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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.76
WST's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
65% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. WST: 0.76 )
WST' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 0.76
Current: 0.76

0.15
0.76
Equity to Asset 0.57
WST's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
69% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. WST: 0.57 )
WST' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 0.58
Current: 0.57

0.35
0.58
Interest Coverage 10.92
WST's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
57% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 32.94 vs. WST: 10.92 )
WST' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.33   Max: 11.05
Current: 10.92

3.33
11.05
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 5.49
M-Score: -2.64
WACC vs ROIC
7.65%
15.15%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 13.38
WST's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 10.17 vs. WST: 13.38 )
WST' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.21   Max: 14.89
Current: 13.38

8.21
14.89
Net-margin (%) 9.42
WST's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 5.28 vs. WST: 9.42 )
WST' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.33   Max: 9.81
Current: 9.42

-1.33
9.81
ROE (%) 16.82
WST's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 8.60 vs. WST: 16.82 )
WST' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -2.73   Max: 17.79
Current: 16.82

-2.73
17.79
ROA (%) 9.46
WST's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 3.84 vs. WST: 9.46 )
WST' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.98   Max: 9.3
Current: 9.46

-0.98
9.3
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 24.62
WST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 19.69 vs. WST: 24.62 )
WST' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 12.66   Max: 38.5
Current: 24.62

12.66
38.5
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.60
WST's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. WST: 6.60 )
WST' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -2.9   Max: 17.8
Current: 6.6

-2.9
17.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 14.50
WST's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. WST: 14.50 )
WST' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -9.4   Max: 20.2
Current: 14.5

-9.4
20.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 19.70
WST's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. WST: 19.70 )
WST' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -38.5   Max: 57.4
Current: 19.7

-38.5
57.4
» WST's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

WST Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 26,710 sh (+110.03%)
RS Investment Management 1,387,516 sh (+58.26%)
Jim Simons 1,607,100 sh (+13.19%)
Ken Fisher 1,306,281 sh (+6.29%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff 1,056,701 sh (-0.44%)
Ron Baron 1,797,386 sh (-1.29%)
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Q3 2014

WST Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ron Baron 2,469,096 sh (+37.37%)
RS Investment Management 1,523,476 sh (+9.80%)
Ruane Cunniff 1,028,465 sh (-2.67%)
Ken Fisher 1,266,032 sh (-3.08%)
Jim Simons 1,252,800 sh (-22.05%)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,597 sh (-56.58%)
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Q4 2014

WST Guru Trades in Q4 2014

RS Investment Management 2,001,490 sh (+31.38%)
Ken Fisher 1,320,552 sh (+4.31%)
Ron Baron 2,485,135 sh (+0.65%)
Ruane Cunniff 1,024,416 sh (-0.39%)
Jim Simons 940,600 sh (-24.92%)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,800 sh (-67.23%)
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Q1 2015

WST Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Ken Fisher 1,310,477 sh (-0.76%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 30.20
WST's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
80% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 57.30 vs. WST: 30.20 )
WST' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 12.43   Max: 40.3
Current: 30.2

12.43
40.3
Forward P/E 28.99
WST's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
69% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 60.61 vs. WST: 28.99 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 30.80
WST's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
83% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 58.80 vs. WST: 30.80 )
WST' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 12.9   Max: 33.35
Current: 30.8

12.9
33.35
P/B 4.00
WST's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. WST: 4.00 )
WST' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.74   Max: 4.34
Current: 4

1.74
4.34
P/S 2.70
WST's P/S is ranked higher than
57% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 3.21 vs. WST: 2.70 )
WST' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 2.99
Current: 2.7

1.02
2.99
PFCF 54.60
WST's PFCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 91.20 vs. WST: 54.60 )
WST' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 18.37   Max: 349.33
Current: 54.6

18.37
349.33
POCF 21.49
WST's POCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 29.48 vs. WST: 21.49 )
WST' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.56   Max: 23.25
Current: 21.49

7.56
23.25
EV-to-EBIT 21.72
WST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
84% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 36.88 vs. WST: 21.72 )
WST' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8   Max: 24.3
Current: 21.72

8
24.3
PEG 2.59
WST's PEG is ranked higher than
92% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WST: 2.59 )
WST' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 25.49
Current: 2.59

0.77
25.49
Shiller P/E 41.30
WST's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WST: 41.30 )
WST' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 16.04   Max: 61.11
Current: 41.3

16.04
61.11
Current Ratio 2.61
WST's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.55 vs. WST: 2.61 )
WST' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 2.94
Current: 2.61

1.5
2.94
Quick Ratio 1.89
WST's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. WST: 1.89 )
WST' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 2.28
Current: 1.89

1.09
2.28
Days Inventory 58.30
WST's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
94% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 137.40 vs. WST: 58.30 )
WST' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 45.44   Max: 67.18
Current: 58.3

45.44
67.18
Days Sales Outstanding 46.32
WST's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
90% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 70.03 vs. WST: 46.32 )
WST' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 41.76   Max: 60.02
Current: 46.32

41.76
60.02

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.80
WST's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
70% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. WST: 0.80 )
WST' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 2.26
Current: 0.8

0.7
2.26
Dividend Payout 0.23
WST's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
92% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WST: 0.23 )
WST' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 6.92
Current: 0.23

0.21
6.92
Dividend growth (3y) 5.90
WST's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
74% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. WST: 5.90 )
WST' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 5.2   Max: 8.2
Current: 5.9

5.2
8.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.07
WST's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
62% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. WST: 1.07 )
WST' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 3.02
Current: 1.07

0.94
3.02
Share Buyback Rate 0.50
WST's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 vs. WST: 0.50 )
WST' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.6   Max: -5.5
Current: 0.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 4.70
WST's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
71% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 8.90 vs. WST: 4.70 )
WST' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.73   Max: 6.81
Current: 4.7

1.73
6.81
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.00
WST's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
76% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 7.24 vs. WST: 3.00 )
WST' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.27   Max: 3.18
Current: 3

1.27
3.18
Price/Median PS Value 1.90
WST's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
50% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. WST: 1.90 )
WST' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 1.88
Current: 1.9

0.59
1.88
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.60
WST's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WST: 1.60 )
WST' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 13.07
Current: 1.6

0.9
13.07
Price/Graham Number 2.50
WST's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
85% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WST: 2.50 )
WST' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 3.35
Current: 2.5

1.04
3.35
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.70
WST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
78% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. WST: 4.70 )
WST' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.1   Max: 12.5
Current: 4.7

4.1
12.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 20.94
WST's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
92% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 10.90 vs. WST: 20.94 )
WST' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -4.7   Max: 21.1
Current: 20.94

-4.7
21.1

Business Description

Industry: Medical Instruments & Equipment » Medical Instruments & Supplies
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Traded in other countries:WPS.Germany,
West Pharmaceutical Services Inc was incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on July 27, 1923. The Company is a manufacturer of components and systems for the packaging and delivery of injectable drugs as well as delivery system components for the pharmaceutical, healthcare and consumer products industries. Majority of its business is conducted in healthcare markets. Its reportable segments are Packaging Systems and Delivery Systems. Packaging Systems develops, manufactures and sells primary packaging components and systems for injectable drug delivery, including stoppers and seals for vials, closures and other components used in syringe, intravenous and blood collection systems, and prefillable syringe components. Delivery Systems develops, manufactures and sells safety and administration systems, multi-component systems for drug administration, and custom contract-manufacturing solutions targeted to the healthcare and consumer-products industries. In addition, Delivery Systems is responsible for the continued development and commercialization of the Companys line of proprietary healthcare, administrative and advanced injection systems, including Daikyo CZ, SmartDose and other systems. Packaging Systems has three operating segments: the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. The Company competes with several companies across its major product lines. Competition is based mainly on product design and performance, although total cost is becoming increasingly important as pharmaceutical companies continue with aggressive cost control programs across their entire operations. The design, development, manufacturing, marketing and labeling of certain of the Companys products and its customers products that incorporate its products are subject to regulation by governmental authorities in the United States, Europe and other countries, including the FDA and the European Medicines Agency.
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