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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.01
BONT's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 1125 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. BONT: 0.01 )
BONT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.26
Current: 0.01

0.01
0.26
Equity to Asset 0.06
BONT's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
59% of the 1116 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. BONT: 0.06 )
BONT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.57
Current: 0.06

0.02
0.57
Interest Coverage 1.01
BONT's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
59% of the 773 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 34.51 vs. BONT: 1.01 )
BONT' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 4.59
Current: 1.01

0.31
4.59
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 2.13
M-Score: -2.96
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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 2.45
BONT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1117 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.32 vs. BONT: 2.45 )
BONT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -0.28   Max: 5.03
Current: 2.45

-0.28
5.03
Net-margin (%) -0.13
BONT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. BONT: -0.13 )
BONT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -5.27   Max: 2.22
Current: -0.13

-5.27
2.22
ROE (%) -2.78
BONT's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.14 vs. BONT: -2.78 )
BONT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -126.65   Max: 13.53
Current: -2.78

-126.65
13.53
ROA (%) -0.23
BONT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1115 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.34 vs. BONT: -0.23 )
BONT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.33   Max: 4.7
Current: -0.23

-9.33
4.7
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.78
BONT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.04 vs. BONT: 6.78 )
BONT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -0.72   Max: 16.2
Current: 6.78

-0.72
16.2
Revenue Growth (%) -4.50
BONT's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. BONT: -4.50 )
BONT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -5.7   Max: 50.7
Current: -4.5

-5.7
50.7
EBITDA Growth (%) -15.90
BONT's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 820 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. BONT: -15.90 )
BONT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.9   Max: 79.9
Current: -15.9

-15.9
79.9
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

BONT Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Chuck Royce 351,334 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 31,500 sh (+178.76%)
Mario Gabelli 626,500 sh (+10.59%)
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q4 2013

BONT Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 77,893 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 59,845 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 491,765 sh (+39.97%)
Mario Gabelli 633,897 sh (+1.18%)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,243 sh (-54.78%)
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Q1 2014

BONT Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 41,884 sh (+194.07%)
Jim Simons 200,097 sh (+156.89%)
Chuck Royce 618,565 sh (+25.78%)
Mario Gabelli 697,247 sh (+9.99%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Q2 2014

BONT Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Mario Gabelli 708,247 sh (+1.58%)
Chuck Royce 378,565 sh (-38.8%)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,028 sh (-66.51%)
Jim Simons 23,235 sh (-88.39%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BONT

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$9.33 - $17.27 $ 9.16-20%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.02%$10 - $18.47 $ 9.16-34%59845
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0172%$5.16 - $10.63 $ 9.1618%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Reduce -28.41%0.02%$7.6 - $15.49 $ 9.16-19%12669
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 1.90
BONT's P/B is ranked higher than
61% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. BONT: 1.90 )
BONT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 8.33
Current: 1.9

0.06
8.33
P/S 0.10
BONT's P/S is ranked higher than
98% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. BONT: 0.10 )
BONT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.43
Current: 0.1

0.01
0.43
PFCF 11.40
BONT's PFCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 41.33 vs. BONT: 11.40 )
BONT' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 28.49
Current: 11.4

0.62
28.49
EV-to-EBIT 17.66
BONT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
68% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.01 vs. BONT: 17.66 )
BONT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.7   Max: 87.2
Current: 17.66

7.7
87.2
Current Ratio 1.99
BONT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 672 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. BONT: 1.99 )
BONT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.67   Max: 2.91
Current: 1.99

1.67
2.91
Quick Ratio 0.20
BONT's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 672 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. BONT: 0.20 )
BONT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 0.81
Current: 0.2

0.13
0.81

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.20
BONT's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
58% of the 784 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. BONT: 2.20 )
BONT' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 21.74
Current: 2.2

0.18
21.74
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.20
BONT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
51% of the 807 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.28 vs. BONT: 2.20 )
BONT' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 21.74
Current: 2.2

0.18
21.74
Share Buyback Rate -2.20
BONT's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
60% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. BONT: -2.20 )
BONT' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.3   Max: -9.8
Current: -2.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.30
BONT's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. BONT: 0.30 )
BONT' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 1.1
Current: 0.3

0.03
1.1
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
BONT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BONT: 0.80 )
BONT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 4.37
Current: 0.8

0.09
4.37
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.70
BONT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1043 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. BONT: 5.70 )
BONT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 13.1
Current: 5.7

1.1
13.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 28.00
BONT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
94% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.58 vs. BONT: 28.00 )
BONT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 161.4
Current: 28

1.5
161.4

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Department Stores
Compare:M, DFIHY, SRHGY, JWN, KSS » details
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 terms of sales 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 approximately 272 stores in 23 states in the Northeast, Midwestern and upper Great Plains states under the Bon-Ton, Bergner's, Boston Store, Carson Pirie Scott, Elder-Beerman, Herberger's and Younkers nameplates and, in the Detroit, Michigan area, under the Parisian nameplate, encompassing a total of approximately 25 million square feet. The Company's stores offer an assortment of quality, brand name fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as footwear, cosmetics, home furnishings and other goods at opening, moderate and better price points. The Company offers a distinct core merchandise assortment including nationally distributed brands at competitive prices and unique product at compelling values through its private brands. Its nationally distributed brand assortment includes many of the well-known and 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, Frye, Jessica Simpson, Jones New York, Kenneth Cole, Lancôme, Lauren, Michael Kors, Nine West, Polo, Steve Madden and Vince Camuto. The company's private brands complement its offering of nationally distributed brands and are a key component of its overall merchandising strategy. Its private brand portfolio includes popular brands such as Laura Ashley, Victor by Victor Alfaro, Ruff Hewn, Relativity, Studio Works, Breckenridge, Living Quarters Loft, Paradise Collections, Kenneth Roberts and Cuddle Bear. The Company maintains a sales force of knowledgeable and well-trained sales associates that deliver excellent service to its customers. Sales associates are trained in the areas of customer service, selling skills and product knowledge. 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 catalogue and online retailers.
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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 
comment on BONT Mar 02 2013 
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 

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