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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
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A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

Interest Coverage 150.62
ANN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
72% of the 998 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 24.73 vs. ANN: 150.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ANN' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 150.62
Current: 150.62
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Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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Guru Trades

Q4 2014

ANN Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Mario Gabelli 5,580 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 650,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons 390,150 sh (-21.76%)
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Q1 2015

ANN Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 13,839 sh (New)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 100,553 sh (New)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Jim Simons 256,750 sh (-34.19%)
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Q2 2015

ANN Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Mario Gabelli 5,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 675,000 sh (+4777.52%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 105,963 sh (+5.38%)
Jim Simons 23,800 sh (-90.73%)
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Q3 2015

ANN Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Apparel Stores
Traded in other countries:AAK.Germany,

Ann Inc was incorporated in the State of Delaware in 1988 and changed its name to ANN INC. in March 2011. The Company through its wholly-owned subsidiaries is a specialty retailer of women's apparel, shoes and accessories sold mainly under the Ann Taylor and LOFT brands. The Company has four operating segments including Ann Taylor, LOFT, Ann Taylor Factory and LOFT Outlet. Ann Taylor is a luxury brand that offers modern style while remaining true to its legacy as a destination for every generation of working women, with timeless wear-now and wear-to-work fashion of impeccable quality at compelling prices. LOFT provides fashion that delivers feminine appeal, special and unexpected details, and a flattering fit, making its client's style aspirations attainable. The Company's Ann Taylor and LOFT stores offer career and casual separates, dresses, tops, weekend wear, shoes and accessories, coordinated as part of a strategy to provide modern styles that are versatile across all occasions and needs. It also offer updated past season best sellers from the Ann Taylor and LOFT merchandise collections at its Ann Taylor Factory and LOFT Outlet stores, respectively. In addition to its stores, its clients can shop online at www.anntaylor.com and www.LOFT.com. The AnnTaylor, LOFT and AnnTaylor Loft trademarks are registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and with the trademark registries of many foreign countries. The Company's stores compete with certain departments in international, national and local department stores and with other specialty stores, catalog and internet businesses that offer similar categories of merchandise.

Guru Investment Theses on Ann Inc

Robert Olstein Comments on Ann Inc - Nov 21, 2014

The Fund also eliminated its position in specialty retailer Ann Inc (ANN). The disclosure of significant positions in Ann Inc. by a private equity firm and activist investors stoked considerable interest in the company’s stock, causing it to rise to our valuation level in a relatively short period of time. On March 20, 2014, Golden Gate Capital (a private equity firm that specializes in the retailing sector) disclosed a 9.5% equity stake in Ann Inc. Additionally, in August, activist hedge fund Engine Capital, along with hedge fund Partner Red Alder LLC, began a public campaign to push management to conduct a strategic review and possible sale of the company.

From Robert Olstein (Trades, Portfolio)’s Strategic Opportunities Fund Q3 2014 Letter to Shareholders - Value Investors That Think Like Business Owners.

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Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.80
ANN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
86% of the 1182 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. ANN: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
ANN' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0
Current: 0.8

Valuation & Return


More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,541
EPS (TTM) $ 1.65
Short Percentage of Float3.09%
52-Week Range $31.69 - 48.95
Shares Outstanding (Mil)45.99

Analyst Estimate

Jan16 Jan17 Jan18
Revenue (Mil $) 2,563 2,600 2,676
EPS ($) 2.06 2.33 2.55
EPS w/o NRI ($) 2.06 2.33 2.55
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
Dividends Per Share ($)
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Robert Olstein Comments on Ann Inc Nov 21 2014 
The Olstein Strategic Opportunities Fund Q3 2014 Letter to Shareholders - Value Investors That Think Nov 21 2014 
A Few Reasons Why This Apparel Retailer Is a Good Long-Term Bet Aug 02 2014 
This Retailer Looks Like a Solid Pick in a Sluggish Environment Jun 29 2014 
ANN Is a Good Buy in a Difficult Retail Environment Apr 30 2014 

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