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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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Cash to Debt No Debt
WMAR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
96% of the 1083 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. WMAR: No Debt )
WMAR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.79
WMAR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
94% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. WMAR: 0.79 )
WMAR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 0.79
Current: 0.79

0.43
0.79
Interest Coverage 36.27
WMAR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
70% of the 776 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 34.17 vs. WMAR: 36.27 )
WMAR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 36.27
Current: 36.27

0.36
36.27
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 5.18
M-Score: -2.61
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 : 6/10

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Operating margin (%) 2.37
WMAR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1074 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. WMAR: 2.37 )
WMAR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -7.52   Max: 7.23
Current: 2.37

-7.52
7.23
Net-margin (%) 1.18
WMAR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. WMAR: 1.18 )
WMAR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -7.35   Max: 4.61
Current: 1.18

-7.35
4.61
ROE (%) 2.72
WMAR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1056 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9.28 vs. WMAR: 2.72 )
WMAR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -22.26   Max: 19.67
Current: 2.72

-22.26
19.67
ROA (%) 2.15
WMAR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1072 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. WMAR: 2.15 )
WMAR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -13.57   Max: 9.39
Current: 2.15

-13.57
9.39
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.36
WMAR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.54 vs. WMAR: 6.36 )
WMAR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -18.99   Max: 21.6
Current: 6.36

-18.99
21.6
Revenue Growth (%) -0.10
WMAR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 785 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. WMAR: -0.10 )
WMAR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -7.8   Max: 22.6
Current: -0.1

-7.8
22.6
EBITDA Growth (%) -1.30
WMAR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 669 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. WMAR: -1.30 )
WMAR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -36.3   Max: 31.9
Current: -1.3

-36.3
31.9
EPS Growth (%) -17.50
WMAR's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.30 vs. WMAR: -17.50 )
WMAR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -53.8   Max: 152
Current: -17.5

-53.8
152
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

WMAR Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 201,500 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 37,857 sh (+208.96%)
Chuck Royce 1,503,326 sh (+11.09%)
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Q2 2013

WMAR Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Joel Greenblatt 59,405 sh (+56.92%)
Chuck Royce 1,633,253 sh (+8.64%)
Jim Simons 189,600 sh (-5.91%)
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Q3 2013

WMAR Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Chuck Royce 1,574,296 sh (-3.61%)
Jim Simons 166,200 sh (-12.34%)
Joel Greenblatt 22,796 sh (-61.63%)
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Q4 2013

WMAR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 162,400 sh (-2.29%)
Chuck Royce 1,507,296 sh (-4.26%)
Joel Greenblatt 12,459 sh (-45.35%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with WMAR

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -45.35%$11.25 - $14.27 $ 11.31-11%12459
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -61.63%0.02%$10.74 - $12.3 $ 11.31-1%22796
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 56.92%0.01%$11 - $12.43 $ 11.31-4%59405
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 208.96%0.01%$10.61 - $13.18 $ 11.31-4%37857
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.01%$9.39 - $10.75 $ 11.3110%12253
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 36.90
WMAR's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
64% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 17.70 vs. WMAR: 36.90 )
WMAR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.61   Max: 124.8
Current: 36.9

6.61
124.8
P/B 0.90
WMAR's P/B is ranked higher than
76% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. WMAR: 0.90 )
WMAR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 2.57
Current: 0.9

0.36
2.57
P/S 0.40
WMAR's P/S is ranked higher than
71% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. WMAR: 0.40 )
WMAR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 0.98
Current: 0.4

0.12
0.98
EV-to-EBIT 14.70
WMAR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
55% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.30 vs. WMAR: 14.70 )
WMAR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.1   Max: 179.4
Current: 14.7

6.1
179.4
PEG 11.00
WMAR's PEG is ranked lower than
72% of the 521 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. WMAR: 11.00 )
WMAR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 11
Current: 11

0.91
11
Shiller P/E 48.20
WMAR's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
71% of the 541 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 21.42 vs. WMAR: 48.20 )
WMAR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 14.69   Max: 82.18
Current: 48.2

14.69
82.18

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 3.50
WMAR's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. WMAR: 3.50 )
WMAR' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 3.17   Max: 24.04
Current: 3.5

3.17
24.04
Price/Tangible Book 1.00
WMAR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
74% of the 953 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. WMAR: 1.00 )
WMAR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 5.56
Current: 1

0.49
5.56
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.80
WMAR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
78% of the 560 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. WMAR: 0.80 )
WMAR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 13.31
Current: 0.8

0.38
13.31
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
WMAR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 1025 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. WMAR: 1.00 )
WMAR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 3.57
Current: 1

0.35
3.57
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.50
WMAR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
61% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. WMAR: 1.50 )
WMAR' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.18   Max: 3.68
Current: 1.5

1.18
3.68
Price/Graham Number 1.20
WMAR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
63% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. WMAR: 1.20 )
WMAR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 3.5
Current: 1.2

0.48
3.5
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.80
WMAR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
59% of the 983 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. WMAR: 6.80 )
WMAR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 16.4
Current: 6.8

0.6
16.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 29.71
WMAR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
93% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 10.57 vs. WMAR: 29.71 )
WMAR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -30.4   Max: 30.8
Current: 29.71

-30.4
30.8

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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Traded in other countries:WEW.Germany
West Marine, Inc., was incorporated in Delaware in September 1993. The Company is a specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories. Its segments are Stores; Port Supply, its wholesale segment; and Direct-to-Customer, which includes eCommerce, catalog and call center transactions. Since opening its first store in Palo Alto, California in 1975, the Company's stores segment has grown through internal expansion and through strategic acquisitions to 300 Company-operated locations open at the end of 2012. The standard-sized stores typically range from 6,000 to 12,000 square feet and carry over 9,000 items. Express stores typically range from 2,500 to 3,000 square feet and carry over 4,000 items, mainly hardware and other supplies needed for day-to-day boat maintenance and repairs. It also operates large format stores, standard-sized stores and smaller 'Express' stores. Its large format stores range from 13,000 to 19,000 square feet and carry about 11,000 items. Port Supply was created to expand the company's market share across a broader customer base and to leverage its purchasing and distribution efficiencies. Port Supply customers include businesses involved in boat sales, boat building, boat commissioning and repair, yacht chartering, marina operations and other boating-related activities. In addition, Port Supply sells to government and industrial customers who use its products for boating and non-boating purposes. Its retail eCommerce website, direct mail catalogs, and virtual call center comprise the Direct-to-Customer segment. This channel complements the Stores segment by building brand awareness, acting as an additional marketing vehicle, and providing its customers with the option of shopping from around the globe, 24 hours a day. It operates two full service multi-channel distribution centers: a 472,000 square foot facility in Rock Hill, South Carolina and a 240,000 square foot facility in Hollister, California. Its stores compete with other specialty boating supply stores, and a variety of local and regional specialty stores, sporting goods stores and mass merchants. The Company is subject to various routine and non-routine reviews, audits and investigations by various federal and state governmental regulators, including customs, environmental and tax authorities in the jurisdictions.

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