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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.18
TOWR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
70% of the 1242 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. TOWR: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
TOWR' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.23 Max: N/A
Current: 0.18
Equity to Asset 0.17
TOWR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
93% of the 1223 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. TOWR: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
TOWR' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.15  Med: 0.05 Max: 0.17
Current: 0.17
-0.15
0.17
Interest Coverage 3.24
TOWR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
74% of the 932 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 10.44 vs. TOWR: 3.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
TOWR' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.17 Max: 3.25
Current: 3.24
0.53
3.25
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.09
M-Score: -1.51
WACC vs ROIC
14.75%
80.35%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 3.96
TOWR's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1240 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 5.13 vs. TOWR: 3.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
TOWR' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.26  Med: 2.59 Max: 4.09
Current: 3.96
-2.26
4.09
Net-margin (%) 9.56
TOWR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1241 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 vs. TOWR: 9.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
TOWR' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.16  Med: -1.05 Max: 9.92
Current: 9.56
-4.16
9.92
ROE (%) 162.58
TOWR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
100% of the 1217 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 8.85 vs. TOWR: 162.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
TOWR' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -43.33  Med: 34.93 Max: 161.28
Current: 162.58
-43.33
161.28
ROA (%) 15.71
TOWR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1255 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.07 vs. TOWR: 15.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
TOWR' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.22  Med: -1.67 Max: 16.3
Current: 15.71
-5.22
16.3
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 14.78
TOWR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1251 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 13.23 vs. TOWR: 14.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
TOWR' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.34  Med: 6.56 Max: 16.28
Current: 14.78
-0.34
16.28
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -4.20
TOWR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 1102 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. TOWR: -4.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TOWR' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -6.00 Max: -3
Current: -4.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -1.80
TOWR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 1001 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. TOWR: -1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TOWR' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -12.30 Max: 1.7
Current: -1.8
0
1.7
» TOWR's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-05-07)


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

TOWR Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 62,200 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 496,823 sh (-1.09%)
Mario Gabelli 17,150 sh (-11.37%)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,847 sh (-20.82%)
Joel Greenblatt 184,586 sh (-26.01%)
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Q2 2015

TOWR Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 91,732 sh (+47.48%)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,775 sh (+15.01%)
Mario Gabelli 17,150 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 437,823 sh (-11.88%)
Joel Greenblatt 57,694 sh (-68.74%)
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Q3 2015

TOWR Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Mario Gabelli 17,150 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Chuck Royce 436,323 sh (-0.34%)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,319 sh (-23.39%)
Jim Simons 60,400 sh (-34.16%)
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Q4 2015

TOWR Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 122,900 sh (+103.48%)
Chuck Royce 465,323 sh (+6.65%)
Mario Gabelli 15,250 sh (-11.08%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,025 sh (-11.43%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 2.62
TOWR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 15.29 vs. TOWR: 2.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
TOWR' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.24  Med: 14.21 Max: 30.81
Current: 2.62
2.24
30.81
PE(NRI) 2.90
TOWR's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1021 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 15.39 vs. TOWR: 2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
TOWR' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.46  Med: 14.49 Max: 20.19
Current: 2.9
2.46
20.19
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 2.74
TOWR's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
96% of the 536 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 16.05 vs. TOWR: 2.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
TOWR' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.51  Med: 23.39 Max: 352.07
Current: 2.74
2.51
352.07
P/B 2.28
TOWR's P/B is ranked lower than
69% of the 1194 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. TOWR: 2.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
TOWR' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.17  Med: 5.27 Max: 28.22
Current: 2.28
2.17
28.22
P/S 0.25
TOWR's P/S is ranked higher than
81% of the 1221 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. TOWR: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
TOWR' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.22 Max: 0.4
Current: 0.25
0.07
0.4
POCF 4.74
TOWR's POCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 8.31 vs. TOWR: 4.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
TOWR' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.98  Med: 3.84 Max: 6.26
Current: 4.74
0.98
6.26
EV-to-EBIT 10.97
TOWR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
61% of the 1026 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 12.48 vs. TOWR: 10.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
TOWR' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -607.2  Med: 12.90 Max: 35.9
Current: 10.97
-607.2
35.9
EV-to-EBITDA 5.40
TOWR's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
78% of the 1081 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 8.90 vs. TOWR: 5.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
TOWR' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.9  Med: 5.40 Max: 10.2
Current: 5.4
3.9
10.2
Current Ratio 1.07
TOWR's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 1095 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. TOWR: 1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
TOWR' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 1.14 Max: 1.43
Current: 1.07
0.95
1.43
Quick Ratio 0.91
TOWR's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 1095 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. TOWR: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
TOWR' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 0.99 Max: 1.28
Current: 0.91
0.83
1.28
Days Inventory 15.44
TOWR's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
94% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 58.73 vs. TOWR: 15.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
TOWR' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.75  Med: 15.97 Max: 16.48
Current: 15.44
14.75
16.48
Days Sales Outstanding 53.46
TOWR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
64% of the 992 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 59.37 vs. TOWR: 53.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
TOWR' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.47  Med: 46.71 Max: 64.79
Current: 53.46
29.47
64.79
Days Payable 65.57
TOWR's Days Payable is ranked higher than
61% of the 972 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 52.88 vs. TOWR: 65.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
TOWR' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 44.74  Med: 57.11 Max: 87.26
Current: 65.57
44.74
87.26

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.88
TOWR's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
85% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. TOWR: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
TOWR' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.49 Max: 0.88
Current: 0.88
0.33
0.88
Dividend Payout 0.03
TOWR's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
100% of the 808 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. TOWR: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
TOWR' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.14 Max: 0.26
Current: 0.03
0.02
0.26
Forward Dividend Yield 1.74
TOWR's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
64% of the 1126 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. TOWR: 1.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.88
TOWR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
85% of the 1475 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 2.77 vs. TOWR: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
TOWR' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.49 Max: 0.88
Current: 0.88
0.33
0.88
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -2.20
TOWR's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. TOWR: -2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
TOWR' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.2  Med: -3.40 Max: 0
Current: -2.2
-17.2
0

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 3.25
TOWR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
75% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. TOWR: 3.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
TOWR' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.83  Med: 22.18 Max: 321.64
Current: 3.25
3.83
321.64
Price/Projected FCF 1.75
TOWR's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
66% of the 599 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. TOWR: 1.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
TOWR' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.01  Med: 2.15 Max: 4.35
Current: 1.75
2.01
4.35
Price/Median PS Value 1.14
TOWR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
51% of the 1145 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. TOWR: 1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
TOWR' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.96 Max: 1.82
Current: 1.14
0.39
1.82
Price/Graham Number 0.65
TOWR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
73% of the 872 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. TOWR: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
TOWR' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.76  Med: 2.35 Max: 6.93
Current: 0.65
0.76
6.93
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 9.12
TOWR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1230 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. TOWR: 9.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
TOWR' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.8  Med: 7.45 Max: 10.6
Current: 9.12
2.8
10.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -0.32
TOWR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 660 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 6.99 vs. TOWR: -0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
TOWR' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.8  Med: -3.60 Max: 2.3
Current: -0.32
-7.8
2.3

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $1956
EPS $ 9.06
Beta2.27
Short Percentage of Float2.37%
52-Week Range $19.36 - 31.41
Shares Outstanding(Mil)21.16

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil)
EPS($) 3.16 3.55
EPS without NRI($) 3.16 3.55

Business Description

Industry: Autos » Auto Parts
Compare:SZSE:002363, TSE:5949, SZSE:000757, MEX:RASSINI CPO, SHSE:600523, ISX:AUTO » details
Traded in other countries:TWI.Germany,
Tower International Inc was founded in 1993 as R.J. Tower Corporation. On October 14, 2010, the Company completed its initial public offering. The Company along with its subsidiaries manufactures engineered structural metal components and assemblies, mainly serving automotive original equipment manufacturers ("OEMs"), including Ford, Volkswagen Group, Chrysler, Fiat, Volvo, Nissan, Daimler, Toyota, BMW, Chery, Honda, Geely, and PSA. The Company is comprised of four operating segments: Europe, Asia, North America, and South America. These operating segments are aggregated into two reportable segments. The International segment consists of Europe and Asia while the Americas segment consists of North and South America.The Company has strategically located production facilities in the United States, Germany, Brazil, Belgium, Slovakia, China, Italy, Poland, and Czech Republic, supported by engineering and sales locations in the United States, Germany, Italy, Brazil, Japan, China, and India. Its products include body structures, assemblies and other chassis, structures, as well as lower vehicle systems and suspension components for small and large cars, crossovers, pickups, and sport utility vehicles ("SUVs"). Its main competitors include Magna International, Inc. (Cosma division), Gestamp Automocion, Martinrea International, Gruppo Magnetto, and Benteler Automotive. The Company is subject to various domestic and foreign federal, state and local laws and regulations.
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