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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 : 9/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.05
TECH's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
56% of the 1248 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 67.35 vs. TECH: 1.05 )
TECH' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.05   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.05

Equity to Asset 0.78
TECH's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
80% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. TECH: 0.78 )
TECH' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 0.98
Current: 0.78

0.69
0.98
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 11.21
M-Score: -3.87
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 (%) 40.88
TECH's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1027 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -78.88 vs. TECH: 40.88 )
TECH' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 19.71   Max: 58.1
Current: 40.88

19.71
58.1
Net-margin (%) 28.23
TECH's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1027 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -78.05 vs. TECH: 28.23 )
TECH' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 14.05   Max: 40.8
Current: 28.23

14.05
40.8
ROE (%) 13.98
TECH's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -35.75 vs. TECH: 13.98 )
TECH' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 14.12   Max: 27.17
Current: 13.98

14.12
27.17
ROA (%) 12.51
TECH's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1250 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -28.24 vs. TECH: 12.51 )
TECH' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 11.96   Max: 23.99
Current: 12.51

11.96
23.99
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 78.30
TECH's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1223 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -438.40 vs. TECH: 78.30 )
TECH' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 45.33   Max: 112.73
Current: 78.3

45.33
112.73
Revenue Growth (%) 7.40
TECH's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 723 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 vs. TECH: 7.40 )
TECH' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 5.4   Max: 16.4
Current: 7.4

5.4
16.4
EBITDA Growth (%) 1.60
TECH's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -5.80 vs. TECH: 1.60 )
TECH' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 41.3
Current: 1.6

1.6
41.3
EPS Growth (%) -0.20
TECH's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -7.40 vs. TECH: -0.20 )
TECH' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -0.2   Max: 36.3
Current: -0.2

-0.2
36.3
» TECH's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

TECH Guru Trades in Q4 2013

RS Investment Management 354,350 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 763,700 sh (+37.85%)
Chuck Royce 714,771 sh (+35.66%)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,400 sh (+30.77%)
Bill Frels 929,612 sh (+23.21%)
Ruane Cunniff 2,540 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 1,053,380 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 9,800 sh (-10.91%)
Jim Simons 762,000 sh (-18.77%)
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Q1 2014

TECH Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jeremy Grantham 46,243 sh (+371.87%)
Bill Frels 995,851 sh (+7.13%)
Ruane Cunniff 2,540 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,400 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 763,700 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 1,053,380 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Chuck Royce 652,000 sh (-8.78%)
Jim Simons 577,700 sh (-24.19%)
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Q2 2014

TECH Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 5,500 sh (+61.76%)
Columbia Wanger 1,212,200 sh (+58.73%)
Bill Frels 1,095,391 sh (+10%)
Jeremy Grantham 48,243 sh (+4.32%)
Ron Baron 1,053,380 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 2,540 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 641,750 sh (-1.57%)
Jim Simons 510,100 sh (-11.7%)
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Q3 2014

TECH Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ray Dalio 2,300 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,200 sh (+30.91%)
Columbia Wanger 1,332,700 sh (+9.94%)
Ruane Cunniff 2,540 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 1,053,380 sh (unchged)
Bill Frels 1,090,022 sh (-0.49%)
Jim Simons 494,500 sh (-3.06%)
Chuck Royce 620,205 sh (-3.36%)
Jeremy Grantham 39,041 sh (-19.07%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with TECH

(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
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 New Buy$89.24 - $96.69 $ 93.660%2300
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$77.53 - $94.3 $ 93.668%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -87.53%0.12%$69.64 - $81.28 $ 93.6623%5869
Jeff Ubben 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.04%$69.64 - $81.28 $ 93.6623%0
Ruane Cunniff 2013-09-30 New Buy$69.64 - $81.28 $ 93.6623%2540
Jeff Ubben 2013-06-30 New Buy0.04%$63.42 - $69.44 $ 93.6641%62004
Chris Davis 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$63.42 - $69.44 $ 93.6641%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 134.75%0.09%$66.48 - $71.68 $ 93.6636%45922
Chris Davis 2013-03-31 Add 42.62%$66.48 - $71.68 $ 93.6636%33973
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 New Buy0.12%$67 - $75.98 $ 93.6631%24249
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.06%$64.98 - $74.23 $ 93.6638%0
Chuck Akre 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.53%$66.13 - $71.99 $ 93.6644%0
John Hussman 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.05%$66.13 - $71.99 $ 93.6644%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 47.81%0.02%$66.13 - $71.99 $ 93.6644%8941
John Hussman 2011-12-31 New Buy0.05%$62.37 - $73.55 $ 93.6638%44000
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 New Buy0.05%$62.37 - $73.55 $ 93.6638%6049
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.05%$67.45 - $85.13 $ 93.6626%0
Ruane Cunniff 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0019%$67.45 - $85.13 $ 93.6626%0
Chris Davis 2011-09-30 Add 38.78%$67.45 - $85.13 $ 93.6626%34844
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 32.20
TECH's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TECH: 32.20 )
TECH' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 16.76   Max: 34.05
Current: 32.2

16.76
34.05
P/B 4.30
TECH's P/B is ranked higher than
78% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 6.13 vs. TECH: 4.30 )
TECH' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.27   Max: 8.27
Current: 4.3

3.27
8.27
P/S 9.00
TECH's P/S is ranked higher than
83% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 28.86 vs. TECH: 9.00 )
TECH' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 6.73   Max: 12.59
Current: 9

6.73
12.59
PFCF 27.60
TECH's PFCF is ranked higher than
96% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TECH: 27.60 )
TECH' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 17.73   Max: 37.34
Current: 27.6

17.73
37.34
EV-to-EBIT 21.99
TECH's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
95% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TECH: 21.99 )
TECH' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.4   Max: 22.7
Current: 21.99

10.4
22.7
PEG 16.00
TECH's PEG is ranked higher than
95% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TECH: 16.00 )
TECH' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 14.57
Current: 16

1.01
14.57
Shiller P/E 30.10
TECH's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
98% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TECH: 30.10 )
TECH' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 20.95   Max: 53.28
Current: 30.1

20.95
53.28
Current Ratio 6.60
TECH's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 1238 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.74 vs. TECH: 6.60 )
TECH' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 3.27   Max: 21.99
Current: 6.6

3.27
21.99
Quick Ratio 5.32
TECH's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 1238 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.57 vs. TECH: 5.32 )
TECH' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 2.82   Max: 21.04
Current: 5.32

2.82
21.04

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.40
TECH's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
64% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. TECH: 1.40 )
TECH' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 1.82
Current: 1.4

0.39
1.82
Dividend Payout 0.43
TECH's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
94% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TECH: 0.43 )
TECH' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 0.48
Current: 0.43

0.3
0.48
Dividend growth (3y) 4.80
TECH's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
81% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. TECH: 4.80 )
TECH' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 14
Current: 4.8

0
14
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.75
TECH's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
65% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. TECH: 1.75 )
TECH' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 2.28
Current: 1.75

0.49
2.28
Share Buyback Rate 0.10
TECH's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 850 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -11.20 vs. TECH: 0.10 )
TECH' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2   Max: -2.9
Current: 0.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 19.20
TECH's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
65% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9.38 vs. TECH: 19.20 )
TECH' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.61   Max: 25.49
Current: 19.2

3.61
25.49
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.90
TECH's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TECH: 1.90 )
TECH' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.27   Max: 12.77
Current: 1.9

1.27
12.77
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
TECH's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. TECH: 1.00 )
TECH' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 2.73
Current: 1

0.21
2.73
Price/Graham Number 5.20
TECH's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
91% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TECH: 5.20 )
TECH' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.96   Max: 10.66
Current: 5.2

1.96
10.66
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.50
TECH's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1218 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -6.30 vs. TECH: 4.50 )
TECH' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.4   Max: 9.6
Current: 4.5

4.4
9.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 5.63
TECH's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
68% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 15.36 vs. TECH: 5.63 )
TECH' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 5.5   Max: 26.5
Current: 5.63

5.5
26.5

Analyst Estimate

Jun15
Revenue(Mil) 468
EPS($) 3.63
EPS without NRI($) 3.63

Business Description

Industry: Biotechnology » Biotechnology
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Traded in other countries:TE1.Germany,
Techne Corp is engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of biotechnology products and clinical diagnostic controls. Its business is segmented into two areas - Biotechnology and Hematology. The Biotechnology segment offers proteins, such as cytokines, and enzyme substrates and inhibitors; antibodies, including polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies; immunoassays comprising quantikine kits for the detection of human and animal proteins, and immunoassays that allow researchers to quantify a specific analyte in a biological fluids sample; clinical diagnostic immunoassay kits consisting of erythropoietin, transferrin receptor, and beta2-microglobulin immunoassays for use as in vitro diagnostic devices; flow cytometry products, such as fluorochrome labeled antibodies and kits; intracellular cell signaling products, including antibodies, phospho-specific antibodies, antibody arrays, active caspases, kinases, phosphatases, and enzyme-linked immunosorbant assays to measure the activity of apoptotic and signaling molecules; and natural and synthetic chemical compounds for use as agonists, antagonists, and inhibitors of various biological functions by investigators. The Hematology segment provides a range of hematology controls and calibrators for impedance and laser type cell counters; and hematology control products for use as proficiency testing tools by laboratory certifying authorities. The Company serves biotechnology research market and the clinical diagnostics market.
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