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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 1.97
RL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
74% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. RL: 1.97 )
RL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.18   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.97

Equity to Asset 0.64
RL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
73% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. RL: 0.64 )
RL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 0.73
Current: 0.64

0.46
0.73
Interest Coverage 56.50
RL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
61% of the 511 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 104.54 vs. RL: 56.50 )
RL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.67   Max: 1195.89
Current: 56.5

4.67
1195.89
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 6.51
M-Score: -2.77
WACC vs ROIC
9.90%
22.60%
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 14.08
RL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 821 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. RL: 14.08 )
RL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.27   Max: 16.23
Current: 14.08

5.27
16.23
Net-margin (%) 9.62
RL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 821 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.11 vs. RL: 9.62 )
RL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.66   Max: 10.8
Current: 9.62

2.66
10.8
ROE (%) 18.14
RL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 807 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.04 vs. RL: 18.14 )
RL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 7.49   Max: 34.93
Current: 18.14

7.49
34.93
ROA (%) 11.78
RL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 824 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. RL: 11.78 )
RL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.65   Max: 21.05
Current: 11.78

3.65
21.05
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 43.81
RL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 824 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 14.07 vs. RL: 43.81 )
RL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 15.46   Max: 80.79
Current: 43.81

15.46
80.79
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 12.20
RL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 673 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. RL: 12.20 )
RL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 30.1
Current: 12.2

4.7
30.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 12.40
RL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. RL: 12.40 )
RL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -3   Max: 37.9
Current: 12.4

-3
37.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 13.60
RL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 512 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. RL: 13.60 )
RL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -20.2   Max: 40.4
Current: 13.6

-20.2
40.4
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

RL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Robert Olstein 32,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 50,004 sh (+1802.02%)
Joel Greenblatt 26,236 sh (+1745.01%)
Steven Cohen 544,225 sh (+196.04%)
Jeremy Grantham 102,103 sh (+194.28%)
Lee Ainslie 2,014,928 sh (+92.14%)
Murray Stahl 4,876 sh (+61.78%)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 4,890 sh (-12.83%)
Ron Baron 439,401 sh (-35.70%)
Ray Dalio 1,568 sh (-96.97%)
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Q2 2014

RL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 3,243 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 1,048,443 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 11,840 sh (+142.13%)
Paul Tudor Jones 87,702 sh (+75.39%)
Jeremy Grantham 122,603 sh (+20.08%)
Robert Olstein 37,000 sh (+15.63%)
Murray Stahl 5,044 sh (+3.45%)
Steven Cohen 82,800 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Ron Baron 343,256 sh (-21.88%)
Lee Ainslie 724,885 sh (-64.02%)
Joel Greenblatt 9,314 sh (-64.50%)
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Q3 2014

RL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Burbank 22,062 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 7,759 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 30,332 sh (+225.66%)
Steven Cohen 241,200 sh (+191.30%)
Jeremy Grantham 129,074 sh (+5.28%)
Robert Olstein 37,000 sh (unchged)
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Murray Stahl 4,847 sh (-3.91%)
Ron Baron 294,729 sh (-14.14%)
Andreas Halvorsen 800,328 sh (-23.67%)
Mario Gabelli 8,245 sh (-30.36%)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,175 sh (-86.12%)
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Q4 2014

RL Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jeremy Grantham 169,106 sh (+31.01%)
Mario Gabelli 8,245 sh (unchged)
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Murray Stahl 4,715 sh (-2.72%)
Ron Baron 281,480 sh (-4.50%)
Robert Olstein 31,000 sh (-16.22%)
Joel Greenblatt 9,699 sh (-68.02%)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,092 sh (-82.82%)
Steven Cohen 8,500 sh (-96.48%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Ralph Lauren Corp

Ron Baron Comments on Ralph Lauren - Apr 24, 2013

Over the past decade, Ralph Lauren (RL) has transformed his business from a largely licensed, mens' apparel company into a global lifestyle brand, including womens' and childrens' apparel and accessories. Polo has advanced its global objectives by acquiring Ralph's company's former licensees in Europe and Asia. It was not inexpensive to acquire the licensed businesses, which have allowed Polo to grow much more rapidly.

From Ron Baron’s Baron Funds first quarter 2013 investor letter.


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Top Ranked Articles about Ralph Lauren Corp

Ralph Lauren Is A Strong Brand With Staying Power
There not many clothing brands that have the longevity of Ralph Lauren (RL). The company provides top of the line lifestyle of luxury products as well as products for the fashion-minded aspirational crowd. It has been going strong since its founder, Ralph Lauren, started designing and selling ties in 1967. As many fads have come and gone, Ralph Lauren is still standing. Since its IPO in June of 1997 the stock is up 385 percent for an average annual compounded return of 9.7 percent. For the same period, the S&P 500 index increased a total of 119 percent for an average annual compounded return of 4.8 percent. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 16.40
RL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
78% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 28.80 vs. RL: 16.40 )
RL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.56   Max: 26.84
Current: 16.4

7.56
26.84
Forward P/E 17.42
RL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 138.89 vs. RL: 17.42 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 16.40
RL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
79% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 28.20 vs. RL: 16.40 )
RL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.56   Max: 26.85
Current: 16.4

7.56
26.85
P/B 2.90
RL's P/B is ranked higher than
51% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. RL: 2.90 )
RL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.18   Max: 4.74
Current: 2.9

1.18
4.74
P/S 1.60
RL's P/S is ranked lower than
53% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. RL: 1.60 )
RL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 2.52
Current: 1.6

0.66
2.52
PFCF 18.40
RL's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 93.24 vs. RL: 18.40 )
RL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.6   Max: 41.99
Current: 18.4

5.6
41.99
POCF 11.54
RL's POCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 21.83 vs. RL: 11.54 )
RL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.26   Max: 21.13
Current: 11.54

4.26
21.13
EV-to-EBIT 10.24
RL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
84% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 20.02 vs. RL: 10.24 )
RL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.3   Max: 16.4
Current: 10.24

4.3
16.4
PEG 1.09
RL's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. RL: 1.09 )
RL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 2.99
Current: 1.09

0.33
2.99
Shiller P/E 18.90
RL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 144.37 vs. RL: 18.90 )
RL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.33   Max: 40.28
Current: 18.9

10.33
40.28
Current Ratio 2.80
RL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. RL: 2.80 )
RL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.62   Max: 3.81
Current: 2.8

1.62
3.81
Quick Ratio 1.83
RL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. RL: 1.83 )
RL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 2.39
Current: 1.83

0.79
2.39
Days Inventory 132.03
RL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
62% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 119.23 vs. RL: 132.03 )
RL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 82.95   Max: 143.62
Current: 132.03

82.95
143.62
Days Sales Outstanding 19.97
RL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
92% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 57.61 vs. RL: 19.97 )
RL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 24.07   Max: 60.85
Current: 19.97

24.07
60.85

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.40
RL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
67% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. RL: 1.40 )
RL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 1.38
Current: 1.4

0.2
1.38
Dividend Payout 0.22
RL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
90% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. RL: 0.22 )
RL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 1
Current: 0.22

0.03
1
Dividend growth (3y) 50.40
RL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
98% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. RL: 50.40 )
RL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 74.7
Current: 50.4

0
74.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 14.14
RL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
97% of the 588 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. RL: 14.14 )
RL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.02   Max: 13.94
Current: 14.14

2.02
13.94
Share Buyback Rate 2.30
RL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. RL: 2.30 )
RL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 9.1   Max: -2.6
Current: 2.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 4.00
RL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
51% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. RL: 4.00 )
RL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.49   Max: 11.02
Current: 4

2.49
11.02
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.00
RL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
87% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.85 vs. RL: 1.00 )
RL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 1.92
Current: 1

0.54
1.92
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
RL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. RL: 0.90 )
RL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 1.48
Current: 0.9

0.21
1.48
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.50
RL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. RL: 1.50 )
RL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 2.77
Current: 1.5

0.43
2.77
Price/Graham Number 1.70
RL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
69% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. RL: 1.70 )
RL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.08   Max: 3.51
Current: 1.7

1.08
3.51
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.90
RL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
83% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. RL: 9.90 )
RL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.1   Max: 23.3
Current: 9.9

6.1
23.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 15.28
RL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
82% of the 512 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 8.67 vs. RL: 15.28 )
RL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 11.8   Max: 35.1
Current: 15.28

11.8
35.1

Analyst Estimate

Mar15 Mar16 Mar17
Revenue(Mil) 7,606 7,727 8,110
EPS($) 7.90 7.63 8.18
EPS without NRI($) 7.90 7.63 8.18

Business Description

Industry: Manufacturing - Apparel & Furniture » Apparel Manufacturing
Compare:VFC, BURBY, SGC, PVH, UA » details
Traded in other countries:PRL.Germany,
Ralph Lauren Corp formerly Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation was incorporated in June 1997 under the laws of the State of Delaware. The Company is engaged in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products, including men's, women's and children's apparel, accessories, fragrances and home furnishings. It operates in three segments: Wholesale, Retail and Licensing. The Wholesale segment consists of women's, men's and children's apparel, accessories and related products which are sold in major department stores, specialty stores, golf and pro shops and the Company's owned and licensed retail stores in the U.S. and overseas. The Retail segment consists of the Company's retail operations, which sell products through its full-price and factory stores, its concessions-based shop-within-shops, as well as RalphLauren.com and Rugby.com, its e-commerce websites. The stores, concessions-based shop-within-shops and websites sell products purchased from the Company's licensees, suppliers and Wholesale segment. The Licensing segment generates revenues from royalties earned on the sale of the Company's apparel, home and other products internationally and domestically through licensing alliances. The Company's brand names include Ralph Lauren Women's Collection, Purple Label, Black Label, Blue Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, RRL, Ralph Lauren Childrenswear, Lauren by Ralph Lauren, RLX Ralph Lauren, Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren, Rugby, Chaps, and Club Monaco, among others. It faces competition from other domestic and foreign fashion-oriented apparel and casual apparel producers, some of which might be larger and more diversified and have greater financial and marketing resources than it has. It also faces competition from companies selling apparel and home products through the Internet. Apparel and other products sold by the Company. Its operations are subject to regulation in the U.S. and other countries by other governmental agencies, including, in the U.S., the Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Consumer Products Safety Commission.
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