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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
61% of the 1032 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 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
64% of the 1015 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 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: 1.09
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) -2.15
TSL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 988 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 3.28 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 988 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 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 984 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.66 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 1002 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 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 998 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 6.55 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 740 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 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 526 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: -6.40 vs. TSL: -42.10 )
TSL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 88.3
Current: -42.1

0
88.3
» TSL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

TSL Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steven Cohen 10,799 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 411,278 sh (+328.95%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
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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

Howard Marks 1,151,328 sh (New)
Jim Simons 219,700 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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with TSL

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 $ 11.2546%0
John Burbank 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$6.77 - $10.95 $ 11.2546%0
John Hussman 2012-03-31 Sold Out $6.77 - $10.95 $ 11.2546%0
Lee Ainslie 2011-06-30 Add 134.9%0.95%$19.11 - $29.81 $ 11.25-53%7669111
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 28.20
TSL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 91.20 vs. TSL: 28.20 )
TSL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.11   Max: 45.85
Current: 28.2

2.11
45.85
P/B 1.00
TSL's P/B is ranked higher than
86% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. TSL: 1.00 )
TSL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 7.42
Current: 1

0.19
7.42
P/S 0.41
TSL's P/S is ranked higher than
92% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. TSL: 0.41 )
TSL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 4.5
Current: 0.41

0.11
4.5
PFCF 26.70
TSL's PFCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 3398.00 vs. TSL: 26.70 )
TSL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 25.1   Max: 43.67
Current: 26.7

25.1
43.67
EV-to-EBIT 33.38
TSL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
69% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 49.68 vs. TSL: 33.38 )
TSL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.3   Max: 88.4
Current: 33.38

4.3
88.4
Current Ratio 1.02
TSL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 1030 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.53 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
61% of the 1030 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 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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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.00
TSL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
86% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. TSL: 1.00 )
TSL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 5.55
Current: 1

0.37
5.55
Price/Median PS Value 0.50
TSL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. TSL: 0.50 )
TSL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 4.86
Current: 0.5

0.24
4.86
Price/Graham Number 1.40
TSL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
79% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 4.27 vs. TSL: 1.40 )
TSL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 3.81
Current: 1.4

0.36
3.81
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.90
TSL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
51% of the 790 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. TSL: 2.90 )
TSL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 23.4
Current: 2.9

1.1
23.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -16.74
TSL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
50% of the 658 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. TSL: -16.74 )
TSL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -21.3   Max: 31.2
Current: -16.74

-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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