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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.26
ANF's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
75% of the 1273 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. ANF: 1.26 )
ANF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.26

Equity to Asset 0.58
ANF's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
80% of the 1260 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. ANF: 0.58 )
ANF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.08   Max: 0.78
Current: 0.58

-0.08
0.78
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 4.60
M-Score: -3.19
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 1.57
ANF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1273 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. ANF: 1.57 )
ANF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.96   Max: 23.48
Current: 1.57

1.96
23.48
Net-margin (%) 0.98
ANF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1273 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.39 vs. ANF: 0.98 )
ANF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 14.51
Current: 0.98

0.01
14.51
ROE (%) 2.44
ANF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1248 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.06 vs. ANF: 2.44 )
ANF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 138.04
Current: 2.44

0.01
138.04
ROA (%) 1.45
ANF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1277 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.17 vs. ANF: 1.45 )
ANF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 40.62
Current: 1.45

0.01
40.62
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 4.41
ANF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1273 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.09 vs. ANF: 4.41 )
ANF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.2   Max: 238.59
Current: 4.41

6.2
238.59
Revenue Growth (%) 10.70
ANF's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1108 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. ANF: 10.70 )
ANF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -2.9   Max: 44.2
Current: 10.7

-2.9
44.2
EBITDA Growth (%) -8.50
ANF's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 911 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. ANF: -8.50 )
ANF' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -21   Max: 65.7
Current: -8.5

-21
65.7
EPS Growth (%) -26.40
ANF's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 855 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. ANF: -26.40 )
ANF' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -42.1   Max: 72.7
Current: -26.4

-42.1
72.7
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

ANF Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Ray Dalio 84,671 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 7,531 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 488,600 sh (+3658.46%)
Chuck Royce 58,500 sh (+25.54%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
Zeke Ashton Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q1 2014

ANF Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 203,995 sh (New)
Jim Simons 85,736 sh (New)
Richard Snow 62,095 sh (New)
David Dreman 1,308 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 429,806 sh (-12.03%)
Chuck Royce 51,000 sh (-12.82%)
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Q2 2014

ANF Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 354,759 sh (New)
Richard Snow 67,605 sh (+8.87%)
Steven Cohen 204,700 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce 36,100 sh (-29.22%)
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Q3 2014

ANF Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 10,400 sh (New)
John Burbank 8,711 sh (New)
Dodge & Cox 6,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 92,285 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 1,753,611 sh (+394.31%)
Richard Snow 70,605 sh (+4.44%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Chuck Royce 19,000 sh (-47.37%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ANF

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 394.31%0.5%$36.81 - $44.83 $ 29.45-28%1753611
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 New Buy0.03%$36.81 - $44.83 $ 29.45-28%92285
Dodge & Cox 2014-09-30 New Buy$36.81 - $44.83 $ 29.45-28%6000
John Burbank 2014-09-30 New Buy$36.81 - $44.83 $ 29.45-28%8711
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 New Buy0.19%$35.12 - $43.33 $ 29.45-24%354759
David Dreman 2014-06-30 Sold Out $35.12 - $43.33 $ 29.45-24%0
Richard Snow 2014-03-31 New Buy0.09%$32.01 - $41.68 $ 29.45-19%62095
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$32.01 - $41.68 $ 29.45-19%0
David Dreman 2014-03-31 New Buy$32.01 - $41.68 $ 29.45-19%1308
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.42%$31.72 - $38.31 $ 29.45-15%0
George Soros 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$31.72 - $38.31 $ 29.45-15%0
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 New Buy0.02%$31.72 - $38.31 $ 29.45-15%84671
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 65.30
ANF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1354 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 24.70 vs. ANF: 65.30 )
ANF' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.13   Max: 173.11
Current: 65.3

3.13
173.11
P/B 1.41
ANF's P/B is ranked higher than
76% of the 1354 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.28 vs. ANF: 1.41 )
ANF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 8.63
Current: 1.41

0.71
8.63
P/S 0.55
ANF's P/S is ranked higher than
75% of the 1354 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. ANF: 0.55 )
ANF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 2.97
Current: 0.55

0.35
2.97
PFCF 13.57
ANF's PFCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 1354 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 134.00 vs. ANF: 13.57 )
ANF' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.14   Max: 88.93
Current: 13.57

7.14
88.93
EV-to-EBIT 32.00
ANF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
63% of the 1354 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.90 vs. ANF: 32.00 )
ANF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 49.8
Current: 32

1.7
49.8
PEG 24.22
ANF's PEG is ranked higher than
77% of the 1354 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ANF: 24.22 )
ANF' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 97.33
Current: 24.22

0.12
97.33
Shiller P/E 20.20
ANF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 1354 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 59.31 vs. ANF: 20.20 )
ANF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.86   Max: 34.02
Current: 20.2

3.86
34.02
Current Ratio 1.93
ANF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 1267 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. ANF: 1.93 )
ANF' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 3.13
Current: 1.93

0.87
3.13
Quick Ratio 0.94
ANF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 1267 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. ANF: 0.94 )
ANF' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 2.42
Current: 0.94

0.14
2.42

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.72
ANF's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
71% of the 875 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. ANF: 2.72 )
ANF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 4.78
Current: 2.72

0.32
4.78
Dividend Payout 1.52
ANF's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
62% of the 1354 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. ANF: 1.52 )
ANF' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 1.43
Current: 1.52

0.07
1.43
Dividend growth (3y) 4.60
ANF's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
75% of the 656 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. ANF: 4.60 )
ANF' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 11.9
Current: 4.6

0
11.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.08
ANF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
70% of the 898 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. ANF: 3.08 )
ANF' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 5.46
Current: 3.08

0.37
5.46
Share Buyback Rate 4.30
ANF's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 847 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. ANF: 4.30 )
ANF' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.3   Max: -0.9
Current: 4.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.41
ANF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
81% of the 1354 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. ANF: 1.41 )
ANF' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 76.45
Current: 1.41

0.85
76.45
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.75
ANF's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1354 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.77 vs. ANF: 0.75 )
ANF' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 2.55
Current: 0.75

0.33
2.55
Price/Median PS Value 0.41
ANF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 1354 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. ANF: 0.41 )
ANF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 4.32
Current: 0.41

0.33
4.32
Price/Graham Number 1.82
ANF's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
75% of the 1354 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.62 vs. ANF: 1.82 )
ANF' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 11.42
Current: 1.82

0.44
11.42
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.10
ANF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1252 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. ANF: 3.10 )
ANF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2   Max: 59.1
Current: 3.1

2
59.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 5.59
ANF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1028 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.39 vs. ANF: 5.59 )
ANF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -12   Max: 43.2
Current: 5.59

-12
43.2

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Apparel Stores
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Traded in other countries:AFT.Germany, 0R32.UK
Abercrombie & Fitch Co was incorporated in Delaware in 1996. The Company is a specialty retailer, which operates stores and direct-to-consumer operations. Through these channels it sells products, including casual sportswear apparel, including knit and woven shirts, graphic t-shirts, fleece, jeans and woven pants, shorts, sweaters, and outerwear; personal care products; and accessories for men, women and kids under the Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie kids, and Hollister brands. It also operates stores and direct-to-consumer operations offering bras, underwear, personal care products, sleepwear and at-home products for girls under the Gilly Hicks brand. As of February 1, 2014, the Company operated approximately 843 stores in the United States and 163 stores outside of the U.S. The Company operates in three reportable segments: U.S. Stores, International Stores and Direct-to-Consumer. Rooted in East Coast traditions and Ivy League heritage, it is the essence of privilege and casual luxury. The Adirondacks supply a clean and rugged inspiration to this youthful All-American lifestyle. Idolized and respected, it is timeless, and always cool. The essence of privilege and prestigious East Coast prep schools, abercrombie directly follows in the footsteps of it. Casual, with classic, preppy style, abercrombie kids aspire to be like their older sibling. The perfect combination of maturity and mischief, abercrombie kids are the signature of All-American cool. Hollister is the fantasy of Southern California. Young, spirited, with a sense of humor, Hollister never takes itself too seriously. The laidback lifestyle and wholesome image combine to give Hollister an energy that's effortlessly cool. Hollister brings Southern California to the world. Gilly Hicks is the cheeky cousin of Abercrombie & Fitch, inspired by the free spirit of Sydney, Australia. Gilly Hicks makes the hottest Push 'Em Up bras and the cutest Down Undies for young, naturally beautiful, confident girls. Carefree and undeniably pretty, Gilly Hicks is the All-American brand with a Sydney sensibility. Though each of the Company's brands embodies its own heritage and handwriting, they share common elements and characteristics. The brands are classic, casual, confident, intelligent, privileged and possess a sense of humor. A majority of the Company's merchandise is shipped to the Company's two distribution centers in New Albany, Ohio where they are received and inspected. The Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie, Hollister, Gilly Hicks, Moose and Seagull trademarks have been registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the registries of countries where stores are located. It competes with individual and chain fashion specialty stores as well as regional and national department stores.
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