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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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Cash to Debt 0.02
TAL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
67% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. TAL: 0.02 )
TAL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.02

Equity to Asset 0.17
TAL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
64% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. TAL: 0.17 )
TAL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.01   Max: 0.31
Current: 0.17

-0.01
0.31
Interest Coverage 2.93
TAL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
59% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.99 vs. TAL: 2.93 )
TAL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.24   Max: 2.93
Current: 2.93

1.24
2.93
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.65
M-Score: -2.61
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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Operating margin (%) 48.88
TAL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.23 vs. TAL: 48.88 )
TAL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -28.67   Max: 58.78
Current: 48.88

-28.67
58.78
Net-margin (%) 20.00
TAL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.39 vs. TAL: 20.00 )
TAL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -19.26   Max: 22.27
Current: 20

-19.26
22.27
ROE (%) 18.29
TAL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.84 vs. TAL: 18.29 )
TAL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -56.63   Max: 21.13
Current: 18.29

-56.63
21.13
ROA (%) 3.13
TAL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.13 vs. TAL: 3.13 )
TAL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.36   Max: 3.97
Current: 3.13

-5.36
3.97
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.94
TAL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.03 vs. TAL: 8.94 )
TAL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.07   Max: 11.4
Current: 8.94

3.07
11.4
Revenue Growth (%) 16.90
TAL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. TAL: 16.90 )
TAL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 16.9
Current: 16.9

0
16.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 19.90
TAL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. TAL: 19.90 )
TAL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 22.7
Current: 19.9

0
22.7
EPS Growth (%) 31.20
TAL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. TAL: 31.20 )
TAL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 45.2
Current: 31.2

0
45.2
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

TAL Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Murray Stahl 7,556 sh (New)
Jim Simons 130,906 sh (+19.98%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q4 2013

TAL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Murray Stahl 7,743 sh (+2.47%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q1 2014

TAL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 10,600 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 6,832 sh (-11.77%)
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Q2 2014

TAL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Murray Stahl 7,744 sh (+13.35%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with TAL

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

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John Keeley 2011-06-30 Sold Out $29.56 - $37.6 $ 44.431%0
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Top Ranked Articles about TAL International Group Inc

Honeywell and TAL International Amp Up Dividends
As the number one maker of small-jet engines and equipment for climate and process control it should come as no surprise that Honeywell International (HON) pleased its shareholders once again. On Oct. 22 Honeywell pumped its quarterly cash dividend by 10% to $0.45 per share. This cash distribution is up from last quarter’s $0.41 per share. Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 11.80
TAL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
89% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. TAL: 11.80 )
TAL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.25   Max: 38.3
Current: 11.8

3.25
38.3
P/B 2.17
TAL's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. TAL: 2.17 )
TAL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 2.76
Current: 2.17

0.47
2.76
P/S 2.36
TAL's P/S is ranked higher than
51% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. TAL: 2.36 )
TAL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 3.17
Current: 2.36

0.43
3.17
EV-to-EBIT 13.90
TAL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
76% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.40 vs. TAL: 13.90 )
TAL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7   Max: 17.8
Current: 13.9

7
17.8
PEG 0.72
TAL's PEG is ranked higher than
92% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TAL: 0.72 )
TAL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 6.57
Current: 0.72

0.42
6.57
Shiller P/E 14.65
TAL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
92% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TAL: 14.65 )
TAL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.27   Max: 32.15
Current: 14.65

13.27
32.15
Current Ratio 0.34
TAL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. TAL: 0.34 )
TAL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 3.5
Current: 0.34

0.27
3.5
Quick Ratio 0.34
TAL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. TAL: 0.34 )
TAL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 3.5
Current: 0.34

0.27
3.5

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 6.43
TAL's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
93% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. TAL: 6.43 )
TAL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 16.1
Current: 6.43

0.22
16.1
Dividend Payout 0.75
TAL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
66% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. TAL: 0.75 )
TAL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 3.68
Current: 0.75

0.01
3.68
Dividend growth (3y) 27.30
TAL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
92% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. TAL: 27.30 )
TAL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 288.7
Current: 27.3

0
288.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 585.58
TAL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
99% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. TAL: 585.58 )
TAL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 19.82   Max: 1450.45
Current: 585.58

19.82
1450.45
Share Buyback Rate -3.10
TAL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
63% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. TAL: -3.10 )
TAL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -48.7
Current: -3.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.43
TAL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
66% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.97 vs. TAL: 2.43 )
TAL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 3.14
Current: 2.43

0.76
3.14
Price/Median PS Value 1.07
TAL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. TAL: 1.07 )
TAL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 1.41
Current: 1.07

0.26
1.41
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.65
TAL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TAL: 0.65 )
TAL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 2.95
Current: 0.65

0.45
2.95
Price/Graham Number 1.13
TAL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
78% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. TAL: 1.13 )
TAL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 1.93
Current: 1.13

0.37
1.93
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.20
TAL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
70% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. TAL: 7.20 )
TAL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.6   Max: 14.3
Current: 7.2

5.6
14.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -4.52
TAL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
53% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.63 vs. TAL: -4.52 )
TAL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -47.1   Max: 3.5
Current: -4.52

-47.1
3.5

Business Description

Industry: Consulting & Outsourcing » Rental & Leasing Services
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Traded in other countries:T5X.Germany
TAL International Group, Inc. was formed on October 26, 2004, and commenced operations on November 4, 2004, when it acquired all of the outstanding capital stock of TAL International Container Corporation. The operations of TAL's predecessor companies commenced in 1963. The Company is a lessors of intermodal containers and chassis. Intermodal containers are large, standardized steel boxes used to transport freight by ship, rail or truck and Chassis are used for the transportation of containers domestically. The Company operates its business in one industry, intermodal transportation equipment, and has two business segments: Equipment leasing and Equipment trading. Its equipment leasing operations include the acquisition, leasing, re-leasing and ultimate sale of multiple types of intermodal transportation equipment, primarily intermodal containers. Its customers are among the world's largest shipping lines and include, among others, APL-NOL, CMA CGM, Hapag-LLoyd, Mediterranean Shipping Company and NYK Line. The Company mainly lease five types of equipment: dry freight containers, which are used for general cargo such as manufactured component parts, consumer staples, electronics and apparel; refrigerated containers, which are used for perishable items such as fresh and frozen foods; special containers, which are used for heavy and oversized cargo such as marble slabs, building products and machinery; chassis, which are used for the transportation of containers domestically; and tank containers, which are used to transport bulk liquid products such as chemicals. Through its operating network, the Company purchases containers from shipping line customers and other sellers of containers and resell these containers to container traders and users of containers for storage and one-way shipments. It has long relationships with all of its major suppliers. The Company purchases most of its containers and chassis in China. There are four large manufacturers of dry and special containers and three large manufacturers of refrigerated containers, though for both dry containers and refrigerated containers. The Company competes with over ten other major intermodal equipment leasing companies, many smaller lessors, manufacturers of intermodal equipment and companies offering finance leases as distinct from operating leases. The Company is subject to federal, state, local and foreign laws and regulations relating to the protection of the environment, including those governing the discharge of pollutants to air and water, the management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes and the cleanup of contaminated sites.
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