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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.47
TSL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
59% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 5.76 vs. TSL: 0.47 )
TSL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.11   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.47

Equity to Asset 0.32
TSL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
63% of the 1022 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. TSL: 0.32 )
TSL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 0.7
Current: 0.32

0.18
0.7
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.12
M-Score: -2.87
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -2.15
TSL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1012 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. TSL: -2.15 )
TSL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -79.23   Max: 22.47
Current: -2.15

-79.23
22.47
Net-margin (%) -4.06
TSL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1012 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. TSL: -4.06 )
TSL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -20.56   Max: 16.77
Current: -4.06

-20.56
16.77
ROE (%) -8.76
TSL's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1009 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.59 vs. TSL: -8.76 )
TSL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -30.24   Max: 26.54
Current: -8.76

-30.24
26.54
ROA (%) -2.81
TSL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1027 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. TSL: -2.81 )
TSL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.3   Max: 14.61
Current: -2.81

-9.3
14.61
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -2.89
TSL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1023 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 6.11 vs. TSL: -2.89 )
TSL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -19.89   Max: 44.95
Current: -2.89

-19.89
44.95
Revenue Growth (%) 1.00
TSL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. TSL: 1.00 )
TSL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 1056.3
Current: 1

0
1056.3
EBITDA Growth (%) -42.10
TSL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: -6.50 vs. TSL: -42.10 )
TSL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 88.3
Current: -42.1

0
88.3
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

TSL Guru Trades in Q3 2013

RS Investment Management 159,100 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 212,450 sh (+1867.31%)
Louis Moore Bacon 320,000 sh (-22.19%)
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Q4 2013

TSL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 219,700 sh (New)
Howard Marks 1,151,328 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 505,100 sh (+57.84%)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Steven Cohen 175,400 sh (-17.44%)
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Q1 2014

TSL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Howard Marks 1,797,124 sh (+56.09%)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen 43,379 sh (-75.27%)
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Q2 2014

TSL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 567,620 sh (New)
Howard Marks 2,538,124 sh (+41.23%)
Steven Cohen 400,000 sh (unchged)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with TSL

(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
Lee Ainslie 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.62%$6.77 - $10.95 $ 12.5863%0
John Burbank 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$6.77 - $10.95 $ 12.5863%0
John Hussman 2012-03-31 Sold Out $6.77 - $10.95 $ 12.5863%0
Lee Ainslie 2011-06-30 Add 134.9%0.95%$19.11 - $29.81 $ 12.58-48%7669111
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 31.50
TSL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 84.40 vs. TSL: 31.50 )
TSL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.11   Max: 45.85
Current: 31.5

2.11
45.85
P/B 1.08
TSL's P/B is ranked higher than
81% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. TSL: 1.08 )
TSL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 7.42
Current: 1.08

0.19
7.42
P/S 0.46
TSL's P/S is ranked higher than
89% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. TSL: 0.46 )
TSL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 4.5
Current: 0.46

0.11
4.5
PFCF 29.95
TSL's PFCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TSL: 29.95 )
TSL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 25.1   Max: 43.67
Current: 29.95

25.1
43.67
EV-to-EBIT 35.86
TSL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
68% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 51.77 vs. TSL: 35.86 )
TSL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.3   Max: 88.4
Current: 35.86

4.3
88.4
Current Ratio 1.02
TSL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 923 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.55 vs. TSL: 1.02 )
TSL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 2.83
Current: 1.02

0.99
2.83
Quick Ratio 0.74
TSL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 923 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. TSL: 0.74 )
TSL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 2.61
Current: 0.74

0.74
2.61

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.14
TSL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
83% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. TSL: 1.14 )
TSL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 5.55
Current: 1.14

0.37
5.55
Price/Median PS Value 0.54
TSL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. TSL: 0.54 )
TSL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 5.02
Current: 0.54

0.25
5.02
Price/Graham Number 1.61
TSL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
77% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 4.64 vs. TSL: 1.61 )
TSL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 3.81
Current: 1.61

0.36
3.81
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.80
TSL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
52% of the 841 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. TSL: 2.80 )
TSL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 23.4
Current: 2.8

1.1
23.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -14.90
TSL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
52% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. TSL: -14.90 )
TSL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -21.3   Max: 31.2
Current: -14.9

-21.3
31.2

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Solar
Compare:FSLR, SPWR, SOL, CSSXF, LDK » details
Traded in other countries:K3KD.Singapore, TR3.Germany
Trina Solar Limited, along with its subsidiaries, is engaged in the manufacturing and selling of solar modules. It produces mono- and multi-crystalline silicon ingots, wafers, cells and related products.
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