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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
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
LL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
91% of the 1083 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. LL: No Debt )
LL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.41   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.72
LL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
89% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. LL: 0.72 )
LL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.76   Max: 0.75
Current: 0.72

-0.76
0.75
Interest Coverage No Debt
LL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
99% of the 771 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 34.17 vs. LL: No Debt )
LL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 11.35   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

11.35
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 16.65
M-Score: -2.07
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 12.60
LL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1067 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. LL: 12.60 )
LL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.45   Max: 12.6
Current: 12.6

2.45
12.6
Net-margin (%) 7.74
LL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1066 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.93 vs. LL: 7.74 )
LL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.6   Max: 7.74
Current: 7.74

2.6
7.74
ROE (%) 25.02
LL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1049 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.28 vs. LL: 25.02 )
LL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 12.21   Max: 72.38
Current: 25.02

12.21
72.38
ROA (%) 18.02
LL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1065 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.71 vs. LL: 18.02 )
LL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 8.82   Max: 20.09
Current: 18.02

8.82
20.09
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 54.67
LL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1066 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.96 vs. LL: 54.67 )
LL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 28.34   Max: 77.75
Current: 54.67

28.34
77.75
Revenue Growth (%) 17.70
LL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 786 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. LL: 17.70 )
LL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 8.6   Max: 29.1
Current: 17.7

8.6
29.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 42.60
LL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 671 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. LL: 42.60 )
LL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 78.5
Current: 42.6

4.7
78.5
EPS Growth (%) 43.90
LL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 621 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.60 vs. LL: 43.90 )
LL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -2   Max: 48.8
Current: 43.9

-2
48.8
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

LL Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 43,200 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 279,973 sh (+5295.51%)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Ron Baron 2,261,300 sh (-4.23%)
Mariko Gordon 568,748 sh (-51.38%)
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Q3 2013

LL Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Louis Moore Bacon 24,450 sh (New)
Jim Simons 151,900 sh (+251.62%)
Ron Baron 2,257,245 sh (-0.18%)
Mariko Gordon 445,621 sh (-21.65%)
Steven Cohen 60,144 sh (-78.52%)
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Q4 2013

LL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 17,628 sh (New)
Steve Mandel 494,858 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 715,373 sh (+1089.43%)
Mariko Gordon 581,388 sh (+30.47%)
Ron Baron 2,332,248 sh (+3.32%)
Steven Cohen 40,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 19,375 sh (-20.76%)
Jim Simons 85,400 sh (-43.78%)
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Q1 2014

LL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Ken Fisher 43,100 sh (New)
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Latest Guru Trades with LL

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mariko Gordon 2013-12-31 Add 30.47%0.58%$89.49 - $119.44 $ 88.25-17%581388
Steve Mandel 2013-12-31 New Buy0.22%$89.49 - $119.44 $ 88.25-17%494858
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.04%$89.49 - $119.44 $ 88.25-17%17628
Mariko Gordon 2013-09-30 Reduce -21.65%0.48%$78.51 - $113.13 $ 88.25-9%445621
Mariko Gordon 2013-06-30 Reduce -51.38%2.16%$65.01 - $89.91 $ 88.2511%568748
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.13%$52.83 - $70.22 $ 88.2545%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Reduce -38.41%0.06%$23.29 - $33.21 $ 88.25214%40994
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 214.65%0.1%$17.38 - $25.16 $ 88.25329%66555
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 New Buy0.05%$14.44 - $17.8 $ 88.25438%21152
Meridian Funds 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.7343%$13.87 - $25.77 $ 88.25448%0
Leon Cooperman 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.3819%$13.87 - $25.77 $ 88.25448%0
Leon Cooperman 2011-06-30 New Buy0.38%$22.4 - $26.97 $ 88.25255%661000
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Guru Investment Theses on Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc

Baron Funds Comments on Lumber Liquidators Holdings - Nov 21, 2013

Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc. (LL), the specialty retailer of hardwood flooring, rose 37.0% in the quarter and is up 101.9% year-to-date. The company reported continued stellar results: double digit comparable sales, greatly expanded margins, and earnings that nearly doubled. Management also highlighted success in rolling out its new store prototype and new initiatives to broaden its assortments and do more mainstream advertising. The stock did fall about 10% at the end of the quarter, when it was reported it is being investigated for improperly sourcing some product, which we do not believe is terribly material.

From Ron Baron’s Baron Funds third quarter 2013 report.


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Baron Funds Comments on Lumber Liquidators Holdings - Jun 10, 2013

Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc.(LL) , the specialty retailer of hardwood floors, has been an incredible performer, rising another 33% in the first quarter, after gaining about 200% last year. The company continues to put up double digit comparable sales, with the wind at its back from the housing recovery and major improvements made to operations by the new management team. We are excited about the new store format that is about to be unveiled, and the potential to double store count over time. We think LL can continue to compound earnings at 20% plus going forward.

From Baron Funds’ first quarter 2013 commentary.
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Baron Funds Comments on Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. - Dec 07, 2012

Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc. (LL), the leading specialty retailer of hardwood flooring, rose another 50.0% in the quarter on the back of another impressive report. New management has greatly improved operations and sales have rebounded as the home values improve and remodeling resumes. Though we think there is significant growth ahead, especially as a new store prototype is rolled out and retail expansion picks up, we trimmed our position as the stock has – impressively – tripled year-to-date.

From Baron Funds third quarter letter.


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Top Ranked Articles about Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc

Baron Funds Comments on Lumber Liquidators Holdings
Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc. (LL), the specialty retailer of hardwood flooring, rose 37.0% in the quarter and is up 101.9% year-to-date. The company reported continued stellar results: double digit comparable sales, greatly expanded margins, and earnings that nearly doubled. Management also highlighted success in rolling out its new store prototype and new initiatives to broaden its assortments and do more mainstream advertising. The stock did fall about 10% at the end of the quarter, when it was reported it is being investigated for improperly sourcing some product, which we do not believe is terribly material. Read more...
Baron Funds Comments on Lumber Liquidators Holdings
Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc.(LL) , the specialty retailer of hardwood floors, has been an incredible performer, rising another 33% in the first quarter, after gaining about 200% last year. The company continues to put up double digit comparable sales, with the wind at its back from the housing recovery and major improvements made to operations by the new management team. We are excited about the new store format that is about to be unveiled, and the potential to double store count over time. We think LL can continue to compound earnings at 20% plus going forward. Read more...
A Trail of Extraordinary Gains - Chuck Royce Sells 60 Companies
As of March 31, 2013, billionaire Guru Chuck Royce of Royce & Associates sold out holdings in 60 companies. Royce’s first quarter sells are a study in contrast, with a history of extremely high gains from Sturm, Ruger & Company (RGR) and Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. (LL) versus enduring losses from Jakks Pacific Inc. (JAKK), Overland Storage Inc. (OVRL), China Digital TV Holding Co. Ltd. (STV) and Gleacher & Co. Inc. (GLCH). The portfolio’s non-producers were balanced by high-gain holdings like the lumber company Pope Resources LP (POPE) that gained well over 100% in each of six consecutive quarters beginning in the third quarter of 2008, or the always effervescent National Beverage Corporation (FIZZ) that brought Royce 20 quarters of refreshing gains until he sold out his remaining 330,900 shares at $13.87 for a 24.2% gain. Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 31.70
LL's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
61% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.80 vs. LL: 31.70 )
LL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.06   Max: 47.28
Current: 31.7

9.06
47.28
P/B 7.80
LL's P/B is ranked lower than
73% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. LL: 7.80 )
LL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.66   Max: 11.16
Current: 7.8

1.66
11.16
P/S 2.50
LL's P/S is ranked lower than
78% of the 1107 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. LL: 2.50 )
LL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 3.5
Current: 2.5

0.35
3.5
PFCF 100.40
LL's PFCF is ranked lower than
73% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.33 vs. LL: 100.40 )
LL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 14.55   Max: 124.13
Current: 100.4

14.55
124.13
EV-to-EBIT 18.20
LL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
55% of the 968 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.34 vs. LL: 18.20 )
LL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.8   Max: 28
Current: 18.2

4.8
28
PEG 1.00
LL's PEG is ranked higher than
72% of the 521 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. LL: 1.00 )
LL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 2.98
Current: 1

0.4
2.98
Shiller P/E 63.20
LL's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
73% of the 541 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.92 vs. LL: 63.20 )
LL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 19.12   Max: 91.88
Current: 63.2

19.12
91.88

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 28.10
LL's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
75% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. LL: 28.10 )
LL' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 6.47   Max: 32.77
Current: 28.1

6.47
32.77
Price/Tangible Book 8.10
LL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
76% of the 937 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. LL: 8.10 )
LL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.31   Max: 9.47
Current: 8.1

2.31
9.47
Price/DCF (Projected) 5.50
LL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
72% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. LL: 5.50 )
LL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 2.31   Max: 6.41
Current: 5.5

2.31
6.41
Price/Median PS Value 2.20
LL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
74% of the 1015 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. LL: 2.20 )
LL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 2.56
Current: 2.2

0.47
2.56
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.30
LL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
51% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. LL: 1.30 )
LL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 2.25
Current: 1.3

0.76
2.25
Price/Graham Number 3.40
LL's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
71% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. LL: 3.40 )
LL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.19   Max: 3.93
Current: 3.4

1.19
3.93
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.50
LL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
50% of the 983 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. LL: 5.50 )
LL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.6   Max: 20.7
Current: 5.5

3.6
20.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 25.00
LL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
89% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.63 vs. LL: 25.00 )
LL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.5   Max: 41
Current: 25

-0.5
41

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Home Improvement Stores
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Traded in other countries:LKU.Germany
Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. was founded in 1994. In August 2007, it reincorporated from Massachusetts to Delaware, and in November 2007, it completed its initial public offering. The Company is a specialty retailer of hardwood flooring in the United States, based on industry sources and its experience. It offers a complete assortment of hardwood flooring that includes prefinished premium domestic and exotic hardwoods, engineered hardwoods, unfinished hardwoods, bamboo, cork and laminates, flooring that includes. Its product offering is substantially comprised of its proprietary brands, led by its flagship Bellawood brand. Its hardwood flooring products are generally available in various widths and lengths. They are generally differentiated in terms of quality and price based on the species, grade of the hardwood and quality of finishing, in addition to the length of the warranty. The Company also offers a broad assortment of flooring enhancements and installation accessories, including moldings, noise-reducing underlay and adhesives, that complement its assortment of floor offerings. In total, it offers nearly 350 different flooring product stock-keeping units. Prefinished floors are finished in a factory under controlled conditions and are ready to be enjoyed immediately after they are installed. The Company's proprietary solid hardwood products are milled from one thick piece of wood, which could be sanded and refinished numerous times. It offers flooring products made from more than 25 wood species, including both domestic woods, such as ash, beech, birch, hickory, northern hard maple, northern red oak, pine and American walnut, and exotic woods, such as bloodwood, cherry, cypress, ebony, koa, mesquite, mahogany, rosewood and teak. The Company's proprietary engineered hardwood products are produced by bonding a layer of hardwood to a plywood or high-density fiber board backing. Like its solid hardwood floors, its engineered hardwood floors are offered in domestic and exotic wood species, and in either glue down or floating application. It offers a variety of wood flooring moldings and accessories. Moldings are a required finishing detail to every floor and it sells a complete selection that matches virtually all of its floors or can complement them. It also sells stair treads and risers in both finished and unfinished versions. The Company's proprietary bamboo products, harvested from the fast growing bamboo plant, are offered as a prefinished or stained solid wood or engineered floor. The Company's stores are designed to emphasize its products in a visually appealing showroom format, yet reflect its low-cost approach to doing business. The Company's marketing strategy emphasizes product credibility, value, brand awareness, customer education and direct selling. It has a number of marks registered in the United States, including Lumber Liquidators(r), Bellawood(r), 1-800-FLOORING(r), Dura-Wood(r), Blutec(r), Quickclic(r),

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