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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.10
FRED's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
89% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. FRED: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
FRED' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.51 Max: 11.79
Current: 0.1
0.01
11.79
Equity to Asset 0.56
FRED's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
72% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. FRED: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
FRED' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.55  Med: 0.67 Max: 0.77
Current: 0.56
0.55
0.77
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 3.87
M-Score: -1.12
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 : 4/10

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history
Operating margin (%) -1.97
FRED's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.95 vs. FRED: -1.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
FRED' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2.46  Med: 2.49 Max: 3.89
Current: -1.97
-2.46
3.89
Net-margin (%) -1.15
FRED's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. FRED: -1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
FRED' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.47  Med: 1.57 Max: 2.59
Current: -1.15
-1.47
2.59
ROE (%) -5.58
FRED's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.52 vs. FRED: -5.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
FRED' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -6.67  Med: 7.55 Max: 12.56
Current: -5.58
-6.67
12.56
ROA (%) -3.37
FRED's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. FRED: -3.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
FRED' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.39  Med: 5.07 Max: 8.96
Current: -3.37
-4.39
8.96
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -11.00
FRED's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.82 vs. FRED: -11.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
FRED' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -12.71  Med: 11.65 Max: 19.23
Current: -11
-12.71
19.23
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.40
FRED's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. FRED: 3.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FRED' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 10.50 Max: 15.6
Current: 3.4
0.4
15.6
» FRED's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

FRED Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Chuck Royce 2,500 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 22,230 sh (-53.42%)
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Q4 2014

FRED Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Chuck Royce 2,500 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Q1 2015

FRED Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Chuck Royce 2,500 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2015

FRED Guru Trades in Q2 2015

NWQ Managers 727,509 sh (New)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
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Ratios

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Forward P/E 87.72
FRED's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
94% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.38 vs. FRED: 87.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 1.19
FRED's P/B is ranked higher than
70% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. FRED: 1.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
FRED' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.85  Med: 1.31 Max: 2.45
Current: 1.19
0.85
2.45
P/S 0.24
FRED's P/S is ranked higher than
71% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. FRED: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
FRED' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.29 Max: 0.54
Current: 0.24
0.18
0.54
PFCF 26.78
FRED's PFCF is ranked lower than
58% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.51 vs. FRED: 26.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
FRED' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.25  Med: 33.46 Max: 215.33
Current: 26.78
6.25
215.33
POCF 12.86
FRED's POCF is ranked lower than
52% of the 264 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 12.22 vs. FRED: 12.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
FRED' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.44  Med: 10.91 Max: 56.41
Current: 12.86
4.44
56.41
EV-to-EBIT -14.03
FRED's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
151% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.56 vs. FRED: -14.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FRED' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -22.6  Med: 13.20 Max: 6843
Current: -14.03
-22.6
6843
Shiller P/E 26.76
FRED's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
60% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 22.91 vs. FRED: 26.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
FRED' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.2  Med: 20.81 Max: 40.37
Current: 26.76
11.2
40.37
Current Ratio 1.92
FRED's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. FRED: 1.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FRED' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.83  Med: 2.54 Max: 3.39
Current: 1.92
1.83
3.39
Quick Ratio 0.51
FRED's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. FRED: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FRED' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.41 Max: 0.81
Current: 0.51
0.17
0.81
Days Inventory 79.87
FRED's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
85% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 38.45 vs. FRED: 79.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
FRED' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 81.61  Med: 88.41 Max: 106.14
Current: 79.87
81.61
106.14
Days Sales Outstanding 17.81
FRED's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
61% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.10 vs. FRED: 17.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FRED' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 3.93  Med: 6.14 Max: 11.04
Current: 17.81
3.93
11.04

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.83
FRED's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
54% of the 451 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. FRED: 1.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
FRED' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.41  Med: 1.03 Max: 1.93
Current: 1.83
0.41
1.93
Dividend Payout 9.22
FRED's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
99% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. FRED: 9.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
FRED' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.20 Max: 3.5
Current: 9.22
0.07
3.5
Dividend growth (3y) 6.30
FRED's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
53% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. FRED: 6.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
FRED' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 6.30 Max: 35.7
Current: 6.3
0
35.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.91
FRED's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
72% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.28 vs. FRED: 3.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
FRED' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.88  Med: 2.24 Max: 4.12
Current: 3.91
0.88
4.12
Share Buyback Rate 1.70
FRED's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
83% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. FRED: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
FRED' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.7  Med: -0.30 Max: -5
Current: 1.7

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.81
FRED's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
57% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. FRED: 1.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
FRED' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.57  Med: 1.46 Max: 5.28
Current: 1.81
0.57
5.28
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -7.10
FRED's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. FRED: -7.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
FRED' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.2  Med: 7.40 Max: 13
Current: -7.1
2.2
13
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -4.89
FRED's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.39 vs. FRED: -4.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
FRED' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -8.3  Med: 5.60 Max: 24.4
Current: -4.89
-8.3
24.4

Analyst Estimate

Jan16 Jan17
Revenue(Mil) 2,188 2,291
EPS($) 0.15 0.45
EPS without NRI($) 0.15 0.45

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Discount Stores
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Traded in other countries:FR1A.Germany,
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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