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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 : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 6.36
PLCE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
71% of the 915 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. PLCE: 6.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
PLCE' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: 6.36
Equity to Asset 0.56
PLCE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
63% of the 896 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. PLCE: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
PLCE' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.66 Max: 0.77
Current: 0.56
0.45
0.77
Interest Coverage 43.38
PLCE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
52% of the 654 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 35.36 vs. PLCE: 43.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
PLCE' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.7  Med: 63.67 Max: 1230.88
Current: 43.38
22.7
1230.88
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 4.70
M-Score: -2.88
WACC vs ROIC
1.93%
15.45%
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

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 4.77
PLCE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. PLCE: 4.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
PLCE' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.1  Med: 5.75 Max: 7.91
Current: 4.77
-4.1
7.91
Net-margin (%) 3.37
PLCE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. PLCE: 3.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
PLCE' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.75  Med: 3.96 Max: 5.38
Current: 3.37
-2.75
5.38
ROE (%) 10.12
PLCE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 894 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. PLCE: 10.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
PLCE' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.99  Med: 12.66 Max: 19.05
Current: 10.12
-11.99
19.05
ROA (%) 5.98
PLCE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 917 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. PLCE: 5.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
PLCE' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.16  Med: 8.56 Max: 10.27
Current: 5.98
-6.16
10.27
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 19.35
PLCE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 913 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.73 vs. PLCE: 19.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
PLCE' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.26  Med: 23.05 Max: 33.38
Current: 19.35
-17.26
33.38
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.30
PLCE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 754 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. PLCE: 6.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PLCE' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.4  Med: 13.25 Max: 40.7
Current: 6.3
-6.4
40.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -2.90
PLCE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. PLCE: -2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PLCE' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.1  Med: 3.30 Max: 55.9
Current: -2.9
-8.1
55.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -3.60
PLCE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 590 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. PLCE: -3.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PLCE' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39  Med: 1.45 Max: 89.1
Current: -3.6
-39
89.1
» PLCE's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

PLCE Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 274,160 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 28,573 sh (+98.81%)
Joel Greenblatt 492,891 sh (-2.16%)
Chuck Royce 2,354,800 sh (-10.81%)
Steven Cohen 8,900 sh (-99.07%)
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Q2 2015

PLCE Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Steven Cohen 77,400 sh (+769.66%)
Joel Greenblatt 494,022 sh (+0.23%)
Chuck Royce 2,053,043 sh (-12.81%)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,287 sh (-32.50%)
Jim Simons 155,760 sh (-43.19%)
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Q3 2015

PLCE Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jeremy Grantham 5,600 sh (New)
Jim Simons 176,251 sh (+13.16%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Chuck Royce 2,048,443 sh (-0.22%)
Joel Greenblatt 370,558 sh (-24.99%)
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Q4 2015

PLCE Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Chuck Royce 1,840,243 sh (-10.16%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 22.70
PLCE's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1094 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.40 vs. PLCE: 22.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
PLCE' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.58  Med: 19.27 Max: 45.92
Current: 22.7
6.58
45.92
Forward P/E 16.31
PLCE's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
64% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.43 vs. PLCE: 16.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 22.70
PLCE's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
62% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.40 vs. PLCE: 22.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
PLCE' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.34  Med: 19.16 Max: 45
Current: 22.7
7.34
45
P/B 2.25
PLCE's P/B is ranked lower than
71% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. PLCE: 2.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PLCE' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.97  Med: 2.01 Max: 4.29
Current: 2.25
0.97
4.29
P/S 0.76
PLCE's P/S is ranked lower than
63% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. PLCE: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PLCE' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.71 Max: 1.1
Current: 0.76
0.23
1.1
PFCF 11.26
PLCE's PFCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 757 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.25 vs. PLCE: 11.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
PLCE' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.22  Med: 13.14 Max: 70.61
Current: 11.26
3.22
70.61
POCF 7.32
PLCE's POCF is ranked higher than
70% of the 1028 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.90 vs. PLCE: 7.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PLCE' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.47  Med: 7.62 Max: 22.19
Current: 7.32
2.47
22.19
EV-to-EBIT 12.74
PLCE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
55% of the 1147 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.30 vs. PLCE: 12.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PLCE' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -45.2  Med: 10.40 Max: 216.7
Current: 12.74
-45.2
216.7
EV-to-EBITDA 7.29
PLCE's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
68% of the 1146 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.14 vs. PLCE: 7.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
PLCE' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 6.40 Max: 801.9
Current: 7.29
2.1
801.9
Shiller P/E 24.15
PLCE's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
62% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.82 vs. PLCE: 24.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
PLCE' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.23  Med: 23.40 Max: 40.73
Current: 24.15
12.23
40.73
Current Ratio 1.90
PLCE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 903 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. PLCE: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PLCE' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.21  Med: 2.18 Max: 4.48
Current: 1.9
1.21
4.48
Quick Ratio 0.92
PLCE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 903 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. PLCE: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PLCE' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 1.08 Max: 2.68
Current: 0.92
0.33
2.68
Days Inventory 104.26
PLCE's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
58% of the 863 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 86.03 vs. PLCE: 104.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
PLCE' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 67.96  Med: 77.44 Max: 99.35
Current: 104.26
67.96
99.35
Days Sales Outstanding 7.81
PLCE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
62% of the 694 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.62 vs. PLCE: 7.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
PLCE' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.52  Med: 4.89 Max: 7.71
Current: 7.81
3.52
7.71
Days Payable 61.30
PLCE's Days Payable is ranked higher than
59% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 52.74 vs. PLCE: 61.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
PLCE' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.26  Med: 26.58 Max: 49.77
Current: 61.3
18.26
49.77

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.97
PLCE's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
83% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. PLCE: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
PLCE' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.84 Max: 1.2
Current: 0.97
0.26
1.2
Dividend Payout 0.21
PLCE's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
82% of the 633 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. PLCE: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
PLCE' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.17 Max: 0.22
Current: 0.21
0.08
0.22
Forward Dividend Yield 0.97
PLCE's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
85% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.54 vs. PLCE: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.97
PLCE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
83% of the 1066 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.84 vs. PLCE: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
PLCE' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.84 Max: 1.2
Current: 0.97
0.26
1.2
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 5.10
PLCE's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 515 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. PLCE: 5.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
PLCE' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.8  Med: -0.60 Max: 5.9
Current: 5.1
-3.8
5.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 6.03
PLCE's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
59% of the 676 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.47 vs. PLCE: 6.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
PLCE' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.04  Med: 9.13 Max: 853.33
Current: 6.03
4.04
853.33
Price/Tangible Book 2.27
PLCE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
56% of the 1145 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. PLCE: 2.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
PLCE' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.01  Med: 2.23 Max: 10.83
Current: 2.27
1.01
10.83
Price/Projected FCF 0.90
PLCE's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
57% of the 800 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. PLCE: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
PLCE' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.36 Max: 3
Current: 0.9
0.68
3
Price/Median PS Value 1.07
PLCE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
65% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. PLCE: 1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PLCE' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 1.05 Max: 4.33
Current: 1.07
0.38
4.33
Price/Graham Number 1.48
PLCE's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
53% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. PLCE: 1.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
PLCE' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.45 Max: 4.18
Current: 1.48
0.58
4.18
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.84
PLCE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 888 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. PLCE: 7.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
PLCE' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 9.50 Max: 30.4
Current: 7.84
0.5
30.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 3.12
PLCE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. PLCE: 3.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
PLCE' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -28.1  Med: 5.60 Max: 80.4
Current: 3.12
-28.1
80.4

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $1706
EPS $ 2.73
Beta-0.44
Short Percentage of Float14.96%
52-Week Range $46.74 - 69.90
Shares Outstanding(Mil)19.97

Analyst Estimate

Jan16 Jan17
Revenue(Mil) 1,723 1,716
EPS($) 3.52 3.80
EPS without NRI($) 3.52 3.80

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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Apparel Stores
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Children's Place Inc was founded in 1969. The Company is a pure-play childern's specialty apparel retailer in North America. It provides apparel, accessories and footwear for children sizes 0-14. It design, contract to manufacture and sell fashionable, high-quality, value-priced merchandise, the majority of which is under the proprietary The Children's Place brand name. The Company has differentiated departments and serves the wardrobe needs of Girls and Boys (sizes 4-14), Baby Girls and Boys (sizes 6 mos.-5T) and Newborn (sizes 0-18 mos.). As of January 31, 2015, the Company operated 1,097 The Children's Place stores throughout North America as well as its online store. During Fiscal 2014, it opened 25 stores compared to 53 in Fiscal 2013. The Company attempt to build on its brand recognition through a multi-channel marketing campaign that aligns store front windows, in-store marketing, internet marketing, and its customer loyalty program. Its direct marketing program utilizes both off and on-line channels. Its competitors include Target Corporation, and GapKids, babyGap and Old Navy, The Gymboree Corporation, P.S. from Aeropostale, Justice (a division of The Ascena Retail Group, Inc.), Carter's, Inc., J.C. Penney Company, Inc., Kohl's Corporation and other department stores, as well as other discount stores such as Walmart Stores, Inc. The Company is subject to federal, state and local laws and regulations affecting its business, including consumer protection and truth-in-advertising laws and regulations and zoning and occupancy ordinances that regulate retailers generally and/or govern the promotion and sale of merchandise and the operation of retail stores.
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