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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 53.43
GES's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
87% of the 1158 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. GES: 53.43 )
GES' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 53.43

Equity to Asset 0.66
GES's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
85% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. GES: 0.66 )
GES' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.69
Current: 0.66

0.03
0.69
Interest Coverage 115.75
GES's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
77% of the 808 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 34.17 vs. GES: 115.75 )
GES' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.88   Max: 332.48
Current: 115.75

1.88
332.48
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 5.26
M-Score: -2.97
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 7.10
GES's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.25 vs. GES: 7.10 )
GES' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -1.46   Max: 18.45
Current: 7.1

-1.46
18.45
Net-margin (%) 4.91
GES's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.54 vs. GES: 4.91 )
GES' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.93   Max: 13.13
Current: 4.91

-1.93
13.13
ROE (%) 10.95
GES's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1142 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. GES: 10.95 )
GES' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -6.56   Max: 290.63
Current: 10.95

-6.56
290.63
ROA (%) 7.18
GES's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.35 vs. GES: 7.18 )
GES' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -3.17   Max: 30.19
Current: 7.18

-3.17
30.19
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 25.06
GES's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1159 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.16 vs. GES: 25.06 )
GES' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -4.12   Max: 146.97
Current: 25.06

-4.12
146.97
Revenue Growth (%) 4.00
GES's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1018 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. GES: 4.00 )
GES' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -6.3   Max: 31.6
Current: 4

-6.3
31.6
EBITDA Growth (%) -10.50
GES's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 840 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. GES: -10.50 )
GES' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -37.3   Max: 63.9
Current: -10.5

-37.3
63.9
EPS Growth (%) -16.60
GES's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. GES: -16.60 )
GES' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -38.4   Max: 153.9
Current: -16.6

-38.4
153.9
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

GES Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 9,400 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 308,595 sh (+987.71%)
Jeremy Grantham 23,168 sh (+65.94%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Chuck Royce 2,691,554 sh (-16.61%)
Jim Simons 76,600 sh (-57.59%)
NWQ Managers 114,059 sh (-68.18%)
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Q4 2013

GES Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 19,599 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 498,424 sh (+61.51%)
Jeremy Grantham 29,773 sh (+28.51%)
NWQ Managers Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chuck Royce 2,490,748 sh (-7.46%)
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Q1 2014

GES Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 194,100 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,985 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,374,033 sh (+6910.73%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,236,768 sh (+148.14%)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Chuck Royce 2,068,451 sh (-16.95%)
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Q2 2014

GES Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 1,336,347 sh (+8.05%)
Chuck Royce 1,702,663 sh (-17.68%)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,758 sh (-51.17%)
Jim Simons 94,000 sh (-51.57%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with GES

(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 2014-03-31 Add 148.14%0.3%$26.99 - $31.45 $ 21.83-25%1236768
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 61.51%0.14%$28.66 - $34.64 $ 21.83-31%498424
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 987.71%0.27%$27.23 - $34.16 $ 21.83-30%308595
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -84.63%0.19%$24.71 - $32.09 $ 21.83-24%28371
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 74.07%0.18%$24.56 - $31.67 $ 21.83-22%189755
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 49.6%0.1%$28.62 - $36.72 $ 21.83-28%109011
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 80.88%0.12%$26.3 - $34.59 $ 21.83-27%72867
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$26.3 - $34.59 $ 21.83-27%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 262.2%0.14%$28.4 - $44.52 $ 21.83-38%40284
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 Reduce -71.94%0.11%$28.4 - $44.52 $ 21.83-38%73454
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Reduce -37.49%0.08%$38.18 - $45.72 $ 21.83-47%11122
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 15.10
GES's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 22.30 vs. GES: 15.10 )
GES' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 103.25
Current: 15.1

4.7
103.25
P/B 1.63
GES's P/B is ranked higher than
71% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. GES: 1.63 )
GES' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.35   Max: 9.51
Current: 1.63

1.35
9.51
P/S 0.74
GES's P/S is ranked higher than
68% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. GES: 0.74 )
GES' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 3.5
Current: 0.74

0.5
3.5
PFCF 9.85
GES's PFCF is ranked higher than
94% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 142.61 vs. GES: 9.85 )
GES' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.77   Max: 135.13
Current: 9.85

7.77
135.13
EV-to-EBIT 8.00
GES's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
89% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.16 vs. GES: 8.00 )
GES' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 34.5
Current: 8

2.4
34.5
Shiller P/E 8.86
GES's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
95% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 43.85 vs. GES: 8.86 )
GES' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.81   Max: 114.98
Current: 8.86

8.81
114.98
Current Ratio 3.34
GES's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 1154 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. GES: 3.34 )
GES' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 3.73
Current: 3.34

1.13
3.73
Quick Ratio 2.25
GES's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 1154 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. GES: 2.25 )
GES' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 2.8
Current: 2.25

0.56
2.8

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 4.00
GES's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
83% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. GES: 4.00 )
GES' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 3.89
Current: 4

0.12
3.89
Dividend Payout 0.58
GES's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
69% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. GES: 0.58 )
GES' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 1.67
Current: 0.58

0.13
1.67
Dividend growth (3y) 5.60
GES's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
75% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. GES: 5.60 )
GES' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 34.4
Current: 5.6

0
34.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.70
GES's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
91% of the 831 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. GES: 7.70 )
GES' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 7.36
Current: 7.7

0.23
7.36
Share Buyback Rate 2.80
GES's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 808 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. GES: 2.80 )
GES' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 13.6   Max: -2.5
Current: 2.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 7.95
GES's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GES: 7.95 )
GES' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 7.94   Max: 1027.8
Current: 7.95

7.94
1027.8
Price/Tangible Book 1.71
GES's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
75% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. GES: 1.71 )
GES' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 26.5
Current: 1.71

1.02
26.5
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.65
GES's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.52 vs. GES: 0.65 )
GES' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 3.82
Current: 0.65

0.47
3.82
Price/Median PS Value 0.62
GES's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. GES: 0.62 )
GES' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 2.62
Current: 0.62

0.22
2.62
Price/Graham Number 1.06
GES's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
82% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. GES: 1.06 )
GES' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 7.2
Current: 1.06

0.79
7.2
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 12.50
GES's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1066 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. GES: 12.50 )
GES' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.9   Max: 42.2
Current: 12.5

2.9
42.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 2.28
GES's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
63% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.28 vs. GES: 2.28 )
GES' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -24.6   Max: 72.1
Current: 2.28

-24.6
72.1

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Apparel Stores
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Traded in other countries:GU9.Germany
Guess? Inc., was founded in 1981 and currently operates as a Delaware corporation. The Company designs, markets, distribute and licenses lifestyle collections of contemporary apparel and accessories for men, women and children that reflect the American lifestyle and European fashion sensibilities. Its apparel is marketed under numerous trademarks including Guess, Guess?, Guess U.S.A., Guess Jeans, Guess? and Triangle Design, Question Mark and Triangle Design, a stylized G, Guess Kids, Baby Guess, Yes, G by Guess, Guess by Marciano, and Marciano. The lines include full collections of denim and cotton clothing, including jeans, pants, overalls, skirts, dresses, shorts, blouses, shirts, jackets and knitwear. Guess also selectively grant licenses to manufacture and distribute an array of products that complement its apparel lines, including eyewear, watches, handbags, footwear, kids' and infants' apparel, leather apparel, swimwear, fragrance, jewelry and other fashion accessories. The Company's products are sold through retail, wholesale, e-commerce and licensing distribution channels. Its core customer is a style-conscious consumer mainly between the ages of 18 and 32. The Company's businesses are grouped into five reportable segments: Europe, North American Retail, Asia, North American Wholesale and Licensing. The Europe segment includes the Company's wholesale and retail operations in Europe and the Middle East. The North American Retail segment includes the Company's retail operations in North America. The Asia segment includes the Company's wholesale and retail operations in Asia. The North American Wholesale segment includes the Company's wholesale operations in North America and export sales to Central and South America. The Licensing segment includes the worldwide licensing operations of the Company. At February 2, 2013, we directly operated a total of 512 stores in the U.S. and Canada and 320 stores outside of the U.S. and Canada, plus an additional 286 smaller-sized concessions in Asia and Europe. At February 2, 2013, its international licensees and distributors operated 858 stores located outside the U.S. and Canada, plus 127 smaller-sized licensee operated concessions located in Asia. It sells through both domestic and international wholesale distribution channels. U.S. wholesale customers consist primarily of better department stores, including Macy's, Bloomingdales and The Bay, and select specialty retailers and upscale boutiques, which have the image and merchandising expertise that it require for the effective presentation of its products. In Europe, its products are sold in stores ranging from large, well known department stores like Galeries Lafayette, Printemps and El Corte Inglès to small upscale multi-brand boutiques. The Company competes with numerous apparel manufacturers and distributors, both domestically and internationally, as well as several well-known designers. The Company is subject to federal, state a
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