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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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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.07
FRED's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
88% of the 372 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. FRED: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
FRED' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.46 Max: 11.79
Current: 0.07
0.01
11.79
Equity to Asset 0.48
FRED's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
63% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. FRED: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
FRED' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.67 Max: 0.77
Current: 0.48
0.48
0.77
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 4.46
M-Score: -3.14
WACC vs ROIC
15.11%
-10.35%
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 : 5/10

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history
Operating margin (%) -2.68
FRED's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.87 vs. FRED: -2.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
FRED' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.68  Med: 2.01 Max: 2.72
Current: -2.68
-2.68
2.72
Net-margin (%) -2.23
FRED's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. FRED: -2.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
FRED' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.23  Med: 1.33 Max: 1.78
Current: -2.23
-2.23
1.78
ROE (%) -12.18
FRED's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.83 vs. FRED: -12.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
FRED' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.18  Med: 5.94 Max: 7.89
Current: -12.18
-12.18
7.89
ROA (%) -6.46
FRED's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. FRED: -6.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
FRED' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.46  Med: 4.1 Max: 5.45
Current: -6.46
-6.46
5.45
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -17.12
FRED's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.53 vs. FRED: -17.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
FRED' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.12  Med: 9.66 Max: 13.38
Current: -17.12
-17.12
13.38
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.30
FRED's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. FRED: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FRED' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 6.8 Max: 15.6
Current: 3.3
0.4
15.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -23.40
FRED's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. FRED: -23.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FRED' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.4  Med: 8.65 Max: 31.9
Current: -23.4
-23.4
31.9
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

FRED Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 34,950 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 46,675 sh (+42.17%)
NWQ Managers 3,280,610 sh (+9.99%)
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Q2 2016

FRED Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 69,272 sh (New)
NWQ Managers 3,319,082 sh (+1.17%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Q3 2016

FRED Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 27,850 sh (New)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 98,323 sh (+41.94%)
NWQ Managers 3,708,992 sh (+11.75%)
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Q4 2016

FRED Guru Trades in Q4 2016

David Einhorn 1,500,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 98,053 sh (-0.27%)
NWQ Managers 2,370,441 sh (-36.09%)
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Discount Stores    NAICS: 452112    SIC: 5331
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Fred's Inc, and subsidiaries sells general merchandise through its retail discount stores and full service pharmacies.

Fred's Inc was founded in 1947. The Company is engaged in the sale of general merchandise through its retail discount stores and full service pharmacies. The Company operates 641 company-owned stores, including 62 express stores in fifteen states in the south-eastern United States. In addition to the company-owned stores, there were 19 franchised stores operating under the Company's name. Its stores generally serve low, middle and fixed income families located in small- to medium- sized towns. There were 370 full service pharmacies, which are included in the company-owned and express stores. In addition to the full service pharmacies, the Company has a specialty pharmacy facility, EIRIS Health Services. The Company is subject to numerous federal securities laws and regulations, including the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and related rules and regulations promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the DoddFrank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

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Ratios

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history
Forward P/E 63.29
FRED's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
99% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.76 vs. FRED: 63.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 1.87
FRED's P/B is ranked higher than
50% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. FRED: 1.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
FRED' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.85  Med: 1.28 Max: 2.12
Current: 1.87
0.85
2.12
P/S 0.30
FRED's P/S is ranked higher than
66% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. FRED: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
FRED' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.28 Max: 0.38
Current: 0.3
0.14
0.38
Shiller P/E 61.78
FRED's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
94% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 23.37 vs. FRED: 61.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
FRED' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.03  Med: 20.23 Max: 69.66
Current: 61.78
13.03
69.66
Current Ratio 1.66
FRED's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 367 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. FRED: 1.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FRED' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.51  Med: 2.54 Max: 3.39
Current: 1.66
1.51
3.39
Quick Ratio 0.38
FRED's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 367 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. FRED: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FRED' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.43 Max: 0.81
Current: 0.38
0.17
0.81
Days Inventory 79.30
FRED's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
84% of the 363 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 39.30 vs. FRED: 79.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
FRED' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 75.48  Med: 87.45 Max: 94.7
Current: 79.3
75.48
94.7
Days Sales Outstanding 8.95
FRED's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
63% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.31 vs. FRED: 8.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FRED' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.01  Med: 7.14 Max: 11.04
Current: 8.95
6.01
11.04
Days Payable 47.91
FRED's Days Payable is ranked higher than
51% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 47.86 vs. FRED: 47.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
FRED' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.46  Med: 26.93 Max: 47.91
Current: 47.91
18.46
47.91

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.36
FRED's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
69% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. FRED: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
FRED' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 1.29 Max: 2.93
Current: 1.36
0.51
2.93
Forward Dividend Yield 1.36
FRED's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
71% of the 446 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. FRED: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.96
FRED's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
68% of the 504 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.85 vs. FRED: 1.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
FRED' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.74  Med: 1.86 Max: 4.23
Current: 1.96
0.74
4.23
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.50
FRED's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. FRED: -0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
FRED' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.9  Med: -0.5 Max: 2.3
Current: -0.5
-4.9
2.3

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 7.39
FRED's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
59% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.76 vs. FRED: 7.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
FRED' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.31  Med: 2.82 Max: 10.21
Current: 7.39
1.31
10.21
Price/Tangible Book 2.96
FRED's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
61% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. FRED: 2.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
FRED' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.56 Max: 5.28
Current: 2.96
0.71
5.28
Price/Projected FCF 1.85
FRED's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
61% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. FRED: 1.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
FRED' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.85  Med: 1.64 Max: 12.23
Current: 1.85
0.85
12.23
Price/Median PS Value 1.09
FRED's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
55% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. FRED: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
FRED' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.09 Max: 4.25
Current: 1.09
0.56
4.25
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -7.78
FRED's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. FRED: -7.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
FRED' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.87  Med: 7.8 Max: 13
Current: -7.78
-7.87
13
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -4.34
FRED's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.38 vs. FRED: -4.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
FRED' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.2  Med: 3 Max: 23.3
Current: -4.34
-8.2
23.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,150
EPS (TTM) $ -1.31
Beta1.76
Short Percentage of Float45.46%
52-Week Range $7.89 - 21.77
Shares Outstanding (Mil)37.91

Analyst Estimate

Jan17 Jan18
Revenue (Mil $) 2,131 4,629
EPS ($) -0.49 0.28
EPS w/o NRI ($) -0.49 0.28
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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