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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 2.55
CAAS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
69% of the 1192 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. CAAS: 2.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CAAS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.91 Max: No Debt
Current: 2.55
Equity to Asset 0.46
CAAS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
53% of the 1039 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. CAAS: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CAAS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.35 Max: 1
Current: 0.46
0.17
1
Interest Coverage 24.85
CAAS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
50% of the 678 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 24.37 vs. CAAS: 24.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CAAS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 7.89  Med: 24.85 Max: 9999.99
Current: 24.85
7.89
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.18
M-Score: -2.52
WACC vs ROIC
9.70%
15.05%
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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history
Operating margin (%) 9.25
CAAS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1190 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.73 vs. CAAS: 9.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CAAS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.27  Med: 13.26 Max: 20.56
Current: 9.25
8.27
20.56
Net-margin (%) 7.41
CAAS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1190 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 3.62 vs. CAAS: 7.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CAAS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -10.31  Med: 6.91 Max: 14.91
Current: 7.41
-10.31
14.91
ROE (%) 13.61
CAAS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. CAAS: 13.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CAAS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -38.87  Med: 15.72 Max: 53.59
Current: 13.61
-38.87
53.59
ROA (%) 5.77
CAAS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1206 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. CAAS: 5.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CAAS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.7  Med: 5.81 Max: 32.53
Current: 5.77
-9.7
32.53
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 18.32
CAAS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 12.15 vs. CAAS: 18.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CAAS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -11.22  Med: 16.47 Max: 94.47
Current: 18.32
-11.22
94.47
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 15.30
CAAS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. CAAS: 15.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CAAS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 17.30 Max: 32
Current: 15.3
0
32
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 0.60
CAAS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 855 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. CAAS: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CAAS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 5.10 Max: 33.5
Current: 0.6
0
33.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 20.30
CAAS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 760 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. CAAS: 20.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CAAS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 11.75 Max: 56.6
Current: 20.3
0
56.6
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 5.75
CAAS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
93% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 16.70 vs. CAAS: 5.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CAAS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.79  Med: 10.77 Max: 92.95
Current: 5.75
3.79
92.95
Forward P/E 4.77
CAAS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
92% of the 391 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 11.85 vs. CAAS: 4.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 5.80
CAAS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
94% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 17.10 vs. CAAS: 5.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CAAS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.01  Med: 10.78 Max: 92.33
Current: 5.8
3.01
92.33
P/B 0.72
CAAS's P/B is ranked higher than
79% of the 1140 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. CAAS: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CAAS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.54  Med: 2.09 Max: 12.12
Current: 0.72
0.54
12.12
P/S 0.42
CAAS's P/S is ranked higher than
68% of the 1186 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. CAAS: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CAAS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.99 Max: 6.03
Current: 0.42
0.3
6.03
PFCF 5.60
CAAS's PFCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 510 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 21.48 vs. CAAS: 5.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CAAS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.17  Med: 25.05 Max: 624.6
Current: 5.6
3.17
624.6
POCF 3.54
CAAS's POCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 835 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 11.03 vs. CAAS: 3.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CAAS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.44  Med: 12.25 Max: 112.5
Current: 3.54
2.44
112.5
EV-to-EBIT 3.37
CAAS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
96% of the 979 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 13.33 vs. CAAS: 3.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CAAS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.7  Med: 9.10 Max: 40.2
Current: 3.37
2.7
40.2
Shiller P/E 12.45
CAAS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
68% of the 578 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 17.76 vs. CAAS: 12.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CAAS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.03  Med: 20.00 Max: 395.83
Current: 12.45
6.03
395.83
Current Ratio 1.61
CAAS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 1054 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. CAAS: 1.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CAAS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.05  Med: 1.44 Max: 1.8
Current: 1.61
1.05
1.8
Quick Ratio 1.40
CAAS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 1054 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. CAAS: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CAAS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.94  Med: 1.20 Max: 1.48
Current: 1.4
0.94
1.48
Days Inventory 61.13
CAAS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
55% of the 1171 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 56.63 vs. CAAS: 61.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CAAS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 44.17  Med: 64.14 Max: 118.42
Current: 61.13
44.17
118.42
Days Sales Outstanding 121.10
CAAS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
90% of the 993 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 60.90 vs. CAAS: 121.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CAAS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 107.26  Med: 133.94 Max: 263.28
Current: 121.1
107.26
263.28

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 1.12
CAAS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 5.21 vs. CAAS: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
CAAS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.22  Med: 5.78 Max: 477.5
Current: 1.12
1.22
477.5
Price/Tangible Book 0.73
CAAS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
80% of the 1108 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. CAAS: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CAAS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.54  Med: 2.85 Max: 14.61
Current: 0.73
0.54
14.61
Price/Projected FCF 0.60
CAAS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 515 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. CAAS: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CAAS' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 1.13 Max: 3.99
Current: 0.6
0.4
3.99
Price/Median PS Value 0.43
CAAS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 1049 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. CAAS: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CAAS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.31  Med: 1.36 Max: 6.97
Current: 0.43
0.31
6.97
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.50
CAAS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CAAS: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
CAAS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.50 Max: 1.14
Current: 0.5
0.14
1.14
Price/Graham Number 0.42
CAAS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
92% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. CAAS: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
CAAS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.22  Med: 1.03 Max: 8.86
Current: 0.42
0.22
8.86
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 29.65
CAAS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1187 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. CAAS: 29.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CAAS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.5  Med: 10.95 Max: 36.7
Current: 29.65
2.5
36.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 15.37
CAAS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 578 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 5.44 vs. CAAS: 15.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CAAS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -1.7  Med: 21.50 Max: 37.4
Current: 15.37
-1.7
37.4

Business Description

Industry: Autos » Auto Parts
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China Automotive Systems Inc was incorporated in the State of Delaware on June 29, 1999 under the name of Visions-In-Glass, Inc. It is a holding company. The Company through its subsidiaries is engaged in manufacturing and sale of automotive systems and components. The Company has 12 product sectors, five of its sectors are engaged in the production and sales of power steering; and other seven sectors are engaged in the production and sale of sensor modular, column, providing after sales and R&D services, production and sale of power steering, trade, commercial vehicle repacking and sales, and manufacture and sales of automobile electronic systems and parts. The Company has business relationships with approximately more than sixty vehicle manufacturers. The Company purchases manufactured components and raw materials for use in its manufacturing processes. The components and raw materials the Company purchases include castings, finished sub-components, aluminum, steel, fabricated metal electronic parts and molded plastic parts. The Company's sells its products to the original equipment manufacturing including Chrysler North America, Dongfeng Auto Group Co., Ltd., Beiqi Foton, SAIC Motor, Baoding Great Wall Automobile Holding Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, Shengyang Brilliance Jinbei Automobile Co., Ltd., China FAW Group Corporation, BYD Auto Co., Ltd, and Chery Automobile Co., Ltd. The Company's competitors include Shanghai ZF and First Auto FKS, FKS. The Company is subject to the requirements of U.S. federal, state, local and non-U.S., including Chinas, environmental and occupational safety and health laws and regulations.
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