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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 : 9/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 3.67
ROST's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
74% of the 1151 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. ROST: 3.67 )
ROST' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.17   Max: No Debt
Current: 3.67

Equity to Asset 0.52
ROST's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
73% of the 1139 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. ROST: 0.52 )
ROST' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 0.54
Current: 0.52

0.39
0.54
Interest Coverage 5308.55
ROST's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
84% of the 801 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 35.18 vs. ROST: 5308.55 )
ROST' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 15.54   Max: 9999.99
Current: 5308.55

15.54
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 8.94
M-Score: -2.82
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 13.28
ROST's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1158 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. ROST: 13.28 )
ROST' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.31   Max: 13.13
Current: 13.28

4.31
13.13
Net-margin (%) 8.28
ROST's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1158 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.54 vs. ROST: 8.28 )
ROST' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.91   Max: 8.18
Current: 8.28

2.91
8.18
ROE (%) 40.62
ROST's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1141 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.77 vs. ROST: 40.62 )
ROST' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 14.45   Max: 44.53
Current: 40.62

14.45
44.53
ROA (%) 20.95
ROST's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1158 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.22 vs. ROST: 20.95 )
ROST' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 7.27   Max: 21.49
Current: 20.95

7.27
21.49
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 70.76
ROST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1157 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.35 vs. ROST: 70.76 )
ROST' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 19.46   Max: 92.15
Current: 70.76

19.46
92.15
Revenue Growth (%) 13.10
ROST's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. ROST: 13.10 )
ROST' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 13.1   Max: 17.9
Current: 13.1

13.1
17.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 17.20
ROST's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 843 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. ROST: 17.20 )
ROST' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 6   Max: 36.7
Current: 17.2

6
36.7
EPS Growth (%) 18.90
ROST's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. ROST: 18.90 )
ROST' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 2.6   Max: 47.1
Current: 18.9

2.6
47.1
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

ROST Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 557,200 sh (+67.35%)
Chuck Royce 39,930 sh (+45.57%)
Tom Gayner 23,000 sh (+27.78%)
Ray Dalio 130,235 sh (+21.93%)
Pioneer Investments 3,646,024 sh (+0.28%)
Ken Fisher 152,309 sh (+0.16%)
Westport Asset Management 230,000 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 90,000 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 2,109,050 sh (-0.18%)
Scott Black 169,265 sh (-4.68%)
Chuck Akre 1,533,218 sh (-6%)
Jeremy Grantham 241,257 sh (-16.39%)
Joel Greenblatt 13,338 sh (-48.38%)
Steven Cohen 195,882 sh (-67.4%)
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Q4 2013

ROST Guru Trades in Q4 2013

First Pacific Advisors 63,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 474,727 sh (+142.35%)
PRIMECAP Management 2,821,830 sh (+33.8%)
Chuck Akre 1,812,143 sh (+18.19%)
Pioneer Investments 3,953,585 sh (+8.44%)
Ken Fisher 152,884 sh (+0.38%)
Tom Gayner 23,000 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 230,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Scott Black 154,518 sh (-8.71%)
Jeremy Grantham 215,437 sh (-10.7%)
Robert Olstein 74,000 sh (-17.78%)
Joel Greenblatt 6,191 sh (-53.58%)
Chuck Royce 9,130 sh (-77.13%)
Jim Simons 41,300 sh (-92.59%)
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Q1 2014

ROST Guru Trades in Q1 2014

RS Investment Management 5,844 sh (New)
Diamond Hill Capital 4,705 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 6,496,440 sh (+130.22%)
Steven Cohen 783,670 sh (+65.08%)
Robert Olstein 103,000 sh (+39.19%)
Scott Black 163,282 sh (+5.67%)
Pioneer Investments 4,040,314 sh (+2.19%)
Tom Gayner 23,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 9,130 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 230,000 sh (unchged)
First Pacific Advisors 63,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ken Fisher 145,439 sh (-4.87%)
Chuck Akre 1,631,038 sh (-9.99%)
Jeremy Grantham 110,832 sh (-48.55%)
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Q2 2014

ROST Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 433,064 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,488 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 47,577 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 516,776 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 260,740 sh (+135.26%)
Diamond Hill Capital 6,543 sh (+39.06%)
RS Investment Management 7,244 sh (+23.96%)
PRIMECAP Management 7,241,350 sh (+11.47%)
Robert Olstein 109,000 sh (+5.83%)
Westport Asset Management 230,000 sh (unchged)
First Pacific Advisors 63,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 23,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Akre Sold Out
Ken Fisher 132,415 sh (-8.95%)
Chuck Royce 7,330 sh (-19.72%)
Pioneer Investments 3,193,840 sh (-20.95%)
Scott Black 128,427 sh (-21.35%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ROST

(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
Chuck Akre 2014-06-30 Sold Out 3.7%$65.8 - $73.5 $ 75.5710%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 New Buy0.43%$65.8 - $73.5 $ 75.5710%516776
Scott Black 2014-06-30 Reduce -21.35%0.28%$65.8 - $73.5 $ 75.5710%128427
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 New Buy0.02%$65.8 - $73.5 $ 75.5710%47577
Chuck Akre 2014-03-31 Reduce -9.99%0.5%$65.78 - $74.93 $ 75.576%1631038
PRIMECAP Management 2014-03-31 Add 130.22%0.3%$65.78 - $74.93 $ 75.576%6496440
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$65.78 - $74.93 $ 75.576%0
Chuck Akre 2013-12-31 Add 18.19%0.77%$70.39 - $81.64 $ 75.571%1812143
Scott Black 2013-12-31 Reduce -8.71%0.12%$70.39 - $81.64 $ 75.571%154518
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.08%$70.39 - $81.64 $ 75.571%0
PRIMECAP Management 2013-12-31 Add 33.8%0.06%$70.39 - $81.64 $ 75.571%2821830
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -53.58%0.02%$70.39 - $81.64 $ 75.571%6191
Chuck Akre 2013-09-30 Reduce -6%0.29%$64.76 - $72.55 $ 75.5711%1533218
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -48.38%0.03%$64.76 - $72.55 $ 75.5711%13338
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Add 21.93%0.01%$64.76 - $72.55 $ 75.5711%130235
Tom Gayner 2013-09-30 Add 27.78%0.01%$64.76 - $72.55 $ 75.5711%23000
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 18.40
ROST's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 22.80 vs. ROST: 18.40 )
ROST' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.35   Max: 26.91
Current: 18.4

10.35
26.91
P/B 7.44
ROST's P/B is ranked lower than
51% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. ROST: 7.44 )
ROST' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.15   Max: 9.41
Current: 7.44

3.15
9.41
P/S 1.52
ROST's P/S is ranked higher than
56% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. ROST: 1.52 )
ROST' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 1.73
Current: 1.52

0.49
1.73
PFCF 22.90
ROST's PFCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 148.64 vs. ROST: 22.90 )
ROST' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.83   Max: 59.74
Current: 22.9

5.83
59.74
EV-to-EBIT 11.10
ROST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.16 vs. ROST: 11.10 )
ROST' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.2   Max: 14.8
Current: 11.1

6.2
14.8
PEG 0.94
ROST's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ROST: 0.94 )
ROST' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 2.72
Current: 0.94

0.46
2.72
Shiller P/E 25.14
ROST's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 45.86 vs. ROST: 25.14 )
ROST' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.75   Max: 35.66
Current: 25.14

13.75
35.66
Current Ratio 1.32
ROST's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 785 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. ROST: 1.32 )
ROST' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.24   Max: 1.97
Current: 1.32

1.24
1.97
Quick Ratio 0.50
ROST's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 785 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. ROST: 0.50 )
ROST' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 0.77
Current: 0.5

0.13
0.77

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.00
ROST's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
78% of the 801 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. ROST: 1.00 )
ROST' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 1.54
Current: 1

0.35
1.54
Dividend Payout 0.18
ROST's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
90% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. ROST: 0.18 )
ROST' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.4
Current: 0.18

0.05
0.4
Dividend growth (3y) 28.60
ROST's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
95% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. ROST: 28.60 )
ROST' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 13.3   Max: 36.5
Current: 28.6

13.3
36.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.08
ROST's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
76% of the 824 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. ROST: 4.08 )
ROST' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.43   Max: 6.29
Current: 4.08

1.43
6.29
Share Buyback Rate 3.50
ROST's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 797 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. ROST: 3.50 )
ROST' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.9   Max: -1.1
Current: 3.5

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 7.44
ROST's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
55% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.22 vs. ROST: 7.44 )
ROST' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 8.94
Current: 7.44

0.92
8.94
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.53
ROST's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.47 vs. ROST: 1.53 )
ROST' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 1.89
Current: 1.53

0.67
1.89
Price/Median PS Value 1.66
ROST's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
54% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. ROST: 1.66 )
ROST' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 1.79
Current: 1.66

0.2
1.79
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.99
ROST's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ROST: 0.99 )
ROST' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 2.53
Current: 0.99

0.3
2.53
Price/Graham Number 2.46
ROST's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
67% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.44 vs. ROST: 2.46 )
ROST' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 2.85
Current: 2.46

0.85
2.85
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.00
ROST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1066 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. ROST: 9.00 )
ROST' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.7   Max: 16.2
Current: 9

6.7
16.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 21.07
ROST's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
88% of the 891 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.98 vs. ROST: 21.07 )
ROST' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 10.7   Max: 32.8
Current: 21.07

10.7
32.8

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Apparel Stores
Compare:IDEXY, ARO, TJX, FRCOF, SSI » details
Traded in other countries:RSO.Germany
Ross Stores, Inc., is a Delaware Corporation. It turned public with its IPO in August 1985. The Company and its subsidiaries operates two brands of off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores. It is the off-price apparel and home fashion chain in the United States, with 1,091 locations in 33 states, At February 2, 2013, the company operated a total of 1,199 stores, of which 1,091 were Ross locations in 33 states, the District of Columbia and Guam, and 108 were dd's DISCOUNTS stores in eight states. Both brands target value-conscious women and men between the ages of 18 and 54. Ross target customers are mainly from middle income households, while dd's DISCOUNTS target customers are typically from more moderate income households. The decisions the Company makes, from merchandising, purchasing, and pricing, to the locations of its stores, are based on these customer profiles. It offers first-quality, in-season, name brand and designer apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions for the entire family at everyday savings of 20% to 60% off department and specialty store regular prices. dd's DISCOUNTS features a more moderately-priced assortment of first-quality, in-season, name brand apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions for the entire family at everyday savings of 20% to 70% off moderate department and discount store regular prices. The Company seeks to provide its customers with a wide assortment of first-quality, in-season, brand name and designer apparel, accessories, footwear, and home merchandise for the entire family at everyday savings of 20% to 60% below department and specialty store regular prices at Ross, and 20% to 70% below moderate department and discount store regular prices at dd's DISCOUNTS. The trademarks for Ross Dress For Less and dd's DISCOUNTS have been registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The Company faces a challenging macro-economic and retail environment that creates intense competition for business from department stores, specialty stores, discount stores, warehouse stores, other off-price retailers, and manufacturer-owned outlet stores, many of which are units of large national or regional chains that have substantially greater resources. It also competes to some degree with retailers that sell apparel and home fashions through catalogs or over the internet. The retail apparel and home-related businesses may become even more competitive in the future.
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