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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.87
GNTX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
80% of the 1748 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. GNTX: 1.87 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.13   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.87

Equity to Asset 0.78
GNTX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
93% of the 1671 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. GNTX: 0.78 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 0.95
Current: 0.78

0.75
0.95
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 9.52
M-Score: -2.51
WACC vs ROIC
7.57%
21.92%
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 29.06
GNTX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1753 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. GNTX: 29.06 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 17.38   Max: 32.61
Current: 29.06

17.38
32.61
Net-margin (%) 21.10
GNTX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1754 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.24 vs. GNTX: 21.10 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 9.95   Max: 24.75
Current: 21.1

9.95
24.75
ROE (%) 19.78
GNTX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1741 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 10.60 vs. GNTX: 19.78 )
GNTX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 8.25   Max: 24.52
Current: 19.78

8.25
24.52
ROA (%) 15.13
GNTX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1771 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.37 vs. GNTX: 15.13 )
GNTX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 7.48   Max: 22.62
Current: 15.13

7.48
22.62
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 71.18
GNTX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1767 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 14.49 vs. GNTX: 71.18 )
GNTX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 32.06   Max: 93.96
Current: 71.18

32.06
93.96
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 9.60
GNTX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1467 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. GNTX: 9.60 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 1   Max: 24.5
Current: 9.6

1
24.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 19.50
GNTX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1332 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. GNTX: 19.50 )
GNTX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -2.6   Max: 31.7
Current: 19.5

-2.6
31.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 19.80
GNTX's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1182 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. GNTX: 19.80 )
GNTX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -14.7   Max: 40.1
Current: 19.8

-14.7
40.1
» GNTX's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

GNTX Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jeremy Grantham 137,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 1,007,817 sh (+184.68%)
Jim Simons 517,936 sh (+72.19%)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,295 sh (+25.46%)
RS Investment Management 904,349 sh (+11.11%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 30,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 130,000 sh (-0.76%)
Chuck Royce 2,253,049 sh (-11.64%)
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Q2 2014

GNTX Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 36,211 sh (+194.52%)
Jim Simons 1,121,835 sh (+116.60%)
Jeremy Grantham 228,100 sh (+66.50%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,523,587 sh (+51.18%)
Chuck Royce 3,077,008 sh (+36.57%)
RS Investment Management 1,127,239 sh (+24.65%)
Mario Gabelli 130,000 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
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Q3 2014

GNTX Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Columbia Wanger 878,000 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 3,729,331 sh (+21.20%)
Mario Gabelli 130,000 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 215,020 sh (-5.73%)
RS Investment Management 995,809 sh (-11.66%)
Joel Greenblatt 911,370 sh (-40.18%)
Jim Simons 522,089 sh (-53.46%)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,706 sh (-59.39%)
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Q4 2014

GNTX Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Columbia Wanger 1,250,800 sh (+42.46%)
RS Investment Management 1,251,475 sh (+25.67%)
Mario Gabelli 130,000 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 182,876 sh (-14.95%)
Chuck Royce 3,112,362 sh (-16.54%)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,100 sh (-58.52%)
Jim Simons 185,998 sh (-64.37%)
Joel Greenblatt 251,938 sh (-72.36%)
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 18.30
GNTX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1935 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 22.10 vs. GNTX: 18.30 )
GNTX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.88   Max: 131.32
Current: 18.3

9.88
131.32
Forward P/E 15.27
GNTX's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
78% of the 1935 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GNTX: 15.27 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.30
GNTX's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1935 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 22.00 vs. GNTX: 18.30 )
GNTX' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 9.99   Max: 187.13
Current: 18.3

9.99
187.13
P/B 3.30
GNTX's P/B is ranked higher than
50% of the 1935 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. GNTX: 3.30 )
GNTX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.36   Max: 5.16
Current: 3.3

1.36
5.16
P/S 3.80
GNTX's P/S is ranked lower than
68% of the 1935 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. GNTX: 3.80 )
GNTX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.54   Max: 6.41
Current: 3.8

1.54
6.41
PFCF 20.80
GNTX's PFCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 1935 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GNTX: 20.80 )
GNTX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 12.2   Max: 222.21
Current: 20.8

12.2
222.21
POCF 16.31
GNTX's POCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 1935 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 13.81 vs. GNTX: 16.31 )
GNTX' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.49   Max: 35.24
Current: 16.31

7.49
35.24
EV-to-EBIT 12.70
GNTX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
80% of the 1935 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 18.54 vs. GNTX: 12.70 )
GNTX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.1   Max: 33.6
Current: 12.7

5.1
33.6
PEG 0.77
GNTX's PEG is ranked higher than
92% of the 1935 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GNTX: 0.77 )
GNTX' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 17.95
Current: 0.77

0.66
17.95
Shiller P/E 28.90
GNTX's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 1935 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GNTX: 28.90 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.99   Max: 43.81
Current: 28.9

8.99
43.81
Current Ratio 6.42
GNTX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 1682 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. GNTX: 6.42 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 3.98   Max: 12.38
Current: 6.42

3.98
12.38
Quick Ratio 5.36
GNTX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 1682 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. GNTX: 5.36 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 3.57   Max: 11.7
Current: 5.36

3.57
11.7
Days Inventory 57.56
GNTX's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
72% of the 1935 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 63.27 vs. GNTX: 57.56 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 24.37   Max: 87.56
Current: 57.56

24.37
87.56
Days Sales Outstanding 52.28
GNTX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
79% of the 1935 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 67.47 vs. GNTX: 52.28 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 26.05   Max: 49.75
Current: 52.28

26.05
49.75

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.80
GNTX's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
63% of the 1355 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. GNTX: 1.80 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.36   Max: 6.05
Current: 1.8

1.36
6.05
Dividend Payout 0.32
GNTX's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
73% of the 1935 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. GNTX: 0.32 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 0.98
Current: 0.32

0.22
0.98
Dividend growth (3y) 8.90
GNTX's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
72% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 10.90 vs. GNTX: 8.90 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 35.1
Current: 8.9

0
35.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.58
GNTX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. GNTX: 2.58 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.95   Max: 8.69
Current: 2.58

1.95
8.69
Share Buyback Rate -0.70
GNTX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
71% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. GNTX: -0.70 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.4   Max: -3.1
Current: -0.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Cash 111.20
GNTX's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
93% of the 1935 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GNTX: 111.20 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 4.75   Max: 251.6
Current: 111.2

4.75
251.6
Price/Net Current Asset Value 21.70
GNTX's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 1935 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GNTX: 21.70 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 3.13   Max: 28.93
Current: 21.7

3.13
28.93
Price/Tangible Book 5.60
GNTX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
53% of the 1935 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. GNTX: 5.60 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.79   Max: 7.63
Current: 5.6

1.79
7.63
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.60
GNTX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1935 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 58.00 vs. GNTX: 1.60 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 2.56
Current: 1.6

0.82
2.56
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
GNTX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 1935 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. GNTX: 1.00 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 2.07
Current: 1

0.51
2.07
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.00
GNTX's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 1935 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GNTX: 1.00 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 3.19
Current: 1

0.65
3.19
Price/Graham Number 2.20
GNTX's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
63% of the 1935 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. GNTX: 2.20 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 3
Current: 2.2

1.26
3
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.80
GNTX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1751 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. GNTX: 7.80 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3   Max: 19.8
Current: 7.8

3
19.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 21.03
GNTX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
90% of the 984 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 7.26 vs. GNTX: 21.03 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.7   Max: 29.6
Current: 21.03

-1.7
29.6

Business Description

Industry: Autos » Auto Parts
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Gentex Corp was organized as a Michigan company in 1974. The Company designs and manufactures automatic-dimming rearview mirrors and electronics for the automotive industry, dimmable aircraft windows for the aviation industry, and commercial smoke alarms and signaling devices for the fire protection industry. The Company's business segment involves designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing interior and exterior auto-dimming automotive rearview mirrors that utilize proprietary electrochromic technology to dim in proportion to the amount of headlight glare from trailing vehicle headlamps. The Company ships its product to all of the major automotive producing regions worldwide, which it supports with numerous sales, engineering and distribution locations worldwide. The Company is a supplier of automatic-dimming rearview mirrors and electronics to the automotive industry, dimmable aircraft windows for aviation markets, and fire protection products to the fire protection market. Automotive applications are the largest business segment for the Company, consisting of interior and exterior electrochromic automatic-dimming rearview mirrors and automotive electronics. The Company manufactures interior electrochromic automatic-dimming rearview mirrors that darken to reduce glare and improve visibility for the driver. In North America, Europe and Asia, the Company markets its products primarily through a direct sales force through its sales and engineering offices located in, Germany, UK, Sweden, France, Japan, Korea and China, as well as its' headquarters in Michigan. The Company manufactures photoelectric smoke detectors and alarms, photoelectric smoke detectors and visual signaling alarms, photoelectric smoke detectors and electrochemical carbon monoxide alarms, electrochemical carbon monoxide detectors and alarms, audible and visual signaling alarms, and bells and speakers for use in fire detection systems in office buildings, hotels, and other commercial establishments, as well as residential applications. The Company's fire protection products are sold directly to fire protection and security product distributors under the Company's brand name, to electrical wholesale houses, and to original equipment manufacturers of fire protection systems under both the Company's brand name and private labels. The fire protection products industry is highly competitive in terms of both the smoke detectors and signaling appliance markets. It offers variable dimmable windows to the aircraft manufacturers. The Company owns 21 U.S. trademarks and 421 U.S. patents, 388 of which relate to electrochromic technology, automotive rearview mirrors, microphones, displays, cameras and/or sensor technology.
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