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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 10.98
PLCE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
86% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 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 1270 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 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
96% of the 891 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 32.43 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: 4.78
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 4.65
PLCE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.07 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
74% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.39 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
75% of the 1256 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.26 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 1285 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.22 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
76% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.09 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
81% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 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)(%) -6.60
PLCE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 925 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. PLCE: -6.60 )
PLCE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -8.1   Max: 55.9
Current: -6.6

-8.1
55.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -7.30
PLCE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 872 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 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


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

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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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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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 2014-09-30 Reduce -78.1%0.04%$47.86 - $54.38 $ 57.2913%17808
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -38.19%0.04%$45.49 - $51.03 $ 57.2918%81333
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 813%0.09%$49.17 - $57.42 $ 57.297%131582
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -83.71%0.14%$51.41 - $57.81 $ 57.296%14412
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.17%$51.4 - $58.02 $ 57.295%88489
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.2%$44.69 - $55.33 $ 57.2914%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.2%$43.78 - $61.75 $ 57.298%76179
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.13%$49.26 - $60.67 $ 57.297%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 New Buy0.13%$43.15 - $53.26 $ 57.2922%34476
Ken Fisher 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.1%$43.15 - $53.26 $ 57.2922%0
Ken Fisher 2012-03-31 Reduce -22.24%0.03%$46.91 - $53.51 $ 57.2921%749158
Ken Fisher 2011-09-30 Reduce -28.56%0.04%$37.22 - $49.55 $ 57.2929%966105
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 22.60
PLCE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 25.60 vs. PLCE: 22.60 )
PLCE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.58   Max: 45.92
Current: 22.6

6.58
45.92
P/B 2.10
PLCE's P/B is ranked higher than
70% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. PLCE: 2.10 )
PLCE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 4.29
Current: 2.1

0.97
4.29
P/S 0.70
PLCE's P/S is ranked higher than
72% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. PLCE: 0.70 )
PLCE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 1.1
Current: 0.7

0.23
1.1
PFCF 15.20
PLCE's PFCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 46.64 vs. PLCE: 15.20 )
PLCE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.22   Max: 215
Current: 15.2

3.22
215
EV-to-EBIT 12.45
PLCE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
81% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.48 vs. PLCE: 12.45 )
PLCE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -42.6   Max: 298.2
Current: 12.45

-42.6
298.2
Shiller P/E 19.10
PLCE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 50.31 vs. PLCE: 19.10 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.44   Max: 47.3
Current: 19.1

12.44
47.3
Current Ratio 2.12
PLCE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 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 1279 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. PLCE: 0.97 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 2.68
Current: 0.97

0.33
2.68

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.70
PLCE's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
84% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. PLCE: 0.70 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 0.84
Current: 0.7

0.26
0.84
Dividend Payout 0.16
PLCE's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
93% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 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) 0.70
PLCE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
83% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. PLCE: 0.70 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 0.84
Current: 0.7

0.26
0.84
Share Buyback Rate 5.90
PLCE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 849 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 166.91
PLCE's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PLCE: 166.91 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 14.32   Max: 256.25
Current: 166.91

14.32
256.25
Price/Tangible Book 2.05
PLCE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
75% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.36 vs. PLCE: 2.05 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 12.16
Current: 2.05

1.01
12.16
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.88
PLCE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. PLCE: 0.88 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 5.4
Current: 0.88

0.68
5.4
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
PLCE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. PLCE: 1.00 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 4.27
Current: 1

0.37
4.27
Price/Graham Number 1.42
PLCE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
80% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.54 vs. PLCE: 1.42 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 4.69
Current: 1.42

0.58
4.69
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.90
PLCE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1271 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. PLCE: 7.90 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 30.2
Current: 7.9

0.3
30.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.22
PLCE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
65% of the 869 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.98 vs. PLCE: 1.22 )
PLCE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.7   Max: 45.2
Current: 1.22

-1.7
45.2

Analyst Estimate

Jan15 Jan16
Revenue(Mil) 1,754 1,769
EPS($) 3.05 2.97
EPS without NRI($) 3.05 2.97

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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