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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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
PLCE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
90% of the 1125 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. PLCE: No Debt )
PLCE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.07   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.65
PLCE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
83% of the 1116 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. PLCE: 0.65 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 0.77
Current: 0.65

0.45
0.77
Interest Coverage No Debt
PLCE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
92% of the 773 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 34.51 vs. PLCE: No Debt )
PLCE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.54   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

5.54
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 5.02
M-Score: -2.92
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 (%) 4.32
PLCE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1117 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.32 vs. PLCE: 4.32 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -4.1   Max: 13.72
Current: 4.32

-4.1
13.72
Net-margin (%) 3.00
PLCE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. PLCE: 3.00 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -2.75   Max: 21.16
Current: 3

-2.75
21.16
ROE (%) 8.60
PLCE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.14 vs. PLCE: 8.60 )
PLCE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -12.61   Max: 111.51
Current: 8.6

-12.61
111.51
ROA (%) 5.35
PLCE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1115 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.34 vs. PLCE: 5.35 )
PLCE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.97   Max: 47.21
Current: 5.35

-5.97
47.21
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 17.59
PLCE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.04 vs. PLCE: 17.59 )
PLCE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -15.71   Max: 57.98
Current: 17.59

-15.71
57.98
Revenue Growth (%) 8.20
PLCE's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. PLCE: 8.20 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -6.4   Max: 40.7
Current: 8.2

-6.4
40.7
EBITDA Growth (%) -6.60
PLCE's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 820 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. PLCE: -6.60 )
PLCE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -11.3   Max: 55.9
Current: -6.6

-11.3
55.9
EPS Growth (%) -7.30
PLCE's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 784 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. PLCE: -7.30 )
PLCE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -39   Max: 89.1
Current: -7.3

-39
89.1
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

PLCE Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Joel Greenblatt 88,489 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 770,235 sh (+554.55%)
Chuck Royce 2,229,900 sh (+14.71%)
Jim Simons 243,700 sh (-26.72%)
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Q4 2013

PLCE Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 13,241 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 2,361,300 sh (+5.89%)
Joel Greenblatt 14,412 sh (-83.71%)
Jim Simons 25,460 sh (-89.55%)
Steven Cohen 14,366 sh (-98.13%)
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Q1 2014

PLCE Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 131,582 sh (+813%)
Steven Cohen 20,071 sh (+39.71%)
Chuck Royce 2,600,100 sh (+10.11%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q2 2014

PLCE Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 242,860 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,200 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 2,632,900 sh (+1.26%)
Joel Greenblatt 81,333 sh (-38.19%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with PLCE

(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 2014-06-30 Reduce -38.19%0.04%$45.49 - $51.03 $ 50.093%81333
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 813%0.09%$49.17 - $57.42 $ 50.09-6%131582
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -83.71%0.14%$51.41 - $57.81 $ 50.09-7%14412
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.17%$51.4 - $58.02 $ 50.09-9%88489
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.2%$44.69 - $55.33 $ 50.09-1%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.2%$43.78 - $61.75 $ 50.09-6%76179
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.13%$49.26 - $60.67 $ 50.09-7%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 New Buy0.13%$43.15 - $53.26 $ 50.097%34476
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 23.80
PLCE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 22.30 vs. PLCE: 23.80 )
PLCE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.58   Max: 90.23
Current: 23.8

6.58
90.23
P/B 1.70
PLCE's P/B is ranked higher than
63% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. PLCE: 1.70 )
PLCE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 4.29
Current: 1.7

0.97
4.29
P/S 0.65
PLCE's P/S is ranked higher than
63% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. PLCE: 0.65 )
PLCE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 1.1
Current: 0.65

0.21
1.1
PFCF 15.30
PLCE's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 41.33 vs. PLCE: 15.30 )
PLCE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.22   Max: 236.5
Current: 15.3

3.22
236.5
EV-to-EBIT 12.65
PLCE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
77% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.01 vs. PLCE: 12.65 )
PLCE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 298.2
Current: 12.65

3.3
298.2
Shiller P/E 16.00
PLCE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PLCE: 16.00 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.35   Max: 47.3
Current: 16

12.35
47.3
Current Ratio 2.49
PLCE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 672 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. PLCE: 2.49 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.21   Max: 4.48
Current: 2.49

1.21
4.48
Quick Ratio 1.18
PLCE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 672 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. PLCE: 1.18 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 2.68
Current: 1.18

0.33
2.68

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.53
PLCE's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
90% of the 784 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. PLCE: 0.53 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 0.28
Current: 0.53

0.26
0.28
Dividend Payout 0.06
PLCE's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
99% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. PLCE: 0.06 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 0.22
Current: 0.06

Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.50
PLCE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
90% of the 807 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.28 vs. PLCE: 0.50 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 0.28
Current: 0.5

0.26
0.28
Share Buyback Rate 5.90
PLCE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. PLCE: 5.90 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.9   Max: -3.8
Current: 5.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 32.10
PLCE's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PLCE: 32.10 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 14.32   Max: 256.25
Current: 32.1

14.32
256.25
Price/Tangible Book 1.80
PLCE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
66% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. PLCE: 1.80 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 12.16
Current: 1.8

1.01
12.16
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.80
PLCE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. PLCE: 0.80 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 3.21
Current: 0.8

0.68
3.21
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
PLCE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. PLCE: 0.90 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 4.27
Current: 0.9

0.35
4.27
Price/Graham Number 1.40
PLCE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
70% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. PLCE: 1.40 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 31.76
Current: 1.4

0.58
31.76
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.60
PLCE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1043 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. PLCE: 7.60 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 30.2
Current: 7.6

0.3
30.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 2.54
PLCE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
64% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.58 vs. PLCE: 2.54 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -3.4   Max: 43.3
Current: 2.54

-3.4
43.3

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Apparel Stores
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Children's Place Retail Stores, 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.-4T) and Newborn (sizes 0-12 mos.). As of February 2, 2013, it operated approximately 1,095 stores throughout North America as well as its online store. During Fiscal 2012, it opened approximately 64 stores compared to 88 in Fiscal 2011. It competes in substantially all of its markets with GapKids, babyGap and Old Navy (each of which is a division of The Gap, Inc.), The Gymboree Corporation, Tween Brands Inc., Babies 'R' Us and Toys 'R' Us (each of which is a division of Toys "R" Us, Inc.); J.C. Penney Company, Inc.; Sears (a division of Sears Holdings Corporation), Kohl's Corporation and other department stores as well as discount stores such as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. The Children's Place, babyPLACE, Place, The Place, TCP, PLC and certain other marks have been registered. 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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