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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 0.16
BSI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
50% of the 1455 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BSI: 0.16 )
BSI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.16

Equity to Asset 0.11
BSI's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
56% of the 1381 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 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
58% of the 964 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 31.83 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: 1.24
M-Score: -2.83
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 0.51
BSI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1455 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.62 vs. BSI: 0.51 )
BSI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 5.49
Current: 0.51

1.3
5.49
Net-margin (%) -3.81
BSI's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1455 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.04 vs. BSI: -3.81 )
BSI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.23   Max: 3.33
Current: -3.81

-1.23
3.33
ROE (%) -44.23
BSI's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1435 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.24 vs. BSI: -44.23 )
BSI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -13.05   Max: 22.99
Current: -44.23

-13.05
22.99
ROA (%) -4.63
BSI's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1459 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. BSI: -4.63 )
BSI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.59   Max: 5.51
Current: -4.63

-1.59
5.51
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 2.21
BSI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1455 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.90 vs. BSI: 2.21 )
BSI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.17   Max: 24.69
Current: 2.21

5.17
24.69
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.80
BSI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1191 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. BSI: 1.80 )
BSI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -3.1   Max: 8.1
Current: 1.8

-3.1
8.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -11.30
BSI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1007 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. BSI: -11.30 )
BSI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -21.5   Max: 31.4
Current: -11.3

-21.5
31.4
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Forward P/E 3.59
BSI's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
99% of the 1607 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 43.29 vs. BSI: 3.59 )
N/A
P/B 1.10
BSI's P/B is ranked higher than
80% of the 1607 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. BSI: 1.10 )
BSI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 3.47
Current: 1.1

0.43
3.47
P/S 0.06
BSI's P/S is ranked higher than
99% of the 1607 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. BSI: 0.06 )
BSI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.52
Current: 0.06

0.04
0.52
PFCF 3.10
BSI's PFCF is ranked higher than
98% of the 1607 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 81.83 vs. BSI: 3.10 )
BSI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.33   Max: 59.74
Current: 3.1

1.33
59.74
POCF 1.59
BSI's POCF is ranked higher than
98% of the 1607 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.70 vs. BSI: 1.59 )
BSI' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 18.3
Current: 1.59

1.01
18.3
EV-to-EBIT 27.60
BSI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
67% of the 1607 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.57 vs. BSI: 27.60 )
BSI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.9   Max: 40.2
Current: 27.6

8.9
40.2
Shiller P/E 38.40
BSI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
70% of the 1607 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 278.65 vs. BSI: 38.40 )
BSI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.45   Max: 44.29
Current: 38.4

3.45
44.29
Current Ratio 0.81
BSI's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 1393 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. BSI: 0.81 )
BSI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 1.3
Current: 0.81

0.68
1.3
Quick Ratio 0.66
BSI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 1393 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. BSI: 0.66 )
BSI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 1.03
Current: 0.66

0.46
1.03
Days Inventory 24.50
BSI's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
92% of the 1607 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 100.98 vs. BSI: 24.50 )
BSI' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 24.11   Max: 47.53
Current: 24.5

24.11
47.53
Days Sales Outstanding 48.21
BSI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
65% of the 1607 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 27.12 vs. BSI: 48.21 )
BSI' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 32.89   Max: 74.33
Current: 48.21

32.89
74.33

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.20
BSI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
100% of the 1607 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 vs. BSI: 0.20 )
BSI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 71.09
Current: 0.2

0.23
71.09
Price/Median PS Value 0.30
BSI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 1607 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. BSI: 0.30 )
BSI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 5.44
Current: 0.3

0.18
5.44
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.70
BSI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1430 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. BSI: 3.70 )
BSI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.5   Max: 11.2
Current: 3.7

2.5
11.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 25.24
BSI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
93% of the 921 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.73 vs. BSI: 25.24 )
BSI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -29.6   Max: 46.6
Current: 25.24

-29.6
46.6

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Department Stores
Compare:M, DFIHY, SRHGY, JWN, KSS » details
Traded in other countries:BSI.Israel,
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. 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. The Company is subject to safety tests, quality control and certification by the Standards Institution of Israel.

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