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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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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.18
TA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
78% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. TA: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
TA' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.8 Max: N/A
Current: 0.18
Equity to Asset 0.32
TA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
74% of the 903 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. TA: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
TA' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.34 Max: 0.47
Current: 0.32
0.08
0.47
Interest Coverage 1.12
TA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
94% of the 804 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 27.18 vs. TA: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
TA' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.12  Med: 3.8 Max: N/A
Current: 1.12
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 3.34
M-Score: -2.67
WACC vs ROIC
18.49%
1.58%
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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 0.51
TA's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. TA: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
TA' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.83  Med: 0.34 Max: 2.12
Current: 0.51
-1.83
2.12
Net-margin (%) 0.03
TA's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. TA: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
TA' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.91  Med: 0.13 Max: 0.78
Current: 0.03
-1.91
0.78
ROE (%) 0.31
TA's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 924 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.26 vs. TA: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
TA' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.32  Med: 1.4 Max: 51.19
Current: 0.31
-39.32
51.19
ROA (%) 0.11
TA's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 945 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. TA: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
TA' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.13  Med: 1.12 Max: 4.55
Current: 0.11
-10.13
4.55
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 2.80
TA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 942 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 12.47 vs. TA: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
TA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.95  Med: 4.49 Max: 15.2
Current: 2.8
-15.95
15.2
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -14.50
TA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. TA: -14.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TA' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.6  Med: -6.45 Max: 30.1
Current: -14.5
-23.6
30.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 11.70
TA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 661 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. TA: 11.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TA' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -61  Med: 39.55 Max: 125.2
Current: 11.7
-61
125.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 18.20
TA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. TA: 18.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TA' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.4  Med: 33.15 Max: 106.7
Current: 18.2
-22.4
106.7
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-11-09)


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Guru Trades

Q3 2015

TA Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Joel Greenblatt 41,675 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 1,252,214 sh (+52.37%)
David Dreman 131,827 sh (+13.61%)
Jim Simons 1,725,800 sh (+10.44%)
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Q4 2015

TA Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Chuck Royce 1,625,422 sh (+29.80%)
Jim Simons 1,734,300 sh (+0.49%)
David Dreman Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Q1 2016

TA Guru Trades in Q1 2016

David Dreman 21,262 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 1,844,422 sh (+13.47%)
Jim Simons 1,733,400 sh (-0.05%)
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Q2 2016

TA Guru Trades in Q2 2016

David Dreman 21,262 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 1,656,000 sh (-4.47%)
Chuck Royce 1,745,322 sh (-5.37%)
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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TravelCenters of America LLC operates and franchises travel center and convenience store locations. Its products and services include diesel fuel and gasoline, truck repair and maintenance services, full service restaurants, among others.

TravelCenters of America LLC is a limited liability company formed under Delaware law on October 10, 2006. The Company operates and franchises travel center and convenience store locations. Its operating business segments are travel centers and convenience stores. In travel centers segment, the Company operates and franchises travel centers under the TravelCenters of America and TA brand names, or the TA brand, and the Petro Stopping Centers and Petro brand names, or the Petro brand, along the U.S. interstate highway system. Its travel center customers include trucking fleets and their drivers, independent truck drivers and motorists. In convenience stores segment, the Company operates convenience stores with retail gasoline stations, primarily under the Minit Mar brand name, or the Minit Mart brand, that generally serve motorists and are not located at a travel center. These convenience stores typically offer customers gasoline as well as nonfuel products and services such as coffee, groceries and other convenience items, some fresh food offerings and QSRs. Its customers include trucking fleets and their drivers, independent truck drivers and motorists. Its products and services include diesel fuel and gasoline, truck repair and maintenance services, full service restaurants, more than 35 different brands of quick serve restaurants, or QSRs, travel stores and various driver amenities. Some of its locations include gaming operations. Its travel centers included 174 operated under the "TravelCenters of America," "TA" or related brand names, or the TA brand, including 156 that it operated and 16 that franchisees operated, and 75 that were operated under the "Petro Stopping Centers" and "Petro" brand names, or the Petro brand, including 62 that it operated and 14 that franchisees operated. Of its 250 travel centers at December 31, 2014, it owned 37, it leased or managed 188, including 183 that it leased from HPT, and franchisees owned, or leased from others, 25. It subleases to franchisees five of the travel centers it leases from HPT.

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 137.00
TA's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
96% of the 695 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 19.58 vs. TA: 137.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
TA' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.71  Med: 8.21 Max: 173.6
Current: 137
3.71
173.6
PE(NRI) 137.00
TA's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
96% of the 695 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 19.63 vs. TA: 137.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
TA' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.71  Med: 8.21 Max: 173.6
Current: 137
3.71
173.6
P/B 0.51
TA's P/B is ranked higher than
89% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. TA: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
TA' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.49 Max: 2.13
Current: 0.51
0.04
2.13
P/S 0.05
TA's P/S is ranked higher than
98% of the 920 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. TA: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
TA' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.03 Max: 0.09
Current: 0.05
0.01
0.09
POCF 2.73
TA's POCF is ranked higher than
94% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.05 vs. TA: 2.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
TA' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 2.42 Max: 9.17
Current: 2.73
0.23
9.17
EV-to-EBIT 31.80
TA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
83% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 14.37 vs. TA: 31.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
TA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -215.9  Med: 7.3 Max: 58.3
Current: 31.8
-215.9
58.3
EV-to-EBITDA 8.26
TA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
65% of the 769 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.20 vs. TA: 8.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
TA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.4  Med: 4.6 Max: 42.8
Current: 8.26
-2.4
42.8
Current Ratio 1.33
TA's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 886 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. TA: 1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
TA' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.15  Med: 1.55 Max: 2.13
Current: 1.33
1.15
2.13
Quick Ratio 0.81
TA's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. TA: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
TA' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.05 Max: 1.62
Current: 0.81
0.72
1.62
Days Inventory 16.72
TA's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
91% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 87.33 vs. TA: 16.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
TA' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.57  Med: 9.07 Max: 16.72
Current: 16.72
7.57
16.72
Days Sales Outstanding 8.40
TA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
60% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 12.06 vs. TA: 8.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
TA' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.95  Med: 5.31 Max: 8.4
Current: 8.4
2.95
8.4
Days Payable 14.26
TA's Days Payable is ranked lower than
88% of the 661 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 48.49 vs. TA: 14.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
TA' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.49  Med: 8.03 Max: 14.26
Current: 14.26
4.49
14.26

Buy Back

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industry
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history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -10.00
TA's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. TA: -10.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
TA' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -32  Med: -19.15 Max: 0.4
Current: -10
-32
0.4

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.64
TA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
83% of the 815 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. TA: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
TA' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.57 Max: 2.31
Current: 0.64
0.09
2.31
Price/Median PS Value 1.53
TA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
83% of the 841 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. TA: 1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
TA' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.66 Max: 2.89
Current: 1.53
0.14
2.89
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 15.93
TA's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
98% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. TA: 15.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
TA' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 4.07 Max: 18.98
Current: 15.93
0.25
18.98
Price/Graham Number 1.97
TA's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
66% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. TA: 1.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
TA' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.58 Max: 2.34
Current: 1.97
0.28
2.34
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.06
TA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 927 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. TA: 3.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
TA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.7  Med: 8.9 Max: 74147.4
Current: 3.06
1.7
74147.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -31.84
TA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 526 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. TA: -31.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
TA' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -179.1  Med: -33 Max: 13.4
Current: -31.84
-179.1
13.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $5,470
EPS (TTM) $ 0.05
Beta1.73
Short Percentage of Float1.53%
52-Week Range $6.41 - 13.28
Shares Outstanding (Mil)38.85

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 6,396 6,548
EPS ($) 0.85 1.09
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.85 1.09
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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