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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 : 4/10

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Cash to Debt 0.06
HAST's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 1083 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. HAST: 0.06 )
HAST' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.24
Current: 0.06

0.02
0.24
Equity to Asset 0.28
HAST's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
55% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. HAST: 0.28 )
HAST' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 0.55
Current: 0.28

0.28
0.55
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.63
M-Score: -3.23
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 : 6/10

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industry
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Operating margin (%) -1.73
HAST's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1074 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. HAST: -1.73 )
HAST' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2.34   Max: 3.29
Current: -1.73

-2.34
3.29
Net-margin (%) -2.01
HAST's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. HAST: -2.01 )
HAST' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.54   Max: 1.87
Current: -2.01

-3.54
1.87
ROE (%) -12.59
HAST's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1056 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9.28 vs. HAST: -12.59 )
HAST' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -20.43   Max: 10.06
Current: -12.59

-20.43
10.06
ROA (%) -4.52
HAST's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1072 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. HAST: -4.52 )
HAST' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -7.8   Max: 3.94
Current: -4.52

-7.8
3.94
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -6.84
HAST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.54 vs. HAST: -6.84 )
HAST' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -8.61   Max: 12.8
Current: -6.84

-8.61
12.8
Revenue Growth (%) 1.10
HAST's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 785 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. HAST: 1.10 )
HAST' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -0.9   Max: 5.7
Current: 1.1

-0.9
5.7
EBITDA Growth (%) -29.20
HAST's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 669 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. HAST: -29.20 )
HAST' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -33.3   Max: 56.9
Current: -29.2

-33.3
56.9
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Ratios

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P/B 0.40
HAST's P/B is ranked higher than
94% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. HAST: 0.40 )
HAST' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 1.2
Current: 0.4

0.12
1.2
P/S 0.05
HAST's P/S is ranked lower than
70% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. HAST: 0.05 )
HAST' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.21
Current: 0.05

0
0.21
EV-to-EBIT 25.00
HAST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
66% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.30 vs. HAST: 25.00 )
HAST' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.8   Max: 123.5
Current: 25

5.8
123.5

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.68
HAST's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
88% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. HAST: 0.68 )
HAST' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 0.97
Current: 0.68

0.62
0.97
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.70
HAST's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
86% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. HAST: 0.70 )
HAST' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 0.97
Current: 0.7

0.62
0.97
Share Buyback Rate 5.60
HAST's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
95% of the 654 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. HAST: 5.60 )
HAST' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.1   Max: -9.6
Current: 5.6

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.40
HAST's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
93% of the 953 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. HAST: 0.40 )
HAST' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 1.66
Current: 0.4

0.16
1.66
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.30
HAST's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
99% of the 560 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. HAST: 0.30 )
HAST' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 1.47
Current: 0.3

0.13
1.47
Price/Median PS Value 0.50
HAST's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 1025 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. HAST: 0.50 )
HAST' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 3.89
Current: 0.5

0.26
3.89
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.00
HAST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
59% of the 983 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. HAST: 4.00 )
HAST' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 17.2
Current: 4

0.8
17.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -18.10
HAST's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
53% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 10.57 vs. HAST: -18.10 )
HAST' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -16   Max: 32.8
Current: -18.1

-16
32.8

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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Hastings Entertainment, Inc. was incorporated in 1972. The Company is a multimedia entertainment retailer. It operates entertainment stores that buy, sell, trade and rent various home entertainment products, including books, music, software, periodicals, movies on DVD and Blu-Ray, video games, video game consoles and electronics. It operates more than 138 stores in small- to medium-sized markets located in approximately 19 states, mainly in the Western and Midwestern United States. It also operates three concept stores, Sun Adventure Sports, located in Amarillo, Texas and Lubbock, Texas and TRADESMART, located in Littleton, Colorado. Sun Adventure Sports sells a range of bicycles and related accessories, skateboards, and various other athletic equipment, apparel, and shoes, and offers bicycle repair services and cycling classes. TRADESMART, born from the culture of recycling, features over 400,000 predominantly used and new books, CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, video games and video game systems, as well as consumer electronics, trends, skateboards and paintball merchandise, and much more available for purchase. TRADESMART also buys back for cash or store credit entertainment products that customers have previously enjoyed. It also operates a multimedia entertainment e-commerce web site offering a broad selection of books, software, video games, movies on DVD and Blu-Ray, music, trends, and electronics. It fills orders for new and used product placed at the website and also through Amazon Marketplace using its proprietary goShip program, which allows it to ship directly from stores. It has one wholly-owned subsidiary, Hastings Internet, Inc. The Company competes, within its trading areas, with all mass and specialty music, book, video, and video game retailers. Additionally, it also competes with video and video game rental stores and both Internet retail and rental businesses operating in its core product categories.

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