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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 : 2/10

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Cash to Debt 0.05
VSCI's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 6.28 vs. VSCI: 0.05 )
VSCI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 22796
Current: 0.05

0.05
22796
Equity to Asset -1.15
VSCI's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
61% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. VSCI: -1.15 )
VSCI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -1.15   Max: 0.93
Current: -1.15

-1.15
0.93
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: -12.71
M-Score: -5.12
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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Operating margin (%) -55.45
VSCI's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 6.25 vs. VSCI: -55.45 )
VSCI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -158.06   Max: -16.27
Current: -55.45

-158.06
-16.27
Net-margin (%) -69.06
VSCI's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 4.82 vs. VSCI: -69.06 )
VSCI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -151.61   Max: 212
Current: -69.06

-151.61
212
ROA (%) -92.79
VSCI's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 3.09 vs. VSCI: -92.79 )
VSCI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -108.04   Max: 60.94
Current: -92.79

-108.04
60.94
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -110.12
VSCI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 12.55 vs. VSCI: -110.12 )
VSCI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -511.57   Max: -86.08
Current: -110.12

-511.57
-86.08
Revenue Growth (%) 4.40
VSCI's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. VSCI: 4.40 )
VSCI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -17.4   Max: 10.1
Current: 4.4

-17.4
10.1
EBITDA Growth (%) -15.40
VSCI's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: -3.70 vs. VSCI: -15.40 )
VSCI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -54   Max: 54.9
Current: -15.4

-54
54.9
EPS Growth (%) -12.20
VSCI's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: -2.80 vs. VSCI: -12.20 )
VSCI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -47.7   Max: 48.1
Current: -12.2

-47.7
48.1
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Ratios

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P/S 3.00
VSCI's P/S is ranked higher than
52% of the 372 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. VSCI: 3.00 )
VSCI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.14   Max: 21.25
Current: 3

2.14
21.25
EV-to-EBIT 13.30
VSCI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
84% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 20.91 vs. VSCI: 13.30 )
VSCI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 45.6   Max: 6267.8
Current: 13.3

45.6
6267.8

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 0.50
VSCI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. VSCI: 0.50 )
VSCI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 2.61
Current: 0.5

0.35
2.61
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -30.75
VSCI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
54% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. VSCI: -30.75 )
VSCI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2.4   Max: -1.1
Current: -30.75

-2.4
-1.1

Business Description

Industry: Medical Devices » Medical Devices
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Vision-Sciences Inc. was incorporated in Delaware, and is the successor to operations originally begun in 1987. The Company and its subsidiaries designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for endoscopy, the science of using an instrument known as an endoscope, to provide minimally invasive access to areas not readily visible to the human eye. The Company operates in two reportable segments: medical and industrial. Its medical segment designs, manufactures and sells its advanced line of endoscopy-based products, including its state-of-the-art flexible endoscopes and its Slide-On EndoSheath technology referred to as a sheath or EndoSheath disposable, for a variety of markets and specialties. Endoscopes are used in a number of specialties and sub-specialties, its flexible fiber and video endoscopes are currently designed for screening, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in six primary fields: urology, pulmonology (critical care), surgery, GI, ENT, and spine. Its industrial segment, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Machida, designs, manufactures, and sells borescopes to a variety of users, in the aircraft engine manufacturing and aircraft engine maintenance industries. A borescope is an instrument that uses optical fibers for the visual inspection of narrow cavities. The Company's borescopes are used to inspect aircraft engines, casting parts and ground turbines, among other items. Its products are sold throughout the world through direct sales representatives in the United States, and independent distributors for the rest of the world. Its geographic markets are the U.S. and Europe. The Company owns the registered trademarks Vision Sciences, Slide-On, EndoSheath, and The Vision System. Its competitors are Olympus, GE Inspection Technologies, Karl Storz Industrial, Pentax, Karl Storz GmbH & Co. and Stryker Corp. The Company faces competition from companies such as Olympus, Pentax, and Karl Storz. The Company's operations are regulated under various federal, state, and local laws governing the environment, including laws governing the discharge of pollutants into the air and water, the management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes, and the clean-up of contaminated sites.

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