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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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt No Debt
ANN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
89% of the 1125 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 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
66% of the 1116 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 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 734 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 35.22 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: 6
Z-Score: 6.34
M-Score: -3.05
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 (%) 6.82
ANN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.46 vs. ANN: 6.82 )
ANN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -16.93   Max: 11.36
Current: 6.82

-16.93
11.36
Net-margin (%) 4.11
ANN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.54 vs. ANN: 4.11 )
ANN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -15.22   Max: 6.34
Current: 4.11

-15.22
6.34
ROE (%) 21.87
ANN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1062 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.36 vs. ANN: 21.87 )
ANN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -80.17   Max: 26.64
Current: 21.87

-80.17
26.64
ROA (%) 9.92
ANN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1078 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.38 vs. ANN: 9.92 )
ANN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -34.77   Max: 10.89
Current: 9.92

-34.77
10.89
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 35.97
ANN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1077 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.77 vs. ANN: 35.97 )
ANN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -78.18   Max: 42.29
Current: 35.97

-78.18
42.29
Revenue Growth (%) 16.80
ANN's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 977 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 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 (%) 17.50
ANN's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 806 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. ANN: 17.50 )
ANN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -33.3   Max: 56.7
Current: 17.5

-33.3
56.7
EPS Growth (%) 21.00
ANN's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 773 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. ANN: 21.00 )
ANN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -11.7   Max: 79.8
Current: 21

-11.7
79.8
» ANN's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

ANN Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steven Cohen 473,187 sh (+1818.92%)
Jim Simons 1,569,500 sh (+19.51%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Scott Black 47,665 sh (-3.07%)
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Q3 2013

ANN Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Robert Olstein 164,000 sh (New)
Scott Black 48,755 sh (+2.29%)
Steven Cohen 408,171 sh (-13.74%)
Jim Simons 1,084,200 sh (-30.92%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ANN

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.12%$31.27 - $42.05 $ 37.425%197057
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$28.03 - $33.2 $ 37.4223%0
Scott Black 2013-03-31 New Buy0.18%$27.24 - $34.13 $ 37.4223%49175
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -83.95%0.17%$27.24 - $34.13 $ 37.4223%16583
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 653.77%0.17%$31.72 - $37.62 $ 37.429%103289
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -83.33%0.12%$25.02 - $39.34 $ 37.4221%13703
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 209.79%0.1%$24.04 - $29.33 $ 37.4238%82207
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.07%$22.66 - $29.38 $ 37.4261%26536
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 20.20
ANN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.90 vs. ANN: 20.20 )
ANN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.62   Max: 269.78
Current: 20.2

7.62
269.78
P/B 3.70
ANN's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. ANN: 3.70 )
ANN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 5.02
Current: 3.7

0.32
5.02
P/S 0.70
ANN's P/S is ranked higher than
68% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 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 22.50
ANN's PFCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 38.48 vs. ANN: 22.50 )
ANN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.12   Max: 113.04
Current: 22.5

3.12
113.04
EV-to-EBIT 11.29
ANN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
79% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.35 vs. ANN: 11.29 )
ANN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 69.9
Current: 11.29

3.1
69.9
PEG 0.50
ANN's PEG is ranked higher than
94% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.72 vs. ANN: 0.50 )
ANN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 7.88
Current: 0.5

0.5
7.88
Shiller P/E 4451.30
ANN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
74% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ANN: 4451.30 )
ANN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.16   Max: 4530.9
Current: 4451.3

3.16
4530.9
Current Ratio 1.80
ANN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 1119 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. ANN: 1.80 )
ANN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.31   Max: 3.41
Current: 1.8

1.31
3.41
Quick Ratio 0.86
ANN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 1119 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. ANN: 0.86 )
ANN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 2.3
Current: 0.86

0.63
2.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 3.60
ANN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
59% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. ANN: 3.60 )
ANN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 248.15
Current: 3.6

0.68
248.15
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.40
ANN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.75 vs. ANN: 1.40 )
ANN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 2.95
Current: 1.4

0.19
2.95
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
ANN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. ANN: 1.00 )
ANN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 2.07
Current: 1

0.18
2.07
Price/Graham Number 1.80
ANN's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
69% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 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) 8.90
ANN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1024 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. ANN: 8.90 )
ANN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 32.4
Current: 8.9

1.4
32.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.29
ANN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
66% of the 833 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.99 vs. ANN: 3.29 )
ANN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 41.3
Current: 3.29

3.2
41.3

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 national 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 an aspirational 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 versatile, accessible and affordable 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 a range of 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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