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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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Cash to Debt 4.97
FRAN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
83% of the 1281 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 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
84% of the 1266 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 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
77% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 32.14 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: 10.11
M-Score: -2.76
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 : 5/10

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Operating margin (%) 17.73
FRAN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1281 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.03 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
93% of the 1281 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.32 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 (%) 44.09
FRAN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1256 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.93 vs. FRAN: 44.09 )
FRAN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 59.74   Max: 105.8
Current: 44.09

59.74
105.8
ROA (%) 25.65
FRAN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.14 vs. FRAN: 25.65 )
FRAN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 34.08   Max: 50.9
Current: 25.65

34.08
50.9
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 67.73
FRAN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1281 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.92 vs. FRAN: 67.73 )
FRAN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 99.44   Max: 212.12
Current: 67.73

99.44
212.12
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 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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Q3 2014

FRAN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 684,400 sh (+105.21%)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,817 sh (+49%)
Mariko Gordon 3,897,453 sh (-0.11%)
Joel Greenblatt 153,931 sh (-17.64%)
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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 $ 12.68-21%186898
Mariko Gordon 2013-12-31 Add 9.13%0.25%$16.65 - $20.04 $ 12.68-30%3893821
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -49.57%0.06%$16.65 - $20.04 $ 12.68-30%102086
Mariko Gordon 2013-09-30 Add 37.39%0.82%$17.79 - $29.33 $ 12.68-47%3568128
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 487.66%0.1%$17.79 - $29.33 $ 12.68-47%202448
Mariko Gordon 2013-06-30 Add 11.76%0.37%$24.95 - $31.6 $ 12.68-55%2597117
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 92.37%0.02%$24.95 - $31.6 $ 12.68-55%34450
George Soros 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$24.95 - $31.6 $ 12.68-55%0
George Soros 2013-03-31 New Buy0.02%$24.81 - $30.67 $ 12.68-54%49800
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 131.37%0.01%$24.81 - $30.67 $ 12.68-54%17908
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.01%$22.54 - $31.36 $ 12.68-53%7740
Ron Baron 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.15%$21.72 - $32.12 $ 12.68-53%0
Ron Baron 2012-03-31 New Buy0.15%$17.3 - $32.6 $ 12.68-45%800000
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 14.40
FRAN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 25.00 vs. FRAN: 14.40 )
FRAN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 13.19   Max: 61.5
Current: 14.4

13.19
61.5
P/B 5.68
FRAN's P/B is ranked higher than
54% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. FRAN: 5.68 )
FRAN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 5.19   Max: 145.56
Current: 5.68

5.19
145.56
P/S 1.53
FRAN's P/S is ranked higher than
59% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. FRAN: 1.53 )
FRAN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.41   Max: 6.85
Current: 1.53

1.41
6.85
PFCF 19.74
FRAN's PFCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 82.58 vs. FRAN: 19.74 )
FRAN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 18.05   Max: 83.79
Current: 19.74

18.05
83.79
EV-to-EBIT 8.32
FRAN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
91% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.88 vs. FRAN: 8.32 )
FRAN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.6   Max: 33.4
Current: 8.32

7.6
33.4
Current Ratio 3.74
FRAN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 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
93% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores 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 5.67
FRAN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
61% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. FRAN: 5.67 )
FRAN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 5.59   Max: 142.61
Current: 5.67

5.59
142.61
Price/Median PS Value 0.39
FRAN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. FRAN: 0.39 )
FRAN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 1.61
Current: 0.39

0.38
1.61
Price/Graham Number 1.90
FRAN's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
74% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.62 vs. FRAN: 1.90 )
FRAN' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.87   Max: 19.75
Current: 1.9

1.87
19.75
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 12.00
FRAN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1265 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. FRAN: 12.00 )
FRAN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3   Max: 13.2
Current: 12

3
13.2

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Apparel Stores
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Traded in other countries:6FC.Germany
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. The Company's boutiques are designed and merchandised to deliver a warm and inviting atmosphere that creates the sense for its customers that they are shopping in an independently owned, upscale boutique. 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.
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