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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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history
Cash to Debt 5.61
CHS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
72% of the 1083 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. CHS: 5.61 )
CHS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.11   Max: No Debt
Current: 5.61

Equity to Asset 0.66
CHS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
81% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. CHS: 0.66 )
CHS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 0.81
Current: 0.66

0.52
0.81
Interest Coverage No Debt
CHS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
91% of the 776 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 34.17 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: 4
Z-Score: 6.01
M-Score: -3.09
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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history
Operating margin (%) 5.46
CHS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1074 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. CHS: 5.46 )
CHS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2.5   Max: 21.24
Current: 5.46

-2.5
21.24
Net-margin (%) 2.55
CHS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. CHS: 2.55 )
CHS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.21   Max: 13.81
Current: 2.55

-1.21
13.81
ROE (%) 7.25
CHS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1056 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.28 vs. CHS: 7.25 )
CHS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -2.12   Max: 33.26
Current: 7.25

-2.12
33.26
ROA (%) 4.80
CHS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1072 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. CHS: 4.80 )
CHS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.56   Max: 24.09
Current: 4.8

-1.56
24.09
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 20.96
CHS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.54 vs. CHS: 20.96 )
CHS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -6.44   Max: 89.23
Current: 20.96

-6.44
89.23
Revenue Growth (%) 15.70
CHS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 785 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. CHS: 15.70 )
CHS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 47.8
Current: 15.7

1.4
47.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 3.00
CHS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 669 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. CHS: 3.00 )
CHS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -44.2   Max: 83.7
Current: 3

-44.2
83.7
EPS Growth (%) -13.50
CHS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.30 vs. CHS: -13.50 )
CHS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -26.4   Max: 115.4
Current: -13.5

-26.4
115.4
» CHS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

CHS Guru Trades in Q1 2013

John Hussman 952,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 236,213 sh (+48.59%)
Jim Simons 5,339,400 sh (+40.01%)
Chuck Royce 940,700 sh (+7.24%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 217,120 sh (-4.1%)
Steven Cohen 133,667 sh (-92.19%)
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Q2 2013

CHS Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 14,200 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 250,244 sh (+5.94%)
Chuck Royce 951,500 sh (+1.15%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 219,120 sh (+0.92%)
Louis Moore Bacon 200,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 150,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
John Hussman 650,000 sh (-31.72%)
Jim Simons 3,579,300 sh (-32.96%)
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Q3 2013

CHS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 345,271 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 39,201 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 286,485 sh (+14.48%)
Jim Simons 4,079,000 sh (+13.96%)
Chuck Royce 963,600 sh (+1.27%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 206,780 sh (-5.63%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CHS

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -96.21%0.15%$16.07 - $18.83 $ 15.89-10%10871
John Hussman 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.5%$15.33 - $17.53 $ 15.89-4%0
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$15.33 - $17.53 $ 15.89-4%39201
John Hussman 2013-06-30 Reduce -31.72%0.19%$15.84 - $19.73 $ 15.89-11%650000
John Hussman 2013-03-31 New Buy0.59%$16.17 - $18.68 $ 15.89-10%952000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 48.59%0.07%$16.17 - $18.68 $ 15.89-10%236213
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.17%$17.62 - $19.64 $ 15.89-14%158968
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.1%$13.62 - $15.86 $ 15.897%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Reduce -60.2%0.16%$10.675 - $15.66 $ 15.8930%75879
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.13%$9.94 - $13.04 $ 15.8938%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 45.12%0.08%$9.94 - $13.04 $ 15.8938%190656
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.0024%$9.94 - $13.04 $ 15.8938%0
PRIMECAP Management 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.0003%$9.94 - $13.04 $ 15.8938%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 New Buy0.24%$11.68 - $16.26 $ 15.8914%131382
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 Add 127.3%0.07%$11.68 - $16.26 $ 15.8914%761350
George Soros 2011-09-30 New Buy$11.68 - $16.26 $ 15.8914%12200
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Sold Out 0.05%$13.31 - $15.51 $ 15.898%0
PRIMECAP Management 2011-06-30 Reduce -72.73%$13.31 - $15.51 $ 15.898%15000
Joel Greenblatt 2011-03-31 New Buy0.05%$10.76 - $14.68 $ 15.8928%11288
PRIMECAP Management 2011-03-31 Reduce -71.46%$10.76 - $14.68 $ 15.8928%55000
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Ratios

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industry
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P/E(ttm) 39.90
CHS's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
66% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.70 vs. CHS: 39.90 )
CHS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.46   Max: 1250
Current: 39.9

11.46
1250
P/B 2.80
CHS's P/B is ranked lower than
56% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. CHS: 2.80 )
CHS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 11.27
Current: 2.8

0.37
11.27
P/S 1.00
CHS's P/S is ranked lower than
54% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. CHS: 1.00 )
CHS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 6.33
Current: 1

0.22
6.33
PFCF 44.20
CHS's PFCF is ranked lower than
63% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.33 vs. CHS: 44.20 )
CHS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 11.62   Max: 309.66
Current: 44.2

11.62
309.66
EV-to-EBIT 16.70
CHS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
52% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.30 vs. CHS: 16.70 )
CHS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.6   Max: 109
Current: 16.7

6.6
109
PEG 3.00
CHS's PEG is ranked lower than
56% of the 521 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. CHS: 3.00 )
CHS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 126.34
Current: 3

0.3
126.34
Shiller P/E 28.10
CHS's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
56% of the 541 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.42 vs. CHS: 28.10 )
CHS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.62   Max: 87.69
Current: 28.1

2.62
87.69

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.60
CHS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
56% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. CHS: 1.60 )
CHS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 1.88
Current: 1.6

0.24
1.88
Dividend Payout 0.57
CHS's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
57% of the 645 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. CHS: 0.57 )
CHS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 0.59
Current: 0.57

0.19
0.59
Dividend growth (3y) 14.50
CHS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
82% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 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) 1.60
CHS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
59% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. CHS: 1.60 )
CHS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 1.88
Current: 1.6

0.24
1.88
Share Buyback Rate 4.30
CHS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 654 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 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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Price/Tangible Book 4.00
CHS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
64% of the 953 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. CHS: 4.00 )
CHS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 11.79
Current: 4

0.91
11.79
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.10
CHS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
67% of the 560 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. CHS: 1.10 )
CHS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 7.06
Current: 1.1

0.44
7.06
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
CHS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 1025 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CHS: 0.70 )
CHS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 4.27
Current: 0.7

0.28
4.27
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.50
CHS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
60% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CHS: 1.50 )
CHS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 1.64
Current: 1.5

0.6
1.64
Price/Graham Number 2.60
CHS's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
66% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. CHS: 2.60 )
CHS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.12   Max: 4.51
Current: 2.6

1.12
4.51
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.00
CHS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
52% of the 983 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. CHS: 6.00 )
CHS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 15.2
Current: 6

0.9
15.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 38.10
CHS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
95% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.57 vs. CHS: 38.10 )
CHS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -26.8   Max: 62.4
Current: 38.1

-26.8
62.4

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Apparel Stores
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Traded in other countries:YC8.Germany
Chico's FAS, Inc., 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: Chico's, White House Black Market (WHBM), Soma Intimates, and Boston Proper. Its brands are all specialty retailers of private label women's 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 2, 2013, the Company operated approximately 1,357 stores across 48 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It also mails catalogs and operates an e-commerce website and a call center, which sells its merchandise nationally and internationally. The Chico's 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, innovative 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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