Miller Industries, Inc. (NYSE:MLR)

CAPS Rating: 4 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 RumbachStock (32.30) Submitted: 2/26/2016 6:32:25 PM : Outperform Start Price: $19.09 MLR Score: +5.49

Nice

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Member Avatar NetNetPlus (< 20) Submitted: 10/2/2015 9:40:58 PM : Outperform Start Price: $19.51 MLR Score: +3.78

I've read someone say this is a boring stock. I don't understand this.

The company is the leader in the industry. The founder has a long history of solid management.

It has a fortress of a balance sheet with no debt. Its current assets are 4.5 times total liabilities. Its net net ratio compared to price is 0.28, the highest of my current watch list. The price/book stands at about 1.3.

Revenues, earnings, and dividends have been growing steadily. The dividend payout is at about 3.25% at a healthy payout ratio below 40%.

I bought in with real money at $17 and have not been sorry. I just made a limit order at $19.80. According to Fool stats, the short interest ratio is at 9.40. I'm not sure why it's that high but I'll take my chances. The downside risk is low, but if it does go lower, well, I'll just make my third purchase on sale again.

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Member Avatar DebtFreeDiv (58.03) Submitted: 7/21/2015 7:24:33 PM : Outperform Start Price: $17.97 MLR Score: +20.43

I am oriented more to growth, but this looks more like a good value play for the next 2-3 years. It may not have bottomed out, but I think the risk to the down side is limited now.

-- It has no debt and the current ratio is above 2.
-- The yield is well above 3% and the payout ratio is respectable, below 50%.
-- The CEO is shrewd, and his son is heir apparent.
-- The company dominates their sector.
-- The price is nearly 30% off its high.

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Member Avatar Undebtedly (20.87) Submitted: 7/21/2015 7:12:53 PM : Outperform Start Price: $17.97 MLR Score: +20.43

Its era of massive growth is over, but the financials are outstanding, and I like the story of how the CEO put the company together. It's a dominant player in its field. I'm buying it as a value play for the next couple of years.

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Member Avatar dbajack2 (71.72) Submitted: 1/15/2014 2:18:36 PM : Outperform Start Price: $17.24 MLR Score: +11.44

Good on my screener.

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Member Avatar bizcbug7 (73.46) Submitted: 4/7/2012 12:40:48 PM : Outperform Start Price: $12.63 MLR Score: +15.39

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 (59.69) Submitted: 9/20/2010 1:09:22 PM : Outperform Start Price: $11.94 MLR Score: +8.08

Small cheap and under-followed.

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Member Avatar nemo1107 (73.89) Submitted: 8/16/2010 4:46:40 PM : Outperform Start Price: $11.10 MLR Score: +2.20

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

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Member Avatar MiserableOldFart (25.04) Submitted: 8/4/2010 10:12:16 PM : Outperform Start Price: $11.90 MLR Score: -5.50

Solid company with essential product.

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Member Avatar thebamoor (37.95) Submitted: 6/14/2010 1:57:19 PM : Outperform Start Price: $12.70 MLR Score: -20.64

BlueSkies

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Member Avatar Budsworth (< 20) Submitted: 6/5/2008 4:05:34 AM : Outperform Start Price: $9.11 MLR Score: +79.28

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: $9.42 MLR Score: +74.60

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: $9.50 MLR Score: -70.45

none

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Member Avatar ABRAEC (< 20) Submitted: 4/24/2008 12:16:41 PM : Outperform Start Price: $9.47 MLR Score: +70.20

Just a hunch

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Member Avatar jwbfool (< 20) Submitted: 4/22/2008 3:42:19 PM : Outperform Start Price: $9.00 MLR Score: +80.80

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 (< 20) Submitted: 4/21/2008 3:40:52 PM : Outperform Start Price: $9.11 MLR Score: +73.15

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: $8.48 MLR Score: +89.96

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 (87.46) Submitted: 2/18/2008 11:25:48 AM : Outperform Start Price: $10.05 MLR Score: +54.37

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 (99.66) Submitted: 11/24/2007 11:08:56 AM : Outperform Start Price: $10.64 MLR Score: +50.13

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: $16.35 MLR Score: -20.01

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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