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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

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.24
VFC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
56% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. VFC: 0.24 )
VFC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.81
Current: 0.24

0.05
0.81
Equity to Asset 0.55
VFC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
58% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. VFC: 0.55 )
VFC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 0.63
Current: 0.55

0.43
0.63
Interest Coverage 19.43
VFC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
52% of the 491 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 90.62 vs. VFC: 19.43 )
VFC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.72   Max: 19.43
Current: 19.43

3.72
19.43
F-Score: 9
Z-Score: 6.10
M-Score: -2.49
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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Operating margin (%) 14.54
VFC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 765 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.58 vs. VFC: 14.54 )
VFC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 6.65   Max: 14.42
Current: 14.54

6.65
14.42
Net-margin (%) 10.67
VFC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 765 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.06 vs. VFC: 10.67 )
VFC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.04   Max: 10.6
Current: 10.67

-3.04
10.6
ROE (%) 22.20
VFC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.94 vs. VFC: 22.20 )
VFC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -8.2   Max: 22.5
Current: 22.2

-8.2
22.5
ROA (%) 12.43
VFC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.92 vs. VFC: 12.43 )
VFC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.06   Max: 12.13
Current: 12.43

-4.06
12.13
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 60.84
VFC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 12.85 vs. VFC: 60.84 )
VFC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 19.07   Max: 67.8
Current: 60.84

19.07
67.8
Revenue Growth (%) 13.60
VFC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 624 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. VFC: 13.60 )
VFC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -2   Max: 14.6
Current: 13.6

-2
14.6
EBITDA Growth (%) 23.30
VFC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 526 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. VFC: 23.30 )
VFC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -6.9   Max: 24.3
Current: 23.3

-6.9
24.3
EPS Growth (%) 28.10
VFC's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. VFC: 28.10 )
VFC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.5   Max: 37.5
Current: 28.1

-15.5
37.5
» VFC's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

VFC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Joel Greenblatt 12,216 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 166,969 sh (+2050.55%)
Pioneer Investments 17,512 sh (+32.15%)
PRIMECAP Management 156,470 sh (+1.72%)
Dodge & Cox 2,265 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 29,000 sh (unchged)
Diamond Hill Capital 877,617 sh (-0.22%)
Jeremy Grantham 90,236 sh (-10.6%)
Scott Black 58,892 sh (-12.06%)
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Q4 2013

VFC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Ken Heebner 1,780,000 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 631,480 sh (+0.89%)
Dodge & Cox 9,060 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital 3,440,814 sh (-1.98%)
Jeremy Grantham 340,008 sh (-5.8%)
Scott Black 219,180 sh (-6.96%)
Joel Greenblatt 36,860 sh (-24.57%)
Robert Olstein 52,000 sh (-55.17%)
Steven Cohen 15,400 sh (-97.69%)
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Q1 2014

VFC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 5,000 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 1,395,832 sh (+310.53%)
PRIMECAP Management 682,480 sh (+8.08%)
Diamond Hill Capital 3,471,698 sh (+0.9%)
Robert Olstein 52,000 sh (unchged)
Scott Black Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 36,469 sh (-1.06%)
Dodge & Cox 6,760 sh (-25.39%)
Steven Cohen 6,881 sh (-55.32%)
Ken Heebner 480,000 sh (-73.03%)
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Q2 2014

VFC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 115,100 sh (New)
John Burbank 9,620 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 3,611 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 1,035,080 sh (+51.66%)
Jeremy Grantham 2,019,935 sh (+44.71%)
Joel Greenblatt 39,461 sh (+8.2%)
Robert Olstein 52,000 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 6,760 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital 3,448,813 sh (-0.66%)
Ken Heebner 110,000 sh (-77.08%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with VFC

(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
PRIMECAP Management 2014-06-30 Add 51.66%0.02%$57.7 - $63.98 $ 66.127%1035080
John Burbank 2014-06-30 New Buy0.01%$57.7 - $63.98 $ 66.127%9620
Scott Black 2014-03-31 Sold Out 1.5%$55.99 - $62.47 $ 66.1210%0
Dodge & Cox 2014-03-31 Reduce -25.39%$55.99 - $62.47 $ 66.1210%6760
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -24.57%0.02%$47.44 - $62.08 $ 66.1220%36860
Scott Black 2013-09-30 Reduce -12.06%0.18%$46.55 - $51.12 $ 66.1235%58892
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.08%$46.55 - $51.12 $ 66.1235%12216
Scott Black 2013-06-30 Add 12.44%0.17%$41.4 - $48.27 $ 66.1247%66967
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.07%$41.4 - $48.27 $ 66.1247%0
John Burbank 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.23%$36.86 - $42.22 $ 66.1269%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.07%$36.86 - $42.22 $ 66.1269%7902
Dodge & Cox 2012-12-31 Reduce -34.73%$36.86 - $42.22 $ 66.1269%2265
Steve Mandel 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.63%$32.45 - $41.09 $ 66.1278%0
John Burbank 2012-09-30 New Buy0.23%$32.45 - $41.09 $ 66.1278%32000
PRIMECAP Management 2012-09-30 New Buy0.04%$32.45 - $41.09 $ 66.1278%145820
Steve Mandel 2012-06-30 Reduce -39.25%0.47%$33.44 - $38.72 $ 66.1284%802389
Steve Mandel 2011-12-31 New Buy1.2%$29.56 - $35.26 $ 66.12100%1360750
Meridian Funds 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$29.56 - $35.26 $ 66.12100%0
Dodge & Cox 2011-09-30 Reduce -27.76%$25.97 - $32.57 $ 66.12128%3500
Meridian Funds 2011-09-30 Reduce -26.79%$25.97 - $32.57 $ 66.12128%4100
David Dreman 2011-06-30 Sold Out $22.94 - $27.17 $ 66.12164%0
Dodge & Cox 2011-06-30 Reduce -65.14%$22.94 - $27.17 $ 66.12164%4845
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Guru Investment Theses on VF Corp

Diamond Hill Capital Comments on V.F. Corp - Mar 05, 2014

V.F. Corp. (VFC), a consumer goods manufacturer, continued to benefit from a shift towards its higher margin lifestyle brands.



From Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio)'s Fourth Quarter 2013 Commentary.

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Diamond Hill Capital Comments on V.F. Corp - Oct 23, 2012

Apparel and footwear manufacturer V.F. Corp. (VFC) reported higher gross margins as product cost inflation began to ease sooner than expected. The company also reported strong revenue growth in Europe and China, two regions with macro-economic concerns.

From Diamond Hill Capital's Third Quarter Large Cap Fund Commentary.


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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 23.40
VFC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
68% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 25.40 vs. VFC: 23.40 )
VFC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.34   Max: 23.79
Current: 23.4

7.34
23.79
P/B 5.00
VFC's P/B is ranked lower than
59% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. VFC: 5.00 )
VFC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 5.11
Current: 5

0.31
5.11
P/S 2.50
VFC's P/S is ranked lower than
55% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. VFC: 2.50 )
VFC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 2.54
Current: 2.5

0.41
2.54
PFCF 25.80
VFC's PFCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 86.00 vs. VFC: 25.80 )
VFC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.94   Max: 50.06
Current: 25.8

6.94
50.06
EV-to-EBIT 17.67
VFC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
68% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 18.34 vs. VFC: 17.67 )
VFC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6   Max: 18.6
Current: 17.67

6
18.6
PEG 1.05
VFC's PEG is ranked higher than
92% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VFC: 1.05 )
VFC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 31.44
Current: 1.05

0.83
31.44
Shiller P/E 33.60
VFC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VFC: 33.60 )
VFC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.63   Max: 34.1
Current: 33.6

8.63
34.1
Current Ratio 2.02
VFC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 763 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. VFC: 2.02 )
VFC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.35   Max: 3
Current: 2.02

1.35
3
Quick Ratio 1.16
VFC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 763 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. VFC: 1.16 )
VFC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 1.77
Current: 1.16

0.66
1.77

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.60
VFC's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
59% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. VFC: 1.60 )
VFC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.47   Max: 5.42
Current: 1.6

1.47
5.42
Dividend Payout 0.36
VFC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
80% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.39 vs. VFC: 0.36 )
VFC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 1.29
Current: 0.36

0.17
1.29
Dividend growth (3y) 14.60
VFC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
85% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: -3.50 vs. VFC: 14.60 )
VFC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 2.9   Max: 28.5
Current: 14.6

2.9
28.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.76
VFC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
62% of the 548 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. VFC: 2.76 )
VFC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.53   Max: 9.34
Current: 2.76

2.53
9.34
Share Buyback Rate -0.40
VFC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
68% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. VFC: -0.40 )
VFC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.7   Max: -1
Current: -0.4

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 39.83
VFC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
62% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. VFC: 39.83 )
VFC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 3984
Current: 39.83

0.58
3984
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.66
VFC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
77% of the 802 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.65 vs. VFC: 1.66 )
VFC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 1.61
Current: 1.66

0.44
1.61
Price/Median PS Value 2.08
VFC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
57% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. VFC: 2.08 )
VFC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 2.03
Current: 2.08

0.36
2.03
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.18
VFC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VFC: 1.18 )
VFC' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 3.1
Current: 1.18

0.42
3.1
Price/Graham Number 6.34
VFC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
53% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. VFC: 6.34 )
VFC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 34.95
Current: 6.34

0.22
34.95
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.70
VFC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
58% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. VFC: 5.70 )
VFC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.4   Max: 16.6
Current: 5.7

5.4
16.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 22.26
VFC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
90% of the 550 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.52 vs. VFC: 22.26 )
VFC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 23
Current: 22.26

2.4
23

Business Description

Industry: Manufacturing - Apparel & Furniture » Apparel Manufacturing
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Traded in other countries:VFP.Germany
V.F. Corporation, a Pennsylvania corporation was organized in 1899. It is an apparel and footwear company based in the United States. The Company designs and manufactures or sources from independent contractors a variety of products for consumers of all ages, including jeanswear, outerwear, footwear, packs, luggage, sportswear, and occupational and performance apparel.. Its businesses are organized mainly into product categories, and by brands within those categories. These groupings of businesses consist of the following: Outdoor and Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear, Sportswear, Contemporary Brands and Other. The Company owns a broad portfolio of brands in the jeanswear, outerwear, packs, footwear, packs, luggage, sportswear, occupational and performance apparel categories. These products are marketed to consumers shopping in specialty stores, upscale and traditional department stores, national chains and mass merchants. The Company's products are also sold in some countries through licensees and distributors. To provide many types of products across numerous channels of distribution in different geographic areas, it balances efficient and flexible internally-owned manufacturing with sourcing of finished goods from independent contractors. An array of state-of-the-art technologies provide the Company with sophisticated inventory replenishment capabilities that enable it to get consumer-right products, on time, to its customers' shelves. The Company has been implementing a growth plan to transform its mix of business to include more lifestyle brands. Lifestyle brands are those brands that connect closely with consumers because they are aspirational and inspirational; they reflect consumers' specific activities and interests. Lifestyle brands generally extend across multiple product categories and have higher than average gross margins. Accordingly, this transformation has included the acquisitions of several growing lifestyle brands, such as The Timberland, Vans, Reef, Kipling, Napapijri, 7 For All Mankind, lucy,Splendid and Ella Moss . The Company's products are sold through its sales force and independent sales agents and distributors. Its customers are specialty stores, department stores, national chains and mass merchants in the United States and in international markets. The Company's business depends on its ability to stimulate consumer demand for its brands and products. The Company purchases raw materials from numerous domestic and international suppliers to meet scheduled production needs. Raw materials include fabrics made from cotton, synthetics and blends of cotton and synthetic yarn, as well as thread and trim. The Company competes with numerous apparel and footwear brands and manufacturers. Competition is generally based upon brand name recognition, price, design, product quality, selection, service and purchasing convenience. Its ability to maintain the current level of operations in its existing international m

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