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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 : 7/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
TEAR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
80% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 10.63 vs. TEAR: No Debt )
TEAR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.09   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.83
TEAR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
87% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. TEAR: 0.83 )
TEAR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -1.59   Max: 0.96
Current: 0.83

-1.59
0.96
Interest Coverage No Debt
TEAR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
85% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 138.50 vs. TEAR: No Debt )
TEAR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.81
M-Score: -0.35
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 : 6/10

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Operating margin (%) -121.37
TEAR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 3.31 vs. TEAR: -121.37 )
TEAR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -48893.1   Max: -121.37
Current: -121.37

-48893.1
-121.37
Net-margin (%) -197.95
TEAR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. TEAR: -197.95 )
TEAR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -75902.17   Max: -197.95
Current: -197.95

-75902.17
-197.95
ROE (%) -70.08
TEAR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. TEAR: -70.08 )
TEAR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1745.31   Max: -7.57
Current: -70.08

-1745.31
-7.57
ROA (%) -58.03
TEAR's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. TEAR: -58.03 )
TEAR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -467.4   Max: -7.23
Current: -58.03

-467.4
-7.23
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -518.34
TEAR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 5.52 vs. TEAR: -518.34 )
TEAR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -35029.51   Max: -518.34
Current: -518.34

-35029.51
-518.34
Revenue Growth (%) 58.70
TEAR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. TEAR: 58.70 )
TEAR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 58.7
Current: 58.7

0
58.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 36.00
TEAR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. TEAR: 36.00 )
TEAR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -77.8   Max: 97.5
Current: 36

-77.8
97.5
EPS Growth (%) 26.00
TEAR's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. TEAR: 26.00 )
TEAR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -78.6   Max: 71.6
Current: 26

-78.6
71.6
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Guru Trades

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Q2 2013

TEAR Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Chuck Royce 9,900 sh (New)
Jim Simons 106,100 sh (New)
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Q3 2013

TEAR Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce 6,300 sh (-36.36%)
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Q4 2013

TEAR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 488,229 sh (+7649.67%)
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Ratios

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industry
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P/B 4.00
TEAR's P/B is ranked lower than
55% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 3.68 vs. TEAR: 4.00 )
TEAR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 63.48
Current: 4

0.18
63.48
P/S 10.46
TEAR's P/S is ranked lower than
73% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 vs. TEAR: 10.46 )
TEAR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 5.5   Max: 406.25
Current: 10.46

5.5
406.25

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 5.70
TEAR's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
66% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 9.20 vs. TEAR: 5.70 )
TEAR' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 1.62   Max: 19.52
Current: 5.7

1.62
19.52
Price/Net Current Asset Value 5.10
TEAR's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. TEAR: 5.10 )
TEAR' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.59   Max: 15.19
Current: 5.1

1.59
15.19
Price/Tangible Book 4.40
TEAR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
53% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. TEAR: 4.40 )
TEAR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.54   Max: 54.75
Current: 4.4

1.54
54.75
Price/Median PS Value 0.30
TEAR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. TEAR: 0.30 )
TEAR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 9.96
Current: 0.3

0.23
9.96
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3527.00
TEAR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
99% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. TEAR: 3527.00 )
TEAR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 256.6   Max: 3527
Current: 3527

256.6
3527
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -14.21
TEAR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
59% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. TEAR: -14.21 )
TEAR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 2.5   Max: 3.3
Current: -14.21

2.5
3.3

Business Description

Industry: Medical Diagnostics & Research » Diagnostics & Research
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Traded in other countries:TLB.Canada
TearLab Corpoartion was incorporated as OccuLogix, Inc. in Delaware in 2002. The Company is an in-vitro diagnostic company based in San Diego, California. The Company is commercializing a proprietary tear testing platform, the TearLab Osmolarity System that enables eye care practitioners to test for highly sensitive and specific biomarkers using nanoliters of tear film at the point-of-care. The Company's first product measures tear film osmolarity for the diagnosis of Dry Eye Disease, or DED. TearLab Research, Inc. its wholly-owned subsidiary, develops technologies to enable eye care practitioners to test a wide range of biomarkers (chemistries, metabolites (i.e. glucose), genes and proteins) at the point-of-care. Commercializing that tear testing platform is now the focus of its business. The Company's first product, the TearLab Osmolarity System, enables the rapid measurement of tear osmolarity in the doctor's office. Osmolarity is a quantitative and highly specific biomarker that has been shown to assist in the diagnosis and disease management of DED. There are estimated to be between 20 million and 40 million DED patients in the United States, and less than 5% of those patients are currently diagnosed and treated. The innovation of the TearLab Osmolarity System is its ability to precisely and rapidly measure osmolarity in nanoliter volumes of tear samples, using a highly efficient and novel tear collection system at the point of care. The TearLab Osmolarity System consists of the following three components: the TearLab disposable, which is a single-use microfluidic microchip; the TearLab Pen, which is a hand-held device that interfaces with the TearLab disposable; and the TearLab Reader, which is a small desktop unit that allows for the docking of the TearLab Pen and provides a quantitative reading for the operator. Government authorities in the United States and other countries extensively regulate, among other things, the research, development, testing, manufacture, labeling, promotion, advertising, distribution and marketing of its product, which is a medical device.
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