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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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.07
ZBRA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
93% of the 1709 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. ZBRA: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ZBRA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 3445.50 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.07
Equity to Asset 0.18
ZBRA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
94% of the 1545 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. ZBRA: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ZBRA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.88 Max: 0.93
Current: 0.18
0.18
0.93
Interest Coverage 1.56
ZBRA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
95% of the 1035 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 63.18 vs. ZBRA: 1.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ZBRA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.56  Med: 776.04 Max: 9999.99
Current: 1.56
1.56
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.67
M-Score: -2.07
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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Operating margin (%) 0.28
ZBRA's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 1699 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.72 vs. ZBRA: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ZBRA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -1.57  Med: 20.52 Max: 27.37
Current: 0.28
-1.57
27.37
Net-margin (%) -4.81
ZBRA's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 1699 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.13 vs. ZBRA: -4.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ZBRA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.93  Med: 13.99 Max: 17.76
Current: -4.81
-3.93
17.76
ROE (%) -13.45
ZBRA's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 1675 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.09 vs. ZBRA: -13.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ZBRA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -4.76  Med: 15.04 Max: 29.03
Current: -13.45
-4.76
29.03
ROA (%) -3.69
ZBRA's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 1719 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. ZBRA: -3.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ZBRA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.08  Med: 13.60 Max: 24.52
Current: -3.69
-4.08
24.52
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -4.64
ZBRA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 1710 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.26 vs. ZBRA: -4.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ZBRA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -6.7  Med: 60.88 Max: 125.44
Current: -4.64
-6.7
125.44
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 21.40
ZBRA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1402 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. ZBRA: 21.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ZBRA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 3  Med: 12.20 Max: 21.4
Current: 21.4
3
21.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -7.50
ZBRA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 1216 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. ZBRA: -7.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ZBRA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -46.9  Med: 7.20 Max: 119.4
Current: -7.5
-46.9
119.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -36.00
ZBRA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 1082 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. ZBRA: -36.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ZBRA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -36  Med: 5.90 Max: 43.8
Current: -36
-36
43.8
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

ZBRA Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt 421,011 sh (+249.96%)
Westport Asset Management 197,500 sh (+81.02%)
Jim Simons 816,136 sh (+31.19%)
John Rogers 352,679 sh (+2.80%)
John Hussman 50,000 sh (unchged)
Kyle Bass Sold Out
Chuck Royce 1,539,324 sh (-10.05%)
Columbia Wanger 803,000 sh (-22.86%)
Mario Gabelli 140,850 sh (-26.19%)
George Soros 200,000 sh (-44.44%)
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Q4 2014

ZBRA Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 3,400 sh (New)
Westport Asset Management 207,500 sh (+5.06%)
John Rogers 353,039 sh (+0.10%)
John Hussman 50,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 661,794 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 661,794 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 129,915 sh (-7.76%)
Jim Simons 552,400 sh (-32.32%)
Columbia Wanger 501,000 sh (-37.61%)
Chuck Royce 661,794 sh (-57.01%)
Joel Greenblatt 84,310 sh (-79.97%)
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Q1 2015

ZBRA Guru Trades in Q1 2015

John Hussman 50,000 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 207,500 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 661,794 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Rogers 351,865 sh (-0.33%)
Joel Greenblatt 80,487 sh (-4.53%)
Columbia Wanger 474,000 sh (-5.39%)
Mario Gabelli 105,820 sh (-18.55%)
Jim Simons 257,700 sh (-53.35%)
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Q2 2015

ZBRA Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Westport Asset Management 207,500 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
John Rogers 346,470 sh (-1.53%)
Mario Gabelli 102,170 sh (-3.45%)
Chuck Royce 630,194 sh (-4.77%)
Columbia Wanger 432,513 sh (-8.75%)
Joel Greenblatt 72,353 sh (-10.11%)
John Hussman 40,000 sh (-20.00%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Zebra Technologies Corp

Chuck Royce Comments on Zebra Technologies - Oct 08, 2014

The Energy, Information Technology, Materials, and Financials sectors also posted solid net gains in the first half. Zebra Technologies (ZBRA) manufactures specialized printers, including direct thermal and thermal transfer label printers and radio frequency identification (RFID) printers and encoders. The firm announced strong fiscal fourth-quarter results early in 2014 that showed accelerating demand for its bar code printers and consumables after a period of channel destocking. It’s shares jumped again in April on news of Zebra’s announcement of its intent to purchase Motorola Solutions’ enterprise business, which adds mobile computing and data capture to the firm’s existing portfolio of technologies. We were happy to hold a good-sized stake in the stock at the end of the period.

From Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio)’s Royce Premier Fund Second Quarter 2014 Manager Commentary.

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Westport Select Cap Fund Comments on Zebra Technologies Corp - Jul 28, 2014

The Fund made one new purchase during the quarter, Zebra Technologies Corp (ZBRA), Class A shares (“Zebra”). This company has established a leading position in data collection and product identification and announced the acquisition of a unit of Motorola Solutions, Inc. This deal will expand Zebra’s market position into mobile and network solutions while doubling the company’s size and adding significantly to its earnings per share.

From Westport Asset Management (Trades, Portfolio)’s Westport Select Cap Fund Second Quarter 2014 Commentary.

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Westport Fund Comments on Zebra Technologies Corp - Jul 28, 2014

A new position was also established in Zebra Technologies Corp., Class A shares (“Zebra”) (ZBRA), a provider of industrial products used for data collection and automatic identification systems. When Zebra announced in mid-April that it would purchase the mobile-computing services unit of Motorola Solutions, Inc., its share price declined. Investors were concerned with the historical performance of this Motorola, Inc. unit, the fact that it was approximately the same size as Zebra and that the cash transaction would transform Zebra’s balance sheet from debt-free to heavily leveraged. Both companies offer bar code and radio frequency identification used to control inventories but service different end markets. The Motorola Solutions, Inc. unit will enhance mobile and network capabilities.

From Westport Asset Management (Trades, Portfolio)’s Westport Fund Second Quarter 2014 Commentary.

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Top Ranked Articles about Zebra Technologies Corp

Chuck Royce Comments on Zebra Technologies
The Energy, Information Technology, Materials, and Financials sectors also posted solid net gains in the first half. Zebra Technologies (ZBRA) manufactures specialized printers, including direct thermal and thermal transfer label printers and radio frequency identification (RFID) printers and encoders. The firm announced strong fiscal fourth-quarter results early in 2014 that showed accelerating demand for its bar code printers and consumables after a period of channel destocking. It’s shares jumped again in April on news of Zebra’s announcement of its intent to purchase Motorola Solutions’ enterprise business, which adds mobile computing and data capture to the firm’s existing portfolio of technologies. We were happy to hold a good-sized stake in the stock at the end of the period. Read more...

Ratios

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Forward P/E 11.79
ZBRA's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
70% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 15.95 vs. ZBRA: 11.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 4.53
ZBRA's P/B is ranked lower than
83% of the 1595 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. ZBRA: 4.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ZBRA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.24  Med: 2.68 Max: 6.34
Current: 4.53
1.24
6.34
P/S 1.48
ZBRA's P/S is ranked lower than
66% of the 1694 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. ZBRA: 1.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ZBRA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.12  Med: 2.45 Max: 7.06
Current: 1.48
1.12
7.06
PFCF 55.99
ZBRA's PFCF is ranked lower than
78% of the 824 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 20.96 vs. ZBRA: 55.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
ZBRA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 11.22  Med: 21.25 Max: 411.89
Current: 55.99
11.22
411.89
POCF 27.35
ZBRA's POCF is ranked lower than
73% of the 1126 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 14.29 vs. ZBRA: 27.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ZBRA' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.86  Med: 16.70 Max: 44.66
Current: 27.35
7.86
44.66
Shiller P/E 51.79
ZBRA's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
85% of the 842 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 21.02 vs. ZBRA: 51.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ZBRA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.06  Med: 28.50 Max: 72.41
Current: 51.79
11.06
72.41
Current Ratio 1.67
ZBRA's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 1571 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. ZBRA: 1.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ZBRA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.67  Med: 7.13 Max: 14.78
Current: 1.67
1.67
14.78
Quick Ratio 1.20
ZBRA's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 1570 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. ZBRA: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ZBRA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.2  Med: 5.97 Max: 13.53
Current: 1.2
1.2
13.53
Days Inventory 67.63
ZBRA's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
66% of the 1672 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 92.90 vs. ZBRA: 67.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ZBRA' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 56.03  Med: 74.23 Max: 105.34
Current: 67.63
56.03
105.34
Days Sales Outstanding 80.07
ZBRA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
53% of the 1372 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 77.27 vs. ZBRA: 80.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ZBRA' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 45.68  Med: 60.03 Max: 146.47
Current: 80.07
45.68
146.47

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 1.65
ZBRA's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
67% of the 869 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. ZBRA: 1.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ZBRA' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.82 Max: 5.07
Current: 1.65
0.71
5.07
Price/Median PS Value 0.61
ZBRA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 1565 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. ZBRA: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ZBRA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.32 Max: 2.86
Current: 0.61
0.53
2.86
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -0.30
ZBRA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 1679 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. ZBRA: -0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ZBRA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 6.50 Max: 15.5
Current: -0.3
0.1
15.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 5.47
ZBRA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.72 vs. ZBRA: 5.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ZBRA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -4.4  Med: 4.70 Max: 17.4
Current: 5.47
-4.4
17.4

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 3,699 3,886 4,097
EPS($) 5.34 7.08 8.50
EPS without NRI($) 5.34 7.08 8.50

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials
Compare:UTX, MMM, ARG, AP, EMR » details
Traded in other countries:ZT1A.Germany,
Zebra Technologies Corp is a Delaware corporation. It designs, manufactures, sells and supports a broad range of direct thermal and thermal transfer label printers, radio frequency identification printer/encoders, dye sublimation card printers, related accessories and support software. Through the Specialty Printing Group (SPG), it designs, manufactures and sells specialty printing devices that print variable information on demand at the point of issuance. These devices are used by manufacturers, service and retail organizations and governments for automatic identification, data collection and personal identification in applications that improve productivity, deliver better customer service and provide more effective security. The Company's product range consists of direct thermal and thermal transfer label and receipt printers, passive radio frequency identification (RFID) printer/encoders and dye sublimation card printers. It also sells a comprehensive range of specialty supplies consisting of self-adhesive labels, thermal transfer ribbons, thermal printheads, batteries and other accessories, including software for label design and printer network management. Zebra also designs and sells solutions incorporating active RFID and ultra wideband radio (UWB) technologies. It considers its direct competition in bar code label and receipt printing to be producers of on-demand thermal transfer and direct thermal label printing systems, printer/encoders, mobile printers and supplies. The Company face competition in its printing business from many printer companies, including include Argox, Avery Dennison, Bixolon, Blue Bamboo, Boca Systems, Brother International, Canon; CIM, Citizen; Cognitive TPG, Custom, Danaher, Datacard, Datamax-O'Neil, a unit of Dover Corporation, Dymo, a Newell Rubbermaid Company.
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