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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 : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.02
BONT's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
97% of the 915 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. BONT: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
BONT' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.04 Max: 0.26
Current: 0.02
0.01
0.26
Equity to Asset -0.01
BONT's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
98% of the 896 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. BONT: -0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
BONT' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.01  Med: 0.26 Max: 0.57
Current: -0.01
-0.01
0.57
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 1.65
M-Score: -2.57
WACC vs ROIC
8.67%
2.96%
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 (%) 1.09
BONT's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. BONT: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
BONT' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.28  Med: 2.66 Max: 5.03
Current: 1.09
-0.28
5.03
Net-margin (%) -1.28
BONT's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. BONT: -1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
BONT' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.27  Med: -0.13 Max: 1.99
Current: -1.28
-5.27
1.99
ROE (%) -95.19
BONT's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 894 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. BONT: -95.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
BONT' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -68.35  Med: -2.96 Max: 14.69
Current: -95.19
-68.35
14.69
ROA (%) -2.11
BONT's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 917 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. BONT: -2.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
BONT' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.74  Med: -0.23 Max: 4.31
Current: -2.11
-8.74
4.31
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 2.80
BONT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 913 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.73 vs. BONT: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
BONT' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.71  Med: 7.30 Max: 21.95
Current: 2.8
-0.71
21.95
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -3.80
BONT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 754 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. BONT: -3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BONT' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
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 635 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. BONT: -7.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BONT' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.9  Med: 5.10 Max: 79.9
Current: -7.2
-15.9
79.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -18.80
BONT's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 590 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. BONT: -18.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BONT' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -59.5  Med: 3.70 Max: 69.7
Current: -18.8
-59.5
69.7
» BONT's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

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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Q3 2015

BONT Guru Trades in Q3 2015

James Barrow Sold Out
Chuck Royce 535,601 sh (-0.93%)
Mario Gabelli 681,500 sh (-2.77%)
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Q4 2015

BONT Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Mario Gabelli 690,000 sh (+1.25%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/S 0.01
BONT's P/S is ranked higher than
100% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 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: 0.07 Max: 0.43
Current: 0.01
0.01
0.43
POCF 2.10
BONT's POCF is ranked higher than
96% of the 1028 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.90 vs. BONT: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BONT' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 2.04 Max: 40.54
Current: 2.1
0.13
40.54
EV-to-EBIT 37.88
BONT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
91% of the 1147 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.30 vs. BONT: 37.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BONT' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -176.1  Med: 14.95 Max: 87.2
Current: 37.88
-176.1
87.2
EV-to-EBITDA 9.41
BONT's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
54% of the 1146 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.14 vs. BONT: 9.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BONT' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.7  Med: 7.00 Max: 16.6
Current: 9.41
4.7
16.6
Current Ratio 1.64
BONT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 903 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. BONT: 1.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BONT' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.35  Med: 2.07 Max: 2.91
Current: 1.64
1.35
2.91
Quick Ratio 0.16
BONT's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
97% of the 903 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. BONT: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BONT' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.34 Max: 0.81
Current: 0.16
0.13
0.81
Days Inventory 170.95
BONT's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
81% of the 863 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 86.03 vs. BONT: 170.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
BONT' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 92.34  Med: 131.27 Max: 151.49
Current: 170.95
92.34
151.49
Days Sales Outstanding 4.87
BONT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
71% of the 694 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.62 vs. BONT: 4.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BONT' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 5.10 Max: 9.12
Current: 4.87
0.11
9.12
Days Payable 74.10
BONT's Days Payable is ranked higher than
72% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 52.74 vs. BONT: 74.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
BONT' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.73  Med: 37.57 Max: 43
Current: 74.1
25.73
43

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 12.50
BONT's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
97% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. BONT: 12.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
BONT' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 1.80 Max: 21.74
Current: 12.5
0.18
21.74
Forward Dividend Yield 12.50
BONT's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
97% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.54 vs. BONT: 12.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
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Yield on cost (5-Year) 12.48
BONT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1066 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.84 vs. BONT: 12.48 )
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: 1.80 Max: 21.74
Current: 12.48
0.18
21.74
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -2.40
BONT's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 515 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. BONT: -2.40 )
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: -9.8  Med: -2.40 Max: -0.3
Current: -2.4
-9.8
-0.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 0.16
BONT's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
99% of the 800 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. BONT: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
BONT' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.34 Max: 1.11
Current: 0.16
0.03
1.11
Price/Median PS Value 0.16
BONT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. BONT: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BONT' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 1.22 Max: 4.3
Current: 0.16
0.1
4.3
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 2.60
BONT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 888 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. BONT: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BONT' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.1  Med: 6.50 Max: 13.1
Current: 2.6
1.1
13.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -75.16
BONT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
99% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. BONT: -75.16 )
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: -9.5  Med: 32.20 Max: 153
Current: -75.16
-9.5
153

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $2803
EPS $ -1.79
Beta3.31
Short Percentage of Float50.45%
52-Week Range $1.10 - 7.67
Shares Outstanding(Mil)21.13

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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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GuruFocus Real Time Picks of the Week Jan 31 2014 
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BonTon Stores Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Dec 09 2010 
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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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