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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.67
CTS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
57% of the 2580 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. CTS: 1.67 )
CTS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 3.43
Current: 1.67

0.04
3.43
Equity to Asset 0.64
CTS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
71% of the 2566 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. CTS: 0.64 )
CTS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 0.67
Current: 0.64

0.29
0.67
Interest Coverage 5.42
CTS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
62% of the 1594 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 99.58 vs. CTS: 5.42 )
CTS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.8   Max: 29.57
Current: 5.42

1.8
29.57
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 4.30
M-Score: -2.31
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 10.83
CTS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 2589 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.94 vs. CTS: 10.83 )
CTS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -8.39   Max: 14.84
Current: 10.83

-8.39
14.84
Net-margin (%) 4.90
CTS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 2589 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.95 vs. CTS: 4.90 )
CTS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -7.86   Max: 10.12
Current: 4.9

-7.86
10.12
ROE (%) 5.01
CTS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 2563 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.65 vs. CTS: 5.01 )
CTS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -18.68   Max: 34.02
Current: 5.01

-18.68
34.02
ROA (%) 3.19
CTS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 2594 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.84 vs. CTS: 3.19 )
CTS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -8.35   Max: 12.79
Current: 3.19

-8.35
12.79
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 34.66
CTS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 2585 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 10.67 vs. CTS: 34.66 )
CTS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -19.16   Max: 50.41
Current: 34.66

-19.16
50.41
Revenue Growth (%) -9.00
CTS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1906 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. CTS: -9.00 )
CTS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -24   Max: 35.4
Current: -9

-24
35.4
EBITDA Growth (%) -2.60
CTS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1552 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. CTS: -2.60 )
CTS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -73.1   Max: 228.1
Current: -2.6

-73.1
228.1
EPS Growth (%) -54.30
CTS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 1376 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. CTS: -54.30 )
CTS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -54.3   Max: 59.8
Current: -54.3

-54.3
59.8
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

CTS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 134,900 sh (+25.37%)
Chuck Royce 632,403 sh (+0.48%)
Mario Gabelli 3,132,094 sh (-1.89%)
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Q4 2013

CTS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 217,600 sh (+61.3%)
Mario Gabelli 3,070,694 sh (-1.96%)
Chuck Royce 601,403 sh (-4.9%)
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Q1 2014

CTS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 106,529 sh (New)
Jim Simons 324,600 sh (+49.17%)
Chuck Royce 629,703 sh (+4.71%)
Mario Gabelli 3,011,489 sh (-1.93%)
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Q2 2014

CTS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 119,693 sh (+12.36%)
Jim Simons 335,200 sh (+3.27%)
Mario Gabelli 3,007,056 sh (-0.15%)
Chuck Royce 621,509 sh (-1.3%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CTS

(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
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.03%$17.49 - $21.08 $ 16.94-15%106529
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 37.70
CTS's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1878 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 19.10 vs. CTS: 37.70 )
CTS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.96   Max: 85.71
Current: 37.7

3.96
85.71
P/B 1.87
CTS's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 2456 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. CTS: 1.87 )
CTS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 2.34
Current: 1.87

0.31
2.34
P/S 1.44
CTS's P/S is ranked lower than
54% of the 2549 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. CTS: 1.44 )
CTS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 2.76
Current: 1.44

0.13
2.76
PFCF 22.99
CTS's PFCF is ranked higher than
57% of the 1374 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 17.22 vs. CTS: 22.99 )
CTS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.43   Max: 367
Current: 22.99

4.43
367
EV-to-EBIT 15.41
CTS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
62% of the 1894 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 14.40 vs. CTS: 15.41 )
CTS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.5   Max: 59.9
Current: 15.41

5.5
59.9
PEG 0.36
CTS's PEG is ranked higher than
98% of the 2696 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CTS: 0.36 )
CTS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.46   Max: 7.1
Current: 0.36

1.46
7.1
Shiller P/E 72.63
CTS's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
54% of the 994 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 24.83 vs. CTS: 72.63 )
CTS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.08   Max: 196.25
Current: 72.63

5.08
196.25
Current Ratio 2.76
CTS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 2131 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. CTS: 2.76 )
CTS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 2.91
Current: 2.76

1.13
2.91
Quick Ratio 2.43
CTS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 2131 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. CTS: 2.43 )
CTS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 2.46
Current: 2.43

0.86
2.46

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.91
CTS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
73% of the 1706 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. CTS: 0.91 )
CTS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 5.31
Current: 0.91

0.71
5.31
Dividend Payout 0.26
CTS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
96% of the 1312 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. CTS: 0.26 )
CTS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 1.88
Current: 0.26

0.04
1.88
Dividend growth (3y) 6.50
CTS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
80% of the 855 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: -0.10 vs. CTS: 6.50 )
CTS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -11.8   Max: 6.5
Current: 6.5

-11.8
6.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.18
CTS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
66% of the 1761 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. CTS: 1.18 )
CTS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 6.94
Current: 1.18

0.93
6.94
Share Buyback Rate 0.60
CTS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
84% of the 1362 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. CTS: 0.60 )
CTS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.5   Max: -10.1
Current: 0.6

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 44.76
CTS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
73% of the 783 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 7.36 vs. CTS: 44.76 )
CTS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 16.19   Max: 165.92
Current: 44.76

16.19
165.92
Price/Tangible Book 2.44
CTS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
51% of the 2330 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. CTS: 2.44 )
CTS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 19.38
Current: 2.44

0.59
19.38
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.37
CTS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1179 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. CTS: 1.37 )
CTS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 10.59
Current: 1.37

0.32
10.59
Price/Median PS Value 2.47
CTS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
70% of the 2475 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. CTS: 2.47 )
CTS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 4.2
Current: 2.47

0.28
4.2
Price/Graham Number 1.71
CTS's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
52% of the 1720 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. CTS: 1.71 )
CTS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 11.95
Current: 1.71

0.51
11.95
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.50
CTS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
65% of the 2266 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. CTS: 6.50 )
CTS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 18.2
Current: 6.5

1.7
18.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 2.80
CTS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1652 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.02 vs. CTS: 2.80 )
CTS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -6   Max: 17
Current: 2.8

-6
17

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Electronic Components
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Traded in other countries:XT1.Germany
CTS Corporation was established in 1896 and was incorporated as an Indiana corporation in February 1929. The Company designs, manufactures, assembles, and sells a broad line of electronic components and sensors and provide electronics manufacturing services primarily to original equipment manufacturers ("OEMs") for the automotive, communications, defense and aerospace, medical, industrial and computer markets. It operates manufacturing facilities located throughout North America, Asia and Europe and serves major markets globally. The Company has two reportable segments: Components and Sensors and Electronics Manufacturing Services ("EMS"). Components and sensors are products that perform specific electronic functions for a given product family and are intended for use in customer assemblies. Components and sensors consist principally of automotive sensors and actuators used in commercial or consumer vehicles; electronic components used in communications infrastructure and computer markets; components used in computer and other high-speed applications, switches, resistor networks, and potentiometers used to serve multiple markets; and fabricated piezoelectric materials and substrates used primarily in medical, industrial, defense and aerospace, and computer markets. EMS includes the higher level assembly of electronic and mechanical components into a finished subassembly or assembly performed under a contract manufacturing agreement with an OEM or other contract manufacturer. Additionally, for some customers, the Company provides full turnkey manufacturing and completion including design, supply chain management, logistics and repair. Products from the EMS segment are principally sold in the communications, defense and aerospace, industrial, medical, and computer OEM markets. Other smaller markets include OEM customers in consumer electronics, instruments and controls, and networking. The Company maintains a program of obtaining and protecting U.S. and non-U.S. patents and trademarks. The Company was issued nine new U.S. patents and 16 non-U.S. counterpart patents in 2011 and currently hold 184 U.S. patents and 133 non-U.S. counterpart patents.
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CTS Corp. (CTS) CEO Vinod M Khilnani buys 2,643 Shares Mar 13 2009 
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