The Top 10 Most Efficient Foreign Companies

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Compiled by Luis Gonzalez: The following is a list of the most efficient foreign companies, based on the receivables turnover, inventory turnover and asset turnover ratios.

To compile this list, we started with a universe of about 200 foreign stocks, and then narrowed down the list by only focusing on the stocks that are more efficient than their competitors.

We're not going to go into detailed analysis for each company. The goal here is to give you a starting point for your own analysis.

Do any of these companies provide good value at current levels? What do you think? Full details below.

Efficiency data and industry comps sourced from Reuters, short float data sourced from Finviz.

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1. Vina Concha y Toro S.A. (VCO): Chile. Beverages Industry. Market cap of $1.87B. TTM Receivables Turnover at 3.34 vs. industry average of 3.13. TTM Inventory Turnover at 1.58 vs. industry average of 1.22. TTM Asset Turnover at 0.61 vs. industry average of 0.28. Short float at 0.05%, which implies a short ratio of 1.87 days. The stock has gained 28.14% over the last year.

2. Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. (YGE):
China. Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $1.58B. TTM Receivables Turnover at 4.56 vs. industry average of 1.48. TTM Inventory Turnover at 3.7 vs. industry average of 1.48. TTM Asset Turnover at 0.59 vs. industry average of 0.17. Short float at 34.48%, which implies a short ratio of 2.21 days. The stock has lost -30.31% over the last year.

3. ASM International NV (ASMI): Netherlands. Semiconductor Equipment & Materials Industry. Market cap of $1.51B. TTM Receivables Turnover at 5.57 vs. industry average of 5.17. TTM Inventory Turnover at 3.27 vs. industry average of 2.79. TTM Asset Turnover at 1.22 vs. industry average of 0.76. Short float at 0.62%, which implies a short ratio of 3.93 days. The stock has gained 19.42% over the last year.

4. NICE Systems Ltd. (NICE): Israel. Computer Peripherals Industry. Market cap of $1.95B. TTM Receivables Turnover at 6.0 vs. industry average of 3.6. TTM Inventory Turnover at 20.62 vs. industry average of 8.23. TTM Asset Turnover at 0.46 vs. industry average of 0.37. Short float at 0.6%, which implies a short ratio of 2.11 days. The stock has gained 2.46% over the last year.

5. Canadian Solar Inc. (CSIQ):
Canada. Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $589.95M. TTM Receivables Turnover at 6.93 vs. industry average of 1.48. TTM Inventory Turnover at 6.58 vs. industry average of 1.48. TTM Asset Turnover at 1.1 vs. industry average of 0.17. Short float at 9.21%, which implies a short ratio of 1.75 days. The stock has lost -40% over the last year.

6. Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (MLNX): Israel. Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $858.17M. TTM Receivables Turnover at 7.2 vs. industry average of 1.48. TTM Inventory Turnover at 4.01 vs. industry average of 1.48. TTM Asset Turnover at 0.52 vs. industry average of 0.17. Short float at 5.28%, which implies a short ratio of 3.53 days. The stock has gained 45.48% over the last year.

7. Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMI):
China. Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $1.99B. TTM Receivables Turnover at 7.29 vs. industry average of 1.48. TTM Inventory Turnover at 6.01 vs. industry average of 1.48. TTM Asset Turnover at 0.39 vs. industry average of 0.17. Short float at 0.25%, which implies a short ratio of 2.9 days. The stock has gained 20.25% over the last year.

8. Eurand N.V. (EURX): Netherlands. Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $566.16M. TTM Receivables Turnover at 7.32 vs. industry average of 3.35. TTM Inventory Turnover at 3.93 vs. industry average of 1.55. TTM Asset Turnover at 0.92 vs. industry average of 0.4. Short float at 4.35%, which implies a short ratio of 2.87 days. The stock has lost -1.58% over the last year.

9. Cott Corporation (COT): Canada. Beverages Industry. Market cap of $785.48M. TTM Receivables Turnover at 8.17 vs. industry average of 8.04. TTM Inventory Turnover at 8.84 vs. industry average of 5.47. TTM Asset Turnover at 1.38 vs. industry average of 0.98. Short float at 0.79%, which implies a short ratio of 0.81 days. The stock has gained 1.84% over the last year.

10. EZchip Semiconductor Ltd. (EZCH): Israel. Semiconductor Equipment & Materials Industry. Market cap of $722.84M. TTM Receivables Turnover at 9.23 vs. industry average of 1.48. TTM Inventory Turnover at 5.13 vs. industry average of 1.48. TTM Asset Turnover at 0.3 vs. industry average of 0.17. Short float at 1.68%, which implies a short ratio of 1.62 days. The stock has gained 115.48% over the last year.



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