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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 0.79
QKLS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
69% of the 501 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. QKLS: 0.79 )
QKLS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.23   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.79

Equity to Asset 0.30
QKLS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
57% of the 501 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. QKLS: 0.30 )
QKLS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 0.72
Current: 0.3

0.3
0.72
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 0.92
M-Score: -2.48
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 (%) -3.14
QKLS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. QKLS: -3.14 )
QKLS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -8.91   Max: 9.58
Current: -3.14

-8.91
9.58
Net-margin (%) -5.06
QKLS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. QKLS: -5.06 )
QKLS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -9.95   Max: 6.26
Current: -5.06

-9.95
6.26
ROE (%) -26.73
QKLS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.66 vs. QKLS: -26.73 )
QKLS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -50.99   Max: 32.51
Current: -26.73

-50.99
32.51
ROA (%) -8.49
QKLS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.41 vs. QKLS: -8.49 )
QKLS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -19.37   Max: 16.69
Current: -8.49

-19.37
16.69
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -10.52
QKLS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.19 vs. QKLS: -10.52 )
QKLS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -47.29   Max: 111.89
Current: -10.52

-47.29
111.89
Revenue Growth (%) 1.50
QKLS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. QKLS: 1.50 )
QKLS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 33.2
Current: 1.5

0
33.2
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Ratios

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P/B 0.09
QKLS's P/B is ranked higher than
100% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. QKLS: 0.09 )
QKLS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 4.31
Current: 0.09

0.07
4.31
P/S 0.02
QKLS's P/S is ranked higher than
100% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. QKLS: 0.02 )
QKLS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 2.98
Current: 0.02

0.01
2.98
EV-to-EBIT -1.18
QKLS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
51% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.68 vs. QKLS: -1.18 )
QKLS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 30.4
Current: -1.18

0.5
30.4
Current Ratio 1.09
QKLS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 504 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. QKLS: 1.09 )
QKLS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 2.56
Current: 1.09

0.36
2.56
Quick Ratio 0.63
QKLS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 504 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. QKLS: 0.63 )
QKLS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 2.04
Current: 0.63

0.36
2.04

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.09
QKLS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
100% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. QKLS: 0.09 )
QKLS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 7.01
Current: 0.09

0.08
7.01
Price/Median PS Value 0.15
QKLS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
100% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. QKLS: 0.15 )
QKLS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 25.19
Current: 0.15

0.15
25.19
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 305.00
QKLS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
100% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. QKLS: 305.00 )
QKLS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 189
Current: 305

3.3
189
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 61.23
QKLS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
99% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.61 vs. QKLS: 61.23 )
QKLS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.1   Max: 2.1
Current: 61.23

-0.1
2.1

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 30 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 three 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 global 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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