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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 1.43
ASNA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
57% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. ASNA: 1.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ASNA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.16  Med: 2.09 Max: No Debt
Current: 1.43
Equity to Asset 0.57
ASNA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
65% of the 846 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. ASNA: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ASNA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.61 Max: 0.81
Current: 0.57
0.35
0.81
Interest Coverage 32.43
ASNA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
53% of the 586 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 42.72 vs. ASNA: 32.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ASNA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9.06  Med: 32.95 Max: 9999.99
Current: 32.43
9.06
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.13
M-Score: -2.95
WACC vs ROIC
15.71%
6.06%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 2.90
ASNA's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. ASNA: 2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ASNA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.03  Med: 7.65 Max: 10.86
Current: 2.9
1.03
10.86
Net-margin (%) 2.12
ASNA's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. ASNA: 2.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ASNA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.02  Med: 5.25 Max: 7.09
Current: 2.12
1.02
7.09
ROE (%) 5.75
ASNA's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.72 vs. ASNA: 5.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ASNA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 2.56  Med: 13.45 Max: 22.03
Current: 5.75
2.56
22.03
ROA (%) 3.24
ASNA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. ASNA: 3.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ASNA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.6  Med: 8.91 Max: 12.36
Current: 3.24
1.6
12.36
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 11.29
ASNA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 903 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.07 vs. ASNA: 11.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ASNA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 9.93  Med: 45.01 Max: 66.09
Current: 11.29
9.93
66.09
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 17.20
ASNA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. ASNA: 17.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ASNA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 7.2  Med: 14.20 Max: 23.3
Current: 17.2
7.2
23.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 1.50
ASNA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. ASNA: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ASNA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -15.4  Med: 11.15 Max: 71
Current: 1.5
-15.4
71
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -7.20
ASNA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. ASNA: -7.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ASNA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -37  Med: 9.75 Max: 111.8
Current: -7.2
-37
111.8
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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q4 2014

ASNA Guru Trades in Q4 2014

David Dreman 4,588 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 114,735 sh (+52.08%)
Private Capital 1,542,753 sh (+26.75%)
Chuck Royce 7,800,258 sh (+0.32%)
John Burbank Sold Out
Alan Fournier Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 7,710,300 sh (-4.34%)
Jim Simons 144,824 sh (-65.54%)
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Q1 2015

ASNA Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Third Avenue Management 279,212 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 10,168,200 sh (+31.88%)
Private Capital 1,576,673 sh (+2.20%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
Chuck Royce 7,473,313 sh (-4.19%)
Paul Tudor Jones 32,875 sh (-71.35%)
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Q2 2015

ASNA Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Joel Greenblatt 744,356 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 2,505,100 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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2015

ASNA Guru Trades in 2015

Steven Cohen 8,518,069 sh (+240.03%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 19.87
ASNA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
53% of the 670 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.90 vs. ASNA: 19.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ASNA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.74  Med: 16.63 Max: 28.07
Current: 19.87
5.74
28.07
Forward P/E 14.95
ASNA's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
50% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.90 vs. ASNA: 14.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 19.40
ASNA's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
53% of the 665 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.70 vs. ASNA: 19.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ASNA' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 5.69  Med: 16.66 Max: 27.84
Current: 19.4
5.69
27.84
P/B 1.07
ASNA's P/B is ranked higher than
66% of the 846 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. ASNA: 1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ASNA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.92 Max: 4.23
Current: 1.07
0.71
4.23
P/S 0.42
ASNA's P/S is ranked higher than
65% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. ASNA: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ASNA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.73 Max: 1.37
Current: 0.42
0.3
1.37
PFCF 27.80
ASNA's PFCF is ranked lower than
65% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.54 vs. ASNA: 27.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
ASNA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.86  Med: 13.44 Max: 444.8
Current: 27.8
3.86
444.8
POCF 4.88
ASNA's POCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 618 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 12.72 vs. ASNA: 4.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ASNA' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.38  Med: 7.84 Max: 14.83
Current: 4.88
2.38
14.83
EV-to-EBIT 13.87
ASNA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
54% of the 714 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.67 vs. ASNA: 13.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ASNA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.9  Med: 10.00 Max: 21.1
Current: 13.87
2.9
21.1
PEG 1.48
ASNA's PEG is ranked higher than
57% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. ASNA: 1.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
ASNA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.16  Med: 1.04 Max: 13.51
Current: 1.48
0.16
13.51
Shiller P/E 12.95
ASNA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
72% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.36 vs. ASNA: 12.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ASNA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7  Med: 20.00 Max: 43.9
Current: 12.95
7
43.9
Current Ratio 1.52
ASNA's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 856 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. ASNA: 1.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ASNA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.05  Med: 2.07 Max: 3.88
Current: 1.52
1.05
3.88
Quick Ratio 0.68
ASNA's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 856 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. ASNA: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ASNA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.28  Med: 1.22 Max: 2.24
Current: 0.68
0.28
2.24
Days Inventory 94.48
ASNA's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
56% of the 861 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 81.82 vs. ASNA: 94.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ASNA' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 67.27  Med: 89.74 Max: 111.22
Current: 94.48
67.27
111.22

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.42
ASNA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
56% of the 784 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. ASNA: 2.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ASNA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.02  Med: 2.45 Max: 36.81
Current: 2.42
1.02
36.81
Price/Projected FCF 0.64
ASNA's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 505 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. ASNA: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ASNA' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.79 Max: 1.9
Current: 0.64
0.38
1.9
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.17
ASNA's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
54% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. ASNA: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.57
ASNA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. ASNA: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ASNA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.51  Med: 0.93 Max: 1.81
Current: 0.57
0.51
1.81
Price/Graham Number 1.45
ASNA's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
51% of the 565 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. ASNA: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
ASNA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.66  Med: 1.33 Max: 5.77
Current: 1.45
0.66
5.77
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.27
ASNA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 883 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. ASNA: 7.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ASNA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.7  Med: 10.00 Max: 34.1
Current: 7.27
4.7
34.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 7.24
ASNA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.46 vs. ASNA: 7.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ASNA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 2.6  Med: 21.75 Max: 57.4
Current: 7.24
2.6
57.4

Analyst Estimate

Jul15 Jul16
Revenue(Mil) 4,804 4,834
EPS($) 0.65 0.81
EPS without NRI($) 0.65 0.81

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Apparel Stores
Compare:IDEXY, ARO, TJX, FRCOF, ROST » details
Traded in other countries:AHR.Germany,
Ascena Retail Group Inc is a Delaware corporation. The Company is a specialty retailer of apparel for women, and tween girls and boys, and operates, through its wholly owned subsidiaries. It mainly offers apparel, accessories, footwear, and lifestyle products, such as bedroom furnishings and electronics. The Company's businesses segments include: Justice, Lane Bryant, maurices, dressbarn and Catherines. The Justice segment includes approximately 971 specialty retail and outlet stores, e-commerce operations, and certain licensed franchises in international territories. The Justice brand offers fashionable apparel to girls who are ages 7 to 14 in an environment designed to match the energetic lifestyle of tween girls. The Lane Bryant segment includes approximately 877 specialty retail and outlet stores, and e-commerce operations. The Lane Bryant brand offers fashionable and sophisticated plus-size apparel under multiple private labels to female customers in the 25 to 45 age range. The maurices segment includes approximately 877 specialty retail and outlet stores, and e-commerce operations. The maurices brand offers up-to-date fashion designed to appeal to the 17 to 34 year-old female, with stores concentrated in small markets (approximately 25,000 to 100,000 people). The dressbarn segment includes approximately 826 specialty retail and outlet stores, and e-commerce operations. The dressbarn brand mainly attracts female consumers in the mid-30 to mid-50's age range and offers moderate-to-better quality career, special occasion and casual fashion to the working woman. The Catherines segment includes approximately 397 specialty retail and outlet stores, and e-commerce operations. The Catherines brand offers classic apparel and accessories for wear-to-work and casual lifestyles in a full range of plus sizes, generally catering to the female customer 45 years and older. It operates approximately 3,900 stores throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. The Company's main competitors are Walmart, Macy's, JCPenney, Kohl's, Old Navy, Aeropostale and Target. The Company is subject to income taxes in the United States and numerous international jurisdictions.
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