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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 : 9/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt No Debt
LULU's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
96% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. LULU: No Debt )
LULU' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 3.02   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.85
LULU's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
97% of the 1270 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. LULU: 0.85 )
LULU' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 0.89
Current: 0.85

0.52
0.89
Interest Coverage No Debt
LULU's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
98% of the 891 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 32.43 vs. LULU: No Debt )
LULU' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 73.08   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

73.08
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 25.36
M-Score: -3.24
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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 21.74
LULU's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.07 vs. LULU: 21.74 )
LULU' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.18   Max: 28.67
Current: 21.74

4.18
28.67
Net-margin (%) 13.86
LULU's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.39 vs. LULU: 13.86 )
LULU' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.46   Max: 19.74
Current: 13.86

-3.46
19.74
ROE (%) 21.70
LULU's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1256 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.26 vs. LULU: 21.70 )
LULU' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -673.51   Max: 41.28
Current: 21.7

-673.51
41.28
ROA (%) 18.89
LULU's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.22 vs. LULU: 18.89 )
LULU' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -121.48   Max: 30.3
Current: 18.89

-121.48
30.3
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 88.99
LULU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.09 vs. LULU: 88.99 )
LULU' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 34.63   Max: 272.2
Current: 88.99

34.63
272.2
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 30.10
LULU's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. LULU: 30.10 )
LULU' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 30.1   Max: 62.7
Current: 30.1

30.1
62.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 28.30
LULU's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 925 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. LULU: 28.30 )
LULU' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 152
Current: 28.3

0
152
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 31.00
LULU's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 872 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. LULU: 31.00 )
LULU' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 31   Max: 143.8
Current: 31

31
143.8
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

LULU Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Bill Frels 6,100 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 38,753 sh (+369.34%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 5,470,994 sh (+9.97%)
Steven Cohen 350,000 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Ron Baron 100,152 sh (-36%)
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Q1 2014

LULU Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 757,500 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 65,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 60,097 sh (New)
Ron Baron 168,241 sh (+67.99%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 8,684,464 sh (+58.74%)
Bill Frels 3,900 sh (-36.07%)
Steven Cohen 20,053 sh (-48.25%)
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Q2 2014

LULU Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 25,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 196,577 sh (+227.1%)
Jim Simons 1,213,400 sh (+60.18%)
Paul Tudor Jones 75,000 sh (+15.38%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 9,470,084 sh (+9.05%)
Steven Cohen 215,800 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 40,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Frels Sold Out
Ron Baron 12,950 sh (-92.3%)
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Q3 2014

LULU Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Caxton Associates 35,000 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 1,000 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 18,100 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 11,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 262,079 sh (+33.32%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 9,843,658 sh (+3.94%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ron Baron Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 1,001,100 sh (-17.5%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LULU

(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
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 33.32%0.03%$37.51 - $45.19 $ 53.533%262079
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 New Buy$37.51 - $45.19 $ 53.533%11000
Ron Baron 2014-09-30 Sold Out $37.51 - $45.19 $ 53.533%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 227.1%0.07%$37.25 - $54.56 $ 53.517%196577
Ron Baron 2014-06-30 Reduce -92.3%0.03%$37.25 - $54.56 $ 53.517%12950
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.05%$44.53 - $59.6 $ 53.57%60097
Ron Baron 2014-03-31 Add 67.99%0.01%$44.53 - $59.6 $ 53.57%168241
Ron Baron 2013-12-31 Reduce -36%0.02%$57.88 - $76.57 $ 53.5-22%100152
Steve Mandel 2013-06-30 Sold Out 1.7%$61.33 - $82.28 $ 53.5-26%0
Steve Mandel 2013-03-31 Add 11.28%0.17%$62.346 - $76.23 $ 53.5-22%5375131
Steve Mandel 2012-09-30 Add 13.19%0.26%$53.36 - $77.99 $ 53.5-15%4769386
Steve Mandel 2012-06-30 Add 10.63%0.14%$58.91 - $79.85 $ 53.5-24%4213709
Steve Mandel 2011-12-31 New Buy1.5%$43.61 - $57.94 $ 53.56%4539163
Ron Baron 2011-12-31 New Buy0.03%$43.61 - $57.94 $ 53.56%110223
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Guru Investment Theses on Lululemon Athletica Inc

Baron Funds Comments on lululemon athletica Inc. - Jun 10, 2013

lululemon athletica, Inc. (LULU), a manufacturer and retailer of yoga inspired apparel, was a detractor for the period. The company had some quality issues with its Luon fabric, which is used in many of its yoga pants. As a result, the company is short of product and expects to be impacted financially. We do not believe this is a long-term issue, and we think the company can rectify the issue by the end of the second quarter. We still believe lululemon possesses a great brand, strong customer loyalty and significant store expansion opportunities in the U.S. and overseas. (Laird Beiger)

From Baron Funds’ first quarter 2013 commentary.
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 32.80
LULU's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 25.60 vs. LULU: 32.80 )
LULU' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.98   Max: 276.51
Current: 32.8

7.98
276.51
P/B 5.59
LULU's P/B is ranked higher than
54% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. LULU: 5.59 )
LULU' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.47   Max: 35.62
Current: 5.59

1.47
35.62
P/S 4.53
LULU's P/S is ranked lower than
52% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. LULU: 4.53 )
LULU' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 19.87
Current: 4.53

0.9
19.87
PFCF 34.52
LULU's PFCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 46.64 vs. LULU: 34.52 )
LULU' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 18.24   Max: 716.25
Current: 34.52

18.24
716.25
EV-to-EBIT 17.26
LULU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
73% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.48 vs. LULU: 17.26 )
LULU' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 173.7
Current: 17.26

4.6
173.7
PEG 0.69
LULU's PEG is ranked higher than
95% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LULU: 0.69 )
LULU' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 0.98
Current: 0.69

0.46
0.98
Shiller P/E 43.05
LULU's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
74% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 50.31 vs. LULU: 43.05 )
LULU' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 31.32   Max: 158.6
Current: 43.05

31.32
158.6
Current Ratio 6.39
LULU's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. LULU: 6.39 )
LULU' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.52   Max: 9.31
Current: 6.39

1.52
9.31
Quick Ratio 4.84
LULU's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. LULU: 4.84 )
LULU' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 7.62
Current: 4.84

0.43
7.62

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 13.97
LULU's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
96% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LULU: 13.97 )
LULU' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 8.03   Max: 185
Current: 13.97

8.03
185
Price/Net Current Asset Value 10.90
LULU's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LULU: 10.90 )
LULU' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 6.86   Max: 115.7
Current: 10.9

6.86
115.7
Price/Tangible Book 5.74
LULU's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
60% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.36 vs. LULU: 5.74 )
LULU' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.34   Max: 32.14
Current: 5.74

2.34
32.14
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.77
LULU's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. LULU: 2.77 )
LULU' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 2   Max: 10.38
Current: 2.77

2
10.38
Price/Median PS Value 0.69
LULU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. LULU: 0.69 )
LULU' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 2.92
Current: 0.69

0.21
2.92
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.31
LULU's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LULU: 1.31 )
LULU' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 2.31
Current: 1.31

0.93
2.31
Price/Graham Number 2.55
LULU's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
70% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.54 vs. LULU: 2.55 )
LULU' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 13.17
Current: 2.55

0.94
13.17
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.80
LULU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1271 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. LULU: 5.80 )
LULU' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 21.5
Current: 5.8

0.6
21.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 35.35
LULU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
97% of the 869 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.98 vs. LULU: 35.35 )
LULU' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 76.4
Current: 35.35

0.4
76.4

Analyst Estimate

Jan15 Jan16 Jan17
Revenue(Mil) 1,781 2,032 2,288
EPS($) 1.81 2.06 2.35
EPS without NRI($) 1.81 2.06 2.35

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Apparel Stores
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Traded in other countries:LLL.Canada, 33L.Germany,
Lululemon Athletica Inc was founded in 1998. The Company is engaged in the design, manufacture and distribution of healthy lifestyle inspired athletic apparel, which is sold through a chain of corporate-owned and operated retail stores, direct to consumer through e-commerce and through a network of wholesale accounts. The Company's primary markets are the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, where 171, 54, 25, and four corporate-owned stores, respectively, were in operation as at February 2, 2014. It offers apparel and accessories for women, men and female youth. Its apparel assortment, including items such as fitness pants, shorts, tops and jackets, is designed for healthy lifestyle activities such as yoga, running and general fitness. Its fitness-related accessories include items such as bags, socks, underwear, yoga mats and water bottles. The Company competes with wholesalers and direct sellers of athletic apparel, such as Nike, Inc., adidas AG and Under Armour, Inc. It also competes with retailers specifically focused on women's athletic apparel including The Gap, Inc., Nike, Inc., adidas AG and Under Armour, Inc. Its trademarks include lululemon athletica & design, the logo design, WAVE design and lululemon as a word mark. It owns trademark registrations for names of several of its fabrics and products including Luon, Silverescent, VitaSea, Boolux, Luxtreme, Luxchange, Groove Pant, Light as Air, and Power Y.
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