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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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.08
ALSN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
56% of the 1360 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. ALSN: 0.08 )
ALSN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.08

Equity to Asset 0.28
ALSN's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
53% of the 1365 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. ALSN: 0.28 )
ALSN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 0.3
Current: 0.28

0.15
0.3
Interest Coverage 3.07
ALSN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
52% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 17.75 vs. ALSN: 3.07 )
ALSN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 3.07
Current: 3.07

1.22
3.07
F-Score: 9
Z-Score: 1.82
M-Score: -2.61
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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history
Operating margin (%) 23.81
ALSN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1373 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 5.73 vs. ALSN: 23.81 )
ALSN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 17.74   Max: 21.27
Current: 23.81

17.74
21.27
Net-margin (%) 10.66
ALSN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1373 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. ALSN: 10.66 )
ALSN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.54   Max: 24.01
Current: 10.66

1.54
24.01
ROE (%) 16.14
ALSN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1361 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 10.16 vs. ALSN: 16.14 )
ALSN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 11.83   Max: 47.2
Current: 16.14

11.83
47.2
ROA (%) 4.60
ALSN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1380 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.53 vs. ALSN: 4.60 )
ALSN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.42   Max: 10.22
Current: 4.6

3.42
10.22
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 75.28
ALSN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1379 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 14.83 vs. ALSN: 75.28 )
ALSN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 64.84   Max: 147.47
Current: 75.28

64.84
147.47
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

ALSN Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chase Coleman 708,000 sh (New)
John Keeley 122,600 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 20,590 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 35,707 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 20,000 sh (New)
Jeff Ubben 18,025,204 sh (+289.72%)
Joel Greenblatt 69,856 sh (+131.78%)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Mario Cibelli 50,000 sh (-9.09%)
Jim Simons 26,500 sh (-54.62%)
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Q1 2014

ALSN Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Wallace Weitz 15,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 845,984 sh (+2269.24%)
Jim Simons 229,805 sh (+767.19%)
John Keeley 252,314 sh (+105.8%)
Caxton Associates 35,000 sh (+75%)
Paul Tudor Jones 20,973 sh (+1.86%)
Jeff Ubben 18,025,204 sh (unchged)
Mario Cibelli Sold Out
Chase Coleman Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 63,022 sh (-9.78%)
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Q2 2014

ALSN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Lee Ainslie 6,374,868 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 339,210 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 997,390 sh (+1482.61%)
Jim Simons 2,009,200 sh (+774.31%)
Louis Moore Bacon 300,000 sh (+200%)
Paul Tudor Jones 32,505 sh (+54.98%)
Steven Cohen 2,468,500 sh (unchged)
Jeff Ubben 18,025,204 sh (unchged)
Wallace Weitz 15,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
John Keeley 248,554 sh (-1.49%)
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Q3 2014

ALSN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

RS Investment Management 1,384,505 sh (+308.16%)
Paul Tudor Jones 46,111 sh (+41.86%)
Lee Ainslie 7,241,294 sh (+13.59%)
Wallace Weitz 15,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Ubben 18,025,204 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 246,754 sh (-0.72%)
Jim Simons 1,071,600 sh (-46.67%)
Steven Cohen 1,305,464 sh (-47.12%)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (-66.67%)
Joel Greenblatt 83,073 sh (-91.67%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ALSN

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Lee Ainslie 2014-09-30 Add 13.59%0.36%$29.04 - $32.06 $ 33.089%7241294
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Reduce -91.67%0.36%$29.04 - $32.06 $ 33.089%83073
Lee Ainslie 2014-06-30 New Buy2.8%$28.72 - $31.12 $ 33.0810%6374868
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 1482.61%0.37%$28.72 - $31.12 $ 33.0810%997390
Mario Cibelli 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.73%$26.46 - $30.62 $ 33.0814%0
John Keeley 2014-03-31 Add 105.8%0.07%$26.46 - $30.62 $ 33.0814%252314
Wallace Weitz 2014-03-31 New Buy0.01%$26.46 - $30.62 $ 33.0814%15000
Jeff Ubben 2013-12-31 Add 289.72%3.05%$23.82 - $28.04 $ 33.0828%18025204
John Keeley 2013-12-31 New Buy0.06%$23.82 - $28.04 $ 33.0828%122600
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 131.78%0.03%$23.82 - $28.04 $ 33.0828%69856
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 27.70
ALSN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1427 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 16.90 vs. ALSN: 27.70 )
ALSN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.51   Max: 38.34
Current: 27.7

5.51
38.34
P/B 4.30
ALSN's P/B is ranked lower than
53% of the 1427 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. ALSN: 4.30 )
ALSN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.31   Max: 5.01
Current: 4.3

2.31
5.01
P/S 2.90
ALSN's P/S is ranked lower than
52% of the 1427 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. ALSN: 2.90 )
ALSN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.35   Max: 2.98
Current: 2.9

1.35
2.98
PFCF 18.90
ALSN's PFCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 1427 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 107.60 vs. ALSN: 18.90 )
ALSN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.71   Max: 19.1
Current: 18.9

7.71
19.1
EV-to-EBIT 16.93
ALSN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 1427 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 14.38 vs. ALSN: 16.93 )
ALSN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 12.3   Max: 21.1
Current: 16.93

12.3
21.1
Current Ratio 1.92
ALSN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 1370 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. ALSN: 1.92 )
ALSN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.28   Max: 1.92
Current: 1.92

1.28
1.92
Quick Ratio 1.50
ALSN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 1370 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. ALSN: 1.50 )
ALSN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 1.5
Current: 1.5

0.82
1.5

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.50
ALSN's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
51% of the 1071 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. ALSN: 1.50 )
ALSN' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 1.75
Current: 1.5

0.31
1.75
Dividend Payout 0.40
ALSN's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
63% of the 1427 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. ALSN: 0.40 )
ALSN' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 1
Current: 0.4

0.03
1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.50
ALSN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1085 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. ALSN: 1.50 )
ALSN' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 1.75
Current: 1.5

0.31
1.75

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 1.29
ALSN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
64% of the 1427 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. ALSN: 1.29 )
ALSN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 1.28
Current: 1.29

0.64
1.28
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.90
ALSN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1365 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. ALSN: 5.90 )
ALSN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 8.1
Current: 5.9

4.7
8.1

Business Description

Industry: Autos » Auto Parts
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Traded in other countries:1A7.Germany,
Allison Transmission Holdings Inc was founded in 1915. It is a manufacturer of fully-automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and medium- and heavy-tactical U.S. defense vehicles. Its transmissions are used in a wide variety of applications, including on-highway trucks (distribution, refuse, construction, fire and emergency), buses (primarily school, transit and hybrid-transit), motorhomes, off-highway vehicles and equipment (primarily energy, mining and construction) and defense vehicles (wheeled and tracked). The Company sells transmissions globally for use in medium- and heavy-duty on-highway commercial vehicles (with limited exposure to the Class 8 line haul tractor market), off-highway vehicles and equipment and defense vehicles. In addition to the sale of transmissions, it also sells branded replacement parts, support equipment and other products necessary to service the installed base of vehicles utilizing its transmissions.The Company's North American on-highway market includes Class 4-5, Class 6-7 and Class 8 straight trucks, conventional transit, shuttle and coach buses, school buses and motorhomes. Class 8 trucks are subdivided into two markets: straight and tractor. Class 8 straight trucks are those with a unified body (e.g., refuse, construction, and dump trucks), while tractors have a vehicle chassis that is separable from the trailer they haul. It sells substantially all of its transmissions in the North American on-highway market to OEMs, including Blue Bird, Daimler, Hino, Navistar, PACCAR, Spartan Motors, Volvo and many others. The Company's sales and marketing effort is organized along geographic and customer lines and is comprised of marketing, sales and service professionals, supported by application engineers worldwide. Its primary manufacturing facilities, located in Indianapolis, Indiana, consist of approximately 2.3 million square feet of usable manufacturing space in six plants. It also has established customization and parts distribution in The Netherlands, Brazil, China, Hungary, India and Japan. It faces competition from numerous manufacturers of manual transmissions, AMTs and fully-automatic transmissions for commercial vehicles. The Company is subject to a variety of federal, state, local and foreign environmental laws and regulations, including those governing the discharge of pollutants into the air or water, the management and disposal of hazardous substances or wastes, and the cleanup of contaminated sites.
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