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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 1.59
ASNA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
75% of the 1480 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. ASNA: 1.59 )
ASNA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.16   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.59

Equity to Asset 0.58
ASNA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
80% of the 1416 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. ASNA: 0.58 )
ASNA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 0.81
Current: 0.58

0.35
0.81
Interest Coverage 32.43
ASNA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
69% of the 980 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 31.72 vs. ASNA: 32.43 )
ASNA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9.06   Max: 9999.99
Current: 32.43

9.06
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.40
M-Score: -2.92
WACC vs ROIC
16.19%
6.84%
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 3.30
ASNA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1484 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.74 vs. ASNA: 3.30 )
ASNA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 10.86
Current: 3.3

1.03
10.86
Net-margin (%) 2.31
ASNA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1484 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. ASNA: 2.31 )
ASNA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 7.09
Current: 2.31

1.02
7.09
ROE (%) 6.37
ASNA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1459 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.75 vs. ASNA: 6.37 )
ASNA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 2.56   Max: 22.03
Current: 6.37

2.56
22.03
ROA (%) 3.57
ASNA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1487 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.05 vs. ASNA: 3.57 )
ASNA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 12.36
Current: 3.57

1.6
12.36
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 13.31
ASNA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1483 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.83 vs. ASNA: 13.31 )
ASNA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.34   Max: 62.68
Current: 13.31

6.34
62.68
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 17.20
ASNA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1242 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. ASNA: 17.20 )
ASNA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 7.2   Max: 23.3
Current: 17.2

7.2
23.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 1.50
ASNA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1053 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. ASNA: 1.50 )
ASNA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -15.4   Max: 71
Current: 1.5

-15.4
71
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -7.20
ASNA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 964 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. ASNA: -7.20 )
ASNA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -37   Max: 111.8
Current: -7.2

-37
111.8
» ASNA's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

ASNA Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 21,864 sh (+52.62%)
Private Capital 784,487 sh (+43.11%)
PRIMECAP Management 9,068,900 sh (+30.46%)
Chuck Royce 8,477,190 sh (+4.97%)
Alan Fournier 7,781,700 sh (unchged)
Third Avenue Management Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Ken Fisher 640,804 sh (-72.62%)
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Q3 2014

ASNA Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Burbank 27,258 sh (New)
Jim Simons 420,224 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 75,446 sh (+245.07%)
Private Capital 1,217,143 sh (+55.15%)
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Chuck Royce 7,775,390 sh (-8.28%)
PRIMECAP Management 8,060,300 sh (-11.12%)
Alan Fournier 5,243,580 sh (-32.62%)
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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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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 22.90
ASNA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 30.20 vs. ASNA: 22.90 )
ASNA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.74   Max: 26.75
Current: 22.9

5.74
26.75
Forward P/E 17.24
ASNA's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 38.76 vs. ASNA: 17.24 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 20.60
ASNA's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 30.10 vs. ASNA: 20.60 )
ASNA' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 5.69   Max: 25.73
Current: 20.6

5.69
25.73
P/B 1.30
ASNA's P/B is ranked higher than
77% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.57 vs. ASNA: 1.30 )
ASNA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 4.23
Current: 1.3

0.71
4.23
P/S 0.50
ASNA's P/S is ranked higher than
75% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. ASNA: 0.50 )
ASNA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 1.37
Current: 0.5

0.3
1.37
PFCF 83.60
ASNA's PFCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 78.00 vs. ASNA: 83.60 )
ASNA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.86   Max: 444.8
Current: 83.6

3.86
444.8
POCF 5.71
ASNA's POCF is ranked higher than
91% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.07 vs. ASNA: 5.71 )
ASNA' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.38   Max: 14.83
Current: 5.71

2.38
14.83
EV-to-EBIT 14.08
ASNA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
79% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.44 vs. ASNA: 14.08 )
ASNA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.9   Max: 21.1
Current: 14.08

2.9
21.1
PEG 1.57
ASNA's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ASNA: 1.57 )
ASNA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 12.87
Current: 1.57

0.16
12.87
Shiller P/E 16.20
ASNA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 97.60 vs. ASNA: 16.20 )
ASNA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7   Max: 43.9
Current: 16.2

7
43.9
Current Ratio 1.47
ASNA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 1427 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. ASNA: 1.47 )
ASNA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 3.88
Current: 1.47

1.05
3.88
Quick Ratio 0.69
ASNA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 1427 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. ASNA: 0.69 )
ASNA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 2.24
Current: 0.69

0.28
2.24
Days Inventory 92.01
ASNA's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
73% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 102.56 vs. ASNA: 92.01 )
ASNA' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 67.27   Max: 111.22
Current: 92.01

67.27
111.22

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 3.10
ASNA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
66% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. ASNA: 3.10 )
ASNA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 36.81
Current: 3.1

1.02
36.81
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.80
ASNA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. ASNA: 0.80 )
ASNA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 1.9
Current: 0.8

0.38
1.9
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
ASNA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. ASNA: 0.70 )
ASNA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 1.81
Current: 0.7

0.51
1.81
Price/Graham Number 1.70
ASNA's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
78% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. ASNA: 1.70 )
ASNA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 5.77
Current: 1.7

0.65
5.77
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.00
ASNA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1466 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. ASNA: 7.00 )
ASNA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 34.1
Current: 7

4.7
34.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 9.97
ASNA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
79% of the 954 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. ASNA: 9.97 )
ASNA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 57.4
Current: 9.97

1.5
57.4

Analyst Estimate

Jul15 Jul16
Revenue(Mil) 4,846 4,978
EPS($) 0.71 0.88
EPS without NRI($) 0.71 0.88

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Apparel Stores
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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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