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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 : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.12
MLAB's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
95% of the 2327 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. MLAB: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
MLAB' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 0.12
0.08
No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.61
MLAB's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
50% of the 2293 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. MLAB: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
MLAB' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 0.91 Max: 0.96
Current: 0.61
0.53
0.96
Debt-to-Equity 0.47
MLAB's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
68% of the 1788 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. MLAB: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
MLAB' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.28 Max: 0.56
Current: 0.47
0.07
0.56
Debt-to-EBITDA 3.97
MLAB's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
80% of the 1629 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. MLAB: 3.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
MLAB' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 1.22 Max: 3.97
Current: 3.97
0.24
3.97
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 8.33
Beneish M-Score: -2.79
WACC vs ROIC
2.04%
-108.29%
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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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 16.64
MLAB's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
71% of the 2310 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.55 vs. MLAB: 16.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
MLAB' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.64  Med: 25.29 Max: 35.33
Current: 16.64
16.64
35.33
Net Margin % -3.08
MLAB's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
81% of the 2309 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.47 vs. MLAB: -3.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
MLAB' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.08  Med: 17.57 Max: 22.24
Current: -3.08
-3.08
22.24
ROE % -2.97
MLAB's ROE % is ranked lower than
79% of the 2278 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 6.95 vs. MLAB: -2.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
MLAB' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3  Med: 15.8 Max: 19.72
Current: -2.97
-3
19.72
ROA % -1.75
MLAB's ROA % is ranked lower than
79% of the 2334 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. MLAB: -1.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
MLAB' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.76  Med: 12.75 Max: 17.37
Current: -1.75
-1.76
17.37
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 5.49
MLAB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
73% of the 2325 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 12.37 vs. MLAB: 5.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
MLAB' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.49  Med: 66.12 Max: 82.58
Current: 5.49
5.49
82.58
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 9.30
MLAB's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
87% of the 2123 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. MLAB: 9.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
MLAB' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.2  Med: 13.6 Max: 26.3
Current: 9.3
1.2
26.3
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -19.40
MLAB's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
65% of the 1835 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. MLAB: -19.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
MLAB' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.4  Med: 12.5 Max: 96.4
Current: -19.4
-19.4
96.4
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Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Scientific & Technical Instruments    NAICS: 334513    SIC: 3823
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Headquarter Location:USA
Mesa Laboratories Inc designs, manufactures and markets quality control instruments and disposable products and also manufactures and markets biological indicators and distributes chemical indicators.

Mesa Laboratories Inc provides high-quality control products and services. Its instruments division manufactures quality-control instruments and disposable products for the pharmaceutical, food and beverage, medical device, industrial hygiene, air sampling, and semiconductor industries. The biological indicators division provides testing services, as well as biological and chemical indicators used to assess the efficacy of sterilization processes. The continuous monitoring division markets systems used to monitor environmental parameters, such as temperature and humidity. The cold chain division monitors the parameters of products in a cold chain and provides related consulting services. The instruments and biological indicators businesses generate the largest proportions of revenue.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 152.30
MLAB's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1061 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 24.29 vs. MLAB: 152.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
MLAB' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.53  Med: 19.88 Max: 901.64
Current: 152.3
12.53
901.64
PB Ratio 7.71
MLAB's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
89% of the 2265 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. MLAB: 7.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
MLAB' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.78  Med: 3.49 Max: 7.72
Current: 7.71
1.78
7.72
PS Ratio 8.11
MLAB's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
89% of the 2265 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. MLAB: 8.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
MLAB' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.32  Med: 4.09 Max: 8.12
Current: 8.11
2.32
8.12
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 35.10
MLAB's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
79% of the 833 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 19.50 vs. MLAB: 35.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
MLAB' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.08  Med: 18.53 Max: 32955
Current: 35.1
10.08
32955
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 31.21
MLAB's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
84% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 13.31 vs. MLAB: 31.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
MLAB' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.84  Med: 17.08 Max: 94.72
Current: 31.21
9.84
94.72
EV-to-EBIT 371.81
MLAB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99% of the 1778 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 16.32 vs. MLAB: 371.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MLAB' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.3  Med: 13.95 Max: 372.31
Current: 371.81
5.3
372.31
EV-to-EBITDA 69.64
MLAB's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
92% of the 1893 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 12.27 vs. MLAB: 69.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
MLAB' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.8  Med: 11.55 Max: 69.74
Current: 69.64
4.8
69.74
EV-to-Revenue 8.44
MLAB's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
88% of the 2273 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. MLAB: 8.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
MLAB' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.9  Med: 4.2 Max: 8.2
Current: 8.44
1.9
8.2
Shiller PE Ratio 94.70
MLAB's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 30.04 vs. MLAB: 94.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
MLAB' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.04  Med: 33.48 Max: 94.84
Current: 94.7
16.04
94.84
Current Ratio 1.85
MLAB's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 2227 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. MLAB: 1.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MLAB' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.55  Med: 8.66 Max: 18.4
Current: 1.85
1.55
18.4
Quick Ratio 1.32
MLAB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 2226 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. MLAB: 1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MLAB' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.97  Med: 5.5 Max: 14.6
Current: 1.32
0.97
14.6
Days Inventory 105.12
MLAB's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
75% of the 2250 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 72.56 vs. MLAB: 105.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
MLAB' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 101.44  Med: 128.53 Max: 201.41
Current: 105.12
101.44
201.41
Days Sales Outstanding 54.28
MLAB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
80% of the 1915 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 76.14 vs. MLAB: 54.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MLAB' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 54.28  Med: 65.13 Max: 75.09
Current: 54.28
54.28
75.09
Days Payable 20.90
MLAB's Days Payable is ranked lower than
92% of the 1835 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 64.07 vs. MLAB: 20.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
MLAB' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.99  Med: 20.48 Max: 35.03
Current: 20.9
12.99
35.03

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 0.31
MLAB's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
89% of the 1882 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. MLAB: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
MLAB' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 1.02 Max: 2.6
Current: 0.31
0.31
2.6
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 1.10
MLAB's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
56% of the 1029 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. MLAB: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
MLAB' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 44.2
Current: 1.1
0
44.2
Forward Dividend Yield % 0.32
MLAB's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
90% of the 1822 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. MLAB: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 0.37
MLAB's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
84% of the 2378 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. MLAB: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
MLAB' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.21 Max: 3.07
Current: 0.37
0.37
3.07
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -1.90
MLAB's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 1443 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: -2.90 vs. MLAB: -1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
MLAB' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.5  Med: -0.5 Max: 6.5
Current: -1.9
-7.5
6.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 3.65
MLAB's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
72% of the 1289 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. MLAB: 3.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
MLAB' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.07 Max: 3.66
Current: 3.65
0.49
3.66
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.98
MLAB's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
68% of the 1989 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. MLAB: 1.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
MLAB' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.74 Max: 1.98
Current: 1.98
0.22
1.98
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 0.27
MLAB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
75% of the 2329 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.22 vs. MLAB: 0.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
MLAB' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 7.15 Max: 18.7
Current: 0.27
0.27
18.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 6.51
MLAB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
56% of the 1268 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 8.72 vs. MLAB: 6.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
MLAB' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.5  Med: 19.6 Max: 26.5
Current: 6.51
6.5
26.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $96.18
EPS (TTM) $ -0.81
Beta0.06
Volatility35.52%
52-Week Range $122.35 - 202.00
Shares Outstanding (Mil)3.81

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 44
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyY
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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