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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 : 10/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
RUE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
92% of the 1083 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. RUE: No Debt )
RUE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.24   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.42
RUE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
57% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. RUE: 0.42 )
RUE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 0.45
Current: 0.42

0.13
0.45
Interest Coverage No Debt
RUE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
86% of the 776 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 34.17 vs. RUE: No Debt )
RUE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 6.97   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

6.97
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 5.80
M-Score: -2.88
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 : 7/10

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Operating margin (%) 7.59
RUE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1074 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. RUE: 7.59 )
RUE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.66   Max: 8.27
Current: 7.59

5.66
8.27
Net-margin (%) 4.87
RUE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. RUE: 4.87 )
RUE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.08   Max: 5.12
Current: 4.87

3.08
5.12
ROE (%) 24.62
RUE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1056 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.28 vs. RUE: 24.62 )
RUE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 24.62   Max: 158.75
Current: 24.62

24.62
158.75
ROA (%) 10.99
RUE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1072 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. RUE: 10.99 )
RUE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 8.93   Max: 11.68
Current: 10.99

8.93
11.68
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 37.98
RUE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.54 vs. RUE: 37.98 )
RUE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 37.98   Max: 54.55
Current: 37.98

37.98
54.55
Revenue Growth (%) 16.60
RUE's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 785 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. RUE: 16.60 )
RUE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 16.6   Max: 25
Current: 16.6

16.6
25
EBITDA Growth (%) 20.30
RUE's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 669 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. RUE: 20.30 )
RUE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 20.3   Max: 36.4
Current: 20.3

20.3
36.4
EPS Growth (%) 22.40
RUE's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.30 vs. RUE: 22.40 )
RUE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 22.4   Max: 44.6
Current: 22.4

22.4
44.6
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

RUE Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 87,400 sh (+524.29%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 20,600 sh (-20.16%)
Joel Greenblatt 17,362 sh (-37.38%)
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Q2 2013

RUE Guru Trades in Q2 2013

John Paulson 2,300,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 78,700 sh (-9.95%)
Joel Greenblatt 8,993 sh (-48.2%)
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Q3 2013

RUE Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Prem Watsa 21,000 sh (New)
Whitney Tilson 6,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,400 sh (New)
Jim Simons 685,800 sh (+771.41%)
Joel Greenblatt 9,058 sh (+0.72%)
John Paulson 300,800 sh (-86.92%)
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Q4 2013

RUE Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Whitney Tilson Sold Out
John Paulson Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Prem Watsa Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with RUE

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Paulson 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.08%$39.97 - $41.99 $ 41.993%0
Prem Watsa 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.05%$39.97 - $41.99 $ 41.993%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$39.97 - $41.99 $ 41.993%0
John Paulson 2013-09-30 Reduce -86.92%0.58%$39.32 - $41.87 $ 41.991%300800
Prem Watsa 2013-09-30 New Buy0.05%$39.32 - $41.87 $ 41.991%21000
John Paulson 2013-06-30 New Buy0.67%$28.32 - $42.03 $ 41.9918%2300000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -48.2%0.01%$28.32 - $42.03 $ 41.9918%8993
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -37.38%0.02%$26.3 - $30.46 $ 41.9947%17362
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 327.7%0.03%$27.05 - $32.39 $ 41.9942%27728
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -40.12%0.01%$24.07 - $33.6 $ 41.9952%6483
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 New Buy0.02%$24.51 - $30.98 $ 41.9950%10826
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.04%$19.95 - $29.4 $ 41.9973%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 52.01%0.02%$20.74 - $28.33 $ 41.9973%17031
Ron Baron 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.1029%$22.56 - $36.98 $ 41.9946%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 New Buy0.04%$22.56 - $36.98 $ 41.9946%11204
Ron Baron 2011-03-31 New Buy0.08%$27.33 - $35.51 $ 41.9934%500000
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 29.60
RUE's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
60% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.70 vs. RUE: 29.60 )
RUE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 12.82   Max: 37.05
Current: 29.6

12.82
37.05
P/B 5.61
RUE's P/B is ranked lower than
70% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. RUE: 5.61 )
RUE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.39   Max: 12.35
Current: 5.61

3.39
12.35
P/S 1.08
RUE's P/S is ranked lower than
59% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. RUE: 1.08 )
RUE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 1.55
Current: 1.08

0.66
1.55
PFCF 59.14
RUE's PFCF is ranked lower than
70% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.33 vs. RUE: 59.14 )
RUE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 23.26   Max: 120.09
Current: 59.14

23.26
120.09
EV-to-EBIT 17.02
RUE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
54% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.30 vs. RUE: 17.02 )
RUE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.8   Max: 21.8
Current: 17.02

6.8
21.8
PEG 1.07
RUE's PEG is ranked higher than
68% of the 521 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. RUE: 1.07 )
RUE' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0   Max: 1.1
Current: 1.07

0
1.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 5.60
RUE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
70% of the 953 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. RUE: 5.60 )
RUE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.84   Max: 10.71
Current: 5.6

3.84
10.71
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
RUE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 1025 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. RUE: 1.10 )
RUE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 1.32
Current: 1.1

0.74
1.32
Price/Graham Number 2.70
RUE's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
67% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. RUE: 2.70 )
RUE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.58   Max: 3.89
Current: 2.7

1.58
3.89
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.90
RUE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
52% of the 983 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. RUE: 5.90 )
RUE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 14.7
Current: 5.9

4.6
14.7

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Apparel Stores
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Traded in other countries:R31.Germany
Rue21, inc. was incorporated in Pennsylvania in October 1976. The company changed its name to rue21, inc. in May 2003 and reincorporated in Delaware on October 30, 2009. It is a specialty apparel retailer offering the newest fashion trends. It is a specialty apparel retailer. As of February 2, 2013, it operated 877 stores in 47 states throughout the United States. It offers a complete assortment of fashion apparel and accessories for girls and guys, including graphic t-shirts, denim, dresses, shirts, hoodies, belts, jewelry, handbags, footwear, intimate apparel and other accessories at day great value. It seek to identify the most current fashion trends in the market and utilize its product and sourcing teams to quickly introduce these fashions to its stores. All its brands are sold exclusively through its own stores. Its apparel and accessory brands include rue21 (Girls apparel), rue21 etc!, (Girls accessories), tarea by rue21 (Girls intimate apparel), Carbon and CJ Black (Guys apparel), and Carbon Elements (Guys accessories). In addition, it sells its own line of fragrances under names of rue by rue21, revert eco rue21, CJ Black, sparkle rue21, Pink Ice by rue21, MetroBlack rue21, tarea by rue21, twentyone black, runway21 by rue21, Carbon Elements, Intense by rue21, and rue21 etc!. The company uses website and social networking to promote its brand image. At a store level, it reinforces its brands through in-store signage, events, and product labeling, and by hiring diverse, energetic and enthusiastic individuals. The company's competitors include Walmart, Target, Kohl's, Dillard', JC Penney, and other junior retailers. The company is subject to labor and employment laws, laws governing advertising and promotions, privacy laws, safety regulations and other laws, including consumer protection regulations that regulate retailers and/or govern the promotion and sale of merchandise and the operation of stores and warehouse facilities. facilities.

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