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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 : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.14
ASNA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
85% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. ASNA: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ASNA' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 1.99 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.14
Equity to Asset 0.33
ASNA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
73% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. ASNA: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ASNA' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.58 Max: 0.78
Current: 0.33
0.32
0.78
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 1.35
M-Score: -3.18
WACC vs ROIC
10.20%
-12.52%
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) -5.94
ASNA's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.31 vs. ASNA: -5.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ASNA' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.89  Med: 8.27 Max: 10.86
Current: -5.94
-4.89
10.86
Net-margin (%) -5.82
ASNA's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. ASNA: -5.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ASNA' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.93  Med: 4.99 Max: 7.09
Current: -5.82
-4.93
7.09
ROE (%) -19.20
ASNA's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.38 vs. ASNA: -19.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ASNA' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.55  Med: 13.45 Max: 22.03
Current: -19.2
-14.55
22.03
ROA (%) -8.27
ASNA's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. ASNA: -8.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ASNA' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.84  Med: 7.19 Max: 11.09
Current: -8.27
-7.84
11.09
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -24.48
ASNA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 945 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.00 vs. ASNA: -24.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ASNA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.67  Med: 43.01 Max: 66.09
Current: -24.48
-19.67
66.09
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 12.00
ASNA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 790 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. ASNA: 12.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ASNA' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.2  Med: 13.60 Max: 23.3
Current: 12
7.2
23.3
» ASNA's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2016-05-31)


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

ASNA Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Steven Cohen 2,505,100 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 744,356 sh (New)
Private Capital 1,632,318 sh (+3.53%)
PRIMECAP Management 10,168,200 sh (unchged)
Third Avenue Management Sold Out
Chuck Royce 4,992,759 sh (-33.19%)
Paul Tudor Jones 20,725 sh (-36.96%)
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Q3 2015

ASNA Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 140,940 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 2,663,442 sh (+257.82%)
Private Capital 2,243,303 sh (+37.43%)
PRIMECAP Management 10,168,200 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chuck Royce 3,805,049 sh (-23.79%)
Steven Cohen 992,700 sh (-60.37%)
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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

David Dreman 1,163 sh (New)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 235,294 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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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Apparel Stores
Compare:NYSE:AEO, JSE:TRU, TSE:8219, ASX:PMV, NYSE:DSW, HKSE:00330 » details
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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
vs
history
Forward P/E 8.40
ASNA's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
90% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.60 vs. ASNA: 8.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 0.76
ASNA's P/B is ranked higher than
77% of the 994 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. ASNA: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ASNA' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.86 Max: 4.23
Current: 0.76
0.71
4.23
P/S 0.22
ASNA's P/S is ranked higher than
82% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. ASNA: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ASNA' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.73 Max: 1.36
Current: 0.22
0.2
1.36
PFCF 26.44
ASNA's PFCF is ranked lower than
67% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.48 vs. ASNA: 26.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
ASNA' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.88  Med: 13.44 Max: 84.25
Current: 26.44
3.88
84.25
POCF 3.33
ASNA's POCF is ranked higher than
92% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.23 vs. ASNA: 3.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ASNA' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.39  Med: 7.55 Max: 11.45
Current: 3.33
2.39
11.45
Shiller P/E 12.54
ASNA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
70% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.24 vs. ASNA: 12.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ASNA' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.4  Med: 23.97 Max: 50.65
Current: 12.54
8.4
50.65
Current Ratio 1.30
ASNA's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 896 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. ASNA: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ASNA' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 1.99 Max: 3.56
Current: 1.3
1.05
3.56
Quick Ratio 0.60
ASNA's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 896 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. ASNA: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ASNA' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 1.21 Max: 2.24
Current: 0.6
0.28
2.24
Days Inventory 83.75
ASNA's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
52% of the 894 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 89.58 vs. ASNA: 83.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ASNA' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 67.27  Med: 79.72 Max: 111.22
Current: 83.75
67.27
111.22
Days Sales Outstanding 10.57
ASNA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
54% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 12.94 vs. ASNA: 10.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ASNA' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.38  Med: 6.92 Max: 8.4
Current: 10.57
5.38
8.4
Days Payable 51.92
ASNA's Days Payable is ranked higher than
53% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 49.39 vs. ASNA: 51.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
ASNA' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 39.47  Med: 48.32 Max: 62.57
Current: 51.92
39.47
62.57

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 0.49
ASNA's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. ASNA: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ASNA' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.78 Max: 1.89
Current: 0.49
0.39
1.89
Price/Median PS Value 0.30
ASNA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. ASNA: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ASNA' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.92 Max: 1.81
Current: 0.3
0.31
1.81
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -11.00
ASNA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 966 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. ASNA: -11.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ASNA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5  Med: 10.45 Max: 36.8
Current: -11
5
36.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 13.06
ASNA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.83 vs. ASNA: 13.06 )
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: 22.05 Max: 53.7
Current: 13.06
7.4
53.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $5,834
EPS (TTM) $ -2.05
Beta1.45
Short Percentage of Float12.96%
52-Week Range $6.33 - 17.59
Shares Outstanding (Mil)194.00

Analyst Estimate

Jul16 Jul17
Revenue (Mil $) 7,183 7,248
EPS ($) 0.82 0.85
EPS without NRI ($) 0.82 0.85
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
20.00%
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