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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.07
ST's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
96% of the 2175 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. ST: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ST' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.18 Max: N/A
Current: 0.07
Equity to Asset 0.27
ST's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
90% of the 2087 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. ST: 0.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ST' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.30 Max: 0.35
Current: 0.27
0.11
0.35
Interest Coverage 3.47
ST's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
89% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 271.97 vs. ST: 3.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ST' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 2.47 Max: 3.82
Current: 3.47
0.39
3.82
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.20
M-Score: -2.23
WACC vs ROIC
9.13%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 14.37
ST's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 2167 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 vs. ST: 14.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ST' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.12  Med: 14.68 Max: 18.35
Current: 14.37
5.12
18.35
Net-margin (%) 9.61
ST's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 2167 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. ST: 9.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ST' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -17.99  Med: 4.40 Max: 11.77
Current: 9.61
-17.99
11.77
ROE (%) 20.16
ST's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 2144 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 5.85 vs. ST: 20.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ST' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -27.69  Med: 15.66 Max: 23.22
Current: 20.16
-27.69
23.22
ROA (%) 5.88
ST's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 2188 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. ST: 5.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ST' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -3.92  Med: 3.97 Max: 6.59
Current: 5.88
-3.92
6.59
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 42.57
ST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 2184 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9.52 vs. ST: 42.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ST' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 37.43  Med: 49.33 Max: 78.44
Current: 42.57
37.43
78.44
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 11.50
ST's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1467 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. ST: 11.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ST' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 7.50 Max: 11.5
Current: 11.5
0
11.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 18.70
ST's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. ST: 18.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ST' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.60 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 1060 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. ST: 245.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ST' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 11.90 Max: 245.5
Current: 245.5
0
245.5
» ST's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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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)
Alan Fournier Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Ray Dalio 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

Louis Moore Bacon 42,500 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 992,592 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
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history
P/E(ttm) 33.72
ST's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
72% of the 1534 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 17.90 vs. ST: 33.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ST' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 26.35  Med: 40.14 Max: 2804.17
Current: 33.72
26.35
2804.17
Forward P/E 14.41
ST's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
53% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 15.11 vs. ST: 14.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 33.80
ST's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
72% of the 1537 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 17.70 vs. ST: 33.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ST' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 26.31  Med: 40.21 Max: 3365
Current: 33.8
26.31
3365
P/B 6.15
ST's P/B is ranked lower than
88% of the 2118 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. ST: 6.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ST' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.84  Med: 5.38 Max: 7.5
Current: 6.15
2.84
7.5
P/S 3.26
ST's P/S is ranked lower than
80% of the 2149 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. ST: 3.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ST' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.77  Med: 3.35 Max: 4.09
Current: 3.26
1.77
4.09
PFCF 37.47
ST's PFCF is ranked lower than
72% of the 1090 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 17.30 vs. ST: 37.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
ST' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 13.45  Med: 21.69 Max: 44.3
Current: 37.47
13.45
44.3
POCF 22.28
ST's POCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 1469 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 12.94 vs. ST: 22.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ST' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 11.44  Med: 17.30 Max: 26.34
Current: 22.28
11.44
26.34
EV-to-EBIT 32.16
ST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
75% of the 1556 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 13.26 vs. ST: 32.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ST' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 21.3  Med: 26.10 Max: 41
Current: 32.16
21.3
41
PEG 6.26
ST's PEG is ranked lower than
81% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. ST: 6.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
ST' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 2.71  Med: 5.07 Max: 6.47
Current: 6.26
2.71
6.47
Shiller P/E 64.15
ST's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
80% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 22.35 vs. ST: 64.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ST' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 62.69  Med: 72.12 Max: 78.79
Current: 64.15
62.69
78.79
Current Ratio 1.60
ST's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
64% of the 2110 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. ST: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ST' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.04  Med: 2.30 Max: 3.39
Current: 1.6
1.04
3.39
Quick Ratio 1.13
ST's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 2110 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. ST: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ST' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.73 Max: 2.84
Current: 1.13
0.68
2.84
Days Inventory 59.64
ST's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
60% of the 2124 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 71.74 vs. ST: 59.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ST' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 51.27  Med: 54.24 Max: 65.07
Current: 59.64
51.27
65.07
Days Sales Outstanding 68.32
ST's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
54% of the 1861 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 71.67 vs. ST: 68.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ST' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 37.4  Med: 53.00 Max: 67.38
Current: 68.32
37.4
67.38

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Projected FCF 1.86
ST's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
65% of the 916 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. ST: 1.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ST' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 2.05  Med: 2.25 Max: 2.54
Current: 1.86
2.05
2.54
Price/Median PS Value 0.97
ST's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 2061 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. ST: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ST' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.53  Med: 0.99 Max: 1.17
Current: 0.97
0.53
1.17
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 4.18
ST's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
89% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. ST: 4.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
ST' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 2.84  Med: 5.19 Max: 5.94
Current: 4.18
2.84
5.94
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.12
ST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 2152 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. ST: 3.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ST' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.4  Med: 3.80 Max: 4.7
Current: 3.12
2.4
4.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 11.20
ST's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 823 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.66 vs. ST: 11.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ST' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 7.8  Med: 9.90 Max: 17
Current: 11.2
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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