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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 : 5/10

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Cash to Debt 1.82
WTSL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
76% of the 1163 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. WTSL: 1.82 )
WTSL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.29   Max: 84993.5
Current: 1.82

1.29
84993.5
Equity to Asset 0.19
WTSL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
55% of the 1151 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. WTSL: 0.19 )
WTSL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 0.75
Current: 0.19

0.19
0.75
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: -0.05
M-Score: -3.04
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 (%) -17.76
WTSL's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.22 vs. WTSL: -17.76 )
WTSL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -37.17   Max: 7.97
Current: -17.76

-37.17
7.97
Net-margin (%) -17.59
WTSL's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. WTSL: -17.59 )
WTSL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -46.31   Max: 15.49
Current: -17.59

-46.31
15.49
ROE (%) -126.19
WTSL's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1147 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.84 vs. WTSL: -126.19 )
WTSL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -196.19   Max: 40.28
Current: -126.19

-196.19
40.28
ROA (%) -51.26
WTSL's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.17 vs. WTSL: -51.26 )
WTSL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -94.78   Max: 28.75
Current: -51.26

-94.78
28.75
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -159.16
WTSL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1164 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.67 vs. WTSL: -159.16 )
WTSL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -191.22   Max: 84.05
Current: -159.16

-191.22
84.05
Revenue Growth (%) 2.00
WTSL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1030 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. WTSL: 2.00 )
WTSL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -23.5   Max: 40.8
Current: 2

-23.5
40.8
» WTSL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

WTSL Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 11,600 sh (New)
Arnold Schneider 150,362 sh (-8.21%)
Jim Simons 1,506,500 sh (-27.42%)
Chuck Royce 63,200 sh (-79.29%)
Steven Cohen 12,100 sh (-88.25%)
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Q4 2013

WTSL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Mario Gabelli 12,000 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 63,200 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Arnold Schneider 148,352 sh (-1.34%)
Jim Simons 587,900 sh (-60.98%)
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Q1 2014

WTSL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chuck Royce 908,200 sh (+1337.03%)
Jim Simons 838,227 sh (+42.58%)
Arnold Schneider 164,947 sh (+11.19%)
Mario Gabelli 12,000 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2014

WTSL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

George Soros 120,100 sh (New)
Arnold Schneider 1,265,825 sh (+667.41%)
Jim Simons 2,440,789 sh (+191.18%)
Chuck Royce 1,429,236 sh (+57.37%)
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with WTSL

(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
Arnold Schneider 2014-06-30 Add 667.41%0.1%$0.801 - $1.28 $ 0.36-64%1265825
George Soros 2014-06-30 New Buy$0.801 - $1.28 $ 0.36-64%120100
Mario Gabelli 2014-06-30 Sold Out $0.801 - $1.28 $ 0.36-64%0
Mario Gabelli 2013-12-31 New Buy$2.4 - $3.95 $ 0.36-89%12000
Arnold Schneider 2013-03-31 New Buy0.04%$2.7 - $3.11 $ 0.36-88%161237
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Ratios

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P/B 1.21
WTSL's P/B is ranked higher than
74% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. WTSL: 1.21 )
WTSL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 7.77
Current: 1.21

0.36
7.77
P/S 0.06
WTSL's P/S is ranked higher than
98% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. WTSL: 0.06 )
WTSL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 1.07
Current: 0.06

0.05
1.07
EV-to-EBIT -0.13
WTSL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
55% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.52 vs. WTSL: -0.13 )
WTSL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -62.3   Max: 62
Current: -0.13

-62.3
62
Current Ratio 1.56
WTSL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. WTSL: 1.56 )
WTSL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 4.29
Current: 1.56

1.2
4.29
Quick Ratio 0.93
WTSL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. WTSL: 0.93 )
WTSL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 3.72
Current: 0.93

0.55
3.72

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.21
WTSL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
78% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.02 vs. WTSL: 1.21 )
WTSL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 8.27
Current: 1.21

0.98
8.27
Price/Median PS Value 0.12
WTSL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. WTSL: 0.12 )
WTSL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 2.41
Current: 0.12

0.26
2.41
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -769.20
WTSL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
60% of the 1142 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. WTSL: -769.20 )
WTSL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 15823.9
Current: -769.2

1.6
15823.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 18.10
WTSL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
79% of the 964 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.81 vs. WTSL: 18.10 )
WTSL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -44.5   Max: 21.1
Current: 18.1

-44.5
21.1

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Apparel Stores
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Traded in other countries:WS2A.Germany
Wet Seal, Inc., was incorporated in the State of Delaware in 1990. The Company is a national multi-channel specialty retailer selling fashion apparel and accessory items designed for female customers aged 13 to 39 years old through its stores and e-commerce websites. As of February 2, 2013, it operated approximately 530 retail stores in 47 states and Puerto Rico. The Company operates two nationwide, primarily mall-based, chains of retail stores under the names Wet Seal and Arden B. Wet Seal is a junior apparel brand for girls who seek fashion apparel and accessories at affordable prices, with a target customer age range of 13 to 23 years old. Wet Seal provide its customer base with a balance of trend right and fashion basic apparel and accessories that are budget-friendly. Arden B is a fashion brand at affordable prices for the contemporary woman. Arden B targets customers aged 21 to 39 years old and delivers differentiated contemporary fashion, dresses, sportswear separates and accessories for many occasions of the customers' lifestyles. Wet Seal stores average approximately 4,000 square feet in size and in fiscal 2012 had average sales per square foot of $245. As of February 2, 2013, the Company operated approximately 468 Wet Seal stores. Arden B stores average approximately 3,100 square feet in size and in fiscal 2012 had average sales per square foot of $296. As of February 2, 2013, it operated 62 Arden B stores. The Company purchases its merchandise primarily from domestic vendors. Its primary and most significant trademarks and service marks are WET SEAL and ARDEN B, which are registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office. It also has registered, or have applications pending for, a number of other trademarks including, but not limited to, B. REWARDED, BLINK by WET SEAL, BLUE ASPHALT, BUTTERFLY DESIGN, CHIC BOUTIQUE, CONTEMPO CASUALS, ENR EVOLUTION NOT REVOLUTION, FASHION INSIDER, FASHION RIGHT.ALL DAY ALL NIGHT., FIT IN. STAND OUT., iRUNWAY, LOVE THE TREND-HATE TO SPEND, LIFE'S A BLUR.FOCUS ON FASHION, ROCK THESE BLUES and URBAN VIBE. The Company competes with specialty apparel retailers, department stores and other apparel retailers including Abercrombie & Fitch, Aeropostale, American Eagle, Anthropologie, Banana Republic, BCBG, bebe, Body Central, Charlotte Russe, Express, Forever 21, Gap, Guess?, H&M, Nordstrom, Old Navy, Pacific Sunwear, rue21, Target, Urban Outfitters, Zara, and other regional retailers. The Company is subject to various federal, state, and local laws affecting its business, including those relating to advertising, consumer protection, privacy, health care, tax, environmental and zoning and occupancy.
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