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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 2.89
VPG's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
58% of the 2554 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.92 vs. VPG: 2.89 )
VPG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.83   Max: No Debt
Current: 2.89

Equity to Asset 0.71
VPG's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
80% of the 2542 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. VPG: 0.71 )
VPG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 0.75
Current: 0.71

0.66
0.75
Interest Coverage 7.83
VPG's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
59% of the 1559 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 82.18 vs. VPG: 7.83 )
VPG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.9   Max: 58.93
Current: 7.83

5.9
58.93
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.18
M-Score: -2.43
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 (%) 3.33
VPG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 2536 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. VPG: 3.33 )
VPG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.33   Max: 9.56
Current: 3.33

3.33
9.56
Net-margin (%) 1.79
VPG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 2538 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. VPG: 1.79 )
VPG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 5.64
Current: 1.79

0.99
5.64
ROE (%) 2.11
VPG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 2507 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 5.68 vs. VPG: 2.11 )
VPG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.15   Max: 6.62
Current: 2.11

1.15
6.62
ROA (%) 1.47
VPG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 2543 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.87 vs. VPG: 1.47 )
VPG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 4.71
Current: 1.47

0.81
4.71
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.76
VPG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 2535 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 11.38 vs. VPG: 6.76 )
VPG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.76   Max: 19.65
Current: 6.76

6.76
19.65
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

VPG Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Chuck Royce 349,242 sh (+26.2%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 1,308,550 sh (-1.11%)
Jim Simons 36,500 sh (-36.74%)
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Q4 2013

VPG Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 674,242 sh (+93.06%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 1,294,770 sh (-1.05%)
Jim Simons 14,300 sh (-60.82%)
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Q1 2014

VPG Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chuck Royce 753,952 sh (+11.82%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 1,286,707 sh (-0.62%)
Jim Simons 11,900 sh (-16.78%)
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Q2 2014

VPG Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 38,184 sh (+220.87%)
Chuck Royce 809,768 sh (+7.4%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 1,270,782 sh (-1.24%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with VPG

(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
Arnold Van Den Berg 2013-06-30 Reduce -8.65%0.18%$13.02 - $16.78 $ 15.36%1323205
Arnold Van Den Berg 2012-09-30 Add 41.17%0.67%$13.16 - $14.11 $ 15.312%1480352
Arnold Van Den Berg 2012-06-30 Add 58.26%0.52%$13.55 - $14.89 $ 15.38%1048655
Arnold Van Den Berg 2012-03-31 Add 1690.82%0.84%$14.35 - $17.45 $ 15.34%662605
Arnold Van Den Berg 2011-09-30 New Buy0.05%$13.2 - $18.01 $ 15.30%37000
James Barrow 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0097%$13.2 - $18.01 $ 15.30%0
James Barrow 2011-06-30 Reduce -35.09%$14.8 - $18.91 $ 15.3-11%283364
Mario Gabelli 2011-06-30 Sold Out $14.8 - $18.91 $ 15.3-11%0
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 27.30
VPG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
64% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 31.80 vs. VPG: 27.30 )
VPG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 13.94   Max: 55.08
Current: 27.3

13.94
55.08
P/B 1.00
VPG's P/B is ranked higher than
75% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. VPG: 1.00 )
VPG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 1.5
Current: 1

0.82
1.5
P/S 0.90
VPG's P/S is ranked higher than
61% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. VPG: 0.90 )
VPG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 1.3
Current: 0.9

0.74
1.3
PFCF 30.00
VPG's PFCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 389.34 vs. VPG: 30.00 )
VPG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.86   Max: 82.23
Current: 30

7.86
82.23
EV-to-EBIT 14.20
VPG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 23.25 vs. VPG: 14.20 )
VPG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.7   Max: 31.6
Current: 14.2

5.7
31.6
Current Ratio 4.21
VPG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 2118 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. VPG: 4.21 )
VPG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 3.38   Max: 5.79
Current: 4.21

3.38
5.79
Quick Ratio 2.97
VPG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 2118 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. VPG: 2.97 )
VPG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 2.43   Max: 4.25
Current: 2.97

2.43
4.25

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 4.30
VPG's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VPG: 4.30 )
VPG' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 9.93
Current: 4.3

2.4
9.93
Price/Tangible Book 1.20
VPG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
71% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. VPG: 1.20 )
VPG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 1.55
Current: 1.2

0.94
1.55
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
VPG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. VPG: 1.00 )
VPG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 1.35
Current: 1

0.85
1.35
Price/Graham Number 1.20
VPG's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
74% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.48 vs. VPG: 1.20 )
VPG' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 1.64
Current: 1.2

0.78
1.64
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.00
VPG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
65% of the 2238 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. VPG: 7.00 )
VPG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 17.6
Current: 7

3.2
17.6

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Scientific & Technical Instruments
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Vishay Precision Group, Inc. was incorporated in Delaware on August 28, 2009. The Company produces sensors based on resistive foil technology, and sensor-based systems. It provides vertically integrated products and solutions for multiple growing markets in the areas of stress, force, weight, and pressure measurements. As a spin-off from Vishay Intertechnology, the Company has a decades-long track record of innovation in foil precision resistors, current sensors, and strain gages, which serves as a foundation for its more recent expansion into strain gage instrumentation, load cells and transducers, weighing modules, and complete systems for process control and on-board weighing. The Company's global operations enable it to produce a wide variety of products in strategically effective geographical locations that also optimize its resources for specific technologies, sensors, assemblies and systems. The Company reports in two product segments: Foil Technology Products and Weighing Modules and Control Systems. The Foil Technology Products reporting segment is comprised of the foil resistors and strain gage operating segments, which include strain gages, ultra-precision foil resistors, and current sensors. The Weighing Module and Control Systems reporting segment is comprised of the load cells and weighing systems operating segments, which include transducers/load cells, instruments, weighing modules, and complete systems for process control or on-board weighing applications.

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