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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 1.27
EXPR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
74% of the 1163 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. EXPR: 1.27 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.16   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.27

Equity to Asset 0.41
EXPR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
62% of the 1151 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. EXPR: 0.41 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.11   Max: 0.41
Current: 0.41

-0.11
0.41
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.00
M-Score: -2.29
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 (%) 7.00
EXPR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.22 vs. EXPR: 7.00 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 13.07
Current: 7

0.21
13.07
Net-margin (%) 3.65
EXPR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. EXPR: 3.65 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.67   Max: 6.79
Current: 3.65

-1.67
6.79
ROE (%) 17.26
EXPR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1147 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.97 vs. EXPR: 17.26 )
EXPR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -8.15   Max: 116.06
Current: 17.26

-8.15
116.06
ROA (%) 6.80
EXPR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. EXPR: 6.80 )
EXPR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -3.08   Max: 16.27
Current: 6.8

-3.08
16.27
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 37.80
EXPR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1164 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.67 vs. EXPR: 37.80 )
EXPR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.09   Max: 123.54
Current: 37.8

3.09
123.54
Revenue Growth (%) 5.60
EXPR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1029 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 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
68% of the 851 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 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
66% of the 824 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. EXPR: -2.50 )
EXPR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) 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

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%)
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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%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 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 2014-06-30 Add 35.18%0.42%$12.61 - $17.04 $ 14.09-5%707000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.38%$12.61 - $17.04 $ 14.09-5%0
Michael Price 2014-06-30 New Buy0.1%$12.61 - $17.04 $ 14.09-5%50000
NWQ Managers 2014-03-31 New Buy0.27%$15.49 - $19.13 $ 14.09-20%1980052
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 119.17%0.21%$15.49 - $19.13 $ 14.09-20%1569902
Robert Olstein 2014-03-31 Add 13.7%0.13%$15.49 - $19.13 $ 14.09-20%523000
Robert Olstein 2013-12-31 Add 92.47%0.58%$18.17 - $24.78 $ 14.09-36%460000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 110.15%0.17%$18.17 - $24.78 $ 14.09-36%716301
Richard Snow 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$18.17 - $24.78 $ 14.09-36%0
Robert Olstein 2013-09-30 Reduce -27.36%0.3%$19.44 - $24.05 $ 14.09-36%239000
Richard Snow 2013-09-30 Reduce -92.9%0.25%$19.44 - $24.05 $ 14.09-36%20000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -43.01%0.23%$19.44 - $24.05 $ 14.09-36%340859
Robert Olstein 2013-06-30 Reduce -25.06%0.35%$16.95 - $21.87 $ 14.09-27%329000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -19.66%0.13%$16.95 - $21.87 $ 14.09-27%598089
Whitney Tilson 2013-03-31 Sold Out 1.1%$13.89 - $19.21 $ 14.09-20%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -22.38%0.19%$13.89 - $19.21 $ 14.09-20%744436
Richard Snow 2013-03-31 Add 152.98%0.15%$13.89 - $19.21 $ 14.09-20%277240
Whitney Tilson 2012-12-31 New Buy1.1%$10.58 - $14.93 $ 14.0912%90000
Robert Olstein 2012-12-31 Add 16.81%0.2%$10.58 - $14.93 $ 14.0912%478000
Richard Snow 2012-12-31 Add 117.94%0.05%$10.58 - $14.93 $ 14.0912%109590
Robert Olstein 2012-09-30 New Buy1.2%$14.82 - $18.66 $ 14.09-15%409200
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Add 88.75%0.39%$14.82 - $18.66 $ 14.09-15%848603
Richard Snow 2012-09-30 Add 149.86%0.03%$14.82 - $18.66 $ 14.09-15%50285
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 122.26%0.33%$17.18 - $25.13 $ 14.09-34%449582
Richard Snow 2012-06-30 New Buy0.02%$17.18 - $25.13 $ 14.09-34%20125
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 88.3%0.21%$19 - $26.14 $ 14.09-35%202275
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 53.24%0.09%$19.3 - $23.43 $ 14.09-35%107419
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 97.62%0.11%$16.75 - $23.92 $ 14.09-31%70100
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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.

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
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history
P/E(ttm) 15.10
EXPR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 22.20 vs. EXPR: 15.10 )
EXPR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.1   Max: 18.53
Current: 15.1

7.1
18.53
P/B 2.40
EXPR's P/B is ranked higher than
55% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. EXPR: 2.40 )
EXPR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.19   Max: 16.06
Current: 2.4

2.19
16.06
P/S 0.55
EXPR's P/S is ranked higher than
69% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. EXPR: 0.55 )
EXPR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 1.1
Current: 0.55

0.46
1.1
PFCF 27.10
EXPR's PFCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 55.53 vs. EXPR: 27.10 )
EXPR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.03   Max: 33.35
Current: 27.1

6.03
33.35
EV-to-EBIT 7.36
EXPR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
90% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.05 vs. EXPR: 7.36 )
EXPR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.1   Max: 12.4
Current: 7.36

4.1
12.4
PEG 2.63
EXPR's PEG is ranked higher than
82% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. EXPR: 2.63 )
EXPR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 3.31
Current: 2.63

0.41
3.31
Shiller P/E 10.27
EXPR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
92% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 38.99 vs. EXPR: 10.27 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.2   Max: 12.66
Current: 10.27

10.2
12.66
Current Ratio 2.05
EXPR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. EXPR: 2.05 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 2.09
Current: 2.05

1.16
2.09
Quick Ratio 1.18
EXPR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. EXPR: 1.18 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 1.24
Current: 1.18

0.46
1.24

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 4.01
EXPR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
61% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. EXPR: 4.01 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 4.3   Max: 98.22
Current: 4.01

4.3
98.22
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.82
EXPR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. EXPR: 0.82 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 0.93
Current: 0.82

0.65
0.93
Price/Median PS Value 0.73
EXPR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. EXPR: 0.73 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 1.34
Current: 0.73

0.63
1.34
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.69
EXPR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. EXPR: 2.69 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 3.04
Current: 2.69

0.5
3.04
Price/Graham Number 1.64
EXPR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
73% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. EXPR: 1.64 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.62   Max: 8.21
Current: 1.64

1.62
8.21
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 13.60
EXPR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
87% of the 982 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. EXPR: 13.60 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 8.1   Max: 24.1
Current: 13.6

8.1
24.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 14.11
EXPR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
77% of the 963 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.31 vs. EXPR: 14.11 )
EXPR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 13.9   Max: 37
Current: 14.11

13.9
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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