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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 0.63
WST's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
64% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. WST: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
WST' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.26 Max: 0.82
Current: 0.63
0.08
0.82
Equity to Asset 0.59
WST's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
51% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. WST: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WST' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.45 Max: 0.59
Current: 0.59
0.35
0.59
Interest Coverage 10.92
WST's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
73% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 53.79 vs. WST: 10.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WST' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.33  Med: 6.58 Max: 11.05
Current: 10.92
3.33
11.05
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 6.22
M-Score: -2.68
WACC vs ROIC
10.50%
12.64%
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 13.29
WST's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 5.07 vs. WST: 13.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WST' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.21  Med: 10.93 Max: 14.89
Current: 13.29
8.21
14.89
Net-margin (%) 9.42
WST's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 3.95 vs. WST: 9.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WST' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.33  Med: 6.62 Max: 9.81
Current: 9.42
-1.33
9.81
ROE (%) 13.92
WST's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 5.63 vs. WST: 13.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
WST' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -2.73  Med: 13.62 Max: 17.79
Current: 13.92
-2.73
17.79
ROA (%) 7.96
WST's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. WST: 7.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WST' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.98  Med: 5.61 Max: 9.3
Current: 7.96
-0.98
9.3
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 21.55
WST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 11.56 vs. WST: 21.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WST' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 12.75  Med: 19.07 Max: 24.79
Current: 21.55
12.75
24.79
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.60
WST's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. WST: 6.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WST' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -2.9  Med: 6.60 Max: 17.8
Current: 6.6
-2.9
17.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 14.50
WST's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. WST: 14.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WST' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -9.4  Med: 7.20 Max: 20.2
Current: 14.5
-9.4
20.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 19.70
WST's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. WST: 19.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WST' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -38.5  Med: 12.80 Max: 57.4
Current: 19.7
-38.5
57.4
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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%)
» More
Q1 2015

WST Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Ron Baron 2,538,387 sh (+2.14%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff 1,022,153 sh (-0.22%)
Ken Fisher 1,310,477 sh (-0.76%)
RS Investment Management 1,934,619 sh (-3.34%)
Jim Simons 903,200 sh (-3.98%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 31.49
WST's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
54% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 29.10 vs. WST: 31.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
WST' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 12.43  Med: 21.94 Max: 40.3
Current: 31.49
12.43
40.3
Forward P/E 30.96
WST's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
79% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 21.98 vs. WST: 30.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 32.00
WST's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
55% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 28.00 vs. WST: 32.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
WST' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 12.9  Med: 22.22 Max: 32.04
Current: 32
12.9
32.04
P/B 4.40
WST's P/B is ranked lower than
65% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.89 vs. WST: 4.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WST' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.74  Med: 2.63 Max: 4.46
Current: 4.4
1.74
4.46
P/S 2.98
WST's P/S is ranked lower than
54% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. WST: 2.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WST' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.02  Med: 1.46 Max: 3.03
Current: 2.98
1.02
3.03
PFCF 67.70
WST's PFCF is ranked lower than
80% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 30.24 vs. WST: 67.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
WST' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 18.37  Med: 40.61 Max: 349.33
Current: 67.7
18.37
349.33
POCF 24.40
WST's POCF is ranked lower than
66% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 19.89 vs. WST: 24.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WST' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.56  Med: 11.59 Max: 24.84
Current: 24.4
7.56
24.84
EV-to-EBIT 21.92
WST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
53% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 21.04 vs. WST: 21.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WST' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.2  Med: 17.60 Max: 23.8
Current: 21.92
8.2
23.8
PEG 2.69
WST's PEG is ranked higher than
58% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.97 vs. WST: 2.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
WST' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.77  Med: 1.73 Max: 25.49
Current: 2.69
0.77
25.49
Shiller P/E 43.16
WST's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
76% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 30.41 vs. WST: 43.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
WST' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 16.04  Med: 29.82 Max: 61.11
Current: 43.16
16.04
61.11
Current Ratio 2.11
WST's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.56 vs. WST: 2.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WST' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.45  Med: 2.20 Max: 3.1
Current: 2.11
1.45
3.1
Quick Ratio 1.49
WST's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. WST: 1.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WST' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.09  Med: 1.57 Max: 2.28
Current: 1.49
1.09
2.28
Days Inventory 70.46
WST's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
83% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 125.77 vs. WST: 70.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WST' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 45.44  Med: 52.96 Max: 67.18
Current: 70.46
45.44
67.18
Days Sales Outstanding 49.04
WST's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
75% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 62.15 vs. WST: 49.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WST' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 41.76  Med: 49.99 Max: 60.02
Current: 49.04
41.76
60.02

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.75
WST's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
74% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. WST: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
WST' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.41 Max: 2.16
Current: 0.75
0.72
2.16
Dividend Payout 0.23
WST's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
73% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. WST: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
WST' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.30 Max: 2.9
Current: 0.23
0.13
2.9
Dividend growth (3y) 5.90
WST's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
61% of the 56 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 8.90 vs. WST: 5.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
WST' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 5.2  Med: 6.50 Max: 8.2
Current: 5.9
5.2
8.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.00
WST's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
68% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. WST: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
WST' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.96  Med: 1.89 Max: 2.89
Current: 1
0.96
2.89
Share Buyback Rate 0.50
WST's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
82% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: -2.10 vs. WST: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
WST' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.6  Med: -0.30 Max: -5.5
Current: 0.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 5.17
WST's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
58% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 4.32 vs. WST: 5.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
WST' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.73  Med: 3.01 Max: 6.81
Current: 5.17
1.73
6.81
Price/Projected FCF 3.31
WST's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
78% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. WST: 3.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
WST' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.97  Med: 2.24 Max: 3.47
Current: 3.31
0.97
3.47
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 2.38
WST's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
72% of the 18 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. WST: 2.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 2.04
WST's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
85% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. WST: 2.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WST' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 0.86 Max: 2.13
Current: 2.04
0.47
2.13
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.43
WST's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 45 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. WST: 1.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
WST' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.76  Med: 1.66 Max: 76.88
Current: 1.43
0.76
76.88
Price/Graham Number 2.67
WST's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
55% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. WST: 2.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
WST' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.93  Med: 1.70 Max: 3.41
Current: 2.67
0.93
3.41
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.66
WST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. WST: 4.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WST' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.2  Med: 5.70 Max: 12.2
Current: 4.66
4.2
12.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 23.30
WST's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 10.68 vs. WST: 23.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
WST' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -4.7  Med: 11.50 Max: 23.4
Current: 23.3
-4.7
23.4

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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