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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 10.98
PLCE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
86% of the 1286 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. PLCE: 10.98 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.07   Max: No Debt
Current: 10.98

Equity to Asset 0.60
PLCE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
82% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. PLCE: 0.60 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 0.77
Current: 0.6

0.45
0.77
Interest Coverage No Debt
PLCE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
91% of the 880 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 28.57 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: 4.92
M-Score: -2.86
WACC vs ROIC
9.46%
13.66%
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 (%) 4.65
PLCE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1288 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. PLCE: 4.65 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -4.1   Max: 13.72
Current: 4.65

-4.1
13.72
Net-margin (%) 3.17
PLCE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1288 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.24 vs. PLCE: 3.17 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -2.75   Max: 21.16
Current: 3.17

-2.75
21.16
ROE (%) 9.18
PLCE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1266 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.68 vs. PLCE: 9.18 )
PLCE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -11.99   Max: 34.93
Current: 9.18

-11.99
34.93
ROA (%) 5.67
PLCE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1292 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.12 vs. PLCE: 5.67 )
PLCE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -6.16   Max: 24.88
Current: 5.67

-6.16
24.88
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 17.65
PLCE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1288 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.81 vs. PLCE: 17.65 )
PLCE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -17.82   Max: 64.01
Current: 17.65

-17.82
64.01
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 8.20
PLCE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1084 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. PLCE: 8.20 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -6.4   Max: 40.7
Current: 8.2

-6.4
40.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -5.60
PLCE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. PLCE: -5.60 )
PLCE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -8.1   Max: 55.9
Current: -5.6

-8.1
55.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -7.30
PLCE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 852 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. PLCE: -7.30 )
PLCE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -39   Max: 89.1
Current: -7.3

-39
89.1
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

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%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 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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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 (-78.1%)
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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%)
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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 2014-12-31 Add 2728.86%0.22%$47.07 - $58.02 $ 5812%503764
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Reduce -78.1%0.04%$47.86 - $54.38 $ 5814%17808
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -38.19%0.04%$45.49 - $51.03 $ 5820%81333
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 813%0.09%$49.17 - $57.42 $ 588%131582
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -83.71%0.14%$51.41 - $57.81 $ 587%14412
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.17%$51.4 - $58.02 $ 586%88489
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.2%$44.69 - $55.33 $ 5815%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.2%$43.78 - $61.75 $ 589%76179
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.13%$49.26 - $60.67 $ 588%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 New Buy0.13%$43.15 - $53.26 $ 5824%34476
Ken Fisher 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.1%$43.15 - $53.26 $ 5824%0
Ken Fisher 2012-03-31 Reduce -22.24%0.03%$46.91 - $53.51 $ 5822%749158
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 23.10
PLCE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 27.30 vs. PLCE: 23.10 )
PLCE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.58   Max: 45.92
Current: 23.1

6.58
45.92
Forward P/E 17.12
PLCE's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 24.04 vs. PLCE: 17.12 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 23.10
PLCE's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 27.00 vs. PLCE: 23.10 )
PLCE' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.34   Max: 45
Current: 23.1

7.34
45
P/B 2.09
PLCE's P/B is ranked higher than
71% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. PLCE: 2.09 )
PLCE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 4.29
Current: 2.09

0.97
4.29
P/S 0.74
PLCE's P/S is ranked higher than
73% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. PLCE: 0.74 )
PLCE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 1.1
Current: 0.74

0.23
1.1
PFCF 15.59
PLCE's PFCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 43.30 vs. PLCE: 15.59 )
PLCE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.22   Max: 215
Current: 15.59

3.22
215
POCF 9.02
PLCE's POCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.20 vs. PLCE: 9.02 )
PLCE' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.47   Max: 22.19
Current: 9.02

2.47
22.19
EV-to-EBIT 13.56
PLCE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
83% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.35 vs. PLCE: 13.56 )
PLCE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -42.6   Max: 298.2
Current: 13.56

-42.6
298.2
Shiller P/E 19.59
PLCE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 50.33 vs. PLCE: 19.59 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.44   Max: 47.3
Current: 19.59

12.44
47.3
Current Ratio 2.12
PLCE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 1287 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. PLCE: 2.12 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.21   Max: 4.48
Current: 2.12

1.21
4.48
Quick Ratio 0.97
PLCE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 1287 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. PLCE: 0.97 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 2.68
Current: 0.97

0.33
2.68
Days Inventory 106.50
PLCE's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
69% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 99.91 vs. PLCE: 106.50 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 51.48   Max: 96.88
Current: 106.5

51.48
96.88
Days Sales Outstanding 5.87
PLCE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
86% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 22.48 vs. PLCE: 5.87 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 2.26   Max: 7.71
Current: 5.87

2.26
7.71

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.91
PLCE's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
79% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. PLCE: 0.91 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 0.84
Current: 0.91

0.26
0.84
Dividend Payout 0.16
PLCE's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
94% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. PLCE: 0.16 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 0.22
Current: 0.16

0.08
0.22
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.90
PLCE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
80% of the 924 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.27 vs. PLCE: 0.90 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 0.84
Current: 0.9

0.26
0.84
Share Buyback Rate 5.90
PLCE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 834 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 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
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 170.58
PLCE's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. PLCE: 170.58 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 14.32   Max: 256.25
Current: 170.58

14.32
256.25
Price/Tangible Book 2.09
PLCE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
76% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. PLCE: 2.09 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 12.16
Current: 2.09

1.01
12.16
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.90
PLCE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. PLCE: 0.90 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 5.4
Current: 0.9

0.68
5.4
Price/Median PS Value 1.02
PLCE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. PLCE: 1.02 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 4.27
Current: 1.02

0.37
4.27
Price/Graham Number 1.45
PLCE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
81% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.59 vs. PLCE: 1.45 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 4.69
Current: 1.45

0.58
4.69
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.40
PLCE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1286 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. PLCE: 7.40 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 30.2
Current: 7.4

0.3
30.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.54
PLCE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
66% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.45 vs. PLCE: 1.54 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.7   Max: 44.9
Current: 1.54

-1.7
44.9

Analyst Estimate

Jan15 Jan16
Revenue(Mil) 1,764 1,786
EPS($) 3.07 3.39
EPS without NRI($) 3.07 3.39

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.-5T) and Newborn (sizes 0-18 mos.). As of February 1, 2014, the Company operated 1,107 The Children's Place stores throughout North America as well as its online store. During Fiscal 2013, we opened 53 stores compared to 64 in Fiscal 2012. 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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