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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 : 7/10

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Cash to Debt 1.71
COA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
67% of the 1126 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. COA: 1.71 )
COA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.84   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.71

Equity to Asset 0.37
COA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
55% of the 1117 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. COA: 0.37 )
COA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 0.83
Current: 0.37

0.32
0.83
F-Score: 1
Z-Score: 5.62
M-Score: -2.58
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 : 4/10

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Operating margin (%) -6.89
COA's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1081 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.46 vs. COA: -6.89 )
COA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -6.89   Max: 3.51
Current: -6.89

-6.89
3.51
Net-margin (%) -7.33
COA's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1081 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.54 vs. COA: -7.33 )
COA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -7.33   Max: 3.1
Current: -7.33

-7.33
3.1
ROE (%) -44.49
COA's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1063 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9.36 vs. COA: -44.49 )
COA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -44.49   Max: 8.61
Current: -44.49

-44.49
8.61
ROA (%) -17.10
COA's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1079 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.38 vs. COA: -17.10 )
COA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -35.73   Max: 5.36
Current: -17.1

-35.73
5.36
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -142.05
COA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 1078 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.96 vs. COA: -142.05 )
COA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -971.88   Max: 61.06
Current: -142.05

-971.88
61.06
Revenue Growth (%) 10.20
COA's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 982 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. COA: 10.20 )
COA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -10.5   Max: 26.6
Current: 10.2

-10.5
26.6
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Guru Investment Theses on Coastal Contacts Inc

Mario Gabelli Comments on Coastal Contacts - Apr 30, 2014

Coastal Contacts Inc. (COA)(0.2%) (COA - $11.21 - NASDAQ) is a Vancouver based direct-to-consumer optical products manufacturer and retailer, with over 5 million customers worldwide. On February 27, 2014, the company received a CAD 12.45 cash merger offer from Essilor International. Essilor is a French ophthalmic optics company and a world leader in the corrective lense space. The deal is currently pending approval by Canadian authorities and shareholders, and we expect the deal to close by mid-May.

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Mario Gabelli Comments on Coastal Contacts
Coastal Contacts Inc. (COA)(0.2%) (COA - $11.21 - NASDAQ) is a Vancouver based direct-to-consumer optical products manufacturer and retailer, with over 5 million customers worldwide. On February 27, 2014, the company received a CAD 12.45 cash merger offer from Essilor International. Essilor is a French ophthalmic optics company and a world leader in the corrective lense space. The deal is currently pending approval by Canadian authorities and shareholders, and we expect the deal to close by mid-May. Read more...

Ratios

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P/B 12.57
COA's P/B is ranked lower than
58% of the 1171 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. COA: 12.57 )
COA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 12.62
Current: 12.57

1.09
12.62
P/S 1.84
COA's P/S is ranked higher than
50% of the 1171 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. COA: 1.84 )
COA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 2.2
Current: 1.84

0.31
2.2
EV-to-EBIT -23.59
COA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
60% of the 1171 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 16.27 vs. COA: -23.59 )
COA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.9   Max: 149.2
Current: -23.59

9.9
149.2
Current Ratio 1.13
COA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. COA: 1.13 )
COA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 5.34
Current: 1.13

1.01
5.34
Quick Ratio 0.51
COA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. COA: 0.51 )
COA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 4.42
Current: 0.51

0.5
4.42

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 43.40
COA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
56% of the 1171 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.81 vs. COA: 43.40 )
COA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.27   Max: 33.33
Current: 43.4

2.27
33.33
Price/Median PS Value 2.30
COA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
56% of the 1171 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. COA: 2.30 )
COA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 2.37
Current: 2.3

0.46
2.37
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 0.40
COA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
60% of the 839 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 8.99 vs. COA: 0.40 )
COA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.3   Max: 38.2
Current: 0.4

-0.3
38.2

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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Traded in other countries:COA.Canada, COA.Sweden, C9R1.Germany
Coastal Contacts Inc. was incorporated under the Canada Business Corporations Act on December 14, 2000. The Company is an online retailer of vision care products. It is a direct-to-consumer retailer of vision care products and services. The Company sells contact lenses, eyeglasses and related products mainly through the Company's internet websites, although customers may also place orders over the telephone. It has operations and distribution centers in North America, Europe and Australia. The Company sells contact lenses manufactured by multinational companies such as Johnson and Johnson Inc., CIBA Vision Corporation (a division of Alcon), Bausch & Lomb Inc. and Coopervision Inc. It sells eyeglasses, which are mainly assembled in the Company's own laboratories, composed of frames and lenses purchased from a variety of different suppliers. The frames it uses in its eyeglasses include both branded frames and the Company's own private label frames such as Derek Cardigan, Kam Dhillon, Ltede and Joseph Marc. The Company also sells a variety of vision related products such as sunglasses and contact lens solutions including its own Healthy Eyes brand multipurpose contact lens solution for soft contact lenses. It offers substantially all of the soft contact lenses produced by the contact lens manufacturers, including Johnson & Johnson Inc., CIBA Vision Corporation, Bausch & Lomb Inc. and Coopervision Inc. The Company conducts all of its product fulfillment operations from the Company's distribution facilities in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Stockholm, Sweden; Blaine, Washington and Sydney, Australia.
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