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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
FRAN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
88% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. FRAN: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
FRAN' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: N/A Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.60
FRAN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
67% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. FRAN: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
FRAN' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.94  Med: 0.59 Max: 0.71
Current: 0.6
-0.94
0.71
Interest Coverage 147.02
FRAN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
67% of the 782 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 27.22 vs. FRAN: 147.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
FRAN' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.94  Med: 115.98 Max: No Debt
Current: 147.02
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 11.00
M-Score: -3.36
WACC vs ROIC
4.22%
54.12%
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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 14.41
FRAN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 939 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.24 vs. FRAN: 14.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
FRAN' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.98  Med: 21.82 Max: 26.3
Current: 14.41
13.98
26.3
Net-margin (%) 8.84
FRAN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. FRAN: 8.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
FRAN' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.51  Med: 12.5 Max: 15.88
Current: 8.84
8.51
15.88
ROE (%) 36.55
FRAN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 924 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.95 vs. FRAN: 36.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
FRAN' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 32.39  Med: 47.02 Max: 105.8
Current: 36.55
32.39
105.8
ROA (%) 22.95
FRAN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 945 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.62 vs. FRAN: 22.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
FRAN' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.32  Med: 34.01 Max: 50.74
Current: 22.95
20.32
50.74
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 62.43
FRAN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 12.31 vs. FRAN: 62.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
FRAN' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 56.69  Med: 130.68 Max: 174.73
Current: 62.43
56.69
174.73
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 16.40
FRAN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 782 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. FRAN: 16.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FRAN' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.4  Med: 26.35 Max: 32.7
Current: 16.4
16.4
32.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -0.50
FRAN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 656 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. FRAN: -0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FRAN' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.5  Med: 23.6 Max: 38.2
Current: -0.5
-0.5
38.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -4.70
FRAN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. FRAN: -4.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FRAN' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.7  Med: 13.5 Max: 35.5
Current: -4.7
-4.7
35.5
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

FRAN Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 1,284,000 sh (+48.70%)
PRIMECAP Management 157,400 sh (+41.93%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 220,161 sh (+1.86%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Mariko Gordon 3,116,997 sh (-0.80%)
Paul Tudor Jones 21,352 sh (-43.88%)
Steven Cohen 299,800 sh (-64.44%)
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Q1 2016

FRAN Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Joel Greenblatt 22,126 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 57,846 sh (+170.92%)
Jim Simons 1,516,500 sh (+18.11%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 152,800 sh (-2.92%)
Mariko Gordon 2,931,197 sh (-5.96%)
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Q2 2016

FRAN Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Steven Cohen 536,900 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 103,949 sh (+369.80%)
Mariko Gordon 3,699,710 sh (+26.22%)
Jim Simons 1,860,700 sh (+22.70%)
PRIMECAP Management 125,300 sh (-18.00%)
Paul Tudor Jones 43,824 sh (-24.24%)
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Q3 2016

FRAN Guru Trades in Q3 2016

PRIMECAP Management 125,300 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Mariko Gordon 3,610,144 sh (-2.42%)
Jim Simons 1,517,900 sh (-18.42%)
Paul Tudor Jones 31,821 sh (-27.39%)
Steven Cohen 65,000 sh (-87.89%)
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Apparel Stores    NAICS: 448150    SIC: 5621
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Francescas Holdings Corp operates a chain of retail boutiques selling apparel, jewelry, accessories and gifts.

Francescas Holdings Corp is a holding company incorporated in 2007 under the laws of Delaware. The Company's business operations are conducted through its subsidiaries. The Company operates a national chain of retail boutiques designed and merchandised to feel like independently owned, upscale boutiques and provide its customers with an inviting, intimate and fun shopping experience. The Company offers a diverse and balanced mix of apparel, jewelry, accessories and gifts at attractive prices. As of February 1, 2014, the Company operated 451 boutiques in 45 states and the District of Columbia and also served its customers through www.francescas.com, its direct-to-consumer website. It offers a 'broad and shallow' selection of fashion apparel, jewelry, accessories and gifts targeted to it score customer, who seeks trend-right, high-quality merchandise at attractive prices. Its competitors include national and regional department stores, specialty retailers, mass merchants and internet-based retailers. The Company has registered its trademark francesca's with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The Company is subject to labor and employment laws, laws governing advertising and promotions, privacy laws, product and other safety regulations, consumer protection regulations, and other laws that regulate retailers and govern the promotion and sale of merchandise and the operation of boutiques and warehouse facilities.

Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 16.82
FRAN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
59% of the 673 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.69 vs. FRAN: 16.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
FRAN' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.99  Med: 20.36 Max: 61.26
Current: 16.82
10.99
61.26
Forward P/E 14.51
FRAN's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
55% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FRAN: 14.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 16.82
FRAN's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
58% of the 676 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.72 vs. FRAN: 16.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
FRAN' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.99  Med: 20.36 Max: 61.26
Current: 16.82
10.99
61.26
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 14.59
FRAN's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
63% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.86 vs. FRAN: 14.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
FRAN' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.15  Med: 17.89 Max: 29.83
Current: 14.59
10.15
29.83
P/B 6.42
FRAN's P/B is ranked lower than
89% of the 910 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. FRAN: 6.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
FRAN' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.44  Med: 7.73 Max: 148.86
Current: 6.42
3.44
148.86
P/S 1.50
FRAN's P/S is ranked lower than
74% of the 915 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. FRAN: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
FRAN' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 2.09 Max: 6.78
Current: 1.5
0.94
6.78
PFCF 16.27
FRAN's PFCF is ranked higher than
50% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.47 vs. FRAN: 16.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
FRAN' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.77  Med: 28.82 Max: 86.95
Current: 16.27
10.77
86.95
POCF 10.63
FRAN's POCF is ranked lower than
51% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.48 vs. FRAN: 10.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
FRAN' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.31  Med: 15.17 Max: 33.52
Current: 10.63
7.31
33.52
EV-to-EBIT 9.32
FRAN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
71% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.07 vs. FRAN: 9.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FRAN' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6  Med: 11.85 Max: 33.2
Current: 9.32
6
33.2
EV-to-EBITDA 7.31
FRAN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
68% of the 757 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.72 vs. FRAN: 7.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
FRAN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.7  Med: 9.6 Max: 29.7
Current: 7.31
4.7
29.7
PEG 1.00
FRAN's PEG is ranked higher than
78% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. FRAN: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
FRAN' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.58 Max: 2.56
Current: 1
0.71
2.56
Current Ratio 2.69
FRAN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 929 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. FRAN: 2.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FRAN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.72  Med: 3.29 Max: 5.6
Current: 2.69
1.72
5.6
Quick Ratio 1.40
FRAN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 929 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. FRAN: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FRAN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 2.09 Max: 3.82
Current: 1.4
0.94
3.82
Days Inventory 54.52
FRAN's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
70% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 88.91 vs. FRAN: 54.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
FRAN' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 43.98  Med: 48.51 Max: 62.51
Current: 54.52
43.98
62.51
Days Sales Outstanding 6.31
FRAN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
68% of the 713 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 12.83 vs. FRAN: 6.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FRAN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.29  Med: 3.08 Max: 9.18
Current: 6.31
2.29
9.18
Days Payable 24.30
FRAN's Days Payable is ranked lower than
84% of the 648 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 51.92 vs. FRAN: 24.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
FRAN' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.09  Med: 22.73 Max: 34.51
Current: 24.3
21.09
34.51

Buy Back

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industry
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history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 2.80
FRAN's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. FRAN: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
FRAN' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.9  Med: -0.85 Max: 2.8
Current: 2.8
-19.9
2.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 40.00
FRAN's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
92% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. FRAN: 40.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
FRAN' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.22  Med: 29.72 Max: 147.65
Current: 40
13.22
147.65
Price/Tangible Book 6.42
FRAN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
83% of the 843 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. FRAN: 6.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
FRAN' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.08  Med: 8.25 Max: 145.85
Current: 6.42
4.08
145.85
Price/Projected FCF 1.31
FRAN's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
54% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. FRAN: 1.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
FRAN' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.97  Med: 1.3 Max: 1.53
Current: 1.31
0.97
1.53
Price/Median PS Value 0.71
FRAN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 760 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. FRAN: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
FRAN' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.06 Max: 3.04
Current: 0.71
0.53
3.04
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.17
FRAN's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
60% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. FRAN: 2.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
FRAN' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.84  Med: 1.6 Max: 2.17
Current: 2.17
0.84
2.17
Price/Graham Number 2.20
FRAN's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
69% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. FRAN: 2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
FRAN' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.68  Med: 2.54 Max: 19.45
Current: 2.2
1.68
19.45
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 10.70
FRAN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 922 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. FRAN: 10.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
FRAN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3  Med: 8.45 Max: 16.6
Current: 10.7
3
16.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 11.77
FRAN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.32 vs. FRAN: 11.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
FRAN' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.2  Med: 15.4 Max: 26.5
Current: 11.77
11.2
26.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $475.4
EPS (TTM) $ 1.07
Beta0.24
Short Percentage of Float19.08%
52-Week Range $9.75 - 22.39
Shares Outstanding (Mil)37.78

Analyst Estimate

Jan17 Jan18 Jan19
Revenue (Mil $) 486 540 580
EPS ($) 0.91 1.24 1.36
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.91 1.24 1.36
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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