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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 : 5/10

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Cash to Debt 1228.40
ITRN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
72% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 10.14 vs. ITRN: 1228.40 )
ITRN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 11708.83
Current: 1228.4

0.38
11708.83
Equity to Asset 0.57
ITRN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
63% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. ITRN: 0.57 )
ITRN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 0.7
Current: 0.57

0.3
0.7
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 7.35
M-Score: -3.23
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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Revenue Growth (%) 4.80
ITRN's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 512 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. ITRN: 4.80 )
ITRN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 4.8   Max: 58.3
Current: 4.8

4.8
58.3
EBITDA Growth (%) 17.90
ITRN's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. ITRN: 17.90 )
ITRN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -22.9   Max: 77
Current: 17.9

-22.9
77
EPS Growth (%) 39.10
ITRN's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. ITRN: 39.10 )
ITRN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -42.4   Max: 142.2
Current: 39.1

-42.4
142.2
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

ITRN Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 446,055 sh (+7.07%)
Scott Black 16,586 sh (-2.93%)
Seth Klarman 1,337,003 sh (-20.68%)
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Q2 2013

ITRN Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 485,000 sh (+8.73%)
Scott Black Sold Out
Seth Klarman 1,038,342 sh (-22.34%)
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Q3 2013

ITRN Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 583,700 sh (+20.35%)
Seth Klarman 476,341 sh (-54.12%)
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Q4 2013

ITRN Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 662,614 sh (+13.52%)
Seth Klarman Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ITRN

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Seth Klarman 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.25%$17.88 - $21.48 $ 23.4321%0
Seth Klarman 2013-09-30 Reduce -54.12%0.24%$16.39 - $18.6 $ 23.4331%476341
Seth Klarman 2013-06-30 Reduce -22.34%0.15%$15.314 - $17.11 $ 23.4344%1038342
Scott Black 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.03%$15.314 - $17.11 $ 23.4344%0
Seth Klarman 2013-03-31 Reduce -20.68%0.15%$13.57 - $16.41 $ 23.4358%1337003
Scott Black 2012-06-30 Add 56.19%0.01%$10.9 - $13.89 $ 23.4385%18251
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 20.70
ITRN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
66% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 22.80 vs. ITRN: 20.70 )
ITRN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.94   Max: 43.24
Current: 20.7

2.94
43.24
P/B 6.05
ITRN's P/B is ranked lower than
74% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. ITRN: 6.05 )
ITRN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 6.55
Current: 6.05

1.17
6.55
P/S 2.89
ITRN's P/S is ranked lower than
70% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. ITRN: 2.89 )
ITRN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 4.42
Current: 2.89

0.98
4.42
PFCF 15.12
ITRN's PFCF is ranked higher than
66% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 21.60 vs. ITRN: 15.12 )
ITRN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.62   Max: 165
Current: 15.12

7.62
165
EV-to-EBIT 13.27
ITRN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
73% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 19.61 vs. ITRN: 13.27 )
ITRN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 1   Max: 31.6
Current: 13.27

1
31.6
PEG 1.67
ITRN's PEG is ranked higher than
61% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. ITRN: 1.67 )
ITRN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 9.89
Current: 1.67

0.57
9.89
Shiller P/E 25.24
ITRN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
70% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 23.91 vs. ITRN: 25.24 )
ITRN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.51   Max: 18.08
Current: 25.24

9.51
18.08

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 3.10
ITRN's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
72% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. ITRN: 3.10 )
ITRN' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 13.11
Current: 3.1

0.94
13.11
Dividend growth (3y) -22.70
ITRN's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
97% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. ITRN: -22.70 )
ITRN' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 94.1
Current: -22.7

0
94.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.76
ITRN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
66% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. ITRN: 2.76 )
ITRN' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 11.67
Current: 2.76

0.84
11.67

Valuation & Return

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Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.50
ITRN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
76% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. ITRN: 7.50 )
ITRN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 96.8
Current: 7.5

3.2
96.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 14.83
ITRN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
90% of the 421 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. ITRN: 14.83 )
ITRN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -3.9   Max: 31.4
Current: 14.83

-3.9
31.4

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
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Ituran Location and Control, Ltd., was initially incorporated in February 1994 in Israel. In May 1998, it completed the initial public offering of its ordinary shares in Israel. The Company is a provider of location-based services, consisting predominantly of stolen vehicle recovery and tracking services. It also provides wireless communications products used in connection with its location-based services and for various other applications, including automatic meter reading and radio frequency identification. It currently provides its services and sells its products in Israel, Brazil, Argentina and the United States. The Company utilizes technologies that enable precise and secure high-speed data transmission and analysis. Some of the technology underlying its products was originally developed for the Israeli Defense Forces in order to locate downed pilots. Its wireless communications products segment consists of its short- and medium-range two-way wireless modems and are used for various applications, including automatic vehicle location, which it refers to as AVL. Its AVL products enable the location and tracking of vehicles, as well as assets and persons, and are used by the company to provide SVR and fleet management services to its customers. Wireless communications products for AVL applications include: Base Site, Control Center, GPS/GPRS-based products and Smart. Base Site: a radio receiver, which includes a processor and a data computation unit to collect and send data to and from transponders and send that data to control centers as part of the terrestrial infrastructure of the location system. Control Center: a center consisting of software used to collect data from various base sites, conduct location calculations and transmit location data to various customers and law enforcement agencies. GPS/GPRS-based products: navigation and tracking devices installed in vehicles. SMART: a portable transmitter installed in vehicles (including motorcycles) that sends a signal to the base site, enabling the location of vehicles, equipment or an individual. The Company markets and sales in five target groups: insurance companies and agents, car manufacturers, dealers and importers, cooperative sales channels (mostly vehicle fleet operators and owners) and private subscribers.

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