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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.05
HELE's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
87% of the 1509 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. HELE: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
HELE' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.24 Max: 1.61
Current: 0.05
0.02
1.61
Equity to Asset 0.54
HELE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
54% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. HELE: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
HELE' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 0.64 Max: 0.75
Current: 0.54
0.46
0.75
Interest Coverage 14.14
HELE's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
53% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 16.98 vs. HELE: 14.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
HELE' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.93  Med: 10.77 Max: 11.53
Current: 14.14
3.93
11.53
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.89
M-Score: -2.61
WACC vs ROIC
7.79%
10.32%
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 (%) 10.64
HELE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1502 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.84 vs. HELE: 10.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
HELE' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.46  Med: 11.44 Max: 14.38
Current: 10.64
-6.46
14.38
Net-margin (%) 8.60
HELE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1506 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. HELE: 8.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
HELE' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.12  Med: 9.03 Max: 12.01
Current: 8.6
-9.12
12.01
ROE (%) 14.45
HELE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1479 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 6.35 vs. HELE: 14.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
HELE' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.55  Med: 12.19 Max: 14.89
Current: 14.45
-10.55
14.89
ROA (%) 7.66
HELE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1536 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.16 vs. HELE: 7.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
HELE' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.55  Med: 7.36 Max: 8.99
Current: 7.66
-6.55
8.99
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 35.00
HELE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1524 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 11.46 vs. HELE: 35.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
HELE' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.96  Med: 32.54 Max: 42.5
Current: 35
-13.96
42.5
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.10
HELE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. HELE: 10.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HELE' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.5  Med: 9.60 Max: 24.4
Current: 10.1
1.5
24.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 9.20
HELE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. HELE: 9.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HELE' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.9  Med: 9.10 Max: 38.9
Current: 9.2
-6.9
38.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 9.10
HELE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 999 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. HELE: 9.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HELE' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.7  Med: 9.10 Max: 56
Current: 9.1
-11.7
56
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

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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Q2 2015

HELE Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 68,410 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,798 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 361,482 sh (+3102.64%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY Sold Out
David Dreman 110,472 sh (-29.43%)
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Q3 2015

HELE Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jeremy Grantham 74,115 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 414,408 sh (+14.64%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
David Dreman 85,155 sh (-22.92%)
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Q4 2015

HELE Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 31,610 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 87,715 sh (+18.35%)
David Dreman 42,828 sh (-49.71%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 19.25
HELE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1713 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 20.58 vs. HELE: 19.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
HELE' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.71  Med: 11.55 Max: 25.65
Current: 19.25
7.71
25.65
Forward P/E 18.90
HELE's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
65% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 16.34 vs. HELE: 18.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 19.25
HELE's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1286 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 20.96 vs. HELE: 19.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
HELE' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.72  Med: 11.54 Max: 25.63
Current: 19.25
7.72
25.63
P/B 2.55
HELE's P/B is ranked lower than
68% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. HELE: 2.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
HELE' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.30 Max: 3.14
Current: 2.55
0.53
3.14
P/S 1.66
HELE's P/S is ranked lower than
72% of the 1979 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. HELE: 1.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
HELE' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 1.10 Max: 1.96
Current: 1.66
0.45
1.96
PFCF 14.70
HELE's PFCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 23.10 vs. HELE: 14.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
HELE' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.65  Med: 11.82 Max: 64.22
Current: 14.7
4.65
64.22
POCF 13.51
HELE's POCF is ranked higher than
51% of the 1516 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 14.60 vs. HELE: 13.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
HELE' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.38  Med: 10.20 Max: 44.19
Current: 13.51
4.38
44.19
EV-to-EBIT 17.95
HELE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
54% of the 1816 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 15.99 vs. HELE: 17.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
HELE' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -58.4  Med: 10.80 Max: 21
Current: 17.95
-58.4
21
EV-to-EBITDA 14.22
HELE's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
55% of the 1894 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 12.38 vs. HELE: 14.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
HELE' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -94.3  Med: 9.20 Max: 4395.1
Current: 14.22
-94.3
4395.1
PEG 1.61
HELE's PEG is ranked higher than
62% of the 511 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. HELE: 1.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
HELE' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 1.74 Max: 5.74
Current: 1.61
0.23
5.74
Shiller P/E 34.50
HELE's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
66% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 25.45 vs. HELE: 34.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
HELE' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.84  Med: 16.98 Max: 40.85
Current: 34.5
6.84
40.85
Current Ratio 2.31
HELE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. HELE: 2.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
HELE' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 2.82 Max: 9.99
Current: 2.31
0.83
9.99
Quick Ratio 1.16
HELE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 1473 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. HELE: 1.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
HELE' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.51 Max: 6.04
Current: 1.16
0.37
6.04
Days Inventory 129.85
HELE's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
80% of the 1426 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 66.21 vs. HELE: 129.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
HELE' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 120.26  Med: 143.86 Max: 172.72
Current: 129.85
120.26
172.72
Days Sales Outstanding 68.59
HELE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
78% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 39.52 vs. HELE: 68.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
HELE' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 56.2  Med: 62.22 Max: 89.63
Current: 68.59
56.2
89.63
Days Payable 49.77
HELE's Days Payable is ranked higher than
56% of the 1062 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 43.24 vs. HELE: 49.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
HELE' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.74  Med: 35.47 Max: 62.56
Current: 49.77
33.74
62.56

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 8803.00
HELE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
100% of the 1772 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. HELE: 8803.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
HELE' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 3.32 Max: 10341
Current: 8803
0.73
10341
Price/Projected FCF 1.07
HELE's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. HELE: 1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
HELE' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.05 Max: 21.29
Current: 1.07
0.52
21.29
Price/Median PS Value 1.50
HELE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
78% of the 1933 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. HELE: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
HELE' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.98
Current: 1.5
0.32
1.98
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.06
HELE's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
61% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. HELE: 2.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
HELE' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.78 Max: 2.41
Current: 2.06
0.41
2.41
Price/Graham Number 87.16
HELE's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
100% of the 1549 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. HELE: 87.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
HELE' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.65 Max: 102.39
Current: 87.16
0.72
102.39
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.62
HELE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1482 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. HELE: 5.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
HELE' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.8  Med: 8.95 Max: 13.7
Current: 5.62
4.8
13.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 13.45
HELE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 698 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.69 vs. HELE: 13.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
HELE' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.5  Med: 8.00 Max: 38.4
Current: 13.45
-21.5
38.4

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $1538
EPS $ 4.57
Beta0.85
Short Percentage of Float4.59%
52-Week Range $74.95 - 106.50
Shares Outstanding(Mil)28.29

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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 consumer products company incorporated in Bermuda in the year 1968. The Company is a designer, developer, importer, marketer and distributor of an expanding portfolio of brand-name consumer products. The Company operates in four segments including Housewares, Healthcare / Home Environment, Nutritional Supplements, and Personal Care. The Company's Housewares segment provides consumer products for the home. Its product offerings include food preparation tools, gadgets and storage containers, cleaning, organization, and baby and toddler care products including brands OXO, OXO Good Grips, OXO Soft Works, OXO tot, and OXO SteeL. The Healthcare / Home Environment segment provides healthcare devices including thermometers, humidifiers, blood pressure monitors, and heating pads; water filtration systems; and small home appliances such as portable heaters, fans, air purifiers, and insect control devices. Its brands include Vicks, Braun, Honeywell, PUR, Febreze, Stinger, Duracraft, and SoftHeat. The Company's Nutritional Supplements segment is engaged in providing premium branded vitamins, minerals and supplements, as well as other health products sold directly to consumers. Its brands include Omega Q Plus Resveratrol, Omega Q Plus, Probiotic Advantage, Vision Essentials, Total Cardio Cover, Joint Advantage Gold, Triveratrol, Trilane and OxyRub. The Personal Care segment 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 brands include Revlon, Vidal Sassoon, Dr. Scholl's, Toni&Guy, Sure, Pert Plus, Infusium 23, Brut, Ammens, Hot Tools, Bed Head, Karina, Sea Breeze, and Gold 'N Hot. The Company sells its products mainly mass merchandisers, drugstore chains, warehouse clubs, catalogs, e-commerce retailers, grocery stores, and specialty stores. It purchases its products from unaffiliated manufacturers located in China, Mexico and the United States. The Nutritional Supplements segment sells directly to consumers. Its other segments sell products through mass merchandisers, drugstore chains, warehouse clubs, catalogs, 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 other products through home improvement stores. . 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 nat
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Articles On GuruFocus.com
Expect Helen Of Troy To Crush Analyst Estimates Next Week Jul 02 2015 
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 
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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