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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.34
TOWR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
54% of the 1947 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. TOWR: 0.34 )
TOWR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.16   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.34

Equity to Asset 0.07
TOWR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
65% of the 1933 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. TOWR: 0.07 )
TOWR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.15   Max: 0.07
Current: 0.07

-0.15
0.07
Interest Coverage 1.65
TOWR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
62% of the 1122 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 27.24 vs. TOWR: 1.65 )
TOWR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 1.65
Current: 1.65

0.53
1.65
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.71
M-Score: -3.00
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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Operating margin (%) 4.09
TOWR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1815 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 6.33 vs. TOWR: 4.09 )
TOWR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2.26   Max: 4.09
Current: 4.09

-2.26
4.09
Net-margin (%) -0.96
TOWR's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1815 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. TOWR: -0.96 )
TOWR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -4.16   Max: 0.86
Current: -0.96

-4.16
0.86
ROE (%) -27.26
TOWR's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 1800 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 7.31 vs. TOWR: -27.26 )
TOWR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -58.16   Max: 28.51
Current: -27.26

-58.16
28.51
ROA (%) -1.71
TOWR's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1819 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. TOWR: -1.71 )
TOWR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.09   Max: 1.46
Current: -1.71

-5.09
1.46
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 15.63
TOWR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1815 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 14.43 vs. TOWR: 15.63 )
TOWR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -5.76   Max: 15.63
Current: 15.63

-5.76
15.63
Revenue Growth (%) -6.00
TOWR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1707 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. TOWR: -6.00 )
TOWR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -6
Current: -6

EBITDA Growth (%) -12.70
TOWR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1489 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. TOWR: -12.70 )
TOWR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -12.7
Current: -12.7

EPS Growth (%) -39.50
TOWR's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. TOWR: -39.50 )
TOWR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -39.5
Current: -39.5

» TOWR's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

TOWR Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 140,000 sh (+1196.3%)
Chuck Royce 1,031,487 sh (-13.6%)
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Q3 2013

TOWR Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 619,796 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 947,487 sh (-8.14%)
Jim Simons 72,500 sh (-48.21%)
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Q4 2013

TOWR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 120,152 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 1,064,487 sh (+12.35%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen 401,818 sh (-35.17%)
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Q1 2014

TOWR Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 116,446 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 15,037 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 14,100 sh (New)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Chuck Royce 998,987 sh (-6.15%)
Joel Greenblatt 88,142 sh (-26.64%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with TOWR

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Reduce -26.64%0.02%$20.54 - $27.06 $ 36.5750%88142
Mario Gabelli 2014-03-31 New Buy$20.54 - $27.06 $ 36.5750%14100
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.06%$18.99 - $22.13 $ 36.5775%120152
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Ratios

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P/B 8.50
TOWR's P/B is ranked lower than
61% of the 2028 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. TOWR: 8.50 )
TOWR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.3   Max: 28.05
Current: 8.5

2.3
28.05
P/S 0.30
TOWR's P/S is ranked higher than
89% of the 2028 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. TOWR: 0.30 )
TOWR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 0.36
Current: 0.3

0.07
0.36
PFCF 5.40
TOWR's PFCF is ranked higher than
96% of the 2028 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 43.56 vs. TOWR: 5.40 )
TOWR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 200.44
Current: 5.4

3.4
200.44
EV-to-EBIT 12.18
TOWR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
80% of the 2028 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 17.19 vs. TOWR: 12.18 )
TOWR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.4   Max: 23.7
Current: 12.18

8.4
23.7
Current Ratio 1.25
TOWR's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 1944 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. TOWR: 1.25 )
TOWR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.95   Max: 1.33
Current: 1.25

0.95
1.33
Quick Ratio 1.08
TOWR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 1944 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. TOWR: 1.08 )
TOWR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 1.17
Current: 1.08

0.83
1.17

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 34.70
TOWR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
59% of the 2028 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. TOWR: 34.70 )
TOWR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 8.93   Max: 294.83
Current: 34.7

8.93
294.83
Price/Median PS Value 2.80
TOWR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
60% of the 2028 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. TOWR: 2.80 )
TOWR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 2.06
Current: 2.8

0.6
2.06
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.90
TOWR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1806 Companies
in the Global Metal Fabrication industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. TOWR: 7.90 )
TOWR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.2   Max: 11.9
Current: 7.9

4.2
11.9

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Metal Fabrication
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Traded in other countries:TWI.Germany
Tower International Inc. is a Delaware Corporation which was formed in 1993. The Company is a manufacturer of engineered structural metal components and assemblies primarily serving automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). It offers its automotive customers a broad product portfolio, supplying body-structure stampings, frame and other chassis structures, as well as complex welded assemblies, for small and large cars, crossovers, pickups and SUVs. It has also recently entered the utility-scale solar energy market with its solar agreement to supply large stamped mirror-facet panels and welded support structures. Its principal trademark or trade name that it uses is Tower Automotive. The Company's products are offered on a diverse mix of vehicle platforms, reflecting the balanced portfolio approach of its business model and the breadth of its product capabilities. It supplies products to approximately 170 vehicle models globally. Its products include, Body structures and assemblies; Chassis, lower vehicle structures and suspension components and Complex body-in-white assemblies. Body structures and assemblies form the basic upper body structure of the vehicle and include structural metal components such as body pillars, roof rails and side sills. Complex body-in-white assemblies are comprised of multiple components and sub-assemblies welded to form major portions of the vehicle's body structure. Lower vehicle frames and structures include chassis structures that make up the 'skeleton' of a vehicle and which are critical to overall performance, particularly in the areas of noise, vibration and harshness, handling and crash management. These products include pickup truck and SUV full frames, automotive engine and rear suspension cradles, floor pan components, and cross members that form the basic lower body structure of the vehicle. It also manufactures a variety of other automotive products and defense and aerospace products. The Company's products are manufactured at 29 production facilities strategically located near its customers in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. It supports its manufacturing operations through eight engineering and sales locations throughout the world. The Company's major 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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