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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.33
KATE's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
60% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.39 vs. KATE: 0.33 )
KATE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.33

Equity to Asset 0.07
KATE's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
69% of the 747 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. KATE: 0.07 )
KATE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.37   Max: 0.81
Current: 0.07

-0.37
0.81
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 6.72
M-Score: -2.15
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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -3.60
KATE's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 732 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.45 vs. KATE: -3.60 )
KATE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -18.41   Max: 11.49
Current: -3.6

-18.41
11.49
Net-margin (%) 5.77
KATE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 732 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. KATE: 5.77 )
KATE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -23.89   Max: 7.65
Current: 5.77

-23.89
7.65
ROA (%) 7.47
KATE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 735 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. KATE: 7.47 )
KATE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -49.95   Max: 14.14
Current: 7.47

-49.95
14.14
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -19.90
KATE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 733 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 15.48 vs. KATE: -19.90 )
KATE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -67.36   Max: 51.88
Current: -19.9

-67.36
51.88
Revenue Growth (%) -16.20
KATE's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. KATE: -16.20 )
KATE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -33.4   Max: 19.6
Current: -16.2

-33.4
19.6
EBITDA Growth (%) -31.30
KATE's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 511 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. KATE: -31.30 )
KATE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -31.3   Max: 19
Current: -31.3

-31.3
19
» KATE's 10-Y Financials

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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

KATE Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Columbia Wanger 1,212,300 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 128,968 sh (+134.02%)
Louis Moore Bacon 459,500 sh (+4.68%)
Ken Fisher 4,333,141 sh (-3.32%)
Jim Simons 382,900 sh (-62.36%)
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Q4 2013

KATE Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 499,900 sh (+30.56%)
Columbia Wanger 1,212,300 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 373,350 sh (-18.75%)
Ken Fisher 3,489,901 sh (-19.46%)
Steven Cohen 60,329 sh (-53.22%)
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Q1 2014

KATE Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chase Coleman 835,000 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 104,136 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 1,872,300 sh (+54.44%)
Jim Simons 689,095 sh (+37.85%)
Ken Fisher 3,040,716 sh (-12.87%)
Louis Moore Bacon 269,500 sh (-27.82%)
Steven Cohen 21,424 sh (-64.49%)
» More
Q2 2014

KATE Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ken Fisher 3,024,928 sh (-0.52%)
» More
» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with KATE

(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
George Soros 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.001%$4.06 - $6.45 $ 38.69619%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Sold Out 0.13%$5.21 - $6.68 $ 38.69555%0
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Ratios

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industry
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P/E(ttm) 31.50
KATE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
59% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 24.40 vs. KATE: 31.50 )
KATE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.8   Max: 84.91
Current: 31.5

11.8
84.91
P/B 70.70
KATE's P/B is ranked lower than
66% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. KATE: 70.70 )
KATE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 81
Current: 70.7

0.12
81
P/S 3.60
KATE's P/S is ranked lower than
65% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. KATE: 3.60 )
KATE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 4
Current: 3.6

0.04
4
EV-to-EBIT -80.17
KATE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
54% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 18.40 vs. KATE: -80.17 )
KATE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.7   Max: 21.6
Current: -80.17

7.7
21.6
Current Ratio 1.60
KATE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 749 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. KATE: 1.60 )
KATE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 4.33
Current: 1.6

0.86
4.33
Quick Ratio 0.92
KATE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 749 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. KATE: 0.92 )
KATE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 2.89
Current: 0.92

0.33
2.89

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 40.70
KATE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
71% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KATE: 40.70 )
KATE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 125.65
Current: 40.7

0.09
125.65
Price/Median PS Value 4.50
KATE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
65% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. KATE: 4.50 )
KATE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 4.35
Current: 4.5

0.07
4.35
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.80
KATE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
58% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. KATE: 2.80 )
KATE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.8   Max: 12.9
Current: 2.8

2.8
12.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 0.24
KATE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
61% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.23 vs. KATE: 0.24 )
KATE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 5.6   Max: 19.7
Current: 0.24

5.6
19.7

Business Description

Industry: Manufacturing - Apparel & Furniture » Apparel Manufacturing
Compare:VFC, RL, BURBY, SGC, PVH » details
Traded in other countries:LIZ.Germany
Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc was incorporated in January 1976 in the State of Delaware. The company designs and markets a portfolio of retail-based, premium, global lifestyle brands including Juicy Couture, kate spade, and Lucky Brand. In addition, the Adelington Design Group, a private brand jewelry design and development group, markets brands through department stores as well as serves jcpenney via exclusive supplier agreements for the Liz Claiborne and Monet jewelry lines and Kohl's via an exclusive supplier agreement for Dana Buchman jewelry. The Company also has licenses for the Liz Claiborne New York brand, available at QVC and Lizwear, which is distributed through the club store channel. It maintains an 18.75% stake in Mexx, a European and Canadian apparel and accessories retail-based brand. Its brands are Juicy Couture, kate spade, JACK SPADE, Lucky Brand, and Adelington Design Group. Juicy Couture is the world's most irreverent, fun, and on-trend lifestyle brand for women and girls of all ages. Whimsical, confident, and feminine with an edge, Juicy Couture was founded in Los Angeles by two fashion-obsessed best friends. Known for making the track suit an icon of casual luxury, today Juicy Couture is a global phenomenon with an assortment that spans fashion apparel, handbags, shoes, intimates, swimwear, fragrance, accessories, sunglasses, and baby. Juicy's newest collection, Bird by Juicy Couture, is an elevated assortment that meshes streetwear-chic with pedigreed luxury to create the quintessential wardrobe for the modern, downtown muse. Kate spade is the brand that helps women express their own personal style with incandescent charm and a dash of rebellion. JACK SPADE stands for smart designs and ideas to help men live a layered life. At Lucky Brand, jeans have always been much more than just denim and grommets. Staying true to the rich heritage -and authentic, all-American spirit - of denim, Lucky Brand began crafting great-fitting, vintage-inspired jeans in Los Angeles in 1990, quickly earning the title of 'America's favorite.' The brand also produces apparel, shoes, accessories and jewelry for men and women that are sold at 295 retail stores within the U.S., high-end department and specialty stores, select stores in Canada, and online at luckybrand.com. In addition, Lucky has recently reintroduced its successful Lucky Kid line, further adding to its complete lifestyle offering. As of December 29, 2012, the company operates a total of 344 specialty retail stores under various Company trademarks, consisting of 295 retail stores within the US and 49 retail stores outside of the US (primarily in Europe and Canada).The Adelington Design Group is a private brand jewelry design and development division that markets brands through department stores as well as serves jcpenney via exclusive supplier agreements for the Liz Claiborne and Monet jewelry lines and Kohl's with an exclusive supplier agreement for Dana Buchman jewe

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