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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 0.67
CAAS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
52% of the 1251 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. CAAS: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CAAS' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.87 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.67
Equity to Asset 0.50
CAAS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
53% of the 1244 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. CAAS: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CAAS' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.35 Max: 1
Current: 0.5
0.17
1
Interest Coverage 30.59
CAAS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
57% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 18.14 vs. CAAS: 30.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CAAS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.89  Med: 15.37 Max: 37.51
Current: 30.59
7.89
37.51
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.03
M-Score: -2.44
WACC vs ROIC
10.89%
6.29%
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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history
Operating margin (%) 5.81
CAAS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1256 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 5.37 vs. CAAS: 5.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CAAS' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.81  Med: 9.95 Max: 15.92
Current: 5.81
5.81
15.92
Net-margin (%) 5.48
CAAS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1256 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 3.81 vs. CAAS: 5.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CAAS' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.31  Med: 6.54 Max: 14.91
Current: 5.48
-10.31
14.91
ROE (%) 7.82
CAAS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1231 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 8.68 vs. CAAS: 7.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CAAS' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -38.87  Med: 12.88 Max: 53.59
Current: 7.82
-38.87
53.59
ROA (%) 3.85
CAAS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 3.93 vs. CAAS: 3.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CAAS' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.7  Med: 5.2 Max: 14.37
Current: 3.85
-9.7
14.37
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.51
CAAS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 1267 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 14.12 vs. CAAS: 9.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CAAS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.22  Med: 16.34 Max: 94.47
Current: 9.51
-11.22
94.47
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.00
CAAS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1107 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. CAAS: 5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CAAS' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 15.3 Max: 32.1
Current: 5
0
32.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -1.00
CAAS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 1022 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. CAAS: -1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CAAS' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.7 Max: 33.1
Current: -1
0
33.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 11.70
CAAS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 913 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. CAAS: 11.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CAAS' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 11.7 Max: 45.3
Current: 11.7
0
45.3
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Business Description

Industry: Autos » Auto Parts    NAICS: 336390    SIC: 3714
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Traded in other countries:RYV.Germany,
China Automotive Systems Inc is a holding company. The Company through its subsidiary is engaged in manufacturing and sale of automotive systems and components.

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 (Henglong, Jiulong, Shenyang, Wuhu and Hubei Henglong), and one holding company (Genesis); and other seven sectors are engaged in the production and sale of sensor modular (USAI), column (Jielong), provision of after sales and R&D services (HLUSA), production and sale of power steering (Chongqing Henglong), trade (Brazil Henglong), commercial vehicle repacking and sales (Fujian Qiaolong), and manufacture and sale of automobile electronic systems and parts (Wuhan Chuguanjie). 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, and 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.

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 6.56
CAAS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1076 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 17.25 vs. CAAS: 6.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CAAS' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.8  Med: 8.48 Max: 78.44
Current: 6.56
3.8
78.44
Forward P/E 5.94
CAAS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
94% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 11.52 vs. CAAS: 5.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 6.56
CAAS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1028 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 17.46 vs. CAAS: 6.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CAAS' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.8  Med: 8.86 Max: 78.44
Current: 6.56
3.8
78.44
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 64.11
CAAS's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
87% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 16.72 vs. CAAS: 64.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
CAAS' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.57  Med: 10.06 Max: 126.67
Current: 64.11
2.57
126.67
P/B 0.50
CAAS's P/B is ranked higher than
93% of the 1288 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. CAAS: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CAAS' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 1.06 Max: 12.1
Current: 0.5
0.34
12.1
P/S 0.36
CAAS's P/S is ranked higher than
78% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. CAAS: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CAAS' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.57 Max: 4.02
Current: 0.36
0.24
4.02
POCF 5.53
CAAS's POCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 695 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 8.72 vs. CAAS: 5.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CAAS' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.43  Med: 10.8 Max: 101.51
Current: 5.53
2.43
101.51
EV-to-EBIT 6.96
CAAS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
84% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 13.44 vs. CAAS: 6.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CAAS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -67.2  Med: 6.6 Max: 77.4
Current: 6.96
-67.2
77.4
EV-to-EBITDA 4.64
CAAS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
88% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 10.62 vs. CAAS: 4.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CAAS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -473.4  Med: 4.8 Max: 37.9
Current: 4.64
-473.4
37.9
Shiller P/E 9.04
CAAS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 30.35 vs. CAAS: 9.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CAAS' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.04  Med: 17.32 Max: 37.04
Current: 9.04
6.04
37.04
Current Ratio 1.58
CAAS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 1173 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. CAAS: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CAAS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 1.46 Max: 1.8
Current: 1.58
1.05
1.8
Quick Ratio 1.33
CAAS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 1173 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CAAS: 1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CAAS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 1.23 Max: 1.48
Current: 1.33
0.94
1.48
Days Inventory 70.45
CAAS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
61% of the 1216 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 56.23 vs. CAAS: 70.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CAAS' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 44.17  Med: 61.84 Max: 80.86
Current: 70.45
44.17
80.86
Days Sales Outstanding 97.50
CAAS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
80% of the 1005 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 60.62 vs. CAAS: 97.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CAAS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 97.5  Med: 125.35 Max: 218.14
Current: 97.5
97.5
218.14
Days Payable 132.35
CAAS's Days Payable is ranked higher than
89% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 53.34 vs. CAAS: 132.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CAAS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.57  Med: 130.51 Max: 218.62
Current: 132.35
2.57
218.62

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -4.60
CAAS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 570 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. CAAS: -4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
CAAS' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.8  Med: -4.1 Max: -1
Current: -4.6
-6.8
-1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 0.92
CAAS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 5.86 vs. CAAS: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
CAAS' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.61  Med: 4.78 Max: 477.5
Current: 0.92
0.61
477.5
Price/Tangible Book 0.50
CAAS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
93% of the 1226 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. CAAS: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CAAS' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 2.06 Max: 14.57
Current: 0.5
0.34
14.57
Price/Projected FCF 0.54
CAAS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
91% of the 643 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. CAAS: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CAAS' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.79 Max: 3.47
Current: 0.54
0.37
3.47
Price/Median PS Value 0.63
CAAS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 1193 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. CAAS: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CAAS' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.67 Max: 12.07
Current: 0.63
0.42
12.07
Price/Graham Number 0.38
CAAS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
96% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. CAAS: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
CAAS' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.96 Max: 8.76
Current: 0.38
0.27
8.76
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 14.42
CAAS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1316 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. CAAS: 14.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CAAS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.3  Med: 14.6 Max: 63.2
Current: 14.42
1.3
63.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -2.48
CAAS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 733 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 6.97 vs. CAAS: -2.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CAAS' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.2  Med: 17.9 Max: 37.8
Current: -2.48
-3.2
37.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $432.6
EPS (TTM) $ 0.74
Beta2.14
Short Percentage of Float0.13%
52-Week Range $3.10 - 7.96
Shares Outstanding (Mil)31.71

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 447 491
EPS ($) 0.72 0.82
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.72 0.82
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
China Automotive Systems Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 09 2010 
China Automotive Systems Inc. (CAAS) CEO Wu Qizhou sells 7,480 Shares Aug 09 2010 
China Automotive Systems Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Aug 09 2010 
China Automotive Systems Inc. (CAAS) CEO Wu Qizhou sells 15,232 Shares Aug 06 2010 
China Automotive Systems Inc. (CAAS) CEO Wu Qizhou sells 15,232 Shares Aug 06 2010 
China Automotive Systems Inc. (CAAS) CEO Wu Qizhou sells 11,774 Shares Aug 05 2010 
China Automotive Systems Inc. (CAAS) CEO Wu Qizhou sells 23,321 Shares Aug 04 2010 
China Automotive Systems Inc. (CAAS) CEO Wu Qizhou sells 30,700 Shares Aug 03 2010 
China Automotive Systems Inc. (CAAS) CEO Wu Qizhou sells 13,693 Shares Aug 03 2010 
China Automotive Systems Inc. (CAAS) CEO Wu Qizhou sells 15,200 Shares Jul 28 2010 

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