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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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.42
VOLC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
57% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. VOLC: 0.42 )
VOLC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.25   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.42

Equity to Asset 0.35
VOLC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
51% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. VOLC: 0.35 )
VOLC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.89   Max: 0.88
Current: 0.35

-0.89
0.88
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 1.50
M-Score: -2.40
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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -6.96
VOLC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. VOLC: -6.96 )
VOLC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -25.38   Max: 7.4
Current: -6.96

-25.38
7.4
Net-margin (%) -9.83
VOLC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 4.35 vs. VOLC: -9.83 )
VOLC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -64.36   Max: 11.09
Current: -9.83

-64.36
11.09
ROE (%) -12.01
VOLC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 449 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 5.02 vs. VOLC: -12.01 )
VOLC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -21.58   Max: 12.42
Current: -12.01

-21.58
12.42
ROA (%) -4.51
VOLC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. VOLC: -4.51 )
VOLC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -165.23   Max: 8.21
Current: -4.51

-165.23
8.21
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -12.96
VOLC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 6.67 vs. VOLC: -12.96 )
VOLC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -132.71   Max: 19.72
Current: -12.96

-132.71
19.72
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 9.50
VOLC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. VOLC: 9.50 )
VOLC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 20.2
Current: 9.5

0
20.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -54.50
VOLC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. VOLC: -54.50 )
VOLC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -7.3
Current: -54.5

» VOLC's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

VOLC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 33,418 sh (New)
Mariko Gordon Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 3,958,382 sh (-15.11%)
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Q2 2014

VOLC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 4,733,937 sh (+19.59%)
Steven Cohen 426,000 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2014

VOLC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 408,766 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 15,981 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 5,961,507 sh (+25.93%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q4 2014

VOLC Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Mario Gabelli 572,500 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Jim Simons 363,400 sh (-11.1%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with VOLC

(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
Mario Gabelli 2014-12-31 New Buy0.05%$9.9 - $17.95 $ 17.9950%572500
Mariko Gordon 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.35%$19.33 - $23.22 $ 17.99-16%0
Mariko Gordon 2013-12-31 Reduce -84.95%2.38%$18.95 - $24.36 $ 17.99-19%390163
Mariko Gordon 2013-09-30 Add 6.94%0.18%$18.04 - $23.99 $ 17.99-16%2592784
Mariko Gordon 2013-06-30 New Buy2.1%$16.58 - $22.41 $ 17.99-6%2424563
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$21.76 - $30.57 $ 17.99-26%0
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Top Ranked Articles about Volcano Corp

Gabelli Raises Stakes in Three Companies in First Two Weeks of New Year
In the first two weeks of the new year, guru Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) has added to his stakes in three companies – Chemtura Corp (CHMT), Volcano Corp (VOLC) and Chiquita Brands International Inc (CQB). No other gurus we follow have invested in those companies since the third quarter of 2014. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 64.10
VOLC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VOLC: 64.10 )
N/A
P/B 3.03
VOLC's P/B is ranked higher than
77% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. VOLC: 3.03 )
VOLC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.68   Max: 10.49
Current: 3.03

1.68
10.49
P/S 2.36
VOLC's P/S is ranked higher than
78% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 3.75 vs. VOLC: 2.36 )
VOLC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 6.89
Current: 2.36

0.68
6.89
EV-to-EBIT -42.28
VOLC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
52% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 68.02 vs. VOLC: -42.28 )
VOLC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -2321.6   Max: 142
Current: -42.28

-2321.6
142
Current Ratio 3.56
VOLC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. VOLC: 3.56 )
VOLC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.49   Max: 9.25
Current: 3.56

1.49
9.25
Quick Ratio 2.81
VOLC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. VOLC: 2.81 )
VOLC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 8.31
Current: 2.81

1.01
8.31
Days Inventory 166.67
VOLC's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
68% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 157.38 vs. VOLC: 166.67 )
VOLC' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 46.58   Max: 144.9
Current: 166.67

46.58
144.9
Days Sales Outstanding 72.25
VOLC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
75% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 78.80 vs. VOLC: 72.25 )
VOLC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 63.55   Max: 88.95
Current: 72.25

63.55
88.95

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 31.56
VOLC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
57% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 6.96 vs. VOLC: 31.56 )
VOLC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.62   Max: 30.89
Current: 31.56

2.62
30.89
Price/DCF (Projected) 10.65
VOLC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
81% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VOLC: 10.65 )
VOLC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 4.64   Max: 18.3
Current: 10.65

4.64
18.3
Price/Median PS Value 0.61
VOLC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. VOLC: 0.61 )
VOLC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 1.7
Current: 0.61

0.19
1.7
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -2.40
VOLC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
63% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. VOLC: -2.40 )
VOLC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 2.4
Current: -2.4

0.7
2.4

Business Description

Industry: Medical Devices » Medical Devices
Compare:MDT, SYK, SMA, ZMH, STJ » details
Traded in other countries:VQY.Germany,
Volcano Corp incorporated in the state of Delaware in January 2000. The Company completed its initial public offering on June 15, 2006. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes a broad suite of precision guided therapy tools including intravascular ultrasound, or IVUS, and fractional flow reserve, or FFR, products. The IVUS products include single-procedure disposable phased array and rotational IVUS imaging catheters, and additional functionality options such as ChromaFlo stent apposition analysis. FFR offerings can be accessed through its multi-modality platforms, and it also provide FFR-only consoles. Its products include: IVUS Products, Catheters, its single-use disposable catheters operate and interface solely with its family of consoles. Catheters, its single-use disposable catheters operate and interface solely with its family of consoles. ChromaFlo stent apposition analysis technology uses sequential IVUS frames to differentiate circulating blood from stationary or anchored tissue. SyncVision, Sync-Rx Ltd, or Sync-Rx, an Israel-based company that develops advanced software applications designed to optimize and facilitate trans-catheter cardiovascular interventions using automated online image processing. FFR products consist of pressure and flow consoles and single-procedure disposable pressure and flow guide wires. The Company's primary imaging competitors globally are Boston Scientific, Inc., or Boston Scientific, with its IVUS offering and St. Jude Medical, Inc., or St. Jude with its OCT offering. In Japan, it also competes with Terumo Corporation, which offers both IVUS and OCT. In the FFR market, its primary competitor is St. Jude. Because of the size of the vascular market opportunities, competitors and potential competitors have dedicated and will continue to dedicate significant resources to aggressively promote their products. It has registered and common law trademarks in the U.S. and elsewhere in the world including, but not limited to, Aim, Axsun, Bi-Trieval, Centriq, ChromaFlo, ComboMap, ComboWire, Core, Crux, Crux Biomedical, Define, Eagle Eye, ETNA, FACT, FloMap, FloWire, Ginko, GlyDx, Hi-Q, iFR, In-Line Digital, Instant Wave-Free Ratio, Intentio, Octave, pcFM, Precision Guided Therapy, PreView, PrimeWire, PrimeWire Prestige, ReFlow, Revolution, SlyDx, s5i, SmartMap, SpinVision, Sync-Rx, Trak Back, Valet, Verrata, VH, VIBE, Virtual Histology, Visions, Volcano, Wavewire, Xtract and Zuum. The Company's medical device products are subject to extensive and rigorous regulation by the FDA, as well as other federal and state regulatory bodies in the U.S. and comparable authorities in other countries.
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