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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.01
BONT's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
99% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. BONT: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
BONT' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.02 Max: 0.26
Current: 0.01
0.01
0.26
Interest Coverage 0.10
BONT's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
99% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.29 vs. BONT: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BONT' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.92 Max: 1.62
Current: 0.1
0.16
1.62
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 1.99
M-Score: -2.71
WACC vs ROIC
7.99%
0.79%
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 (%) 0.22
BONT's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. BONT: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
BONT' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.28  Med: 2.40 Max: 5.03
Current: 0.22
-0.28
5.03
Net-margin (%) -2.19
BONT's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 942 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. BONT: -2.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
BONT' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.27  Med: -0.19 Max: 1.36
Current: -2.19
-5.27
1.36
ROE (%) -354.15
BONT's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
99% of the 927 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.44 vs. BONT: -354.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
BONT' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -93.1  Med: -4.73 Max: 14.69
Current: -354.15
-93.1
14.69
ROA (%) -3.75
BONT's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. BONT: -3.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
BONT' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.74  Med: -0.34 Max: 3.48
Current: -3.75
-8.74
3.48
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -0.01
BONT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 12.93 vs. BONT: -0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
BONT' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.66  Med: 6.70 Max: 21.95
Current: -0.01
-0.66
21.95
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -4.10
BONT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. BONT: -4.10 )
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: 50.7
Current: -4.1
-5.7
50.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -15.70
BONT's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 674 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. BONT: -15.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BONT' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.9  Med: -3.70 Max: 58
Current: -15.7
-15.9
58
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 35.60
BONT's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. BONT: 35.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BONT' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -59.5  Med: 12.30 Max: 69.7
Current: 35.6
-59.5
69.7
» BONT's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-08-20)


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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

BONT Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 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

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 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%)
Chuck Royce 350,896 sh (-34.49%)
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Q1 2016

BONT Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Chuck Royce 340,896 sh (-2.85%)
Mario Gabelli 662,000 sh (-4.06%)
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Department Stores
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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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history
P/S 0.01
BONT's P/S is ranked higher than
100% of the 918 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 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: 0.06 Max: 0.42
Current: 0.01
0.01
0.42
POCF 0.56
BONT's POCF is ranked higher than
98% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.71 vs. BONT: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BONT' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 1.92 Max: 27.74
Current: 0.56
0.11
27.74
EV-to-EBITDA 10.90
BONT's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
52% of the 769 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.53 vs. BONT: 10.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BONT' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.6  Med: 7.10 Max: 16.6
Current: 10.9
4.6
16.6
Current Ratio 2.37
BONT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 894 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. BONT: 2.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BONT' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.41  Med: 2.08 Max: 2.91
Current: 2.37
1.41
2.91
Quick Ratio 0.24
BONT's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
92% of the 894 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. BONT: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BONT' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.31 Max: 0.81
Current: 0.24
0.13
0.81
Days Inventory 161.34
BONT's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
79% of the 890 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 89.69 vs. BONT: 161.34 )
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: 151.49
Current: 161.34
92.34
151.49
Days Sales Outstanding 5.16
BONT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
69% of the 733 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 12.11 vs. BONT: 5.16 )
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: 5.16
0.11
9.12
Days Payable 33.10
BONT's Days Payable is ranked lower than
73% of the 696 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 48.53 vs. BONT: 33.10 )
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: 43
Current: 33.1
25.73
43

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 7.20
BONT's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
94% of the 937 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. BONT: 7.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
BONT' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 1.87 Max: 21.74
Current: 7.2
0.18
21.74
Dividend Growth (3y) -9.10
BONT's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
66% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 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: 0.00 Max: 26
Current: -9.1
0
26
Forward Dividend Yield 14.08
BONT's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
98% of the 890 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.77 vs. BONT: 14.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.04
BONT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1102 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.87 vs. BONT: 7.04 )
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: 1.87 Max: 21.74
Current: 7.04
0.18
21.74
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -4.50
BONT's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 491 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 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: -2.10 Max: 0.1
Current: -4.5
-9.2
0.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Projected FCF 0.33
BONT's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
94% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. BONT: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
BONT' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.33 Max: 1.11
Current: 0.33
0.03
1.11
Price/Median PS Value 0.17
BONT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 808 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. BONT: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BONT' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 1.34 Max: 4.93
Current: 0.17
0.12
4.93
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -34.35
BONT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 521 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.79 vs. BONT: -34.35 )
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: -81.6  Med: 37.50 Max: 351.5
Current: -34.35
-81.6
351.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,771
EPS (TTM) $ -3.08
Beta2.93
Short Percentage of Float19.40%
52-Week Range $1.10 - 6.24
Shares Outstanding (Mil)21.56
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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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