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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 0.82
LEA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
75% of the 1345 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. LEA: 0.82 )
LEA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 40.63
Current: 0.82

0.01
40.63
Equity to Asset 0.36
LEA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
54% of the 1345 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. LEA: 0.36 )
LEA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.03   Max: 0.43
Current: 0.36

-0.03
0.43
Interest Coverage 10.77
LEA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
62% of the 894 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 17.78 vs. LEA: 10.77 )
LEA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 17.12
Current: 10.77

0.58
17.12
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.66
M-Score: -2.57
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 4.82
LEA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1359 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 5.82 vs. LEA: 4.82 )
LEA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -4.26   Max: 6.55
Current: 4.82

-4.26
6.55
Net-margin (%) 2.77
LEA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1359 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.36 vs. LEA: 2.77 )
LEA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -8.08   Max: 8.81
Current: 2.77

-8.08
8.81
ROE (%) 15.87
LEA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1347 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 10.16 vs. LEA: 15.87 )
LEA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -106.99   Max: 71.19
Current: 15.87

-106.99
71.19
ROA (%) 5.56
LEA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1366 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.63 vs. LEA: 5.56 )
LEA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -15.15   Max: 16.87
Current: 5.56

-15.15
16.87
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 41.59
LEA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1365 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 14.91 vs. LEA: 41.59 )
LEA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -36.68   Max: 76.17
Current: 41.59

-36.68
76.17
Revenue Growth (%) 19.30
LEA's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1181 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. LEA: 19.30 )
LEA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -19.4   Max: 28.9
Current: 19.3

-19.4
28.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 17.70
LEA's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. LEA: 17.70 )
LEA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -56.4   Max: 26.4
Current: 17.7

-56.4
26.4
EPS Growth (%) 7.20
LEA's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 960 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. LEA: 7.20 )
LEA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -32.6   Max: 123.2
Current: 7.2

-32.6
123.2
» LEA's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

LEA Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 130,000 sh (+310.09%)
Steven Cohen 264,598 sh (+86.03%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 272,439 sh (-4.3%)
Jeremy Grantham 8,226 sh (-6.67%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,721,127 sh (-12.86%)
Mario Gabelli 26,450 sh (-22.55%)
David Dreman 430 sh (-72.68%)
Louis Moore Bacon 10,000 sh (-75%)
Paul Tudor Jones 18,100 sh (-78.66%)
Charles Brandes 31,967 sh (-83.81%)
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Q1 2014

LEA Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 77,556 sh (New)
Jim Simons 171,334 sh (New)
David Dreman 1,943 sh (+351.86%)
Steven Cohen 433,734 sh (+63.92%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,879,627 sh (+9.21%)
Mario Gabelli 26,450 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Charles Brandes Sold Out
Chuck Royce 128,200 sh (-1.38%)
Pioneer Investments 265,186 sh (-2.66%)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,900 sh (-50.83%)
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Q2 2014

LEA Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Burbank 3,113 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,952 sh (+45.53%)
David Dreman 2,122 sh (+9.21%)
Chuck Royce 133,300 sh (+3.98%)
Steven Cohen 720,800 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 25,950 sh (-1.89%)
Pioneer Investments 253,121 sh (-4.55%)
Jim Simons 127,600 sh (-25.53%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,368,014 sh (-27.22%)
Joel Greenblatt 2,730 sh (-96.48%)
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Q3 2014

LEA Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ray Dalio 15,700 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 9,762 sh (+257.58%)
Paul Tudor Jones 34,375 sh (+165.4%)
Chuck Royce 177,700 sh (+33.31%)
John Burbank 3,668 sh (+17.83%)
David Dreman 2,476 sh (+16.68%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 25,650 sh (-1.16%)
Pioneer Investments 244,380 sh (-3.45%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 669,472 sh (-51.06%)
Steven Cohen 291,200 sh (-59.6%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LEA

(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
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2014-09-30 Reduce -51.06%0.22%$90.16 - $103.28 $ 95.39-2%669472
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 257.58%0.01%$90.16 - $103.28 $ 95.39-2%9762
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 New Buy0.01%$90.16 - $103.28 $ 95.39-2%15700
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2014-06-30 Reduce -27.22%0.16%$80.46 - $91.51 $ 95.3911%1368014
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -96.48%0.09%$80.46 - $91.51 $ 95.3911%2730
John Burbank 2014-06-30 New Buy$80.46 - $91.51 $ 95.3911%3113
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.1%$71.97 - $84.02 $ 95.3920%77556
Charles Brandes 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.03%$71.97 - $84.02 $ 95.3920%0
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Add 351.86%0.01%$71.97 - $84.02 $ 95.3920%1943
Charles Brandes 2013-12-31 Reduce -83.81%0.15%$70.31 - $83.11 $ 95.3922%31967
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Reduce -72.68%0.01%$70.31 - $83.11 $ 95.3922%430
Mario Gabelli 2013-12-31 Reduce -22.55%$70.31 - $83.11 $ 95.3922%26450
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Global Vehicle Production Ripples Benefit Lear Corporation and Automotive Market
Eleven billionaire investors hold Lear Corporation (LEA), a leading global supplier of automotive seating and electrical distribution systems, reporting a strong third quarter. With third quarter reports that global vehicle production is up by 4% from a year ago, production increases will ripple across all of the major automotive markets in the world. Lear will be ready with a new seating manufacturing plant in Romania, opening in January to serve all major European automotive manufacturers. Read more...

Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 16.20
LEA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1415 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 16.60 vs. LEA: 16.20 )
LEA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.34   Max: 18.25
Current: 16.2

2.34
18.25
P/B 2.45
LEA's P/B is ranked higher than
57% of the 1415 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. LEA: 2.45 )
LEA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.23   Max: 2.65
Current: 2.45

1.23
2.65
P/S 0.45
LEA's P/S is ranked higher than
78% of the 1415 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. LEA: 0.45 )
LEA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 0.51
Current: 0.45

0.26
0.51
PFCF 20.04
LEA's PFCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 1415 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LEA: 20.04 )
LEA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.41   Max: 85.61
Current: 20.04

8.41
85.61
EV-to-EBIT 9.31
LEA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
85% of the 1415 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 14.00 vs. LEA: 9.31 )
LEA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -40.1   Max: 31.1
Current: 9.31

-40.1
31.1
PEG 2.25
LEA's PEG is ranked higher than
80% of the 1415 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 13.38 vs. LEA: 2.25 )
LEA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0   Max: 14.33
Current: 2.25

0
14.33
Shiller P/E 15.07
LEA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
88% of the 1415 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 44.45 vs. LEA: 15.07 )
LEA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.4   Max: 79.44
Current: 15.07

9.4
79.44
Current Ratio 1.35
LEA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 1352 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. LEA: 1.35 )
LEA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 1.58
Current: 1.35

0.57
1.58
Quick Ratio 1.12
LEA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 1352 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. LEA: 1.12 )
LEA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 1.39
Current: 1.12

0.49
1.39

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.81
LEA's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
75% of the 1063 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. LEA: 0.81 )
LEA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 1.46
Current: 0.81

0.24
1.46
Dividend Payout 0.13
LEA's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
87% of the 1415 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. LEA: 0.13 )
LEA' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.19
Current: 0.13

0.02
0.19
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.80
LEA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
79% of the 1077 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. LEA: 0.80 )
LEA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 1.46
Current: 0.8

0.24
1.46
Share Buyback Rate 7.20
LEA's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. LEA: 7.20 )
LEA' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 11.7   Max: -12.8
Current: 7.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Tangible Book 3.22
LEA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
57% of the 1415 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. LEA: 3.22 )
LEA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.64   Max: 3.03
Current: 3.22

1.64
3.03
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.40
LEA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1415 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 3.37 vs. LEA: 1.40 )
LEA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 2.2
Current: 1.4

0.93
2.2
Price/Median PS Value 1.13
LEA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 1415 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. LEA: 1.13 )
LEA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 1.2
Current: 1.13

0.67
1.2
Price/Graham Number 1.46
LEA's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
68% of the 1415 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. LEA: 1.46 )
LEA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 1.41
Current: 1.46

0.42
1.41
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 10.70
LEA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1342 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. LEA: 10.70 )
LEA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 23.6
Current: 10.7

3.2
23.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.07
LEA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. LEA: 1.07 )
LEA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.6   Max: 4.2
Current: 1.07

-0.6
4.2

Business Description

Industry: Autos » Auto Parts
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Traded in other countries:LE6N.Germany
Lear Corp was incorporated in Delaware in 1987. The Company provides seating and electrical distribution systems and related components to virtually every major automotive manufacturer in the world. They have manufacturing, engineering and administrative capabilities in 36 countries with 226 locations and are continuing to grow our business in all automotive producing regions of the world. There seating business consists of the design, engineering, just-in-time assembly and delivery of complete seat systems, as well as the manufacture of all major seat components, including seat structures and mechanisms, seat covers, seat foam and headrests. Our electrical business consists of the design, engineering and manufacturing of complete electrical distribution systems that route electrical signals and manage electrical power within a vehicle for both traditional powertrain vehicles, as well as high-power for hybrid and electric vehicles. Key components of our electrical business include wiring harnesses, terminals and connectors, junction boxes, electronic control modules and wireless control devices. We are one of only four suppliers with complete electrical capabilities in every major automotive producing market in the world. The Company is a complete automotive seat systems and certain key individual component parts. They produce seat systems that are fully assembled and ready for installation in automobiles and light trucks. Seat systems are generally designed and engineered for specific vehicle models or platforms. They develop seat systems and components for all vehicle segments from compact cars to full-size sport utility vehicles. They provides luxury and performance automotive seating, providing craftsmanship, elegance in design, use of innovative materials and industry-leading technology required by the premium automakers, including Alfa Romeo Automobiles S.p.A., Audi AG, Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A., BMW, Cadillac, Ferrari S.p.A., Jaguar Land Rover, Lincoln, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche AG. The Company also produce components that comprise the seat assemblies, such as seat structures and mechanisms, seat trim covers, headrests and seat foam. The Company's primary independent competitor in this segment globally is Johnson Controls, Inc. Other competitors in this segment include Faurecia S.A., Toyota Boshoku Corporation, TS Tech Co., Ltd. and Magna International Inc., which have varying market presence depending on the region, country or automotive manufacturer. Peugeot S.A., Toyota Motor Corporation and Honda Motor Co. Ltd. hold equity ownership positions in Faurecia S.A., Toyota Boshoku Corporation and TS Tech Co., Ltd., respectively. The Company is subject to local, state, federal and foreign laws, regulations and ordinances which govern activities or operations that may have adverse environmental effects and which impose liability for clean-up costs resulting from past spills, disposals or other releases of hazardo
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