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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 : 10/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt No Debt
VIVO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
98% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 3.89 vs. VIVO: No Debt )
VIVO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.07   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.91
VIVO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
96% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. VIVO: 0.91 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 0.92
Current: 0.91

0.35
0.92
Interest Coverage No Debt
VIVO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
97% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 257.77 vs. VIVO: No Debt )
VIVO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.78   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

4.78
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 32.52
M-Score: -2.61
WACC vs ROIC
11.57%
30.33%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 27.82
VIVO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. VIVO: 27.82 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -22.13   Max: 32.9
Current: 27.82

-22.13
32.9
Net-margin (%) 18.34
VIVO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -0.93 vs. VIVO: 18.34 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -18.18   Max: 22.09
Current: 18.34

-18.18
22.09
ROE (%) 21.97
VIVO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. VIVO: 21.97 )
VIVO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -34.51   Max: 30.41
Current: 21.97

-34.51
30.41
ROA (%) 19.87
VIVO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. VIVO: 19.87 )
VIVO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -13.69   Max: 22.5
Current: 19.87

-13.69
22.5
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 65.56
VIVO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.09 vs. VIVO: 65.56 )
VIVO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -31.11   Max: 89.27
Current: 65.56

-31.11
89.27
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.30
VIVO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. VIVO: 5.30 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 2.8   Max: 22.6
Current: 5.3

2.8
22.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 7.50
VIVO's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. VIVO: 7.50 )
VIVO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -2.3   Max: 22.5
Current: 7.5

-2.3
22.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 8.50
VIVO's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. VIVO: 8.50 )
VIVO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -27.9   Max: 35.7
Current: 8.5

-27.9
35.7
» VIVO's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

VIVO Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 28,090 sh (+269.61%)
Jim Simons 531,076 sh (+123.62%)
John Hussman 15,000 sh (+50.00%)
John Keeley 107,610 sh (+15.87%)
Mario Gabelli 92,000 sh (+2.22%)
Chuck Royce 18,200 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 61,960 sh (-46.03%)
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Q2 2014

VIVO Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Mario Gabelli 130,000 sh (+41.30%)
Jim Simons 695,276 sh (+30.92%)
Joel Greenblatt 61,641 sh (-0.51%)
John Keeley 102,510 sh (-4.74%)
Chuck Royce 16,100 sh (-11.54%)
John Hussman 7,500 sh (-50.00%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,887 sh (-61.24%)
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Q3 2014

VIVO Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Chuck Royce 194,000 sh (+1104.97%)
Paul Tudor Jones 24,390 sh (+124.03%)
Jim Simons 794,576 sh (+14.28%)
Mario Gabelli 140,000 sh (+7.69%)
John Hussman 7,500 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 97,910 sh (-4.49%)
Joel Greenblatt 53,627 sh (-13.00%)
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Q4 2014

VIVO Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 40,834 sh (+67.42%)
Chuck Royce 269,500 sh (+38.92%)
Jim Simons 961,876 sh (+21.06%)
Joel Greenblatt 59,437 sh (+10.83%)
John Hussman Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 139,000 sh (-0.71%)
John Keeley 94,510 sh (-3.47%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 22.10
VIVO's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
94% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VIVO: 22.10 )
VIVO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 18.94   Max: 48.85
Current: 22.1

18.94
48.85
Forward P/E 19.16
VIVO's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VIVO: 19.16 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 23.10
VIVO's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
94% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VIVO: 23.10 )
VIVO' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 19.2   Max: 49
Current: 23.1

19.2
49
P/B 4.90
VIVO's P/B is ranked higher than
57% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. VIVO: 4.90 )
VIVO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 4.12   Max: 11.7
Current: 4.9

4.12
11.7
P/S 4.05
VIVO's P/S is ranked higher than
58% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 4.52 vs. VIVO: 4.05 )
VIVO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.06   Max: 10.95
Current: 4.05

2.06
10.95
PFCF 19.70
VIVO's PFCF is ranked higher than
92% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VIVO: 19.70 )
VIVO' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 17.3   Max: 94.67
Current: 19.7

17.3
94.67
POCF 18.16
VIVO's POCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VIVO: 18.16 )
VIVO' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 13.97   Max: 49.75
Current: 18.16

13.97
49.75
EV-to-EBIT 13.92
VIVO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
93% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VIVO: 13.92 )
VIVO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 11.8   Max: 37.1
Current: 13.92

11.8
37.1
PEG 5.63
VIVO's PEG is ranked higher than
90% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VIVO: 5.63 )
VIVO' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 37
Current: 5.63

0.98
37
Shiller P/E 23.00
VIVO's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
93% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VIVO: 23.00 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 19.44   Max: 105.81
Current: 23

19.44
105.81
Current Ratio 7.88
VIVO's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.52 vs. VIVO: 7.88 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.85   Max: 10.21
Current: 7.88

1.85
10.21
Quick Ratio 5.51
VIVO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. VIVO: 5.51 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.06   Max: 8.77
Current: 5.51

1.06
8.77
Days Inventory 181.89
VIVO's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
65% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 139.33 vs. VIVO: 181.89 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 130.86   Max: 283.57
Current: 181.89

130.86
283.57
Days Sales Outstanding 44.88
VIVO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
88% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 78.80 vs. VIVO: 44.88 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 44.91   Max: 114.22
Current: 44.88

44.91
114.22

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 4.30
VIVO's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
94% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. VIVO: 4.30 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.24   Max: 4.96
Current: 4.3

1.24
4.96
Dividend Payout 0.95
VIVO's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
86% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VIVO: 0.95 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 5.8
Current: 0.95

0.27
5.8
Dividend growth (3y) 1.30
VIVO's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
71% of the 49 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. VIVO: 1.30 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 37.5
Current: 1.3

0.9
37.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.01
VIVO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
85% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. VIVO: 5.01 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.44   Max: 5.78
Current: 5.01

1.44
5.78
Share Buyback Rate -0.40
VIVO's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
86% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -2.70 vs. VIVO: -0.40 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.3   Max: -6.1
Current: -0.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Cash 23.50
VIVO's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
80% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VIVO: 23.50 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 14.91   Max: 172.21
Current: 23.5

14.91
172.21
Price/Net Current Asset Value 11.40
VIVO's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VIVO: 11.40 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 6.97   Max: 66.59
Current: 11.4

6.97
66.59
Price/Tangible Book 5.90
VIVO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
73% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 10.60 vs. VIVO: 5.90 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.58   Max: 14.48
Current: 5.9

3.58
14.48
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.70
VIVO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
91% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VIVO: 1.70 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 4.42
Current: 1.7

1.17
4.42
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
VIVO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. VIVO: 0.80 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 1.94
Current: 0.8

0.12
1.94
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.20
VIVO's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VIVO: 3.20 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 7.49
Current: 3.2

0.61
7.49
Price/Graham Number 2.40
VIVO's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
89% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VIVO: 2.40 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.99   Max: 5.67
Current: 2.4

1.99
5.67
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.60
VIVO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
93% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. VIVO: 7.60 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 8.5
Current: 7.6

2.7
8.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 10.67
VIVO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
73% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 11.32 vs. VIVO: 10.67 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 26.8
Current: 10.67

1.5
26.8

Analyst Estimate

Sep15 Sep16
Revenue(Mil) 197 207
EPS($) 0.87 0.97
EPS without NRI($) 0.87 0.97

Business Description

Industry: Medical Diagnostics & Research » Diagnostics & Research
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Meridian Bioscience Inc was incorporated in Ohio in 1976. It is a fully-integrated life science company involved in the development, manufacture, sale and distribution of diagnostic test kits, mainly for certain respiratory, gastrointestinal, viral and parasitic infectious diseases. It also manufactures and distributes bulk antigens, antibodies and reagents used by researchers and other diagnostic manufacturers and the contract development. The Company is involved in manufacturing of proteins and other biological products used by bio-pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies engaged in research for new drugs and vaccines. The Companys operating segments are Diagnostics and Life Science. The Companys U.S. Diagnostics segment focuses on the development, manufacture, sale and distribution of diagnostic test kits, primarily for certain gastrointestinal, viral, respiratory and parasitic infectious diseases. Its European Diagnostics segment focuses on the sale and distribution of diagnostic test kits, manufactured both by the Companys U.S. Diagnostics segment and by third-party vendors. Life Science segment focuses on the development, manufacture, sale and distribution of bulk antigens, antibodies, PCR/qPCR reagents, nucleotides, competent cells and bio-research reagents used by researchers and other diagnostic companies, as well as contract development and manufacturing services under clinical cGMP conditions. It has operations in Memphis, Tennessee; Boca Raton, Florida; London, England; Luckenwalde, Germany; and Sydney, Australia. The products in both segment includes Molecular tests, Immunoassay tests, Molecular components, Immunoassay components. The Companys competitors are Abbott Laboratories Inc., Becton, Dickinson and Company, Thermo Fisher and Siemens, Quidel Corporation and Inverness Medical Innovations. The diagnostic products are regulated by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) as devices pursuant to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDC).
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