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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.

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Financial Strength : 5/10

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••3. Consistency of the profitability
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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 : 3/10

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Q2 2013

SKS Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 822,862 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 156,274 sh (+434.80%)
Ken Fisher 5,501,158 sh (+0.21%)
Westport Asset Management 862,600 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 4,759,500 sh (-7.97%)
Caxton Associates 6,600,275 sh (-8.16%)
Mason Hawkins 13,180,706 sh (-48.99%)
Mason Hawkins 17,384,749 sh (-32.72%)
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Q3 2013

SKS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Louis Moore Bacon 200,000 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 300,000 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 738,600 sh (New)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Mason Hawkins Sold Out
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
Caxton Associates 1,950,207 sh (-70.45%)
Jim Simons 210,700 sh (-74.39%)
Westport Asset Management 101,534 sh (-88.23%)
Mason Hawkins 431,516 sh (-96.73%)
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Q4 2013

SKS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Westport Asset Management Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
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Guru Investment Theses on Saks Incorporated

Mason Hawkins Comments on Saks - Aug 13, 2013

Saks (SKS), which we purchased in the market decline in 2011, gained 19% for the second quarter and 30% for the first half of the year, making it the largest contributor in the quarter and the second largest YTD. Although the luxury retailer's highend shoppers are sensitive to large stock market downswings, they are less vulnerable to the challenges of high unemployment and slower economic growth that affect most consumers. During the second quarter, Saks' price rose sharply on news that the company had hired Goldman Sachs to explore strategic alternatives, including a sale of the company. In addition, investment in store renovation and the online retail business began to show positive results.

From Mason Hawkins' semi-annual 2013 report.
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Department Stores
Compare:M, DFIHY, SRHGY, JWN, KSS » details
Traded in other countries:PFF.Germany,
Saks Incorporated a Tennessee corporation incorporated in 1919. The Company is an omni-channel luxury retailer offering assortment of distinctive fashion apparel, shoes, accessories, jewelry, cosmetics, and gifts. SFA stores are primarily free-standing stores in premier shopping destinations or anchor stores in upscale regional malls. Customers may also purchase SFA products online at saks.com or by catalog. OFF 5TH is a luxury off-price retailer. OFF 5TH stores are primarily located in upscale mixed-use and off-price centers and offer luxury apparel, shoes, and accessories, targeting the value-conscious customer. As of February 2, 2013, the Company operated approximately 43 SFA stores with a total of 5.3 million square feet and 65 OFF 5TH stores with a total of 1.9 million square feet. The Company's stores and Saks Direct carry luxury merchandise from both core vendors and new and emerging designers, including products and brands that are exclusively offered at its stores. It has key relationships with the American and European fashion houses, including Giorgio Armani, Oscar de la Renta, Dolce and Gabbana, Chanel, Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, St. John, Zegna, Theory, Cartier, David Yurman, Hugo Boss, Elie Tahari, Tory Burch, Ralph Lauren, Akris and Burberry, among many others. The Company owns many trademarks and service marks including, but not limited to, Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks & Company, SFA, S5A, The 5TH Avenue Club, SAKSFIRST, Saks Fifth Avenue Men's Collection, and OFF 5TH. It competes with a diverse group of competitors, many of which are omni-channel retailers, including traditional department stores, vendor-owned boutiques, specialty retailers, individual specialty apparel stores, designer boutiques, outlet stores, e-commerce and mail order retailers, and flash-sale businesses.
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