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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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
ZBRA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
96% of the 1970 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. ZBRA: No Debt )
ZBRA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.99   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.86
ZBRA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
96% of the 1964 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. ZBRA: 0.86 )
ZBRA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 0.93
Current: 0.86

0.8
0.93
Interest Coverage No Debt
ZBRA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
97% of the 1265 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 29.14 vs. ZBRA: No Debt )
ZBRA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 101   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

101
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 17.12
M-Score: -2.60
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 16.21
ZBRA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1978 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.53 vs. ZBRA: 16.21 )
ZBRA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -1.57   Max: 28.29
Current: 16.21

-1.57
28.29
Net-margin (%) 13.28
ZBRA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1978 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.67 vs. ZBRA: 13.28 )
ZBRA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.93   Max: 19.7
Current: 13.28

-3.93
19.7
ROE (%) 15.49
ZBRA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1965 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.48 vs. ZBRA: 15.49 )
ZBRA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -4.76   Max: 29.03
Current: 15.49

-4.76
29.03
ROA (%) 13.47
ZBRA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1983 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. ZBRA: 13.47 )
ZBRA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.08   Max: 24.52
Current: 13.47

-4.08
24.52
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 56.46
ZBRA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1982 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 12.78 vs. ZBRA: 56.46 )
ZBRA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -6.7   Max: 118.66
Current: 56.46

-6.7
118.66
Revenue Growth (%) 9.30
ZBRA's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1738 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. ZBRA: 9.30 )
ZBRA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 3   Max: 29
Current: 9.3

3
29
EBITDA Growth (%) 6.50
ZBRA's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1520 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. ZBRA: 6.50 )
ZBRA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -46.9   Max: 119.4
Current: 6.5

-46.9
119.4
EPS Growth (%) 13.10
ZBRA's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1364 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. ZBRA: 13.10 )
ZBRA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -6.9   Max: 43.8
Current: 13.1

-6.9
43.8
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

ZBRA Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 20,900 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 232,237 sh (+156.56%)
Jim Simons 357,331 sh (+100.04%)
Richard Snow 59,863 sh (+84.62%)
Mario Gabelli 374,850 sh (+3.08%)
John Hussman 88,000 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 7,000 sh (unchged)
First Pacific Advisors 840,325 sh (-0.17%)
Chuck Royce 3,545,809 sh (-1.72%)
Columbia Wanger 1,365,000 sh (-5.75%)
Steven Cohen 9,136 sh (-44.25%)
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Q4 2013

ZBRA Guru Trades in Q4 2013

John Rogers 496,788 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 19,136 sh (+109.46%)
Jim Simons 400,031 sh (+11.95%)
Richard Snow 61,863 sh (+3.34%)
Mario Gabelli 376,450 sh (+0.43%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 7,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 3,329,681 sh (-6.1%)
John Hussman 75,000 sh (-14.77%)
First Pacific Advisors 710,700 sh (-15.43%)
Columbia Wanger 1,105,000 sh (-19.05%)
Joel Greenblatt 181,272 sh (-21.95%)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,341 sh (-60.09%)
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Q1 2014

ZBRA Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 521,436 sh (+30.35%)
John Rogers 573,113 sh (+15.36%)
John Hussman 75,000 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 1,105,000 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 7,000 sh (unchged)
First Pacific Advisors 701,400 sh (-1.31%)
Chuck Royce 3,177,181 sh (-4.58%)
Mario Gabelli 343,700 sh (-8.7%)
Joel Greenblatt 144,096 sh (-20.51%)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,024 sh (-51.76%)
Richard Snow 28,873 sh (-53.33%)
Steven Cohen 3,797 sh (-80.16%)
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Q2 2014

ZBRA Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Westport Asset Management 109,102 sh (New)
Kyle Bass 42,000 sh (New)
George Soros 360,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 622,100 sh (+19.31%)
Richard Snow Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
First Pacific Advisors Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 1,041,000 sh (-5.79%)
Joel Greenblatt 120,302 sh (-16.51%)
John Hussman 50,000 sh (-33.33%)
John Rogers 343,081 sh (-40.14%)
Mario Gabelli 190,825 sh (-44.48%)
Chuck Royce 1,711,324 sh (-46.14%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ZBRA

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
George Soros 2014-06-30 New Buy0.22%$61.39 - $81.01 $ 72.710%360000
John Hussman 2014-06-30 Reduce -33.33%0.13%$61.39 - $81.01 $ 72.710%50000
Mario Gabelli 2014-06-30 Reduce -44.48%0.06%$61.39 - $81.01 $ 72.710%190825
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-06-30 Sold Out $61.39 - $81.01 $ 72.710%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Reduce -20.51%0.05%$53.08 - $71.8 $ 72.7119%144096
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -21.95%0.07%$45.91 - $55.12 $ 72.7145%181272
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 156.56%0.21%$44.1 - $48.27 $ 72.7158%232237
Meridian Funds 2013-06-30 Reduce -34.86%0.59%$42.69 - $46.81 $ 72.7160%635900
John Hussman 2013-06-30 New Buy0.17%$42.69 - $46.81 $ 72.7160%88000
Meridian Funds 2013-03-31 Reduce -20.69%0.39%$39.31 - $47.13 $ 72.7166%976200
Meridian Funds 2012-12-31 Reduce -26.11%0.57%$35.11 - $40.17 $ 72.7191%1230800
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 37.65%0.06%$35.11 - $40.17 $ 72.7191%92236
Meridian Funds 2012-09-30 Add 14.65%0.28%$33.64 - $38.5 $ 72.71102%1665773
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 New Buy0.18%$32.09 - $41.47 $ 72.71102%72747
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.08%$30.01 - $38.25 $ 72.71104%0
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.06%$28.61 - $43.32 $ 72.71102%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 181.29%0.05%$28.61 - $43.32 $ 72.71102%15603
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 New Buy0.03%$36.93 - $44.45 $ 72.7180%5547
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Guru Investment Theses on Zebra Technologies Corp

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

Westport Select Cap Fund Comments on Zebra Technologies Corp
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. Read more...
Westport Fund Comments on Zebra Technologies Corp
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. Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 24.70
ZBRA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
68% of the 2060 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 23.90 vs. ZBRA: 24.70 )
ZBRA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.54   Max: 42
Current: 24.7

9.54
42
P/B 3.52
ZBRA's P/B is ranked lower than
51% of the 2060 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. ZBRA: 3.52 )
ZBRA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.24   Max: 5.83
Current: 3.52

1.24
5.83
P/S 3.30
ZBRA's P/S is ranked lower than
53% of the 2060 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. ZBRA: 3.30 )
ZBRA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.12   Max: 7.09
Current: 3.3

1.12
7.09
PFCF 19.24
ZBRA's PFCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 2060 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ZBRA: 19.24 )
ZBRA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 11.22   Max: 411.89
Current: 19.24

11.22
411.89
EV-to-EBIT 17.25
ZBRA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 2060 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 17.21 vs. ZBRA: 17.25 )
ZBRA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.5   Max: 34.6
Current: 17.25

6.5
34.6
PEG 1.29
ZBRA's PEG is ranked higher than
88% of the 2060 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ZBRA: 1.29 )
ZBRA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.61   Max: 145.06
Current: 1.29

1.61
145.06
Shiller P/E 39.52
ZBRA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
78% of the 2060 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 147.77 vs. ZBRA: 39.52 )
ZBRA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.13   Max: 54.29
Current: 39.52

11.13
54.29
Current Ratio 6.97
ZBRA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 1971 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. ZBRA: 6.97 )
ZBRA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.83   Max: 14.78
Current: 6.97

2.83
14.78
Quick Ratio 5.95
ZBRA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 1971 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. ZBRA: 5.95 )
ZBRA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 2.26   Max: 13.53
Current: 5.95

2.26
13.53

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 10.38
ZBRA's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
94% of the 2060 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ZBRA: 10.38 )
ZBRA' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 5.84   Max: 495.71
Current: 10.38

5.84
495.71
Price/Net Current Asset Value 6.81
ZBRA's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 2060 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ZBRA: 6.81 )
ZBRA' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 4.29   Max: 52.11
Current: 6.81

4.29
52.11
Price/Tangible Book 4.45
ZBRA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
53% of the 2060 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. ZBRA: 4.45 )
ZBRA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 7.56
Current: 4.45

2.4
7.56
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.69
ZBRA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
78% of the 2060 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.69 vs. ZBRA: 1.69 )
ZBRA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 5.07
Current: 1.69

0.71
5.07
Price/Median PS Value 1.31
ZBRA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
60% of the 2060 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. ZBRA: 1.31 )
ZBRA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 2.78
Current: 1.31

0.52
2.78
Price/Graham Number 2.21
ZBRA's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
66% of the 2060 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. ZBRA: 2.21 )
ZBRA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 3.49
Current: 2.21

1.17
3.49
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.80
ZBRA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1854 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. ZBRA: 5.80 )
ZBRA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.9   Max: 15.5
Current: 5.8

2.9
15.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 2.27
ZBRA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1516 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.49 vs. ZBRA: 2.27 )
ZBRA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1   Max: 14.2
Current: 2.27

1
14.2

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials
Compare:UTX, MMM, ARG, AP, EMR » details
Traded in other countries:ZT1A.Germany
Zebra Technologies Corporation 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 worldwide 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. 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.

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