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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 : 4/10

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Cash to Debt 0.06
ZBRA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
92% of the 1806 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. ZBRA: 0.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ZBRA' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 3037.58 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.06
Equity to Asset 0.16
ZBRA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
93% of the 1778 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. ZBRA: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ZBRA' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.88 Max: 0.93
Current: 0.16
0.16
0.93
Interest Coverage 0.08
ZBRA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
100% of the 1544 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 37.96 vs. ZBRA: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ZBRA' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 6627.1 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.08
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.90
M-Score: -2.95
WACC vs ROIC
12.94%
0.44%
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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Operating margin (%) 0.42
ZBRA's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 1795 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.79 vs. ZBRA: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ZBRA' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.57  Med: 13 Max: 18.51
Current: 0.42
-1.57
18.51
Net-margin (%) -5.05
ZBRA's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 1796 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. ZBRA: -5.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ZBRA' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.33  Med: 10.36 Max: 17.76
Current: -5.05
-4.33
17.76
ROE (%) -21.22
ZBRA's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 1752 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.33 vs. ZBRA: -21.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ZBRA' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.35  Med: 10.28 Max: 23.18
Current: -21.22
-16.35
23.18
ROA (%) -3.67
ZBRA's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.21 vs. ZBRA: -3.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ZBRA' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.08  Med: 9.29 Max: 19.65
Current: -3.67
-4.08
19.65
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 2.81
ZBRA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 1806 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.14 vs. ZBRA: 2.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ZBRA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.7  Med: 48.33 Max: 77.69
Current: 2.81
-6.7
77.69
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 55.00
ZBRA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1573 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. ZBRA: 55.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ZBRA' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3  Med: 12.2 Max: 55
Current: 55
3
55
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 24.00
ZBRA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1336 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. ZBRA: 24.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ZBRA' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -46.9  Med: 6.4 Max: 119.4
Current: 24
-46.9
119.4
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-02-23)


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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

ZBRA Guru Trades in Q1 2016

RS Investment Management 697,436 sh (New)
John Rogers 1,523,125 sh (+56.26%)
Robert Olstein 259,900 sh (+41.25%)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,100 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 207,500 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
Chuck Royce 405,794 sh (-16.64%)
Mario Gabelli 40,325 sh (-52.19%)
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Q2 2016

ZBRA Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Richard Snow 52,130 sh (New)
John Rogers 2,201,394 sh (+44.53%)
Robert Olstein 330,540 sh (+27.18%)
Mario Gabelli 41,475 sh (+2.85%)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Chuck Royce 345,194 sh (-14.93%)
Westport Asset Management 173,400 sh (-16.43%)
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Q3 2016

ZBRA Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Joel Greenblatt 64,008 sh (New)
Richard Snow 608,979 sh (+1068.19%)
John Rogers 2,301,441 sh (+4.54%)
Chuck Royce 345,194 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 255,650 sh (-22.66%)
Mario Gabelli 14,975 sh (-63.89%)
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Q4 2016

ZBRA Guru Trades in Q4 2016

David Dreman 5,619 sh (New)
Jim Simons 46,731 sh (New)
Richard Snow 660,049 sh (+8.39%)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 14,134 sh (-5.62%)
John Rogers 2,139,837 sh (-7.02%)
Robert Olstein 195,879 sh (-23.38%)
Joel Greenblatt 10,374 sh (-83.79%)
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Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials    NAICS: 333318    SIC: 3569
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Zebra Technologies Corp designs, manufactures, sells and supports direct thermal and thermal transfer label printers, radio frequency identification printer/encoders, dye sublimation card printers, real-time locating solutions, and support software.

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.

Guru Investment Theses on Zebra Technologies Corp

John Rogers Comments on Zebra Technologies Corp - Oct 21, 2016

Also, thermal printer maker Zebra Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ZBRA) rose +38.94% due to a strong quarter. After adjusting for a tax benefit, its earnings per share were $1.34, crushing the $1.05 expectation. The company held its flat full year guidance. Wall Street had not previously believed in the company’s turnaround, but is clearly waking up. We think these numbers are just the beginning of the company’s good news.



From John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio)' Ariel Fund third-quarter 2016 commentary.

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John Rogers Comments on Zebra Technologies Corp - Jan 22, 2016

We also purchased shares of Zebra Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ZBRA), the leading global supplier of thermal printing solutions. A current holding in our small cap separate account portfolio (and also an Ariel Fund holding more than a decade ago), we added this bar-code maker to the Fund because we view Zebra as an industry leader with a strong management team, positioned to benefit from global demand for asset tracking solutions.

From John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio)' fourth quarter 2015 Ariel Fund Commentary.

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Top Ranked Articles about Zebra Technologies Corp

John Rogers Comments on Zebra Technologies Corp Guru stock highlight
Also, thermal printer maker Zebra Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ZBRA) rose +38.94% due to a strong quarter. After adjusting for a tax benefit, its earnings per share were $1.34, crushing the $1.05 expectation. The company held its flat full year guidance. Wall Street had not previously believed in the company’s turnaround, but is clearly waking up. We think these numbers are just the beginning of the company’s good news. Read more...

Ratios

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Forward P/E 13.70
ZBRA's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 18.94 vs. ZBRA: 13.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 24.39
ZBRA's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
58% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 19.97 vs. ZBRA: 24.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
ZBRA' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.61  Med: 20.35 Max: 77.23
Current: 24.39
10.61
77.23
P/B 6.07
ZBRA's P/B is ranked lower than
86% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. ZBRA: 6.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ZBRA' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.24  Med: 2.68 Max: 6.34
Current: 6.07
1.24
6.34
P/S 1.23
ZBRA's P/S is ranked lower than
51% of the 1842 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. ZBRA: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ZBRA' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 2.21 Max: 4.65
Current: 1.23
0.68
4.65
PFCF 28.66
ZBRA's PFCF is ranked lower than
73% of the 667 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 17.30 vs. ZBRA: 28.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
ZBRA' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.42  Med: 21.15 Max: 349.72
Current: 28.66
11.42
349.72
POCF 18.54
ZBRA's POCF is ranked lower than
72% of the 838 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.49 vs. ZBRA: 18.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ZBRA' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.93  Med: 16.05 Max: 44.77
Current: 18.54
7.93
44.77
EV-to-EBIT 477.60
ZBRA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99% of the 1492 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.63 vs. ZBRA: 477.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ZBRA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -80.7  Med: 14 Max: 1082.1
Current: 477.6
-80.7
1082.1
EV-to-EBITDA 21.78
ZBRA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
71% of the 1574 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 12.28 vs. ZBRA: 21.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ZBRA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -397.5  Med: 12.2 Max: 53.3
Current: 21.78
-397.5
53.3
Shiller P/E 115.28
ZBRA's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
92% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 27.49 vs. ZBRA: 115.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ZBRA' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.58  Med: 28.88 Max: 115.23
Current: 115.28
12.58
115.23
Current Ratio 1.36
ZBRA's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 1746 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. ZBRA: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ZBRA' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.36  Med: 7.03 Max: 14.78
Current: 1.36
1.36
14.78
Quick Ratio 0.99
ZBRA's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 1744 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. ZBRA: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ZBRA' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.99  Med: 5.82 Max: 13.53
Current: 0.99
0.99
13.53
Days Inventory 71.24
ZBRA's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
66% of the 1736 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 98.86 vs. ZBRA: 71.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ZBRA' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 65.9  Med: 74.43 Max: 105.25
Current: 71.24
65.9
105.25
Days Sales Outstanding 61.02
ZBRA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
68% of the 1363 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 80.23 vs. ZBRA: 61.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ZBRA' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 57.06  Med: 62.56 Max: 146.57
Current: 61.02
57.06
146.57
Days Payable 67.56
ZBRA's Days Payable is ranked higher than
51% of the 1312 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 65.23 vs. ZBRA: 67.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
ZBRA' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.67  Med: 26.79 Max: 133.66
Current: 67.56
16.67
133.66

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.80
ZBRA's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 909 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. ZBRA: -0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
ZBRA' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.1  Med: 0.3 Max: 6.3
Current: -0.8
-9.1
6.3

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 1.72
ZBRA's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
56% of the 1018 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. ZBRA: 1.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ZBRA' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.69 Max: 5.07
Current: 1.72
0.72
5.07
Price/Median PS Value 0.56
ZBRA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 1659 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. ZBRA: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ZBRA' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 1.22 Max: 3.14
Current: 0.56
0.32
3.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 0.20
ZBRA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 1874 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.49 vs. ZBRA: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ZBRA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 6.7 Max: 16.4
Current: 0.2
0.1
16.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 17.35
ZBRA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1021 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.26 vs. ZBRA: 17.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ZBRA' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2  Med: 4.7 Max: 18.6
Current: 17.35
-2
18.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3,583
EPS (TTM) $ -3.53
Beta1.79
Short Percentage of Float7.47%
52-Week Range $46.13 - 88.03
Shares Outstanding (Mil)52.79

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 3,568 3,606 3,642
EPS ($) 5.67 6.44 6.68
EPS w/o NRI ($) 5.67 6.44 6.68
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
10.50%
Dividends Per Share ($)
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
John Rogers' Ariel Fund 4th Quarter Commentary Jan 20 2017 
Robert Olstein Exits Pentair, Brady, Trims WestRock Dec 20 2016 
John Rogers Comments on Zebra Technologies Corp Oct 21 2016 
Ariel Fund 3rd Quarter Commentary Oct 20 2016 
John Hussman Sells Infosys, Cisco, Aetna Mar 15 2016 
John Rogers Comments on Zebra Technologies Corp Jan 22 2016 
Robert Olstein Sells Stake in Macy's Nov 10 2015 
John Hussman Invests in Dick's Sporting Goods Nov 03 2015 
Westport Funds Q4 2014 Portfolio Manager Comments Jan 22 2015 
Chuck Royce Comments on Zebra Technologies Oct 08 2014 

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