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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.18
NAS:ASNA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
76% of the 954 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. NAS:ASNA: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NAS:ASNA' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 1.64 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.18
Equity to Asset 0.34
NAS:ASNA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
72% of the 932 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. NAS:ASNA: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NAS:ASNA' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.55 Max: 0.78
Current: 0.34
0.34
0.78
Interest Coverage 0.91
NAS:ASNA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
94% of the 895 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 24.51 vs. NAS:ASNA: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NAS:ASNA' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.91  Med: 28.88 Max: 115.92
Current: 0.91
0.91
115.92
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.80
M-Score: -2.49
WACC vs ROIC
12.80%
1.13%
WACC
ROIC
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 (%) 1.34
NAS:ASNA's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. NAS:ASNA: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NAS:ASNA' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.89  Med: 7.42 Max: 10.86
Current: 1.34
-4.89
10.86
Net-margin (%) -0.17
NAS:ASNA's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. NAS:ASNA: -0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NAS:ASNA' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.93  Med: 4.65 Max: 7.09
Current: -0.17
-4.93
7.09
ROE (%) -0.67
NAS:ASNA's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.95 vs. NAS:ASNA: -0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NAS:ASNA' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.55  Med: 12.09 Max: 22.03
Current: -0.67
-14.55
22.03
ROA (%) -0.24
NAS:ASNA's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 955 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.53 vs. NAS:ASNA: -0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NAS:ASNA' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.85  Med: 6.58 Max: 11.09
Current: -0.24
-7.85
11.09
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 5.98
NAS:ASNA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 12.11 vs. NAS:ASNA: 5.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NAS:ASNA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.67  Med: 40.4 Max: 66.09
Current: 5.98
-19.67
66.09
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 8.00
NAS:ASNA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. NAS:ASNA: 8.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:ASNA' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.8  Med: 13.6 Max: 23.3
Current: 8
7.8
23.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -3.80
NAS:ASNA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 664 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. NAS:ASNA: -3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:ASNA' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.6  Med: 9.8 Max: 71.4
Current: -3.8
-15.6
71.4
» NAS:ASNA's 10-Y Financials

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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

ASNA Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 553,940 sh (+293.03%)
PRIMECAP Management 10,168,200 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Private Capital 2,225,400 sh (-0.80%)
Steven Cohen 880,000 sh (-11.35%)
Chuck Royce 3,184,546 sh (-16.31%)
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Q1 2016

ASNA Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 235,294 sh (New)
David Dreman 1,163 sh (New)
Private Capital 2,534,448 sh (+13.89%)
PRIMECAP Management 10,242,100 sh (+0.73%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce 2,312,482 sh (-27.38%)
Steven Cohen 512,900 sh (-41.72%)
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Q2 2016

ASNA Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Joel Greenblatt 57,041 sh (New)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 236,239 sh (+0.40%)
David Dreman 1,163 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Private Capital 2,431,770 sh (-4.05%)
PRIMECAP Management 9,772,100 sh (-4.59%)
Chuck Royce 1,577,890 sh (-31.77%)
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Q3 2016

ASNA Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 67,620 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 14,100 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 306,587 sh (+437.49%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 322,270 sh (+36.42%)
Private Capital 2,579,302 sh (+6.07%)
PRIMECAP Management 9,884,100 sh (+1.15%)
David Dreman 1,163 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,134,392 sh (-28.11%)
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Apparel Stores
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Ascena Retail Group Inc, through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of apparel for women and tween girls and boys. The Company offers apparel, accessories, footwear, and lifestyle products, such as bedroom furnishings and electronics.

Ascena Retail Group Inc is a Delaware corporation. The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, is a specialty retailer of apparel for women, and tween girls and boys, and operates. It mainly offers apparel, accessories, footwear, and lifestyle products, such as bedroom furnishings and electronics. Its businesses segments include: Justice, Lane Bryant, maurices, dressbarn and Catherines. The Justice brand offers fashionable apparel to girls who are ages 5 to 12 in an environment designed to match the energetic lifestyle of tween girls. Justice creates, designs and develops its own exclusive Justice branded merchandise in-house. Through private labels such as Lane Bryant and Cacique, and select national brands, fashionable and sophisticated apparel is offered to female customers in plus-sizes 14-28, including intimate apparel, wear-to-work and casual sportswear, accessories, select footwear and social occasion apparel. The maurices brand offers up-to-date fashion designed to appeal to female customers in their 20's and 30's, including both core and plus-size offerings, with stores concentrated in small markets. The dressbarn brand attracts female consumers in the mid-30's to mid-50's age range and offers career, special occasion and casual fashion for working women. dressbarn retail stores are located mainly in convenient strip shopping centers in trading and high-density markets, and in surrounding suburban areas. Catherines carries a full range of plus sizes (16-34 and 0X-5X) and is particularly known for extended sizes (28-34). Catherines offers classic apparel and accessories to female customers for wear-to-work and casual lifestyles, generally catering to female customers 45 years and older. The Company's main competitors are Walmart, Macy's, JCPenney, Kohl's, Old Navy, Aeropostale and Target. Its trademarks include JUSTICE, LANE BRYANT, LANE BRYANT OUTLET, CACIQUE, RIGHT FIT, MAURICES, DRESSBARN, CATHERINES, CATHERINES PLUS SIZES, MAGGIE BARNES, LIZ&ME, SERENADA, DRESSBARTM, 6th & LANE and MAURICES IN MOTION. The Company is subject to income taxes in the United States and numerous international jurisdictions.

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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 9.41
ASNA's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.61 vs. ASNA: 9.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 17.79
ASNA's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
59% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.92 vs. ASNA: 17.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
ASNA' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.43  Med: 10.99 Max: 22.77
Current: 17.79
3.43
22.77
P/B 0.77
ASNA's P/B is ranked higher than
83% of the 1170 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. ASNA: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ASNA' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 1.82 Max: 4.23
Current: 0.77
0.51
4.23
P/S 0.22
ASNA's P/S is ranked higher than
88% of the 1149 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. ASNA: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ASNA' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.7 Max: 1.36
Current: 0.22
0.13
1.36
PFCF 18.60
ASNA's PFCF is ranked higher than
52% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.22 vs. ASNA: 18.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
ASNA' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.88  Med: 13.74 Max: 84.25
Current: 18.6
3.88
84.25
POCF 3.10
ASNA's POCF is ranked higher than
95% of the 713 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.72 vs. ASNA: 3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ASNA' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.12  Med: 7.51 Max: 11.45
Current: 3.1
2.12
11.45
EV-to-EBIT 31.84
ASNA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
82% of the 1021 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.16 vs. ASNA: 31.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ASNA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.3  Med: 9.4 Max: 35.6
Current: 31.84
-14.3
35.6
EV-to-EBITDA 6.67
ASNA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
81% of the 1076 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.75 vs. ASNA: 6.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ASNA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3305.1  Med: 6.2 Max: 9.5
Current: 6.67
-3305.1
9.5
Shiller P/E 12.57
ASNA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 22.20 vs. ASNA: 12.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ASNA' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.4  Med: 22.96 Max: 40.43
Current: 12.57
8.4
40.43
Current Ratio 1.22
ASNA's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 911 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. ASNA: 1.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ASNA' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 1.67 Max: 3.31
Current: 1.22
1.05
3.31
Quick Ratio 0.58
ASNA's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 911 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. ASNA: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ASNA' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 1.04 Max: 1.95
Current: 0.58
0.28
1.95
Days Inventory 81.14
ASNA's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
54% of the 890 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 89.73 vs. ASNA: 81.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ASNA' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 67.27  Med: 84.42 Max: 108.92
Current: 81.14
67.27
108.92
Days Sales Outstanding 4.42
ASNA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
74% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 12.73 vs. ASNA: 4.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ASNA' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.42  Med: 6.15 Max: 8.4
Current: 4.42
4.42
8.4
Days Payable 50.83
ASNA's Days Payable is ranked higher than
50% of the 649 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 50.84 vs. ASNA: 50.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
ASNA' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 40.85  Med: 50.5 Max: 61.28
Current: 50.83
40.85
61.28

Buy Back

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industry
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history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -6.80
ASNA's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 500 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. ASNA: -6.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
ASNA' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.3  Med: -0.5 Max: 7.5
Current: -6.8
-9.3
7.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Projected FCF 0.47
ASNA's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
92% of the 679 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. ASNA: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ASNA' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.79 Max: 1.46
Current: 0.47
0.39
1.46
Price/Median PS Value 0.27
ASNA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 1084 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. ASNA: 0.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ASNA' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.99 Max: 1.6
Current: 0.27
0.23
1.6
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.07
ASNA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1246 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.61 vs. ASNA: 3.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ASNA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.8  Med: 10 Max: 36.8
Current: 3.07
2.8
36.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 13.86
ASNA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.23 vs. ASNA: 13.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ASNA' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.4  Med: 22.4 Max: 53.6
Current: 13.86
7.4
53.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $6,995
EPS (TTM) $ -0.07
Beta1.68
Short Percentage of Float18.07%
52-Week Range $4.68 - 12.85
Shares Outstanding (Mil)194.21

Analyst Estimate

Jul17 Jul18
Revenue (Mil $) 7,059 7,076
EPS ($) 0.62 0.71
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.62 0.71
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
20.00%
Dividends Per Share ($)
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