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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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
CHS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
94% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. CHS: No Debt )
CHS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.1   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.66
CHS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
87% of the 1270 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. CHS: 0.66 )
CHS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 0.83
Current: 0.66

0.52
0.83
Interest Coverage No Debt
CHS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
98% of the 891 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 32.43 vs. CHS: No Debt )
CHS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.83   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

5.83
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 5.84
M-Score: -2.98
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 6.09
CHS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.07 vs. CHS: 6.09 )
CHS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2.5   Max: 21.24
Current: 6.09

-2.5
21.24
Net-margin (%) 3.66
CHS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.39 vs. CHS: 3.66 )
CHS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.21   Max: 13.81
Current: 3.66

-1.21
13.81
ROE (%) 10.01
CHS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1256 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.26 vs. CHS: 10.01 )
CHS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -2.11   Max: 41.14
Current: 10.01

-2.11
41.14
ROA (%) 6.66
CHS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.22 vs. CHS: 6.66 )
CHS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.55   Max: 30.17
Current: 6.66

-1.55
30.17
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 24.07
CHS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.09 vs. CHS: 24.07 )
CHS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -6.52   Max: 103.85
Current: 24.07

-6.52
103.85
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 15.70
CHS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. CHS: 15.70 )
CHS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 47.8
Current: 15.7

1.4
47.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 3.00
CHS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 925 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. CHS: 3.00 )
CHS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -44.2   Max: 83.7
Current: 3

-44.2
83.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -13.50
CHS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 872 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. CHS: -13.50 )
CHS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -26.4   Max: 115.4
Current: -13.5

-26.4
115.4
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

CHS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

David Einhorn 1,868,708 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 777,453 sh (+125.17%)
Ray Dalio 46,901 sh (+19.64%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 227,270 sh (+9.91%)
Chuck Royce 981,400 sh (+1.85%)
Jim Simons 3,225,000 sh (-20.94%)
Joel Greenblatt 10,871 sh (-96.21%)
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Q1 2014

CHS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 18,684 sh (+71.87%)
Chuck Royce 1,477,800 sh (+50.58%)
David Einhorn 2,638,708 sh (+41.2%)
Steven Cohen 966,290 sh (+24.29%)
Louis Moore Bacon 400,000 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Jim Simons 2,476,500 sh (-23.21%)
Ray Dalio 12,100 sh (-74.2%)
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Q2 2014

CHS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Richard Snow 33,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 18,738 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 2,134,000 sh (+44.4%)
Ray Dalio 12,600 sh (+4.13%)
Louis Moore Bacon 200,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 715,100 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 1,842,700 sh (-25.59%)
David Einhorn 1,875,895 sh (-28.91%)
Joel Greenblatt 13,250 sh (-29.08%)
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Q3 2014

CHS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Burbank 16,450 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 747,101 sh (+5538.5%)
Paul Tudor Jones 39,456 sh (+110.57%)
Richard Snow 51,500 sh (+56.06%)
Jim Simons 2,642,900 sh (+43.43%)
Chuck Royce 2,730,100 sh (+27.93%)
Steven Cohen 813,600 sh (+13.77%)
Louis Moore Bacon 300,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
David Einhorn Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CHS

(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
David Einhorn 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.44%$14.69 - $17.14 $ 16.122%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 5538.5%0.11%$14.69 - $17.14 $ 16.122%747101
Richard Snow 2014-09-30 Add 56.06%0.01%$14.69 - $17.14 $ 16.122%51500
John Burbank 2014-09-30 New Buy$14.69 - $17.14 $ 16.122%16450
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 Sold Out $14.69 - $17.14 $ 16.122%0
David Einhorn 2014-06-30 Reduce -28.91%0.18%$15.14 - $16.97 $ 16.121%1875895
Richard Snow 2014-06-30 New Buy0.02%$15.14 - $16.97 $ 16.121%33000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -29.08%$15.14 - $16.97 $ 16.121%13250
David Einhorn 2014-03-31 Add 41.2%0.18%$15.83 - $19.37 $ 16.12-6%2638708
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Reduce -74.2%0.01%$15.83 - $19.37 $ 16.12-6%12100
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 71.87%$15.83 - $19.37 $ 16.12-6%18684
David Einhorn 2013-12-31 New Buy0.48%$16.07 - $18.83 $ 16.12-9%1868708
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -96.21%0.15%$16.07 - $18.83 $ 16.12-9%10871
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 25.70
CHS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 25.60 vs. CHS: 25.70 )
CHS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.46   Max: 1250
Current: 25.7

11.46
1250
P/B 2.50
CHS's P/B is ranked higher than
66% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. CHS: 2.50 )
CHS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 11.27
Current: 2.5

0.37
11.27
P/S 0.90
CHS's P/S is ranked higher than
67% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. CHS: 0.90 )
CHS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 6.33
Current: 0.9

0.22
6.33
PFCF 20.40
CHS's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 46.64 vs. CHS: 20.40 )
CHS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 11.62   Max: 309.66
Current: 20.4

11.62
309.66
EV-to-EBIT 14.21
CHS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
79% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.48 vs. CHS: 14.21 )
CHS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -110.3   Max: 109
Current: 14.21

-110.3
109
PEG 1.93
CHS's PEG is ranked higher than
86% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CHS: 1.93 )
CHS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 126.34
Current: 1.93

0.3
126.34
Shiller P/E 25.10
CHS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 50.31 vs. CHS: 25.10 )
CHS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.62   Max: 87.69
Current: 25.1

2.62
87.69
Current Ratio 1.74
CHS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. CHS: 1.74 )
CHS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 4.39
Current: 1.74

1.07
4.39
Quick Ratio 0.79
CHS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. CHS: 0.79 )
CHS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 3.61
Current: 0.79

0.27
3.61

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 1.90
CHS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
53% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. CHS: 1.90 )
CHS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 2.06
Current: 1.9

0.24
2.06
Dividend Payout 0.47
CHS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
75% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. CHS: 0.47 )
CHS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 0.44
Current: 0.47

0.17
0.44
Dividend growth (3y) 14.50
CHS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
83% of the 665 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. CHS: 14.50 )
CHS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 14.5
Current: 14.5

0
14.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.90
CHS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
54% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. CHS: 1.90 )
CHS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 2.06
Current: 1.9

0.24
2.06
Share Buyback Rate 4.30
CHS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
94% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. CHS: 4.30 )
CHS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.3   Max: -4.1
Current: 4.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 3.60
CHS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
66% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.36 vs. CHS: 3.60 )
CHS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 13.22
Current: 3.6

0.75
13.22
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.90
CHS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. CHS: 0.90 )
CHS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 8.75
Current: 0.9

0.35
8.75
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
CHS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. CHS: 0.80 )
CHS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 4.96
Current: 0.8

0.31
4.96
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.40
CHS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CHS: 3.40 )
CHS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 24.9
Current: 3.4

0.6
24.9
Price/Graham Number 2.00
CHS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
73% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.54 vs. CHS: 2.00 )
CHS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 4.89
Current: 2

0.61
4.89
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.00
CHS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1271 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. CHS: 7.00 )
CHS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 15.2
Current: 7

0.9
15.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 12.42
CHS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
78% of the 869 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.98 vs. CHS: 12.42 )
CHS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -26.4   Max: 55.3
Current: 12.42

-26.4
55.3

Analyst Estimate

Jan15 Jan16 Jan17
Revenue(Mil) 2,658 2,771 2,912
EPS($) 0.67 0.84 1.04
EPS without NRI($) 0.67 0.84 1.04

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Apparel Stores
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Chico's FAS Inc was founded in 1983. The Company is a cultivator of brands serving the lifestyle needs of fashion-savvy women 35 years and older. The Company's portfolio of brands currently consists of four brands: Chicos, White House Black Market (WHBM), Soma Intimates, and Boston Proper. Its brands are all specialty retailers of private label womens apparel, accessories, and related products, which are available to customers in stores, through its websites and via telephone through a call center for its catalogs. As of February 1, 2014, the Company operated 1,472 stores across 48 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada. It also mails catalogs and operates an e-commerce website and a call center, which sells its merchandise nationally and internationally. The Chicos brand sells exclusively designed, private branded clothing focusing on women 40 and over with a moderate to high income level. The WHBM brand sells exclusively designed, private branded clothing focusing on women who are 35 years old and over with a moderate to high income level. WHBM offers a uniquely feminine and affordable alternative to designer apparel, selling fashionable and sophisticated clothing and accessory items, from everyday basics, to wear-to-work, to elegant occasion, primarily in black and white and related shades with seasonal color splashes. The accessories at WHBM, such as shoes, belts, scarves and jewelry, including earrings, necklaces and bracelets, are designed to coordinate with the colors and patterns of the clothing, allowing customers to easily individualize their wardrobe selections. The Soma brand sells exclusively designed, private branded lingerie, loungewear and beauty products focusing on women who are 35 years old and over with a moderate to high income level. Soma offers trend-right, inventive and expertly fitted lingerie and loungewear, with designer quality at affordable prices. The Boston Proper brand is an online and catalog based retailer of women's apparel and accessories, marketed to affluent women between 35-55 years old. The Company's boutiques are located in upscale outdoor destination shopping areas, shopping malls, and some standalone street-front locations. Its outlet stores are located in outlet centers.
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