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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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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 1.06
PIR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
63% of the 1125 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. PIR: 1.06 )
PIR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 32
Current: 1.06

0.07
32
Equity to Asset 0.38
PIR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
56% of the 1116 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. PIR: 0.38 )
PIR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 0.73
Current: 0.38

0.22
0.73
Interest Coverage 68.23
PIR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
74% of the 773 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 34.51 vs. PIR: 68.23 )
PIR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.95   Max: 267.81
Current: 68.23

4.95
267.81
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 5.42
M-Score: -2.86
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 9.91
PIR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1117 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.32 vs. PIR: 9.91 )
PIR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -13.94   Max: 11.83
Current: 9.91

-13.94
11.83
Net-margin (%) 6.07
PIR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. PIR: 6.07 )
PIR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -14.02   Max: 11.02
Current: 6.07

-14.02
11.02
ROE (%) 23.93
PIR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.14 vs. PIR: 23.93 )
PIR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -89.6   Max: 34.22
Current: 23.93

-89.6
34.22
ROA (%) 13.38
PIR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1115 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.34 vs. PIR: 13.38 )
PIR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -24.84   Max: 20.52
Current: 13.38

-24.84
20.52
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 47.79
PIR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.04 vs. PIR: 47.79 )
PIR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -53.64   Max: 70.12
Current: 47.79

-53.64
70.12
Revenue Growth (%) 11.90
PIR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. PIR: 11.90 )
PIR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -11.6   Max: 14.2
Current: 11.9

-11.6
14.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 20.20
PIR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 820 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. PIR: 20.20 )
PIR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -44.4   Max: 36.1
Current: 20.2

-44.4
36.1
EPS Growth (%) 5.90
PIR's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 784 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. PIR: 5.90 )
PIR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -11.9   Max: 91.3
Current: 5.9

-11.9
91.3
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

PIR Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Caxton Associates 250,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 479,386 sh (+510.68%)
Columbia Wanger 9,395,150 sh (+0.77%)
Mario Gabelli 676,420 sh (-0.03%)
Chuck Royce 963,600 sh (-4.93%)
Jim Simons 120,800 sh (-59.52%)
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Q4 2013

PIR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 434,643 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 16,421 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 963,600 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 676,020 sh (-0.06%)
Columbia Wanger 9,350,150 sh (-0.48%)
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Q1 2014

PIR Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 13,821 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 1,708,676 sh (+293.12%)
Mario Gabelli 1,189,257 sh (+75.92%)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 6,718,150 sh (-28.15%)
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Q2 2014

PIR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Richard Snow 33,500 sh (New)
Jim Simons 941,300 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 35,927 sh (New)
John Rogers 187,835 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 1,373,477 sh (+15.49%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,487,047 sh (-12.97%)
Columbia Wanger 5,652,650 sh (-15.86%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with PIR

(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 2014-03-31 Add 293.12%0.37%$18.34 - $23.32 $ 16.15-18%1708676
Mario Gabelli 2014-03-31 Add 75.92%0.05%$18.34 - $23.32 $ 16.15-18%1189257
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.24%$19.02 - $23.47 $ 16.15-24%434643
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$9.17 - $13.95 $ 16.1530%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Reduce -68.44%0.13%$10.17 - $12.42 $ 16.1541%19974
Mario Gabelli 2011-06-30 Add 1344.25%0.04%$10.17 - $12.42 $ 16.1541%577700
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 16.40
PIR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 22.30 vs. PIR: 16.40 )
PIR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6   Max: 83.33
Current: 16.4

6
83.33
P/B 4.10
PIR's P/B is ranked lower than
58% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. PIR: 4.10 )
PIR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 4.96
Current: 4.1

0.07
4.96
P/S 0.90
PIR's P/S is ranked higher than
54% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. PIR: 0.90 )
PIR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 1.56
Current: 0.9

0.01
1.56
PFCF 24.00
PIR's PFCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 41.33 vs. PIR: 24.00 )
PIR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.29   Max: 135.6
Current: 24

8.29
135.6
EV-to-EBIT 8.40
PIR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
88% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.01 vs. PIR: 8.40 )
PIR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7   Max: 56.2
Current: 8.4

7
56.2
PEG 0.60
PIR's PEG is ranked higher than
94% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PIR: 0.60 )
PIR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 8.82
Current: 0.6

0.6
8.82
Shiller P/E 20.40
PIR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PIR: 20.40 )
PIR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.56   Max: 315.29
Current: 20.4

7.56
315.29
Current Ratio 2.33
PIR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 672 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. PIR: 2.33 )
PIR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.91   Max: 4.15
Current: 2.33

1.91
4.15
Quick Ratio 0.96
PIR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 672 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. PIR: 0.96 )
PIR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 1.78
Current: 0.96

0.54
1.78

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.40
PIR's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
61% of the 784 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. PIR: 1.40 )
PIR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 7.03
Current: 1.4

0.23
7.03
Dividend Payout 0.22
PIR's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
88% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. PIR: 0.22 )
PIR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 1.3
Current: 0.22

0.08
1.3
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.40
PIR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
65% of the 807 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.28 vs. PIR: 1.40 )
PIR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 7.03
Current: 1.4

0.23
7.03
Share Buyback Rate 3.30
PIR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. PIR: 3.30 )
PIR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.4   Max: -10.1
Current: 3.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 4.30
PIR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
53% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. PIR: 4.30 )
PIR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 4.68
Current: 4.3

0.13
4.68
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.80
PIR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. PIR: 1.80 )
PIR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 112
Current: 1.8

0.8
112
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
PIR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
54% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. PIR: 1.30 )
PIR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 2.45
Current: 1.3

0.02
2.45
Price/Graham Number 1.70
PIR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
66% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. PIR: 1.70 )
PIR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 2.3
Current: 1.7

0.64
2.3
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 11.70
PIR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1043 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. PIR: 11.70 )
PIR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.8   Max: 14.2
Current: 11.7

1.8
14.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 2.74
PIR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
65% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.58 vs. PIR: 2.74 )
PIR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -10.9   Max: 19.1
Current: 2.74

-10.9
19.1

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Home Improvement Stores
Compare:HD, LL, LOW, KGFHF, OSH » details
Traded in other countries:PJ1.Germany
Pier 1 Imports, Inc., a Delaware corporation was incorporated in 1986. The Company is a specialty retailer of imported decorative home furnishings and gifts in the North America. It directly imports merchandise from many countries, and sells a variety of decorative accessories, furniture collections, bed and bath products, candles, housewares and other seasonal assortments in its stores. The Company conducts business as one operating segment and operates stores in the United States and Canada under the name Pier 1 Imports. The specialty retail operations of the Company consist of retail stores and e-Commerce operations conducting business under the name 'Pier 1 Imports' which sell a variety of furniture, decorative home furnishings, dining and kitchen goods, candles, gifts and other specialty items for the home. Pier 1 Imports offers a unique selection of merchandise consisting of items imported from many countries. The principal categories of merchandise include Decorative accessories and Furniture. Decorative accessories include decorative wood accents, lamps, vases, dried and artificial flowers, baskets, ceramics, dinnerware, bath and fragrance products, candles, bedding, seasonal and gift items. Furniture consists of furniture and furniture cushions to be used in living, dining, office, kitchen and bedroom areas, sunrooms, and on patios. Also included in this group are wall decorations and mirrors. The Company operates 982 Pier 1 Imports stores in the United States and 80 Pier 1 Imports stores in Canada. Pier 1 Imports stores in the United States and Canada average approximately 9,900 gross square feet, which includes an average of approximately 7,900 square feet of retail selling space. The stores consist of freestanding units located near shopping centers or malls and in-line positions in major shopping centers. Pier 1 Imports operates in all major U.S. metropolitan areas and many of the primary smaller markets. The Company competes with specialty sections of large department stores, furniture and decorative home furnishings retailers, small specialty stores and mass merchandising discounters.

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