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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 17.93
PLCE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
73% of the 898 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. PLCE: 17.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
PLCE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: 17.93
Equity to Asset 0.63
PLCE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
74% of the 841 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. PLCE: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
PLCE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.66 Max: 0.77
Current: 0.63
0.45
0.77
Interest Coverage 62.15
PLCE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
55% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 42.72 vs. PLCE: 62.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
PLCE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.54  Med: 92.70 Max: 9999.99
Current: 62.15
5.54
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 5.37
M-Score: -3.09
WACC vs ROIC
7.16%
14.97%
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 4.74
PLCE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. PLCE: 4.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
PLCE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -4.1  Med: 6.15 Max: 13.72
Current: 4.74
-4.1
13.72
Net-margin (%) 3.35
PLCE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. PLCE: 3.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
PLCE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -2.75  Med: 4.33 Max: 21.16
Current: 3.35
-2.75
21.16
ROE (%) 9.98
PLCE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.98 vs. PLCE: 9.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
PLCE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -11.99  Med: 14.93 Max: 34.93
Current: 9.98
-11.99
34.93
ROA (%) 6.14
PLCE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 904 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.08 vs. PLCE: 6.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
PLCE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -6.16  Med: 8.63 Max: 24.88
Current: 6.14
-6.16
24.88
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 18.77
PLCE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.69 vs. PLCE: 18.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
PLCE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -17.26  Med: 26.57 Max: 63.95
Current: 18.77
-17.26
63.95
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.30
PLCE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. PLCE: 6.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PLCE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
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 603 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. PLCE: -2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PLCE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -8.1  Med: 3.30 Max: 55.9
Current: -2.9
-8.1
55.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -3.70
PLCE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 550 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. PLCE: -3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PLCE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -39  Med: 1.45 Max: 89.1
Current: -3.7
-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

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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Q3 2014

PLCE Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Chuck Royce 2,660,900 sh (+1.06%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 9,000 sh (-31.82%)
Joel Greenblatt 17,808 sh (-78.10%)
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Q4 2014

PLCE Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Steven Cohen 960,006 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 503,764 sh (+2728.86%)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,372 sh (+59.69%)
Chuck Royce 2,640,200 sh (-0.78%)
Chuck Royce 2,640,200 sh (-0.78%)
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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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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 22.09
PLCE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
50% of the 664 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.90 vs. PLCE: 22.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
PLCE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.58  Med: 19.52 Max: 45.92
Current: 22.09
6.58
45.92
Forward P/E 17.18
PLCE's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
59% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.95 vs. PLCE: 17.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 22.00
PLCE's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
51% of the 662 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.80 vs. PLCE: 22.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
PLCE' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.34  Med: 19.28 Max: 45
Current: 22
7.34
45
P/B 2.21
PLCE's P/B is ranked lower than
56% of the 867 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. PLCE: 2.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PLCE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.97  Med: 2.04 Max: 4.29
Current: 2.21
0.97
4.29
P/S 0.75
PLCE's P/S is ranked lower than
51% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. PLCE: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PLCE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.72 Max: 1.1
Current: 0.75
0.23
1.1
PFCF 12.52
PLCE's PFCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.46 vs. PLCE: 12.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
PLCE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.22  Med: 13.39 Max: 215
Current: 12.52
3.22
215
POCF 7.65
PLCE's POCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.45 vs. PLCE: 7.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PLCE' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.47  Med: 7.72 Max: 22.19
Current: 7.65
2.47
22.19
EV-to-EBIT 12.54
PLCE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
62% of the 716 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.25 vs. PLCE: 12.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PLCE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -42.6  Med: 11.45 Max: 298.2
Current: 12.54
-42.6
298.2
Shiller P/E 21.02
PLCE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
52% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.95 vs. PLCE: 21.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
PLCE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.44  Med: 21.91 Max: 46.99
Current: 21.02
12.44
46.99
Current Ratio 2.27
PLCE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. PLCE: 2.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PLCE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.21  Med: 2.19 Max: 4.48
Current: 2.27
1.21
4.48
Quick Ratio 1.13
PLCE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. PLCE: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PLCE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.33  Med: 1.10 Max: 2.68
Current: 1.13
0.33
2.68
Days Inventory 101.07
PLCE's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
59% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 84.42 vs. PLCE: 101.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
PLCE' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 51.48  Med: 69.29 Max: 99.35
Current: 101.07
51.48
99.35
Days Sales Outstanding 5.20
PLCE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
69% of the 731 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.34 vs. PLCE: 5.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
PLCE' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 2.26  Med: 4.43 Max: 7.71
Current: 5.2
2.26
7.71

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.94
PLCE's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
78% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. PLCE: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
PLCE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.80 Max: 0.94
Current: 0.94
0.26
0.94
Dividend Payout 0.20
PLCE's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
81% of the 602 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. PLCE: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
PLCE' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.19 Max: 0.22
Current: 0.2
0.08
0.22
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.95
PLCE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
79% of the 1016 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. PLCE: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
PLCE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.80 Max: 0.94
Current: 0.95
0.26
0.94
Share Buyback Rate 5.10
PLCE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 531 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. PLCE: 5.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
PLCE' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.9  Med: -0.60 Max: -3.8
Current: 5.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 5.64
PLCE's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
54% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.21 vs. PLCE: 5.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
PLCE' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 4.04  Med: 10.03 Max: 853.33
Current: 5.64
4.04
853.33
Price/Tangible Book 2.17
PLCE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
51% of the 800 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. PLCE: 2.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
PLCE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.01  Med: 2.24 Max: 10.83
Current: 2.17
1.01
10.83
Price/Projected FCF 0.93
PLCE's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
65% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. PLCE: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
PLCE' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.36 Max: 3
Current: 0.93
0.68
3
Price/Median PS Value 1.02
PLCE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
55% of the 828 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. PLCE: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PLCE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.04 Max: 4.27
Current: 1.02
0.37
4.27
Price/Graham Number 1.42
PLCE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
55% of the 564 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. PLCE: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
PLCE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.45 Max: 4.18
Current: 1.42
0.58
4.18
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.92
PLCE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. PLCE: 7.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
PLCE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 8.30 Max: 30.2
Current: 7.92
0.3
30.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 1.61
PLCE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 504 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.61 vs. PLCE: 1.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
PLCE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -28.1  Med: 5.50 Max: 80.4
Current: 1.61
-28.1
80.4

Analyst Estimate

Jan16 Jan17
Revenue(Mil) 1,765 1,807
EPS($) 3.49 4.00
EPS without NRI($) 3.49 4.00

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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