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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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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 36.15
COLM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
74% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.39 vs. COLM: 36.15 )
COLM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.07   Max: No Debt
Current: 36.15

Equity to Asset 0.82
COLM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
91% of the 747 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. COLM: 0.82 )
COLM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 0.87
Current: 0.82

0.42
0.87
Interest Coverage No Debt
COLM's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
92% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 64.73 vs. COLM: No Debt )
COLM' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 12.33   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

12.33
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 7.86
M-Score: -3.02
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 7.82
COLM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 732 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.45 vs. COLM: 7.82 )
COLM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 6.96   Max: 20.05
Current: 7.82

6.96
20.05
Net-margin (%) 5.60
COLM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 732 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. COLM: 5.60 )
COLM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 5.19   Max: 12.66
Current: 5.6

5.19
12.66
ROE (%) 7.58
COLM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.66 vs. COLM: 7.58 )
COLM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 6.72   Max: 35.57
Current: 7.58

6.72
35.57
ROA (%) 5.88
COLM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 735 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. COLM: 5.88 )
COLM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 5.53   Max: 22.52
Current: 5.88

5.53
22.52
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 18.85
COLM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 733 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 15.48 vs. COLM: 18.85 )
COLM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 15.44   Max: 53.52
Current: 18.85

15.44
53.52
Revenue Growth (%) 3.70
COLM's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. COLM: 3.70 )
COLM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 18.5
Current: 3.7

1.4
18.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 6.10
COLM's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 511 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. COLM: 6.10 )
COLM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -14   Max: 34.9
Current: 6.1

-14
34.9
EPS Growth (%) 6.40
COLM's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. COLM: 6.40 )
COLM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -17.1   Max: 43.9
Current: 6.4

-17.1
43.9
» COLM's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

COLM Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Murray Stahl 5,643 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 189,368 sh (+48.97%)
Ken Fisher 48,400 sh (+4.31%)
Chuck Royce 1,543,613 sh (-7.25%)
Jeff Auxier 5,004 sh (-9.08%)
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Q4 2013

COLM Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Murray Stahl 7,001 sh (+24.07%)
Joel Greenblatt 193,265 sh (+2.06%)
Ken Fisher 48,400 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier Sold Out
Chuck Royce 1,423,635 sh (-7.77%)
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Q1 2014

COLM Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 9,100 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 3,949 sh (New)
Jim Simons 21,202 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 324,355 sh (+67.83%)
Murray Stahl 9,572 sh (+36.72%)
Ken Fisher 43,700 sh (-9.71%)
Chuck Royce 1,253,026 sh (-11.98%)
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Q2 2014

COLM Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ken Fisher 43,700 sh (unchged)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with COLM

(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
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 67.83%0.16%$72.85 - $85.34 $ 74.76-6%324355
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 48.97%0.12%$56.01 - $66.54 $ 74.7623%189368
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 42.98%0.1%$57.07 - $62.65 $ 74.7625%127120
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 New Buy0.26%$48.68 - $59.06 $ 74.7638%88905
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 24.40
COLM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
65% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 24.40 vs. COLM: 24.40 )
COLM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.83   Max: 30.76
Current: 24.4

7.83
30.76
P/B 2.10
COLM's P/B is ranked higher than
57% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. COLM: 2.10 )
COLM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 4.01
Current: 2.1

0.93
4.01
P/S 1.48
COLM's P/S is ranked higher than
51% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. COLM: 1.48 )
COLM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 2.63
Current: 1.48

0.71
2.63
PFCF 14.50
COLM's PFCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 67.44 vs. COLM: 14.50 )
COLM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.65   Max: 311.91
Current: 14.5

6.65
311.91
EV-to-EBIT 13.69
COLM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 18.40 vs. COLM: 13.69 )
COLM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.8   Max: 21.5
Current: 13.69

4.8
21.5
PEG 2.90
COLM's PEG is ranked higher than
79% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. COLM: 2.90 )
COLM' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 19.82
Current: 2.9

0.56
19.82
Shiller P/E 27.30
COLM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. COLM: 27.30 )
COLM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.35   Max: 31.45
Current: 27.3

7.35
31.45
Current Ratio 5.78
COLM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 749 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. COLM: 5.78 )
COLM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 7.44
Current: 5.78

1.5
7.44
Quick Ratio 4.38
COLM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 749 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. COLM: 4.38 )
COLM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 5.48
Current: 4.38

0.73
5.48

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.38
COLM's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
66% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. COLM: 1.38 )
COLM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 2.49
Current: 1.38

0.21
2.49
Dividend Payout 0.32
COLM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
86% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. COLM: 0.32 )
COLM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 2
Current: 0.32

0.08
2
Dividend growth (3y) 7.10
COLM's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
76% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: -2.10 vs. COLM: 7.10 )
COLM' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 67.7
Current: 7.1

0
67.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.11
COLM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
54% of the 530 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. COLM: 2.11 )
COLM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 3.74
Current: 2.11

0.32
3.74
Share Buyback Rate -0.60
COLM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
64% of the 422 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. COLM: -0.60 )
COLM' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.8   Max: -11.5
Current: -0.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 9.10
COLM's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
93% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. COLM: 9.10 )
COLM' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 6.3   Max: 1585
Current: 9.1

6.3
1585
Price/Net Current Asset Value 4.20
COLM's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. COLM: 4.20 )
COLM' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.34   Max: 125
Current: 4.2

2.34
125
Price/Tangible Book 2.20
COLM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
61% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. COLM: 2.20 )
COLM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.15   Max: 7.41
Current: 2.2

1.15
7.41
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.70
COLM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
79% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. COLM: 1.70 )
COLM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 3.43
Current: 1.7

0.69
3.43
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
COLM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. COLM: 1.10 )
COLM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 2.18
Current: 1.1

0.52
2.18
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.40
COLM's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. COLM: 2.40 )
COLM' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 3.51
Current: 2.4

0.68
3.51
Price/Graham Number 1.50
COLM's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
67% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. COLM: 1.50 )
COLM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 3.14
Current: 1.5

0.81
3.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.40
COLM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
65% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. COLM: 7.40 )
COLM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 20.6
Current: 7.4

4.6
20.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 11.21
COLM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
78% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.23 vs. COLM: 11.21 )
COLM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -9.5   Max: 33.2
Current: 11.21

-9.5
33.2

Business Description

Industry: Manufacturing - Apparel & Furniture » Apparel Manufacturing
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Traded in other countries:CUW.Germany
Columbia Sportswear Company was founded in 1938 in Portland, Oregon, as a small, family-owned, regional hat distributor and incorporated in 1961. The Company is engaged in the design, sourcing, marketing and distribution of active outdoor apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment. Its four main brands are Columbia, Mountain Hardwear, Sorel and Montrail. Its products feature designs that protect outdoor enthusiasts from the elements, increase comfort and make outdoor activities more enjoyable. The Company provides apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment for use various outdoor activities by men, women and youth, designed to keep the consumer warm or cool, dry and protected. Its products serve consumers including mountain climbers, winter outdoor enthusiasts, hunting and fishing enthusiasts, top endurance trail runners, and outdoor-inspired consumers. It also markets licensed collegiate apparel and accessories under its Columbia brand. The Company develops and manages its merchandise in two principal categories: apparel, accessories and equipment; and footwear. The Company's apparel, accessories and equipment are designed to be used during outdoor activities, such as skiing, snowboarding, hiking, climbing, mountaineering, camping, hunting, fishing, trail running, water sports and adventure travel. The Company's footwear products include durable, lightweight hiking boots, trail running shoes, rugged cold weather boots for activities on snow and ice, sandals for use in amphibious activities, and casual shoes for everyday use. Its Sorel brand offers premium cold weather footwear for men, women and youth along with a Spring offering for men and women, with an increasing focus on young, fashion-conscious female consumers. The Company's brands are distributed through a mix of wholesale distribution channels, own direct-to-consumer channels (retail stores and e-commerce), independent distributors and licensees. The Company sells its products directly to consumers through own network of branded and outlet retail stores and online in each of its geographic segments. The Company's products are subject to domestic and foreign product safety and environmental standards, laws and other regulations.
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