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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 1.51
ANF's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
57% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. ANF: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ANF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.51

Equity to Asset 0.56
ANF's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
64% of the 823 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. ANF: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ANF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 0.77
Current: 0.56

0.11
0.77
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 4.15
M-Score: -3.24
WACC vs ROIC
15.82%
4.48%
WACC
ROIC
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 (%) 3.03
ANF's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 877 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.69 vs. ANF: 3.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ANF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.96   Max: 23.48
Current: 3.03

1.96
23.48
Net-margin (%) 1.38
ANF's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 877 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.47 vs. ANF: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ANF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 14.51
Current: 1.38

0.01
14.51
ROE (%) 3.43
ANF's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 862 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. ANF: 3.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ANF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 138.04
Current: 3.43

0.01
138.04
ROA (%) 1.98
ANF's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 881 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.32 vs. ANF: 1.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ANF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 40.62
Current: 1.98

0.01
40.62
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.70
ANF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 12.58 vs. ANF: 8.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ANF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.2   Max: 238.59
Current: 8.7

6.2
238.59
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.40
ANF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 711 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. ANF: 3.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ANF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -2.9   Max: 44.2
Current: 3.4

-2.9
44.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -3.10
ANF's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. ANF: -3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ANF' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -21   Max: 65.7
Current: -3.1

-21
65.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -23.70
ANF's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. ANF: -23.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ANF' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -42.1   Max: 72.7
Current: -23.7

-42.1
72.7
» ANF's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

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)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
Chuck Royce 36,100 sh (-29.22%)
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Q3 2014

ANF Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Dodge & Cox 6,000 sh (New)
John Burbank 8,711 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 92,285 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,400 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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Q4 2014

ANF Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Richard Snow 3,103,399 sh (+4295.44%)
Paul Tudor Jones 75,467 sh (+625.64%)
Joel Greenblatt 2,868,768 sh (+63.59%)
John Burbank Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Dodge & Cox Sold Out
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Q1 2015

ANF Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 1,152,300 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 557,700 sh (New)
Richard Snow 4,520,876 sh (+45.67%)
Joel Greenblatt 3,098,978 sh (+8.02%)
Paul Tudor Jones 77,060 sh (+2.11%)
Richard Snow 3,562,264 sh (+4945.34%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 30.50
ANF's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
64% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 22.70 vs. ANF: 30.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ANF' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.13   Max: 173.11
Current: 30.5

3.13
173.11
Forward P/E 27.47
ANF's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
76% of the 696 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.42 vs. ANF: 27.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 28.50
ANF's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
65% of the 656 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 22.60 vs. ANF: 28.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ANF' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.13   Max: 102.48
Current: 28.5

3.13
102.48
P/B 1.10
ANF's P/B is ranked higher than
74% of the 1052 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. ANF: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ANF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 8.63
Current: 1.1

0.71
8.63
P/S 0.43
ANF's P/S is ranked higher than
67% of the 1053 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. ANF: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ANF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 2.97
Current: 0.43

0.35
2.97
PFCF 10.90
ANF's PFCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 688 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.11 vs. ANF: 10.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
ANF' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.14   Max: 88.93
Current: 10.9

7.14
88.93
POCF 4.67
ANF's POCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 651 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.90 vs. ANF: 4.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ANF' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.26   Max: 20.72
Current: 4.67

2.26
20.72
EV-to-EBIT 11.20
ANF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.75 vs. ANF: 11.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ANF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 49.8
Current: 11.2

1.7
49.8
PEG 57.00
ANF's PEG is ranked lower than
98% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. ANF: 57.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
ANF' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 97.33
Current: 57

0.12
97.33
Shiller P/E 16.80
ANF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
70% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 23.80 vs. ANF: 16.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ANF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.88   Max: 34.02
Current: 16.8

3.88
34.02
Current Ratio 2.40
ANF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 833 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. ANF: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ANF' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 2.75
Current: 2.4

1.03
2.75
Quick Ratio 1.45
ANF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 833 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. ANF: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ANF' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 2.06
Current: 1.45

0.23
2.06
Days Inventory 134.97
ANF's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
71% of the 839 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 85.08 vs. ANF: 134.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ANF' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 31.4   Max: 129.98
Current: 134.97

31.4
129.98
Days Sales Outstanding 5.16
ANF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
68% of the 709 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 12.58 vs. ANF: 5.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ANF' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 1.19   Max: 11.32
Current: 5.16

1.19
11.32

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.59
ANF's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
83% of the 987 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. ANF: 3.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
ANF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 4.78
Current: 3.59

0.67
4.78
Dividend Payout 1.13
ANF's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
66% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. ANF: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
ANF' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 1.16
Current: 1.13

0.14
1.16
Dividend growth (3y) 4.60
ANF's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
54% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. ANF: 4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
ANF' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 11.9
Current: 4.6

0
11.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.31
ANF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1009 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. ANF: 4.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
ANF' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 5.57
Current: 4.31

0.78
5.57
Share Buyback Rate 6.60
ANF's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. ANF: 6.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
ANF' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.6   Max: -0.9
Current: 6.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.10
ANF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
83% of the 1052 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. ANF: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ANF' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 76.45
Current: 1.1

0.85
76.45
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.50
ANF's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
96% of the 643 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. ANF: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
ANF' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 2.43
Current: 0.5

0.33
2.43
Price/Median PS Value 0.40
ANF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 1038 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. ANF: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ANF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 4.26
Current: 0.4

0.38
4.26
Price/Graham Number 1.20
ANF's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
76% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. ANF: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
ANF' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 8.93
Current: 1.2

0.45
8.93
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.30
ANF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
75% of the 983 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. ANF: 8.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
ANF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2   Max: 59.1
Current: 8.3

2
59.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 8.03
ANF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
53% of the 491 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.53 vs. ANF: 8.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
ANF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -11.8   Max: 40.7
Current: 8.03

-11.8
40.7

Analyst Estimate

Jan16 Jan17 Jan18
Revenue(Mil) 3,424 3,404 3,544
EPS($) 0.81 0.90 1.36
EPS without NRI($) 0.81 0.90 1.36

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Apparel Stores
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Traded in other countries:AFT.Germany, 0R32.UK, ANF.Switzerland,
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 January 31, 2015, the Company operated approximately 799 stores in the United States and 170 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. It competes with individual and chain fashion specialty stores as well as regional and national department stores.
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