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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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.13
QKLS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
80% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. QKLS: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
QKLS' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: N/A Max: No Debt
Current: 0.13
Equity to Asset -0.04
QKLS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
98% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. QKLS: -0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
QKLS' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.04  Med: 0.38 Max: 0.63
Current: -0.04
-0.04
0.63
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: -0.10
M-Score: -2.76
WACC vs ROIC
7.49%
-40.70%
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 : 3/10

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Operating margin (%) -10.31
QKLS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. QKLS: -10.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
QKLS' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.31  Med: -3.69 Max: 9.06
Current: -10.31
-10.31
9.06
Net-margin (%) -11.56
QKLS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 367 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. QKLS: -11.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
QKLS' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.56  Med: -6.78 Max: 5.84
Current: -11.56
-11.56
5.84
ROE (%) -197.75
QKLS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
99% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.91 vs. QKLS: -197.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
QKLS' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -284.86  Med: -31.42 Max: 41.03
Current: -197.75
-284.86
41.03
ROA (%) -18.73
QKLS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.35 vs. QKLS: -18.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
QKLS' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.51  Med: -13.04 Max: 23.15
Current: -18.73
-22.51
23.15
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -41.55
QKLS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.78 vs. QKLS: -41.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
QKLS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -98.26  Med: -26.6 Max: 197.44
Current: -41.55
-98.26
197.44
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -13.90
QKLS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. QKLS: -13.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
QKLS' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 33.2
Current: -13.9
0
33.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -7.90
QKLS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. QKLS: -7.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
QKLS' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 13.4 Max: 735.2
Current: -7.9
0
735.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -4.60
QKLS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 254 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. QKLS: -4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
QKLS' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.6  Med: 40.1 Max: 971
Current: -4.6
-4.6
971
» QKLS's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-11-16)


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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Grocery Stores
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QKL Stores Inc is engaged in the operation of retail chain 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.

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.

Ratios

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Current Ratio 0.79
QKLS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. QKLS: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
QKLS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 1.24 Max: 1.88
Current: 0.79
0.79
1.88
Quick Ratio 0.40
QKLS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. QKLS: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
QKLS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.55 Max: 1.37
Current: 0.4
0.4
1.37
Days Inventory 78.26
QKLS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
82% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 39.73 vs. QKLS: 78.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
QKLS' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.46  Med: 63.75 Max: 101.82
Current: 78.26
20.46
101.82
Days Sales Outstanding 0.90
QKLS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
94% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.62 vs. QKLS: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
QKLS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.76 Max: 1.81
Current: 0.9
0.11
1.81
Days Payable 66.79
QKLS's Days Payable is ranked higher than
72% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 45.05 vs. QKLS: 66.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
QKLS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.81  Med: 56.85 Max: 66.79
Current: 66.79
33.81
66.79

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -103.60
QKLS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
98% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. QKLS: -103.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
QKLS' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -176  Med: -7 Max: 47.3
Current: -103.6
-176
47.3

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 0.02
QKLS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
100% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. QKLS: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
QKLS' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.84 Max: 12.48
Current: 0.02
0.01
12.48
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -45.10
QKLS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. QKLS: -45.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
QKLS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -45.2  Med: 29.2 Max: 1958.1
Current: -45.1
-45.2
1958.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $270.1
EPS (TTM) $ -20.51
Beta1.53
Short Percentage of Float0.10%
52-Week Range $0.10 - 2.34
Shares Outstanding (Mil)1.52
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