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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 1.08
LEA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
64% of the 1170 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. LEA: 1.08 )
LEA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 2.52
Current: 1.08

0.01
2.52
Equity to Asset 0.37
LEA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
51% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. LEA: 0.37 )
LEA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.43
Current: 0.37

0.03
0.43
Interest Coverage 10.77
LEA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
61% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 15.88 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: 4
Z-Score: 3.42
M-Score: -2.63
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 (%) 4.54
LEA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 5.27 vs. LEA: 4.54 )
LEA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -4.26   Max: 6.55
Current: 4.54

-4.26
6.55
Net-margin (%) 2.66
LEA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 3.84 vs. LEA: 2.66 )
LEA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -8.08   Max: 8.81
Current: 2.66

-8.08
8.81
ROE (%) 14.16
LEA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1159 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 8.52 vs. LEA: 14.16 )
LEA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -346.86   Max: 38.98
Current: 14.16

-346.86
38.98
ROA (%) 5.18
LEA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1172 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 3.92 vs. LEA: 5.18 )
LEA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -16.67   Max: 15.66
Current: 5.18

-16.67
15.66
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 41.08
LEA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 13.58 vs. LEA: 41.08 )
LEA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -39.52   Max: 63.4
Current: 41.08

-39.52
63.4
Revenue Growth (%) 19.30
LEA's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 959 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 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
84% of the 855 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 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
68% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 11.30 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

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Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

LEA Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Chuck Royce 16,800 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2,201,100 sh (+16.97%)
Paul Tudor Jones 122,600 sh (+6.98%)
Mario Gabelli 36,150 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 72,760 sh (-6.27%)
Jim Simons 783,900 sh (-16.26%)
Charles Brandes 243,255 sh (-22.24%)
Pioneer Investments 168,285 sh (-48.56%)
Steven Cohen 6,417 sh (-99.24%)
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Q2 2013

LEA Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Ray Dalio 5,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 167,700 sh (+2513.37%)
Pioneer Investments 288,244 sh (+71.28%)
Chuck Royce 21,400 sh (+27.38%)
Jim Simons 976,900 sh (+24.62%)
Mario Gabelli 36,150 sh (unchged)
Charles Brandes 240,479 sh (-1.14%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2,146,728 sh (-2.47%)
David Dreman 58,042 sh (-20.23%)
Paul Tudor Jones 82,100 sh (-33.03%)
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Q3 2013

LEA Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Louis Moore Bacon 40,000 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 8,814 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 31,700 sh (+48.13%)
Paul Tudor Jones 84,800 sh (+3.29%)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 284,671 sh (-1.24%)
Mario Gabelli 34,150 sh (-5.53%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,975,188 sh (-7.99%)
Steven Cohen 142,232 sh (-15.19%)
Charles Brandes 197,451 sh (-17.89%)
Jim Simons 424,500 sh (-56.55%)
David Dreman 1,574 sh (-97.29%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LEA

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Charles Brandes 2013-12-31 Reduce -83.81%0.15%$70.31 - $83.11 $ 836%31967
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Reduce -72.68%0.01%$70.31 - $83.11 $ 836%430
Mario Gabelli 2013-12-31 Reduce -22.55%$70.31 - $83.11 $ 836%26450
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Reduce -97.29%0.12%$61.19 - $73 $ 8320%1574
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Sold Out $61.19 - $73 $ 8320%0
David Dreman 2013-06-30 Reduce -20.23%0.02%$50.98 - $61.03 $ 8344%58042
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 New Buy$50.98 - $61.03 $ 8344%5000
Charles Brandes 2013-03-31 Reduce -22.24%0.04%$46.84 - $56.46 $ 8360%243255
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$39.24 - $46.16 $ 8394%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -80.4%0.12%$34.9 - $42.07 $ 83116%10882
Charles Brandes 2012-09-30 Add 98.36%0.07%$34.9 - $42.07 $ 83116%322906
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Reduce -45.01%0.18%$37.11 - $47.25 $ 83103%55528
Charles Brandes 2012-06-30 New Buy0.06%$37.11 - $47.25 $ 83103%162785
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 31.57%0.1%$40.73 - $47.01 $ 8399%100982
John Paulson 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.96%$36.03 - $49.69 $ 8393%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 206.71%0.25%$36.03 - $49.69 $ 8393%76751
David Dreman 2011-12-31 New Buy0.06%$36.03 - $49.69 $ 8393%67553
Mario Gabelli 2011-12-31 Reduce -36.75%0.01%$36.03 - $49.69 $ 8393%36150
George Soros 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0078%$39.33 - $54.61 $ 8379%0
George Soros 2011-06-30 Reduce -57.02%0.01%$45.8 - $53.56 $ 8368%10400
Joel Greenblatt 2011-03-31 New Buy0.39%$47.495 - $55.96 $ 8359%26859
George Soros 2011-03-31 Add 51.25%$47.495 - $55.96 $ 8359%24200
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Ratios

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industry
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P/E(ttm) 16.80
LEA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1022 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 15.50 vs. LEA: 16.80 )
LEA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.34   Max: 16.84
Current: 16.8

2.34
16.84
P/B 2.10
LEA's P/B is ranked lower than
53% of the 1154 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. LEA: 2.10 )
LEA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.23   Max: 2.39
Current: 2.1

1.23
2.39
P/S 0.40
LEA's P/S is ranked higher than
71% of the 1198 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. LEA: 0.40 )
LEA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 0.51
Current: 0.4

0.26
0.51
PFCF 19.40
LEA's PFCF is ranked higher than
56% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 16.80 vs. LEA: 19.40 )
LEA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.41   Max: 85.61
Current: 19.4

8.41
85.61
EV-to-EBIT 9.20
LEA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
77% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 12.08 vs. LEA: 9.20 )
LEA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4   Max: 30.4
Current: 9.2

4
30.4
PEG 2.20
LEA's PEG is ranked lower than
53% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. LEA: 2.20 )
LEA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0   Max: 14.33
Current: 2.2

0
14.33
Shiller P/E 15.30
LEA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
75% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 20.03 vs. LEA: 15.30 )
LEA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.42   Max: 80.77
Current: 15.3

9.42
80.77

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.90
LEA's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
75% of the 888 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. LEA: 0.90 )
LEA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 1.46
Current: 0.9

0.24
1.46
Dividend Payout 0.14
LEA's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
78% of the 782 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.23 vs. LEA: 0.14 )
LEA' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.14
Current: 0.14

0.04
0.14
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.90
LEA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
77% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. LEA: 0.90 )
LEA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 1.46
Current: 0.9

0.24
1.46
Share Buyback Rate 7.20
LEA's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 652 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 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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history
Price/Tangible Book 3.10
LEA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
63% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. LEA: 3.10 )
LEA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.74   Max: 3.03
Current: 3.1

1.74
3.03
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.30
LEA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
72% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. LEA: 1.30 )
LEA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 2.15
Current: 1.3

0.92
2.15
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
LEA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
64% of the 1113 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. LEA: 1.10 )
LEA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 1.2
Current: 1.1

0.75
1.2
Price/Graham Number 1.40
LEA's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
50% of the 987 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. LEA: 1.40 )
LEA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 1.39
Current: 1.4

0.48
1.39
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 10.90
LEA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1075 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. LEA: 10.90 )
LEA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 24.7
Current: 10.9

3.3
24.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.72
LEA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
64% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 8.27 vs. LEA: 1.72 )
LEA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.4   Max: 4.3
Current: 1.72

-0.4
4.3

Business Description

Industry: Autos » Auto Parts
Compare:WBC, BWA, PTAIY, DNZOY, ALV » details
Traded in other countries:LE6N.Germany
Lear Corporation was incorporated in Delaware in 1987. The Company and its affiliates design and manufacture complete automotive seat systems and the components thereof, as well as electrical distribution systems and electronic products. It currently conducts its business in two product operating segments: seat and electrical power management systems. The seating segment consists of the design, manufacture, assembly and supply of vehicle seating requirements. The Company produces seat systems that are fully assembled and ready for installation in automobiles and light trucks. In all cases, seat systems are designed and engineered for specific vehicle models or platforms. It has developed modular seat architectures for both front and rear seats, whereby it utilizes pre-developed, modular design concepts to build a program-specific seat, incorporating the latest performance requirements and safety technology, in a shorter period of time, thereby assisting its customers in achieving a faster time-to-market and lower cost. The Company's seat systems can be designed to achieve maximum passenger comfort by adding a wide range of manual and power features, such as lumbar supports, cushion and back bolsters and leg supports. The EPMS segment consists of the design, manufacture, assembly and supply of electrical distribution systems and components for traditional powertrain vehicles, as well as for hybrid and electric vehicles. With the increase in the number of electrical features and electronically controlled functions on the vehicle, there is an increasing focus on improving the functionality of the vehicle's electrical architecture. The Company is able to provide its customers with design and engineering solutions and manufactured systems, modules and components that optimally integrate the entire electrical distribution system, consisting of wiring, terminals and connectors, junction boxes and electronic modules, within the overall architecture of the vehicle. Within each of its operating segments, the Company competes with a number of independent suppliers and automotive manufacturer in-house operations, mainly on the basis of cost, quality, technology, delivery and service. The Company's main independent competitor globally is Johnson Controls. Faurecia, Toyota Boshoku, TS Tech Co., Ltd. and Magna International Inc. also have a presence in this market. In Electrical Power Management segment, the Company's competitors include Delphi, Yazaki, Sumitomo and Leoni. The Company is subject to local, state, federal and foreign laws, regulations and ordinances which govern activities or operations that might have adverse environmental effects and which impose liability for clean-up costs resulting from past spills, disposals or other releases of hazardous wastes and environmental compliance.

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