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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

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 1.42
GNTX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
68% of the 1207 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. GNTX: 1.42 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.85   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.42

Equity to Asset 0.74
GNTX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
90% of the 1201 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. GNTX: 0.74 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 0.95
Current: 0.74

0.74
0.95
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 7.52
M-Score: -2.21
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 26.00
GNTX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1158 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 5.68 vs. GNTX: 26.00 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 17.38   Max: 32.61
Current: 26

17.38
32.61
Net-margin (%) 19.02
GNTX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1158 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. GNTX: 19.02 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 9.95   Max: 24.75
Current: 19.02

9.95
24.75
ROE (%) 16.79
GNTX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1153 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 10.05 vs. GNTX: 16.79 )
GNTX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 8.78   Max: 21.22
Current: 16.79

8.78
21.22
ROA (%) 12.64
GNTX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.37 vs. GNTX: 12.64 )
GNTX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 7.86   Max: 19.73
Current: 12.64

7.86
19.73
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 56.84
GNTX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1158 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 16.21 vs. GNTX: 56.84 )
GNTX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 32.51   Max: 87.21
Current: 56.84

32.51
87.21
Revenue Growth (%) 11.90
GNTX's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1028 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. GNTX: 11.90 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 1   Max: 24.5
Current: 11.9

1
24.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 16.10
GNTX's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 923 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. GNTX: 16.10 )
GNTX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -2.3   Max: 34.4
Current: 16.1

-2.3
34.4
EPS Growth (%) 16.50
GNTX's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 843 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. GNTX: 16.50 )
GNTX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -14.3   Max: 37.3
Current: 16.5

-14.3
37.3
» GNTX's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

GNTX Guru Trades in Q2 2013

John Rogers 17,720 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 31,907 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 3,349,627 sh (+46.17%)
Joel Greenblatt 381,379 sh (+23.63%)
Mario Gabelli 130,000 sh (+3.83%)
James Barrow Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard 30,000 sh (-6.25%)
Jim Simons 1,055,998 sh (-16.73%)
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Q3 2013

GNTX Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 17,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 506,238 sh (+32.74%)
Mario Gabelli 131,000 sh (+0.77%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 30,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
John Rogers Sold Out
Chuck Royce 3,312,262 sh (-1.12%)
Jim Simons 744,898 sh (-29.46%)
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Q4 2013

GNTX Guru Trades in Q4 2013

RS Investment Management 813,890 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 131,000 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 30,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 2,549,863 sh (-23.02%)
Joel Greenblatt 354,016 sh (-30.07%)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,800 sh (-42.35%)
Jim Simons 300,798 sh (-59.62%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with GNTX

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 184.68%0.31%$30.04 - $34.08 $ 28.74-10%1007817
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -30.07%0.13%$25.08 - $33.62 $ 28.74-2%354016
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 32.74%0.1%$21.96 - $25.98 $ 28.7421%506238
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 23.63%0.07%$19.25 - $25.23 $ 28.7428%381379
James Barrow 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.06%$19.25 - $25.23 $ 28.7428%0
PRIMECAP Management 2013-06-30 Sold Out $19.25 - $25.23 $ 28.7428%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 952.77%0.28%$18.37 - $20.3 $ 28.7449%308484
PRIMECAP Management 2013-03-31 Reduce -46.18%$18.37 - $20.3 $ 28.7449%100000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.03%$16.36 - $18.78 $ 28.7464%29302
Mario Gabelli 2012-12-31 Add 46.67%$16.36 - $18.78 $ 28.7464%110000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-09-30 Add 166.67%$14.98 - $22.31 $ 28.7456%32000
Mario Gabelli 2012-09-30 Add 41.51%$14.98 - $22.31 $ 28.7456%75000
PRIMECAP Management 2012-06-30 Reduce -48.83%0.01%$19.61 - $25.23 $ 28.7429%235800
Mario Gabelli 2012-06-30 Add 70.97%$19.61 - $25.23 $ 28.7429%53000
Ron Baron 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.2%$23.45 - $31.05 $ 28.7414%0
PRIMECAP Management 2012-03-31 Reduce -68.52%0.05%$23.45 - $31.05 $ 28.7414%460800
Mario Gabelli 2012-03-31 Add 40.91%$23.45 - $31.05 $ 28.7414%31000
PRIMECAP Management 2011-12-31 Reduce -21.5%0.02%$23 - $31.4 $ 28.741%1463800
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-09-30 New Buy$22.02 - $31.62 $ 28.748%10000
Mario Gabelli 2011-09-30 New Buy$22.02 - $31.62 $ 28.748%20000
Ron Baron 2011-06-30 Add 63.97%0.07%$26.12 - $31.88 $ 28.74-1%992812
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 16.90
GNTX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1271 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 17.40 vs. GNTX: 16.90 )
GNTX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.88   Max: 130.17
Current: 16.9

9.88
130.17
P/B 3.00
GNTX's P/B is ranked lower than
52% of the 1271 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. GNTX: 3.00 )
GNTX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.36   Max: 5.16
Current: 3

1.36
5.16
P/S 3.40
GNTX's P/S is ranked lower than
58% of the 1271 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. GNTX: 3.40 )
GNTX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.53   Max: 7.46
Current: 3.4

1.53
7.46
PFCF 16.20
GNTX's PFCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 1271 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 56.81 vs. GNTX: 16.20 )
GNTX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 12.19   Max: 222.21
Current: 16.2

12.19
222.21
EV-to-EBIT 12.02
GNTX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
76% of the 1271 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 14.74 vs. GNTX: 12.02 )
GNTX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.1   Max: 33.6
Current: 12.02

5.1
33.6
PEG 0.70
GNTX's PEG is ranked higher than
87% of the 1271 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. GNTX: 0.70 )
GNTX' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 16.39
Current: 0.7

0.67
16.39
Shiller P/E 27.60
GNTX's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 1271 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GNTX: 27.60 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.88   Max: 44.41
Current: 27.6

8.88
44.41
Current Ratio 4.21
GNTX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 1212 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. GNTX: 4.21 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 3.35   Max: 12.38
Current: 4.21

3.35
12.38
Quick Ratio 3.44
GNTX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 1212 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. GNTX: 3.44 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 2.99   Max: 11.7
Current: 3.44

2.99
11.7

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.00
GNTX's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
65% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. GNTX: 2.00 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 6.03
Current: 2

0.35
6.03
Dividend Payout 0.33
GNTX's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
88% of the 1271 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GNTX: 0.33 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 1.22
Current: 0.33

0.29
1.22
Dividend growth (3y) 8.40
GNTX's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
72% of the 543 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 11.50 vs. GNTX: 8.40 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 35.1
Current: 8.4

0
35.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.77
GNTX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
64% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. GNTX: 2.77 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 8.34
Current: 2.77

0.48
8.34
Share Buyback Rate -0.80
GNTX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
70% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. GNTX: -0.80 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.4   Max: -3.1
Current: -0.8

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 47.90
GNTX's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 1269 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GNTX: 47.90 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 3.86   Max: 117.79
Current: 47.9

3.86
117.79
Price/Tangible Book 6.10
GNTX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
56% of the 1271 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. GNTX: 6.10 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.79   Max: 7.99
Current: 6.1

1.79
7.99
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.50
GNTX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1271 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GNTX: 1.50 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 4.4
Current: 1.5

0.82
4.4
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
GNTX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 1271 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. GNTX: 0.80 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 2.56
Current: 0.8

0.49
2.56
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.70
GNTX's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 1271 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GNTX: 0.70 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 5.11
Current: 0.7

0.75
5.11
Price/Graham Number 2.10
GNTX's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
55% of the 1271 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. GNTX: 2.10 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 3.81
Current: 2.1

1.2
3.81
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.20
GNTX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1127 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. GNTX: 8.20 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3   Max: 19.8
Current: 8.2

3
19.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 27.46
GNTX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
90% of the 881 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 9.11 vs. GNTX: 27.46 )
GNTX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.6   Max: 28.8
Current: 27.46

-1.6
28.8

Business Description

Industry: Autos » Auto Parts
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Traded in other countries:GTX.Germany
Gentex Corporation was organized as a Michigan company in 1974 to manufacture residential smoke detectors, a product line that has since evolved into a more sophisticated group of fire protection products mainly for the commercial building industry. The Company currently designs, develops, manufactures and markets proprietary electro-optic products, including automatic-dimming rearview mirrors for the automotive industry and fire protection products mainly for the commercial building industry. The Company also manufactures variable dimmable windows for the aircraft industry and non automatic-dimming rearview automotive mirrors with electronic features for the automotive industry. In 1982, the Company introduced an automatic interior rearview mirror that was the first commercially successful glare-control product offered as an alternative to the conventional, manual day/night mirror. In 1987, the Company introduced its interior electrochromic mirror, providing the first successful commercial application of electrochromic (EC) technology in the automotive industry and world. Through the use of electrochromic technology, this mirror is continually variable and automatically darkens to the degree required to eliminate rearview mirror headlight glare. In 1991, the Company introduced its exterior electrochromic sub-assembly, which works as a complete glare-control system with the interior auto-dimming mirror. In 1997, the Company began making volume shipments of three new exterior mirror sub-assembly products: thin glass flat, convex and aspheric. Gentex manufactures approximately 60 different models of smoke alarms and smoke detectors, combined with over 150 different models of signaling appliances. All of the smoke detectors/alarms operate on a photoelectric principle to detect smoke. The fire protection products provide the flexibility to be wired as part of multiple-function systems and consequently are generally used in fire detection systems common to large office buildings, hotels, motels, military bases, college dormitories and other commercial establishments. However, Gentex also offers single-station alarms for both commercial and 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 competitive in terms of both the smoke detectors and signaling appliance markets. The Company estimates that it competes mainly with eight manufacturers of smoke detection products for commercial use and approximately four manufacturers within the residential market, three of which produce photoelectric smoke detectors. In the signaling appliance markets, the Company estimates it competes with approximately seven manufacturers.
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