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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 0.03
VRX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
95% of the 700 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 2.66 vs. VRX: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
VRX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: -1.06  Med: 0.28 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.03
-1.06
No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.13
VRX's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
94% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. VRX: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
VRX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.51 Max: 0.85
Current: 0.13
0.13
0.85
Interest Coverage 2.10
VRX's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
97% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 2065.49 vs. VRX: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
VRX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.12  Med: 7.28 Max: 121.91
Current: 2.1
0.12
121.91
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.65
M-Score: -2.20
WACC vs ROIC
6.48%
6.16%
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
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Operating margin (%) 23.59
VRX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 658 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 7.76 vs. VRX: 23.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
VRX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -9.32  Med: 22.34 Max: 45.51
Current: 23.59
-9.32
45.51
Net-margin (%) 8.59
VRX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 659 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. VRX: 8.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
VRX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -47.86  Med: 19.07 Max: 42.72
Current: 8.59
-47.86
42.72
ROE (%) 14.12
VRX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 6.19 vs. VRX: 14.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
VRX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -59.67  Med: 13.31 Max: 88.04
Current: 14.12
-59.67
88.04
ROA (%) 2.38
VRX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. VRX: 2.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
VRX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -18.92  Med: 7.69 Max: 47.05
Current: 2.38
-18.92
47.05
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 45.01
VRX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 11.97 vs. VRX: 45.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
VRX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -69.93  Med: 90.59 Max: 161.84
Current: 45.01
-69.93
161.84
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 53.40
VRX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 541 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. VRX: 53.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VRX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.8  Med: 15.80 Max: 82.1
Current: 53.4
-10.8
82.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 64.00
VRX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 483 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. VRX: 64.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VRX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -35.7  Med: 16.60 Max: 113
Current: 64
-35.7
113
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 83.10
VRX's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 451 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. VRX: 83.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VRX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -37.1  Med: 11.10 Max: 100.6
Current: 83.1
-37.1
100.6
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

VRX Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jana Partners 1,284,184 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,826 sh (New)
George Soros 626,748 sh (+32.73%)
Diamond Hill Capital 173,012 sh (+17.01%)
Lou Simpson 1,815,916 sh (+12.40%)
Chris Davis 3,529,237 sh (+11.91%)
Wallace Weitz 1,691,525 sh (+9.05%)
Steve Mandel 10,985,940 sh (+8.89%)
Glenn Greenberg 6,586,582 sh (+8.86%)
John Paulson 520,700 sh (+4.08%)
Ruane Cunniff 34,494,015 sh (+0.57%)
Steven Cohen 523,400 sh (unchged)
Jeff Ubben 18,923,877 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Private Capital 296,871 sh (-1.19%)
First Eagle Investment 1,010,802 sh (-1.33%)
Lee Ainslie 2,527,896 sh (-3.70%)
Andreas Halvorsen 9,967,690 sh (-15.75%)
Steven Cohen 1,056,700 sh (-30.87%)
Jeremy Grantham 23,705 sh (-47.96%)
Louis Moore Bacon 30,544 sh (-76.03%)
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Q4 2014

VRX Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 38,989 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 295,632 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 1,042,191 sh (+4296.50%)
Paul Tudor Jones 100,000 sh (+1364.99%)
Jana Partners 4,307,534 sh (+235.43%)
First Eagle Investment 1,191,832 sh (+17.91%)
Jeff Ubben 19,383,877 sh (+2.43%)
Jeff Ubben 19,383,877 sh (+1.30%)
John Paulson 520,700 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 34,331,973 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 34,331,973 sh (-0.47%)
Chris Davis 3,508,163 sh (-0.60%)
Diamond Hill Capital 171,513 sh (-0.87%)
Lou Simpson 1,794,227 sh (-1.19%)
Private Capital 292,802 sh (-1.37%)
George Soros 606,587 sh (-3.22%)
Lee Ainslie 2,423,766 sh (-4.12%)
Glenn Greenberg 6,126,609 sh (-6.98%)
Andreas Halvorsen 9,077,007 sh (-8.94%)
Wallace Weitz 1,378,606 sh (-18.50%)
Steve Mandel 8,250,886 sh (-24.90%)
Louis Moore Bacon 14,286 sh (-53.23%)
Steven Cohen 132,300 sh (-87.48%)
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Q1 2015

VRX Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Bill Ackman 19,473,933 sh (New)
Jim Simons 475,837 sh (+1120.44%)
John Paulson 2,050,000 sh (+293.70%)
Louis Moore Bacon 30,063 sh (+110.44%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,155,927 sh (+10.91%)
Lou Simpson 1,898,540 sh (+5.81%)
Diamond Hill Capital 179,505 sh (+4.66%)
Private Capital 295,320 sh (+0.86%)
Jeff Ubben 19,383,877 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 1,191,832 sh (unchged)
Bill Ackman 19,473,933 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff 34,089,378 sh (-0.71%)
Ruane Cunniff 34,083,713 sh (-0.72%)
Glenn Greenberg 5,877,016 sh (-4.07%)
Steve Mandel 5,569,460 sh (-32.50%)
Wallace Weitz 917,261 sh (-33.46%)
Chris Davis 1,877,040 sh (-46.50%)
Lee Ainslie 1,275,861 sh (-47.36%)
Andreas Halvorsen 4,058,343 sh (-55.29%)
Jana Partners 1,571,454 sh (-63.52%)
Joel Greenblatt 65,531 sh (-77.83%)
Paul Tudor Jones 1,256 sh (-98.74%)
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Q2 2015

VRX Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Ken Fisher 1,828 sh (New)
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Guru Investment Theses on Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc

Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc - Jul 25, 2014

We initiated a position in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., (VRX) a specialty pharmaceutical company that is a leader in eye care and dermatology. Unlike most in the pharmaceutical space, Valeant has a very lean cost structure and a much more targeted focus for internal research and development. Instead, the company has been very successful in acquiring proven products. Management is among the best in the business, making every decision through the lens of shareholder value creation.

From Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio)'s Select Fund Second Quarter 2014 Commentary.

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Sequoia Fund's Discussion of Valeant Pharmaceuticals - Mar 07, 2014

Our largest holding, Valeant, had an outstanding year. Full year numbers have not been reported yet, but we believe that cash earnings per share should exceed $6, well ahead of last year’s result. The big news of the year was the acquisition of Bausch & Lomb for nearly $9 billion in August. The deal should be highly accretive and, together with modest organic growth in its other operations, enable cash earnings per share to increase significantly in 2014. The integration of Bausch & Lomb appears on track with cost synergies, originally estimated by management at around $800 million, now expected to be over $850 million.



Cash earnings per share have probably more than tripled over the last four years. While we do not expect this growth trajectory to continue at such a rapid pace in the future, we do believe the company can continue to produce positive organic growth supplemented by ongoing acquisitions that will enable Valeant to grow cash earnings per share at an above-average rate.



We like Valeant’s approach to the pharmaceutical business. It has acquired a diverse stable of branded, generic and OTC drugs and, more recently, medical devices including dermal fillers and contact lenses. Many of its products are steady sellers in specialty categories like dermatology and ophthalmology. In our view, Valeant is essentially a value investor in health care products.





Source: Sequoia Fund's 2013 Annual Report - Management's Discussion of Fund Performance



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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 118.49
VRX's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
82% of the 472 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 34.90 vs. VRX: 118.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
VRX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.91  Med: 16.66 Max: 660.81
Current: 118.49
5.91
660.81
Forward P/E 15.27
VRX's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
73% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 24.27 vs. VRX: 15.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 119.00
VRX's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
82% of the 472 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 35.00 vs. VRX: 119.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
VRX' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 5.9  Med: 16.46 Max: 631.44
Current: 119
5.9
631.44
P/B 14.23
VRX's P/B is ranked lower than
93% of the 671 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. VRX: 14.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
VRX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.03  Med: 2.75 Max: 14.27
Current: 14.23
1.03
14.27
P/S 9.47
VRX's P/S is ranked lower than
82% of the 649 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. VRX: 9.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
VRX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.61  Med: 3.94 Max: 10.28
Current: 9.47
1.61
10.28
PFCF 50.53
VRX's PFCF is ranked lower than
55% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 49.38 vs. VRX: 50.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
VRX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.67  Med: 11.78 Max: 281.44
Current: 50.53
2.67
281.44
POCF 41.01
VRX's POCF is ranked lower than
62% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 29.86 vs. VRX: 41.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
VRX' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.05  Med: 10.37 Max: 48.31
Current: 41.01
4.05
48.31
EV-to-EBIT 53.85
VRX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
77% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 25.52 vs. VRX: 53.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VRX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -5860.4  Med: 13.70 Max: 2452.2
Current: 53.85
-5860.4
2452.2
PEG 2.13
VRX's PEG is ranked higher than
66% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. VRX: 2.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
VRX' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.76  Med: 1.93 Max: 249.36
Current: 2.13
0.76
249.36
Shiller P/E 58763.30
VRX's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
100% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 39.83 vs. VRX: 58763.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
VRX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.85  Med: 34.82 Max: 4234.86
Current: 58763.3
7.85
4234.86
Current Ratio 1.48
VRX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. VRX: 1.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VRX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.62 Max: 9.68
Current: 1.48
0.72
9.68
Quick Ratio 1.19
VRX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 607 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. VRX: 1.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VRX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.24 Max: 9.3
Current: 1.19
0.59
9.3
Days Inventory 150.70
VRX's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
67% of the 621 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 114.49 vs. VRX: 150.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
VRX' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 89.43  Med: 145.94 Max: 333.87
Current: 150.7
89.43
333.87
Days Sales Outstanding 96.96
VRX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
68% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 72.86 vs. VRX: 96.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VRX' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 43.41  Med: 80.09 Max: 146.62
Current: 96.96
43.41
146.62

Valuation & Return

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vs
history
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 1.90
VRX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 687 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. VRX: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
VRX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 6.00 Max: 20.6
Current: 1.9
0.1
20.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 84.63
VRX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 6.88 vs. VRX: 84.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
VRX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 2.5  Med: 16.40 Max: 73.5
Current: 84.63
2.5
73.5

Business Description

Industry: Drug Manufacturers » Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic
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Traded in other countries:VRX.Canada, BVF.Germany, VRX N.Mexico, VRX.Switzerland, 0QYW.UK,
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc was formed under the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) on February 18, 2000, as a result of the amalgamation of TXM Corporation and Biovail Corporation International. Biovail was continued under the Canada Business Corporations Act effective June 29, 2005. In connection with the acquisition of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (Valeant) in September 2010, Biovail was renamed Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. It is a multinational, specialty pharmaceutical and medical device company that develops, manufactures, and markets a range of branded, generic and branded generic pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter products OTC, and medical devices such as contact lenses, intraocular lenses, ophthalmic surgical equipment, and aesthetics devices, which are marketed directly or indirectly in over 100 countries. The Company operates in two segments; Developed Markets and Emerging Markets. In the Developed Markets segment, it focuses its efforts in the eye health, dermatology, and neurology therapeutic classes. The Developed Markets segment consists of four reporting units based on geography, namely; U.S., Canada and Australia, Western Europe, and Japan. In the Emerging Markets segment, it focuses on branded generics, OTC products, and medical devices. The Emerging Markets segment consists of three reporting units based on geography, namely; Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Latin America, and Asia & South Africa. Its principal pharmaceutical products are; Wellbutrin XL, Xenazine, Zovirax Cream, Zovirax, Lotemax, Arestin and Prolensa. Its principal OTC products are; PreserVision, ReNu Multiplus, Ocuvite, Artelac, and CeraVe. The Company relies on a combination of contractual provisions, confidentiality policies and procedures and patent, trademark, copyright and trade secrecy laws to protect the proprietary aspects of its technology and business. Its top four geographic markets are; the U.S. and Puerto Rico, Canada, Poland and Russia. The Company competes with specialty and other pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, biotechnology companies, OTC companies and generic manufacturers, in the U.S., Canada, the EU and in other countries in which it market its products. The principal raw materials, including active pharmaceutical ingredient, used by the Company "or its third party manufacturers" for its various products are purchased in the open market or are otherwise available from several sources. The Company is subject to extensive U.S. federal and state health care marketing and fraud and abuse regulations, such as the federal False Claims Act, federal and provincial marketing regulation in Canada and similar regulations in foreign countries in which it may conduct its business.
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