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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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history
Cash to Debt 1.63
CTS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
67% of the 2637 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. CTS: 1.63 )
CTS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 3.43
Current: 1.63

0.04
3.43
Equity to Asset 0.64
CTS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
72% of the 2606 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 1631 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 116.41 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: 8
Z-Score: 4.24
M-Score: -2.71
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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Operating margin (%) 13.83
CTS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 2640 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.82 vs. CTS: 13.83 )
CTS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -8.39   Max: 14.84
Current: 13.83

-8.39
14.84
Net-margin (%) 6.57
CTS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 2640 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. CTS: 6.57 )
CTS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -7.86   Max: 10.12
Current: 6.57

-7.86
10.12
ROE (%) 5.58
CTS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 2602 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.78 vs. CTS: 5.58 )
CTS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -18.55   Max: 40.76
Current: 5.58

-18.55
40.76
ROA (%) 3.37
CTS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 2648 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. CTS: 3.37 )
CTS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -7.6   Max: 14.02
Current: 3.37

-7.6
14.02
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 30.36
CTS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 2643 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9.70 vs. CTS: 30.36 )
CTS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -16.79   Max: 59.61
Current: 30.36

-16.79
59.61
Revenue Growth (%) -9.00
CTS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1951 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. CTS: -9.00 )
CTS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -24   Max: 32.7
Current: -9

-24
32.7
EBITDA Growth (%) -2.60
CTS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1587 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. CTS: -2.60 )
CTS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -73.1   Max: 261.7
Current: -2.6

-73.1
261.7
EPS Growth (%) -54.30
CTS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 1419 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 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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Guru Trades

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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Q3 2014

CTS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Chuck Royce 620,409 sh (-0.18%)
Mario Gabelli 2,945,052 sh (-2.06%)
Jim Simons 319,300 sh (-4.74%)
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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 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.03%$16.37 - $19.09 $ 17.740%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.03%$17.49 - $21.08 $ 17.74-11%106529
Robert Olstein 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.1%$8.44 - $10.6 $ 17.7485%0
Robert Olstein 2012-03-31 Reduce -22.39%0.03%$9.28 - $10.98 $ 17.7490%52000
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 36.20
CTS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
63% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 31.90 vs. CTS: 36.20 )
CTS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.96   Max: 85.71
Current: 36.2

3.96
85.71
P/B 1.90
CTS's P/B is ranked higher than
57% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. CTS: 1.90 )
CTS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 2.34
Current: 1.9

0.31
2.34
P/S 2.40
CTS's P/S is ranked lower than
54% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. CTS: 2.40 )
CTS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 2.51
Current: 2.4

0.13
2.51
PFCF 40.30
CTS's PFCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CTS: 40.30 )
CTS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.43   Max: 489.33
Current: 40.3

4.43
489.33
EV-to-EBIT 15.53
CTS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
73% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 23.53 vs. CTS: 15.53 )
CTS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -20.3   Max: 45.3
Current: 15.53

-20.3
45.3
PEG 0.23
CTS's PEG is ranked higher than
98% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CTS: 0.23 )
CTS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 4.91
Current: 0.23

0.82
4.91
Shiller P/E 75.00
CTS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CTS: 75.00 )
CTS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.08   Max: 196.25
Current: 75

5.08
196.25
Current Ratio 2.90
CTS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 2630 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. CTS: 2.90 )
CTS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 2.91
Current: 2.9

1.13
2.91
Quick Ratio 2.55
CTS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 2630 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. CTS: 2.55 )
CTS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 2.55
Current: 2.55

0.86
2.55

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.90
CTS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
75% of the 1726 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. CTS: 0.90 )
CTS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 5.31
Current: 0.9

0.71
5.31
Dividend Payout 0.23
CTS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
94% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9.95 vs. CTS: 0.23 )
CTS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 1.88
Current: 0.23

0.04
1.88
Dividend growth (3y) 6.50
CTS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
80% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 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 1780 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 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
85% of the 1489 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 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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Price/Net Current Asset Value 37.70
CTS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CTS: 37.70 )
CTS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 16.19   Max: 165.92
Current: 37.7

16.19
165.92
Price/Tangible Book 2.50
CTS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
56% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. CTS: 2.50 )
CTS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 19.38
Current: 2.5

0.59
19.38
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.40
CTS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CTS: 1.40 )
CTS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 10.59
Current: 1.4

0.32
10.59
Price/Median PS Value 3.30
CTS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
64% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. CTS: 3.30 )
CTS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 4.58
Current: 3.3

0.29
4.58
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.00
CTS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CTS: 1.00 )
CTS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 4.54
Current: 1

0.36
4.54
Price/Graham Number 1.70
CTS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
68% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. CTS: 1.70 )
CTS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 6.66
Current: 1.7

0.5
6.66
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.40
CTS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
71% of the 2592 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. CTS: 6.40 )
CTS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 18.2
Current: 6.4

2.2
18.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 29.56
CTS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1722 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. CTS: 29.56 )
CTS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -6   Max: 31.2
Current: 29.56

-6
31.2

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Electronic Components
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CTS Corp was established in 1896 and was incorporated as an Indiana corporation in February 1929. The Company is a designer and manufacturer of electronic components and sensors to original equipment manufacturers in the automotive, communications, medical, defense and aerospace, industrial and computer markets. The Company manufactures products in North America, Europe and Asia. The Components and Sensors segment that the Company operates in provides components and sensors that are products which 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. Additionally for some customers, the Company provides full turnkey manufacturing and completion including design, supply chain management, logistics and repair. The Company was issued 11 new U.S. patents and 22 non-U.S. patents in 2013 and currently hold 174 U.S. patents and 149 non-U.S. patents.
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