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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.51
QKLS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
56% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. QKLS: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
QKLS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 9999.00 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.51
Equity to Asset 0.13
QKLS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
95% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. QKLS: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
QKLS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.58 Max: 0.72
Current: 0.13
0.13
0.72
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 0.38
M-Score: -1.73
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 : 2/10

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Operating margin (%) -8.17
QKLS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. QKLS: -8.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
QKLS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -8.91  Med: -3.14 Max: 9.06
Current: -8.17
-8.91
9.06
Net-margin (%) -10.13
QKLS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. QKLS: -10.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
QKLS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -9.95  Med: -5.06 Max: 5.84
Current: -10.13
-9.95
5.84
ROE (%) -75.70
QKLS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
99% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.22 vs. QKLS: -75.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
QKLS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -66.64  Med: -24.02 Max: 41.03
Current: -75.7
-66.64
41.03
ROA (%) -16.37
QKLS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. QKLS: -16.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
QKLS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -22.51  Med: -9.90 Max: 23.15
Current: -16.37
-22.51
23.15
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -36.59
QKLS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.55 vs. QKLS: -36.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
QKLS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -98.26  Med: -25.35 Max: 197.44
Current: -36.59
-98.26
197.44
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -14.80
QKLS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. QKLS: -14.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
QKLS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 33.2
Current: -14.8
0
33.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 13.50
QKLS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. QKLS: 13.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
QKLS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 6.50 Max: 770.7
Current: 13.5
0
770.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 10.70
QKLS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. QKLS: 10.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
QKLS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 18.35 Max: 1005.5
Current: 10.7
0
1005.5
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Ratios

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P/B 0.13
QKLS's P/B is ranked higher than
98% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. QKLS: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
QKLS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.23 Max: 4.31
Current: 0.13
0.01
4.31
P/S 0.01
QKLS's P/S is ranked higher than
100% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. QKLS: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
QKLS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.06 Max: 2.98
Current: 0.01
0.01
2.98
Current Ratio 0.90
QKLS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. QKLS: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
QKLS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 1.32 Max: 2.56
Current: 0.9
0.36
2.56
Quick Ratio 0.68
QKLS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. QKLS: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
QKLS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.77 Max: 2.04
Current: 0.68
0.36
2.04
Days Inventory 77.12
QKLS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
83% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 37.77 vs. QKLS: 77.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
QKLS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 20.46  Med: 58.78 Max: 101.82
Current: 77.12
20.46
101.82
Days Sales Outstanding 1.01
QKLS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
92% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.39 vs. QKLS: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
QKLS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.72 Max: 1.81
Current: 1.01
0.11
1.81

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.12
QKLS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
98% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. QKLS: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
QKLS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.57 Max: 7.01
Current: 0.12
0.01
7.01
Price/Median PS Value 0.16
QKLS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. QKLS: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
QKLS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 1.95 Max: 42.04
Current: 0.16
0.18
42.04
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -50.56
QKLS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. QKLS: -50.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
QKLS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -50.56  Med: 20.15 Max: 1995.7
Current: -50.56
-50.56
1995.7

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Grocery Stores
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QKL Stores Inc a Delaware corporation was incorporated on December 2, 1986. The Company is a regional supermarket chain that currently operates 27 supermarkets, 14 hypermarkets and 4 department stores in northeastern China and Inner Mongolia. The Company's supermarkets and hypermarkets sell a broad selection of merchandise including groceries, fresh food and non-food items. It currently has two distribution centers servicing its supermarkets. It's the first supermarket chain in northeastern China and Inner Mongolia that is a licensee of the Independent Grocers Alliance, or IGA, a United States-based grocery network. As a licensee of IGA, the Company is able to engage in group bargaining with suppliers and have access to more than 2,000 private IGA brands, including many that are exclusive IGA brands. The Company's grocery items include: Prepared or packaged foods, including instant foods, canned foods, packaged rice and wheat powder, and crackers and chips; Bulk (unpackaged) grains including rice and ground wheat; Bottled water and beverages; Cigarettes; and Certain non-food items such as cleaning products, cosmetics, and disposable razors. Its Fresh-food items include: Fresh raw meat, which it cuts and package; Cooked meats; Fresh seafood; Fresh bakery items, including breads, buns, dumplings, and other self-prepared foods; Fresh noodles and pastas; Fresh milk, yogurt, and eggs (supplied fresh every day); and Packaged dumplings (supplied fresh every day). Its Non-food items include all non-food items, except cleaning and cosmetic items included in grocery. The Company's main competitors are local, regional and national chain supermarkets, and national and foreign chain retailers operating ' big box' or hypermarket stores. It also faces competition from traditional street markets and markets where customers can purchase live poultry and fish, convenience stores, tobacco and liquor retailers, restaurants, specialty retailers and large drugstore chains. The Company's operations are subject to a range of regulations covering every aspect of its business.
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