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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

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.10
AXL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
63% of the 1170 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. AXL: 0.10 )
AXL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.4
Current: 0.1

0.01
0.4
Equity to Asset 0.01
AXL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
68% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. AXL: 0.01 )
AXL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.28   Max: 0.4
Current: 0.01

-0.28
0.4
Interest Coverage 2.07
AXL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
59% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 15.88 vs. AXL: 2.07 )
AXL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 11.17
Current: 2.07

1.13
11.17
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.34
M-Score: -2.70
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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Operating margin (%) 7.49
AXL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 5.27 vs. AXL: 7.49 )
AXL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -49.81   Max: 9.4
Current: 7.49

-49.81
9.4
Net-margin (%) 2.95
AXL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 3.84 vs. AXL: 2.95 )
AXL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -58.05   Max: 12.55
Current: 2.95

-58.05
12.55
ROE (%) 281.25
AXL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
100% of the 1159 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 8.52 vs. AXL: 281.25 )
AXL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -27.34   Max: 281.25
Current: 281.25

-27.34
281.25
ROA (%) 3.12
AXL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1172 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 3.92 vs. AXL: 3.12 )
AXL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -54.47   Max: 12.83
Current: 3.12

-54.47
12.83
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 19.45
AXL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 13.58 vs. AXL: 19.45 )
AXL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -98.72   Max: 26.06
Current: 19.45

-98.72
26.06
Revenue Growth (%) 10.90
AXL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 959 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. AXL: 10.90 )
AXL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -23   Max: 11
Current: 10.9

-23
11
EBITDA Growth (%) 2.70
AXL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 855 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. AXL: 2.70 )
AXL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -14   Max: 40.6
Current: 2.7

-14
40.6
EPS Growth (%) -7.40
AXL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 11.30 vs. AXL: -7.40 )
AXL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -38.3   Max: 209
Current: -7.4

-38.3
209
» AXL's 10-Y Financials

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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

AXL Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Ronald Muhlenkamp 410,420 sh (+5.82%)
James Barrow 5,198,416 sh (-1.61%)
David Dreman 2,880,427 sh (-1.92%)
Paul Tudor Jones 150,000 sh (-21.96%)
Steven Cohen 37,721 sh (-86.67%)
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Q2 2013

AXL Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Ronald Muhlenkamp 546,550 sh (+33.17%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
James Barrow 5,098,597 sh (-1.92%)
David Dreman 1,951,256 sh (-32.26%)
Steven Cohen 10,592 sh (-71.92%)
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Q3 2013

AXL Guru Trades in Q3 2013

John Keeley 1,352,825 sh (New)
Jim Simons 507,200 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,400 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 231,362 sh (+2084.31%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 548,530 sh (+0.36%)
James Barrow 5,057,195 sh (-0.81%)
David Dreman 587,294 sh (-69.9%)
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Q4 2013

AXL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 75,000 sh (+621.15%)
John Keeley 1,552,825 sh (+14.78%)
Jim Simons 572,400 sh (+12.85%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 607,640 sh (+10.78%)
David Dreman 642,147 sh (+9.34%)
James Barrow 4,982,055 sh (-1.49%)
Steven Cohen 31,300 sh (-86.47%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AXL

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2013-12-31 Add 10.78%0.21%$17.41 - $20.31 $ 17.9-6%607640
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Reduce -69.9%0.77%$18.65 - $20.94 $ 17.9-9%587294
John Keeley 2013-09-30 New Buy0.49%$18.65 - $20.94 $ 17.9-9%1352825
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2013-06-30 Add 33.17%0.52%$11.94 - $18.63 $ 17.914%546550
David Dreman 2013-06-30 Reduce -32.26%0.32%$11.94 - $18.63 $ 17.914%1951256
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2012-06-30 Add 100%0.49%$8.41 - $12.26 $ 17.981%400000
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2012-03-31 New Buy0.43%$10.49 - $12.95 $ 17.964%200000
David Dreman 2011-03-31 New Buy0.67%$12.38 - $16.15 $ 17.928%2829979
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 14.50
AXL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1022 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 15.50 vs. AXL: 14.50 )
AXL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.12   Max: 33.5
Current: 14.5

2.12
33.5
P/B 40.50
AXL's P/B is ranked lower than
78% of the 1154 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. AXL: 40.50 )
AXL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 47.16
Current: 40.5

0.76
47.16
P/S 0.43
AXL's P/S is ranked higher than
70% of the 1198 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. AXL: 0.43 )
AXL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.6
Current: 0.43

0.01
0.6
EV-to-EBIT 11.90
AXL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
66% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 12.08 vs. AXL: 11.90 )
AXL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.4   Max: 707.2
Current: 11.9

5.4
707.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Median PS Value 1.30
AXL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
57% of the 1113 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. AXL: 1.30 )
AXL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 1.78
Current: 1.3

0.22
1.78
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.40
AXL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1075 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. AXL: 8.40 )
AXL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 18.5
Current: 8.4

0.1
18.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -14.58
AXL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
53% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 8.27 vs. AXL: -14.58 )
AXL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -20.1   Max: 10.1
Current: -14.58

-20.1
10.1

Business Description

Industry: Autos » Auto Parts
Compare:WBC, BWA, PTAIY, DNZOY, ALV » details
Traded in other countries:AYA.Germany
American Axle & Mfg Holdings, Inc. is a Delaware corporation, is a successor to American Axle & Manufacturing of Michigan, Inc., a Michigan corporation, with respect to a migratory merger between these entities in 1999. The Company and its subsidiaries is a Tier I supplier to the automotive industry. The Company manufactures, engineers, designs and validates driveline and drivetrain systems and related components and chassis modules for light trucks, sport utility vehicles, passenger cars, crossover vehicles, and commercial vehicles. Driveline and drivetrain systems include components that transfer power from the transmission and deliver it to the drive wheels. The Company's driveline, drivetrain and related products include axles, chassis modules, driveshafts, power transfer units, transfer cases, chassis and steering components, driveheads, crankshafts, transmission parts and metal-formed products. AAM is the main supplier of driveline components to General Motors Corporation for its rear-wheel drive light trucks and SUVs manufactured in North America, supplying all of GM's rear axle and front four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive axle requirements for these vehicle platforms. The Company is the sole-source supplier to GM for certain axles and other driveline products for the life of each GM vehicle program covered by a Lifetime Program Contract. All of its sales to GM are made pursuant to the LPCs. The LPCs have terms equal to the lives of the relevant vehicle programs or their respective derivatives, which typically run 5 to 7 years, and require the Company to remain competitive with respect to technology, design and quality. The Company is also a main supplier of driveline system products for Chrysler's heavy-duty Dodge Ram full-size pickup trucks and its derivatives. In addition to GM and Chrysler, the Company supplies driveline systems and other related components to PACCAR Inc., Volkswagen, Harley-Davidson, Deere & Company, Tata Motors, Mack Truck, Ford Motor Company and other OEMs and Tier I supplier companies such as Hino Motors Ltd. and Jatco Ltd. The Company's main competitors are Dana Holding Corporation, Magna International Inc., ZF Friedrichshafen AG and the in-house operations of Chrysler and Ford. The Company's operations are subject to various federal, state, local and foreign laws and regulations governing, among other things, emissions to air, discharge to waters and the generation, handling, storage, transportation, treatment and disposal of waste and other materials.

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