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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 1.93
ROST's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
60% of the 898 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. ROST: 1.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ROST' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.35  Med: 3.55 Max: No Debt
Current: 1.93
Equity to Asset 0.47
ROST's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
51% of the 841 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. ROST: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ROST' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.45 Max: 0.54
Current: 0.47
0.39
0.54
Interest Coverage 438.39
ROST's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
65% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 42.72 vs. ROST: 438.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ROST' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 27.7  Med: 246.30 Max: 9999.99
Current: 438.39
27.7
9999.99
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 8.95
M-Score: -2.81
WACC vs ROIC
2.26%
51.72%
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 : 9/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 13.78
ROST's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. ROST: 13.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ROST' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.24  Med: 9.43 Max: 13.48
Current: 13.78
5.24
13.48
Net-margin (%) 8.52
ROST's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. ROST: 8.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ROST' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.04  Med: 5.74 Max: 8.37
Current: 8.52
3.04
8.37
ROE (%) 43.68
ROST's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.98 vs. ROST: 43.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ROST' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 22.38  Med: 33.11 Max: 48.27
Current: 43.68
22.38
48.27
ROA (%) 21.28
ROST's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 904 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.08 vs. ROST: 21.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ROST' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 9.9  Med: 16.26 Max: 22.57
Current: 21.28
9.9
22.57
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 73.10
ROST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.69 vs. ROST: 73.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ROST' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 36.97  Med: 64.57 Max: 95.63
Current: 73.1
36.97
95.63
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 12.20
ROST's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. ROST: 12.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ROST' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 12.2  Med: 15.30 Max: 17.9
Current: 12.2
12.2
17.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 15.70
ROST's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. ROST: 15.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ROST' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 6.1  Med: 17.20 Max: 34.4
Current: 15.7
6.1
34.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 15.60
ROST's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 550 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. ROST: 15.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ROST' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 3.1  Med: 18.70 Max: 44.2
Current: 15.6
3.1
44.2
» ROST's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

ROST Guru Trades in Q3 2014

First Eagle Investment 998,522 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 93,908 sh (+97.38%)
Jim Simons 672,064 sh (+55.19%)
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%)
Chuck Royce 7,330 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 23,000 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 230,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 3,793,666 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 (-57.50%)
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Q4 2014

ROST Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Steven Cohen 30,600 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 438,049 sh (+60.89%)
RS Investment Management 5,744 sh (+3.61%)
First Eagle Investment 1,001,008 sh (+0.25%)
Tom Gayner 23,000 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 230,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 8,084,490 sh (-0.28%)
Pioneer Investments 3,705,988 sh (-2.31%)
Ken Fisher 118,129 sh (-9.95%)
Scott Black 106,566 sh (-16.42%)
Ray Dalio 74,808 sh (-20.34%)
Joel Greenblatt 337,051 sh (-29.12%)
Chuck Royce 2,860 sh (-60.98%)
Robert Olstein 38,000 sh (-66.37%)
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Q1 2015

ROST Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Lee Ainslie 6,600 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 105,200 sh (+243.79%)
RS Investment Management 6,144 sh (+6.96%)
PRIMECAP Management 8,091,740 sh (+0.09%)
Tom Gayner 23,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 337,054 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 230,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Robert Olstein Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 3,632,520 sh (-1.98%)
Ken Fisher 110,559 sh (-6.41%)
Jeremy Grantham 402,249 sh (-8.17%)
Scott Black 97,401 sh (-8.60%)
Ray Dalio 21,834 sh (-70.81%)
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Q2 2015

ROST Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Ken Fisher 222,898 sh (+101.61%)
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 22.90
ROST's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
52% of the 664 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.90 vs. ROST: 22.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ROST' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.36  Med: 17.49 Max: 26.87
Current: 22.9
10.36
26.87
Forward P/E 20.75
ROST's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
71% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.95 vs. ROST: 20.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 22.90
ROST's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
52% of the 662 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.80 vs. ROST: 22.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ROST' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.37  Med: 17.43 Max: 26.22
Current: 22.9
10.37
26.22
P/B 9.46
ROST's P/B is ranked lower than
92% of the 867 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. ROST: 9.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ROST' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.16  Med: 5.42 Max: 9.79
Current: 9.46
3.16
9.79
P/S 1.95
ROST's P/S is ranked lower than
78% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. ROST: 1.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ROST' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.49  Med: 0.94 Max: 2.03
Current: 1.95
0.49
2.03
PFCF 32.41
ROST's PFCF is ranked lower than
69% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.46 vs. ROST: 32.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
ROST' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.51  Med: 21.41 Max: 57.75
Current: 32.41
7.51
57.75
POCF 17.15
ROST's POCF is ranked lower than
62% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.45 vs. ROST: 17.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ROST' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.33  Med: 11.92 Max: 18.61
Current: 17.15
5.33
18.61
EV-to-EBIT 13.92
ROST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
57% of the 716 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.25 vs. ROST: 13.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ROST' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.2  Med: 10.40 Max: 14.8
Current: 13.92
6.2
14.8
PEG 1.26
ROST's PEG is ranked higher than
70% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. ROST: 1.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
ROST' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.92 Max: 2.66
Current: 1.26
0.48
2.66
Shiller P/E 31.08
ROST's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
69% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.95 vs. ROST: 31.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ROST' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.75  Med: 23.81 Max: 35.81
Current: 31.08
13.75
35.81
Current Ratio 1.36
ROST's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. ROST: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ROST' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.24  Med: 1.46 Max: 1.75
Current: 1.36
1.24
1.75
Quick Ratio 0.54
ROST's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. ROST: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ROST' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.32 Max: 0.77
Current: 0.54
0.13
0.77
Days Inventory 62.04
ROST's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
64% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 84.42 vs. ROST: 62.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ROST' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 60.07  Med: 85.30 Max: 107.41
Current: 62.04
60.07
107.41
Days Sales Outstanding 2.85
ROST's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
83% of the 731 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.34 vs. ROST: 2.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ROST' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 1.49  Med: 2.24 Max: 2.68
Current: 2.85
1.49
2.68

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.82
ROST's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
81% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. ROST: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
ROST' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.55  Med: 0.90 Max: 1.54
Current: 0.82
0.55
1.54
Dividend Payout 0.18
ROST's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
84% of the 602 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. ROST: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
ROST' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.13 Max: 0.22
Current: 0.18
0.05
0.22
Dividend growth (3y) 22.10
ROST's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
84% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. ROST: 22.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
ROST' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 14.5  Med: 22.40 Max: 36.5
Current: 22.1
14.5
36.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.95
ROST's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1016 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. ROST: 2.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
ROST' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.98  Med: 3.24 Max: 5.54
Current: 2.95
1.98
5.54
Share Buyback Rate 3.10
ROST's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
89% of the 531 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. ROST: 3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
ROST' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.9  Med: 3.60 Max: 0.9
Current: 3.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 9.46
ROST's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
89% of the 800 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. ROST: 9.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ROST' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.4  Med: 4.95 Max: 8.93
Current: 9.46
1.4
8.93
Price/Projected FCF 2.10
ROST's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
71% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. ROST: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ROST' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 1.34 Max: 1.95
Current: 2.1
0.34
1.95
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 0.80
ROST's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
76% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. ROST: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 2.10
ROST's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
86% of the 828 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. ROST: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ROST' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.94 Max: 1.95
Current: 2.1
0.15
1.95
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.37
ROST's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
60% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. ROST: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
ROST' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.92 Max: 2.49
Current: 1.37
0.15
2.49
Price/Graham Number 3.10
ROST's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
79% of the 564 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. ROST: 3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
ROST' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.88  Med: 1.91 Max: 2.88
Current: 3.1
0.88
2.88
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.20
ROST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. ROST: 7.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ROST' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.7  Med: 9.60 Max: 16.2
Current: 7.2
6.7
16.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 19.15
ROST's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 504 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.61 vs. ROST: 19.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ROST' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 10.9  Med: 21.60 Max: 32.1
Current: 19.15
10.9
32.1

Analyst Estimate

Jan16 Jan17 Jan18
Revenue(Mil) 11,966 12,807 13,795
EPS($) 2.56 2.76 3.21
EPS without NRI($) 2.56 2.76 3.21

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 in 1957. 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 1,210 locations in 33 states, the District of Columbia and Guam, as of January 31, 2015. It operates two brands of off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores namely Ross Dress for Less(r ) and dds DISCOUNTS(r). 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.
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