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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 0.15
LB's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
83% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. LB: 0.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.41 Max: 4.83
Current: 0.15
0.01
4.83
Equity to Asset -0.09
LB's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
98% of the 846 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. LB: -0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.17  Med: 0.41 Max: 0.74
Current: -0.09
-0.17
0.74
Interest Coverage 6.03
LB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
78% of the 586 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 42.72 vs. LB: 6.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.25  Med: 9.29 Max: 27.93
Current: 6.03
3.25
27.93
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.91
M-Score: -2.86
WACC vs ROIC
10.52%
37.62%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 17.18
LB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. LB: 17.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 6.51  Med: 10.41 Max: 17.05
Current: 17.18
6.51
17.05
Net-margin (%) 9.81
LB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. LB: 9.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.37  Med: 7.07 Max: 21.85
Current: 9.81
2.37
21.85
ROA (%) 16.28
LB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. LB: 16.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.05  Med: 10.42 Max: 46.25
Current: 16.28
3.05
46.25
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 83.42
LB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 903 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.07 vs. LB: 83.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 26.45  Med: 66.24 Max: 151.94
Current: 83.42
26.45
151.94
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.20
LB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. LB: 5.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -6.4  Med: 5.40 Max: 20
Current: 5.2
-6.4
20
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 10.70
LB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. LB: 10.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -22  Med: 9.40 Max: 36.9
Current: 10.7
-22
36.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 8.90
LB's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. LB: 8.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -34.6  Med: 8.60 Max: 60.9
Current: 8.9
-34.6
60.9
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

LB Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Stanley Druckenmiller 151,300 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 68,024 sh (New)
James Barrow 3,247,144 sh (+1.69%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 20,674,994 sh (-0.14%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 38,946 sh (-1.12%)
Murray Stahl 1,360,107 sh (-2.89%)
Steven Cohen 77,000 sh (-47.08%)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,000 sh (-98.46%)
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Q4 2014

LB Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 19,530 sh (New)
Stanley Druckenmiller 271,600 sh (+79.51%)
James Barrow 3,259,444 sh (+0.38%)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 20,581,150 sh (-0.45%)
Murray Stahl 1,329,020 sh (-2.29%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 35,680 sh (-8.39%)
Ray Dalio 43,899 sh (-35.47%)
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Q1 2015

LB Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Lee Ainslie 2,890 sh (New)
Jim Simons 422,533 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 80,899 sh (+84.28%)
Joel Greenblatt 29,441 sh (+50.75%)
PRIMECAP Management 21,154,760 sh (+2.79%)
James Barrow 3,274,711 sh (+0.47%)
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 34,432 sh (-3.50%)
Murray Stahl 1,271,794 sh (-4.31%)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,500 sh (-50.00%)
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Q2 2015

LB Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Steven Cohen 470,700 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 302,165 sh (+926.34%)
Jim Simons 861,733 sh (+103.94%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 41,776 sh (+21.33%)
PRIMECAP Management 21,321,837 sh (+0.79%)
Lee Ainslie 2,890 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Murray Stahl 1,249,063 sh (-1.79%)
James Barrow 3,038,771 sh (-7.20%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 23.50
LB's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
54% of the 670 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.90 vs. LB: 23.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
LB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.52  Med: 16.23 Max: 57.44
Current: 23.5
4.52
57.44
Forward P/E 22.83
LB's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
75% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.90 vs. LB: 22.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 22.00
LB's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
54% of the 665 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.70 vs. LB: 22.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
LB' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 4.53  Med: 16.24 Max: 57.44
Current: 22
4.53
57.44
P/S 2.31
LB's P/S is ranked lower than
81% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. LB: 2.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.23  Med: 1.12 Max: 2.46
Current: 2.31
0.23
2.46
PFCF 25.96
LB's PFCF is ranked lower than
59% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.54 vs. LB: 25.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
LB' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.06  Med: 20.47 Max: 483.17
Current: 25.96
4.06
483.17
POCF 15.50
LB's POCF is ranked lower than
55% of the 618 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 12.72 vs. LB: 15.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LB' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.13  Med: 10.70 Max: 20.82
Current: 15.5
2.13
20.82
EV-to-EBIT 14.56
LB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
53% of the 714 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.67 vs. LB: 14.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.8  Med: 11.20 Max: 19.1
Current: 14.56
4.8
19.1
PEG 1.58
LB's PEG is ranked higher than
53% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. LB: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
LB' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.65 Max: 35.1
Current: 1.58
0.42
35.1
Shiller P/E 31.31
LB's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
69% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.36 vs. LB: 31.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
LB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.01  Med: 19.40 Max: 35.95
Current: 31.31
4.01
35.95
Current Ratio 1.67
LB's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 856 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. LB: 1.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.31  Med: 1.93 Max: 3.91
Current: 1.67
1.31
3.91
Quick Ratio 0.85
LB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 856 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. LB: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.90 Max: 2.57
Current: 0.85
0.21
2.57
Days Inventory 64.94
LB's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
61% of the 861 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 81.82 vs. LB: 64.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LB' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 58.71  Med: 65.89 Max: 83.22
Current: 64.94
58.71
83.22
Days Sales Outstanding 7.54
LB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
62% of the 731 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.01 vs. LB: 7.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LB' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 2.93  Med: 6.28 Max: 12.79
Current: 7.54
2.93
12.79

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.05
LB's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
55% of the 1002 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. LB: 2.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
LB' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.44  Med: 2.18 Max: 9.58
Current: 2.05
1.44
9.58
Dividend Payout 0.40
LB's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
52% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. LB: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
LB' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.53 Max: 15
Current: 0.4
0.02
15
Dividend growth (3y) 19.30
LB's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
79% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. LB: 19.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
LB' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 10.10 Max: 26
Current: 19.3
0
26
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.10
LB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.47 vs. LB: 5.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
LB' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.58  Med: 5.42 Max: 23.84
Current: 5.1
3.58
23.84
Share Buyback Rate 1.70
LB's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
84% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. LB: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
LB' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 11.8  Med: 4.20 Max: -3.9
Current: 1.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 2.51
LB's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
75% of the 505 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. LB: 2.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
LB' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.40 Max: 3.59
Current: 2.51
0.37
3.59
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.52
LB's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
72% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. LB: 1.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 2.06
LB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
86% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. LB: 2.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.91 Max: 2.06
Current: 2.06
0.26
2.06
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.23
LB's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
71% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. LB: 2.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
LB' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.26 Max: 5.54
Current: 2.23
0.46
5.54
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.87
LB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 883 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. LB: 6.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.2  Med: 8.90 Max: 20.6
Current: 6.87
5.2
20.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 13.66
LB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.46 vs. LB: 13.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
LB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -37.7  Med: 13.90 Max: 28
Current: 13.66
-37.7
28

Analyst Estimate

Jan16 Jan17 Jan18
Revenue(Mil) 11,974 12,728 13,647
EPS($) 3.76 4.23 4.86
EPS without NRI($) 3.76 4.23 4.86

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Apparel Stores
Compare:IDEXY, ARO, TJX, FRCOF, ROST » details
Traded in other countries:LB.Mexico, LTD.Germany,
L Brands Inc was founded in 1963. The Company operates as a specialty retailer of women's intimate and other apparel, beauty and personal care products and accessories under various trade names. The Company sells its merchandise through its retail stores in the United States and Canada, which are mainly mall-based, and through its websites and through international franchise, license and wholesale partners. The retail brands operated by the Company are: Victoria's Secret, Pink (Victoria's Secret), La Senza, Bath & Body Works, La Senza, Henri Bendel. Victoria's Secret, including Victoria's Secret Pink, is the specialty retailer of women's intimate and other apparel with fashion-inspired collections, prestige fragrances and cosmetics, and celebrated supermodels runway shows. The Company sells its Victoria's Secret products at more than 1,100 Victoria's Secret stores in the U.S. and Canada, through the Victoria's Secret catalogue and online at www.VictoriasSecret.com. Additionally, Victoria's Secret brand products are also available in Victoria's Secret Beauty and Accessories stores operated by partners under a franchise or wholesale model throughout the world. Bath & Body Works is one of the specialty retailers of home fragrance and personal care products including shower gels, lotions and antibacterial soaps. The Company sells its Bath & Body Works products at more than 1,600 Bath & Body Works stores in the U.S. and Canada and online at www.BathandBodyWorks.com. Additionally, Bath & Body Works brand products are available through franchise locations in the Middle East. La Senza is a specialty retailer of women's intimate apparel. The Company sells its La Senza products at more than 140 La Senza stores in Canada and online at www.LaSenza.com. Additionally, La Senza has approximately 260 stores in 29 countries operating under franchise and licensing arrangements. Henri Bendel sells upscale accessory products through its New York flagship and 28 other stores, as well as online at www.HenriBendel.com. The Company's competitors include individual and chain specialty stores, department stores and discount retailers. The Company and its products are subject to regulation by various federal, state, local and international regulatory authorities. It is also subject to a variety of customs regulations and international trade arrangements. The Company and its products are subject to regulation by various federal, state, local and foreign regulatory authorities.
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