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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 No Debt
BKE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
100% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. BKE: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
BKE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: No Debt  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.70
BKE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
84% of the 846 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. BKE: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
BKE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.61  Med: 0.77 Max: 0.9
Current: 0.7
0.61
0.9
Interest Coverage No Debt
BKE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
99% of the 586 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 42.72 vs. BKE: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BKE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 12.31
M-Score: -2.42
WACC vs ROIC
8.63%
73.42%
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 21.74
BKE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. BKE: 21.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
BKE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.53  Med: 15.21 Max: 22.97
Current: 21.74
8.53
22.97
Net-margin (%) 13.77
BKE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. BKE: 13.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
BKE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 5.69  Med: 10.21 Max: 14.62
Current: 13.77
5.69
14.62
ROE (%) 40.27
BKE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.72 vs. BKE: 40.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
BKE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 12.06  Med: 24.17 Max: 50.34
Current: 40.27
12.06
50.34
ROA (%) 28.07
BKE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. BKE: 28.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
BKE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 10.27  Med: 18.90 Max: 32.55
Current: 28.07
10.27
32.55
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 108.60
BKE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 903 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.07 vs. BKE: 108.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
BKE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 43.46  Med: 76.91 Max: 147.6
Current: 108.6
43.46
147.6
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.20
BKE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. BKE: 2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BKE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0.5  Med: 10.00 Max: 23.8
Current: 2.2
0.5
23.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 1.80
BKE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. BKE: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BKE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -4.9  Med: 18.40 Max: 39.5
Current: 1.8
-4.9
39.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 1.80
BKE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. BKE: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BKE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -3.8  Med: 15.80 Max: 45.7
Current: 1.8
-3.8
45.7
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

BKE Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 16,150 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 15,708 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 581,142 sh (+22.96%)
Scott Black 173,557 sh (+10.89%)
Murray Stahl 18,180 sh (+5.34%)
Chuck Royce 7,685,638 sh (-0.08%)
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Q4 2014

BKE Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 58,950 sh (+265.02%)
Joel Greenblatt 611,957 sh (+5.30%)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Scott Black 168,987 sh (-2.63%)
Chuck Royce 7,326,849 sh (-4.67%)
Chuck Royce 7,326,849 sh (-4.67%)
Murray Stahl 16,425 sh (-9.65%)
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Q1 2015

BKE Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 4,100 sh (New)
James Barrow 91,619 sh (New)
Scott Black 176,032 sh (+4.17%)
Murray Stahl 16,489 sh (+0.39%)
Joel Greenblatt 587,363 sh (-4.02%)
Chuck Royce 6,501,190 sh (-11.27%)
Jim Simons 31,950 sh (-45.80%)
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Q2 2015

BKE Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 115,450 sh (+261.35%)
Murray Stahl 19,943 sh (+20.95%)
James Barrow 109,156 sh (+19.14%)
Scott Black 190,607 sh (+8.28%)
Chuck Royce 6,640,083 sh (+2.14%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 498,651 sh (-15.10%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 12.78
BKE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 670 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.90 vs. BKE: 12.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
BKE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.58  Med: 14.24 Max: 21.32
Current: 12.78
7.58
21.32
Forward P/E 12.77
BKE's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
62% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.90 vs. BKE: 12.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 12.90
BKE's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
76% of the 665 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.70 vs. BKE: 12.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
BKE' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.6  Med: 14.24 Max: 21.4
Current: 12.9
7.6
21.4
P/B 5.40
BKE's P/B is ranked lower than
86% of the 846 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. BKE: 5.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BKE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.75  Med: 4.24 Max: 8.33
Current: 5.4
1.75
8.33
P/S 1.76
BKE's P/S is ranked lower than
77% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. BKE: 1.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BKE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.01  Med: 1.90 Max: 2.7
Current: 1.76
1.01
2.7
PFCF 14.40
BKE's PFCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.54 vs. BKE: 14.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
BKE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.99  Med: 14.31 Max: 21.69
Current: 14.4
8.99
21.69
POCF 10.81
BKE's POCF is ranked higher than
58% of the 618 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 12.72 vs. BKE: 10.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BKE' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.7  Med: 10.65 Max: 15
Current: 10.81
5.7
15
EV-to-EBIT 7.56
BKE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 714 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.67 vs. BKE: 7.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BKE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.3  Med: 8.20 Max: 13.4
Current: 7.56
4.3
13.4
PEG 2.63
BKE's PEG is ranked lower than
64% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. BKE: 2.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
BKE' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.98 Max: 17.91
Current: 2.63
0.36
17.91
Shiller P/E 12.66
BKE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
72% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.36 vs. BKE: 12.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
BKE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.35  Med: 18.07 Max: 32.31
Current: 12.66
12.35
32.31
Current Ratio 3.18
BKE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 856 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. BKE: 3.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BKE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.15  Med: 3.71 Max: 7.99
Current: 3.18
2.15
7.99
Quick Ratio 1.90
BKE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 856 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. BKE: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BKE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.99  Med: 2.29 Max: 5.96
Current: 1.9
0.99
5.96
Days Inventory 73.57
BKE's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
54% of the 861 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 81.82 vs. BKE: 73.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
BKE' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 59.21  Med: 77.42 Max: 81.59
Current: 73.57
59.21
81.59
Days Sales Outstanding 2.10
BKE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
86% of the 731 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.01 vs. BKE: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BKE' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 1.13  Med: 2.30 Max: 5.52
Current: 2.1
1.13
5.52

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.16
BKE's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
53% of the 1002 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. BKE: 2.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
BKE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.06  Med: 1.86 Max: 4.85
Current: 2.16
1.06
4.85
Dividend Payout 0.27
BKE's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
71% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. BKE: 0.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
BKE' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.28 Max: 0.53
Current: 0.27
0.14
0.53
Dividend growth (3y) 3.60
BKE's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
55% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. BKE: 3.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
BKE' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 61.2
Current: 3.6
0
61.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.37
BKE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.47 vs. BKE: 2.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
BKE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.16  Med: 2.03 Max: 5.3
Current: 2.37
1.16
5.3
Share Buyback Rate -0.50
BKE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
52% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. BKE: -0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
BKE' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.6  Med: -0.60 Max: -3.5
Current: -0.5

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 13.07
BKE's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
76% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.54 vs. BKE: 13.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
BKE' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.08  Med: 5.81 Max: 25.42
Current: 13.07
2.08
25.42
Price/Tangible Book 5.39
BKE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
82% of the 784 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. BKE: 5.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
BKE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.33  Med: 3.29 Max: 8
Current: 5.39
1.33
8
Price/Projected FCF 1.12
BKE's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
51% of the 505 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. BKE: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
BKE' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.69  Med: 1.11 Max: 2.52
Current: 1.12
0.69
2.52
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 0.61
BKE's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
85% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. BKE: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.93
BKE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
60% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. BKE: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BKE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.83 Max: 1.42
Current: 0.93
0.37
1.42
Price/Graham Number 1.76
BKE's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
60% of the 565 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. BKE: 1.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
BKE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.45 Max: 2.85
Current: 1.76
0.72
2.85
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 13.24
BKE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 883 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. BKE: 13.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BKE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 7.5  Med: 12.20 Max: 23.3
Current: 13.24
7.5
23.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 12.19
BKE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.46 vs. BKE: 12.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
BKE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 5.4  Med: 21.00 Max: 32.2
Current: 12.19
5.4
32.2

Analyst Estimate

Jan16 Jan17 Jan18
Revenue(Mil) 1,170 1,200 1,228
EPS($) 3.31 3.38 3.48
EPS without NRI($) 3.31 3.38 3.48

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Apparel Stores
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Buckle, Inc. was incorporated in Nebraska in 1948. The Company is a retailer of casual apparel, footwear, and accessories for fashion conscious young men and women. It markets a selection of mostly brand name casual apparel including denims, other casual bottoms, tops, sportswear, outerwear, accessories, and footwear. It operates 450 stores located in 43 states throughout the continental United States. The Company provides customer services such as free hemming, free gift-wrapping, easy layaways, the Buckle private label credit card, and a frequent shopper program. Its stores are located in regional shopping malls and lifestyle centers. "BUCKLE", "THE BUCKLE", "BUCKLE BLACK", "BKE", "BKE BOUTIQUE", "BKE SOLE", "DAYTRIP", "RECLAIM", "B BELIEVES", "GIMMICKS", " BEST OF THE BLUES", "BKE RED", " BEST BRANDS", "FAVORITE JEANS", "BKE SPORT", "BKE LOUNGE", and "B" icon are federally registered trademarks of the Company. In the men's merchandise area, the Company competes with specialty retailers such as Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle Outfitters, Gap, Hollister, Pacific Sunwear, Tilly's, and Zumiez. The men's market also competes with certain department stores, such as Dillards, Macy's, Bon-Ton stores, Nordstrom, and certain local or regional department stores and small specialty stores, as well as with mail order and internet retailers. In the women's merchandise area, the Company competes with specialty retailers such as Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle Outfitters, Charlotte Russe, Express, Forever 21, Gap, Hollister, H&M, Maurices, Pacific Sunwear, Tilly's, Vanity, and Wet Seal. The women's market also competes with department stores, such as Dillards, Macy's, Bon-Ton stores, Nordstrom, and certain local or regional department stores and small specialty stores, as well as with mail order and internet retailers.
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