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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 : 6/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt 0.08
CWTR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
60% of the 1083 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. CWTR: 0.08 )
CWTR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.08

Equity to Asset -0.06
CWTR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
62% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. CWTR: -0.06 )
CWTR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.06   Max: 0.65
Current: -0.06

-0.06
0.65
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 0.49
M-Score: -3.58
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 : 2/10

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Operating margin (%) -9.25
CWTR's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1074 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. CWTR: -9.25 )
CWTR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -12.38   Max: 8.53
Current: -9.25

-12.38
8.53
Net-margin (%) -11.02
CWTR's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. CWTR: -11.02 )
CWTR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -12.9   Max: 5.33
Current: -11.02

-12.9
5.33
ROE (%) -220.38
CWTR's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 1056 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9.28 vs. CWTR: -220.38 )
CWTR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -220.38   Max: 23.93
Current: -220.38

-220.38
23.93
ROA (%) -23.66
CWTR's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 1072 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. CWTR: -23.66 )
CWTR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -24.13   Max: 11.91
Current: -23.66

-24.13
11.91
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -39.96
CWTR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.54 vs. CWTR: -39.96 )
CWTR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -42.6   Max: 48.8
Current: -39.96

-42.6
48.8
Revenue Growth (%) -18.70
CWTR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 785 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. CWTR: -18.70 )
CWTR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -18.7   Max: 28.7
Current: -18.7

-18.7
28.7
EPS Growth (%) 3.20
CWTR's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.30 vs. CWTR: 3.20 )
CWTR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -45   Max: 169.4
Current: 3.2

-45
169.4
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

CWTR Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Chuck Royce 1,183,409 sh (+68.83%)
Jim Simons 458,457 sh (-4.07%)
Mario Gabelli 98,500 sh (-9.22%)
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Q2 2013

CWTR Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Chuck Royce 1,457,203 sh (+23.14%)
Mario Gabelli 91,500 sh (-7.11%)
Jim Simons 204,382 sh (-55.42%)
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Q3 2013

CWTR Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 81,800 sh (-10.6%)
Chuck Royce 797,003 sh (-45.31%)
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Q4 2013

CWTR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 176,294 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 103,000 sh (+25.92%)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CWTR

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Gabelli 2013-12-31 Add 25.92%$0.677 - $1.73 $ 0.13-87%103000
Mario Gabelli 2011-12-31 Reduce -55.5%0.01%$3.26 - $5.12 $ 0.13-97%469000
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -52.27%0.02%$9.12 - $12.72 $ 0.13-99%1137000
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Ratios

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EV-to-EBIT 0.30
CWTR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
80% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.30 vs. CWTR: 0.30 )
CWTR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.1   Max: 39.5
Current: 0.3

8.1
39.5

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 0.01
CWTR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
75% of the 1025 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CWTR: 0.01 )
CWTR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 6.49
Current: 0.01

0.09
6.49
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 382.70
CWTR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
79% of the 983 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. CWTR: 382.70 )
CWTR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.5   Max: 12.3
Current: 382.7

2.5
12.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -638.46
CWTR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
57% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 10.57 vs. CWTR: -638.46 )
CWTR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5.9   Max: 53.3
Current: -638.46

-5.9
53.3

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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Traded in other countries:UC41.Germany
Coldwater Creek was founded in 1984. The Company is a specialty retailer of women's apparel, accessories, jewelry, and gift items. The Company's proprietary merchandise assortment reflects a sophisticated yet relaxed and casual lifestyle. A commitment to providing superior customer service is manifest in all aspects of its business. It conducts business in two operating segments: retail and direct. The retail segment consists of premium retail stores, factory outlet stores, and day spas. The direct segment consists of sales generated through its e-commerce website and from orders taken from customers over the phone and through the mail. Retail Segment - As of February 2, 2013, it operated 349 premium retail stores throughout the United States at an average size of approximately 5,700 square feet per store. The Company also operates its Coldwater Creek, The Spa concept in 8 locations. These day spas offer a complete menu of spa treatments, including massages, facials, body treatments, manicures and pedicures. In addition to spa treatments, the day spas carry an assortment of relevant apparel as well as lines of personal care products. The Company's day spas are staffed with experienced professionals in all treatment areas. Direct Segment - It use its e-commerce website, www.coldwatercreek.com, to cost-effectively reach its customer base and provide another convenient shopping alternative for customers. The website features the entire full-price merchandise offering found in its catalogs and also serves as an efficient promotional vehicle for the clearance of excess inventory. The women's retail apparel market is highly competitive. Competitors range from specialty apparel retail companies such as Chico's FAS, Inc. (Chico's), The Talbots, Inc. (Talbots), Christopher & Banks Corporation (Christopher & Banks) and ANN INC., to small single channel catalog, e-commerce and retail store companies. The Company's registered trademarks include Coldwater Creek, Coldwater Creek The Spa and the stylized Coldwater Creek logo.

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