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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 0.11
ST's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
69% of the 2639 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. ST: 0.11 )
ST' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.11

Equity to Asset 0.32
ST's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
64% of the 2611 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. ST: 0.32 )
ST' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 0.35
Current: 0.32

0.11
0.35
Interest Coverage 3.82
ST's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
64% of the 1625 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 124.89 vs. ST: 3.82 )
ST' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 3.82
Current: 3.82

0.39
3.82
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 (%) 17.77
ST's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 2640 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. ST: 17.77 )
ST' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.12   Max: 18.35
Current: 17.77

5.12
18.35
Net-margin (%) 12.75
ST's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 2640 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. ST: 12.75 )
ST' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -17.99   Max: 9.5
Current: 12.75

-17.99
9.5
ROE (%) 23.70
ST's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 2604 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 5.75 vs. ST: 23.70 )
ST' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -28.91   Max: 19.14
Current: 23.7

-28.91
19.14
ROA (%) 7.76
ST's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 2650 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.09 vs. ST: 7.76 )
ST' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.08   Max: 5.14
Current: 7.76

-4.08
5.14
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 62.53
ST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 2646 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9.61 vs. ST: 62.53 )
ST' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 14.72   Max: 68.07
Current: 62.53

14.72
68.07
Revenue Growth (%) 6.20
ST's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1950 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. ST: 6.20 )
ST' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 14.1
Current: 6.2

0
14.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 1.50
ST's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1600 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. ST: 1.50 )
ST' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 4.2
Current: 1.5

0
4.2
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

ST Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 62,363 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 1,500,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 358,010 sh (+140.86%)
Jim Simons 373,800 sh (+71.15%)
John Griffin 6,585,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Alan Fournier 4,132,938 sh (-17.57%)
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Q1 2014

ST Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chuck Royce 31,050 sh (New)
Daniel Loeb 1,850,000 sh (New)
Stanley Druckenmiller 248,100 sh (New)
John Griffin 6,585,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Alan Fournier 3,817,938 sh (-7.62%)
Jim Simons 327,200 sh (-12.47%)
Steven Cohen 33,183 sh (-90.73%)
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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 (-15.4%)
Alan Fournier 2,287,890 sh (-40.08%)
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Q3 2014

ST Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ray Dalio 10,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 50,000 sh (New)
Daniel Loeb 5,000,000 sh (+66.67%)
Jim Simons 354,300 sh (+28%)
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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ST

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Daniel Loeb 2014-09-30 Add 66.67%1.04%$45.15 - $49.76 $ 52.5511%5000000
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 New Buy$45.15 - $49.76 $ 52.5511%10000
Daniel Loeb 2014-06-30 Add 62.16%0.65%$41.59 - $46.44 $ 52.5520%3000000
Daniel Loeb 2014-03-31 New Buy1.2%$36.78 - $42.9 $ 52.5532%1850000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.06%$36.78 - $42.9 $ 52.5532%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.06%$37 - $40.94 $ 52.5537%62363
Daniel Loeb 2013-06-30 Sold Out 1.2%$31.13 - $36.69 $ 52.5554%0
John Griffin 2013-06-30 Reduce -16.38%0.54%$31.13 - $36.69 $ 52.5554%6585000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.04%$31.13 - $36.69 $ 52.5554%0
Daniel Loeb 2013-03-31 Reduce -30.91%0.49%$31.85 - $34.74 $ 52.5559%1900000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 New Buy0.04%$31.85 - $34.74 $ 52.5559%22635
Daniel Loeb 2012-12-31 Add 57.14%0.58%$26.83 - $32.16 $ 52.5578%2750000
Steve Mandel 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.53%$26.83 - $32.16 $ 52.5578%0
Daniel Loeb 2012-09-30 Add 14.75%0.13%$26.06 - $32.19 $ 52.5579%1750000
Daniel Loeb 2012-06-30 New Buy1.2%$26.57 - $34.2 $ 52.5569%1525000
Steve Mandel 2012-06-30 Reduce -54.12%0.65%$26.57 - $34.2 $ 52.5569%2712645
Whitney Tilson 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.39%$26.57 - $34.2 $ 52.5569%0
Whitney Tilson 2012-03-31 New Buy0.39%$26.04 - $34.97 $ 52.5580%40000
John Griffin 2011-12-31 Add 21.15%0.68%$25.2 - $31.74 $ 52.5582%7875000
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.0045%$25.2 - $31.74 $ 52.5582%0
John Griffin 2011-09-30 Add 41.39%1.03%$28.23 - $39.25 $ 52.5558%6500000
Steve Mandel 2011-09-30 Add 31.33%0.34%$28.23 - $39.25 $ 52.5558%6670287
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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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P/E(ttm) 23.50
ST's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
69% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 32.50 vs. ST: 23.50 )
ST' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 23   Max: 2804.17
Current: 23.5

23
2804.17
P/B 5.00
ST's P/B is ranked lower than
61% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. ST: 5.00 )
ST' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 6.67
Current: 5

0.99
6.67
P/S 3.80
ST's P/S is ranked lower than
59% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. ST: 3.80 )
ST' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 3.98
Current: 3.8

0.59
3.98
PEG 6.71
ST's PEG is ranked higher than
82% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ST: 6.71 )
ST' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 2.71   Max: 13.7
Current: 6.71

2.71
13.7
Current Ratio 1.65
ST's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 2636 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. ST: 1.65 )
ST' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 3.39
Current: 1.65

1.04
3.39
Quick Ratio 1.16
ST's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 2636 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. ST: 1.16 )
ST' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 2.84
Current: 1.16

0.68
2.84

Valuation & Return

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Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Scientific & Technical Instruments
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Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. was founded in 1931. 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. Its products include pressure sensors, temperature sensors, speed sensors, position sensors, force sensors, motor protectors, and thermal and magnetic-hydraulic circuit breakers and switches. They have develop customized and innovative solutions for specific customer requirements or applications across the appliance, automotive, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), industrial, aerospace, defense, data/telecom, and other end-markets. They have long-standing relationships with a geographically diverse base of leading global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other multinational companies. The sensors are used in a wide variety of applications, including automotive air conditioning, braking, transmission, and air bag applications, as well as HVAC and HVOR applications. They are provider of bimetal electromechanical controls, thermal and magnetic-hydraulic circuit breakers, power inverters, and interconnection products. There customer base in the sensors business includes a wide range of OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers in the automotive, industrial, and commercial end-markets. Our customers in the controls business include a wide 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 competitors in the basic AC motor protection market include Asian manufacturers Jiangsu Chengsheng Electric Appliance Company Ltd., ChwenDer Thermostat & Company Ltd., Wanbao Refrigeration Group Guangzhou Appliances Company Ltd., Hangzhou Star Shuaier Electric Appliance Co., Ltd., Ubukata Industries Co., Ltd., and Foshan TongBao Co., Ltd. The competitors in the thermal circuit breaker, thermostat, and switches markets include: Cutler Hammer and Crouzet, divisions of Eaton Corporation and Schneider Electric, respectively, and E-T-A Elektrotechnische Apparate GmbH (ETA) in aircraft circuit breakers; Honeywell International Inc. in aircraft switches and thermostats; and Cooper Bussman, a division of Eaton Corporation, and ETA in HVOR thermal circuit breakers. 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 our employees, including those governing air emissions, water discharges, the management and disposal of hazardou
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