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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 No Debt
DEST's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
94% of the 1083 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

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

Equity to Asset 0.61
DEST's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
76% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. DEST: 0.61 )
DEST' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.61
Current: 0.61

0.05
0.61
Interest Coverage 67.31
DEST's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
73% of the 776 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 34.17 vs. DEST: 67.31 )
DEST' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 67.31
Current: 67.31

0.29
67.31
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 6.55
M-Score: -2.55
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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history
Operating margin (%) 6.94
DEST's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1074 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. DEST: 6.94 )
DEST' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -5.51   Max: 7.73
Current: 6.94

-5.51
7.73
Net-margin (%) 4.43
DEST's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. DEST: 4.43 )
DEST' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -7.66   Max: 4.43
Current: 4.43

-7.66
4.43
ROE (%) 19.52
DEST's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1056 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.28 vs. DEST: 19.52 )
DEST' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -191.95   Max: 39.59
Current: 19.52

-191.95
39.59
ROA (%) 11.51
DEST's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1072 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. DEST: 11.51 )
DEST' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -20.76   Max: 11.57
Current: 11.51

-20.76
11.57
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 35.99
DEST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.54 vs. DEST: 35.99 )
DEST' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -29.31   Max: 35.99
Current: 35.99

-29.31
35.99
Revenue Growth (%) -1.30
DEST's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 785 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. DEST: -1.30 )
DEST' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -6.3   Max: 33.6
Current: -1.3

-6.3
33.6
EBITDA Growth (%) 2.20
DEST's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 669 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. DEST: 2.20 )
DEST' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -18.1   Max: 124.3
Current: 2.2

-18.1
124.3
EPS Growth (%) 10.20
DEST's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.30 vs. DEST: 10.20 )
DEST' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -11.5   Max: 81.7
Current: 10.2

-11.5
81.7
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Latest Guru Trades with DEST

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$29.15 - $32.54 $ 26.51-14%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -27.12%0.01%$25.8 - $31.79 $ 26.51-9%31196
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -47.5%0.05%$22.42 - $25.7 $ 26.519%42805
John Keeley 2013-06-30 Add 140.69%0.02%$22.42 - $25.7 $ 26.519%55600
Michael Price 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.11%$16.82 - $21.96 $ 26.5142%0
Michael Price 2012-06-30 Reduce -90.51%0.88%$18.08 - $22.05 $ 26.5134%34878
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 New Buy0.1%$18.08 - $22.05 $ 26.5134%60930
Michael Price 2011-06-30 Reduce -32.79%0.62%$15.91 - $24.9 $ 26.5126%375643
John Keeley 2011-06-30 Add 27.34%$15.91 - $24.9 $ 26.5126%20400
John Keeley 2011-03-31 New Buy0.01%$18.965 - $23.2 $ 26.5124%16020
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 14.70
DEST's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
73% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.70 vs. DEST: 14.70 )
DEST' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.31   Max: 2033.33
Current: 14.7

7.31
2033.33
P/B 2.80
DEST's P/B is ranked lower than
57% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. DEST: 2.80 )
DEST' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 3.75
Current: 2.8

0.46
3.75
P/S 0.66
DEST's P/S is ranked higher than
55% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. DEST: 0.66 )
DEST' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.8
Current: 0.66

0.05
0.8
PFCF 27.50
DEST's PFCF is ranked lower than
52% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.33 vs. DEST: 27.50 )
DEST' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 142.77
Current: 27.5

1.04
142.77
EV-to-EBIT 9.00
DEST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
76% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.30 vs. DEST: 9.00 )
DEST' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.5   Max: 38.3
Current: 9

4.5
38.3
Shiller P/E 54.00
DEST's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
73% of the 541 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.42 vs. DEST: 54.00 )
DEST' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.86   Max: 859
Current: 54

6.86
859

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 2.88
DEST's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
70% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. DEST: 2.88 )
DEST' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 4.69
Current: 2.88

0.74
4.69
Dividend Payout 0.41
DEST's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
54% of the 645 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. DEST: 0.41 )
DEST' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 1.03
Current: 0.41

0.24
1.03
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.90
DEST's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
60% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. DEST: 2.90 )
DEST' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 4.69
Current: 2.9

0.74
4.69
Share Buyback Rate -1.90
DEST's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
63% of the 654 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. DEST: -1.90 )
DEST' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.3   Max: -15.7
Current: -1.9

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 3.00
DEST's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
56% of the 953 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. DEST: 3.00 )
DEST' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 27.29
Current: 3

0.98
27.29
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.20
DEST's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
62% of the 560 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. DEST: 1.20 )
DEST' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 4.95
Current: 1.2

0.28
4.95
Price/Median PS Value 2.20
DEST's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
76% of the 1025 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. DEST: 2.20 )
DEST' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 3.57
Current: 2.2

0.23
3.57
Price/Graham Number 1.40
DEST's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
58% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. DEST: 1.40 )
DEST' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 8.93
Current: 1.4

0.78
8.93
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 11.10
DEST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
78% of the 983 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. DEST: 11.10 )
DEST' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.6   Max: 22.1
Current: 11.1

2.6
22.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 5.56
DEST's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
68% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.57 vs. DEST: 5.56 )
DEST' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -10.1   Max: 43.9
Current: 5.56

-10.1
43.9

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Apparel Stores
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Destination Maternity Corporation, a Delaware corporation was incorporated in 1982. The Company is a designer and retailer of maternity apparel in the United States and operates a chain of maternity specialty stores. It began operating retail stores in 1985 and completed its initial public offering in 1993. The Company is also the exclusive provider of maternity apparel to Kohl's, which operates approximately 1,146 stores throughout the United States. The Company operates its 625 stores under three retail nameplates: Motherhood Maternity, A Pea in the Pod and Destination Maternity. In addition to its 625 stores, the Company operates 1,383 maternity apparel departments within the retailers such as Macy's, Sears, Boscov's and Gordmans. The Company is the exclusive maternity apparel provider in each of its leased department relationships. It sells its merchandise on the internet mainly at its website DestinationMaternity.com and its brand-specific websites such as Motherhood.com and APeaInThePod.com. The Company operates 34 Motherhood stores in Canada and a Motherhood website MotherhoodCanada.ca through which it also sells its merchandise. The Company currently faces competition on a nationwide basis from retailers such as Gap, H&M, Old Navy, Target and Wal-Mart.

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