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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 : 7/10

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Cash to Debt 0.33
PETM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
61% of the 1281 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. PETM: 0.33 )
PETM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 2.59
Current: 0.33

0.09
2.59
Equity to Asset 0.46
PETM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
69% of the 1266 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. PETM: 0.46 )
PETM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 0.62
Current: 0.46

0.33
0.62
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 8.07
M-Score: -1.97
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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Operating margin (%) 10.03
PETM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1281 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.03 vs. PETM: 10.03 )
PETM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 10.02
Current: 10.03

0.92
10.02
Net-margin (%) 6.08
PETM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1281 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.32 vs. PETM: 6.08 )
PETM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.92   Max: 6.07
Current: 6.08

-1.92
6.07
ROE (%) 36.88
PETM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1256 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 8.93 vs. PETM: 36.88 )
PETM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -10.39   Max: 37.84
Current: 36.88

-10.39
37.84
ROA (%) 16.51
PETM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.14 vs. PETM: 16.51 )
PETM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.5   Max: 16.59
Current: 16.51

-4.5
16.59
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 52.57
PETM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1281 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 16.92 vs. PETM: 52.57 )
PETM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.3   Max: 54.95
Current: 52.57

4.3
54.95
Revenue Growth (%) 11.60
PETM's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1115 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. PETM: 11.60 )
PETM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 28.7
Current: 11.6

0.2
28.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 6.10
PETM's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 922 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. PETM: 6.10 )
PETM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -8.7   Max: 89.9
Current: 6.1

-8.7
89.9
EPS Growth (%) 26.00
PETM's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 861 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. PETM: 26.00 )
PETM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 1   Max: 45.6
Current: 26

1
45.6
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

PETM Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 45,199 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 174,026 sh (+167.37%)
Jim Simons 2,246,400 sh (+3.56%)
Robert Olstein 72,000 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 120,000 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 17,500 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 3,900 sh (unchged)
Mark Hillman 11,000 sh (unchged)
John Keeley Sold Out
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Q1 2014

PETM Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 4,700 sh (New)
Mario Cibelli 30,000 sh (New)
Robert Olstein 135,000 sh (+87.5%)
Joel Greenblatt 176,231 sh (+1.27%)
Ken Fisher 17,500 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 120,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Jim Simons 1,566,800 sh (-30.25%)
Steven Cohen 29,999 sh (-33.63%)
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Q2 2014

PETM Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Zeke Ashton 30,000 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 11,900 sh (New)
John Buckingham 66,895 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 693,141 sh (+293.31%)
Robert Olstein 261,000 sh (+93.33%)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,400 sh (+14.89%)
Mariko Gordon 4,500 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 120,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 50,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Cibelli 30,000 sh (unchged)
Zeke Ashton 30,000 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Jim Simons 1,294,693 sh (-17.37%)
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Q3 2014

PETM Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 10,760 sh (New)
John Paulson 4,165,000 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 11,783 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 25,900 sh (+117.65%)
John Buckingham 67,087 sh (+0.29%)
Westport Asset Management 120,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Cibelli 30,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Zeke Ashton Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 512,564 sh (-26.05%)
Robert Olstein 182,000 sh (-30.27%)
Jim Simons 306,500 sh (-76.33%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with PETM

(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
John Paulson 2014-09-30 New Buy1.2%$59.805 - $72.27 $ 78.2112%4165000
Robert Olstein 2014-09-30 Reduce -30.27%0.64%$59.805 - $72.27 $ 78.2112%182000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Reduce -26.05%0.14%$59.805 - $72.27 $ 78.2112%512564
Ken Fisher 2014-09-30 New Buy$59.805 - $72.27 $ 78.2112%11783
Robert Olstein 2014-06-30 Add 93.33%1.01%$55.3 - $70.39 $ 78.2124%261000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 293.31%0.39%$55.3 - $70.39 $ 78.2124%693141
Ken Fisher 2014-06-30 Sold Out $55.3 - $70.39 $ 78.2124%0
Mario Cibelli 2014-03-31 New Buy0.94%$62.47 - $73.17 $ 78.2118%30000
Robert Olstein 2014-03-31 Add 87.5%0.61%$62.47 - $73.17 $ 78.2118%135000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 167.37%0.19%$71.47 - $76.8 $ 78.217%174026
John Keeley 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.15%$71.47 - $76.8 $ 78.217%0
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Guru Investment Theses on PetSmart Inc

Westport Fund Comments on PetSmart Inc - Oct 17, 2014

PetSmart, Inc. (PETM) (retailer of pet products and services) appreciated 17% in the quarter due to acceptable earnings and a board decision to evaluate “strategic alternatives,” including a sale of the company. This course of action was aggressively advanced by an activist investor.

From Westport Asset Management (Trades, Portfolio)’s Westport Fund Third Quarter 2014 Commentary.

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Top Ranked Articles about PetSmart Inc

Westport Fund Comments on PetSmart Inc
PetSmart, Inc. (PETM) (retailer of pet products and services) appreciated 17% in the quarter due to acceptable earnings and a board decision to evaluate “strategic alternatives,” including a sale of the company. This course of action was aggressively advanced by an activist investor. Read more...
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Robert Olstein is the chairman and chief investment officer of the Olstein Financial Fund. Olstein selects stocks by looking behind the numbers. He emphasizes a detailed look behind the numbers of a company's financial statement to assess the company's financial strength and assess potential downside risk. To be considered for his selection, a company must generate more cash flow than necessary to sustain the business, avoid aggressive accounting practices, demonstrate balance sheet fundamentals that are consistent with his defense first approach and be selling at a discount to the private market value. Read more...
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 18.70
PETM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 25.00 vs. PETM: 18.70 )
PETM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.87   Max: 39.61
Current: 18.7

9.87
39.61
P/B 6.31
PETM's P/B is ranked higher than
52% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. PETM: 6.31 )
PETM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.85   Max: 6.94
Current: 6.31

1.85
6.94
P/S 1.15
PETM's P/S is ranked higher than
63% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. PETM: 1.15 )
PETM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 1.64
Current: 1.15

0.39
1.64
EV-to-EBIT 11.53
PETM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
83% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 17.88 vs. PETM: 11.53 )
PETM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7   Max: 19.2
Current: 11.53

7
19.2
PEG 1.76
PETM's PEG is ranked higher than
87% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PETM: 1.76 )
PETM' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 2.91
Current: 1.76

0.33
2.91
Shiller P/E 26.08
PETM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 53.43 vs. PETM: 26.08 )
PETM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.41   Max: 111.43
Current: 26.08

11.41
111.43
Current Ratio 1.70
PETM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. PETM: 1.70 )
PETM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.28   Max: 2.52
Current: 1.7

1.28
2.52
Quick Ratio 0.65
PETM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. PETM: 0.65 )
PETM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 2.07
Current: 0.65

0.35
2.07

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.99
PETM's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
75% of the 876 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. PETM: 0.99 )
PETM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 1.44
Current: 0.99

0.14
1.44
Dividend Payout 0.19
PETM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
91% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. PETM: 0.19 )
PETM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.33
Current: 0.19

0.04
0.33
Dividend growth (3y) 14.90
PETM's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
84% of the 659 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. PETM: 14.90 )
PETM' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 65.6
Current: 14.9

0
65.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.52
PETM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
59% of the 898 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. PETM: 2.52 )
PETM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 3.63
Current: 2.52

0.35
3.63
Share Buyback Rate 4.40
PETM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
94% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. PETM: 4.40 )
PETM' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.5   Max: -25.9
Current: 4.4

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 7.49
PETM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
58% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. PETM: 7.49 )
PETM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.08   Max: 8.97
Current: 7.49

1.08
8.97
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.18
PETM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. PETM: 1.18 )
PETM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 6.42
Current: 1.18

0.88
6.42
Price/Median PS Value 1.15
PETM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. PETM: 1.15 )
PETM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 1.84
Current: 1.15

0.14
1.84
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.54
PETM's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PETM: 1.54 )
PETM' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 4.23
Current: 1.54

0.54
4.23
Price/Graham Number 2.47
PETM's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
71% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.62 vs. PETM: 2.47 )
PETM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 25.5
Current: 2.47

1.09
25.5
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.70
PETM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1265 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. PETM: 8.70 )
PETM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.2   Max: 14.3
Current: 8.7

5.2
14.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 16.31
PETM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. PETM: 16.31 )
PETM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 10.9   Max: 57.1
Current: 16.31

10.9
57.1

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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Traded in other countries:PEM.Germany
PetSmart Inc was incorporated in the State of Delaware in 1986. The Company provides specialty products, services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets in North America. It offers a broad selection of products for all the life stages of pets, as well as various pet services including professional grooming, training, day camp for dogs and boarding. It also offers pet products through its website, PetSmart.com. As of 2 February 2014, it operated 1,333 retail stores and had full-service veterinary hospitals in 844 of its stores. MMI Holdings, Inc., through a wholly owned subsidiary, Medical Management International, Inc., operated 837 of the veterinary hospitals under the registered trade name of "Banfield, The Pet Hospital." The remaining 7 hospitals are operated by other third parties in Canada. The Company opened 55 net new stores in 2013 and at the end of the year operated 1,333 retail stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. Its stores typically range in size from 12,000 to 27,500 square feet and carry a broad selection of high-quality pet products at everyday low prices. It offers approximately 11,000 distinct items in stores and 9,000 additional items on its website, PetSmart.com, including nationally recognized brand names, as well as an extensive selection of proprietary brands across a range of product categories. All the Company's stores feature pet styling salons that provide high-quality grooming services and offer comprehensive pet training services. Its PetsHotels provide boarding for dogs and cats, which includes 24-hour supervision by caregivers who are trained to provide personalized pet care, temperature controlled rooms and suites, daily specialty treats and play time, as well as day camp for dogs. As of 3 February 2014, it operated 199 PetsHotels. The Company's trademarks include PetSmart, PetSmart.com, PetSmart PetsHotel, PetPerks, and Where Pets Are Family, as well as many others.
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Westport Asset Management’s Westport Fund Third Quarter 2014 Commentary Oct 17 2014 
Westport Fund Q3 2014 Portfolio Review Oct 15 2014 
Number-Oriented Guru Robert Olstein's Top Holdings Aug 12 2014 
JANA Partners Demands That Petsmart's Board Of Directors Sell The Company Aug 04 2014 
Activist JANA Partners Letter To the Board of Petsmart Jul 30 2014 
Value Investor Bob Olstein Discusses Jana Partners and Petsmart Jul 05 2014 


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