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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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.81
LEA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
62% of the 1207 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. LEA: 0.81 )
LEA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 40.63
Current: 0.81

0.01
40.63
Equity to Asset 0.35
LEA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
51% of the 1216 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. LEA: 0.35 )
LEA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.03   Max: 0.43
Current: 0.35

-0.03
0.43
Interest Coverage 10.77
LEA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
59% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 17.75 vs. LEA: 10.77 )
LEA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 17.12
Current: 10.77

0.58
17.12
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.49
M-Score: -2.43
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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history
Operating margin (%) 4.54
LEA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1213 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 5.59 vs. LEA: 4.54 )
LEA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -4.26   Max: 6.55
Current: 4.54

-4.26
6.55
Net-margin (%) 2.66
LEA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1213 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.34 vs. LEA: 2.66 )
LEA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -8.08   Max: 8.81
Current: 2.66

-8.08
8.81
ROE (%) 14.16
LEA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1209 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 9.80 vs. LEA: 14.16 )
LEA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -346.86   Max: 38.98
Current: 14.16

-346.86
38.98
ROA (%) 5.18
LEA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1220 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.26 vs. LEA: 5.18 )
LEA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -16.67   Max: 15.66
Current: 5.18

-16.67
15.66
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 41.08
LEA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1213 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 15.19 vs. LEA: 41.08 )
LEA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -39.52   Max: 63.4
Current: 41.08

-39.52
63.4
Revenue Growth (%) 19.30
LEA's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1030 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. LEA: 19.30 )
LEA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -19.4   Max: 28.9
Current: 19.3

-19.4
28.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 17.70
LEA's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. LEA: 17.70 )
LEA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -56.4   Max: 24.5
Current: 17.7

-56.4
24.5
EPS Growth (%) 7.20
LEA's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 847 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. LEA: 7.20 )
LEA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -32.6   Max: 123.2
Current: 7.2

-32.6
123.2
» LEA's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

LEA Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Louis Moore Bacon 40,000 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 8,814 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 31,700 sh (+48.13%)
Paul Tudor Jones 84,800 sh (+3.29%)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 284,671 sh (-1.24%)
Mario Gabelli 34,150 sh (-5.53%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,975,188 sh (-7.99%)
Steven Cohen 142,232 sh (-15.19%)
Charles Brandes 197,451 sh (-17.89%)
Jim Simons 424,500 sh (-56.55%)
David Dreman 1,574 sh (-97.29%)
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Q4 2013

LEA Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 130,000 sh (+310.09%)
Steven Cohen 264,598 sh (+86.03%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 272,439 sh (-4.3%)
Jeremy Grantham 8,226 sh (-6.67%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,721,127 sh (-12.86%)
Mario Gabelli 26,450 sh (-22.55%)
David Dreman 430 sh (-72.68%)
Louis Moore Bacon 10,000 sh (-75%)
Paul Tudor Jones 18,100 sh (-78.66%)
Charles Brandes 31,967 sh (-83.81%)
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Q1 2014

LEA Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 77,556 sh (New)
Jim Simons 171,334 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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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 2014-06-30 Reduce -96.48%0.09%$80.46 - $91.51 $ 101.1318%2730
John Burbank 2014-06-30 New Buy$80.46 - $91.51 $ 101.1318%3113
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.1%$71.97 - $84.02 $ 101.1327%77556
Charles Brandes 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.03%$71.97 - $84.02 $ 101.1327%0
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Add 351.86%0.01%$71.97 - $84.02 $ 101.1327%1943
Charles Brandes 2013-12-31 Reduce -83.81%0.15%$70.31 - $83.11 $ 101.1329%31967
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Reduce -72.68%0.01%$70.31 - $83.11 $ 101.1329%430
Mario Gabelli 2013-12-31 Reduce -22.55%$70.31 - $83.11 $ 101.1329%26450
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Reduce -97.29%0.12%$61.19 - $73 $ 101.1347%1574
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Sold Out $61.19 - $73 $ 101.1347%0
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Top Ranked Articles about Lear Corp

Global Vehicle Production Ripples Benefit Lear Corporation and Automotive Market
Eleven billionaire investors hold Lear Corporation (LEA), a leading global supplier of automotive seating and electrical distribution systems, reporting a strong third quarter. With third quarter reports that global vehicle production is up by 4% from a year ago, production increases will ripple across all of the major automotive markets in the world. Lear will be ready with a new seating manufacturing plant in Romania, opening in January to serve all major European automotive manufacturers. Read more...
Lear Company (LEA): Putting You in the Driver’s Seat
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 18.30
LEA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1273 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 16.90 vs. LEA: 18.30 )
LEA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.34   Max: 18.25
Current: 18.3

2.34
18.25
P/B 2.61
LEA's P/B is ranked lower than
52% of the 1273 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. LEA: 2.61 )
LEA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.23   Max: 2.61
Current: 2.61

1.23
2.61
P/S 0.49
LEA's P/S is ranked higher than
74% of the 1273 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. LEA: 0.49 )
LEA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 0.51
Current: 0.49

0.26
0.51
PFCF 27.11
LEA's PFCF is ranked higher than
76% of the 1273 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LEA: 27.11 )
LEA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.41   Max: 85.61
Current: 27.11

8.41
85.61
EV-to-EBIT 10.37
LEA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
84% of the 1273 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 14.95 vs. LEA: 10.37 )
LEA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.2   Max: 31.1
Current: 10.37

4.2
31.1
PEG 2.54
LEA's PEG is ranked higher than
79% of the 1273 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LEA: 2.54 )
LEA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0   Max: 14.33
Current: 2.54

0
14.33
Shiller P/E 17.01
LEA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 1273 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 63.10 vs. LEA: 17.01 )
LEA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.36   Max: 79.44
Current: 17.01

9.36
79.44
Current Ratio 1.33
LEA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 1023 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. LEA: 1.33 )
LEA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 1.58
Current: 1.33

0.57
1.58
Quick Ratio 1.12
LEA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 1023 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. LEA: 1.12 )
LEA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 1.39
Current: 1.12

0.49
1.39

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.73
LEA's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
76% of the 973 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. LEA: 0.73 )
LEA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 1.46
Current: 0.73

0.24
1.46
Dividend Payout 0.13
LEA's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
85% of the 1273 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. LEA: 0.13 )
LEA' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.19
Current: 0.13

0.02
0.19
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.70
LEA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
81% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 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 7.20
LEA's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
95% of the 678 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. LEA: 7.20 )
LEA' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 11.7   Max: -8.9
Current: 7.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 3.44
LEA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
53% of the 1273 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. LEA: 3.44 )
LEA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.64   Max: 3.03
Current: 3.44

1.64
3.03
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.59
LEA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1273 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.32 vs. LEA: 1.59 )
LEA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 2.2
Current: 1.59

0.93
2.2
Price/Median PS Value 1.21
LEA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 1273 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. LEA: 1.21 )
LEA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 1.2
Current: 1.21

0.67
1.2
Price/Graham Number 1.61
LEA's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
63% of the 1273 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. LEA: 1.61 )
LEA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 1.41
Current: 1.61

0.42
1.41
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.60
LEA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1139 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. LEA: 9.60 )
LEA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 23.6
Current: 9.6

3.2
23.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.60
LEA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
63% of the 912 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 10.64 vs. LEA: 1.60 )
LEA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.5   Max: 4.2
Current: 1.6

-0.5
4.2

Business Description

Industry: Autos » Auto Parts
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Traded in other countries:LE6N.Germany
Lear Corporation was incorporated in Delaware in 1987. The Company and its affiliates design and manufacture complete automotive seat systems and the components thereof, as well as electrical distribution systems and electronic products. It currently conducts its business in two product operating segments: seat and electrical power management systems. The seating segment consists of the design, manufacture, assembly and supply of vehicle seating requirements. The Company produces seat systems that are fully assembled and ready for installation in automobiles and light trucks. In all cases, seat systems are designed and engineered for specific vehicle models or platforms. It has developed modular seat architectures for both front and rear seats, whereby it utilizes pre-developed, modular design concepts to build a program-specific seat, incorporating the latest performance requirements and safety technology, in a shorter period of time, thereby assisting its customers in achieving a faster time-to-market and lower cost. The Company's seat systems can be designed to achieve maximum passenger comfort by adding a wide range of manual and power features, such as lumbar supports, cushion and back bolsters and leg supports. The EPMS segment consists of the design, manufacture, assembly and supply of electrical distribution systems and components for traditional powertrain vehicles, as well as for hybrid and electric vehicles. With the increase in the number of electrical features and electronically controlled functions on the vehicle, there is an increasing focus on improving the functionality of the vehicle's electrical architecture. The Company is able to provide its customers with design and engineering solutions and manufactured systems, modules and components that optimally integrate the entire electrical distribution system, consisting of wiring, terminals and connectors, junction boxes and electronic modules, within the overall architecture of the vehicle. Within each of its operating segments, the Company competes with a number of independent suppliers and automotive manufacturer in-house operations, mainly on the basis of cost, quality, technology, delivery and service. The Company's main independent competitor globally is Johnson Controls. Faurecia, Toyota Boshoku, TS Tech Co., Ltd. and Magna International Inc. also have a presence in this market. In Electrical Power Management segment, the Company's competitors include Delphi, Yazaki, Sumitomo and Leoni. The Company is subject to local, state, federal and foreign laws, regulations and ordinances which govern activities or operations that might have adverse environmental effects and which impose liability for clean-up costs resulting from past spills, disposals or other releases of hazardous wastes and environmental compliance.
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