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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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.16
AXL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
51% of the 1382 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. AXL: 0.16 )
AXL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.4
Current: 0.16

0.01
0.4
Equity to Asset 0.04
AXL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
61% of the 1383 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. AXL: 0.04 )
AXL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.28   Max: 0.4
Current: 0.04

-0.28
0.4
Interest Coverage 2.68
AXL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
56% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 17.78 vs. AXL: 2.68 )
AXL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 11.17
Current: 2.68

1.13
11.17
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 1.93
M-Score: -2.54
WACC vs ROIC
8.06%
14.38%
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
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Operating margin (%) 7.24
AXL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1392 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 5.61 vs. AXL: 7.24 )
AXL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -49.81   Max: 9.4
Current: 7.24

-49.81
9.4
Net-margin (%) 3.87
AXL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1392 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.35 vs. AXL: 3.87 )
AXL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -58.05   Max: 12.55
Current: 3.87

-58.05
12.55
ROE (%) 129.48
AXL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
100% of the 1378 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 8.95 vs. AXL: 129.48 )
AXL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -528.06   Max: 185.83
Current: 129.48

-528.06
185.83
ROA (%) 4.51
AXL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1399 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.29 vs. AXL: 4.51 )
AXL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -45.48   Max: 14.16
Current: 4.51

-45.48
14.16
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 20.28
AXL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1397 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 12.65 vs. AXL: 20.28 )
AXL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -73.77   Max: 52.12
Current: 20.28

-73.77
52.12
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 12.40
AXL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. AXL: 12.40 )
AXL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -23   Max: 12.4
Current: 12.4

-23
12.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 9.40
AXL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. AXL: 9.40 )
AXL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -14   Max: 40.6
Current: 9.4

-14
40.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -0.20
AXL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 955 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. AXL: -0.20 )
AXL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -38.3   Max: 209
Current: -0.2

-38.3
209
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

AXL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

HOTCHKIS & WILEY 16,853 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 1,051,711 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 381,181 sh (+1117.83%)
David Dreman 662,478 sh (+3.17%)
John Keeley 1,572,825 sh (+1.29%)
Jana Partners Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ronald Muhlenkamp 607,250 sh (-0.06%)
James Barrow 4,954,500 sh (-0.55%)
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Q2 2014

AXL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

HOTCHKIS & WILEY 20,758 sh (+23.17%)
Steven Cohen 2,166,200 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
David Dreman 648,208 sh (-2.15%)
James Barrow 4,789,600 sh (-3.33%)
John Keeley 1,509,325 sh (-4.04%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 575,545 sh (-5.22%)
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Q3 2014

AXL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

RS Investment Management 1,427,097 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 1,794,781 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 28,147 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 37,416 sh (+80.25%)
Steven Cohen 2,296,470 sh (+6.01%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 609,545 sh (+5.91%)
David Dreman 656,603 sh (+1.3%)
John Keeley 1,509,325 sh (unchged)
James Barrow 4,652,100 sh (-2.87%)
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Q4 2014

AXL Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 42,388 sh (+50.6%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 833,380 sh (+36.72%)
Joel Greenblatt 2,347,431 sh (+30.79%)
RS Investment Management 1,708,718 sh (+19.73%)
James Barrow 4,938,428 sh (+6.15%)
David Dreman 694,012 sh (+5.7%)
John Keeley 1,493,325 sh (-1.06%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 30,936 sh (-17.32%)
Steven Cohen 754,947 sh (-67.13%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AXL

(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
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2014-12-31 Add 36.72%1.02%$16.4 - $22.79 $ 24.925%833380
Joel Greenblatt 2014-12-31 Add 30.79%0.1%$16.4 - $22.79 $ 24.925%2347431
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 New Buy0.3%$17 - $19.81 $ 24.936%1794781
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2014-09-30 Add 80.25%$17 - $19.81 $ 24.936%37416
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.29%$17.29 - $19.61 $ 24.935%0
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2014-06-30 Add 23.17%$17.29 - $19.61 $ 24.935%20758
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.29%$17.84 - $21.15 $ 24.929%1051711
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2014-03-31 New Buy$17.84 - $21.15 $ 24.929%16853
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2013-12-31 Add 10.78%0.21%$17.41 - $20.31 $ 24.931%607640
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Reduce -69.9%0.77%$18.65 - $20.94 $ 24.926%587294
John Keeley 2013-09-30 New Buy0.49%$18.65 - $20.94 $ 24.926%1352825
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2013-06-30 Add 33.17%0.52%$11.94 - $18.63 $ 24.959%546550
David Dreman 2013-06-30 Reduce -32.26%0.32%$11.94 - $18.63 $ 24.959%1951256
Ken Heebner 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.24%$9.43 - $12.48 $ 24.9130%0
Ken Heebner 2012-09-30 New Buy0.24%$9.57 - $12.8 $ 24.9129%850000
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2012-06-30 Add 100%0.49%$8.41 - $12.26 $ 24.9151%400000
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2012-03-31 New Buy0.43%$10.49 - $12.95 $ 24.9128%200000
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 13.30
AXL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 19.30 vs. AXL: 13.30 )
AXL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.12   Max: 33.5
Current: 13.3

2.12
33.5
Forward P/E 8.98
AXL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 19.76 vs. AXL: 8.98 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 13.40
AXL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 19.30 vs. AXL: 13.40 )
AXL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 2.12   Max: 33.45
Current: 13.4

2.12
33.45
P/B 16.60
AXL's P/B is ranked lower than
57% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. AXL: 16.60 )
AXL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 38.43
Current: 16.6

0.76
38.43
P/S 0.50
AXL's P/S is ranked higher than
75% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. AXL: 0.50 )
AXL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.59
Current: 0.5

0.01
0.59
PFCF 16.90
AXL's PFCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 133.71 vs. AXL: 16.90 )
AXL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.5   Max: 117.07
Current: 16.9

4.5
117.07
POCF 5.93
AXL's POCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 10.96 vs. AXL: 5.93 )
AXL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.3   Max: 34.27
Current: 5.93

2.3
34.27
EV-to-EBIT 11.85
AXL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 15.62 vs. AXL: 11.85 )
AXL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -34.1   Max: 707.2
Current: 11.85

-34.1
707.2
PEG 1.94
AXL's PEG is ranked higher than
57% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AXL: 1.94 )
AXL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 39.05
Current: 1.94

0.96
39.05
Shiller P/E 22.30
AXL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 40.75 vs. AXL: 22.30 )
AXL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.35   Max: 30.06
Current: 22.3

5.35
30.06
Current Ratio 1.66
AXL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 1391 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. AXL: 1.66 )
AXL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 1.84
Current: 1.66

0.81
1.84
Quick Ratio 1.30
AXL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 1391 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. AXL: 1.30 )
AXL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 1.37
Current: 1.3

0.43
1.37
Days Inventory 29.30
AXL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
89% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 58.76 vs. AXL: 29.30 )
AXL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 19.91   Max: 32.51
Current: 29.3

19.91
32.51
Days Sales Outstanding 52.61
AXL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
76% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 69.71 vs. AXL: 52.61 )
AXL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 22.14   Max: 57.71
Current: 52.61

22.14
57.71

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 1.54
AXL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. AXL: 1.54 )
AXL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 1.78
Current: 1.54

0.22
1.78
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.40
AXL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1389 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. AXL: 8.40 )
AXL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 18.4
Current: 8.4

0.1
18.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -3.36
AXL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
63% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 7.74 vs. AXL: -3.36 )
AXL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -59   Max: 48.1
Current: -3.36

-59
48.1

Business Description

Industry: Autos » Auto Parts
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American Axle & Mfg Holdings Inc 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 with 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 GMs 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 Chryslers heavy-duty. 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 Companys main competitors are Dana Holding Corporation, Magna International Inc., ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Linamar Corporation, Meritor Inc. The Company's operations are subject to various federal, state, local and foreign laws and regulations.
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