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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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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
EXPR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
88% of the 898 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. EXPR: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
EXPR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.91 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.53
EXPR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
58% of the 841 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. EXPR: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
EXPR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.11  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.53
Current: 0.53
-0.11
0.53
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 5.07
M-Score: -2.96
WACC vs ROIC
13.27%
21.66%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 7.05
EXPR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. EXPR: 7.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
EXPR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 8.52 Max: 13.07
Current: 7.05
0.21
13.07
Net-margin (%) 3.46
EXPR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. EXPR: 3.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
EXPR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.67  Med: 4.82 Max: 6.79
Current: 3.46
-1.67
6.79
ROE (%) 14.58
EXPR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.98 vs. EXPR: 14.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
EXPR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -8.15  Med: 42.70 Max: 116.06
Current: 14.58
-8.15
116.06
ROA (%) 6.35
EXPR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 904 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.08 vs. EXPR: 6.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
EXPR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -3.08  Med: 10.59 Max: 16.27
Current: 6.35
-3.08
16.27
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 34.12
EXPR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.69 vs. EXPR: 34.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
EXPR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.11  Med: 65.47 Max: 123.74
Current: 34.12
6.11
123.74
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.20
EXPR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. EXPR: 3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EXPR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 2.20 Max: 5.6
Current: 3.2
0
5.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -12.90
EXPR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. EXPR: -12.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EXPR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -12.90 Max: 10.3
Current: -12.9
0
10.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -20.00
EXPR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 550 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. EXPR: -20.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EXPR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: -2.5
Current: -20
» EXPR's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

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%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Q3 2014

EXPR Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Burbank 12,153 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 50,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 16,400 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

Eric Mindich 1,929,965 sh (New)
Westport Asset Management 116,217 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 845,834 sh (New)
Robert Olstein 792,000 sh (+12.50%)
NWQ Managers 1,690,025 sh (+10.03%)
Michael Price 103,159 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
» More
Q1 2015

EXPR Guru Trades in Q1 2015

James Barrow 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%)
Michael Price Sold Out
Eric Mindich Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Robert Olstein 552,499 sh (-30.24%)
» More
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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.

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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...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 21.28
EXPR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
56% of the 664 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.90 vs. EXPR: 21.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
EXPR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.1  Med: 13.84 Max: 21.28
Current: 21.28
7.1
21.28
Forward P/E 14.64
EXPR's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
55% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.95 vs. EXPR: 14.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 20.00
EXPR's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
55% of the 662 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.80 vs. EXPR: 20.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
EXPR' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.09  Med: 13.80 Max: 20.97
Current: 20
7.09
20.97
P/B 2.81
EXPR's P/B is ranked lower than
63% of the 867 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. EXPR: 2.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
EXPR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.92  Med: 4.43 Max: 16.06
Current: 2.81
1.92
16.06
P/S 0.72
EXPR's P/S is ranked higher than
51% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. EXPR: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
EXPR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.46  Med: 0.73 Max: 1.1
Current: 0.72
0.46
1.1
PFCF 20.04
EXPR's PFCF is ranked higher than
53% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.46 vs. EXPR: 20.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
EXPR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.03  Med: 12.84 Max: 35.11
Current: 20.04
6.03
35.11
POCF 8.37
EXPR's POCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.45 vs. EXPR: 8.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
EXPR' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.06  Med: 7.61 Max: 10.69
Current: 8.37
4.06
10.69
EV-to-EBIT 9.56
EXPR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
78% of the 716 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.25 vs. EXPR: 9.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
EXPR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.1  Med: 7.90 Max: 12.4
Current: 9.56
4.1
12.4
Shiller P/E 13.77
EXPR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
75% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.95 vs. EXPR: 13.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
EXPR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.16  Med: 11.63 Max: 13.77
Current: 13.77
9.16
13.77
Current Ratio 1.65
EXPR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. EXPR: 1.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
EXPR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.16  Med: 1.60 Max: 2.28
Current: 1.65
1.16
2.28
Quick Ratio 0.69
EXPR's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. EXPR: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
EXPR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.46  Med: 0.79 Max: 1.44
Current: 0.69
0.46
1.44
Days Inventory 64.10
EXPR's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
62% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 84.42 vs. EXPR: 64.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
EXPR' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 47.74  Med: 53.10 Max: 55.24
Current: 64.1
47.74
55.24
Days Sales Outstanding 3.01
EXPR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
82% of the 731 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.34 vs. EXPR: 3.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
EXPR' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 0.93  Med: 1.73 Max: 3.92
Current: 3.01
0.93
3.92

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 4.28
EXPR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
70% of the 800 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. EXPR: 4.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
EXPR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.07  Med: 8.67 Max: 98.22
Current: 4.28
3.07
98.22
Price/Projected FCF 0.98
EXPR's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
66% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. EXPR: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
EXPR' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.65  Med: 0.84 Max: 0.91
Current: 0.98
0.65
0.91
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
EXPR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
64% of the 828 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. EXPR: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
EXPR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.37
Current: 1
0.64
1.37
Price/Graham Number 2.00
EXPR's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
59% of the 564 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. EXPR: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
EXPR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.48  Med: 1.99 Max: 8.21
Current: 2
1.48
8.21
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 10.52
EXPR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. EXPR: 10.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
EXPR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 8.1  Med: 12.70 Max: 24.1
Current: 10.52
8.1
24.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 3.52
EXPR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 504 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.61 vs. EXPR: 3.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
EXPR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 3.2  Med: 10.15 Max: 38.5
Current: 3.52
3.2
38.5

Analyst Estimate

Jan16 Jan17 Jan18
Revenue(Mil) 2,300 2,440 2,575
EPS($) 1.25 1.39 1.52
EPS without NRI($) 1.25 1.39 1.52

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 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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Headlines

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 
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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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