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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 0.03
ALCS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. ALCS: 0.03 )
ALCS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.03

Equity to Asset 0.32
ALCS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. ALCS: 0.32 )
ALCS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 0.7
Current: 0.32

0.32
0.7
Interest Coverage 1.66
ALCS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. ALCS: 1.66 )
ALCS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.35   Max: 7.41
Current: 1.66

1.35
7.41
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 2.63
M-Score: -1.82
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 : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 1.17
ALCS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. ALCS: 1.17 )
ALCS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -0.66   Max: 4.92
Current: 1.17

-0.66
4.92
Net-margin (%) 0.27
ALCS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. ALCS: 0.27 )
ALCS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.02   Max: 2.32
Current: 0.27

-1.02
2.32
ROE (%) 1.28
ALCS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. ALCS: 1.28 )
ALCS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -4.88   Max: 9.6
Current: 1.28

-4.88
9.6
ROA (%) 0.54
ALCS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. ALCS: 0.54 )
ALCS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.38   Max: 4.74
Current: 0.54

-2.38
4.74
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 3.17
ALCS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. ALCS: 3.17 )
ALCS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -2.1   Max: 15.05
Current: 3.17

-2.1
15.05
Revenue Growth (%) 4.00
ALCS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. ALCS: 4.00 )
ALCS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -11.5   Max: 11.6
Current: 4

-11.5
11.6
EBITDA Growth (%) -0.70
ALCS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. ALCS: -0.70 )
ALCS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -23.4   Max: 35.7
Current: -0.7

-23.4
35.7
EPS Growth (%) -5.00
ALCS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. ALCS: -5.00 )
ALCS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -39.3   Max: 7.7
Current: -5

-39.3
7.7
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

ALCS Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Donald Smith 3,900 sh (unchged)
Michael Price 264,919 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2013

ALCS Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Michael Price 264,919 sh (unchged)
Donald Smith Sold Out
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Q3 2013

ALCS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

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Q4 2013

ALCS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

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Insider Trades

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Donald Smith 2013-06-30 Sold Out $6.67 - $11.18 $ 9.47%0
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/B 0.40
ALCS's P/B is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. ALCS: 0.40 )
ALCS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 1.5
Current: 0.4

0.22
1.5
P/S 0.06
ALCS's P/S is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. ALCS: 0.06 )
ALCS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.34
Current: 0.06

0.05
0.34
EV-to-EBIT 43.50
ALCS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. ALCS: 43.50 )
ALCS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.5   Max: 189.2
Current: 43.5

6.5
189.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 0.40
ALCS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. ALCS: 0.40 )
ALCS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 1.43
Current: 0.4

0.23
1.43
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.70
ALCS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. ALCS: 0.70 )
ALCS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 2.89
Current: 0.7

0.44
2.89
Price/Median PS Value 0.50
ALCS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. ALCS: 0.50 )
ALCS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 2.68
Current: 0.5

0.41
2.68
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.30
ALCS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. ALCS: 2.30 )
ALCS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 15.4
Current: 2.3

0.5
15.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.62
ALCS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. ALCS: 3.62 )
ALCS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -25.2   Max: 8.2
Current: 3.62

-25.2
8.2

Business Description

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ALCO Stores Inc was incorporated on July 2, 1915 under the laws of Kansas. The Company is a regional retailer operating 217 stores in 23 states. The Company's stores offer a line of merchandise consisting of approximately 35,000 items, including automotive, consumables and commodities, crafts, domestics, electronics, furniture, hardware, health and beauty aids, housewares, jewelry, ladies', men's and children's apparel and shoes, pre-recorded music and video, sporting goods, seasonal items, stationery and toys. The Company encounters direct competition with national broad line retail stores in approximately 20% of its markets, and another 6% of the stores are in direct competition with regional broad line retail stores. The names 'Duckwall' and 'ALCO' are registered service marks of the Company. The Company owns facilities in Abilene, Kansas that consist of a store support center (approximately 35,000 square feet), the Distribution Center (approximately 352,000 square feet) and additional warehouse space adjacent to the store support center (approximately 95,500 square feet). Three of the stores operate in buildings owned by the Company. The remaining stores operate in properties leased by the Company.

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