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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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.01
NAS:BONT's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
99% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. NAS:BONT: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NAS:BONT' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.02 Max: 0.26
Current: 0.01
0.01
0.26
Equity to Asset -0.04
NAS:BONT's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
97% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. NAS:BONT: -0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NAS:BONT' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.04  Med: 0.15 Max: 0.57
Current: -0.04
-0.04
0.57
Interest Coverage 0.12
NAS:BONT's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
99% of the 782 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 27.22 vs. NAS:BONT: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NAS:BONT' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.92 Max: 1.62
Current: 0.12
0.12
1.62
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.66
M-Score: -2.93
WACC vs ROIC
7.90%
0.94%
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 : 3/10

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Operating margin (%) 0.27
NAS:BONT's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 939 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.24 vs. NAS:BONT: 0.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NAS:BONT' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.28  Med: 2.4 Max: 5.03
Current: 0.27
-0.28
5.03
Net-margin (%) -2.11
NAS:BONT's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. NAS:BONT: -2.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NAS:BONT' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.27  Med: -0.19 Max: 1.36
Current: -2.11
-5.27
1.36
ROA (%) -3.53
NAS:BONT's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 945 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.62 vs. NAS:BONT: -3.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NAS:BONT' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.74  Med: -0.34 Max: 3.48
Current: -3.53
-8.74
3.48
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 0.13
NAS:BONT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 12.31 vs. NAS:BONT: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NAS:BONT' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.71  Med: 6.72 Max: 21.95
Current: 0.13
-0.71
21.95
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -4.10
NAS:BONT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 782 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. NAS:BONT: -4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:BONT' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.7  Med: -3.4 Max: 50.6
Current: -4.1
-5.7
50.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -15.70
NAS:BONT's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 656 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. NAS:BONT: -15.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:BONT' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.9  Med: -3.7 Max: 55.7
Current: -15.7
-15.9
55.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 35.70
NAS:BONT's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. NAS:BONT: 35.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:BONT' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -59.5  Med: 10.9 Max: 69.1
Current: 35.7
-59.5
69.1
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Department Stores    NAICS: 452111    SIC: 5311
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Bon-Ton Stores Inc is a department store operator offering an assortment of brand-name fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children as well as cosmetics, home furnishings and other goods.

Bon-Ton Stores Inc is a Pennsylvania corporation incorporated on January 31, 1996 as the successor of a company incorporated on January 31, 1929. The Company is a regional department store operator in the United States, offering an assortment of brand-name fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children as well as cosmetics, home furnishings and other goods. The Company currently operates stores in the Northeast, Midwestern and upper Great Plains states under the Bon-Ton, Bergner's, Boston Store, Carson's, Elder-Beerman, Herberger's and Younkers nameplates. The Company's stores offer a broad assortment of quality fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as cosmetics, home furnishings and other goods at moderate price points. Its nationally distributed brand assortment includes many of the popular labels in the apparel, accessories, footwear, cosmetics and home furnishings industries such as Anne Klein, Calvin Klein, Carters, Clarks, Clinique, Coach, Estée Lauder, Fossil, Free People, Frye, Jessica Simpson, Jones New York, Kenneth Cole, Keurig, Lancôme, Lauren, Michael Kors, Nine West, Polo, Steve Madden and Vince Camuto. Its private brand portfolio includes popular brands such as Laura Ashley, Ruff Hewn, Relativity, Studio Works, Breckenridge, Living Quarters, Paradise Collections, Kenneth Roberts, Cuddle Bear, John Bartlett, Casa by Victor Alfaro and Mambo. The Company competes with Boscov's Department Store LLC, Dillard's, Inc., Macy's, Inc. and Von Maur Inc.; national chain retailers such as J. C. Penney Company, Inc., Kohl's Corporation and Sears Holdings Corporation; mass merchandisers such as Target Corporation and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.; specialty stores; and online retailers.

Ratios

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P/S 0.01
BONT's P/S is ranked higher than
100% of the 915 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. BONT: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BONT' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.05 Max: 0.42
Current: 0.01
0.01
0.42
PFCF 1.20
BONT's PFCF is ranked higher than
99% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.47 vs. BONT: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
BONT' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 2.71 Max: 77.24
Current: 1.2
0.37
77.24
POCF 0.35
BONT's POCF is ranked higher than
99% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.48 vs. BONT: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BONT' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 1.65 Max: 27.06
Current: 0.35
0.11
27.06
EV-to-EBIT 829.49
BONT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.07 vs. BONT: 829.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BONT' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8547.8  Med: 15.85 Max: 833.6
Current: 829.49
-8547.8
833.6
EV-to-EBITDA 12.00
BONT's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
51% of the 757 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.72 vs. BONT: 12.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BONT' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.6  Med: 7.3 Max: 16.6
Current: 12
4.6
16.6
Current Ratio 1.80
BONT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 929 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. BONT: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BONT' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.41  Med: 2.07 Max: 2.91
Current: 1.8
1.41
2.91
Quick Ratio 0.15
BONT's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
97% of the 929 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. BONT: 0.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BONT' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.29 Max: 0.81
Current: 0.15
0.13
0.81
Days Inventory 171.88
BONT's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
81% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 88.91 vs. BONT: 171.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
BONT' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 92.34  Med: 134.07 Max: 171.88
Current: 171.88
92.34
171.88
Days Sales Outstanding 5.00
BONT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
73% of the 713 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 12.83 vs. BONT: 5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BONT' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 5.55 Max: 9.12
Current: 5
0.11
9.12
Days Payable 70.26
BONT's Days Payable is ranked higher than
68% of the 648 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 51.92 vs. BONT: 70.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
BONT' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.73  Med: 36.75 Max: 70.26
Current: 70.26
25.73
70.26

Buy Back

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Dividend Growth (3y) -9.10
BONT's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
66% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. BONT: -9.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
BONT' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 26
Current: -9.1
0
26
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.10
BONT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1190 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. BONT: 3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
BONT' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 2.01 Max: 21.74
Current: 3.1
0.18
21.74
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -4.50
BONT's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. BONT: -4.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
BONT' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.2  Med: -2.1 Max: 0.1
Current: -4.5
-9.2
0.1

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Median PS Value 0.19
BONT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 760 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. BONT: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BONT' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 1.56 Max: 5.96
Current: 0.19
0.14
5.96
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 0.10
BONT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 922 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. BONT: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BONT' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 5.9 Max: 13.8
Current: 0.1
0.1
13.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -134.79
BONT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.32 vs. BONT: -134.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
BONT' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -134.8  Med: 37.4 Max: 351.5
Current: -134.79
-134.8
351.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,725
EPS (TTM) $ -2.87
Beta2.45
Short Percentage of Float15.73%
52-Week Range $1.27 - 3.00
Shares Outstanding (Mil)21.59
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
GuruFocus Real Time Picks of the Week Jan 31 2014 
Gabelli Makes Four Real Time Adjustments Jan 28 2014 
Mario Gabelli Increases Stake in Pep Boys, Bon-Ton Stores Jan 17 2014 
BonTon Stores Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Dec 09 2010 
BonTon Stores Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Sep 09 2010 
BonTon Stores Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Jun 10 2010 
BonTon Stores Inc. (BONT) Chairman, 10% Owner M Thomas Grumbacher sells 120,000 Shares Apr 19 2010 
BonTon Stores Inc. (BONT) Chairman, 10% Owner M Thomas Grumbacher sells 87,966 Shares Apr 13 2010 
BonTon Stores Inc. (BONT) Chairman, 10% Owner M Thomas Grumbacher sells 150,991 Shares Apr 09 2010 
BonTon Stores Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Dec 10 2009 

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