Miller Industries, Inc. (NYSE:MLR)

CAPS Rating: 5 out of 5

The Company is a manufacturer of vehicle towing and recovery equipment, with executive offices in Ooltewah, Tennessee, domestic manufacturing operations in Tennessee and Pennsylvania and foreign manufacturing operations in France and the United Kingdom.

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Member Avatar dbajack2 (34.66) Submitted: 1/15/2014 2:18:36 PM : Outperform Start Price: $18.35 MLR Score: +5.82

Good on my screener.

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Member Avatar bizcbug7 (75.61) Submitted: 4/7/2012 12:40:48 PM : Outperform Start Price: $13.44 MLR Score: +7.74

Good value metrics. Price/Book 1.23, PE 8.7, DE 0. Expects reduced government sales. Div 3%.

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Member Avatar Clint35 (68.64) Submitted: 9/20/2010 1:09:22 PM : Outperform Start Price: $12.71 MLR Score: +0.78

Small cheap and under-followed.

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Member Avatar nemo1107 (80.21) Submitted: 8/16/2010 4:46:40 PM : Outperform Start Price: $11.81 MLR Score: -5.04

Well managed company with a good should rise with the auto industry in the next few years.

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Member Avatar MiserableOldFart (< 20) Submitted: 8/4/2010 10:12:16 PM : Outperform Start Price: $12.66 MLR Score: -11.53

Solid company with essential product.

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Member Avatar thebamoor (38.43) Submitted: 6/14/2010 1:57:19 PM : Outperform Start Price: $13.52 MLR Score: -24.81

BlueSkies

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Member Avatar Budsworth (< 20) Submitted: 6/5/2008 4:05:34 AM : Outperform Start Price: $9.70 MLR Score: +63.16

Must agree with kristm, "boring, slow growth, meat and potatoes". Solid company: I'm sure it will roll with the punches. We need them, they need us.

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Member Avatar BonusCash (< 20) Submitted: 5/2/2008 12:00:48 PM : Outperform Start Price: $10.02 MLR Score: +59.20

This company is bound to go up if their earnings stay in line with estimates.

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Member Avatar chefpaul61 (< 20) Submitted: 4/25/2008 12:43:11 AM : Underperform Start Price: $10.11 MLR Score: -55.52

none

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Member Avatar ABRAEC (< 20) Submitted: 4/24/2008 12:16:41 PM : Outperform Start Price: $10.07 MLR Score: +55.27

Just a hunch

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Member Avatar jwbfool (< 20) Submitted: 4/22/2008 3:42:19 PM : Outperform Start Price: $9.57 MLR Score: +64.42

This company is midsized in a industry slowed by energy and manufacturing costs. However, earnings are still in positive growth for this company, and should continue as the economy begins to crawl out of the recession over the next five years.

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Member Avatar capsterok (70.91) Submitted: 4/21/2008 3:40:52 PM : Outperform Start Price: $9.70 MLR Score: +57.61

Testing out a portfolio of smallish-cap 5-star stocks found using the CAPS screener. All picks have at least 50 allstars backing them, which should be enough to minimize star rating fluctuations. It's been less than a week, but so far so good!

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Member Avatar antichrononology (< 20) Submitted: 3/27/2008 7:23:52 PM : Outperform Start Price: $9.03 MLR Score: +72.19

Contrarian pick for growth and low debt. Not a stellar performer but it has good growth potential and the PPS has irrationally languished. No debt, solid but not unrealistic growth. Low PE

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Member Avatar scottfelx (91.97) Submitted: 2/18/2008 11:25:48 AM : Outperform Start Price: $10.69 MLR Score: +41.42

Company has had solid results for years. A very low P/E, good cash position, steadily increasing sales. A defiinite go.

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Member Avatar kristm (99.74) Submitted: 11/24/2007 11:08:56 AM : Outperform Start Price: $11.32 MLR Score: +38.02

This is what I'd consider a "meat and potatoes" type stock. It's not a tech stock, not a Chinese stock, not a biotech concern. Just plain folks. A boring, slow-growth business making something that nobody thinks about until they need it - but eventually we all need it!

Stock is approaching its 52-week low, with a P/E below 7. Has taken a hit on slower earnings for the last quarter but that's a temporary setback, the company is still strong and worth more than what it's selling for right now.

Has a strong business, with holdings overseas. Based in Chattanooga, TN, where tow trucks were invented. Main competitor is Jerr-Dan, a division of Osh Kosh (OSK). I'm marked outperform on it, too.

Disclaimer: I'm also picking this one to support some local businesses. This is the best Chattanooga area stock I've found so far.

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Member Avatar superchess (< 20) Submitted: 8/20/2007 4:56:05 AM : Outperform Start Price: $17.40 MLR Score: -22.88

I live a mile from their Ooltewah, TN, plant. It faces I-75, right on my way to work, so I drive past it several times a week. I watch their inventory yards, both incoming and outgoing, and both have been "full" for over a year. Ooltewah is a small town and does not suffer rush-hour gridlock, but I can monitor the traffic as their dayshift lets out and all the cars get backed up at the traffic light. That has remained constant for about two years.

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Member Avatar mvg994 (< 20) Submitted: 8/9/2007 3:00:31 AM : Outperform Start Price: $17.19 MLR Score: -19.36

The numbers on this company are STELLAR and since this stock is down 30%... well it looks like a good time to buy
p/e ratio: 10.6
price/book: 2.49
debt/equity: .09
'nuff said

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Member Avatar NetscribeConsGds (97.35) Submitted: 2/19/2007 3:06:30 AM : Outperform Start Price: $19.51 MLR Score: -35.91

Miller Industries manufactures vehicle towing and recovery equipment primarily in the United States. It offers a range of wrecker, car carrier, and trailer bodies. Its wreckers range from the conventional tow truck to large recovery vehicles of 8 to 70 tons capability that are used to recover and tow disabled vehicles and other equipment. Car carriers transport new or disabled vehicles and other equipment whereas the trailers are used for moving multiple vehicles for auto auctions, car dealerships, leasing companies, and other applications.

The success of the towing and recovery equipment industry depends primarily on the usage of vehicles. As per the Bureau of Economic Analysis, total vehicle usage and new vehicle registration in US has gone up annually by over 1% in the past decade. This goes well for Miller Industries as it generates over 81% of its revenue from North American operations. The fiscal performance of the company for the nine months ended September 2006 has been good with about 13% rise in the top line. Looking ahead, management has a received a contract to manufacture over 130 small wreckers for the New York government and approximately 300 trailers for Datapath which could aid the top line growth of the company.

On the operational front, company has been able to improve its gross margins significantly despite rising cost of aluminum and copper, which are the key raw materials of the company. After huge hike in the past few years, copper prices are likely to go down in 2007 as construction activity is slowing down in US, which is reducing demand for copper. Also, aluminum prices are also expected to take a plunge since global production levels are expected to exceed the consumption by 1.1%. Stabilization of energy prices is another sweetener for the company as the transportation costs get reduced. In the light of these factors, Miller Industries looks set to have a bull ride ahead.

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Member Avatar 5STARsmallCAPS (68.86) Submitted: 11/24/2006 7:39:58 PM : Outperform Start Price: $19.98 MLR Score: -43.51

5-star $254 million market cap on 11/24/06.
Tow trucks and car carriers in all sizes.
5STARsmallCAPS picks five star stocks with the smallest market caps.

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Member Avatar cjfool81 (50.34) Submitted: 11/8/2006 11:48:35 PM : Outperform Start Price: $20.33 MLR Score: -46.45

I've been following this company since TMF mentioned it a few times. I think the company will get a small boost from a newly elected U.S. Senator in Bob Corker, former mayor of Chattanooga (where the company is based.) He toured the plant on a campaign stop and mentioned that the company had products that were being used in Iraq. He will look out for the jobs in his hometown...

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