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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.01
BONT's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
99% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. BONT: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
BONT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.05 Max: 0.26
Current: 0.01
0.01
0.26
Equity to Asset 0.03
BONT's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
96% of the 847 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. BONT: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
BONT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.28 Max: 0.57
Current: 0.03
0.02
0.57
Interest Coverage 0.92
BONT's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
96% of the 582 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 41.63 vs. BONT: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BONT' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 1.62 Max: 4.59
Current: 0.92
0.06
4.59
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.92
M-Score: -2.51
WACC vs ROIC
9.61%
5.27%
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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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 1.88
BONT's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. BONT: 1.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
BONT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -0.28  Med: 3.24 Max: 5.03
Current: 1.88
-0.28
5.03
Net-margin (%) -0.34
BONT's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. BONT: -0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
BONT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -5.27  Med: 0.93 Max: 2.21
Current: -0.34
-5.27
2.21
ROE (%) -13.76
BONT's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.56 vs. BONT: -13.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
BONT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -68.35  Med: 4.62 Max: 14.69
Current: -13.76
-68.35
14.69
ROA (%) -0.58
BONT's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 905 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.21 vs. BONT: -0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
BONT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -8.74  Med: 1.84 Max: 4.31
Current: -0.58
-8.74
4.31
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 5.06
BONT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 902 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.96 vs. BONT: 5.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
BONT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -0.71  Med: 9.78 Max: 23.55
Current: 5.06
-0.71
23.55
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -3.80
BONT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. BONT: -3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BONT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -5.7  Med: -3.40 Max: 50.6
Current: -3.8
-5.7
50.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -7.20
BONT's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. BONT: -7.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BONT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -15.9  Med: 5.10 Max: 79.9
Current: -7.2
-15.9
79.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -18.70
BONT's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 553 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. BONT: -18.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BONT' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -59.5  Med: 3.70 Max: 69.1
Current: -18.7
-59.5
69.1
» BONT's 10-Y Financials

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

BONT Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 49,800 sh (+255.00%)
Mario Gabelli 718,647 sh (+1.47%)
Mario Gabelli 1,465,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 1,465,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce 241,665 sh (-36.16%)
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Q4 2014

BONT Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Chuck Royce 275,565 sh (+14.03%)
Mario Gabelli 703,597 sh (-2.09%)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,259 sh (-75.38%)
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Q1 2015

BONT Guru Trades in Q1 2015

James Barrow 96,161 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 682,901 sh (+147.82%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 698,397 sh (-0.74%)
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Q2 2015

BONT Guru Trades in Q2 2015

James Barrow 99,323 sh (+3.29%)
Mario Gabelli 700,897 sh (+0.36%)
Chuck Royce 540,649 sh (-20.83%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/B 1.28
BONT's P/B is ranked higher than
65% of the 854 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. BONT: 1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BONT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 1.61 Max: 8.33
Current: 1.28
0.06
8.33
P/S 0.02
BONT's P/S is ranked higher than
99% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. BONT: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BONT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.07 Max: 0.43
Current: 0.02
0.01
0.43
POCF 1.51
BONT's POCF is ranked higher than
98% of the 627 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.25 vs. BONT: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BONT' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 2.10 Max: 40.54
Current: 1.51
0.13
40.54
EV-to-EBIT 19.15
BONT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
64% of the 717 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.60 vs. BONT: 19.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BONT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -176.1  Med: 13.75 Max: 87.2
Current: 19.15
-176.1
87.2
Current Ratio 1.35
BONT's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 854 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. BONT: 1.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BONT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.35  Med: 2.07 Max: 2.91
Current: 1.35
1.35
2.91
Quick Ratio 0.14
BONT's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
98% of the 854 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. BONT: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BONT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.36 Max: 0.81
Current: 0.14
0.13
0.81
Days Inventory 158.70
BONT's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
80% of the 857 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 81.94 vs. BONT: 158.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
BONT' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 92.34  Med: 136.51 Max: 160.9
Current: 158.7
92.34
160.9
Days Sales Outstanding 4.54
BONT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
73% of the 729 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.13 vs. BONT: 4.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BONT' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 9.50 Max: 40.98
Current: 4.54
0.11
40.98

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 5.83
BONT's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
93% of the 1009 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. BONT: 5.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
BONT' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 1.67 Max: 21.74
Current: 5.83
0.18
21.74
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.20
BONT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1021 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. BONT: 6.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
BONT' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 1.67 Max: 21.74
Current: 6.2
0.18
21.74
Share Buyback Rate -2.40
BONT's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
67% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. BONT: -2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
BONT' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.3  Med: -2.40 Max: -9.8
Current: -2.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 0.13
BONT's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
99% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. BONT: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
BONT' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.36 Max: 1.11
Current: 0.13
0.03
1.11
Price/Median PS Value 0.31
BONT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 825 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. BONT: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BONT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 1.26 Max: 4.3
Current: 0.31
0.1
4.3
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.19
BONT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 888 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. BONT: 5.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BONT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.1  Med: 7.10 Max: 13.1
Current: 5.19
1.1
13.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 11.84
BONT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.99 vs. BONT: 11.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
BONT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -1.2  Med: 32.10 Max: 153
Current: 11.84
-1.2
153

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Department Stores
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Traded in other countries:BT4.Germany,
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 270 stores in 2s states 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.
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