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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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.26
TM's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
55% of the 1207 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. TM: 0.26 )
TM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 0.49
Current: 0.26

0.19
0.49
Equity to Asset 0.35
TM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
51% of the 1201 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. TM: 0.35 )
TM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 0.48
Current: 0.35

0.34
0.48
Interest Coverage 116.77
TM's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
81% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 17.38 vs. TM: 116.77 )
TM' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.42   Max: 116.77
Current: 116.77

4.42
116.77
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 1.74
M-Score: -2.71
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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Operating margin (%) 8.92
TM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1158 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.68 vs. TM: 8.92 )
TM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2.25   Max: 9.64
Current: 8.92

-2.25
9.64
Net-margin (%) 7.10
TM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1158 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. TM: 7.10 )
TM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -2.13   Max: 7.1
Current: 7.1

-2.13
7.1
ROE (%) 12.60
TM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1153 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 10.05 vs. TM: 12.60 )
TM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -4.34   Max: 14.47
Current: 12.6

-4.34
14.47
ROA (%) 4.40
TM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.37 vs. TM: 4.40 )
TM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.5   Max: 5.29
Current: 4.4

-1.5
5.29
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 18.80
TM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1158 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 16.21 vs. TM: 18.80 )
TM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -4.03   Max: 21.73
Current: 18.8

-4.03
21.73
Revenue Growth (%) 10.20
TM's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1028 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. TM: 10.20 )
TM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -9.9   Max: 14.8
Current: 10.2

-9.9
14.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 27.60
TM's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 923 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. TM: 27.60 )
TM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -32.6   Max: 38.1
Current: 27.6

-32.6
38.1
EPS Growth (%) 64.10
TM's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 843 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. TM: 64.10 )
TM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -49.2   Max: 65.7
Current: 64.1

-49.2
65.7
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TM Guru Trades in Q4 2013

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John Rogers 5,698 sh (+41.71%)
Ken Fisher 4,571,217 sh (+0.54%)
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Bill Gates Sold Out
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Sarah Ketterer 131,409 sh (+10.69%)
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Ken Fisher 4,635,910 sh (+1.42%)
Charles Brandes 679,646 sh (+1.29%)
John Rogers 5,718 sh (+0.35%)
Ken Heebner Sold Out
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TM Guru Trades in Q2 2014

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Julian Robertson 2013-06-30 New Buy2.4%$99.95 - $129.72 $ 119.182%318900
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Guru Investment Theses on Toyota Motor Corp

Third Avenue Management Comments on Toyota - Jun 06, 2014

Perhaps because it has "Toyota" (TM) in its name or perhaps because it spun out Toyota Motor years ago, many people view Toyota industries as largely an automotive parts type company. it is, but also derives around 50% of operating income from its material handling equipment business, where it is the global market share leader. The company also has a logistics segment and a textiles machinery business. The company is profitable and growing and, furthermore, has an attractive investment securities portfolio, the value of which exceeds Toyota industries' current market value. The businesses are separable but not likely saleable (perhaps if it were not a Japanese company). Changes in corporate governance are afoot in Japan. The government is working on new corporate governance rules requiring independent directors, or in the absence of that, an explanation of deviations. Further, Japan is working on a Stewardship Code to encourage institutional investors to disclose their proxy votes and engage in dialogue with companies on issues that could impact long-term share value. a new stock index, the JpX- Nikkei 400, highlights this new focus. To be included in the index, companies must meet certain corporate governance and profitability requirements.





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John Rogers Comments on Toyota Motors - Aug 17, 2012

From his second quarter commentary:

In our international and global portfolios, we recently made a large investment in Toyota Motors (TM), a 75-year old company whose best days, in our opinion, are still ahead. While it is not a play on Cloud Computing or China or the iPhone, it is a multi-billion dollar business that has delighted customers globally with its well-engineered and reliable, low-cost products. Allow us to share our views that drive our investment thesis:

- It does not manufacture in China, yet ranks among the lowest cost producers of its products in the world
- It does not charge the highest prices, yet delivers the best quality in each of its product segments
- It leads in next generation technologies in its industry and is usually the first to commercially deploy them
- Hundreds of books have been published on its business model, yet no company has replicated its recipe to secure sustainable competitive advantages
- It is dominant in its home market and even more successful overseas, with 50% of revenues stemming from exports
- It has one of the strongest balance sheets in its sector

A Perfect Storm

How can such a terrific franchise also be a terrific investment bargain? A perfect storm erupted for Toyota and the stock fell more than -50%. Not only did the industry undergo a severe downturn, but its manufacturing facilities suffered from natural catastrophes, creating cost, quality and supply chain problems. Like any astute leadership team, management took advantage of the crisis and engaged in deeper soul searching to uncover underlying problems hidden by past success. One key problem was that the company had become too focused on production targets, instead of on the changing priorities and tastes of consumers.

A Bold Move Forward

While Toyota has always prided itself on making small but continuous improvements, it made a bold move to fundamentally overhaul its organizational structure, manufacturing base and product lineup. Design engineers were given equality of status alongside production engineers. Sales and distribution channels received a direct voice to Design Teams. This 360 degree feedback loop ensures that products are designed, engineered and produced to 'wow' the consumer on cost and efficiency, as well as on aesthetics and feel.

With industry sales recovering, the company's sales have stabilized, profits have improved and cash-flow generation has increased dramatically. Yet, the stock remains undervalued due to headwinds from currency appreciation. We take solace in the fact that the company has a proven track record of pioneering manufacturing practices, which deliver ongoing improvement in efficiency. There is no reason to believe Toyota Motors won't overcome this currency headwind in the future, just as they have in the past, by reducing costs, improving productivity and increasing their overseas production ratio. Its engineering knowhow and manufacturing prowess has allowed it to offer low-priced, entry-level cars (Corolla & Camry) to next generation technology hybrid cars (Prius) to highend, luxury models (Lexus). The CEO, Akio Toyoda, personally test-drives each car model and recommends design and feature changes. In our judgment, he is the right person to lead a company that needs to master the soft parts of the car (design, soul, feel) as it has the hard ones (reliability, fuel efficiency and value engineering).

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Top Ranked Articles about Toyota Motor Corp

Third Avenue Management Comments on Toyota
Perhaps because it has "Toyota" (TM) in its name or perhaps because it spun out Toyota Motor years ago, many people view Toyota industries as largely an automotive parts type company. it is, but also derives around 50% of operating income from its material handling equipment business, where it is the global market share leader. The company also has a logistics segment and a textiles machinery business. The company is profitable and growing and, furthermore, has an attractive investment securities portfolio, the value of which exceeds Toyota industries' current market value. The businesses are separable but not likely saleable (perhaps if it were not a Japanese company). Changes in corporate governance are afoot in Japan. The government is working on new corporate governance rules requiring independent directors, or in the absence of that, an explanation of deviations. Further, Japan is working on a Stewardship Code to encourage institutional investors to disclose their proxy votes and engage in dialogue with companies on issues that could impact long-term share value. a new stock index, the JpX- Nikkei 400, highlights this new focus. To be included in the index, companies must meet Read more...
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A vital indicator of consumer spending, the U.S. auto sales spike for the month of August is very positive news. The three top-selling auto makers, General Motors, Toyota, and Ford, are reporting sales increases of 15% - 18.4% year over year, making August 2013 the best-selling month auto makers have seen in five years. Read more...

Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 10.40
TM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1271 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 17.40 vs. TM: 10.40 )
TM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.48   Max: 56.52
Current: 10.4

7.48
56.52
P/B 1.30
TM's P/B is ranked higher than
70% of the 1271 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. TM: 1.30 )
TM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 2.35
Current: 1.3

0.76
2.35
P/S 0.70
TM's P/S is ranked higher than
65% of the 1271 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. TM: 0.70 )
TM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 1.14
Current: 0.7

0.35
1.14
PFCF 19.70
TM's PFCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 1271 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 56.81 vs. TM: 19.70 )
TM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.66   Max: 59.85
Current: 19.7

3.66
59.85
EV-to-EBIT 4.36
TM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
96% of the 1271 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 14.74 vs. TM: 4.36 )
TM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.9   Max: 155.2
Current: 4.36

10.9
155.2
PEG 0.50
TM's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 1271 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. TM: 0.50 )
TM' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 2.62
Current: 0.5

0.2
2.62
Shiller P/E 34.60
TM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 1271 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TM: 34.60 )
TM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.48   Max: 37.33
Current: 34.6

6.48
37.33
Current Ratio 1.07
TM's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 1212 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. TM: 1.07 )
TM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1   Max: 1.63
Current: 1.07

1
1.63
Quick Ratio 0.94
TM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 1212 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. TM: 0.94 )
TM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 1.48
Current: 0.94

0.85
1.48

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.00
TM's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
79% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. TM: 1.00 )
TM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 2.6
Current: 1

0.88
2.6
Dividend Payout 0.10
TM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
89% of the 1271 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TM: 0.10 )
TM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 0.64
Current: 0.1

0.24
0.64
Dividend growth (3y) 45.30
TM's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
94% of the 543 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 11.50 vs. TM: 45.30 )
TM' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 45.3
Current: 45.3

0
45.3
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.35
TM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
94% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. TM: 4.35 )
TM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.83   Max: 11.32
Current: 4.35

3.83
11.32
Share Buyback Rate -0.40
TM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
73% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. TM: -0.40 )
TM' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.4   Max: -0.8
Current: -0.4

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.30
TM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
73% of the 1271 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. TM: 1.30 )
TM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 3.01
Current: 1.3

0.97
3.01
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.30
TM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1271 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TM: 1.30 )
TM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 2.17
Current: 1.3

0.85
2.17
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
TM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 1271 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. TM: 1.10 )
TM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 1.95
Current: 1.1

0.69
1.95
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.40
TM's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 1271 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TM: 0.40 )
TM' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 1.89
Current: 0.4

0.41
1.89
Price/Graham Number 0.80
TM's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
83% of the 1271 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. TM: 0.80 )
TM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 2.4
Current: 0.8

0.71
2.4
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 22.90
TM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1127 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. TM: 22.90 )
TM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 23
Current: 22.9

0.6
23
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 47.83
TM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
96% of the 881 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 9.11 vs. TM: 47.83 )
TM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -30.2   Max: 48.6
Current: 47.83

-30.2
48.6

Business Description

Industry: Autos » Auto Manufacturers
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Traded in other countries:TYT.UK, 7203.Japan, 7203.Japan, TOM.Germany, TOMA.Germany, TOYOF.USA
Toyota Motor Corp., is a limited liability, joint-stock company, which was incorporated under the Corporation Act of Japan. It commenced operations in 1933 as the automobile division of Toyota Industries Corporation and became a separate company on August 28, 1937. In 1982, the Toyota Motor Company and Toyota Motor Sales merged into one company, the Toyota Motor Corporation of today. The company conducts business in the automotive industry. It also conducts business in finance and other industries. The Company's business segments are automotive operations, financial services operations and all other operations. Its automotive operations include the design, manufacture, assembly and sale of passenger cars, minivans and commercial vehicles such as trucks and related parts and accessories. Through its subsidiary, Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. ('Daihatsu'), produces and sells mini-vehicles and compact cars. Hino Motors, Ltd. ('Hino'), also a subsidiary of the Company which produces and sells commercial vehicles such as trucks and buses. Its markets for its automobiles are Japan, North America, Europe and Asia. The Company's financial services business consists of providing finance to dealers and their customers for the purchase or lease of Toyota vehicles. The Company through financial services also provides retail leasing through the purchase of lease contracts originated by its dealers. The Company's all other operations business segment includes the design and manufacture of prefabricated housing, information technology related businesses including an e-commerce marketplace called GAZOO.com, and sales promotions for KDDI communication related products (predominantly the au brand). The Company's competitors in Europe are Volkswagen, Opel, Renault, Ford and Peugeot, as well as Korean manufacturers Hyundai and Kia. Its competitors for retail financing and retail leasing include commercial banks, credit unions and other finance companies. The Company is subject to laws in various jurisdictions regulating the levels of pollutants generated by its plants. In addition, it is also subject to regulations relating to the emission levels, fuel economy, noise and safety of its products.

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