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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.77
CAAS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
59% of the 1170 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. CAAS: 0.77 )
CAAS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.4   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.77

Equity to Asset 0.41
CAAS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
53% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. CAAS: 0.41 )
CAAS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 1
Current: 0.41

0.17
1
Interest Coverage 8.92
CAAS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
58% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 15.88 vs. CAAS: 8.92 )
CAAS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 7.89   Max: 9999.99
Current: 8.92

7.89
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.13
M-Score: -2.23
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 8.27
CAAS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 5.27 vs. CAAS: 8.27 )
CAAS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.27   Max: 20.56
Current: 8.27

8.27
20.56
Net-margin (%) 6.17
CAAS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 3.84 vs. CAAS: 6.17 )
CAAS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -10.31   Max: 14.91
Current: 6.17

-10.31
14.91
ROE (%) 10.72
CAAS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1159 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 8.52 vs. CAAS: 10.72 )
CAAS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -48.32   Max: 68.21
Current: 10.72

-48.32
68.21
ROA (%) 4.27
CAAS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1172 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 3.92 vs. CAAS: 4.27 )
CAAS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -42.86   Max: 21.41
Current: 4.27

-42.86
21.41
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 11.57
CAAS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 13.58 vs. CAAS: 11.57 )
CAAS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -0.35   Max: 58.94
Current: 11.57

-0.35
58.94
Revenue Growth (%) 7.80
CAAS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 959 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. CAAS: 7.80 )
CAAS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 32
Current: 7.8

0
32
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

CAAS Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 195,132 sh (+3.9%)
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Q2 2013

CAAS Guru Trades in Q2 2013

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Q3 2013

CAAS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

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Q4 2013

CAAS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CAAS

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ron Baron 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.0026%$3.3 - $5.51 $ 7.977%0
Ron Baron 2011-06-30 Add 70.45%$6.63 - $10.79 $ 7.9-6%75000
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Sold Out $7.69 - $14.79 $ 7.9-34%0
Ron Baron 2011-03-31 Add 46.67%$7.69 - $14.79 $ 7.9-34%44000
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 8.90
CAAS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1022 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 15.50 vs. CAAS: 8.90 )
CAAS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.79   Max: 127.14
Current: 8.9

3.79
127.14
P/B 1.00
CAAS's P/B is ranked higher than
71% of the 1154 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. CAAS: 1.00 )
CAAS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 15.11
Current: 1

0.54
15.11
P/S 0.53
CAAS's P/S is ranked higher than
61% of the 1198 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. CAAS: 0.53 )
CAAS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 8.24
Current: 0.53

0.3
8.24
EV-to-EBIT 5.10
CAAS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
91% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 12.08 vs. CAAS: 5.10 )
CAAS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 39.4
Current: 5.1

1.6
39.4
PEG 0.90
CAAS's PEG is ranked higher than
63% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. CAAS: 0.90 )
CAAS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 1.87
Current: 0.9

0.19
1.87
Shiller P/E 21.50
CAAS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
62% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 20.03 vs. CAAS: 21.50 )
CAAS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.03   Max: 395.83
Current: 21.5

6.03
395.83

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.00
CAAS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
70% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. CAAS: 1.00 )
CAAS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 14.23
Current: 1

0.54
14.23
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.80
CAAS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. CAAS: 0.80 )
CAAS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 5.09
Current: 0.8

0.4
5.09
Price/Median PS Value 0.40
CAAS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 1113 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CAAS: 0.40 )
CAAS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 4.91
Current: 0.4

0.22
4.91
Price/Graham Number 0.60
CAAS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
82% of the 987 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CAAS: 0.60 )
CAAS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 8.63
Current: 0.6

0.22
8.63
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 19.80
CAAS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1075 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. CAAS: 19.80 )
CAAS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.5   Max: 62.1
Current: 19.8

2.5
62.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.15
CAAS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
67% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 8.27 vs. CAAS: 3.15 )
CAAS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.8   Max: 35.3
Current: 3.15

-0.8
35.3

Business Description

Industry: Autos » Auto Parts
Compare:WBC, BWA, PTAIY, DNZOY, ALV » details
Traded in other countries:RYV.Germany
China Automotive Systems, Inc., a Delaware corporation was on June 29, 1999 under the name of Visions-In-Glass, Inc. On or around March 5, 2003, the Company acquired all of the issued and outstanding equity interests of Great Genesis Holdings Limited, 'Genesis'. After the acquisition, the Company continued the operations of Genesis On May 19, 2003, the Company changed its name from Visions-In-Glass, Inc. to China Automotive Systems, Inc. Currently, Genesis directly and indirectly owns interests in nine Sino-joint ventures and a wholly owned subsidiary in the People's Republic of China. The Company is a holding company and holds interest in Genensis. Genesis manufactures and sells automotive systems and components. The Company sells its products to original equipment manufacturing customers including, Chrysler North America, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, Chery Automobile Co., Ltd., Dongfeng Auto Group Co., Ltd., Baoding Great Wall Automobile Holding Co., Ltd., Shengyang Brilliance Jinbei Automobile Co., Ltd., FAW, BYD Auto Co., Ltd, Beiqi Foton and SAIC GM Wuling Automobile Co. Its distribution system covers all of China. The principal components and raw materials the Company purchases include castings, finished sub-components, aluminum, steel, fabricated metal electronic parts and molded plastic parts. Its major competitors include Shanghai ZF and First Auto FKS. The Company is subject to the requirements of U.S. federal, state, local and non-U.S., including China's, environmental and occupational safety and health laws and regulations.

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