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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.

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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
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5. Predictability Rank•

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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

FEIC Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Pioneer Investments 25,867 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 46,340 sh (+25.99%)
PRIMECAP Management 781,000 sh (+0.36%)
Chuck Royce 97,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
First Pacific Advisors Sold Out
Ken Fisher 882,259 sh (-0.10%)
Westport Asset Management 339,371 sh (-1.45%)
Ron Baron 1,125,000 sh (-23.73%)
Joel Greenblatt 97,869 sh (-63.03%)
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Q1 2016

FEIC Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Chuck Royce 235,952 sh (+143.25%)
RS Investment Management 79,870 sh (+72.36%)
Pioneer Investments 27,371 sh (+5.81%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ken Fisher 879,827 sh (-0.28%)
Westport Asset Management 299,371 sh (-11.79%)
PRIMECAP Management 657,800 sh (-15.77%)
Ron Baron 850,000 sh (-24.44%)
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Q2 2016

FEIC Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Mario Gabelli 92,100 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 120,000 sh (New)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 478,462 sh (-27.26%)
Chuck Royce 139,252 sh (-40.98%)
Ken Fisher 470,779 sh (-46.49%)
Westport Asset Management 110,871 sh (-62.97%)
Ron Baron 250,000 sh (-70.59%)
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Q3 2016

FEIC Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Ken Fisher Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Ron Baron Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Scientific & Technical Instruments  
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Traded in other countries:FE2.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
FEI Co supplies scientific instruments and related services for nanoscale applications and solutions for industry and science. The Company's products include transmission electron microscopes, scanning electron microscopes, and DualBeamTM systems.

FEI Co was founded and incorporated in Oregon in 1971. It is a supplier of scientific instruments and related services for nanoscale applications and solutions for industry and science. It designs, manufactures, and supports the high-performance microscopy workflows that provide images and answers in the micro-, nano-, and picometer scales. The Company operates in two segments including Industry Group and the Science Group. The Industry Group consists of customers in semiconductor integrated circuit manufacturing and related industries such as manufacturers of data storage equipment and other technologies, as well as customers in the oil and gas industry. The tools developed for Industry Group customers are generally aimed at improving their processes to increase overall yields, whether in a semiconductor factory or at an oil and gas reservoir. For the semiconductor market, it shrinks line widths and process nodes of 16/14 nanometers and smaller, increasing complexity in their materials such as high-k metal gates and low-k dielectrics and increasing device complexity such as 3D transistor architectures; and this products are used in laboratories, near the fabrication line to speed new product development and increase yields by enabling 3D metrology for advanced process control, defect analysis, and root cause failure analysis. For the oil and gas market, its products are used to increase yields in oil and gas exploration and for laboratory analysis. It also provides support for products and customers for the entire life cycle of a tool from installation through the warranty period, and after the warranty period through contract coverage or on a time and materials basis. The Science Group includes universities, public and private research laboratories and customers in industries, including metals, automobiles, aerospace, geosciences and forensics. The tools developed for customers in the Science Group are generally aimed at the exploration and discovery of new materials and chemistries or solving for causes and cures of diseases. The tools are used in a laboratory and are generally not used in industrial applications. It also includes customers at universities, government laboratories and research institutes engaged in biotech and life sciences applications, as well as pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Its solutions enable scientific discovery and advancement for researchers and help manufacturers develop, analyze and produce advanced products. Its products are also used in root cause failure analysis and quality control applications across a range of industries. Its products' ultra-high resolution imaging allows structural biologists to create detailed 3D reconstructions of complex biological structures such as proteins and viruses. Cellular biologists use companies tools to correlate wide-field, lower resolution optical images with higher resolution electron microscope imaging. Its products are also used by drug researchers



Dividend & Buy Back

Dividend Yield % 1.12
FEIC's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
70% of the 1899 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. FEIC: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
FEIC' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 1.12
Current: 1.12
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.58
FEIC's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 1276 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. FEIC: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
FEIC' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0.58
Current: 0.58
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.12
FEIC's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
72% of the 1793 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. FEIC: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.12
FEIC's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
72% of the 2356 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.47 vs. FEIC: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
FEIC' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0
Current: 1.12

Valuation & Return


More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $973.14
EPS (TTM) $ 2.57
Short Percentage of Float1.43%
52-Week Range $64.93 - 108.35
Shares Outstanding (Mil)41.02

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 1,035 1,090
EPS ($) 3.59 4.20
EPS without NRI ($) 3.59 4.20
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

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Positive CFROAN
Higher ROA yoyN
Lower Leverage yoyN
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Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
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