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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.23
TM's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
75% of the 1163 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. TM: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
TM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.16   Max: N/A
Current: 0.23

Equity to Asset 0.35
TM's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
71% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. TM: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
TM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 0.47
Current: 0.35

0.34
0.47
Interest Coverage 116.77
TM's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
63% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 27.40 vs. TM: 116.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
TM' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.42   Max: 116.77
Current: 116.77

4.42
116.77
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.77
M-Score: 0.64
WACC vs ROIC
6.23%
6.66%
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 (%) 10.10
TM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.79 vs. TM: 10.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
TM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2.25   Max: 9.64
Current: 10.1

-2.25
9.64
Net-margin (%) 7.98
TM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. TM: 7.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
TM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -2.13   Max: 7.1
Current: 7.98

-2.13
7.1
ROE (%) 13.98
TM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1150 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 9.19 vs. TM: 13.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
TM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -3.98   Max: 15.23
Current: 13.98

-3.98
15.23
ROA (%) 4.91
TM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1181 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.23 vs. TM: 4.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
TM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.42   Max: 5.52
Current: 4.91

-1.42
5.52
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 20.31
TM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1177 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 11.25 vs. TM: 20.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
TM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -3.95   Max: 28
Current: 20.31

-3.95
28
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.20
TM's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 926 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. TM: 10.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -9.9   Max: 14.8
Current: 10.2

-9.9
14.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 27.60
TM's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 827 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. TM: 27.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -32.6   Max: 27.6
Current: 27.6

-32.6
27.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 64.10
TM's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. TM: 64.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -49.2   Max: 65.7
Current: 64.1

-49.2
65.7
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Q2 2014

TM Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jeff Auxier 2,500 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 107,378 sh (New)
John Rogers 14,818 sh (+159.15%)
Sarah Ketterer 144,595 sh (+10.03%)
Charles Brandes 700,304 sh (+3.04%)
Ken Fisher 4,715,871 sh (+1.72%)
Donald Smith 651,052 sh (+0.07%)
Jim Simons 531,900 sh (-3.97%)
David Dreman 336 sh (-19.23%)
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Q3 2014

TM Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Dodge & Cox 1,930 sh (New)
Sarah Ketterer 150,343 sh (+3.98%)
David Dreman 339 sh (+0.89%)
Ken Fisher 4,748,467 sh (+0.69%)
John Rogers 14,818 sh (unchged)
Donald Smith 650,917 sh (-0.02%)
Charles Brandes 697,118 sh (-0.45%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 106,668 sh (-0.66%)
Jeff Auxier 2,450 sh (-2.00%)
Jim Simons 148,000 sh (-72.18%)
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Q4 2014

TM Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 213,900 sh (+44.53%)
Sarah Ketterer 159,819 sh (+6.30%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 108,877 sh (+2.07%)
Donald Smith 664,199 sh (+2.04%)
Dodge & Cox 1,930 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 2,450 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 339 sh (unchged)
John Rogers Sold Out
Ken Fisher 4,641,630 sh (-2.25%)
Charles Brandes 544,470 sh (-21.90%)
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Q1 2015

TM Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 279,700 sh (+30.76%)
David Dreman 339 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 1,930 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 4,638,335 sh (-0.07%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 107,698 sh (-1.08%)
Donald Smith 608,813 sh (-8.34%)
Sarah Ketterer 140,333 sh (-12.19%)
Jeff Auxier 2,125 sh (-13.27%)
Charles Brandes 284,861 sh (-47.68%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Toyota Motor Corp

Third Avenue Management Comments on Toyota - Jul 23, 2014

Perhaps because it has "Toyota" (TM) in its name or perhaps because it spun out Toyota Motor years ago, many people view Toyota industries as largely an automotive parts type company. it is, but also derives around 50% of operating income from its material handling equipment business, where it is the global market share leader. The company also has a logistics segment and a textiles machinery business. The company is profitable and growing and, furthermore, has an attractive investment securities portfolio, the value of which exceeds Toyota industries' current market value. The businesses are separable but not likely saleable (perhaps if it were not a Japanese company). Changes in corporate governance are afoot in Japan. The government is working on new corporate governance rules requiring independent directors, or in the absence of that, an explanation of deviations. Further, Japan is working on a Stewardship Code to encourage institutional investors to disclose their proxy votes and engage in dialogue with companies on issues that could impact long-term share value. a new stock index, the JPX- Nikkei 400, highlights this new focus. To be included in the index, companies must meet certain corporate governance and profitability requirements.

From Martin Whitman (Trades, Portfolio)'s 2Q 2014 Shareholder Letters.

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Third Avenue Management Comments on Toyota - Jun 06, 2014

Perhaps because it has "Toyota" (TM) in its name or perhaps because it spun out Toyota Motor years ago, many people view Toyota industries as largely an automotive parts type company. it is, but also derives around 50% of operating income from its material handling equipment business, where it is the global market share leader. The company also has a logistics segment and a textiles machinery business. The company is profitable and growing and, furthermore, has an attractive investment securities portfolio, the value of which exceeds Toyota industries' current market value. The businesses are separable but not likely saleable (perhaps if it were not a Japanese company). Changes in corporate governance are afoot in Japan. The government is working on new corporate governance rules requiring independent directors, or in the absence of that, an explanation of deviations. Further, Japan is working on a Stewardship Code to encourage institutional investors to disclose their proxy votes and engage in dialogue with companies on issues that could impact long-term share value. a new stock index, the JpX- Nikkei 400, highlights this new focus. To be included in the index, companies must meet certain corporate governance and profitability requirements.





From Third Avenue Management (Trades, Portfolio)'s second quarter 2014 shareholder letter.

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 13.10
TM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1057 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 16.90 vs. TM: 13.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
TM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.48   Max: 56.52
Current: 13.1

7.48
56.52
Forward P/E 22.22
TM's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
60% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 11.99 vs. TM: 22.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 13.20
TM's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
65% of the 945 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 17.00 vs. TM: 13.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
TM' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.48   Max: 56.64
Current: 13.2

7.48
56.64
P/B 1.60
TM's P/B is ranked higher than
54% of the 1314 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. TM: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
TM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 2.35
Current: 1.6

0.76
2.35
P/S 1.00
TM's P/S is ranked lower than
64% of the 1428 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. TM: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
TM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 1.14
Current: 1

0.35
1.14
PFCF 184.20
TM's PFCF is ranked lower than
94% of the 746 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 19.67 vs. TM: 184.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
TM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.29   Max: 188.26
Current: 184.2

7.29
188.26
POCF 8.23
TM's POCF is ranked higher than
57% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 9.75 vs. TM: 8.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
TM' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.03   Max: 11.72
Current: 8.23

2.03
11.72
EV-to-EBIT 3.92
TM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
96% of the 961 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 14.65 vs. TM: 3.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
TM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -49.1   Max: 155.2
Current: 3.92

-49.1
155.2
PEG 0.55
TM's PEG is ranked higher than
76% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. TM: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
TM' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 15.97
Current: 0.55

0.15
15.97
Shiller P/E 34.20
TM's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
73% of the 741 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 21.25 vs. TM: 34.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
TM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.48   Max: 37.34
Current: 34.2

6.48
37.34
Current Ratio 1.06
TM's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 1031 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. TM: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
TM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 1.51
Current: 1.06

0.98
1.51
Quick Ratio 0.93
TM's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 1031 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. TM: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
TM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 1.36
Current: 0.93

0.83
1.36
Days Inventory 34.10
TM's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
76% of the 1145 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 56.28 vs. TM: 34.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
TM' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 27.56   Max: 32.68
Current: 34.1

27.56
32.68
Days Sales Outstanding 117.93
TM's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
88% of the 979 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 60.57 vs. TM: 117.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
TM' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 24.76   Max: 81.1
Current: 117.93

24.76
81.1

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.90
TM's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
76% of the 1319 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. TM: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
TM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 3.11
Current: 0.9

0.85
3.11
Dividend Payout 0.27
TM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
100% of the 870 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. TM: 0.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
TM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 3.7
Current: 0.27

0.24
3.7
Dividend growth (3y) 48.90
TM's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
93% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. TM: 48.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
TM' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -29.1   Max: 48.9
Current: 48.9

-29.1
48.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.66
TM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1313 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. TM: 3.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
TM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.46   Max: 12.65
Current: 3.66

3.46
12.65
Share Buyback Rate -0.40
TM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
57% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. TM: -0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
TM' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.4   Max: -0.8
Current: -0.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.60
TM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
62% of the 1401 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. TM: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
TM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 3.01
Current: 1.6

0.8
3.01
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.40
TM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
55% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. TM: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
TM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 16.87
Current: 1.4

0.71
16.87
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
TM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
54% of the 1366 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. TM: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
TM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 2.18
Current: 1.4

0.55
2.18
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.50
TM's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. TM: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
TM' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 2.23
Current: 0.5

0.41
2.23
Price/Graham Number 0.90
TM's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
70% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. TM: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
TM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 2.38
Current: 0.9

0.66
2.38
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 25.50
TM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1276 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. TM: 25.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
TM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 25.5
Current: 25.5

0.6
25.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 24.49
TM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
86% of the 579 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.78 vs. TM: 24.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
TM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -22   Max: 85.6
Current: 24.49

-22
85.6

Analyst Estimate

Mar16
Revenue(Mil) 312,940
EPS($) 8.79
EPS without NRI($) 8.79

Business Description

Industry: Autos » Auto Manufacturers
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Traded in other countries:TYT.UK, 7203.Japan, TOM.Germany, TOMA.Germany, TOYOF.USA, TMN.Mexico, TM.Argentina, 7203.Japan, 7203.Japan, TOYMO.Switzerland,
Toyota Motor Corp is a limited liability joint-stock company which was incorporated under the Corporation Act of Japan. It commenced operations in 1933 as the automobile division of Toyota Industries Corporation and became a separate company on August 28, 1937. The Company conducts business in the automotive industry. It also conducts business in finance and other industries. The Company's business segments include; automotive operations, financial service operations and all other operations. The Company's automotive operations include the design, manufacture, assembly and sale of passenger cars, minivans and commercial vehicles including trucks and related parts and accessories. The Company's vehicles can be classified into two categories: hybrid vehicles and conventional engine vehicles. Its product line-up includes subcompact and compact cars, mini-vehicles, mid-size, luxury, sports and specialty cars, recreational and sport-utility vehicles, pickup trucks, minivans, trucks and buses. The Company sells its vehicles in approximately 170 countries and regions; and its markets for its automobiles are Japan, North America, Europe and Asia. The Company's financial services business consists of providing finance to dealers and their customers for the purchase or lease of Toyota vehicles. The Company through financial services also provides retail leasing through the purchase of lease contracts originated by its dealers. The Company's all other operations business segment includes the design and manufacture of prefabricated housing, information technology related businesses including an e-commerce marketplace called GAZOO.com, and sales promotions for KDDI communication related products (predominantly the au brand). The Company's competitors in Europe are Volkswagen, Opel, Renault, Ford and Peugeot, as well as Korean manufacturers Hyundai and Kia. Its competitors for retail financing and retail leasing include commercial banks, credit unions and other finance companies. The Company is subject to laws in various jurisdictions regulating the levels of pollutants generated by its plants. In addition, it is also subject to regulations relating to the emission levels, fuel economy, noise and safety of its products.
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