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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.57
EXPR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
64% of the 1083 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. EXPR: 1.57 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 2.6
Current: 1.57

0.35
2.6
Equity to Asset 0.40
EXPR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
55% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. EXPR: 0.40 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 0.6
Current: 0.4

0.1
0.6
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.29
M-Score: -2.21
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 9.66
EXPR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1074 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. EXPR: 9.66 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 13.07
Current: 9.66

0.21
13.07
Net-margin (%) 5.25
EXPR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. EXPR: 5.25 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.67   Max: 6.79
Current: 5.25

-1.67
6.79
ROE (%) 24.56
EXPR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1056 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.28 vs. EXPR: 24.56 )
EXPR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -29.9   Max: 97.87
Current: 24.56

-29.9
97.87
ROA (%) 9.85
EXPR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1072 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. EXPR: 9.85 )
EXPR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -3.37   Max: 16.24
Current: 9.85

-3.37
16.24
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 56.97
EXPR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.54 vs. EXPR: 56.97 )
EXPR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 119.2
Current: 56.97

1.32
119.2
Revenue Growth (%) 5.60
EXPR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 785 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. EXPR: 5.60 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 5.6
Current: 5.6

0
5.6
EBITDA Growth (%) 2.10
EXPR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 669 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. EXPR: 2.10 )
EXPR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 10.3
Current: 2.1

0
10.3
EPS Growth (%) -2.50
EXPR's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.30 vs. EXPR: -2.50 )
EXPR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -2.5
Current: -2.5

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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

EXPR Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Steven Cohen 780,164 sh (+268.49%)
Richard Snow 277,240 sh (+152.98%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Whitney Tilson Sold Out
Robert Olstein 439,000 sh (-8.16%)
Jim Simons 933,600 sh (-10.08%)
Joel Greenblatt 744,436 sh (-22.38%)
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Q2 2013

EXPR Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 16,100 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,825,300 sh (+95.51%)
Richard Snow 281,520 sh (+1.54%)
Joel Greenblatt 598,089 sh (-19.66%)
Robert Olstein 329,000 sh (-25.06%)
Steven Cohen 162,764 sh (-79.14%)
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Q3 2013

EXPR Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jeremy Grantham 11,966 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 213,911 sh (+31.42%)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,400 sh (-22.98%)
Robert Olstein 239,000 sh (-27.36%)
Jim Simons 1,206,600 sh (-33.9%)
Joel Greenblatt 340,859 sh (-43.01%)
Richard Snow 20,000 sh (-92.9%)
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Q4 2013

EXPR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 36,700 sh (+195.97%)
Joel Greenblatt 716,301 sh (+110.15%)
Robert Olstein 460,000 sh (+92.47%)
Jeremy Grantham 16,946 sh (+41.62%)
Richard Snow Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen 141,862 sh (-33.68%)
» More
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with EXPR

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 110.15%0.17%$18.17 - $24.78 $ 14.64-34%716301
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -43.01%0.23%$19.44 - $24.05 $ 14.64-34%340859
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -19.66%0.13%$16.95 - $21.87 $ 14.64-24%598089
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -22.38%0.19%$13.89 - $19.21 $ 14.64-17%744436
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Add 88.75%0.39%$14.82 - $18.66 $ 14.64-12%848603
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 122.26%0.33%$17.18 - $25.13 $ 14.64-31%449582
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 88.3%0.21%$19 - $26.14 $ 14.64-32%202275
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 53.24%0.09%$19.3 - $23.43 $ 14.64-32%107419
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 97.62%0.11%$16.75 - $23.92 $ 14.64-28%70100
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 New Buy0.11%$19.04 - $23.3 $ 14.64-31%35472
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 10.60
EXPR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
85% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.70 vs. EXPR: 10.60 )
EXPR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.1   Max: 17.24
Current: 10.6

7.1
17.24
P/B 2.50
EXPR's P/B is ranked lower than
55% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. EXPR: 2.50 )
EXPR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.5   Max: 16.06
Current: 2.5

2.5
16.06
P/S 0.60
EXPR's P/S is ranked higher than
61% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. EXPR: 0.60 )
EXPR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 1.1
Current: 0.6

0.46
1.1
PFCF 13.90
EXPR's PFCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.33 vs. EXPR: 13.90 )
EXPR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.03   Max: 18.64
Current: 13.9

6.03
18.64
EV-to-EBIT 5.40
EXPR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
92% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.30 vs. EXPR: 5.40 )
EXPR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.1   Max: 12.4
Current: 5.4

4.1
12.4
PEG 1.90
EXPR's PEG is ranked higher than
50% of the 521 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. EXPR: 1.90 )
EXPR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 1.9
Current: 1.9

0.41
1.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 4.50
EXPR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
67% of the 953 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. EXPR: 4.50 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 5.33   Max: 23.02
Current: 4.5

5.33
23.02
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
EXPR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 1025 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. EXPR: 0.70 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 1.17
Current: 0.7

0.84
1.17
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.40
EXPR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. EXPR: 0.40 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 0.5
Current: 0.4

Price/Graham Number 1.50
EXPR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
54% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. EXPR: 1.50 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.73   Max: 3.74
Current: 1.5

1.73
3.74
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 18.60
EXPR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
92% of the 983 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. EXPR: 18.60 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 8.1   Max: 24.1
Current: 18.6

8.1
24.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 35.56
EXPR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
94% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.57 vs. EXPR: 35.56 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 35.1   Max: 37
Current: 35.56

35.1
37

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 2, 2013, it operated 625 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. Its product assortment is a mix of core styles balanced with the latest fashions, a combination it believe its customers look for and value in its brand. 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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