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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 0.64
LEA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
72% of the 1382 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. LEA: 0.64 )
LEA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 2.52
Current: 0.64

0.01
2.52
Equity to Asset 0.32
LEA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
51% of the 1383 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. LEA: 0.32 )
LEA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.43
Current: 0.32

0.03
0.43
Interest Coverage 13.77
LEA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
64% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 17.78 vs. LEA: 13.77 )
LEA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 17.12
Current: 13.77

0.58
17.12
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.59
M-Score: -2.51
WACC vs ROIC
9.71%
23.82%
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 5.24
LEA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1392 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 5.61 vs. LEA: 5.24 )
LEA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -4.26   Max: 6.55
Current: 5.24

-4.26
6.55
Net-margin (%) 3.79
LEA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1392 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.35 vs. LEA: 3.79 )
LEA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -8.08   Max: 8.81
Current: 3.79

-8.08
8.81
ROE (%) 21.87
LEA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1378 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 8.95 vs. LEA: 21.87 )
LEA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -106.99   Max: 71.19
Current: 21.87

-106.99
71.19
ROA (%) 7.62
LEA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1399 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.29 vs. LEA: 7.62 )
LEA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -15.15   Max: 16.87
Current: 7.62

-15.15
16.87
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 44.70
LEA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1397 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 12.65 vs. LEA: 44.70 )
LEA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -36.68   Max: 86.76
Current: 44.7

-36.68
86.76
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 17.70
LEA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. LEA: 17.70 )
LEA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -19.4   Max: 28.9
Current: 17.7

-19.4
28.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 18.90
LEA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. LEA: 18.90 )
LEA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -56.4   Max: 24.5
Current: 18.9

-56.4
24.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 17.40
LEA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 955 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. LEA: 17.40 )
LEA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -32.6   Max: 123.2
Current: 17.4

-32.6
123.2
» LEA's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

LEA Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 171,334 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 77,556 sh (New)
David Dreman 1,943 sh (+351.86%)
Steven Cohen 433,734 sh (+63.92%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,879,627 sh (+9.21%)
Mario Gabelli 26,450 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Charles Brandes Sold Out
Chuck Royce 128,200 sh (-1.38%)
Pioneer Investments 265,186 sh (-2.66%)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,900 sh (-50.83%)
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Q2 2014

LEA Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Burbank 3,113 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,952 sh (+45.53%)
David Dreman 2,122 sh (+9.21%)
Chuck Royce 133,300 sh (+3.98%)
Steven Cohen 720,800 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 25,950 sh (-1.89%)
Pioneer Investments 253,121 sh (-4.55%)
Jim Simons 127,600 sh (-25.53%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,368,014 sh (-27.22%)
Joel Greenblatt 2,730 sh (-96.48%)
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Q3 2014

LEA Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ray Dalio 15,700 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 9,762 sh (+257.58%)
Paul Tudor Jones 34,375 sh (+165.4%)
Chuck Royce 177,700 sh (+33.31%)
John Burbank 3,668 sh (+17.83%)
David Dreman 2,476 sh (+16.68%)
Pioneer Investments 244,380 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 25,650 sh (-1.16%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 669,472 sh (-51.06%)
Steven Cohen 291,200 sh (-59.6%)
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Q4 2014

LEA Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 211,736 sh (+2068.98%)
Steven Cohen 981,900 sh (+237.19%)
Chuck Royce 205,000 sh (+15.36%)
David Dreman 2,660 sh (+7.43%)
John Burbank Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 242,045 sh (-0.96%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 621,472 sh (-7.17%)
Mario Gabelli 15,650 sh (-38.99%)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,026 sh (-73.74%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LEA

(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 2014-12-31 Add 2068.98%0.16%$78.22 - $99.71 $ 109.0318%211736
Ray Dalio 2014-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$78.22 - $99.71 $ 109.0319%0
John Burbank 2014-12-31 Sold Out $78.22 - $99.71 $ 109.0318%0
Mario Gabelli 2014-12-31 Reduce -38.99%$78.22 - $99.71 $ 109.0319%15650
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2014-09-30 Reduce -51.06%0.22%$90.16 - $103.28 $ 109.0313%669472
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 257.58%0.01%$90.16 - $103.28 $ 109.0313%9762
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 New Buy0.01%$90.16 - $103.28 $ 109.0313%15700
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2014-06-30 Reduce -27.22%0.16%$80.46 - $91.51 $ 109.0327%1368014
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -96.48%0.09%$80.46 - $91.51 $ 109.0327%2730
John Burbank 2014-06-30 New Buy$80.46 - $91.51 $ 109.0327%3113
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.1%$71.97 - $84.02 $ 109.0337%77556
Charles Brandes 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.03%$71.97 - $84.02 $ 109.0337%0
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Add 351.86%0.01%$71.97 - $84.02 $ 109.0337%1943
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 13.30
LEA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 19.30 vs. LEA: 13.30 )
LEA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.34   Max: 18.25
Current: 13.3

2.34
18.25
Forward P/E 10.35
LEA's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 19.76 vs. LEA: 10.35 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 13.40
LEA's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 19.30 vs. LEA: 13.40 )
LEA' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 2.34   Max: 18.25
Current: 13.4

2.34
18.25
P/B 2.90
LEA's P/B is ranked higher than
56% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. LEA: 2.90 )
LEA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.23   Max: 2.96
Current: 2.9

1.23
2.96
P/S 0.50
LEA's P/S is ranked higher than
77% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. LEA: 0.50 )
LEA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 0.51
Current: 0.5

0.26
0.51
PFCF 17.50
LEA's PFCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 133.71 vs. LEA: 17.50 )
LEA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.41   Max: 85.61
Current: 17.5

8.41
85.61
POCF 9.65
LEA's POCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 10.96 vs. LEA: 9.65 )
LEA' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.92   Max: 26.38
Current: 9.65

4.92
26.38
EV-to-EBIT 9.20
LEA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
84% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 15.62 vs. LEA: 9.20 )
LEA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -40.1   Max: 31.1
Current: 9.2

-40.1
31.1
PEG 0.71
LEA's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LEA: 0.71 )
LEA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 6.51   Max: 7.98
Current: 0.71

6.51
7.98
Shiller P/E 14.40
LEA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 40.75 vs. LEA: 14.40 )
LEA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.4   Max: 79.44
Current: 14.4

9.4
79.44
Current Ratio 1.36
LEA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 1391 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. LEA: 1.36 )
LEA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 1.58
Current: 1.36

0.74
1.58
Quick Ratio 1.14
LEA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 1391 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. LEA: 1.14 )
LEA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 1.39
Current: 1.14

0.61
1.39
Days Inventory 19.45
LEA's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
95% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 58.76 vs. LEA: 19.45 )
LEA' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 12.32   Max: 19.06
Current: 19.45

12.32
19.06
Days Sales Outstanding 50.89
LEA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
81% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 69.71 vs. LEA: 50.89 )
LEA' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 32.56   Max: 64.41
Current: 50.89

32.56
64.41

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 0.70
LEA's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
83% of the 1082 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. LEA: 0.70 )
LEA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 1.46
Current: 0.7

0.24
1.46
Dividend Payout 0.10
LEA's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
95% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. LEA: 0.10 )
LEA' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.14
Current: 0.1

0.04
0.14
Dividend growth (3y) 17.00
LEA's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
82% of the 642 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 11.50 vs. LEA: 17.00 )
LEA' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 17
Current: 17

0
17
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.70
LEA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
83% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. LEA: 0.70 )
LEA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 1.46
Current: 0.7

0.24
1.46
Share Buyback Rate 8.40
LEA's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
98% of the 871 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. LEA: 8.40 )
LEA' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 11.7   Max: -8.9
Current: 8.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 4.09
LEA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
62% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. LEA: 4.09 )
LEA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.74   Max: 3.58
Current: 4.09

1.74
3.58
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.34
LEA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 15.35 vs. LEA: 1.34 )
LEA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 2.15
Current: 1.34

0.92
2.15
Price/Median PS Value 1.24
LEA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. LEA: 1.24 )
LEA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 1.17
Current: 1.24

0.73
1.17
Price/Graham Number 1.49
LEA's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
76% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. LEA: 1.49 )
LEA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 1.39
Current: 1.49

0.48
1.39
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 11.00
LEA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1389 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. LEA: 11.00 )
LEA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 23.6
Current: 11

3.2
23.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 5.61
LEA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
72% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 7.74 vs. LEA: 5.61 )
LEA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.6   Max: 6.5
Current: 5.61

-0.6
6.5

Business Description

Industry: Autos » Auto Parts
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Lear Corp was incorporated in Delaware in 1987. The Company provides seating and electrical distribution systems and related components to virtually every major automotive manufacturer in the world. They have manufacturing, engineering and administrative capabilities in 36 countries with 226 locations and are continuing to grow our business in all automotive producing regions of the world. There seating business consists of the design, engineering, just-in-time assembly and delivery of complete seat systems, as well as the manufacture of all major seat components, including seat structures and mechanisms, seat covers, seat foam and headrests. Our electrical business consists of the design, engineering and manufacturing of complete electrical distribution systems that route electrical signals and manage electrical power within a vehicle for both traditional powertrain vehicles, as well as high-power for hybrid and electric vehicles. Key components of our electrical business include wiring harnesses, terminals and connectors, junction boxes, electronic control modules and wireless control devices. We are one of only four suppliers with complete electrical capabilities in every major automotive producing market in the world. The Company is a complete automotive seat systems and certain key individual component parts. They produce seat systems that are fully assembled and ready for installation in automobiles and light trucks. Seat systems are generally designed and engineered for specific vehicle models or platforms. They develop seat systems and components for all vehicle segments from compact cars to full-size sport utility vehicles. They provides luxury and performance automotive seating, providing craftsmanship, elegance in design, use of innovative materials and industry-leading technology required by the premium automakers, including Alfa Romeo Automobiles S.p.A., Audi AG, Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A., BMW, Cadillac, Ferrari S.p.A., Jaguar Land Rover, Lincoln, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche AG. The Company also produce components that comprise the seat assemblies, such as seat structures and mechanisms, seat trim covers, headrests and seat foam. The Company's primary independent competitor in this segment globally is Johnson Controls, Inc. Other competitors in this segment include Faurecia S.A., Toyota Boshoku Corporation, TS Tech Co., Ltd. and Magna International Inc., which have varying market presence depending on the region, country or automotive manufacturer. Peugeot S.A., Toyota Motor Corporation and Honda Motor Co. Ltd. hold equity ownership positions in Faurecia S.A., Toyota Boshoku Corporation and TS Tech Co., Ltd., respectively. The Company is subject to local, state, federal and foreign laws, regulations and ordinances which govern activities or operations that may have adverse environmental effects and which impose liability for clean-up costs resulting from past spills, disposals or other releases of hazardo
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