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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.09
EXPR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
74% of the 1286 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. EXPR: 1.09 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.16   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.09

Equity to Asset 0.40
EXPR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
63% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. EXPR: 0.40 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.11   Max: 0.41
Current: 0.4

-0.11
0.41
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.67
M-Score: -2.56
WACC vs ROIC
17.93%
20.67%
WACC
ROIC
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 (%) 6.75
EXPR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1288 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. EXPR: 6.75 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 13.07
Current: 6.75

0.21
13.07
Net-margin (%) 3.45
EXPR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1288 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.24 vs. EXPR: 3.45 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.67   Max: 6.79
Current: 3.45

-1.67
6.79
ROE (%) 15.61
EXPR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1266 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.68 vs. EXPR: 15.61 )
EXPR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -8.15   Max: 116.06
Current: 15.61

-8.15
116.06
ROA (%) 6.20
EXPR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1292 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.12 vs. EXPR: 6.20 )
EXPR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -3.08   Max: 16.27
Current: 6.2

-3.08
16.27
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 33.41
EXPR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1288 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.81 vs. EXPR: 33.41 )
EXPR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.09   Max: 123.54
Current: 33.41

3.09
123.54
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.60
EXPR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1084 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. EXPR: 5.60 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 5.6
Current: 5.6

0
5.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 2.10
EXPR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. EXPR: 2.10 )
EXPR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 10.3
Current: 2.1

0
10.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -2.50
EXPR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 852 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. EXPR: -2.50 )
EXPR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -2.5
Current: -2.5

» EXPR's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

EXPR Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 18,355 sh (New)
NWQ Managers 1,980,052 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 1,569,902 sh (+119.17%)
Robert Olstein 523,000 sh (+13.7%)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 13,500 sh (-63.22%)
Steven Cohen 30,330 sh (-78.62%)
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Q2 2014

EXPR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Michael Price 50,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,118,200 sh (+5992.07%)
Robert Olstein 707,000 sh (+35.18%)
NWQ Managers 2,198,380 sh (+11.03%)
Michael Price 50,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Q3 2014

EXPR Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Caxton Associates 50,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 16,400 sh (New)
John Burbank 12,153 sh (New)
Michael Price 103,159 sh (+106.32%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Robert Olstein 704,000 sh (-0.42%)
NWQ Managers 1,535,934 sh (-30.13%)
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Q4 2014

EXPR Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Westport Asset Management 116,217 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 845,834 sh (New)
Eric Mindich 1,929,965 sh (New)
Robert Olstein 792,000 sh (+12.5%)
NWQ Managers 1,690,025 sh (+10.03%)
Michael Price 103,159 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with EXPR

(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
Robert Olstein 2014-12-31 Add 12.5%0.16%$12.91 - $15.3 $ 13.66-5%792000
John Burbank 2014-12-31 Sold Out $12.91 - $15.3 $ 13.66-5%0
NWQ Managers 2014-09-30 Reduce -30.13%0.11%$13.97 - $17.34 $ 13.66-14%1535934
Michael Price 2014-09-30 Add 106.32%0.1%$13.97 - $17.34 $ 13.66-14%103159
John Burbank 2014-09-30 New Buy$13.97 - $17.34 $ 13.66-14%12153
Robert Olstein 2014-06-30 Add 35.18%0.42%$12.61 - $17.04 $ 13.66-8%707000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.38%$12.61 - $17.04 $ 13.66-8%0
NWQ Managers 2014-03-31 New Buy0.27%$15.49 - $19.13 $ 13.66-22%1980052
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 119.17%0.21%$15.49 - $19.13 $ 13.66-22%1569902
Robert Olstein 2014-03-31 Add 13.7%0.13%$15.49 - $19.13 $ 13.66-22%523000
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Guru Investment Theses on Express, Inc.

Robert Olstein Comments on Express Inc - Sep 10, 2014

On June 12, 2014, Express, Inc (EXPR). confirmed that it had received a letter from Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm that owns approximately 9.9% of the company’s outstanding shares, indicating interest in acquiring the company.

From Robert Olstein (Trades, Portfolio)’s The Olstein Strategic Opportunities Fund’s 2014 Second Quarter Letter to Shareholders.

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Top Ranked Articles about Express, Inc.

Westport Buys Apparel Retailer Express During Q4
Andrew J. Knuth founded Westport Asset Management (Trades, Portfolio) in 1983 with a focus on investing in small-cap companies for institutional clients. Read more...
Robert Olstein Comments on Express Inc
On June 12, 2014, Express, Inc (EXPR). confirmed that it had received a letter from Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm that owns approximately 9.9% of the company’s outstanding shares, indicating interest in acquiring the company. Read more...
Express Offers Attractive Free Cash Flow with 45% Upside Potential
In today’s ever challenging and volatile retail industry, investors are afraid of investing in retailers since some well-established retailers have declined by 15% to 20% in a day after reporting disappointed earning results. However, as investors throw in the towel in the retail sector, it indeed provides outstanding investment opportunities. Today, I will provide my analysis about Express (EXPR), which has healthy balance sheet to withstand today’s brutal retail environment and defensible 10.7x FCF/P valuation. In other words, Express can pay its shareholders back all their investment in about 10.7 years. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 15.70
EXPR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 27.30 vs. EXPR: 15.70 )
EXPR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.1   Max: 18.53
Current: 15.7

7.1
18.53
Forward P/E 13.95
EXPR's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 24.04 vs. EXPR: 13.95 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 15.70
EXPR's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 27.00 vs. EXPR: 15.70 )
EXPR' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.09   Max: 18.45
Current: 15.7

7.09
18.45
P/B 2.30
EXPR's P/B is ranked higher than
69% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. EXPR: 2.30 )
EXPR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.08   Max: 16.06
Current: 2.3

2.08
16.06
P/S 0.50
EXPR's P/S is ranked higher than
77% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. EXPR: 0.50 )
EXPR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 1.1
Current: 0.5

0.46
1.1
PFCF 28.10
EXPR's PFCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 43.30 vs. EXPR: 28.10 )
EXPR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.03   Max: 33.35
Current: 28.1

6.03
33.35
POCF 7.49
EXPR's POCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.20 vs. EXPR: 7.49 )
EXPR' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.06   Max: 10.69
Current: 7.49

4.06
10.69
EV-to-EBIT 7.49
EXPR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
92% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.35 vs. EXPR: 7.49 )
EXPR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.1   Max: 12.4
Current: 7.49

4.1
12.4
Shiller P/E 10.40
EXPR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
94% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 50.33 vs. EXPR: 10.40 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.58   Max: 12.57
Current: 10.4

9.58
12.57
Current Ratio 1.92
EXPR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 1287 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. EXPR: 1.92 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 2.09
Current: 1.92

1.16
2.09
Quick Ratio 0.87
EXPR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 1287 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. EXPR: 0.87 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 1.24
Current: 0.87

0.46
1.24
Days Inventory 67.40
EXPR's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
80% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 99.91 vs. EXPR: 67.40 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 47.74   Max: 55.24
Current: 67.4

47.74
55.24
Days Sales Outstanding 3.47
EXPR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
90% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 22.48 vs. EXPR: 3.47 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 2.86
Current: 3.47

0.93
2.86

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 3.70
EXPR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
66% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. EXPR: 3.70 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 4.04   Max: 98.22
Current: 3.7

4.04
98.22
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.80
EXPR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. EXPR: 0.80 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 0.91
Current: 0.8

0.65
0.91
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
EXPR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. EXPR: 0.70 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 1.36
Current: 0.7

0.63
1.36
Price/Graham Number 1.60
EXPR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
78% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.59 vs. EXPR: 1.60 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.62   Max: 8.21
Current: 1.6

1.62
8.21
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 13.40
EXPR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1286 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. EXPR: 13.40 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 8.1   Max: 24.1
Current: 13.4

8.1
24.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 10.04
EXPR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
76% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.45 vs. EXPR: 10.04 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 9.1   Max: 38.5
Current: 10.04

9.1
38.5

Analyst Estimate

Jan15 Jan16 Jan17
Revenue(Mil) 2,158 2,215 2,266
EPS($) 0.78 0.97 1.04
EPS without NRI($) 0.78 0.97 1.04

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Apparel Stores
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Traded in other countries:02Z.Germany,
Express, Inc., is a Delaware corporation. The Company is a specialty apparel and accessory retailer offering both women's and men's merchandise. It offers its customers an assortment of fashionable apparel and accessories to address fashion needs across multiple aspects of their lifestyles, including work, casual, jeanswear, and going-out occasions. As of February 1, 2014, it operated 632 stores across the United States, in Canada, and in Puerto Rico. Its stores are located primarily in high-traffic shopping malls, lifestyle centers, and street locations, and average approximately 8,700 gross square feet. It also sells its products through its e-commerce website, express.com, and has franchise agreements with franchisees that operate Express stores in Latin America and the Middle East. The Company centrally distributes its products from distribution centers in Columbus and Groveport, Ohio that are owned and operated by third parties. It competes with other brick-and-mortar and e-commerce retailers that engage in the retail sale of women's and men's apparel, accessories, and similar merchandise. The Company is subject to labor and employment laws, including minimum wage requirements, laws governing advertising and promotions, privacy laws, safety regulations, and other laws, such as consumer protection regulations that govern product standards and regulations with respect to the operation of its stores.
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Articles On GuruFocus.com
Westport Buys Apparel Retailer Express During Q4 Feb 11 2015 
Is Express Inc. Following The Foot Steps Of Abercrombie & Fitch? Dec 05 2014 
Robert Olstein Comments on Express Inc Sep 10 2014 
The Olstein Strategic Opportunities Fund’s 2014 Second Quarter Letter to Shareholders Sep 10 2014 
Express Offers Attractive Free Cash Flow with 45% Upside Potential May 27 2014 
Giant Retailer Holds the Secret to Achieving Solid Profits Feb 11 2014 
Avoid Distressed Stocks With This Easy Formula Jan 31 2014 
Express Down 10% on Weak Guidance and Ackman Praises NCL's Plea for Herbalife Investigation Mar 13 2013 
Billionaire Ken Griffin Dresses Down, Dumps Express (EXPR) Mar 07 2013 
Value Hedge Fund Betting on Apparel: Michael Kors (KORS) Mar 01 2013 

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