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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
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.07
FRED's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
88% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 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
66% of the 335 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
Piotroski F-Score: 3
Altman Z-Score: 4.31
Beneish M-Score: -3.14
WACC vs ROIC
15.10%
-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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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % -2.68
FRED's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
91% of the 335 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
89% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 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
91% of the 328 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
91% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.28 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 337 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.32 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
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 3.30
FRED's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
55% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. FRED: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
FRED' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 6.8 Max: 15.6
Current: 3.3
0.4
15.6
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -23.40
FRED's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
92% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. FRED: -23.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
FRED' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 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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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-03-24)


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Cash & Debt
Operating Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
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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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Traded in other countries:FR1A.Germany,
Fred's Inc, and subsidiaries sells general merchandise through its retail discount stores and full service pharmacies.

Fred's is a U.S.-based company that is principally engaged in operating retail stores. Most of the company's stores are self-owned stores, with a few franchised stores. The company's sales mix consists of pharmaceuticals, consumables, household goods and softlines, and franchise, with pharmaceuticals contributing a material portion of total revenue. The company owns 100% of the equity stake in Reeves-Sain Drug Store. The company generates revenue from merchandise sales and franchise fee from franchisees. It also sells gift cards. The company conducts operation primarily in the southeast of the United States.

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Forward PE Ratio 65.36
FRED's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
94% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.32 vs. FRED: 65.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 1.41
FRED's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 362 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. FRED: 1.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
FRED' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.85  Med: 1.28 Max: 2.12
Current: 1.41
0.85
2.12
PS Ratio 0.26
FRED's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. FRED: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
FRED' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.28 Max: 0.38
Current: 0.26
0.14
0.38
Shiller PE Ratio 47.60
FRED's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
92% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 23.08 vs. FRED: 47.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
FRED' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.03  Med: 20.31 Max: 69.66
Current: 47.6
13.03
69.66
Current Ratio 1.66
FRED's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 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
80% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 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
85% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 37.55 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
59% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.51 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
53% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 44.83 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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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 1.74
FRED's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
62% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. FRED: 1.74 )
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: 1.74
0.51
2.93
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.75
FRED's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
66% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. FRED: 1.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 2.51
FRED's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
56% of the 504 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.56 vs. FRED: 2.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
FRED' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.74  Med: 1.86 Max: 4.23
Current: 2.51
0.74
4.23
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.50
FRED's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 192 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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industry
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history
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 5.69
FRED's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
54% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.17 vs. FRED: 5.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
FRED' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.31  Med: 2.82 Max: 10.21
Current: 5.69
1.31
10.21
Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.28
FRED's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
57% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. FRED: 2.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
FRED' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.56 Max: 5.28
Current: 2.28
0.71
5.28
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.42
FRED's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
52% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. FRED: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
FRED' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.85  Med: 1.64 Max: 12.23
Current: 1.42
0.85
12.23
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.84
FRED's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. FRED: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
FRED' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.09 Max: 4.25
Current: 0.84
0.56
4.25
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -9.77
FRED's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
93% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. FRED: -9.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
FRED' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.85  Med: 7.8 Max: 13
Current: -9.77
-9.85
13
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -4.08
FRED's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
80% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.91 vs. FRED: -4.08 )
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: -4.08
-8.2
23.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,150
EPS (TTM) $ -1.31
Beta1.76
Short Percentage of Float49.64%
52-Week Range $7.89 - 21.77
Shares Outstanding (Mil)37.91

Analyst Estimate

Jan17 Jan18
Revenue (Mil $) 2,131 4,629
EPS ($) -0.58 0.21
EPS without NRI ($) -0.58 0.21
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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