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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 No Debt
ANN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
95% of the 1281 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. ANN: No Debt )
ANN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.48
ANN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
71% of the 1266 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. ANN: 0.48 )
ANN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 0.82
Current: 0.48

0.4
0.82
Interest Coverage No Debt
ANN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
94% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 32.14 vs. ANN: No Debt )
ANN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.21   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

1.21
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 6.02
M-Score: -2.62
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 (%) 4.65
ANN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1281 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.03 vs. ANN: 4.65 )
ANN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -16.93   Max: 11.73
Current: 4.65

-16.93
11.73
Net-margin (%) 2.89
ANN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1281 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.32 vs. ANN: 2.89 )
ANN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -15.22   Max: 6.36
Current: 2.89

-15.22
6.36
ROE (%) 15.18
ANN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1256 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.93 vs. ANN: 15.18 )
ANN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -53.17   Max: 27.39
Current: 15.18

-53.17
27.39
ROA (%) 7.06
ANN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.14 vs. ANN: 7.06 )
ANN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -28.37   Max: 11.21
Current: 7.06

-28.37
11.21
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 22.02
ANN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1281 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.92 vs. ANN: 22.02 )
ANN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -68.28   Max: 50.29
Current: 22.02

-68.28
50.29
Revenue Growth (%) 16.80
ANN's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1115 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. ANN: 16.80 )
ANN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -3.4   Max: 16.8
Current: 16.8

-3.4
16.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 17.40
ANN's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 922 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. ANN: 17.40 )
ANN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -33.3   Max: 56.7
Current: 17.4

-33.3
56.7
EPS Growth (%) 21.00
ANN's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 861 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. ANN: 21.00 )
ANN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -30.7   Max: 79.8
Current: 21

-30.7
79.8
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

ANN Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 11,900 sh (New)
Robert Olstein 189,000 sh (+15.24%)
Scott Black 46,940 sh (-3.72%)
Steven Cohen 275,599 sh (-32.48%)
Jim Simons 336,400 sh (-68.97%)
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Q1 2014

ANN Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 197,057 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Robert Olstein 170,700 sh (-9.68%)
Scott Black 42,265 sh (-9.96%)
Jim Simons 175,700 sh (-47.77%)
Steven Cohen 20,400 sh (-92.6%)
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Q2 2014

ANN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 372,700 sh (+112.12%)
Steven Cohen 100,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Scott Black Sold Out
Robert Olstein 168,100 sh (-1.52%)
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Q3 2014

ANN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt 260,452 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,167 sh (New)
John Burbank 5,590 sh (New)
Jim Simons 498,650 sh (+33.79%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Robert Olstein Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ANN

(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
Robert Olstein 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.93%$35.45 - $42.41 $ 36.55-7%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 New Buy0.11%$35.45 - $42.41 $ 36.55-7%260452
John Burbank 2014-09-30 New Buy$35.45 - $42.41 $ 36.55-7%5590
Scott Black 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.19%$37.35 - $42.18 $ 36.55-8%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.12%$37.35 - $42.18 $ 36.55-8%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.12%$31.27 - $42.05 $ 36.553%197057
Robert Olstein 2013-12-31 Add 15.24%0.13%$33.12 - $37.04 $ 36.553%189000
Robert Olstein 2013-09-30 New Buy0.91%$31.48 - $36.8 $ 36.557%164000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$28.03 - $33.2 $ 36.5520%0
Scott Black 2013-03-31 New Buy0.18%$27.24 - $34.13 $ 36.5520%49175
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -83.95%0.17%$27.24 - $34.13 $ 36.5520%16583
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 653.77%0.17%$31.72 - $37.62 $ 36.557%103289
Ken Heebner 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.17%$31.72 - $37.62 $ 36.557%0
Ken Heebner 2012-09-30 New Buy0.17%$25.02 - $39.34 $ 36.5518%180000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -83.33%0.12%$25.02 - $39.34 $ 36.5518%13703
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 209.79%0.1%$24.04 - $29.33 $ 36.5535%82207
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.07%$22.66 - $29.38 $ 36.5557%26536
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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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Robert Olstein Comments on Ann Inc
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. Read more...

Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 23.40
ANN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 25.00 vs. ANN: 23.40 )
ANN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.62   Max: 269.78
Current: 23.4

7.62
269.78
P/B 3.30
ANN's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. ANN: 3.30 )
ANN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 5.02
Current: 3.3

0.32
5.02
P/S 0.70
ANN's P/S is ranked higher than
72% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. ANN: 0.70 )
ANN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 1.46
Current: 0.7

0.09
1.46
PFCF 70.30
ANN's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 82.58 vs. ANN: 70.30 )
ANN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.12   Max: 113.04
Current: 70.3

3.12
113.04
EV-to-EBIT 13.39
ANN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
83% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.88 vs. ANN: 13.39 )
ANN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -41.4   Max: 69.9
Current: 13.39

-41.4
69.9
PEG 0.60
ANN's PEG is ranked higher than
96% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ANN: 0.60 )
ANN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 8.42
Current: 0.6

0.79
8.42
Shiller P/E 207.60
ANN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
71% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 53.43 vs. ANN: 207.60 )
ANN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.14   Max: 2120.5
Current: 207.6

3.14
2120.5
Current Ratio 1.77
ANN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. ANN: 1.77 )
ANN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.31   Max: 3.57
Current: 1.77

1.31
3.57
Quick Ratio 0.74
ANN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. ANN: 0.74 )
ANN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 2.51
Current: 0.74

0.63
2.51

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 3.30
ANN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
66% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. ANN: 3.30 )
ANN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 248.15
Current: 3.3

0.68
248.15
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.20
ANN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. ANN: 1.20 )
ANN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 2.95
Current: 1.2

0.19
2.95
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
ANN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. ANN: 1.00 )
ANN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 2.1
Current: 1

0.18
2.1
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.00
ANN's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
63% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ANN: 1.00 )
ANN' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 7.72
Current: 1

0.64
7.72
Price/Graham Number 1.80
ANN's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
74% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.62 vs. ANN: 1.80 )
ANN' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 9.7
Current: 1.8

0.96
9.7
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.50
ANN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1265 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. ANN: 7.50 )
ANN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 32.4
Current: 7.5

1.4
32.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 26.82
ANN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. ANN: 26.82 )
ANN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 3.9   Max: 41.4
Current: 26.82

3.9
41.4

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Apparel Stores
Compare:IDEXY, ARO, TJX, FRCOF, ROST » details
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.

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