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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 : 6/10

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history
Cash to Debt 4.97
FRAN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
76% of the 1151 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. FRAN: 4.97 )
FRAN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.13   Max: No Debt
Current: 4.97

Equity to Asset 0.62
FRAN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
81% of the 1139 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. FRAN: 0.62 )
FRAN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.94   Max: 0.71
Current: 0.62

-0.94
0.71
Interest Coverage 126.31
FRAN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
76% of the 801 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 35.18 vs. FRAN: 126.31 )
FRAN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 8.94   Max: 9999.99
Current: 126.31

8.94
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 10.67
M-Score: -2.74
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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Operating margin (%) 17.73
FRAN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1158 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. FRAN: 17.73 )
FRAN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 21.32   Max: 26.3
Current: 17.73

21.32
26.3
Net-margin (%) 10.76
FRAN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1158 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.54 vs. FRAN: 10.76 )
FRAN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 11.02   Max: 15.88
Current: 10.76

11.02
15.88
ROE (%) 39.99
FRAN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1141 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 8.77 vs. FRAN: 39.99 )
FRAN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 57.44   Max: 133.13
Current: 39.99

57.44
133.13
ROA (%) 24.78
FRAN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1158 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.22 vs. FRAN: 24.78 )
FRAN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 28.58   Max: 41.58
Current: 24.78

28.58
41.58
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 61.30
FRAN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1157 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 17.35 vs. FRAN: 61.30 )
FRAN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 83.42   Max: 174.33
Current: 61.3

83.42
174.33
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

FRAN Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Joel Greenblatt 202,448 sh (+487.66%)
Mariko Gordon 3,568,128 sh (+37.39%)
Paul Tudor Jones 21,600 sh (+13.68%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
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Q4 2013

FRAN Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 209,000 sh (New)
Mariko Gordon 3,893,821 sh (+9.13%)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,401 sh (-33.33%)
Joel Greenblatt 102,086 sh (-49.57%)
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Q1 2014

FRAN Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 107,701 sh (+5.5%)
Mariko Gordon 3,925,759 sh (+0.82%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q2 2014

FRAN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 13,300 sh (New)
Jim Simons 333,515 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 186,898 sh (+73.53%)
Mariko Gordon 3,901,748 sh (-0.61%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with FRAN

(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
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 73.53%0.01%$13.55 - $19.76 $ 14.7-9%186898
Mariko Gordon 2013-12-31 Add 9.13%0.25%$16.65 - $20.04 $ 14.7-19%3893821
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -49.57%0.06%$16.65 - $20.04 $ 14.7-19%102086
Mariko Gordon 2013-09-30 Add 37.39%0.82%$17.79 - $29.33 $ 14.7-38%3568128
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 487.66%0.1%$17.79 - $29.33 $ 14.7-38%202448
Mariko Gordon 2013-06-30 Add 11.76%0.37%$24.95 - $31.6 $ 14.7-48%2597117
George Soros 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$24.95 - $31.6 $ 14.7-48%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 92.37%0.02%$24.95 - $31.6 $ 14.7-48%34450
George Soros 2013-03-31 New Buy0.02%$24.81 - $30.67 $ 14.7-46%49800
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 131.37%0.01%$24.81 - $30.67 $ 14.7-46%17908
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.01%$22.54 - $31.36 $ 14.7-46%7740
Ron Baron 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.15%$21.72 - $32.12 $ 14.7-45%0
Ron Baron 2012-03-31 New Buy0.15%$17.3 - $32.6 $ 14.7-36%800000
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 16.50
FRAN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 22.80 vs. FRAN: 16.50 )
FRAN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 14.05   Max: 61.5
Current: 16.5

14.05
61.5
P/B 6.50
FRAN's P/B is ranked higher than
50% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. FRAN: 6.50 )
FRAN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 5.53   Max: 145.56
Current: 6.5

5.53
145.56
P/S 1.80
FRAN's P/S is ranked higher than
54% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. FRAN: 1.80 )
FRAN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.51   Max: 6.85
Current: 1.8

1.51
6.85
PFCF 22.50
FRAN's PFCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 148.64 vs. FRAN: 22.50 )
FRAN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 16.8   Max: 83.79
Current: 22.5

16.8
83.79
EV-to-EBIT 9.33
FRAN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
86% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 16.16 vs. FRAN: 9.33 )
FRAN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.1   Max: 33.4
Current: 9.33

8.1
33.4
Current Ratio 3.74
FRAN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 785 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. FRAN: 3.74 )
FRAN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.72   Max: 5.6
Current: 3.74

1.72
5.6
Quick Ratio 2.27
FRAN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 785 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. FRAN: 2.27 )
FRAN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 3.82
Current: 2.27

0.94
3.82

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 6.50
FRAN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
56% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.22 vs. FRAN: 6.50 )
FRAN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 5.59   Max: 142.61
Current: 6.5

5.59
142.61
Price/Median PS Value 0.40
FRAN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. FRAN: 0.40 )
FRAN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 1.58
Current: 0.4

0.37
1.58
Price/Graham Number 2.20
FRAN's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
70% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.44 vs. FRAN: 2.20 )
FRAN' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.86   Max: 19.75
Current: 2.2

1.86
19.75
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 10.20
FRAN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1066 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. FRAN: 10.20 )
FRAN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3   Max: 12.3
Current: 10.2

3
12.3

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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Traded in other countries:6FC.Germany
Francescas Holdings Corp is a speciality retailer and operates a chain of retail boutiques selling apparel, jewelry, accessories and gifts. Its merchandise is also available through its website.
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