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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.09
WOOF's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
74% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 0.29 vs. WOOF: 0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
WOOF' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.13 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.09
Equity to Asset 0.49
WOOF's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
58% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. WOOF: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WOOF' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.49 Max: 0.65
Current: 0.49
0.1
0.65
Interest Coverage 14.86
WOOF's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
61% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 9.36 vs. WOOF: 14.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WOOF' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.46  Med: 9.32 Max: 14.36
Current: 14.86
5.46
14.36
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.98
M-Score: -2.64
WACC vs ROIC
7.53%
10.12%
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 (%) 15.20
WOOF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 7.46 vs. WOOF: 15.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WOOF' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.47  Med: 16.69 Max: 20.17
Current: 15.2
5.47
20.17
Net-margin (%) 8.45
WOOF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 4.28 vs. WOOF: 8.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WOOF' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.68  Med: 8.03 Max: 10.73
Current: 8.45
2.68
10.73
ROE (%) 14.52
WOOF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 9.24 vs. WOOF: 14.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
WOOF' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.98  Med: 14.17 Max: 28.56
Current: 14.52
3.98
28.56
ROA (%) 7.48
WOOF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. WOOF: 7.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WOOF' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.23  Med: 7.39 Max: 11.28
Current: 7.48
2.23
11.28
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 65.99
WOOF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 19.71 vs. WOOF: 65.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WOOF' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.39  Med: 71.98 Max: 116.35
Current: 65.99
23.39
116.35
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 8.70
WOOF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. WOOF: 8.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WOOF' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 8.45 Max: 133.3
Current: 8.7
0
133.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 9.00
WOOF's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. WOOF: 9.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WOOF' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 9.10 Max: 227.9
Current: 9
0
227.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 12.20
WOOF's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 9.00 vs. WOOF: 12.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WOOF' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 6.85 Max: 102.2
Current: 12.2
0
102.2
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2016-02-11)


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q4 2014

WOOF Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Larry Robbins 12,800,370 sh (+47.36%)
Jim Simons 1,580,100 sh (+7.89%)
Ron Baron Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 149,417 sh (-0.29%)
Third Avenue Management 153,881 sh (-65.63%)
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Q1 2015

WOOF Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Caxton Associates 10,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 75,000 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 12,800,370 sh (unchged)
Third Avenue Management 153,881 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 147,419 sh (-1.34%)
Jim Simons 1,389,200 sh (-12.08%)
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Q2 2015

WOOF Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Pioneer Investments 74,934 sh (New)
Third Avenue Management 153,881 sh (unchged)
Larry Robbins 12,800,370 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Jim Simons 1,379,600 sh (-0.69%)
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Q3 2015

WOOF Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Steven Cohen 310,800 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 8,198 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 13,809 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 83,822 sh (+11.86%)
Jim Simons 1,424,200 sh (+3.23%)
Third Avenue Management 153,935 sh (+0.04%)
Larry Robbins 8,073,670 sh (-36.93%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 22.63
WOOF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
64% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 25.40 vs. WOOF: 22.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
WOOF' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.27  Med: 23.04 Max: 56.67
Current: 22.63
10.27
56.67
Forward P/E 17.67
WOOF's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
56% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 16.05 vs. WOOF: 17.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 22.63
WOOF's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
55% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 23.30 vs. WOOF: 22.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
WOOF' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.24  Med: 22.98 Max: 56.8
Current: 22.63
10.24
56.8
P/B 3.29
WOOF's P/B is ranked lower than
61% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 2.44 vs. WOOF: 3.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WOOF' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.23  Med: 2.66 Max: 8.11
Current: 3.29
1.23
8.11
P/S 1.89
WOOF's P/S is ranked lower than
69% of the 305 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. WOOF: 1.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WOOF' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 1.74 Max: 3.42
Current: 1.89
0.94
3.42
PFCF 19.09
WOOF's PFCF is ranked higher than
57% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 20.59 vs. WOOF: 19.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
WOOF' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.44  Med: 18.61 Max: 36.75
Current: 19.09
10.44
36.75
POCF 13.55
WOOF's POCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 270 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 15.70 vs. WOOF: 13.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WOOF' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.27  Med: 12.91 Max: 26.96
Current: 13.55
7.27
26.96
EV-to-EBIT 14.70
WOOF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
67% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 17.94 vs. WOOF: 14.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WOOF' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.3  Med: 14.40 Max: 29.5
Current: 14.7
7.3
29.5
EV-to-EBITDA 11.75
WOOF's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
60% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 12.93 vs. WOOF: 11.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WOOF' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.5  Med: 12.20 Max: 18.3
Current: 11.75
6.5
18.3
PEG 8.37
WOOF's PEG is ranked lower than
89% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 2.76 vs. WOOF: 8.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
WOOF' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.36 Max: 73.79
Current: 8.37
0.49
73.79
Shiller P/E 32.52
WOOF's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
57% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 28.56 vs. WOOF: 32.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
WOOF' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.27  Med: 23.64 Max: 50.99
Current: 32.52
13.27
50.99
Current Ratio 1.10
WOOF's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. WOOF: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WOOF' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.54 Max: 5.59
Current: 1.1
0.53
5.59
Quick Ratio 0.88
WOOF's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. WOOF: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WOOF' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.35 Max: 5.41
Current: 0.88
0.47
5.41
Days Inventory 12.27
WOOF's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
61% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 16.82 vs. WOOF: 12.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WOOF' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.42  Med: 11.83 Max: 14.23
Current: 12.27
8.42
14.23
Days Sales Outstanding 13.10
WOOF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
89% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 46.01 vs. WOOF: 13.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WOOF' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.51  Med: 13.24 Max: 16.51
Current: 13.1
11.51
16.51
Days Payable 10.46
WOOF's Days Payable is ranked lower than
87% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 42.47 vs. WOOF: 10.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
WOOF' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.68  Med: 11.29 Max: 12.32
Current: 10.46
9.68
12.32

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.42
WOOF's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
50% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. WOOF: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
WOOF' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 1.56 Max: 7.55
Current: 1.42
0.63
7.55
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 2.47
WOOF's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
98% of the 47 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. WOOF: 2.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
WOOF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. WOOF: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WOOF' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 1.05 Max: 2.76
Current: 1.1
0.55
2.76
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.88
WOOF's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
61% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. WOOF: 2.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
WOOF' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 1.23 Max: 5.99
Current: 2.88
0.66
5.99
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.83
WOOF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. WOOF: 6.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WOOF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.4  Med: 7.00 Max: 13.8
Current: 6.83
3.4
13.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 11.88
WOOF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 10.86 vs. WOOF: 11.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
WOOF' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.4  Med: 8.65 Max: 33.9
Current: 11.88
-3.4
33.9

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $2080
EPS $ 2.11
Beta0.89
Short Percentage of Float2.22%
52-Week Range $44.00 - 62.45
Shares Outstanding(Mil)80.64

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 2,133 2,312
EPS($) 2.28 2.62
EPS without NRI($) 2.28 2.62

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Business Description

Industry: Health Care Providers » Medical Care
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VCA Inc, formerly known as VCA Antech Inc was formed in 1986 as a Delaware corporation and during the 1990s established a position in the animal hospital and veterinary diagnostic laboratory markets through both internal growth and acquisitions. It is a national animal healthcare company operating in the United States and Canada. It provides veterinary services and diagnostic testing to support veterinary care and sells diagnostic imaging equipment and other medical technology products and related services to the veterinary market. The Company operates in four segments: animal hospitals, veterinary diagnostic laboratories, veterinary medical technology and Vetstreet. The Companys animal hospitals offer a full range of general medical and surgical services for companion animals. Its animal hospitals treat diseases and injuries, provide pharmaceutical products and perform a variety of pet-wellness programs, including health examinations, diagnostic testing, vaccinations, spaying, neutering and dental care. At December 31, 2013, it operated 609 animal hospitals throughout 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces. The Company operates a full-service veterinary diagnostic laboratory network serving all 50 states and certain areas in Canada. Its laboratory network provides sophisticated testing and consulting services used by veterinarians in the detection, diagnosis, evaluation, monitoring, treatment and prevention of diseases and other conditions affecting animals. At December 31, 2013, it operated 56 laboratories of various sizes located strategically throughout the United States and Canada. The Companys Medical Technology business sells digital radiography and ultrasound imaging equipment, provides education and training on the use of that equipment, provides consulting and mobile imaging services, and sells software and ancillary services to the veterinary market. The Company's sales agents market and sell its products and services to veterinary hospitals and universities. It mainly directs its marketing efforts toward its existing clients through customer education efforts. It license its proprietary software, TruDR. TruDR allows for the capture of digital x-ray images and transmits those images to a computer containing archiving and reviewing software. It also provide mobile imaging, consulting, education and training services to its customers. The companion animal healthcare industry is competitive and subject to continual change in the manner in which services are delivered and providers are selected. Certain states have laws that prohibit business corporations from providing, or holding themselves out as providers of, veterinary medical care.
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