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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 : 9/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 2.09
FRED's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
82% of the 610 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. FRED: 2.09 )
FRED' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 11.79
Current: 2.09

0.01
11.79
Equity to Asset 0.61
FRED's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
88% of the 590 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. FRED: 0.61 )
FRED' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 0.77
Current: 0.61

0.55
0.77
Interest Coverage 80.49
FRED's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
82% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.24 vs. FRED: 80.49 )
FRED' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 7.57   Max: 110.84
Current: 80.49

7.57
110.84
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 5.13
M-Score: -2.46
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -2.46
FRED's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 613 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. FRED: -2.46 )
FRED' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 3.77
Current: -2.46

0.92
3.77
Net-margin (%) -1.47
FRED's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 613 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. FRED: -1.47 )
FRED' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 2.52
Current: -1.47

0.6
2.52
ROE (%) -6.60
FRED's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.69 vs. FRED: -6.60 )
FRED' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 2.89   Max: 12.21
Current: -6.6

2.89
12.21
ROA (%) -4.29
FRED's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. FRED: -4.29 )
FRED' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.01   Max: 8.73
Current: -4.29

2.01
8.73
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -12.63
FRED's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 613 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.27 vs. FRED: -12.63 )
FRED' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.2   Max: 18.69
Current: -12.63

4.2
18.69
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.00
FRED's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 511 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. FRED: 4.00 )
FRED' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 15.6
Current: 4

0.4
15.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 4.10
FRED's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. FRED: 4.10 )
FRED' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -12.8   Max: 31.5
Current: 4.1

-12.8
31.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -1.80
FRED's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. FRED: -1.80 )
FRED' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -27.6   Max: 48.1
Current: -1.8

-27.6
48.1
» FRED's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

FRED Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 31,078 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 52,460 sh (-3.07%)
Chuck Royce 2,500 sh (-82.76%)
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Q2 2014

FRED Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 32,200 sh (New)
Jim Simons 92,550 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 2,500 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 47,729 sh (-9.02%)
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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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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 36.23
FRED's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
61% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 26.11 vs. FRED: 36.23 )
N/A
P/B 1.40
FRED's P/B is ranked higher than
78% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. FRED: 1.40 )
FRED' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 3.09
Current: 1.4

0.85
3.09
P/S 0.30
FRED's P/S is ranked higher than
79% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. FRED: 0.30 )
FRED' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 0.7
Current: 0.3

0.18
0.7
POCF 11.70
FRED's POCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.40 vs. FRED: 11.70 )
FRED' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.44   Max: 57.3
Current: 11.7

4.44
57.3
EV-to-EBIT -22.29
FRED's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
50% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.66 vs. FRED: -22.29 )
FRED' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -25.7   Max: 6843
Current: -22.29

-25.7
6843
Shiller P/E 29.00
FRED's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 43.30 vs. FRED: 29.00 )
FRED' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.36   Max: 42.72
Current: 29

11.36
42.72
Current Ratio 1.94
FRED's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. FRED: 1.94 )
FRED' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.83   Max: 3.39
Current: 1.94

1.83
3.39
Quick Ratio 0.47
FRED's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. FRED: 0.47 )
FRED' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 0.81
Current: 0.47

0.17
0.81
Days Inventory 87.37
FRED's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
58% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 41.65 vs. FRED: 87.37 )
FRED' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 81.61   Max: 106.14
Current: 87.37

81.61
106.14
Days Sales Outstanding 15.72
FRED's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
77% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.48 vs. FRED: 15.72 )
FRED' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 3.93   Max: 11.04
Current: 15.72

3.93
11.04

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.40
FRED's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
62% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. FRED: 1.40 )
FRED' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 1.93
Current: 1.4

0.34
1.93
Dividend Payout 9.22
FRED's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
59% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. FRED: 9.22 )
FRED' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 3.5
Current: 9.22

0.07
3.5
Dividend growth (3y) 14.50
FRED's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
87% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. FRED: 14.50 )
FRED' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 35.7
Current: 14.5

0
35.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.43
FRED's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
81% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. FRED: 4.43 )
FRED' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.08   Max: 6.11
Current: 4.43

1.08
6.11
Share Buyback Rate 2.20
FRED's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. FRED: 2.20 )
FRED' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.7   Max: -5
Current: 2.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.80
FRED's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
79% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.55 vs. FRED: 1.80 )
FRED' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 5.29
Current: 1.8

0.57
5.29
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.30
FRED's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
88% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. FRED: 1.30 )
FRED' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 12.23
Current: 1.3

0.85
12.23
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
FRED's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. FRED: 1.10 )
FRED' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 4.11
Current: 1.1

0.54
4.11
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -4.50
FRED's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
57% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. FRED: -4.50 )
FRED' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -4.5   Max: 13
Current: -4.5

-4.5
13
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -6.32
FRED's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
60% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.93 vs. FRED: -6.32 )
FRED' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -8.3   Max: 24.4
Current: -6.32

-8.3
24.4

Analyst Estimate

Jan16 Jan17
Revenue(Mil) 1,939 2,005
EPS($) 0.46 0.79
EPS without NRI($) 0.46 0.79

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Discount Stores
Compare:WMT, WMMVY, DG, FDO, DLTR » details
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 683 company-owned stores, including 53 express stores in fifteen states primarily in the southeastern United States. In addition to the company-owned stores, there were 21 franchised stores operating under the Companys name. Its stores generally serve low, middle and fixed income families located in small- to medium- sized towns. There were 355 full service pharmacies, which are included in the company-owned and express stores. In addition to the full service pharmacies, it opened a specialty pharmacy facility, EIRIS Health Services, late in the third quarter of 2013. The Company has an 850,000 square foot distribution center in Memphis, Tennessee that services 400 stores and a 600,000 square foot distribution center in Dublin, Georgia that services 304 stores. 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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