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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 : 9/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
VITC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
89% of the 898 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. VITC: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
VITC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.53
VITC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
59% of the 841 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. VITC: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
VITC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.60 Max: 0.69
Current: 0.53
0.15
0.69
Interest Coverage No Debt
VITC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
82% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 42.72 vs. VITC: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
VITC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.52  Med: 17.84 Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
0.52
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 6.34
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 : 5/10

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Operating margin (%) -3.04
VITC's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. VITC: -3.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
VITC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -6.13  Med: -3.60 Max: 4.63
Current: -3.04
-6.13
4.63
Net-margin (%) -3.03
VITC's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. VITC: -3.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
VITC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -6.88  Med: -3.58 Max: 3.07
Current: -3.03
-6.88
3.07
ROE (%) -20.97
VITC's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.98 vs. VITC: -20.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
VITC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -33.21  Med: -22.15 Max: 14.47
Current: -20.97
-33.21
14.47
ROA (%) -11.69
VITC's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 904 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.08 vs. VITC: -11.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
VITC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -19.34  Med: -13.90 Max: 7.63
Current: -11.69
-19.34
7.63
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -38.13
VITC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.69 vs. VITC: -38.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
VITC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -57.2  Med: -40.02 Max: 32.64
Current: -38.13
-57.2
32.64
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 12.60
VITC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. VITC: 12.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VITC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 9.2  Med: 14.30 Max: 24.6
Current: 12.6
9.2
24.6
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

VITC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 65,100 sh (+174.68%)
Chuck Royce 2,374,118 sh (+3.56%)
Chuck Royce 2,374,118 sh (+3.56%)
Whitney Tilson Sold Out
Ron Baron 831,800 sh (-72.27%)
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Q1 2014

VITC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chuck Royce 2,434,118 sh (+2.53%)
Ron Baron Sold Out
Jim Simons 57,260 sh (-12.04%)
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Q2 2014

VITC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 63,400 sh (+10.72%)
Chuck Royce 2,542,218 sh (+4.44%)
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Q3 2014

VITC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Chuck Royce Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
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Ratios

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P/B 5.03
VITC's P/B is ranked lower than
82% of the 867 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. VITC: 5.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
VITC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.13  Med: 3.50 Max: 5.07
Current: 5.03
2.13
5.07
P/S 0.68
VITC's P/S is ranked higher than
52% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. VITC: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
VITC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 0.72 Max: 1.61
Current: 0.68
0.47
1.61
Current Ratio 1.49
VITC's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. VITC: 1.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VITC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.60 Max: 3.05
Current: 1.49
0.81
3.05
Quick Ratio 0.70
VITC's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. VITC: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VITC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.77 Max: 2.11
Current: 0.7
0.12
2.11
Days Inventory 45.38
VITC's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
74% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 84.42 vs. VITC: 45.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
VITC' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 43.48  Med: 60.86 Max: 69.53
Current: 45.38
43.48
69.53
Days Sales Outstanding 2.67
VITC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
84% of the 731 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.34 vs. VITC: 2.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VITC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 0.73  Med: 2.14 Max: 3.04
Current: 2.67
0.73
3.04

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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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