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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 0.25
TOWR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
56% of the 1359 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. TOWR: 0.25 )
TOWR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.16   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.25

Equity to Asset 0.08
TOWR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
61% of the 1364 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. TOWR: 0.08 )
TOWR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.15   Max: 0.08
Current: 0.08

-0.15
0.08
Interest Coverage 1.65
TOWR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
57% of the 912 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 17.79 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: 6
Z-Score: 2.16
M-Score: -2.80
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 (%) 4.21
TOWR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1372 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 5.73 vs. TOWR: 4.21 )
TOWR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2.26   Max: 4.09
Current: 4.21

-2.26
4.09
Net-margin (%) 2.82
TOWR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1372 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. TOWR: 2.82 )
TOWR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -4.16   Max: 0.86
Current: 2.82

-4.16
0.86
ROE (%) 76.25
TOWR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
100% of the 1360 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 10.16 vs. TOWR: 76.25 )
TOWR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -29.46   Max: 34.93
Current: 76.25

-29.46
34.93
ROA (%) 4.85
TOWR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1379 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.53 vs. TOWR: 4.85 )
TOWR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.22   Max: 1.37
Current: 4.85

-5.22
1.37
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 15.94
TOWR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1378 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 14.75 vs. TOWR: 15.94 )
TOWR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -11.53   Max: 14.59
Current: 15.94

-11.53
14.59
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -10.50
TOWR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1201 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. TOWR: -10.50 )
TOWR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -8
Current: -10.5

EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -17.80
TOWR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. TOWR: -17.80 )
TOWR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -12.8
Current: -17.8

EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -39.50
TOWR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 973 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. TOWR: -39.50 )
TOWR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -39.5
Current: -39.5

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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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

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

Latest Guru Trades with TOWR

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 42.14%0.02%$27.5 - $36.73 $ 25.25-25%247668
John Burbank 2014-09-30 Add 74.37%$27.5 - $36.73 $ 25.25-25%13545
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 97.69%0.04%$26.15 - $36.33 $ 25.25-16%174247
Mario Gabelli 2014-06-30 Add 49.29%$26.15 - $36.33 $ 25.25-16%21050
John Burbank 2014-06-30 New Buy$26.15 - $36.33 $ 25.25-16%7768
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Reduce -26.64%0.02%$20.54 - $27.06 $ 25.254%88142
Mario Gabelli 2014-03-31 New Buy$20.54 - $27.06 $ 25.254%14100
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.06%$18.99 - $22.13 $ 25.2521%120152
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 8.70
TOWR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1426 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 17.20 vs. TOWR: 8.70 )
TOWR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.65   Max: 20.47
Current: 8.7

7.65
20.47
P/B 5.45
TOWR's P/B is ranked lower than
56% of the 1426 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. TOWR: 5.45 )
TOWR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.3   Max: 28.05
Current: 5.45

2.3
28.05
P/S 0.25
TOWR's P/S is ranked higher than
90% of the 1426 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. TOWR: 0.25 )
TOWR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.36
Current: 0.25

0.05
0.36
PFCF 13.29
TOWR's PFCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 1426 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 113.50 vs. TOWR: 13.29 )
TOWR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.11   Max: 74.19
Current: 13.29

6.11
74.19
EV-to-EBIT 10.24
TOWR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
83% of the 1426 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 14.59 vs. TOWR: 10.24 )
TOWR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.9   Max: 18.8
Current: 10.24

5.9
18.8
Current Ratio 1.27
TOWR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 1367 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. TOWR: 1.27 )
TOWR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.95   Max: 1.33
Current: 1.27

0.95
1.33
Quick Ratio 1.08
TOWR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 1367 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 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 15.21
TOWR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
55% of the 1426 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. TOWR: 15.21 )
TOWR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 8.93   Max: 294.83
Current: 15.21

8.93
294.83
Price/Median PS Value 1.97
TOWR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
53% of the 1426 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. TOWR: 1.97 )
TOWR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 2.87
Current: 1.97

0.51
2.87
Price/Graham Number 2.33
TOWR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
59% of the 1426 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. TOWR: 2.33 )
TOWR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 2.55   Max: 3.3
Current: 2.33

2.55
3.3
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.80
TOWR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1362 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. TOWR: 9.80 )
TOWR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.3   Max: 17
Current: 9.8

5.3
17
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -7.57
TOWR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
59% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 7.63 vs. TOWR: -7.57 )
TOWR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -8   Max: -3.2
Current: -7.57

-8
-3.2

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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