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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.

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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.

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Q1 2013

MFB Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Robert Olstein 68,000 sh (+44.68%)
Charles Brandes 30,825 sh (+29.35%)
NWQ Managers 864,565 sh (+22.16%)
Joel Greenblatt 87,199 sh (+17.12%)
Chuck Royce 2,258,245 sh (+2.87%)
First Pacific Advisors 800 sh (unchged)
Meridian Funds 407,500 sh (-19.85%)
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Q2 2013

MFB Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 10,300 sh (New)
Jim Simons 13,140 sh (New)
First Pacific Advisors 1,600 sh (+100%)
Robert Olstein 83,000 sh (+22.06%)
Joel Greenblatt 98,866 sh (+13.38%)
Chuck Royce 2,558,609 sh (+13.3%)
Charles Brandes 34,250 sh (+11.11%)
Meridian Funds 297,500 sh (-26.99%)
NWQ Managers 528,233 sh (-38.9%)
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Q3 2013

MFB Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Mario Gabelli 168,791 sh (New)
Jim Simons 119,400 sh (+808.68%)
First Pacific Advisors Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Robert Olstein Sold Out
NWQ Managers Sold Out
Charles Brandes 33,655 sh (-1.74%)
Joel Greenblatt 96,552 sh (-2.34%)
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Q4 2013

MFB Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Charles Brandes Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Latest Guru Trades with MFB

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GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.07%$23.49 - $23.5 $ 23.50%0
Mario Gabelli 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$23.49 - $23.5 $ 23.50%0
Charles Brandes 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$23.49 - $23.5 $ 23.50%0
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 New Buy0.02%$17.66 - $23.48 $ 23.56%168791
Meridian Funds 2013-06-30 Reduce -26.99%0.07%$17 - $18.65 $ 23.531%297500
Charles Brandes 2013-03-31 Add 29.35%$16.68 - $20.5 $ 23.524%30825
Meridian Funds 2012-12-31 Add 54.39%0.14%$17 - $20.27 $ 23.526%508400
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.08%$17 - $20.27 $ 23.526%74450
Meridian Funds 2012-09-30 Add 320.03%0.18%$19.74 - $22.72 $ 23.510%329300
Meridian Funds 2012-06-30 New Buy0.05%$18.47 - $23.43 $ 23.512%78400
Charles Brandes 2012-06-30 New Buy$18.47 - $23.43 $ 23.512%19330
John Keeley 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.48%$17.3 - $25.5 $ 23.513%0
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Business Description

Industry: Manufacturing - Apparel & Furniture » Apparel Manufacturing
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Maidenform Brands, Inc., is a Delaware Corporation. Maidenform Brands is a intimate apparel company with a portfolio of established, well-known brands, top-selling products and an iconic heritage. The Company designs, sources and markets an extensive range of intimate apparel products, including bras, panties and shapewear. The Company sells its products through multiple distribution channels, including department stores and national chain stores, mass merchants, other including specialty retailers, off-price retailers and licensees, its company-operated outlet stores and websites. The Company operates in two segments, wholesale and retail. The wholesale segment includes domestic wholesale distribution, international distribution and licensing. The retail segment includes its company-operated outlet stores and websites. The Company's marketing team operates as a shared resource across channels to maximize productivity and creativity. The Company focuses its advertising and promotional spending on brand and/or product specific advertising, primarily through point-of-sale product displays, visuals and individual in-store promotions. The Company's primary competitors include Aerie by American Eagle, Cupid Foundations, Inc., Fruit of the Loom, Inc., Gap Inc., Hanesbrands Inc., Jockey International, Inc., the Lane Bryant division of Charming Shoppes, Inc., the Soma division of Chico's, Inc., Spanx, Triumph International, the Victoria's Secret division of Limited Brands, Inc., Wacoal Corp. and The Warnaco Group, Inc. The Company is subject to federal, state and local laws and regulations affecting its business, including those promulgated under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Consumer Product Safety Act, the Flammable Fabrics Act, the Textile Fiber Product Identification Act, the rules and regulations of the Consumer Products Safety Commission and various environmental laws and regulations.

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