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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 0.11
NYSE:TOWR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
83% of the 1255 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. NYSE:TOWR: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NYSE:TOWR' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.23 Max: N/A
Current: 0.11
Equity to Asset 0.16
NYSE:TOWR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
94% of the 1245 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. NYSE:TOWR: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NYSE:TOWR' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.15  Med: 0.05 Max: 0.17
Current: 0.16
-0.15
0.17
Interest Coverage 3.53
NYSE:TOWR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
80% of the 1111 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 18.38 vs. NYSE:TOWR: 3.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:TOWR' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 0.87 Max: 3.53
Current: 3.53
0.53
3.53
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.28
M-Score: -1.72
WACC vs ROIC
16.21%
130.26%
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 4.18
NYSE:TOWR's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1260 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 5.21 vs. NYSE:TOWR: 4.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NYSE:TOWR' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.26  Med: 2.29 Max: 4.18
Current: 4.18
-2.26
4.18
Net-margin (%) 7.99
NYSE:TOWR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1260 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. NYSE:TOWR: 7.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NYSE:TOWR' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.16  Med: -1.08 Max: 9.92
Current: 7.99
-4.16
9.92
ROE (%) 94.46
NYSE:TOWR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1239 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 8.53 vs. NYSE:TOWR: 94.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NYSE:TOWR' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -43.33  Med: 34.93 Max: 161.28
Current: 94.46
-43.33
161.28
ROA (%) 13.64
NYSE:TOWR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1276 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 3.85 vs. NYSE:TOWR: 13.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NYSE:TOWR' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.22  Med: -1.69 Max: 16.3
Current: 13.64
-5.22
16.3
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 15.70
NYSE:TOWR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1273 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 13.56 vs. NYSE:TOWR: 15.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NYSE:TOWR' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.34  Med: 6 Max: 16.28
Current: 15.7
-0.34
16.28
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -1.60
NYSE:TOWR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 1117 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. NYSE:TOWR: -1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:TOWR' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -8.1 Max: -1.6
Current: -1.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 2.60
NYSE:TOWR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 1023 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. NYSE:TOWR: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:TOWR' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -16.1 Max: 2.6
Current: 2.6
0
2.6
» NYSE:TOWR's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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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Q1 2016

TOWR Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Joel Greenblatt 36,210 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 60,600 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 502,323 sh (+7.95%)
Jim Simons 127,300 sh (+3.58%)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,600 sh (-14.21%)
Mario Gabelli 11,700 sh (-23.28%)
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Q2 2016

TOWR Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Joel Greenblatt 147,361 sh (+306.96%)
Paul Tudor Jones 32,419 sh (+276.97%)
Jeremy Grantham 219,865 sh (+262.81%)
Chuck Royce 744,023 sh (+48.12%)
Mario Gabelli 12,000 sh (+2.56%)
Jim Simons 30,400 sh (-76.12%)
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Q3 2016

TOWR Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Chuck Royce 768,423 sh (+3.28%)
Mario Gabelli 12,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 22,889 sh (-29.40%)
Jeremy Grantham 146,611 sh (-33.32%)
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Business Description

Industry: Autos » Auto Parts    NAICS: 336390    SIC: 3714
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Traded in other countries:TWI.Germany,
Tower International Inc is a manufacturer of engineered automotive structural metal components and assemblies. It offers body-structure stampings, frame and other chassis structures, and complex welded assemblies for small and large cars.

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.

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 3.59
TOWR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1007 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 16.51 vs. TOWR: 3.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
TOWR' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.24  Med: 12.89 Max: 31.04
Current: 3.59
2.24
31.04
Forward P/E 7.86
TOWR's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 10.78 vs. TOWR: 7.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 3.50
TOWR's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1011 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 16.52 vs. TOWR: 3.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
TOWR' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.48  Med: 12.45 Max: 20.19
Current: 3.5
2.48
20.19
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 4.22
TOWR's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
94% of the 555 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 16.70 vs. TOWR: 4.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
TOWR' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.36  Med: 10.56 Max: 105.93
Current: 4.22
2.36
105.93
P/B 2.86
TOWR's P/B is ranked lower than
70% of the 1221 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. TOWR: 2.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
TOWR' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.03  Med: 4.98 Max: 28.22
Current: 2.86
2.03
28.22
P/S 0.28
TOWR's P/S is ranked higher than
82% of the 1231 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. TOWR: 0.28 )
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: 0.28
0.07
0.4
POCF 7.63
TOWR's POCF is ranked higher than
56% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 7.99 vs. TOWR: 7.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
TOWR' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.98  Med: 3.99 Max: 7.71
Current: 7.63
0.98
7.71
EV-to-EBIT 11.85
TOWR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
59% of the 1042 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 13.13 vs. TOWR: 11.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
TOWR' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -655.2  Med: 14.2 Max: 37.5
Current: 11.85
-655.2
37.5
EV-to-EBITDA 6.04
TOWR's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
76% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 9.44 vs. TOWR: 6.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
TOWR' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.5  Med: 5.8 Max: 11
Current: 6.04
4.5
11
Current Ratio 1.24
TOWR's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 1244 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. TOWR: 1.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
TOWR' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 1.2 Max: 1.43
Current: 1.24
0.95
1.43
Quick Ratio 1.08
TOWR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 1244 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. TOWR: 1.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
TOWR' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 1.03 Max: 1.28
Current: 1.08
0.83
1.28
Days Inventory 14.70
TOWR's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
94% of the 1221 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 56.27 vs. TOWR: 14.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
TOWR' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.96  Med: 15.88 Max: 17.56
Current: 14.7
13.96
17.56
Days Sales Outstanding 42.36
TOWR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
69% of the 1001 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 61.41 vs. TOWR: 42.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
TOWR' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.47  Med: 48.95 Max: 64.79
Current: 42.36
29.47
64.79
Days Payable 57.38
TOWR's Days Payable is ranked higher than
55% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 51.78 vs. TOWR: 57.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
TOWR' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 44.74  Med: 59.22 Max: 87.26
Current: 57.38
44.74
87.26

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.45
TOWR's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
65% of the 1360 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. TOWR: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
TOWR' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 1.25 Max: 1.89
Current: 1.45
0.33
1.89
Dividend Payout 0.05
TOWR's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
98% of the 844 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. TOWR: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
TOWR' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.13 Max: 0.26
Current: 0.05
0.02
0.26
Forward Dividend Yield 1.55
TOWR's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
66% of the 1336 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 vs. TOWR: 1.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.46
TOWR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
70% of the 1617 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 2.69 vs. TOWR: 1.46 )
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: 1.25 Max: 1.89
Current: 1.46
0.33
1.89
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -1.40
TOWR's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 580 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 vs. TOWR: -1.40 )
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: -17.5  Med: -1.8 Max: 0
Current: -1.4
-17.5
0

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 4.06
TOWR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
76% of the 1176 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. TOWR: 4.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
TOWR' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.03  Med: 17 Max: 321.64
Current: 4.06
3.03
321.64
Price/Projected FCF 2.24
TOWR's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
70% of the 628 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. TOWR: 2.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
TOWR' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.74  Med: 2.09 Max: 4.35
Current: 2.24
1.74
4.35
Price/Median PS Value 1.32
TOWR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
52% of the 1072 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. TOWR: 1.32 )
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: 0.97 Max: 1.82
Current: 1.32
0.39
1.82
Price/Graham Number 0.80
TOWR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
75% of the 895 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. TOWR: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
TOWR' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.85 Max: 6.69
Current: 0.8
0.6
6.69
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.40
TOWR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1250 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. TOWR: 8.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
TOWR' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.7  Med: 6.5 Max: 10.5
Current: 8.4
2.7
10.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 4.93
TOWR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 6.99 vs. TOWR: 4.93 )
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: -2.3 Max: 5.4
Current: 4.93
-7.8
5.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,088
EPS (TTM) $ 7.79
Beta2.51
Short Percentage of Float1.65%
52-Week Range $18.75 - 30.12
Shares Outstanding (Mil)20.34

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 1,915 1,960 2,100
EPS ($) 1.84 3.61 3.90
EPS w/o NRI ($) 1.84 3.61 3.90
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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