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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.19
BSI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
52% of the 1157 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. BSI: 0.19 )
BSI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.19

Equity to Asset 0.11
BSI's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
57% of the 1145 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. BSI: 0.11 )
BSI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 0.44
Current: 0.11

0.11
0.44
Interest Coverage 0.46
BSI's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
59% of the 801 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 35.18 vs. BSI: 0.46 )
BSI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 27.53
Current: 0.46

0.46
27.53
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.25
M-Score: -2.76
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 1.46
BSI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1160 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.25 vs. BSI: 1.46 )
BSI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 5.49
Current: 1.46

1.3
5.49
Net-margin (%) -0.95
BSI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1160 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.54 vs. BSI: -0.95 )
BSI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.23   Max: 3.33
Current: -0.95

-1.23
3.33
ROE (%) -10.31
BSI's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1142 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.12 vs. BSI: -10.31 )
BSI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -13.05   Max: 22.99
Current: -10.31

-13.05
22.99
ROA (%) -1.17
BSI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1160 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.35 vs. BSI: -1.17 )
BSI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.59   Max: 5.51
Current: -1.17

-1.59
5.51
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.23
BSI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1159 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.42 vs. BSI: 6.23 )
BSI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.17   Max: 24.69
Current: 6.23

5.17
24.69
Revenue Growth (%) 1.80
BSI's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1025 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. BSI: 1.80 )
BSI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -3.1   Max: 8.1
Current: 1.8

-3.1
8.1
EBITDA Growth (%) -11.20
BSI's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 845 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. BSI: -11.20 )
BSI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -21.5   Max: 31.5
Current: -11.2

-21.5
31.5
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 0.73
BSI's P/B is ranked higher than
88% of the 1118 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. BSI: 0.73 )
BSI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 3.16
Current: 0.73

0.39
3.16
P/S 0.06
BSI's P/S is ranked higher than
99% of the 1141 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. BSI: 0.06 )
BSI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.47
Current: 0.06

0.04
0.47
PFCF 3.15
BSI's PFCF is ranked higher than
97% of the 629 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.85 vs. BSI: 3.15 )
BSI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.21   Max: 54.05
Current: 3.15

1.21
54.05
EV-to-EBIT 34.77
BSI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
51% of the 945 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.41 vs. BSI: 34.77 )
BSI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.6   Max: 39.5
Current: 34.77

8.6
39.5
Shiller P/E 36.23
BSI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
56% of the 663 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 22.04 vs. BSI: 36.23 )
BSI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.12   Max: 41.63
Current: 36.23

3.12
41.63
Current Ratio 0.85
BSI's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 1152 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. BSI: 0.85 )
BSI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 1.3
Current: 0.85

0.68
1.3
Quick Ratio 0.70
BSI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 1152 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. BSI: 0.70 )
BSI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 1.03
Current: 0.7

0.46
1.03

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.20
BSI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
99% of the 713 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. BSI: 0.20 )
BSI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 65.17
Current: 0.2

0.21
65.17
Price/Median PS Value 0.30
BSI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. BSI: 0.30 )
BSI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 5.18
Current: 0.3

0.17
5.18
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.90
BSI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1067 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. BSI: 2.90 )
BSI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.5   Max: 11.7
Current: 2.9

2.5
11.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 25.85
BSI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
94% of the 894 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.35 vs. BSI: 25.85 )
BSI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -9.6   Max: 23.1
Current: 25.85

-9.6
23.1

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Department Stores
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Alon Blue Square Israel Ltd was incorporated in June 1988 as a company under the laws of the State of Israel. The Company owns and operates supermarkets and retail outlets. It operates in four reporting segments: Supermarkets, Fueling and Commercial sites, Non-Food Retail & Wholesale, and Real Estate. In its Supermarkets segment, it is a food retailer in the State of Israel. In its Fueling and Commercial Sites segment, it operates a chain of filling stations and convenience stores in different formats in Israel. In its 'Non-Food' segment, it sells 'Non-Food' items both in its supermarkets and in stand alone outlets. In its Real Estate segment, it owns leases and develops yield-generating commercial properties and residency projects. As of December 31, 2012, it had 212 supermarkets with brands including 'Mega Bool', 'Mega In Town', 'ZolBeShefa', 'Eden Teva'. In addition, through its subsidiary Dor Alon, it operated 202 filing stations and 209 convenience stores. It also had 135 Non-Food outlets (partially through franchisees) under the brand names Naaman, Vardinon, Sheshet and Dr. Baby. In addition, it had 84 Non-Food outlets under the brand names Kfar Hasha'ashuim and All for a Dollar which the Company resolved to sell during 2013. Through its supermarkets, it offers a range of food and beverage products and 'Non-Food' items, such as houseware, small electrical appliances, computers and computer accessories, entertainment products and textile products, and 'Near-Food' products, such as health and beauty aids, products for babies, cosmetics and hygiene products. It also operates several houseware departments within its large stores. Through its stand alone 'Non-Food' outlets, it offers a range of houseware and home textile, toys, leisure and baby products. The Company competes with the other largest supermarket chain, Shufersal, low-priced smaller supermarket chains, independent grocers, open-air markets, and other retailers selling supermarket goods. Its non-food business is subject to Israeli laws relating to imports, customs, labeling of products and consumer protection laws, as well as to labor laws and license and permit laws as they apply to the operation of its network of stores. Its sales activities are subject to general laws such as the Liability for Defective Products Law, 1980. The Company is subject to safety tests, quality control and certification by the Standards Institution of Israel.

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