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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
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history
Cash to Debt 1.26
ANF's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
72% of the 1158 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 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
78% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 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: 4
Z-Score: 4.67
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 1.57
ANF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.25 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
59% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.54 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 1142 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 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
60% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.35 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
58% of the 1159 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.16 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 1018 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
56% of the 840 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 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
52% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 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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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

ANF Guru Trades in Q3 2013

George Soros 75,000 sh (New)
Zeke Ashton 127,000 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 46,600 sh (+158.89%)
Joel Greenblatt 367,244 sh (+99.88%)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,000 sh (+75.68%)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 111,900 sh (unchged)
Richard Snow Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 997,550 sh (-55.85%)
Steven Cohen 24,902 sh (-90.89%)
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Q4 2013

ANF Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jeremy Grantham 7,531 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 84,671 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 488,600 sh (+3658.46%)
Chuck Royce 58,500 sh (+25.54%)
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
Zeke Ashton Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 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)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
Chuck Royce 36,100 sh (-29.22%)
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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 2014-06-30 New Buy0.19%$35.12 - $43.33 $ 35.58-8%354759
David Dreman 2014-06-30 Sold Out $35.12 - $43.33 $ 35.58-8%0
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$32.01 - $41.68 $ 35.58-2%0
David Dreman 2014-03-31 New Buy$32.01 - $41.68 $ 35.58-2%1308
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.42%$31.72 - $38.31 $ 35.583%0
George Soros 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$31.72 - $38.31 $ 35.583%0
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 New Buy0.02%$31.72 - $38.31 $ 35.583%84671
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 99.88%0.21%$34.93 - $51.8 $ 35.58-20%367244
George Soros 2013-09-30 New Buy0.03%$34.93 - $51.8 $ 35.58-20%75000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 2764.82%0.41%$45.17 - $52.07 $ 35.58-27%180627
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.02%$30.58 - $48.99 $ 35.58-9%6305
Ray Dalio 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.04%$29.06 - $39.36 $ 35.582%0
Daniel Loeb 2012-06-30 Sold Out 2.3%$30.09 - $53.89 $ 35.58-13%0
Ray Dalio 2012-06-30 Add 657%0.03%$30.09 - $53.89 $ 35.58-13%75057
Daniel Loeb 2012-03-31 New Buy2.3%$40.4 - $53.53 $ 35.58-19%1850000
Ray Dalio 2012-03-31 Reduce -87.27%0.06%$40.4 - $53.53 $ 35.58-19%9915
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 New Buy0.06%$44.65 - $76.81 $ 35.58-38%77915
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.2382%$56.36 - $77.14 $ 35.58-48%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Add 301.72%0.18%$59.17 - $76.35 $ 35.58-49%25461
George Soros 2011-06-30 Sold Out $59.17 - $76.35 $ 35.58-49%0
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Apparel for Anti-Bullies – ANF Stretches to Address Tough Year When Style Isn’t Enough
With weak back-to-school sales and a slow holiday anticipated, Abercrombie & Fitch Company (ANF) is not only turning to sales outside of the US but also kicking off a socially relevant fashion statement here at home. Last month the company unveiled a cause marketing campaign that gets a graphic anti-bullying t-shirt message in front of school students. Teaming up with a bullying expert and a celebrity spokesperson for a wearable cause is an excellent way to reach target youth consumers, increases sales, generate buzz and make a difference. The cross-country campaign features Cali Linstrom, a champion of anti-bullying and current high school senior in Chicago. Read more...

Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 78.90
ANF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 22.30 vs. ANF: 78.90 )
ANF' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.13   Max: 173.11
Current: 78.9

3.13
173.11
P/B 1.74
ANF's P/B is ranked higher than
69% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. ANF: 1.74 )
ANF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 8.63
Current: 1.74

0.71
8.63
P/S 0.66
ANF's P/S is ranked higher than
70% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. ANF: 0.66 )
ANF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 2.97
Current: 0.66

0.35
2.97
PFCF 16.40
ANF's PFCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 142.61 vs. ANF: 16.40 )
ANF' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.14   Max: 88.93
Current: 16.4

7.14
88.93
EV-to-EBIT 38.59
ANF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
59% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.16 vs. ANF: 38.59 )
ANF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 49.8
Current: 38.59

1.7
49.8
PEG 29.30
ANF's PEG is ranked higher than
76% of the 1202 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ANF: 29.30 )
ANF' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 97.33
Current: 29.3

0.12
97.33
Shiller P/E 24.45
ANF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 43.85 vs. ANF: 24.45 )
ANF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.86   Max: 34.18
Current: 24.45

3.86
34.18
Current Ratio 1.93
ANF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 1154 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 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 1154 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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Dividend Yield 2.28
ANF's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
56% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. ANF: 2.28 )
ANF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 4.78
Current: 2.28

0.32
4.78
Dividend Payout 1.52
ANF's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
60% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 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 614 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) 2.51
ANF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
56% of the 831 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. ANF: 2.51 )
ANF' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 5.46
Current: 2.51

0.37
5.46
Share Buyback Rate 4.30
ANF's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 808 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 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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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.74
ANF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
75% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. ANF: 1.74 )
ANF' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 76.45
Current: 1.74

0.85
76.45
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.91
ANF's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.52 vs. ANF: 0.91 )
ANF' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 2.55
Current: 0.91

0.33
2.55
Price/Median PS Value 0.47
ANF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. ANF: 0.47 )
ANF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 4.14
Current: 0.47

0.32
4.14
Price/Graham Number 2.25
ANF's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
68% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. ANF: 2.25 )
ANF' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 11.42
Current: 2.25

0.44
11.42
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.60
ANF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1066 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. ANF: 2.60 )
ANF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2   Max: 59.1
Current: 2.6

2
59.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 4.80
ANF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
68% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.28 vs. ANF: 4.80 )
ANF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -12   Max: 43.2
Current: 4.8

-12
43.2

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Apparel Stores
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Abercrombie & Fitch Company 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 2, 2013, the Company operated approximately 912 stores in the United States and 139 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, Abercrombie & Fitch 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, Abercrombie & Fitch is timeless, and always cool. The essence of privilege and prestigious East Coast prep schools, abercrombie directly follows in the footsteps of Abercrombie & Fitch. With a flirtatious and energetic attitude, abercrombie is popular, wholesome and athletic. Rugged and casual with a vintage inspired style, abercrombie aspires to be like its older sibling, Abercrombie & Fitch. The perfect combination of maturity and mischief, abercrombie is 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 makes cute bras and underwear for the young, naturally beautiful and always confident girl. Classic and vibrant with a little tomboy sexiness, Gilly never takes herself too seriously. 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 depar
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