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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt No Debt
VIVO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
93% of the 258 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. VIVO: No Debt )
VIVO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.11   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.91
VIVO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
97% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. VIVO: 0.91 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 0.91
Current: 0.91

0.35
0.91
Interest Coverage No Debt
VIVO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
88% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 62.48 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: 29.60
M-Score: -2.52
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 (%) 27.75
VIVO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. VIVO: 27.75 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -22.13   Max: 32.9
Current: 27.75

-22.13
32.9
Net-margin (%) 18.40
VIVO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. VIVO: 18.40 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -18.18   Max: 22.09
Current: 18.4

-18.18
22.09
ROE (%) 21.83
VIVO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 3.08 vs. VIVO: 21.83 )
VIVO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -34.51   Max: 30.41
Current: 21.83

-34.51
30.41
ROA (%) 19.62
VIVO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -0.22 vs. VIVO: 19.62 )
VIVO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -13.69   Max: 22.5
Current: 19.62

-13.69
22.5
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 64.97
VIVO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 3.02 vs. VIVO: 64.97 )
VIVO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -31.11   Max: 89.27
Current: 64.97

-31.11
89.27
Revenue Growth (%) 5.30
VIVO's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. VIVO: 5.30 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 2.8   Max: 22.6
Current: 5.3

2.8
22.6
EBITDA Growth (%) 7.50
VIVO's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. VIVO: 7.50 )
VIVO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -2.3   Max: 22.5
Current: 7.5

-2.3
22.5
EPS Growth (%) 8.50
VIVO's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -2.30 vs. VIVO: 8.50 )
VIVO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) 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

Q4 2013

VIVO Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 237,495 sh (+68.46%)
John Keeley 92,870 sh (+6.17%)
Mario Gabelli 90,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 18,200 sh (-7.14%)
John Hussman 10,000 sh (-20%)
Joel Greenblatt 114,807 sh (-26.08%)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,600 sh (-39.68%)
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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%)
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 (+41.3%)
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%)
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%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with VIVO

(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
John Hussman 2014-06-30 Reduce -50%0.01%$19.34 - $22.37 $ 16.86-18%7500
Mario Gabelli 2014-06-30 Add 41.3%$19.34 - $22.37 $ 16.86-18%130000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Reduce -46.03%0.03%$20.43 - $27.24 $ 16.86-27%61960
John Hussman 2014-03-31 Add 50%0.01%$20.43 - $27.24 $ 16.86-27%15000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -26.08%0.03%$22.75 - $26.6 $ 16.86-31%114807
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 85.08%0.06%$21.93 - $24.86 $ 16.86-28%155306
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 31.32%0.02%$19.52 - $22.6 $ 16.86-22%83913
John Keeley 2013-06-30 Add 43.51%0.01%$19.52 - $22.6 $ 16.86-22%78170
John Hussman 2013-06-30 Add 78.57%0.01%$19.52 - $22.6 $ 16.86-22%12500
John Keeley 2013-03-31 Add 27.95%0.01%$20.25 - $22.815 $ 16.86-22%54470
John Hussman 2013-03-31 New Buy0.01%$20.25 - $22.815 $ 16.86-22%7000
Mario Gabelli 2012-12-31 Add 23.08%$18.75 - $20.6 $ 16.86-15%80000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Add 237%0.05%$16.3 - $20.61 $ 16.86-8%55811
Mario Gabelli 2012-09-30 Add 62.5%$16.3 - $20.61 $ 16.86-8%65000
John Keeley 2012-09-30 Add 36.96%$16.3 - $20.61 $ 16.86-8%41470
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 New Buy0.03%$18.27 - $20.83 $ 16.86-13%16561
Mario Gabelli 2012-03-31 New Buy$17.29 - $20.12 $ 16.86-2%35000
John Keeley 2012-03-31 Add 31.88%$17.29 - $20.12 $ 16.86-2%27880
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 20.40
VIVO's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
93% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VIVO: 20.40 )
VIVO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 18.94   Max: 48.85
Current: 20.4

18.94
48.85
P/B 4.36
VIVO's P/B is ranked higher than
71% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 4.37 vs. VIVO: 4.36 )
VIVO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 4.12   Max: 11.7
Current: 4.36

4.12
11.7
P/S 3.74
VIVO's P/S is ranked higher than
72% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 4.06 vs. VIVO: 3.74 )
VIVO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.06   Max: 10.95
Current: 3.74

2.06
10.95
PFCF 22.48
VIVO's PFCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VIVO: 22.48 )
VIVO' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 17.3   Max: 94.67
Current: 22.48

17.3
94.67
EV-to-EBIT 12.58
VIVO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
94% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VIVO: 12.58 )
VIVO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 11.8   Max: 37.1
Current: 12.58

11.8
37.1
PEG 2.67
VIVO's PEG is ranked higher than
92% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VIVO: 2.67 )
VIVO' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 39.94
Current: 2.67

0.98
39.94
Shiller P/E 20.79
VIVO's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
97% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VIVO: 20.79 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 19.68   Max: 105.81
Current: 20.79

19.68
105.81
Current Ratio 8.21
VIVO's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.56 vs. VIVO: 8.21 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.99   Max: 10.21
Current: 8.21

1.99
10.21
Quick Ratio 5.62
VIVO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. VIVO: 5.62 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 8.77
Current: 5.62

1.16
8.77

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 4.74
VIVO's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
91% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. VIVO: 4.74 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.24   Max: 4.96
Current: 4.74

1.24
4.96
Dividend Payout 0.95
VIVO's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
85% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VIVO: 0.95 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 1.44
Current: 0.95

0.31
1.44
Dividend growth (3y) 1.30
VIVO's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
68% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 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
83% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. VIVO: 5.01 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 5.29
Current: 5.01

1.32
5.29
Share Buyback Rate -0.40
VIVO's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
84% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -2.60 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 25.94
VIVO's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
86% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VIVO: 25.94 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 23.37   Max: 98.38
Current: 25.94

23.37
98.38
Price/Net Current Asset Value 11.24
VIVO's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VIVO: 11.24 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 11.83   Max: 22.59
Current: 11.24

11.83
22.59
Price/Tangible Book 5.39
VIVO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
78% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 7.74 vs. VIVO: 5.39 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 4.13   Max: 12.9
Current: 5.39

4.13
12.9
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.59
VIVO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
92% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VIVO: 1.59 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.67   Max: 4.42
Current: 1.59

1.67
4.42
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
VIVO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. VIVO: 0.70 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 1.89
Current: 0.7

0.23
1.89
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.38
VIVO's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VIVO: 3.38 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 3.56
Current: 3.38

0.61
3.56
Price/Graham Number 2.19
VIVO's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
92% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VIVO: 2.19 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 2.03   Max: 5.64
Current: 2.19

2.03
5.64
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.90
VIVO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
94% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. VIVO: 7.90 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 8.5
Current: 7.9

2.7
8.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 10.27
VIVO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
73% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 11.35 vs. VIVO: 10.27 )
VIVO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -142   Max: 26.8
Current: 10.27

-142
26.8

Analyst Estimate

Sep15 Sep16
Revenue(Mil) 194 202
EPS($) 0.87 0.93
EPS without NRI($) 0.87 0.93

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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