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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
CSS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
86% of the 1083 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. CSS: No Debt )
CSS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.82
CSS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
95% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. CSS: 0.82 )
CSS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 0.86
Current: 0.82

0.41
0.86
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 4.57
M-Score: -2.71
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 (%) 7.82
CSS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1067 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. CSS: 7.82 )
CSS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -6.91   Max: 11.18
Current: 7.82

-6.91
11.18
Net-margin (%) 4.18
CSS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1066 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.93 vs. CSS: 4.18 )
CSS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -5.29   Max: 12.05
Current: 4.18

-5.29
12.05
ROE (%) 6.12
CSS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1049 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9.28 vs. CSS: 6.12 )
CSS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -10.19   Max: 19.45
Current: 6.12

-10.19
19.45
ROA (%) 5.27
CSS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1065 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.71 vs. CSS: 5.27 )
CSS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -8.43   Max: 12.59
Current: 5.27

-8.43
12.59
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 24.56
CSS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1066 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.96 vs. CSS: 24.56 )
CSS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -20.39   Max: 27.97
Current: 24.56

-20.39
27.97
Revenue Growth (%) -6.50
CSS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 786 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. CSS: -6.50 )
CSS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -6.5   Max: 26.9
Current: -6.5

-6.5
26.9
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

CSS Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Chuck Royce 1,382,821 sh (+0.36%)
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Q2 2013

CSS Guru Trades in Q2 2013

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Q3 2013

CSS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Joel Greenblatt 22,397 sh (+0.99%)
Chuck Royce 1,392,820 sh (+0.03%)
Jim Simons 30,799 sh (-33.62%)
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Q4 2013

CSS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 22,494 sh (+0.43%)
Chuck Royce 1,379,787 sh (-0.94%)
Jim Simons 21,200 sh (-31.17%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CSS

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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 13.50
CSS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 17.80 vs. CSS: 13.50 )
CSS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.5   Max: 54.49
Current: 13.5

6.5
54.49
P/B 0.92
CSS's P/B is ranked higher than
79% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. CSS: 0.92 )
CSS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 1.94
Current: 0.92

0.41
1.94
P/S 0.76
CSS's P/S is ranked higher than
52% of the 1107 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. CSS: 0.76 )
CSS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 0.91
Current: 0.76

0.23
0.91
PFCF 10.31
CSS's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 19.33 vs. CSS: 10.31 )
CSS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.04   Max: 60.68
Current: 10.31

3.04
60.68
EV-to-EBIT 6.93
CSS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
83% of the 968 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.34 vs. CSS: 6.93 )
CSS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.2   Max: 14.2
Current: 6.93

4.2
14.2
Shiller P/E 33.61
CSS's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
63% of the 541 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.92 vs. CSS: 33.61 )
CSS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.81   Max: 37.27
Current: 33.61

4.81
37.27

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.30
CSS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
58% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. CSS: 2.30 )
CSS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 5.42
Current: 2.3

0.5
5.42
Dividend Payout 0.11
CSS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
66% of the 633 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. CSS: 0.11 )
CSS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.21
Current: 0.11

0.04
0.21
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.30
CSS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
50% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. CSS: 2.30 )
CSS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 5.42
Current: 2.3

0.5
5.42
Share Buyback Rate 0.20
CSS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
83% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. CSS: 0.20 )
CSS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 7.2   Max: -0.3
Current: 0.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 18.54
CSS's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
70% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 10.60 vs. CSS: 18.54 )
CSS' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 5.25   Max: 22.58
Current: 18.54

5.25
22.58
Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.13
CSS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. CSS: 2.13 )
CSS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.04   Max: 375.84
Current: 2.13

2.04
375.84
Price/Tangible Book 1.10
CSS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
74% of the 937 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. CSS: 1.10 )
CSS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 3.35
Current: 1.1

0.84
3.35
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.47
CSS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
93% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. CSS: 0.47 )
CSS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 5.12
Current: 0.47

0.28
5.12
Price/Median PS Value 1.25
CSS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
52% of the 1015 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CSS: 1.25 )
CSS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 2.33
Current: 1.25

0.57
2.33
Price/Graham Number 0.81
CSS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
78% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. CSS: 0.81 )
CSS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 2.52
Current: 0.81

0.65
2.52
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 14.40
CSS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
85% of the 983 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. CSS: 14.40 )
CSS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 7   Max: 24.1
Current: 14.4

7
24.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 9.26
CSS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
72% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 10.63 vs. CSS: 9.26 )
CSS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 5.1   Max: 25.4
Current: 9.26

5.1
25.4

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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CSS Industries, Inc. was incorporated in Delaware. It is a consumer products Company engaged in the design, manufacture, procurement, distribution and sale of seasonal and all occasion social expression products. These seasonal and all occasion products include decorative ribbons and bows, boxed greeting cards, gift tags, gift wrap, gift bags, gift boxes, gift card holders, decorative tissue paper, decorations, classroom exchange Valentines, floral accessories, Halloween masks, costumes, make-up and novelties, Easter egg dyes and novelties, craft and educational products, stickers, memory books, stationery, journals, notecards, infant and wedding photo albums, scrapbooks, and other gift items that commemorate life's celebrations. CSS' product breadth provides its retail customers the opportunity to use a single vendor for much of their seasonal product requirements. The Company's products are manufactured, packaged and/or warehoused in ten facilities located in the United States, with the remainder purchased from manufacturers in Asia and Mexico. The Company's products are sold to its customers by national and regional account sales managers, sales representatives, and product specialists and by a network of independent manufacturers' representatives. CSS continually invests in product and packaging design and product knowledge to assure that it can continue to provide unique added value to its customers. The brands include Paper Magic, Berwick, Offray, Cleo, C.R. Gibson, Lion Ribbon Company, Markings, Creative Papers, Tapestry, Seastone, Dudley's, Don Post Studios, Eureka, Learning Playground, Stickerfitti and iota. The Company competes with various domestic and foreign companies in each of its product offerings. Its competitors are American Greetings Corporation and Hallmark Cards, Incorporated. The Company's business is subject to numerous federal, state, provincial, local and foreign laws and regulations, including laws and regulations with respect to labor and employment, product safety, including regulations enforced by the United States Consumer Products Safety Commission, import and export activities, the Internet and e-commerce, antitrust issues, taxes, chemical usage, air emissions, wastewater and storm water discharges and the generation, handling, storage, transportation, treatment and disposal of waste materials, including hazardous materials.

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