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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 : 9/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt No Debt
CBK's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
87% of the 1083 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. CBK: No Debt )
CBK' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.58
CBK's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
73% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. CBK: 0.58 )
CBK' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 0.87
Current: 0.58

0.42
0.87
Interest Coverage 35.08
CBK's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
69% of the 771 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 34.17 vs. CBK: 35.08 )
CBK' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 9999.99
Current: 35.08

0.6
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 6.56
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 (%) 2.04
CBK's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1067 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. CBK: 2.04 )
CBK' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -17.39   Max: 19.72
Current: 2.04

-17.39
19.72
Net-margin (%) 1.99
CBK's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1066 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.93 vs. CBK: 1.99 )
CBK' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -17.21   Max: 12.2
Current: 1.99

-17.21
12.2
ROE (%) 10.00
CBK's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1049 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.28 vs. CBK: 10.00 )
CBK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -25.55   Max: 37.09
Current: 10

-25.55
37.09
ROA (%) 5.83
CBK's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1065 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.71 vs. CBK: 5.83 )
CBK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -11.83   Max: 27.24
Current: 5.83

-11.83
27.24
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 23.23
CBK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1066 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.96 vs. CBK: 23.23 )
CBK' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -35.81   Max: 106.72
Current: 23.23

-35.81
106.72
Revenue Growth (%) -2.50
CBK's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 786 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. CBK: -2.50 )
CBK' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -13.3   Max: 32.2
Current: -2.5

-13.3
32.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 27.40
CBK's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 671 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. CBK: 27.40 )
CBK' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 72.6
Current: 27.4

0
72.6
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

CBK Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Chuck Royce 200,000 sh (+357.67%)
Steven Cohen 58,440 sh (+147.63%)
Jim Simons 1,592,500 sh (+4.59%)
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Q2 2013

CBK Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Chuck Royce 200,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 1,591,900 sh (-0.04%)
Steven Cohen 12,538 sh (-78.55%)
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Q3 2013

CBK Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Chuck Royce 200,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons 1,399,900 sh (-12.06%)
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Q4 2013

CBK Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 11,596 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,357,800 sh (-3.01%)
Chuck Royce 125,000 sh (-37.5%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CBK

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy$5.77 - $9.25 $ 6.45-4%11596
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 27.80
CBK's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
59% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.80 vs. CBK: 27.80 )
CBK' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.85   Max: 74.11
Current: 27.8

9.85
74.11
P/B 2.76
CBK's P/B is ranked lower than
58% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. CBK: 2.76 )
CBK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 6.83
Current: 2.76

0.45
6.83
P/S 0.55
CBK's P/S is ranked higher than
60% of the 1107 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. CBK: 0.55 )
CBK' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 3.12
Current: 0.55

0.12
3.12
PFCF 14.33
CBK's PFCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.33 vs. CBK: 14.33 )
CBK' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.14   Max: 116.81
Current: 14.33

5.14
116.81
EV-to-EBIT 20.36
CBK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
60% of the 968 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.34 vs. CBK: 20.36 )
CBK' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3   Max: 586
Current: 20.36

3
586

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 14.66
CBK's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
61% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. CBK: 14.66 )
CBK' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 5.14   Max: 47.69
Current: 14.66

5.14
47.69
Price/Tangible Book 2.76
CBK's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
54% of the 937 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. CBK: 2.76 )
CBK' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 6.7
Current: 2.76

0.46
6.7
Price/DCF (Projected) 6.21
CBK's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
73% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. CBK: 6.21 )
CBK' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 6.87
Current: 6.21

0.35
6.87
Price/Median PS Value 0.89
CBK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 1015 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CBK: 0.89 )
CBK' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 4.47
Current: 0.89

0.06
4.47
Price/Graham Number 1.83
CBK's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
54% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. CBK: 1.83 )
CBK' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 9.51
Current: 1.83

0.72
9.51
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.90
CBK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
54% of the 983 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. CBK: 4.90 )
CBK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 33.9
Current: 4.9

0.2
33.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -2.58
CBK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
53% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.63 vs. CBK: -2.58 )
CBK' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -3.2   Max: 56.4
Current: -2.58

-3.2
56.4

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Apparel Stores
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Christopher & Banks Corporation is a Delaware Corporation, was incorporated in 1986 to acquire Braun's Fashions, Inc., which had operated as a family-owned business since 1956. The Company is a Minneapolis, Minnesota-based retailer of women's apparel and accessories, which operates retail stores through its wholly owned subsidiaries. Its merchandise assortments include women's apparel, generally consisting of knit tops, woven tops, jackets, sweaters, skirts, denim bottoms, bottoms made of other fabrications and dresses in missy, petite and women's plus sizes. It also offers a selection of jewelry and accessories in all stores and on its web sites. As of February 2, 2013, it operated 608 stores in 44 states, including 383 Christopher & Banks stores, 160 C.J. Banks stores, 40 dual-concept stores and 25 outlet stores. It also operates e-Commerce web sites for each of its brands at www.christopherandbanks.com and www.cjbanks.com. Its competitors include a range of national and regional retail chains that sell similar merchandise, including department stores, specialty stores, discount stores, mass merchandisers and Internet-based retailers. The Company is subject to numerous regulations and laws that govern its operations, marketing and sale of its merchandise, corporate structure, and financial controls and disclosures.

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