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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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
EXPR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
88% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. EXPR: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
EXPR' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 1.29 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.52
EXPR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
56% of the 927 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. EXPR: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
EXPR' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.36 Max: 0.6
Current: 0.52
0.1
0.6
Interest Coverage 4.69
EXPR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
75% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.26 vs. EXPR: 4.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
EXPR' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 5.72 Max: N/A
Current: 4.69
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 5.11
M-Score: -2.97
WACC vs ROIC
8.10%
28.21%
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 8.82
EXPR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. EXPR: 8.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
EXPR' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 8.82 Max: 11.66
Current: 8.82
0.21
11.66
Net-margin (%) 4.96
EXPR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. EXPR: 4.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
EXPR' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.67  Med: 4.96 Max: 6.68
Current: 4.96
-1.67
6.68
ROE (%) 19.75
EXPR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 926 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.81 vs. EXPR: 19.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
EXPR' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.15  Med: 35.13 Max: 116.06
Current: 19.75
-8.15
116.06
ROA (%) 9.90
EXPR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.91 vs. EXPR: 9.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
EXPR' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.08  Med: 10.04 Max: 16.11
Current: 9.9
-3.08
16.11
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 43.57
EXPR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 942 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.88 vs. EXPR: 43.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
EXPR' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.9  Med: 60.42 Max: 114.71
Current: 43.57
2.9
114.71
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.90
EXPR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. EXPR: 3.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EXPR' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 1.70 Max: 5.6
Current: 3.9
0
5.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -3.10
EXPR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 649 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. EXPR: -3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EXPR' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -7.40 Max: 10.3
Current: -3.1
0
10.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -4.80
EXPR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 599 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. EXPR: -4.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EXPR' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -10.15 Max: -2.5
Current: -4.8
» EXPR's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-05-28)


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

EXPR Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 127,705 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 106,779 sh (New)
Westport Asset Management 191,217 sh (+64.53%)
NWQ Managers 1,824,164 sh (+7.94%)
Eric Mindich Sold Out
Michael Price Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Robert Olstein 552,499 sh (-30.24%)
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Q2 2015

EXPR Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Joel Greenblatt 1,057,637 sh (New)
John Hussman 250,000 sh (New)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 144,454 sh (+13.12%)
Westport Asset Management 191,217 sh (unchged)
NWQ Managers 1,773,653 sh (-2.77%)
Paul Tudor Jones 93,340 sh (-12.59%)
Robert Olstein 150,000 sh (-72.85%)
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Q3 2015

EXPR Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Lee Ainslie 33,510 sh (New)
John Hussman 400,000 sh (+60.00%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 144,454 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 191,217 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 63,279 sh (-32.21%)
NWQ Managers 795,821 sh (-55.13%)
Joel Greenblatt 106,309 sh (-89.95%)
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Q4 2015

EXPR Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Ken Heebner 50,000 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 44,710 sh (+33.42%)
John Hussman 500,000 sh (+25.00%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 156,380 sh (+8.26%)
Westport Asset Management 191,217 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 46,600 sh (-26.36%)
NWQ Managers 401,146 sh (-49.59%)
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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.

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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 13.16
EXPR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
69% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.06 vs. EXPR: 13.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
EXPR' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.93  Med: 13.91 Max: 20.9
Current: 13.16
6.93
20.9
Forward P/E 10.62
EXPR's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.92 vs. EXPR: 10.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 13.16
EXPR's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
69% of the 709 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.98 vs. EXPR: 13.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
EXPR' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.91  Med: 13.89 Max: 20.97
Current: 13.16
6.91
20.97
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 11.03
EXPR's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.23 vs. EXPR: 11.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
EXPR' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.27  Med: 12.94 Max: 21.71
Current: 11.03
9.27
21.71
P/B 2.37
EXPR's P/B is ranked lower than
66% of the 914 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. EXPR: 2.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
EXPR' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.92  Med: 4.17 Max: 16.02
Current: 2.37
1.92
16.02
P/S 0.66
EXPR's P/S is ranked lower than
53% of the 920 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. EXPR: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
EXPR' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 0.71 Max: 1.05
Current: 0.66
0.44
1.05
PFCF 13.46
EXPR's PFCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.26 vs. EXPR: 13.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
EXPR' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.38  Med: 12.71 Max: 34.52
Current: 13.46
5.38
34.52
POCF 6.70
EXPR's POCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.61 vs. EXPR: 6.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
EXPR' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.23  Med: 7.38 Max: 9.82
Current: 6.7
3.23
9.82
EV-to-EBIT 5.99
EXPR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
84% of the 729 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.59 vs. EXPR: 5.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
EXPR' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.5  Med: 7.85 Max: 12.1
Current: 5.99
4.5
12.1
EV-to-EBITDA 4.41
EXPR's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
86% of the 765 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.83 vs. EXPR: 4.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
EXPR' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.5  Med: 5.70 Max: 8.5
Current: 4.41
3.5
8.5
Current Ratio 1.67
EXPR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 889 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. EXPR: 1.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
EXPR' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.23  Med: 1.65 Max: 2.28
Current: 1.67
1.23
2.28
Quick Ratio 0.84
EXPR's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 889 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. EXPR: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
EXPR' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 0.96 Max: 1.44
Current: 0.84
0.68
1.44
Days Inventory 65.68
EXPR's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
62% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 88.17 vs. EXPR: 65.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
EXPR' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 47.74  Med: 53.08 Max: 58.27
Current: 65.68
47.74
58.27
Days Sales Outstanding 3.44
EXPR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
78% of the 716 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.00 vs. EXPR: 3.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
EXPR' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93  Med: 1.87 Max: 3.92
Current: 3.44
0.93
3.92
Days Payable 35.19
EXPR's Days Payable is ranked lower than
72% of the 717 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 51.17 vs. EXPR: 35.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
EXPR' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.53  Med: 37.62 Max: 49.24
Current: 35.19
25.53
49.24

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 3.50
EXPR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
71% of the 850 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. EXPR: 3.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
EXPR' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.07  Med: 5.32 Max: 23
Current: 3.5
3.07
23
Price/Projected FCF 0.91
EXPR's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
59% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. EXPR: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
EXPR' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 0.75 Max: 0.85
Current: 0.91
0.64
0.85
Price/Median PS Value 0.92
EXPR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
53% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. EXPR: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
EXPR' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.00 Max: 1.25
Current: 0.92
0.72
1.25
Price/Graham Number 1.43
EXPR's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
54% of the 613 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. EXPR: 1.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
EXPR' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.34  Med: 1.73 Max: 3.72
Current: 1.43
1.34
3.72
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 16.71
EXPR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 918 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. EXPR: 16.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
EXPR' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.3  Med: 12.70 Max: 22.3
Current: 16.71
8.3
22.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 3.72
EXPR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. EXPR: 3.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
EXPR' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.3  Med: 10.10 Max: 38.5
Current: 3.72
2.3
38.5

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $2350
EPS $ 1.38
Beta0.90
Short Percentage of Float8.32%
52-Week Range $15.53 - 21.57
Shares Outstanding(Mil)78.51

Analyst Estimate

Jan17 Jan18 Jan19
Revenue(Mil) 2,443 2,545 2,650
EPS($) 1.71 1.91 1.97
EPS without NRI($) 1.71 1.91 1.97

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Apparel Stores
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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 January 31, 2015, it operated 641 stores across the United States, in Canada, and in Puerto Rico. Its stores are located in high-traffic shopping malls, lifestyle centers, and street locations, and average approximately 8,800 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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