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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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.24
ARCI's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
75% of the 895 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. ARCI: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ARCI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.18 Max: N/A
Current: 0.24
Equity to Asset 0.26
ARCI's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
82% of the 838 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. ARCI: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ARCI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.25 Max: 0.68
Current: 0.26
0.15
0.68
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 2.65
M-Score: -3.25
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 : 5/10

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industry
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Operating margin (%) -1.22
ARCI's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 894 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. ARCI: -1.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ARCI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -49.17  Med: 1.95 Max: 10.84
Current: -1.22
-49.17
10.84
Net-margin (%) -1.52
ARCI's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 894 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. ARCI: -1.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ARCI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -51.81  Med: -0.47 Max: 6.04
Current: -1.52
-51.81
6.04
ROE (%) -12.57
ARCI's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 881 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. ARCI: -12.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ARCI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -146.19  Med: 4.72 Max: 64.95
Current: -12.57
-146.19
64.95
ROA (%) -4.16
ARCI's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.11 vs. ARCI: -4.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ARCI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -56.15  Med: 0.99 Max: 16.75
Current: -4.16
-56.15
16.75
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -5.73
ARCI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.75 vs. ARCI: -5.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ARCI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -181.7  Med: 8.90 Max: 41.53
Current: -5.73
-181.7
41.53
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.30
ARCI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. ARCI: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ARCI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -48.5  Med: 4.20 Max: 35.8
Current: 1.3
-48.5
35.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -22.70
ARCI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 599 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. ARCI: -22.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ARCI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -38.1  Med: 5.15 Max: 83.4
Current: -22.7
-38.1
83.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -44.70
ARCI's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 555 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. ARCI: -44.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ARCI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -44.7  Med: -1.90 Max: 41.5
Current: -44.7
-44.7
41.5
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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 4.83
ARCI's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
95% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 15.27 vs. ARCI: 4.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 0.73
ARCI's P/B is ranked higher than
82% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. ARCI: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ARCI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.83 Max: 7.62
Current: 0.73
0.56
7.62
P/S 0.07
ARCI's P/S is ranked higher than
96% of the 896 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. ARCI: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ARCI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.15 Max: 0.52
Current: 0.07
0.05
0.52
PFCF 7.14
ARCI's PFCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.15 vs. ARCI: 7.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
ARCI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.19  Med: 8.33 Max: 211.5
Current: 7.14
2.19
211.5
POCF 4.29
ARCI's POCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.53 vs. ARCI: 4.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ARCI' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.83  Med: 9.99 Max: 99999999.99
Current: 4.29
1.83
99999999.99
Shiller P/E 18.02
ARCI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
60% of the 472 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 21.97 vs. ARCI: 18.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ARCI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.73  Med: 51.26 Max: 285
Current: 18.02
12.73
285
Current Ratio 1.25
ARCI's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 846 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. ARCI: 1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ARCI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.27 Max: 3.04
Current: 1.25
0.42
3.04
Quick Ratio 0.65
ARCI's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 846 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. ARCI: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ARCI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.53 Max: 2.96
Current: 0.65
0.21
2.96
Days Inventory 62.70
ARCI's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
64% of the 854 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 83.72 vs. ARCI: 62.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ARCI' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 13.65  Med: 76.79 Max: 101.54
Current: 62.7
13.65
101.54
Days Sales Outstanding 27.50
ARCI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
67% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.34 vs. ARCI: 27.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ARCI' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 9.01  Med: 20.72 Max: 36.9
Current: 27.5
9.01
36.9

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.74
ARCI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
83% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. ARCI: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ARCI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.19  Med: 1.71 Max: 6.05
Current: 0.74
0.19
6.05
Price/Projected FCF 0.73
ARCI's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
76% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. ARCI: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ARCI' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.94  Med: 1.60 Max: 66.29
Current: 0.73
0.94
66.29
Price/Median PS Value 0.47
ARCI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. ARCI: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ARCI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.43  Med: 1.07 Max: 12.44
Current: 0.47
0.43
12.44
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -7.40
ARCI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. ARCI: -7.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ARCI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.2  Med: 10.30 Max: 19.4
Current: -7.4
1.2
19.4

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