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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 0.04
HELE's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
57% of the 2139 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. HELE: 0.04 )
HELE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 1.61
Current: 0.04

0.02
1.61
Equity to Asset 0.49
HELE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
67% of the 2050 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. HELE: 0.49 )
HELE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 0.75
Current: 0.49

0.46
0.75
Interest Coverage 11.49
HELE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
60% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 20.52 vs. HELE: 11.49 )
HELE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.67   Max: 21.19
Current: 11.49

2.67
21.19
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.03
M-Score: -2.71
WACC vs ROIC
9.78%
9.02%
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 9.38
HELE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 2147 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.86 vs. HELE: 9.38 )
HELE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -6.46   Max: 18.06
Current: 9.38

-6.46
18.06
Net-margin (%) 7.36
HELE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 2148 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.12 vs. HELE: 7.36 )
HELE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -9.12   Max: 13.15
Current: 7.36

-9.12
13.15
ROE (%) 11.34
HELE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 2123 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 8.55 vs. HELE: 11.34 )
HELE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -10.55   Max: 19.84
Current: 11.34

-10.55
19.84
ROA (%) 6.29
HELE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 2169 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.06 vs. HELE: 6.29 )
HELE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -6.55   Max: 13.52
Current: 6.29

-6.55
13.52
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 27.10
HELE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 2160 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 13.13 vs. HELE: 27.10 )
HELE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -14.86   Max: 50.21
Current: 27.1

-14.86
50.21
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 18.00
HELE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1786 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. HELE: 18.00 )
HELE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.2   Max: 24.4
Current: 18

-13.2
24.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 4.10
HELE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1545 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. HELE: 4.10 )
HELE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -26.1   Max: 38.9
Current: 4.1

-26.1
38.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -3.70
HELE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1411 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. HELE: -3.70 )
HELE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -29.2   Max: 56.3
Current: -3.7

-29.2
56.3
» HELE's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

HELE Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 114,514 sh (+106.70%)
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
David Dreman 138,201 sh (-13.10%)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,400 sh (-58.54%)
Joel Greenblatt 39,334 sh (-60.17%)
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Q2 2014

HELE Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Burbank 3,570 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 175,840 sh (+347.04%)
Jim Simons 359,610 sh (+214.03%)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,838 sh (+130.53%)
David Dreman 135,067 sh (-2.27%)
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Q3 2014

HELE Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 125,000 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 803,700 sh (New)
David Dreman 136,778 sh (+1.27%)
John Burbank Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 95,538 sh (-45.67%)
Jim Simons 117,310 sh (-67.38%)
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Q4 2014

HELE Guru Trades in Q4 2014

David Dreman 144,390 sh (+5.57%)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 538,500 sh (-33.00%)
Joel Greenblatt 21,650 sh (-77.34%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 22.80
HELE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 2498 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 35.20 vs. HELE: 22.80 )
HELE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.71   Max: 25.65
Current: 22.8

7.71
25.65
Forward P/E 10.54
HELE's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
94% of the 2498 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HELE: 10.54 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 23.10
HELE's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
78% of the 2498 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 35.00 vs. HELE: 23.10 )
HELE' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.72   Max: 25.63
Current: 23.1

7.72
25.63
P/B 2.60
HELE's P/B is ranked higher than
61% of the 2498 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. HELE: 2.60 )
HELE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 2.96
Current: 2.6

0.53
2.96
P/S 1.72
HELE's P/S is ranked higher than
51% of the 2498 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. HELE: 1.72 )
HELE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 2.41
Current: 1.72

0.45
2.41
PFCF 20.20
HELE's PFCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 2498 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1104.29 vs. HELE: 20.20 )
HELE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.65   Max: 64.22
Current: 20.2

4.65
64.22
POCF 19.34
HELE's POCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 2498 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 23.29 vs. HELE: 19.34 )
HELE' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.38   Max: 44.18
Current: 19.34

4.38
44.18
EV-to-EBIT 21.66
HELE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
73% of the 2498 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 23.50 vs. HELE: 21.66 )
HELE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -36.5   Max: 22.4
Current: 21.66

-36.5
22.4
Shiller P/E 30.30
HELE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 2498 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HELE: 30.30 )
HELE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.51   Max: 32.15
Current: 30.3

5.51
32.15
Current Ratio 0.91
HELE's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 2087 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. HELE: 0.91 )
HELE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 9.99
Current: 0.91

0.83
9.99
Quick Ratio 0.48
HELE's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 2085 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. HELE: 0.48 )
HELE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 6.04
Current: 0.48

0.37
6.04
Days Inventory 137.89
HELE's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
57% of the 2498 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 81.70 vs. HELE: 137.89 )
HELE' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 120.26   Max: 191.16
Current: 137.89

120.26
191.16
Days Sales Outstanding 76.56
HELE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
65% of the 2498 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 57.78 vs. HELE: 76.56 )
HELE' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 49.31   Max: 89.63
Current: 76.56

49.31
89.63

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.10
HELE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
90% of the 2498 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HELE: 1.10 )
HELE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 21.29
Current: 1.1

0.52
21.29
Price/Median PS Value 1.60
HELE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
57% of the 2498 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. HELE: 1.60 )
HELE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 1.98
Current: 1.6

0.32
1.98
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.60
HELE's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 2498 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HELE: 2.60 )
HELE' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 2.68
Current: 2.6

0.41
2.68
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.60
HELE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
65% of the 2124 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. HELE: 4.60 )
HELE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.5   Max: 12.9
Current: 4.6

4.5
12.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 12.60
HELE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1139 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.93 vs. HELE: 12.60 )
HELE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -21.5   Max: 39.2
Current: 12.6

-21.5
39.2

Analyst Estimate

Feb15
EPS($) 5.50
EPS without NRI($) 5.50

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Household & Personal Products
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Traded in other countries:HT2.Germany,
Helen of Troy, Ltd., is a Bermuda Corporation incorporated in the year 1968. The Company is a designer, developer, importer, marketer and distributor of an expanding portfolio of brand-name consumer products. It has three segments; Personal Care, Housewares and Healthcare/Home Environment. Its Personal Care segment's products include electric hair care, beauty care and wellness appliances; grooming tools and accessories; and liquid, solid- and powder-based personal care and grooming products. Its Housewares segment provides a range of consumer products for the home. Product offerings include food preparation and storage, cleaning, organization, and baby and toddler care products. The Healthcare / Home Environment segment provides health care devices, such as thermometers, blood pressure monitors, humidifiers and heating pads; water filtration systems; and small home appliances, such as air purifiers, portable heaters, fans, and bug zappers. All three segments sell their products mainly through mass merchandisers, drugstore chains, warehouse clubs, catalogs, e-commerce retailers, grocery stores, and specialty stores. In addition, the Personal Care segment sells through beauty supply retailers and wholesalers, and the Healthcare/Home Environment segment sells certain of its product lines through medical distributors and others through home improvement stores. It purchases its products from unaffiliated manufacturers located in China, Mexico and the United States. Its trademarks are Revlon, Vicks, Braun, Honeywell, and Vidal Sassoon. Its competitors include; Conair, Farouk Systems Inc., FHI Heat, Inc., Jamella Limited (GHD), Turbo Ion, Inc., The Procter & Gamble Company, L'Oréal Group, Unilever N.V., Colgate- Palmolive Company, Lifetime Brands, Inc., Zyliss AG, Wilton Industries, Inc., Simplehuman LLC, Casabella Holdings LLC, Phillips Electronics N.V., Microlife AG Swiss Corporation, Omron Corporation, The Clorox Company, 3M Company, Sharp Corporation, Jarden Corporation. The Company's operations are subject to national, state, local, and provincial jurisdictions' environmental, and health and safety laws and regulations.
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Letter from Former Bill Ackman Protege to Helen of Troy's Board of Directors Feb 07 2014 
comment on HELE Jan 02 2013 
Comment for 10 Year Financials of HELE - Helen Of Troy Apr 09 2012 
Should Helen of Troy (HELE) be the company that launches a thousand buy orders? Jan 25 2011 
Helen of Troy Ltd. (HELE) Chairman, CEO & President Gerald J Rubin sells 44,775 Shares Jan 13 2011 
Helen of Troy Ltd. (HELE) Senior Vice President and CFO Thomas J Benson sells 21,500 Shares Apr 12 2010 
Helen of Troy Ltd. (HELE) Senior Vice President and CFO Thomas J Benson sells 11,500 Shares Mar 03 2010 
Helen of Troy Ltd. (HELE) Chairman, CEO & President Gerald J Rubin sells 57,500 Shares Oct 21 2009 
Helen of Troy Ltd. (HELE) Senior Vice President and CFO Thomas J Benson sells 1,023 Shares Oct 20 2009 
Helen of Troy Ltd. (HELE) Chairman, CEO & President Gerald J Rubin sells 133,232 Shares Oct 14 2009 


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