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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 : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.03
HELE's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
75% of the 1706 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. HELE: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
HELE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 1.17
Current: 0.03

0.03
1.17
Equity to Asset 0.55
HELE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
69% of the 1706 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. HELE: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
HELE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 0.72
Current: 0.55

0.52
0.72
Interest Coverage 10.77
HELE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
71% of the 1706 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HELE: 10.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
HELE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.67   Max: 21.19
Current: 10.77

2.67
21.19
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 4.05
M-Score: -2.72
WACC vs ROIC
9.94%
11.20%
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 11.19
HELE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1706 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.77 vs. HELE: 11.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
HELE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -6.46   Max: 18.06
Current: 11.19

-6.46
18.06
Net-margin (%) 9.08
HELE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1706 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. HELE: 9.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
HELE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -9.12   Max: 13.15
Current: 9.08

-9.12
13.15
ROE (%) 14.99
HELE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1706 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.84 vs. HELE: 14.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
HELE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -10.55   Max: 19.84
Current: 14.99

-10.55
19.84
ROA (%) 8.02
HELE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1706 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. HELE: 8.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
HELE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -6.55   Max: 13.52
Current: 8.02

-6.55
13.52
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 34.48
HELE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1706 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.97 vs. HELE: 34.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
HELE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -14.86   Max: 50.21
Current: 34.48

-14.86
50.21
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.10
HELE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1706 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: -3.50 vs. HELE: 10.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HELE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 24.4
Current: 10.1

1.5
24.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 9.20
HELE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1706 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: -33.40 vs. HELE: 9.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HELE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -6.9   Max: 38.9
Current: 9.2

-6.9
38.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 9.10
HELE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1706 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HELE: 9.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HELE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -11.6   Max: 56.3
Current: 9.1

-11.6
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

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%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 95,538 sh (-45.67%)
Jim Simons 117,310 sh (-67.38%)
» More
Q4 2014

HELE Guru Trades in Q4 2014

David Dreman 144,390 sh (+5.57%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 538,500 sh (-33.00%)
Joel Greenblatt 21,650 sh (-77.34%)
» More
Q1 2015

HELE Guru Trades in Q1 2015

David Dreman 156,534 sh (+8.41%)
Joel Greenblatt 11,287 sh (-47.87%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 198,500 sh (-63.14%)
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 19.40
HELE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1057 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HELE: 19.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
HELE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.71   Max: 25.65
Current: 19.4

7.71
25.65
Forward P/E 19.38
HELE's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
66% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 16.47 vs. HELE: 19.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 19.60
HELE's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1053 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 21.20 vs. HELE: 19.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
HELE' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.72   Max: 25.63
Current: 19.6

7.72
25.63
P/B 2.80
HELE's P/B is ranked lower than
77% of the 1312 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. HELE: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
HELE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 2.96
Current: 2.8

0.53
2.96
P/S 1.70
HELE's P/S is ranked lower than
79% of the 1361 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. HELE: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
HELE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 2.41
Current: 1.7

0.45
2.41
PFCF 14.80
HELE's PFCF is ranked higher than
55% of the 732 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HELE: 14.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
HELE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.65   Max: 64.22
Current: 14.8

4.65
64.22
POCF 14.35
HELE's POCF is ranked lower than
57% of the 973 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 12.23 vs. HELE: 14.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
HELE' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.38   Max: 44.18
Current: 14.35

4.38
44.18
EV-to-EBIT 18.23
HELE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
55% of the 1069 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 16.75 vs. HELE: 18.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
HELE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -36.5   Max: 21
Current: 18.23

-36.5
21
PEG 1.63
HELE's PEG is ranked higher than
67% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.95 vs. HELE: 1.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
HELE' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 5.63
Current: 1.63

0.24
5.63
Shiller P/E 25.70
HELE's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
74% of the 634 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HELE: 25.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
HELE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.54   Max: 31.87
Current: 25.7

5.54
31.87
Current Ratio 2.16
HELE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 1255 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. HELE: 2.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
HELE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.29   Max: 9.99
Current: 2.16

1.29
9.99
Quick Ratio 1.04
HELE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 1254 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. HELE: 1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
HELE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 6.04
Current: 1.04

0.64
6.04
Days Inventory 133.94
HELE's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
81% of the 1339 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 63.41 vs. HELE: 133.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
HELE' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 120.26   Max: 191.16
Current: 133.94

120.26
191.16
Days Sales Outstanding 56.20
HELE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
70% of the 1083 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 39.13 vs. HELE: 56.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
HELE' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 49.31   Max: 89.63
Current: 56.2

49.31
89.63

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.10
HELE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
54% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. HELE: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
HELE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 4.81
Current: 1.1

0.61
4.81
Price/Median PS Value 1.60
HELE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
91% of the 1315 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. HELE: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
HELE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 1.75
Current: 1.6

0.45
1.75
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.20
HELE's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
81% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HELE: 2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
HELE' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 1.92
Current: 2.2

0.46
1.92
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.50
HELE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1358 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HELE: 5.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
HELE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.8   Max: 12.9
Current: 5.5

4.8
12.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 12.69
HELE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
73% of the 653 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. HELE: 12.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
HELE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -21.5   Max: 39.2
Current: 12.69

-21.5
39.2

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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Articles On GuruFocus.com
Four Reasons Why Helen of Troy Has Plenty of Room To Grow May 15 2015 
Letter from Former Bill Ackman Protege to Helen of Troy's Board of Directors Feb 07 2014 
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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 

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