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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.28
TOWR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
71% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. TOWR: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
TOWR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.16   Max: N/A
Current: 0.28

Equity to Asset 0.04
TOWR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
97% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. TOWR: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
TOWR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.15   Max: 0.08
Current: 0.04

-0.15
0.08
Interest Coverage 2.32
TOWR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
88% of the 673 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 26.40 vs. TOWR: 2.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
TOWR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 2.32
Current: 2.32

0.53
2.32
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.21
M-Score: -2.88
WACC vs ROIC
9.14%
16.48%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 3.93
TOWR's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1164 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.81 vs. TOWR: 3.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
TOWR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2.26   Max: 3.91
Current: 3.93

-2.26
3.91
Net-margin (%) 1.03
TOWR's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 1164 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. TOWR: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
TOWR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -4.16   Max: 1.04
Current: 1.03

-4.16
1.04
ROE (%) 27.44
TOWR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1149 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 9.17 vs. TOWR: 27.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
TOWR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -43.33   Max: 36.61
Current: 27.44

-43.33
36.61
ROA (%) 1.66
TOWR's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 1180 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.21 vs. TOWR: 1.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
TOWR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.22   Max: 1.82
Current: 1.66

-5.22
1.82
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 14.56
TOWR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1176 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 11.08 vs. TOWR: 14.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
TOWR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -11.53   Max: 15.23
Current: 14.56

-11.53
15.23
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -3.00
TOWR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 922 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. TOWR: -3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TOWR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -3
Current: -3

EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 1.70
TOWR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 821 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. TOWR: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TOWR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 1.7
Current: 1.7

0
1.7
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

TOWR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Burbank 7,768 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 174,247 sh (+97.69%)
Mario Gabelli 21,050 sh (+49.29%)
Jim Simons 152,400 sh (+30.88%)
Chuck Royce 824,773 sh (-17.44%)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,236 sh (-25.28%)
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Q3 2014

TOWR Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Burbank 13,545 sh (+74.37%)
Paul Tudor Jones 17,923 sh (+59.51%)
Joel Greenblatt 247,668 sh (+42.14%)
Jim Simons 208,200 sh (+36.61%)
Mario Gabelli 21,550 sh (+2.38%)
Chuck Royce 595,273 sh (-27.83%)
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Q4 2014

TOWR Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 249,483 sh (+0.73%)
Chuck Royce 502,323 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 16,226 sh (-9.47%)
Mario Gabelli 19,350 sh (-10.21%)
Chuck Royce 502,323 sh (-15.61%)
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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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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 29.60
TOWR's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
76% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 16.90 vs. TOWR: 29.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
TOWR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.65   Max: 30.81
Current: 29.6

7.65
30.81
Forward P/E 8.22
TOWR's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 12.12 vs. TOWR: 8.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 30.70
TOWR's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
74% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 17.00 vs. TOWR: 30.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
TOWR' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.74   Max: 30.71
Current: 30.7

7.74
30.71
P/B 14.20
TOWR's P/B is ranked lower than
98% of the 1318 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. TOWR: 14.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
TOWR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.3   Max: 28.05
Current: 14.2

2.3
28.05
P/S 0.29
TOWR's P/S is ranked higher than
80% of the 1427 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. TOWR: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
TOWR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 0.39
Current: 0.29

0.07
0.39
POCF 6.86
TOWR's POCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 9.75 vs. TOWR: 6.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
TOWR' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 6.86
Current: 6.86

0.89
6.86
EV-to-EBIT 12.23
TOWR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
61% of the 957 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 14.74 vs. TOWR: 12.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
TOWR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.4   Max: 23.7
Current: 12.23

8.4
23.7
Current Ratio 1.40
TOWR's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 1031 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. TOWR: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
TOWR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.95   Max: 1.4
Current: 1.4

0.95
1.4
Quick Ratio 1.25
TOWR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 1031 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. TOWR: 1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
TOWR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 1.25
Current: 1.25

0.83
1.25
Days Inventory 16.93
TOWR's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
93% of the 1145 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 56.07 vs. TOWR: 16.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
TOWR' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 14.99   Max: 17.09
Current: 16.93

14.99
17.09
Days Sales Outstanding 52.23
TOWR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
59% of the 978 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 60.64 vs. TOWR: 52.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
TOWR' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 29.47   Max: 64.79
Current: 52.23

29.47
64.79

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.70
TOWR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
72% of the 738 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. TOWR: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
TOWR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 2.55   Max: 5.31
Current: 2.7

2.55
5.31
Price/Median PS Value 2.10
TOWR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
77% of the 1373 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. TOWR: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
TOWR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 2.81
Current: 2.1

0.56
2.81
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.20
TOWR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1263 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. TOWR: 8.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
TOWR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.2   Max: 11.9
Current: 8.2

4.2
11.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -7.78
TOWR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
74% of the 579 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 5.92 vs. TOWR: -7.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
TOWR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -8.9   Max: -3.6
Current: -7.78

-8.9
-3.6

Business Description

Industry: Autos » Auto Parts
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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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