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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 : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.14
MAKSF's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
82% of the 861 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. MAKSF: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
MAKSF' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.21 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.14
Equity-to-Asset 0.38
MAKSF's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
64% of the 846 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. MAKSF: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
MAKSF' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.62
Current: 0.38
0.17
0.62
Interest Coverage 3.82
MAKSF's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
80% of the 921 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 22.94 vs. MAKSF: 3.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MAKSF' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.82  Med: 5.98 Max: 10.15
Current: 3.82
3.82
10.15
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 3.17
Beneish M-Score: -2.92
WACC vs ROIC
7.41%
6.27%
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 3.62
MAKSF's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
53% of the 859 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. MAKSF: 3.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
MAKSF' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.62  Med: 8.05 Max: 13.43
Current: 3.62
3.62
13.43
Net Margin % 2.37
MAKSF's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
55% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. MAKSF: 2.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
MAKSF' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.37  Med: 5.34 Max: 9.11
Current: 2.37
2.37
9.11
ROE % 7.82
MAKSF's ROE % is ranked higher than
58% of the 839 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.67 vs. MAKSF: 7.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
MAKSF' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.82  Med: 22.39 Max: 46.3
Current: 7.82
7.82
46.3
ROA % 3.03
MAKSF's ROA % is ranked higher than
54% of the 863 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. MAKSF: 3.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
MAKSF' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.03  Med: 7.04 Max: 13.1
Current: 3.03
3.03
13.1
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 8.02
MAKSF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
59% of the 861 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.48 vs. MAKSF: 8.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
MAKSF' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.02  Med: 17.12 Max: 28.38
Current: 8.02
8.02
28.38
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 1.10
MAKSF's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
53% of the 772 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. MAKSF: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
MAKSF' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.7  Med: 1.2 Max: 13
Current: 1.1
-6.7
13
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 0.10
MAKSF's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
57% of the 647 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. MAKSF: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
MAKSF' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.1  Med: 0.1 Max: 28.7
Current: 0.1
-19.1
28.7
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -4.20
MAKSF's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
59% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. MAKSF: -4.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
MAKSF' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -30.5  Med: -2.9 Max: 47.7
Current: -4.2
-30.5
47.7
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Department Stores    NAICS: 448190    SIC: 5699
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Traded in other countries:MA6.Germany, MKSN.Mexico, MKS.UK,
Marks & Spencer Group PLC is a multi-channel retail company. The Company has 480 stores across the UK and operates in 59 territories across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Marks & Spencer is a British multichannel retailer with stores across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The company offers own-brand luxury food products, clothing, and home products. Marks & Spencer operates three business models--owned, franchise, and joint-venture--both in the United Kingdom and internationally. The online business is internationally delivered through localised owned and franchise websites and through partnerships with leading marketplaces. The food segment is focused on value products, convenient ready-made meals, and healthy food. The clothing and home division sells own-brand and high-quality womenswear, lingerie, menswear, kidswear, beauty, and home products.

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 22.33
MAKSF's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 966 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.67 vs. MAKSF: 22.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
MAKSF' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.19  Med: 13.15 Max: 23.6
Current: 22.33
4.19
23.6
Forward PE Ratio 11.71
MAKSF's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.80 vs. MAKSF: 11.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 22.33
MAKSF's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
54% of the 789 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.80 vs. MAKSF: 22.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
MAKSF' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.19  Med: 13.15 Max: 23.68
Current: 22.33
4.19
23.68
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 11.63
MAKSF's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
72% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.35 vs. MAKSF: 11.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
MAKSF' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.36  Med: 11.28 Max: 21.28
Current: 11.63
5.36
21.28
PB Ratio 1.74
MAKSF's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 1085 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. MAKSF: 1.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
MAKSF' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.49  Med: 2.6 Max: 10.18
Current: 1.74
1.49
10.18
PS Ratio 0.52
MAKSF's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 1067 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. MAKSF: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
MAKSF' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.65 Max: 1.58
Current: 0.52
0.38
1.58
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 8.31
MAKSF's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
82% of the 510 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.83 vs. MAKSF: 8.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
MAKSF' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.87  Med: 13 Max: 29.41
Current: 8.31
7.87
29.41
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 4.54
MAKSF's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
88% of the 648 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 12.40 vs. MAKSF: 4.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
MAKSF' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.44  Med: 5.73 Max: 12.95
Current: 4.54
3.44
12.95
EV-to-EBIT 18.34
MAKSF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
58% of the 1063 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.73 vs. MAKSF: 18.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MAKSF' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.7  Med: 11.7 Max: 18.34
Current: 18.34
4.7
18.34
EV-to-EBITDA 7.38
MAKSF's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
75% of the 1112 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 12.61 vs. MAKSF: 7.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
MAKSF' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.8  Med: 6.5 Max: 12.2
Current: 7.38
3.8
12.2
Shiller PE Ratio 9.23
MAKSF's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.50 vs. MAKSF: 9.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
MAKSF' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.16  Med: 12.07 Max: 32.35
Current: 9.23
8.16
32.35
Current Ratio 0.68
MAKSF's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. MAKSF: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MAKSF' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 0.69 Max: 2.29
Current: 0.68
0.52
2.29
Quick Ratio 0.28
MAKSF's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
88% of the 808 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. MAKSF: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MAKSF' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.38 Max: 2.01
Current: 0.28
0.21
2.01
Days Inventory 45.37
MAKSF's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
78% of the 806 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 91.46 vs. MAKSF: 45.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
MAKSF' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 27.5  Med: 39.89 Max: 47.41
Current: 45.37
27.5
47.41
Days Sales Outstanding 10.37
MAKSF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
56% of the 643 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.84 vs. MAKSF: 10.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MAKSF' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.89  Med: 3.81 Max: 10.37
Current: 10.37
2.89
10.37
Days Payable 58.04
MAKSF's Days Payable is ranked higher than
54% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 53.19 vs. MAKSF: 58.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
MAKSF' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.96  Med: 54.22 Max: 58.04
Current: 58.04
14.96
58.04

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 5.69
MAKSF's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
89% of the 964 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. MAKSF: 5.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
MAKSF' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.68  Med: 4.3 Max: 9.95
Current: 5.69
1.68
9.95
Dividend Payout Ratio 1.21
MAKSF's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 555 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. MAKSF: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
MAKSF' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.57 Max: 1.21
Current: 1.21
0.4
1.21
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 0.40
MAKSF's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
59% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. MAKSF: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
MAKSF' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.7  Med: -1.1 Max: 22.3
Current: 0.4
-19.7
22.3
Forward Dividend Yield % 5.69
MAKSF's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
87% of the 936 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. MAKSF: 5.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 5.92
MAKSF's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
85% of the 1190 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.84 vs. MAKSF: 5.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
MAKSF' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.75  Med: 4.47 Max: 10.35
Current: 5.92
1.75
10.35
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.20
MAKSF's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 500 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. MAKSF: -0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
MAKSF' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.3  Med: 0 Max: 12.7
Current: -0.2
-3.3
12.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.31
MAKSF's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
50% of the 1008 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. MAKSF: 2.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
MAKSF' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.21  Med: 3.37 Max: 10.86
Current: 2.31
1.21
10.86
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.71
MAKSF's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 645 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. MAKSF: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
MAKSF' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 1.08 Max: 42.78
Current: 0.71
0
42.78
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.80
MAKSF's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 937 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. MAKSF: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
MAKSF' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 1.13 Max: 2.08
Current: 0.8
0
2.08
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.52
MAKSF's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked higher than
56% of the 734 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. MAKSF: 1.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
MAKSF' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.45 Max: 6.77
Current: 1.52
0.7
6.77
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 5.45
MAKSF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
51% of the 1240 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.35 vs. MAKSF: 5.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
MAKSF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.45  Med: 8.6 Max: 21.2
Current: 5.45
5.45
21.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 6.38
MAKSF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
55% of the 538 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.71 vs. MAKSF: 6.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
MAKSF' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.3  Med: 11.6 Max: 30.5
Current: 6.38
1.3
30.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $14,545
EPS (TTM) $ 0.22
Beta0.82
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $3.65 - 6.39
Shares Outstanding (Mil)1,624.73

Analyst Estimate

Mar17 Mar18 Mar19
Revenue (Mil $) 12,941 13,170 13,372
EPS ($) 0.36 0.36 0.37
EPS without NRI ($) 0.36 0.36 0.37
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($) 0.24 0.23 0.25
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