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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 : 9/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 4.28
ATX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
71% of the 1083 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. ATX: 4.28 )
ATX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.47   Max: No Debt
Current: 4.28

Equity to Asset 0.64
ATX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
79% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. ATX: 0.64 )
ATX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 0.78
Current: 0.64

0.5
0.78
Interest Coverage 25.28
ATX's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
66% of the 771 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 34.17 vs. ATX: 25.28 )
ATX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.11   Max: 9999.99
Current: 25.28

1.11
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 7.27
M-Score: -2.99
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 (%) 7.35
ATX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1067 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. ATX: 7.35 )
ATX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -14.02   Max: 8.71
Current: 7.35

-14.02
8.71
Net-margin (%) 5.07
ATX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1066 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.93 vs. ATX: 5.07 )
ATX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -15.83   Max: 7.61
Current: 5.07

-15.83
7.61
ROE (%) 10.75
ATX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1049 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9.28 vs. ATX: 10.75 )
ATX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -23.26   Max: 10.75
Current: 10.75

-23.26
10.75
ROA (%) 5.67
ATX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1065 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.71 vs. ATX: 5.67 )
ATX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -14.7   Max: 7.06
Current: 5.67

-14.7
7.06
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 22.52
ATX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1066 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.96 vs. ATX: 22.52 )
ATX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -29.43   Max: 32.84
Current: 22.52

-29.43
32.84
Revenue Growth (%) 13.00
ATX's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 786 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. ATX: 13.00 )
ATX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -8.8   Max: 13
Current: 13

-8.8
13
EBITDA Growth (%) 42.90
ATX's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 671 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. ATX: 42.90 )
ATX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -55.6   Max: 42.9
Current: 42.9

-55.6
42.9
EPS Growth (%) 75.30
ATX's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 621 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.60 vs. ATX: 75.30 )
ATX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -54.1   Max: 177.3
Current: 75.3

-54.1
177.3
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

ATX Guru Trades in Q1 2013

John Keeley 224,000 sh (+2.28%)
Jim Simons 228,300 sh (-0.39%)
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Q2 2013

ATX Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 228,500 sh (+0.09%)
John Keeley 216,000 sh (-3.57%)
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Q3 2013

ATX Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 254,800 sh (+11.51%)
John Keeley Sold Out
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Q4 2013

ATX Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Mario Gabelli 20,800 sh (New)
Jim Simons 307,100 sh (+20.53%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ATX

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Gabelli 2013-12-31 New Buy$18.23 - $22.19 $ 21.493%20800
John Keeley 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.07%$16.56 - $21.32 $ 21.4914%0
John Keeley 2012-03-31 New Buy0.05%$8.24 - $12.23 $ 21.49125%208000
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Sold Out $8.95 - $11.19 $ 21.49112%0
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/B 3.38
ATX's P/B is ranked lower than
61% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. ATX: 3.38 )
ATX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 3.47
Current: 3.38

0.37
3.47
P/S 1.19
ATX's P/S is ranked lower than
60% of the 1107 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. ATX: 1.19 )
ATX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 1.31
Current: 1.19

0.17
1.31
EV-to-EBIT 18.73
ATX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
57% of the 968 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.34 vs. ATX: 18.73 )
ATX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.3   Max: 151.5
Current: 18.73

5.3
151.5
Shiller P/E 70.67
ATX's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
75% of the 541 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.92 vs. ATX: 70.67 )
ATX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 14.58   Max: 125.33
Current: 70.67

14.58
125.33

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Cash 17.61
ATX's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
68% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 10.60 vs. ATX: 17.61 )
ATX' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 6.49   Max: 72.32
Current: 17.61

6.49
72.32
Price/Net Current Asset Value 8.33
ATX's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
53% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. ATX: 8.33 )
ATX' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 3.18   Max: 100.91
Current: 8.33

3.18
100.91
Price/Tangible Book 4.67
ATX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
67% of the 937 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. ATX: 4.67 )
ATX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 4.13
Current: 4.67

0.81
4.13
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.16
ATX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
59% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. ATX: 2.16 )
ATX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 3.99
Current: 2.16

0.72
3.99
Price/Median PS Value 1.65
ATX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
68% of the 1015 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. ATX: 1.65 )
ATX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 2.39
Current: 1.65

0.34
2.39
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.30
ATX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
52% of the 983 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. ATX: 5.30 )
ATX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 18.8
Current: 5.3

0.7
18.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 42.03
ATX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
96% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 10.63 vs. ATX: 42.03 )
ATX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -13.3   Max: 42.9
Current: 42.03

-13.3
42.9

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
Compare:TSCO, AMZN, EBAY, FIVE, AZO » details
A.T. Cross Company was founded in 1846, the company incorporated in the state of Rhode Island. It is a designer and marketer of branded personal accessories including writing instruments, watches, reading glasses, personal and business accessories and sunglasses. The Company has two reportable segments namely Cross Accessory Division and Cross Optical Group. It manufactures and markets fine quality writing instruments under the Cross brand consisting of ball-point pens, fountain pens, selectip rolling ball pens and mechanical pencils. It also manufactures and markets a number of refills for most of its product types. In addition to Cross-branded writing instruments, CAD launched a FranklinCovey line of entry level price point refillable writing instruments in the third quarter of 2009. The Company is an original equipment manufacturer ('OEM') of writing instruments. In addition to writing instruments, it also designs and markets a variety of personal and business accessories including leather goods, reading glasses, watches, desk sets, cufflinks, and stationery. The Company launches new pen products and other personal accessories on a bi-annual basis. The Company's COG segment consists of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Cross Optical Group, Inc., which is the legal entity of its two sunglass brands: Costa and Native. Combined, its brands offer more than 88 styles and 25 lens options at suggested retail price points between approximately $300 and $750. The Company's sunglasses are sold by employee representatives and manufacturers' agents to approximately 7,600 retail accounts throughout the United States. Retail accounts include optical and sunglass specialty shops, department stores and sporting goods retailers. Costa and Native sunglasses are sold with a lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. The main trademark 'CROSS' is of fundamental importance to the CAD segment and the trademarks 'COSTA DEL MAR' and 'NATIVE' are of fundamental importance to the COG segment. The Company is subject to contingencies pursuant to environmental laws and regulations under various state, Federal and foreign laws, including CERCLA.

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