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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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
THOR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
95% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. THOR: No Debt )
THOR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.94   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.82
THOR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
87% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. THOR: 0.82 )
THOR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 0.91
Current: 0.82

0.39
0.91
Interest Coverage 24387.00
THOR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
68% of the 258 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 234.31 vs. THOR: 24387.00 )
THOR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.02   Max: 9999.99
Current: 24387

2.02
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 9.39
M-Score: -2.83
WACC vs ROIC
5.56%
14.30%
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 15.27
THOR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. THOR: 15.27 )
THOR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -82.51   Max: 27.01
Current: 15.27

-82.51
27.01
Net-margin (%) 10.80
THOR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 4.35 vs. THOR: 10.80 )
THOR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -77.49   Max: 16.92
Current: 10.8

-77.49
16.92
ROE (%) 7.79
THOR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 449 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 5.02 vs. THOR: 7.79 )
THOR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -36.67   Max: 45.42
Current: 7.79

-36.67
45.42
ROA (%) 6.57
THOR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. THOR: 6.57 )
THOR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -25   Max: 38.18
Current: 6.57

-25
38.18
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 49.63
THOR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 6.67 vs. THOR: 49.63 )
THOR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -198.59   Max: 83.88
Current: 49.63

-198.59
83.88
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.00
THOR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. THOR: 10.00 )
THOR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -2.1   Max: 71.9
Current: 10

-2.1
71.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -0.50
THOR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. THOR: -0.50 )
THOR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -5.7   Max: 133.5
Current: -0.5

-5.7
133.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 8.40
THOR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. THOR: 8.40 )
THOR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -66.2   Max: 196.2
Current: 8.4

-66.2
196.2
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

THOR Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 82,293 sh (+162.5%)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,026 sh (+8.71%)
Jim Simons 1,050,949 sh (+0.18%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Chuck Royce 622,900 sh (-2.96%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 551,430 sh (-27.81%)
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Q2 2014

THOR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 402,924 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 18,138 sh (+39.24%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 661,190 sh (+19.9%)
Chuck Royce 622,900 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 923,939 sh (-12.09%)
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Q3 2014

THOR Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt 970,893 sh (+140.96%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 1,575,340 sh (+138.26%)
Paul Tudor Jones 33,802 sh (+86.36%)
Chuck Royce 348,300 sh (-44.08%)
Jim Simons 132,939 sh (-85.61%)
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Q4 2014

THOR Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 1,857,440 sh (+17.91%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with THOR

(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
Joel Greenblatt 2014-12-31 Sold Out 0.26%$25.49 - $32.91 $ 39.8837%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 140.96%0.15%$22.74 - $34.99 $ 39.8842%970893
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 New Buy0.18%$30.89 - $36.14 $ 39.8820%402924
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$33.8 - $38.66 $ 39.8811%0
John Burbank 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.44%$35.85 - $43.3 $ 39.882%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$35.85 - $43.3 $ 39.882%8481
John Burbank 2013-09-30 New Buy0.44%$30.7 - $37.64 $ 39.8814%364093
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.12%$30.7 - $37.64 $ 39.8814%0
John Burbank 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.34%$30.09 - $37.64 $ 39.8819%0
John Burbank 2013-03-31 Reduce -43.75%0.25%$35.22 - $38.12 $ 39.8810%225000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 55.06%0.07%$35.22 - $38.12 $ 39.8810%109834
Daniel Loeb 2012-09-30 Sold Out 1%$31.17 - $36.03 $ 39.8818%0
John Burbank 2012-09-30 Reduce -38.28%0.28%$31.17 - $36.03 $ 39.8818%400180
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -20.46%0.05%$31.17 - $36.03 $ 39.8818%72252
John Burbank 2012-06-30 Reduce -41.93%0.55%$29.75 - $35.87 $ 39.8823%648336
Daniel Loeb 2012-06-30 Add 100%0.5%$29.75 - $35.87 $ 39.8823%1000000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 122.67%0.12%$29.75 - $35.87 $ 39.8823%90834
John Burbank 2012-03-31 Reduce -44.49%2.4%$29 - $35.72 $ 39.8830%1116400
Daniel Loeb 2012-03-31 New Buy0.42%$29 - $35.72 $ 39.8830%500000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 72.67%0.05%$29 - $35.72 $ 39.8830%40793
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 52.64%0.03%$28.16 - $37.37 $ 39.8824%23625
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.0002%$28.16 - $37.37 $ 39.8824%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 44.50
THOR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
79% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 120.60 vs. THOR: 44.50 )
THOR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 19.97   Max: 541.28
Current: 44.5

19.97
541.28
Forward P/E 28.49
THOR's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. THOR: 28.49 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 45.20
THOR's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
79% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 94.20 vs. THOR: 45.20 )
THOR' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 20.06   Max: 527.75
Current: 45.2

20.06
527.75
P/B 3.40
THOR's P/B is ranked higher than
73% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. THOR: 3.40 )
THOR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.42   Max: 4.72
Current: 3.4

1.42
4.72
P/S 4.80
THOR's P/S is ranked higher than
67% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 3.75 vs. THOR: 4.80 )
THOR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 8.2
Current: 4.8

2.7
8.2
PFCF 27.90
THOR's PFCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. THOR: 27.90 )
THOR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 12.79   Max: 2111
Current: 27.9

12.79
2111
POCF 25.16
THOR's POCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 74.13 vs. THOR: 25.16 )
THOR' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 11.81   Max: 175.92
Current: 25.16

11.81
175.92
EV-to-EBIT 23.34
THOR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
81% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 68.02 vs. THOR: 23.34 )
THOR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -3731.1   Max: 287.2
Current: 23.34

-3731.1
287.2
PEG 3.10
THOR's PEG is ranked higher than
88% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. THOR: 3.10 )
THOR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 512.38
Current: 3.1

0.54
512.38
Shiller P/E 41.10
THOR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. THOR: 41.10 )
THOR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 23.74   Max: 427.2
Current: 41.1

23.74
427.2
Current Ratio 4.81
THOR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. THOR: 4.81 )
THOR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 13.05
Current: 4.81

1.9
13.05
Quick Ratio 4.00
THOR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. THOR: 4.00 )
THOR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 11.18
Current: 4

1.1
11.18
Days Inventory 144.99
THOR's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
73% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 157.38 vs. THOR: 144.99 )
THOR' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 65.17   Max: 330.47
Current: 144.99

65.17
330.47
Days Sales Outstanding 47.72
THOR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
84% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 78.80 vs. THOR: 47.72 )
THOR' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 25.54   Max: 91.69
Current: 47.72

25.54
91.69

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 21.90
THOR's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
88% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. THOR: 21.90 )
THOR' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 4.25   Max: 1087.5
Current: 21.9

4.25
1087.5
Price/Net Current Asset Value 12.00
THOR's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. THOR: 12.00 )
THOR' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 3.15   Max: 543.75
Current: 12

3.15
543.75
Price/Tangible Book 6.10
THOR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
71% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 6.96 vs. THOR: 6.10 )
THOR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.33   Max: 143.18
Current: 6.1

2.33
143.18
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.50
THOR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
94% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. THOR: 1.50 )
THOR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 7.75
Current: 1.5

0.98
7.75
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
THOR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. THOR: 1.10 )
THOR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 23.39
Current: 1.1

0.69
23.39
Price/Graham Number 3.40
THOR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
83% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. THOR: 3.40 )
THOR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.87   Max: 12.72
Current: 3.4

1.87
12.72
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.30
THOR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
80% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. THOR: 4.30 )
THOR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 9.8
Current: 4.3

0.3
9.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 5.04
THOR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
72% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 5.08 vs. THOR: 5.04 )
THOR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -7.2   Max: 45.7
Current: 5.04

-7.2
45.7

Business Description

Industry: Medical Devices » Medical Devices
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Traded in other countries:TL1.Germany,
Thoratec Corporation incorporated in the State of California in 1976 provides mechanical circulatory support with a product portfolio to treat the full range of clinical needs for advanced heart failure patients. It develops, manufactures and markets proprietary medical devices used for circulatory support. Following the sale of ITC in 2010, the Company has one operating segment: Cardiovascular group. This segment is organized and operates to develop and manufacture mechanical circulatory products to support the cardiovascular systems of humans. The Company's VAD products primarily serve patients suffering from late-stage HF. HF is a chronic disease that occurs when degeneration of the heart muscle reduces the pumping power of the heart, causing the heart to become too weak to pump blood at a level sufficient to meet the body's demands. Hospitals that perform open heart surgery and heart transplants are the potential customers for its Thoratec and HeartMate products. The Company estimates that it sells into 293 of these centers. According to the Company's estimates, it is in approximately 149 centers in the United States and 144 centers internationally. Competition from medical device companies and medical device divisions of healthcare companies, pharmaceutical companies and gene- and cell-based therapies is intense and is expected to increase. It therefore continues to expect new competitors both from the pharmacological and the medical device space. Among the medical device competitors are Aachen Innovative Solutions GmbH, AbioMed, Inc., Berlin Heart GmbH, HeartWare International Inc., Jarvik Heart, Inc., Maquet Cardiovascular, LLC (a division of Getinge AB), MicroMed Technology, Inc., Sun Medical Technology Research Corporation, SynCardia Systems, Inc., and Terumo Heart, Inc. All of the Company's proposed products will require regulatory approval prior to commercialization. In particular, medical devices are subject to rigorous pre-clinical testing as a condition of approval by the FDA and by similar authorities in foreign countries.
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