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Varian Medical Systems Inc (NYSE:VAR)
Revenue
$2,986 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2014)

Varian Medical Systems Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $779 Mil. Its revenue for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was $2,986 Mil. Varian Medical Systems Inc's revenue per share for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $7.39. Its revenue per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was $27.71 Mil.

Good Sign:

Varian Medical Systems Inc has shown predictable revenue and earnings growth.

During the past 12 months, the average Revenue per Share Growth Rate of Varian Medical Systems Inc was 6.40% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Revenue per Share Growth Rate was 12.10% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Revenue per Share Growth Rate was 11.50% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Revenue per Share Growth Rate was 13.30% per year.

During the past 13 years, Varian Medical Systems Inc's highest 3-Year average Revenue per Share Growth Rate was 17.40% per year. The lowest was -27.10% per year. And the median was 11.95% per year.


Definition

Also referred as sales, revenue is income that a company receives from its normal business activities, usually from the sale of goods and services to customers. Revenue is often referred to as the "top line" due to its position on the income statement at the very top.

Varian Medical Systems Inc Revenue for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was 726.211 (Jun. 2013 ) + 769.93 (Sep. 2013 ) + 711.502 (Dec. 2013 ) + 778.506 (Mar. 2014 ) = $2,986 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Explanation

In ranking the predictability, companies with more consistent revenue and earnings growth are ranked high with predictability.

Peter Lynch categorized companies according to their revenue growth:


• Slow Grower: Inflation < 10-Year Revenue Growth Rate < 10%:
• Stalwart: 10% < 10-Year Revenue Growth Rate < 20%:
• Fast Grower: 10-Year Revenue Growth Rate > 20%:

His favorite companies are stalwart, those growing between 10-20% a year.

Companies in cyclical industries may see their revenue fluctuate wildly in good years and bad years.


Be Aware

Revenue can be manipulated by changing the way how revenue is booked. Companies may book sales before the payment is received, or before the revenue is fully earned. These will be added to balance sheet items such as account payable or account receivables.


Related Terms

Net Income, Cost of Goods Sold, Operating Income, Pre-Tax Income


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Varian Medical Systems Inc Annual Data

Sep04Sep05Sep06Sep07Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13
Revenue 1,2361,3831,5981,7552,0702,2142,3572,5972,8072,943

Varian Medical Systems Inc Quarterly Data

Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14
Revenue 625720705756678768726770712779
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