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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 : 4/10

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Cash to Debt 0.03
TCS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
97% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. TCS: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
TCS' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.04 Max: N/A
Current: 0.03
Equity to Asset 0.27
TCS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
81% of the 935 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. TCS: 0.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
TCS' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.25 Max: 0.31
Current: 0.27
0.18
0.31
Interest Coverage 1.88
TCS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
89% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 26.18 vs. TCS: 1.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
TCS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.13  Med: 1.46 Max: 2.75
Current: 1.88
1.13
2.75
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.42
M-Score: -2.75
WACC vs ROIC
8.65%
3.75%
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 : 5/10

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Operating margin (%) 3.88
TCS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 948 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.24 vs. TCS: 3.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
TCS' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.62  Med: 3.42 Max: 6.01
Current: 3.88
-2.62
6.01
Net-margin (%) 1.13
TCS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. TCS: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
TCS' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.92  Med: -0.02 Max: 2.9
Current: 1.13
-7.92
2.9
ROE (%) 4.48
TCS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.95 vs. TCS: 4.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
TCS' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -93.78  Med: -31.38 Max: 11.36
Current: 4.48
-93.78
11.36
ROA (%) 1.18
TCS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 955 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.52 vs. TCS: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
TCS' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.22  Med: 0.52 Max: 2.92
Current: 1.18
-8.22
2.92
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 14.58
TCS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 12.26 vs. TCS: 14.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
TCS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.21  Med: 13.48 Max: 24.32
Current: 14.58
-9.21
24.32
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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

TCS Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 12,200 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 254,979 sh (+102.04%)
Chuck Royce 2,056,660 sh (-5.23%)
Ron Baron 1,548,828 sh (-7.86%)
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Q1 2016

TCS Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 83,800 sh (+586.89%)
Ron Baron Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Chuck Royce 1,220,660 sh (-40.65%)
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Q2 2016

TCS Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 11,082 sh (New)
Jim Simons 372,538 sh (+344.56%)
Chuck Royce 458,700 sh (-62.42%)
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Q3 2016

TCS Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 14,760 sh (+33.19%)
Jim Simons 390,645 sh (+4.86%)
Chuck Royce 158,200 sh (-65.51%)
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Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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The Container Store Group Inc a retailer of storage & organization products in USA. It operates in two segments; TCS consists of retail stores, website & call center; & Elfa, designs & manufactures component-based shelving, drawer systems & sliding doors.

The Container Store Group Inc is a specialty retailer of storage and organization products in the United States and the only national retailer solely devoted to the category. It operates in two segments; TCS consists of retail stores, website & call center; & Elfa, designs & manufactures component-based shelving, drawer systems & sliding doors. It provides creative, multifunctional, customizable storage and organization solutions that helps its customers save time, save space and improve the quality of their lives. Its stores are organized into 17 distinct lifestyle departments. The products sold in each department are box, closets, collections, containers, elfa, food storage, gift packaging, hooks, among others. All of its merchandise flows through a centralized distribution center prior to transport to its retail stores. It competes with such retailers on the basis of vendor relationships, product selection, product quality, brand recognition, price, customer service, effective consumer marketing and promotional activities, and the ability to identify and satisfy emerging consumer preferences, among other things. The Container Store, Contain Yourself, Foundation Principles, POP! Perfectly Organized Perks, TCS Closets, Contained Home, and elfa ate the Company's trademarks. The Company is subject to labor and employment laws, laws governing truth-in-advertising, privacy laws, safety regulations and other laws, including consumer protection regulations, such as the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, that regulate retailers and govern the promotion and sale of merchandise and the operation of stores and warehouse facilities.

Guru Investment Theses on The Container Store Group Inc

Royce Funds Comments on The Container Store - Dec 03, 2015

So one of our favorites happens to be the Container Store (NYSE:TCS), which is a growth retailer. It has had a bit of a rocky start since it came public about a year and a half ago but it reminds me a lot of those long term runway companies.



The Container Store has 72 stores and they believe they can hit the 500 store mark just in the US alone, so that is 18 years of runway if they are growing their store count at about 12% a year. In addition, they have some other big growth strategies that are underway right now and will be completely rolled out throughout their chain by the end of the year.



From Royce Funds' Growth Funds Benefiting From a Steady Economy.



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Royce Funds Comments on The Container Store Group - Oct 12, 2015

Chip: Along with the Health Care areas we already discussed, we've also been pretty active in the Consumer Discretionary sector. In addition to Columbia Sportswear (COLM), we're very confident in the prospects for The Container Store Group (TCS).



We think the company should continue to benefit from its store expansion efforts in an economy with improved employment numbers, increasingly confident consumers, low energy prices, and higher levels of new household formation.



From "Staying Diversified in the Pursuit of Sustainable Growth - Royce Funds Commentary."



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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 36.29
TCS's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
72% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.30 vs. TCS: 36.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
TCS' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.87  Med: 35.57 Max: 69.06
Current: 36.29
2.87
69.06
PE(NRI) 36.29
TCS's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
72% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.36 vs. TCS: 36.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
TCS' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.87  Med: 35.57 Max: 69.06
Current: 36.29
2.87
69.06
P/B 1.59
TCS's P/B is ranked higher than
56% of the 915 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. TCS: 1.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
TCS' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 4.3 Max: 11.3
Current: 1.59
0.94
11.3
P/S 0.40
TCS's P/S is ranked higher than
69% of the 921 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. TCS: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
TCS' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.37 Max: 1.38
Current: 0.4
0.17
1.38
PFCF 10.82
TCS's PFCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 16.34 vs. TCS: 10.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
TCS' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.29  Med: 20.58 Max: 90.64
Current: 10.82
7.29
90.64
POCF 4.99
TCS's POCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 493 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 10.50 vs. TCS: 4.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
TCS' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.03  Med: 6.84 Max: 19.33
Current: 4.99
2.03
19.33
EV-to-EBIT 20.80
TCS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
66% of the 729 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 14.74 vs. TCS: 20.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
TCS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.4  Med: 27.4 Max: 119.6
Current: 20.8
17.4
119.6
EV-to-EBITDA 9.61
TCS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
62% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.35 vs. TCS: 9.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
TCS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8  Med: 15.65 Max: 29.8
Current: 9.61
8
29.8
Current Ratio 1.36
TCS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 933 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. TCS: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
TCS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.13  Med: 1.29 Max: 1.42
Current: 1.36
1.13
1.42
Quick Ratio 0.45
TCS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
76% of the 933 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. TCS: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
TCS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.51 Max: 0.61
Current: 0.45
0.43
0.61
Days Inventory 111.86
TCS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
61% of the 891 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 89.52 vs. TCS: 111.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
TCS' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 48.39  Med: 95.69 Max: 111.86
Current: 111.86
48.39
111.86
Days Sales Outstanding 12.54
TCS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
51% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 12.85 vs. TCS: 12.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
TCS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.36  Med: 7.97 Max: 12.54
Current: 12.54
6.36
12.54
Days Payable 65.03
TCS's Days Payable is ranked higher than
64% of the 653 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 52.13 vs. TCS: 65.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
TCS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 55.13  Med: 59.43 Max: 65.03
Current: 65.03
55.13
65.03

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Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 1.08
TCS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. TCS: 1.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
TCS' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 1.29 Max: 3.09
Current: 1.08
0.55
3.09
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.85
TCS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 932 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. TCS: 4.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
TCS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 3.7 Max: 5.8
Current: 4.85
0.8
5.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $811.8
EPS (TTM) $ 0.19
Beta1.54
Short Percentage of Float22.83%
52-Week Range $3.77 - 10.28
Shares Outstanding (Mil)48.59
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Royce Funds Comments on The Container Store Dec 03 2015 
Growth Themes Benefiting from a Steady Economy Dec 03 2015 
Royce Funds Comments on The Container Store Group Oct 12 2015 
Staying Diversified in the Pursuit of Sustainable Growth - Royce Funds Commentary Oct 12 2015 
Ken Fisher Substantially Increases Stake In Infosys Jul 20 2015 
The Container Store Stock Slips Due To Missed Earnings Expectations Apr 29 2015 
Target’s Pay Hike Policy Marks A New Beginning For The Retailer Mar 27 2015 
Baron Funds Comments on The Container Store Group Inc. May 05 2014 
Howard Marks' Top 5 New Buys Feb 12 2014 

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