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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

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
BBBY's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
93% of the 1083 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. BBBY: No Debt )
BBBY' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.09   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.63
BBBY's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
78% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. BBBY: 0.63 )
BBBY' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 0.71
Current: 0.63

0.55
0.71
Interest Coverage No Debt
BBBY's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
92% of the 776 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 34.17 vs. BBBY: No Debt )
BBBY' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 64.25   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

64.25
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 8.18
M-Score: -2.45
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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 15.01
BBBY's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1074 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. BBBY: 15.01 )
BBBY' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 9.35   Max: 16.51
Current: 15.01

9.35
16.51
Net-margin (%) 9.51
BBBY's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. BBBY: 9.51 )
BBBY' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 5.9   Max: 10.42
Current: 9.51

5.9
10.42
ROE (%) 25.44
BBBY's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1056 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9.28 vs. BBBY: 25.44 )
BBBY' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 14.17   Max: 27.55
Current: 25.44

14.17
27.55
ROA (%) 16.53
BBBY's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1072 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. BBBY: 16.53 )
BBBY' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 9.96   Max: 17.29
Current: 16.53

9.96
17.29
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 61.04
BBBY's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.54 vs. BBBY: 61.04 )
BBBY' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 32.27   Max: 80.73
Current: 61.04

32.27
80.73
Revenue Growth (%) 16.80
BBBY's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 785 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. BBBY: 16.80 )
BBBY' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 8.9   Max: 32.6
Current: 16.8

8.9
32.6
EBITDA Growth (%) 21.70
BBBY's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 669 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. BBBY: 21.70 )
BBBY' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -0.4   Max: 31.4
Current: 21.7

-0.4
31.4
EPS Growth (%) 25.60
BBBY's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.30 vs. BBBY: 25.60 )
BBBY' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -5.1   Max: 35.3
Current: 25.6

-5.1
35.3
» BBBY's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

BBBY Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 638,160 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 376,011 sh (+250.72%)
Chuck Royce 2,329,500 sh (+23.89%)
Mario Gabelli 121,025 sh (+16.93%)
Scott Black 147,371 sh (+6.12%)
Ruane Cunniff 6,030 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Chris Davis 22,140,060 sh (-0.41%)
Robert Olstein 150,000 sh (-3.85%)
Pioneer Investments 3,568 sh (-9.16%)
Meridian Funds 590,000 sh (-13.99%)
PRIMECAP Management 5,223,736 sh (-17.21%)
Ken Fisher 18,555 sh (-21.71%)
Ray Dalio 58,628 sh (-26.69%)
John Hussman 174,000 sh (-81.68%)
Joel Greenblatt 4,354 sh (-93.14%)
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Q2 2013

BBBY Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 4,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 86,835 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 804,611 sh (+113.99%)
Ray Dalio 98,328 sh (+67.72%)
Joel Greenblatt 7,162 sh (+64.49%)
Mario Gabelli 170,725 sh (+41.07%)
Scott Black 163,487 sh (+10.94%)
Chuck Royce 2,378,600 sh (+2.11%)
Ruane Cunniff 6,030 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 5,208,636 sh (-0.29%)
Pioneer Investments 3,461 sh (-3%)
Ken Fisher 17,922 sh (-3.41%)
Chris Davis 20,931,124 sh (-5.46%)
Meridian Funds 435,000 sh (-26.27%)
Robert Olstein 106,000 sh (-29.33%)
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Q3 2013

BBBY Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 1,077,160 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 86,479 sh (+1107.47%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,096,873 sh (+36.32%)
Ken Fisher 23,835 sh (+32.99%)
Mario Gabelli 176,675 sh (+3.49%)
Ruane Cunniff 6,030 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 5,162,436 sh (-0.89%)
Chuck Royce 2,347,100 sh (-1.32%)
Chris Davis 20,508,518 sh (-2.02%)
Scott Black 158,712 sh (-2.92%)
Pioneer Investments 2,943 sh (-14.97%)
Robert Olstein 81,000 sh (-23.58%)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,600 sh (-35%)
Steven Cohen 30,602 sh (-64.76%)
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Q4 2013

BBBY Guru Trades in Q4 2013

John Hussman 200,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 34,329 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,259 sh (+333.04%)
Joel Greenblatt 173,452 sh (+100.57%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,245,976 sh (+13.59%)
Ken Fisher 24,710 sh (+3.67%)
Ruane Cunniff 6,030 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 81,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 176,275 sh (-0.23%)
PRIMECAP Management 5,138,056 sh (-0.47%)
Chuck Royce 2,301,300 sh (-1.95%)
Chris Davis 19,921,965 sh (-2.86%)
Scott Black 152,602 sh (-3.85%)
Pioneer Investments 2,646 sh (-10.09%)
Jim Simons 924,960 sh (-14.13%)
Steven Cohen 9,929 sh (-67.55%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BBBY

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Hussman 2013-12-31 New Buy1.1%$74.95 - $80.13 $ 64.54-16%200000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 100.57%0.17%$74.95 - $80.13 $ 64.54-16%173452
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 New Buy0.02%$74.95 - $80.13 $ 64.54-16%34329
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 1107.47%0.2%$71.46 - $78.18 $ 64.54-14%86479
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.06%$71.46 - $78.18 $ 64.54-14%0
John Hussman 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.41%$63.76 - $71.99 $ 64.54-5%0
Meridian Funds 2013-06-30 Reduce -26.27%0.37%$63.76 - $71.99 $ 64.54-5%435000
Scott Black 2013-06-30 Add 10.94%0.14%$63.76 - $71.99 $ 64.54-5%163487
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Add 67.72%0.02%$63.76 - $71.99 $ 64.54-5%98328
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 Add 41.07%0.02%$63.76 - $71.99 $ 64.54-5%170725
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 64.49%0.01%$63.76 - $71.99 $ 64.54-5%7162
John Hussman 2013-03-31 Reduce -81.68%1.14%$55.39 - $65.24 $ 64.5410%174000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -93.14%0.2%$55.39 - $65.24 $ 64.5410%4354
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 Reduce -26.69%0.01%$55.39 - $65.24 $ 64.5410%58628
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Westport Asset Management Comments on Bed Bath and Beyond - Apr 16, 2014

Bed Bath and Beyond, Inc. (BBBY) was added to the portfolio during the quarter in response to a significant reduction in its stock price when it reported third quarter fiscal 2014 results and gave a disappointing outlook for the remainder of the fiscal year. Nonetheless, this premier provider of domestic merchandise and household furnishings remains a market leader and continues to improve its multi-channel sales (an expansion of internet marketing capabilities).





From Westport Funds First Quarter 2014 investor letter.





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Lountzis Asset Management Comments on Bed Bath & Beyonds - Mar 21, 2014

BED BATH & BEYOND (BBBY) is the leading home furnishing retailer with just under 1,200 stores. For fiscal year 2014, which ends February 28th, BBBY should generate revenue of just under $11 billion and earnings per share of $4.80.



While the stock price has declined from its high, we still believe the company’s solid balance sheet, excellent merchandising capabilities, improved focus on electronic commerce to better compete with the Amazon threat, will enable the company to continue to prosper as the leading home furnishing retailer in the country. The company should generate in excess of $900 million in free cash flow and, with no long-term debt on the balance sheet and $5/share in cash, we believe the company remains well positioned to continue its leadership position in the home furnishing industry.



From Lountzis Asset Management 2013 Annual Letter



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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 13.00
BBBY's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
78% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 17.70 vs. BBBY: 13.00 )
BBBY' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.95   Max: 41.28
Current: 13

9.95
41.28
P/B 3.30
BBBY's P/B is ranked lower than
61% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. BBBY: 3.30 )
BBBY' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 8.25
Current: 3.3

1.6
8.25
P/S 1.20
BBBY's P/S is ranked lower than
61% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. BBBY: 1.20 )
BBBY' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 3.42
Current: 1.2

0.63
3.42
PFCF 16.10
BBBY's PFCF is ranked higher than
70% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 19.33 vs. BBBY: 16.10 )
BBBY' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 12.94   Max: 44.61
Current: 16.1

12.94
44.61
EV-to-EBIT 7.60
BBBY's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.30 vs. BBBY: 7.60 )
BBBY' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.1   Max: 24.6
Current: 7.6

6.1
24.6
PEG 0.50
BBBY's PEG is ranked higher than
87% of the 521 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. BBBY: 0.50 )
BBBY' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 6.05
Current: 0.5

0.5
6.05
Shiller P/E 18.80
BBBY's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
67% of the 541 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 21.42 vs. BBBY: 18.80 )
BBBY' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.38   Max: 69.18
Current: 18.8

9.38
69.18

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 3.80
BBBY's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
63% of the 953 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. BBBY: 3.80 )
BBBY' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.84   Max: 11.72
Current: 3.8

1.84
11.72
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.00
BBBY's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
74% of the 560 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. BBBY: 1.00 )
BBBY' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 9.5
Current: 1

0.7
9.5
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
BBBY's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
80% of the 1025 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. BBBY: 0.80 )
BBBY' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 2.3
Current: 0.8

0.48
2.3
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.60
BBBY's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. BBBY: 0.60 )
BBBY' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 3.14
Current: 0.6

0.53
3.14
Price/Graham Number 1.50
BBBY's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
57% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. BBBY: 1.50 )
BBBY' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 4.98
Current: 1.5

0.97
4.98
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 13.10
BBBY's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
84% of the 983 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. BBBY: 13.10 )
BBBY' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.1   Max: 16.4
Current: 13.1

4.1
16.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 27.88
BBBY's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
91% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 10.57 vs. BBBY: 27.88 )
BBBY' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 6.5   Max: 31.5
Current: 27.88

6.5
31.5

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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Traded in other countries:BBY.Germany
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., was founded in 1971. The Company and subsidiaries operates a chain of retail stores, operating under the names Bed Bath & Beyond ('BBB'), Christmas Tree Shops ('CTS'), Harmon and Harmon Face Values ('Harmon'), buybuy BABY and World Market or Cost Plus World Market. In addition, the Company is a partner in a joint venture which operates three retail stores in Mexico under the name Bed Bath & Beyond. The Company sells an assortment of domestics merchandise and home furnishings. Domestics merchandise includes categories such as bed linens and related items, bath items and kitchen textiles. Home furnishings include categories such as kitchen and tabletop items, fine tabletop, basic housewares, general home furnishings, consumables and certain juvenile products. The Company offers a breadth and depth of selection in its product categories that exceeds what is generally available in department stores or other specialty retail stores. It competes with many different types of retail stores that sell many of the same products. Such competitors include: department stores; specialty stores; discount and mass merchandise stores; national chains and internet online. The Company is subject to numerous statutory, regulatory and legal requirements at a local, state and national level.

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