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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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.02
TAL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
92% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. TAL: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
TAL' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.05 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.02
Equity to Asset 0.14
TAL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
90% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. TAL: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
TAL' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.01  Med: 0.18 Max: 0.31
Current: 0.14
-0.01
0.31
Interest Coverage 1.93
TAL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
84% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.82 vs. TAL: 1.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
TAL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.24  Med: 2.35 Max: 2.93
Current: 1.93
1.24
2.93
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.35
M-Score: -3.18
WACC vs ROIC
4.47%
3.79%
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 34.22
TAL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.37 vs. TAL: 34.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
TAL' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 28.1  Med: 42.06 Max: 58.78
Current: 34.22
28.1
58.78
Net-margin (%) 10.36
TAL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.58 vs. TAL: 10.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
TAL' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.04  Med: 17.41 Max: 22.27
Current: 10.36
3.04
22.27
ROE (%) 10.47
TAL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.05 vs. TAL: 10.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
TAL' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.42  Med: 15.95 Max: 22.14
Current: 10.47
-5.42
22.14
ROA (%) 1.56
TAL's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. TAL: 1.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
TAL' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.74  Med: 3.02 Max: 3.84
Current: 1.56
0.74
3.84
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 5.84
TAL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 266 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.42 vs. TAL: 5.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
TAL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.33  Med: 10.21 Max: 16.81
Current: 5.84
8.33
16.81
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 7.10
TAL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. TAL: 7.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TAL' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 5.10 Max: 16.9
Current: 7.1
0
16.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 6.10
TAL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. TAL: 6.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TAL' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 6.10 Max: 22.8
Current: 6.1
0
22.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 3.30
TAL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. TAL: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TAL' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 10.40 Max: 45.2
Current: 3.3
0
45.2
» TAL's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-07-29)


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

TAL Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 17,428 sh (New)
Jim Simons 48,006 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 8,300 sh (-0.19%)
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Q3 2015

TAL Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 70,706 sh (+47.29%)
Paul Tudor Jones 24,200 sh (+38.86%)
Murray Stahl Sold Out
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Q4 2015

TAL Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 47,100 sh (-33.39%)
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Q1 2016

TAL Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 111,806 sh (+137.38%)
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Business Description

Industry: Consulting & Outsourcing » Rental & Leasing Services
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Traded in other countries:T5X.Germany,
TAL International Group Inc is a lessor of intermodal containers and chassis. The Company operates in two business segments namely Equipment leasing and Equipment trading.

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 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, intermodal containers. 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 suppliers. The Company purchases 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 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.

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 6.23
TAL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
89% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.92 vs. TAL: 6.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
TAL' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.25  Med: 10.96 Max: 38.41
Current: 6.23
3.25
38.41
Forward P/E 10.34
TAL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
52% of the 54 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.67 vs. TAL: 10.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 6.23
TAL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
89% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.93 vs. TAL: 6.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
TAL' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.25  Med: 10.96 Max: 38.41
Current: 6.23
3.25
38.41
P/B 0.67
TAL's P/B is ranked higher than
83% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. TAL: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
TAL' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.94 Max: 2.76
Current: 0.67
0.47
2.76
P/S 0.66
TAL's P/S is ranked higher than
66% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. TAL: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
TAL' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 2.11 Max: 3.17
Current: 0.66
0.43
3.17
POCF 1.04
TAL's POCF is ranked higher than
95% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.37 vs. TAL: 1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
TAL' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 4.01 Max: 6.9
Current: 1.04
0.78
6.9
EV-to-EBIT 15.80
TAL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
54% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.33 vs. TAL: 15.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
TAL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.4  Med: 13.15 Max: 19.8
Current: 15.8
8.4
19.8
EV-to-EBITDA 7.43
TAL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
60% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.87 vs. TAL: 7.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
TAL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4  Med: 7.50 Max: 9.8
Current: 7.43
4
9.8
PEG 0.48
TAL's PEG is ranked higher than
75% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. TAL: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
TAL' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.64 Max: 5.88
Current: 0.48
0.36
5.88
Shiller P/E 4.81
TAL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.36 vs. TAL: 4.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
TAL' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.55  Med: 17.43 Max: 25.34
Current: 4.81
3.55
25.34
Current Ratio 0.33
TAL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
96% of the 254 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. TAL: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
TAL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.48 Max: 3.5
Current: 0.33
0.27
3.5
Quick Ratio 0.33
TAL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
95% of the 254 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. TAL: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
TAL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.48 Max: 3.5
Current: 0.33
0.27
3.5
Days Sales Outstanding 50.08
TAL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
63% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 60.14 vs. TAL: 50.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
TAL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 34.26  Med: 43.16 Max: 48.08
Current: 50.08
34.26
48.08

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 15.94
TAL's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
97% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. TAL: 15.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
TAL' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 6.04 Max: 27.74
Current: 15.94
0.22
27.74
Dividend Payout 1.13
TAL's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
74% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. TAL: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
TAL' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.73 Max: 3.75
Current: 1.13
0.01
3.75
Dividend Growth (3y) 13.10
TAL's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
70% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. TAL: 13.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
TAL' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -55.40 Max: 288.7
Current: 13.1
0
288.7
Forward Dividend Yield 15.75
TAL's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
97% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. TAL: 15.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 471.76
TAL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
100% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.49 vs. TAL: 471.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
TAL' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.51  Med: 178.76 Max: 820.98
Current: 471.76
6.51
820.98
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.20
TAL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 vs. TAL: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
TAL' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -48.2  Med: 0.50 Max: 0
Current: 0.2
-48.2
0

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.77
TAL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
80% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. TAL: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
TAL' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.76  Med: 2.29 Max: 3.14
Current: 0.77
0.76
3.14
Price/Median PS Value 0.31
TAL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. TAL: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
TAL' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.99 Max: 1.47
Current: 0.31
0.27
1.47
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.24
TAL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
60% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. TAL: 1.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
TAL' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.65 Max: 2.95
Current: 1.24
0.4
2.95
Price/Graham Number 0.46
TAL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
90% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. TAL: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
TAL' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 1.08 Max: 1.95
Current: 0.46
0.38
1.95
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.30
TAL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. TAL: 6.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
TAL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5  Med: 7.60 Max: 12
Current: 6.3
5
12
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -80.67
TAL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. TAL: -80.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
TAL' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -132.6  Med: -17.50 Max: -0.9
Current: -80.67
-132.6
-0.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $664.9
EPS (TTM) $ 2.08
Beta2.21
Short Percentage of Float3.45%
52-Week Range $8.15 - 33.37
Shares Outstanding (Mil)33.40

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 1.11 1.84
EPS w/o NRI ($) 1.11 1.84
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
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