: 29.30 Max: 48.4
Current: 31.52
21.8
48.4
EV-to-EBITDA 18.12
ST's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
72% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9.17 vs. ST: 18.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ST' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.1  Med: 17.20 Max: 25
Current: 18.12
13.1
25
PEG 2.90
ST's PEG is ranked lower than
71% of the 731 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. ST: 2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
ST' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.26  Med: 3.92 Max: 6.09
Current: 2.9
2.26
6.09
Current Ratio 1.48
ST's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 2195 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. ST: 1.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ST' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.04  Med: 2.02 Max: 3.39
Current: 1.48
1.04
3.39
Quick Ratio 1.06
ST's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 2194 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. ST: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ST' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.42 Max: 2.84
Current: 1.06
0.68
2.84
Days Inventory 64.76
ST's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
60% of the 2145 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 72.56 vs. ST: 64.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ST' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 49.03  Med: 54.28 Max: 67.77
Current: 64.76
49.03
67.77
Days Sales Outstanding 60.25
ST's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
66% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 76.28 vs. ST: 60.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ST' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 37.4  Med: 53.76 Max: 67.38
Current: 60.25
37.4
67.38
Days Payable 56.15
ST's Days Payable is ranked lower than
53% of the 1904 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 58.75 vs. ST: 56.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
ST' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.64  Med: 51.14 Max: 67.02
Current: 56.15
24.64
67.02

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Projected FCF 1.51
ST's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
65% of the 1276 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. ST: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ST' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.13  Med: 2.14 Max: 2.14
Current: 1.51
2.13
2.14
Price/Median PS Value 0.76
ST's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 2543 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. ST: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ST' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.85  Med: 1.00 Max: 1.24
Current: 0.76
0.85
1.24
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.21
ST's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
87% of the 578 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. ST: 3.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
ST' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.45  Med: 4.53 Max: 5.59
Current: 3.21
2.45
5.59
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.20
ST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 2187 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. ST: 3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ST' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 3.40 Max: 4.6
Current: 3.2
2.1
4.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 17.97
ST's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1126 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 5.83 vs. ST: 17.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ST' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.2  Med: 12.00 Max: 17.6
Current: 17.97
8.2
17.6

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $2954
EPS $ 1.17
Beta1.39
Short Percentage of Float6.24%
52-Week Range $32.46 - 59.04
Shares Outstanding(Mil)170.34

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 3,371 3,551
EPS($) 2.49 3.10
EPS without NRI($) 2.49 3.10

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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