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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 0.37
AVP's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
63% of the 2171 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. AVP: 0.37 )
AVP' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 0.94
Current: 0.37

0.1
0.94
Equity to Asset 0.05
AVP's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
60% of the 1969 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. AVP: 0.05 )
AVP' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.16   Max: 0.23
Current: 0.05

-0.16
0.23
Interest Coverage 3.60
AVP's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
53% of the 1177 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 20.84 vs. AVP: 3.60 )
AVP' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.54   Max: 36.36
Current: 3.6

3.54
36.36
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 3.36
M-Score: -3.20
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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 4.52
AVP's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 2170 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.79 vs. AVP: 4.52 )
AVP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.29   Max: 15.86
Current: 4.52

4.29
15.86
Net-margin (%) -4.39
AVP's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 2170 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. AVP: -4.39 )
AVP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -4.39   Max: 10.92
Current: -4.39

-4.39
10.92
ROE (%) -46.63
AVP's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 2147 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 8.63 vs. AVP: -46.63 )
AVP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -55.52   Max: 545.81
Current: -46.63

-55.52
545.81
ROA (%) -6.42
AVP's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 2194 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.13 vs. AVP: -6.42 )
AVP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -6.48   Max: 21.89
Current: -6.42

-6.48
21.89
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 25.13
AVP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 2186 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 13.49 vs. AVP: 25.13 )
AVP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 22.65   Max: 192.3
Current: 25.13

22.65
192.3
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -8.00
AVP's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1813 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. AVP: -8.00 )
AVP' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -8   Max: 12.9
Current: -8

-8
12.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -24.30
AVP's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1562 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. AVP: -24.30 )
AVP' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -25.7   Max: 23
Current: -24.3

-25.7
23
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

AVP Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Wallace Weitz 2,949,000 sh (+40.83%)
Yacktman Fund 12,338,500 sh (+9.39%)
Charles Brandes 704,689 sh (+8.59%)
Donald Yacktman 27,054,646 sh (+8.22%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 10,377,372 sh (+7.62%)
NWQ Managers 7,079,890 sh (+7.15%)
Mario Gabelli 1,172,400 sh (+4.46%)
Brian Rogers 10,582,400 sh (+4.44%)
Steven Cohen 2,500,000 sh (unchged)
Richard Snow 75,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Murray Stahl Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 2,466,879 sh (-0.50%)
Jeff Auxier 176,661 sh (-14.00%)
Jim Simons 1,375,200 sh (-62.60%)
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Q3 2014

AVP Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ray Dalio 69,400 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 5,337,862 sh (+116.38%)
Wallace Weitz 4,908,498 sh (+66.45%)
Charles Brandes 815,417 sh (+15.71%)
NWQ Managers 7,445,239 sh (+5.16%)
Mario Gabelli 1,173,800 sh (+0.12%)
Brian Rogers 10,582,400 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 12,338,500 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 2,730,000 sh (unchged)
Richard Snow 75,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 10,377,372 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman 26,990,234 sh (-0.24%)
Jim Simons 1,192,302 sh (-13.30%)
Jeff Auxier 144,586 sh (-18.16%)
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Q4 2014

AVP Guru Trades in Q4 2014

David Dreman 47,066 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 259,827 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 69,500 sh (New)
Jim Simons 3,881,300 sh (+225.53%)
Joel Greenblatt 9,726,651 sh (+82.22%)
Ray Dalio 112,140 sh (+61.59%)
Wallace Weitz 6,043,429 sh (+23.12%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 12,377,372 sh (+19.27%)
Charles Brandes 957,760 sh (+17.46%)
Donald Yacktman 31,470,712 sh (+16.60%)
Yacktman Fund 14,338,500 sh (+16.21%)
Steven Cohen 2,500,000 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman 31,470,712 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 10,582,400 sh (unchged)
Richard Snow Sold Out
NWQ Managers Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 1,056,200 sh (-10.02%)
Jeff Auxier 24,950 sh (-82.74%)
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Q1 2015

AVP Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Yacktman Fund 16,400,000 sh (+14.38%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 13,700,000 sh (+10.69%)
Brian Rogers 10,582,400 sh (unchged)
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Guru Investment Theses on Avon Products Inc

Wallace Weitz Comments on Avon Products - Oct 16, 2014

We bought relatively small new positions in Willis Group Holdings and Avon Products in the third quarter. Avon (AVP) is a direct selling, branded beauty business undergoing a turnaround in the U.S. market. The overwhelming majority of Avon’s business value comes from its stronger positions in Latin America and other emerging markets. Our investment thesis is that well-run direct selling can be a decent business with solid margins and high returns, that the Avon brand is not fundamentally broken, and that the U.S. business is bottoming as evidenced by break-even results in the most recent quarter. Avon has a wider range of potential outcomes than our typical investment and is sized accordingly.

From Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio)'s Partners Value Fund Q3 2014 Commentary.

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Yacktman Funds Comments on Avon Products - Mar 12, 2014

Avon Products Inc. shares declined due to poor quarterly results and increased market concerns about fines related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigation. Turnarounds generally take time, and we continue to have confidence that the new management team is taking the correct steps to improve the business. We believe the concerns about the potential magnitude of FCPA fines are overstated given the practices that Avon Products Inc. is being investigated for as well as previous FCPA fines levied on other firms. The shares remain inexpensive based on our assessment of normalized earnings and the potential value to a strategic buyer.





From Yacktman Funds' 2013 Annual Report - Portfolio Manager's Comments



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Yacktman Fund Comments on Avon Products - Jan 30, 2014

Avon Products Inc. (AVP) shares declined due to poor quarterly results and increased market concerns about fines related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigation. Turnarounds generally take time, and we continue to have confidence that the new management team is taking the correct steps to improve the business. We believe the concerns about the potential magnitude of FCPA fines are overstated given the practices that Avon Products Inc. is being investigated for as well as previous FCPA fines levied on other firms. The shares remain inexpensive based on our assessment of normalized earnings and the potential value to a strategic buyer.

From the Yacktman Fund (Trades, Portfolio)s' fourth quarter 2013 shareholder update.

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Top Ranked Articles about Avon Products Inc

Wallace Weitz Comments on Avon Products
We bought relatively small new positions in Willis Group Holdings and Avon Products in the third quarter. Avon (AVP) is a direct selling, branded beauty business undergoing a turnaround in the U.S. market. The overwhelming majority of Avon’s business value comes from its stronger positions in Latin America and other emerging markets. Our investment thesis is that well-run direct selling can be a decent business with solid margins and high returns, that the Avon brand is not fundamentally broken, and that the U.S. business is bottoming as evidenced by break-even results in the most recent quarter. Avon has a wider range of potential outcomes than our typical investment and is sized accordingly. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 13.25
AVP's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
98% of the 2573 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AVP: 13.25 )
N/A
P/B 12.90
AVP's P/B is ranked lower than
58% of the 2573 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. AVP: 12.90 )
AVP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.79   Max: 36.51
Current: 12.9

3.79
36.51
P/S 0.40
AVP's P/S is ranked higher than
83% of the 2573 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. AVP: 0.40 )
AVP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 2.99
Current: 0.4

0.37
2.99
PFCF 16.40
AVP's PFCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 2573 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AVP: 16.40 )
AVP' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.52   Max: 90.57
Current: 16.4

10.52
90.57
POCF 10.53
AVP's POCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 25.77 vs. AVP: 10.53 )
AVP' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.47   Max: 43.85
Current: 10.53

7.47
43.85
EV-to-EBIT 13.64
AVP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
83% of the 2573 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 23.99 vs. AVP: 13.64 )
AVP' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.8   Max: 89.7
Current: 13.64

6.8
89.7
Shiller P/E 16.40
AVP's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
90% of the 2573 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AVP: 16.40 )
AVP' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.45   Max: 42.2
Current: 16.4

9.45
42.2
Current Ratio 1.45
AVP's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 2002 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. AVP: 1.45 )
AVP' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 1.84
Current: 1.45

0.78
1.84
Quick Ratio 1.05
AVP's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 2000 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. AVP: 1.05 )
AVP' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 1.38
Current: 1.05

0.48
1.38
Days Inventory 97.93
AVP's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
64% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 81.09 vs. AVP: 97.93 )
AVP' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 86.75   Max: 101.8
Current: 97.93

86.75
101.8
Days Sales Outstanding 23.24
AVP's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
88% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 59.03 vs. AVP: 23.24 )
AVP' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 23.24   Max: 37.9
Current: 23.24

23.24
37.9

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.80
AVP's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
70% of the 1633 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. AVP: 2.80 )
AVP' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 6.59
Current: 2.8

1.07
6.59
Dividend Payout 1.40
AVP's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
66% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.79 vs. AVP: 1.40 )
AVP' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 0.78
Current: 1.4

0.3
0.78
Dividend growth (3y) -36.10
AVP's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1067 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. AVP: -36.10 )
AVP' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -36.1   Max: 18.6
Current: -36.1

-36.1
18.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.64
AVP's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
82% of the 1654 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. AVP: 0.64 )
AVP' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 1.5
Current: 0.64

0.24
1.5
Share Buyback Rate -0.20
AVP's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
76% of the 1235 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. AVP: -0.20 )
AVP' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.3   Max: -0.9
Current: -0.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 288.70
AVP's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
58% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. AVP: 288.70 )
AVP' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 7.33   Max: 388.75
Current: 288.7

7.33
388.75
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.00
AVP's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
91% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AVP: 1.00 )
AVP' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 6.63
Current: 1

1.13
6.63
Price/Median PS Value 0.40
AVP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. AVP: 0.40 )
AVP' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 2.01
Current: 0.4

0.39
2.01
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.40
AVP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
80% of the 2152 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. AVP: 7.40 )
AVP' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 14.7
Current: 7.4

1.1
14.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -18.68
AVP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1216 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.36 vs. AVP: -18.68 )
AVP' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -20.8   Max: 17.4
Current: -18.68

-20.8
17.4

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Household & Personal Products
Compare:LRLCY, KMB, RBGPF, EL, UNLRY » details
Traded in other countries:AVP.Germany, AVON34.Brazil, AVP.Mexico, AVP.Argentina, AVP.Chile,
Avon Products Inc was incorporated in the State of New York on January 27, 1916. It is the manufacturer and marketer of beauty and related products. The Company's reportable segments are based on geographic operations in four regions: Latin America; Europe, Middle East & Africa; North America; and Asia Pacific. Its product categories are Beauty and Fashion & Home. Beauty consists of color, fragrance, skincare and personal care. Fashion & Home consists of fashion jewelry, watches, apparel, footwear, accessories, gift and decorative products, housewares, entertainment and leisure products, children's products and nutritional products. The Company conducts its business through direct selling. The Company competes with other consumer packaged goods ("CPG") and direct-selling companies to create, manufacture and market beauty and non-beauty-related products. The Company purchases its raw materials, consisting of essential oils, chemicals, containers and packaging components, for its Beauty products from various suppliers and Fashion & Home products are purchased from various third-party suppliers. The Company markets its products through sales aids such as brochures, product samples and demonstration products. Packages, consisting of containers and packaging components, are designed by the company's staff of artists and designers. The design and development of new Beauty products are affected by the cost and availability of materials such as glass, plastics and chemicals.
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Some Reasons to Reduce Holdings in Avon Apr 14 2015 
Yacktman Funds 2014 Annual Letter to Shareholders Mar 31 2015 
Yacktman Funds' New Buy and Position Increases of Q4 Jan 15 2015 
Can Avon Execute a Turnaround Going Forward? Jan 14 2015 
This Company Focuses on Consumer Preferences in the Entire World Dec 17 2014 
Is It Time to Buy Avon? Dec 11 2014 
Wallace Weitz Buys Discovery Communications, Sells Apple in Q3 Nov 14 2014 
Wallace Weitz Comments on Avon Products Oct 16 2014 
Wallace Weitz's Partners Value Fund Q3 2014 Commentary Oct 16 2014 
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