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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.44
ROST's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
76% of the 1262 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. ROST: 1.44 )
ROST' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.35   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.44

Equity to Asset 0.47
ROST's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
70% of the 1249 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. ROST: 0.47 )
ROST' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 0.54
Current: 0.47

0.39
0.54
Interest Coverage 5308.55
ROST's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
84% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 31.91 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: 4
Z-Score: 8.66
M-Score: -2.94
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 (%) 13.37
ROST's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1263 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. ROST: 13.37 )
ROST' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.31   Max: 13.13
Current: 13.37

4.31
13.13
Net-margin (%) 8.32
ROST's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1263 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.39 vs. ROST: 8.32 )
ROST' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.91   Max: 8.18
Current: 8.32

2.91
8.18
ROE (%) 43.15
ROST's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1240 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.22 vs. ROST: 43.15 )
ROST' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 15.86   Max: 48.27
Current: 43.15

15.86
48.27
ROA (%) 21.46
ROST's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1267 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.22 vs. ROST: 21.46 )
ROST' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 8.27   Max: 22.57
Current: 21.46

8.27
22.57
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 72.37
ROST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1263 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.11 vs. ROST: 72.37 )
ROST' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 39.05   Max: 95.57
Current: 72.37

39.05
95.57
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 13.10
ROST's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1063 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. ROST: 13.10 )
ROST' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 13.1   Max: 17.9
Current: 13.1

13.1
17.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 17.20
ROST's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. ROST: 17.20 )
ROST' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 6   Max: 36.7
Current: 17.2

6
36.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 18.90
ROST's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 859 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. ROST: 18.90 )
ROST' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 2.6   Max: 47.1
Current: 18.9

2.6
47.1
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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

Diamond Hill Capital 4,705 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 5,844 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%)
Westport Asset Management 230,000 sh (unchged)
First Pacific Advisors 63,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 23,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 9,130 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

Joel Greenblatt 516,776 sh (New)
Jim Simons 433,064 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 47,577 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,488 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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Q3 2014

ROST Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jean-Marie Eveillard 998,522 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 93,908 sh (+97.38%)
Jim Simons 672,064 sh (+55.19%)
Pioneer Investments 3,710,079 sh (+16.16%)
PRIMECAP Management 8,107,490 sh (+11.96%)
Diamond Hill Capital 6,876 sh (+5.09%)
Jeremy Grantham 272,270 sh (+4.42%)
Robert Olstein 113,000 sh (+3.67%)
Westport Asset Management 230,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 23,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 7,330 sh (unchged)
First Pacific Advisors Sold Out
Scott Black 127,509 sh (-0.71%)
Ken Fisher 131,179 sh (-0.93%)
Joel Greenblatt 475,550 sh (-7.98%)
RS Investment Management 5,544 sh (-23.47%)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,032 sh (-57.5%)
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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
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-09-30 New Buy0.19%$62.15 - $76.87 $ 95.2337%998522
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 Add 97.38%0.03%$62.15 - $76.87 $ 95.2337%93908
Chuck Akre 2014-06-30 Sold Out 3.7%$65.8 - $73.5 $ 95.2339%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 New Buy0.43%$65.8 - $73.5 $ 95.2339%516776
Scott Black 2014-06-30 Reduce -21.35%0.28%$65.8 - $73.5 $ 95.2339%128427
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 New Buy0.02%$65.8 - $73.5 $ 95.2339%47577
Chuck Akre 2014-03-31 Reduce -9.99%0.5%$65.78 - $74.93 $ 95.2334%1631038
PRIMECAP Management 2014-03-31 Add 130.22%0.3%$65.78 - $74.93 $ 95.2334%6496440
Robert Olstein 2014-03-31 Add 39.19%0.28%$65.78 - $74.93 $ 95.2334%103000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$65.78 - $74.93 $ 95.2334%0
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 22.40
ROST's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1360 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 26.30 vs. ROST: 22.40 )
ROST' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.35   Max: 26.91
Current: 22.4

10.35
26.91
Forward P/E 19.84
ROST's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
77% of the 1360 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 22.57 vs. ROST: 19.84 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 22.50
ROST's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1360 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 26.30 vs. ROST: 22.50 )
ROST' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.37   Max: 26.68
Current: 22.5

10.37
26.68
P/B 9.08
ROST's P/B is ranked higher than
52% of the 1360 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. ROST: 9.08 )
ROST' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.15   Max: 9.41
Current: 9.08

3.15
9.41
P/S 1.87
ROST's P/S is ranked higher than
57% of the 1360 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. ROST: 1.87 )
ROST' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 1.87
Current: 1.87

0.49
1.87
PFCF 31.43
ROST's PFCF is ranked higher than
76% of the 1360 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 48.90 vs. ROST: 31.43 )
ROST' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.48   Max: 59.74
Current: 31.43

7.48
59.74
POCF 15.19
ROST's POCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 1360 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.67 vs. ROST: 15.19 )
ROST' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.35   Max: 18.7
Current: 15.19

5.35
18.7
EV-to-EBIT 13.67
ROST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
80% of the 1360 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.73 vs. ROST: 13.67 )
ROST' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.2   Max: 14.8
Current: 13.67

6.2
14.8
PEG 1.15
ROST's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 1360 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ROST: 1.15 )
ROST' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 2.72
Current: 1.15

0.48
2.72
Shiller P/E 30.80
ROST's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 1360 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 54.44 vs. ROST: 30.80 )
ROST' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.75   Max: 35.66
Current: 30.8

13.75
35.66
Current Ratio 1.30
ROST's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 1261 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. ROST: 1.30 )
ROST' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.24   Max: 1.75
Current: 1.3

1.24
1.75
Quick Ratio 0.46
ROST's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 1261 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. ROST: 0.46 )
ROST' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 0.77
Current: 0.46

0.13
0.77
Days Inventory 63.23
ROST's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
82% of the 1360 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 102.18 vs. ROST: 63.23 )
ROST' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 60.07   Max: 107.41
Current: 63.23

60.07
107.41
Days Sales Outstanding 2.58
ROST's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
93% of the 1360 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.74 vs. ROST: 2.58 )
ROST' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 1.49   Max: 2.68
Current: 2.58

1.49
2.68

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.84
ROST's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
80% of the 898 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. ROST: 0.84 )
ROST' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 1.54
Current: 0.84

0.4
1.54
Dividend Payout 0.18
ROST's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
91% of the 1360 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 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
94% of the 646 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 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) 3.68
ROST's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
75% of the 919 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. ROST: 3.68 )
ROST' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.43   Max: 6.29
Current: 3.68

1.43
6.29
Share Buyback Rate 3.50
ROST's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 845 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 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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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 9.08
ROST's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
57% of the 1360 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.41 vs. ROST: 9.08 )
ROST' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 8.94
Current: 9.08

0.92
8.94
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.03
ROST's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1360 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. ROST: 2.03 )
ROST' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 1.89
Current: 2.03

0.67
1.89
Price/Median PS Value 2.03
ROST's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
54% of the 1360 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. ROST: 2.03 )
ROST' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 1.79
Current: 2.03

0.2
1.79
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.25
ROST's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 1360 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ROST: 1.25 )
ROST' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 2.53
Current: 1.25

0.3
2.53
Price/Graham Number 2.99
ROST's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
68% of the 1360 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.67 vs. ROST: 2.99 )
ROST' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 2.85
Current: 2.99

0.85
2.85
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.30
ROST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1262 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. ROST: 7.30 )
ROST' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.7   Max: 16.2
Current: 7.3

6.7
16.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 20.43
ROST's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
87% of the 856 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.19 vs. ROST: 20.43 )
ROST' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 10.7   Max: 32.1
Current: 20.43

10.7
32.1

Analyst Estimate

Jan15 Jan16 Jan17 Jan18
Revenue(Mil) 10,954 11,761 12,629 13,369
EPS($) 4.32 4.80 5.40 5.77
EPS without NRI($) 4.32 4.80 5.40 5.77

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Apparel Stores
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Traded in other countries:RSO.Germany, ROST.Mexico,
Ross Stores Inc is incorporated in Delaware. It turned public with its IPO in August 1985. The Company and its subsidiaries is the off-price apparel and home fashion chain in the United States, with 1,146 locations in 33 states, the District of Columbia and Guam, as of February 1, 2014. It operate two brands of off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores namely Ross Dress for Less(r ) and dds DISCOUNTS(r). It is the off-price apparel and home fashion chain in the United States, with 1,146 locations in 33 states. It offers 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. It also operates 130 dds DISCOUNTS stores in 10 states as of February 1, 2014. dd's DISCOUNTS features more moderately-priced 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 typical dds DISCOUNTS store is located in an established shopping center in a densely populated urban or suburban neighborhood. As of February 1, 2014, it operates a total of 1,276 stores comprised of 1,146 Ross stores and 130 dds DISCOUNTS stores.
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