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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 0.18
BWS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
64% of the 758 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 3.39 vs. BWS: 0.18 )
BWS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.56
Current: 0.18

0.09
0.56
Equity to Asset 0.44
BWS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
54% of the 746 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. BWS: 0.44 )
BWS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 0.53
Current: 0.44

0.29
0.53
Interest Coverage 4.64
BWS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
59% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 64.73 vs. BWS: 4.64 )
BWS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 7.58
Current: 4.64

0.79
7.58
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 4.46
M-Score: -2.51
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 3.92
BWS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 731 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. BWS: 3.92 )
BWS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -7.61   Max: 4.38
Current: 3.92

-7.61
4.38
Net-margin (%) 1.51
BWS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 731 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. BWS: 1.51 )
BWS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -5.85   Max: 2.66
Current: 1.51

-5.85
2.66
ROE (%) 7.99
BWS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 6.67 vs. BWS: 7.99 )
BWS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -33.81   Max: 14.89
Current: 7.99

-33.81
14.89
ROA (%) 3.31
BWS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 734 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. BWS: 3.31 )
BWS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -12.99   Max: 6.26
Current: 3.31

-12.99
6.26
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 20.82
BWS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 732 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 15.48 vs. BWS: 20.82 )
BWS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -37.48   Max: 27.77
Current: 20.82

-37.48
27.77
Revenue Growth (%) 0.80
BWS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. BWS: 0.80 )
BWS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -1.7   Max: 9.1
Current: 0.8

-1.7
9.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 8.50
BWS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. BWS: 8.50 )
BWS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -20.4   Max: 29.5
Current: 8.5

-20.4
29.5
EPS Growth (%) 13.70
BWS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. BWS: 13.70 )
BWS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -67.6   Max: 270.8
Current: 13.7

-67.6
270.8
» BWS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

BWS Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steven Cohen 10,036 sh (New)
Jim Simons 555,050 sh (+27.03%)
Joel Greenblatt 143,924 sh (-14.08%)
Chuck Royce 221,559 sh (-34.94%)
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Q3 2013

BWS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 20,800 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 18,311 sh (+82.45%)
Joel Greenblatt 147,427 sh (+2.43%)
Chuck Royce 183,559 sh (-17.15%)
Jim Simons 423,450 sh (-23.71%)
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Q4 2013

BWS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 859,050 sh (+102.87%)
Joel Greenblatt 210,699 sh (+42.92%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 11,650 sh (-43.99%)
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Q1 2014

BWS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 458,451 sh (+117.59%)
Jim Simons 938,557 sh (+9.26%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BWS

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 117.59%0.1%$22.83 - $28.58 $ 28.212%458451
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 42.92%0.04%$21.63 - $28.08 $ 28.215%210699
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 New Buy0.15%$8.35 - $12.2 $ 28.2176%162734
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 19.00
BWS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
72% of the 798 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 24.40 vs. BWS: 19.00 )
BWS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.99   Max: 70.5
Current: 19

5.99
70.5
P/B 2.50
BWS's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 798 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. BWS: 2.50 )
BWS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 3.09
Current: 2.5

0.24
3.09
P/S 0.50
BWS's P/S is ranked higher than
76% of the 798 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. BWS: 0.50 )
BWS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.5

0.04
0.66
EV-to-EBIT 12.94
BWS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
75% of the 798 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 17.81 vs. BWS: 12.94 )
BWS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.5   Max: 24.7
Current: 12.94

6.5
24.7
PEG 1.40
BWS's PEG is ranked higher than
87% of the 798 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BWS: 1.40 )
BWS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 14.26
Current: 1.4

0.39
14.26
Current Ratio 2.05
BWS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 748 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. BWS: 2.05 )
BWS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.31   Max: 2.32
Current: 2.05

1.31
2.32
Quick Ratio 0.53
BWS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 748 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. BWS: 0.53 )
BWS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 0.77
Current: 0.53

0.35
0.77

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.00
BWS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
77% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. BWS: 1.00 )
BWS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 12.33
Current: 1

0.57
12.33
Dividend Payout 0.19
BWS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
95% of the 798 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BWS: 0.19 )
BWS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 8.54
Current: 0.19

0.08
8.54
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.00
BWS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
77% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. BWS: 1.00 )
BWS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 12.33
Current: 1

0.57
12.33
Share Buyback Rate 0.70
BWS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
82% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. BWS: 0.70 )
BWS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.5   Max: -2.5
Current: 0.7

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 3.50
BWS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
52% of the 798 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. BWS: 3.50 )
BWS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 5.1
Current: 3.5

0.63
5.1
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.10
BWS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
78% of the 798 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BWS: 2.10 )
BWS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 1.76
Current: 2.1

0.27
1.76
Price/Median PS Value 1.60
BWS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
53% of the 798 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BWS: 1.60 )
BWS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 2.21
Current: 1.6

0.3
2.21
Price/Graham Number 1.70
BWS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
66% of the 798 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. BWS: 1.70 )
BWS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 4.07
Current: 1.7

0.37
4.07
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.20
BWS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
66% of the 688 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. BWS: 7.20 )
BWS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4   Max: 15.3
Current: 7.2

4
15.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.37
BWS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
64% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 5.25 vs. BWS: 1.37 )
BWS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 43.6
Current: 1.37

0.3
43.6

Business Description

Industry: Manufacturing - Apparel & Furniture » Footwear & Accessories
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Brown Shoe Company, Inc., was founded in 1878 and incorporated in 1913. The Company is a footwear retailer and wholesaler. Its activities include the operation of retail shoe stores and e-commerce websites as well as the design, sourcing and marketing of footwear for women and men. It offers licensed, branded and private-label casual, dress and athletic footwear products to women, men and children. Footwear is sold at a number of price points through multiple distribution channels both domestically and internationally. The Company currently operates approximately 1,277 retail shoe stores in the United States, Canada, China and Guam mainly under the Famous Footwear and Naturalizer names. In addition, through its Wholesale Operations segment, the Company designs, sources and markets footwear to retail stores domestically and internationally, including mass merchandisers, national chains, department stores, independent retailers, catalogs and online retailers. The Company's reportable segments include Famous Footwear, Wholesale Operations, Specialty Retail and Other. Famous Footwear stores feature a selection of brand-name, athletic, casual and dress shoes for the entire family. Brands carried include, among others, Nike, Skechers, New Balance, Converse, adidas, DC, LifeStride, Reebok, Sperry, Asics, Puma, Dr. Scholl's Shoes, Vans, BOC by Born, Sof Sole, Fergalicious and Bearpaw. Wholesale Operations segment designs, sources and markets branded footwear for women and men at a variety of price points.
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