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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.22
TRMB's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
64% of the 2615 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. TRMB: 0.22 )
TRMB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.1   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.22

Equity to Asset 0.62
TRMB's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
70% of the 2586 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. TRMB: 0.62 )
TRMB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 0.78
Current: 0.62

0.24
0.78
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.97
M-Score: -2.80
WACC vs ROIC
14.79%
7.55%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 10.34
TRMB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 2616 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.86 vs. TRMB: 10.34 )
TRMB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -5.11   Max: 16.12
Current: 10.34

-5.11
16.12
Net-margin (%) 8.98
TRMB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 2616 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.02 vs. TRMB: 8.98 )
TRMB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -19.9   Max: 11.03
Current: 8.98

-19.9
11.03
ROE (%) 9.51
TRMB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 2578 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. TRMB: 9.51 )
TRMB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -49.86   Max: 24.62
Current: 9.51

-49.86
24.62
ROA (%) 5.81
TRMB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 2628 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.11 vs. TRMB: 5.81 )
TRMB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -29.34   Max: 12.78
Current: 5.81

-29.34
12.78
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 64.94
TRMB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 2624 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9.70 vs. TRMB: 64.94 )
TRMB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -13.96   Max: 79.02
Current: 64.94

-13.96
79.02
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 18.80
TRMB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1882 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. TRMB: 18.80 )
TRMB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -1.7   Max: 19.9
Current: 18.8

-1.7
19.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 24.30
TRMB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1522 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. TRMB: 24.30 )
TRMB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -4.6   Max: 138.1
Current: 24.3

-4.6
138.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 26.00
TRMB's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1413 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. TRMB: 26.00 )
TRMB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -24.6   Max: 83.4
Current: 26

-24.6
83.4
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

TRMB Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 395,264 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 37,879 sh (New)
Jim Simons 943,244 sh (+1.78%)
Westport Asset Management 540,000 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 12,995,554 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 44,200 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 5,174,000 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 3,435,095 sh (-0.97%)
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Q1 2014

TRMB Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 5,270 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 14,697,770 sh (+13.1%)
Columbia Wanger 5,252,000 sh (+1.51%)
Chuck Royce 44,200 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff 3,426,321 sh (-0.26%)
Westport Asset Management 500,000 sh (-7.41%)
Jim Simons 807,950 sh (-14.34%)
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Q2 2014

TRMB Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Columbia Wanger 5,559,000 sh (+5.85%)
Chuck Royce 44,200 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff 3,417,899 sh (-0.25%)
PRIMECAP Management 13,940,200 sh (-5.15%)
Westport Asset Management 450,000 sh (-10%)
Jim Simons 249,944 sh (-69.06%)
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Q3 2014

TRMB Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 33,667 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 436,397 sh (New)
John Burbank 32,300 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 42,500 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,035,344 sh (+314.23%)
Chuck Royce 44,200 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 3,412,462 sh (-0.16%)
Columbia Wanger 5,534,000 sh (-0.45%)
PRIMECAP Management 13,807,984 sh (-0.95%)
Westport Asset Management 385,000 sh (-14.44%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with TRMB

(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 2014-09-30 New Buy0.13%$30.205 - $34.89 $ 24.59-24%436397
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 New Buy0.01%$30.205 - $34.89 $ 24.59-24%42500
John Burbank 2014-09-30 New Buy0.01%$30.205 - $34.89 $ 24.59-24%32300
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Sold Out $34.67 - $39.81 $ 24.59-34%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy$30.78 - $39.96 $ 24.59-32%5270
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Sold Out $25.14 - $29.93 $ 24.59-10%0
Meridian Funds 2013-06-30 Reduce -18.1%0.43%$24.85 - $29.2 $ 24.59-11%1765700
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 New Buy$24.85 - $29.2 $ 24.59-11%13151
Meridian Funds 2013-03-31 Add 108.81%1.25%$28.82 - $60.12 $ 24.59-22%2156000
Ruane Cunniff 2013-03-31 Add 100.88%0.34%$28.82 - $60.12 $ 24.59-22%3440756
PRIMECAP Management 2013-03-31 Add 83.86%0.25%$28.82 - $60.12 $ 24.59-22%12471346
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.02%$40.23 - $53.41 $ 24.59-47%0
Meridian Funds 2012-06-30 Add 13.88%0.23%$44.83 - $55.35 $ 24.59-51%1206295
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 New Buy0.02%$44.83 - $55.35 $ 24.59-51%6161
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.19%$32.42 - $44.93 $ 24.59-40%0
Ruane Cunniff 2011-12-31 Add 29.53%0.15%$32.42 - $44.93 $ 24.59-40%1693019
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Guru Investment Theses on Trimble Navigation Ltd

Meridian Funds Comments on Trimble Navigation - Sep 08, 2014

Trimble Navigation (TRMB) provides location-based solutions to its customers that enhance their productivity and profitability. The recovery in construction end markets and continued strong demand from the farm economy resulted in strong overall financial results for the company and a strong stock price. We trimmed the position as it began to exceed the upper end of the market cap range that we invest in.

From Meridian Funds (Trades, Portfolio)’ Meridian Growth Fund Annual Review.

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Meridian Funds Comments on Trimble Navigation Ltd - Jun 19, 2014

Trimble Navigation, Ltd. (TRMB) was also a top contributor during the period. Trimble Navigation’s GPS solutions continued to gain traction in the marketplace, which drove strong fundamental performance. Trimble Navigation’s products enable customers to increase overall productivity and reduce costs, which we believe creates strong demand for their products. Based on the low market penetration across myriad industries and geographies, we continue to view the company as very well positioned.



From Meridian Funds's semi-annual report ended December 31, 2013.



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Top Ranked Articles about Trimble Navigation Ltd

Meridian Funds Comments on Trimble Navigation
Trimble Navigation (TRMB) provides location-based solutions to its customers that enhance their productivity and profitability. The recovery in construction end markets and continued strong demand from the farm economy resulted in strong overall financial results for the company and a strong stock price. We trimmed the position as it began to exceed the upper end of the market cap range that we invest in. Read more...
Meridian Funds Comments on Trimble Navigation Ltd
Trimble Navigation, Ltd. (TRMB) was also a top contributor during the period. Trimble Navigation’s GPS solutions continued to gain traction in the marketplace, which drove strong fundamental performance. Trimble Navigation’s products enable customers to increase overall productivity and reduce costs, which we believe creates strong demand for their products. Based on the low market penetration across myriad industries and geographies, we continue to view the company as very well positioned. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 30.00
TRMB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
65% of the 2791 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 33.30 vs. TRMB: 30.00 )
TRMB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 12.41   Max: 62.44
Current: 30

12.41
62.44
Forward P/E 18.59
TRMB's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 2791 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. TRMB: 18.59 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 29.70
TRMB's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
65% of the 2791 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 32.00 vs. TRMB: 29.70 )
TRMB' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 12.32   Max: 63.48
Current: 29.7

12.32
63.48
P/B 2.70
TRMB's P/B is ranked lower than
51% of the 2791 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. TRMB: 2.70 )
TRMB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.28   Max: 4.73
Current: 2.7

1.28
4.73
P/S 2.70
TRMB's P/S is ranked lower than
55% of the 2791 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. TRMB: 2.70 )
TRMB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 4.81
Current: 2.7

1.22
4.81
PFCF 16.70
TRMB's PFCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 2791 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 108.85 vs. TRMB: 16.70 )
TRMB' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.87   Max: 89.09
Current: 16.7

9.87
89.09
POCF 14.49
TRMB's POCF is ranked higher than
70% of the 2791 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 19.15 vs. TRMB: 14.49 )
TRMB' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.67   Max: 66.24
Current: 14.49

7.67
66.24
EV-to-EBIT 27.16
TRMB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
65% of the 2791 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 24.81 vs. TRMB: 27.16 )
TRMB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.2   Max: 48.6
Current: 27.16

9.2
48.6
PEG 1.12
TRMB's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 2791 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. TRMB: 1.12 )
TRMB' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 131
Current: 1.12

0.44
131
Shiller P/E 40.70
TRMB's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 2791 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. TRMB: 40.70 )
TRMB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 14.8   Max: 704.3
Current: 40.7

14.8
704.3
Current Ratio 1.47
TRMB's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 2611 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. TRMB: 1.47 )
TRMB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 4.83
Current: 1.47

0.72
4.83
Quick Ratio 1.02
TRMB's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 2611 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. TRMB: 1.02 )
TRMB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 3.95
Current: 1.02

0.5
3.95
Days Inventory 86.22
TRMB's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
58% of the 2791 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 77.20 vs. TRMB: 86.22 )
TRMB' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 76.54   Max: 141.02
Current: 86.22

76.54
141.02
Days Sales Outstanding 53.83
TRMB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
84% of the 2791 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 82.32 vs. TRMB: 53.83 )
TRMB' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 45.44   Max: 82.52
Current: 53.83

45.44
82.52

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.20
TRMB's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
85% of the 2791 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. TRMB: 1.20 )
TRMB' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 12.14
Current: 1.2

0.75
12.14
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
TRMB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 2791 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. TRMB: 0.90 )
TRMB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 1.48
Current: 0.9

0.21
1.48
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.30
TRMB's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 2791 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. TRMB: 1.30 )
TRMB' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 9.59
Current: 1.3

0.64
9.59
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.60
TRMB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
62% of the 2599 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. TRMB: 3.60 )
TRMB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 10.9
Current: 3.6

2.1
10.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 27.54
TRMB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1154 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 7.34 vs. TRMB: 27.54 )
TRMB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 35.9
Current: 27.54

1.7
35.9

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Scientific & Technical Instruments
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Traded in other countries:TB5.Germany,
Trimble Navigation Ltd a California corporation was incorporated in 1981. The Company provides integrated positioning, wireless, and software technology solutions that enable field and mobile workers to be more productive. The Company manages its operations through four segments: Engineering and Construction, Field Solutions, Mobile Solutions, and Advanced Devices. Engineering and Construction segment consists of products that provide solutions in a variety of survey, construction, infrastructure, and geospatial applications. Field Solutions segment consists of products that provide solutions in a variety of agriculture, geographic information systems (GIS) utilities, and energy distribution applications. Mobile Solutions segment consists hardware and software applications for managing mobile work, mobile workers, and mobile assets. It provides products that enable end-users to monitor and manage their mobile assets by communicating location and activity-relevant information from the field to the office. Advanced Devices segment is comprised of the Component Technologies, Military and Advanced Systems, Applanix, Trimble Outdoors, and ThingMagic businesses. The Company's majority of markets are end-user markets including engineering and construction firms, governmental organizations, public safety workers, farmers, and companies who must manage fleets of mobile workers and assets. The Company also provides components to original equipment manufacturers to incorporate into their products. In the end user markets, the Company provides a system that includes a hardware platform that may contain software and customer support. Some examples of its solutions include products that automate and simplify the process of surveying land, products that automate the utilization of equipment such as tractors and bulldozers, products that enable a company to manage its mobile workforce and assets, and products that allow municipalities to manage their fixed assets. In addition, it also provides software applications on a stand-alone basis. Its global operations include major development, manufacturing, or logistics operations in the United States, Sweden, Finland, Germany, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, China, and India. Its products are sold through dealers, representatives, joint ventures, and other channels throughout the world. These channels are supported by its sales offices located in 35 countries. The Company's main competitors are Topcon Corporation and Hexagon AB. The Company and its subsidiaries are subject to U.S. federal, state, and foreign income taxes.
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