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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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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.90
WTSL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
67% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. WTSL: 0.90 )
WTSL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 84993.5
Current: 0.9

0.9
84993.5
Equity to Asset -0.11
WTSL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
67% of the 1270 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. WTSL: -0.11 )
WTSL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.11   Max: 0.75
Current: -0.11

-0.11
0.75
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: -1.68
M-Score: -5.32
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 (%) -21.38
WTSL's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.07 vs. WTSL: -21.38 )
WTSL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -37.17   Max: 7.97
Current: -21.38

-37.17
7.97
Net-margin (%) -20.87
WTSL's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.39 vs. WTSL: -20.87 )
WTSL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -46.31   Max: 15.49
Current: -20.87

-46.31
15.49
ROE (%) -241.41
WTSL's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 1256 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.26 vs. WTSL: -241.41 )
WTSL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -196.19   Max: 40.28
Current: -241.41

-196.19
40.28
ROA (%) -73.52
WTSL's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.22 vs. WTSL: -73.52 )
WTSL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -94.78   Max: 28.75
Current: -73.52

-94.78
28.75
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -236.75
WTSL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.09 vs. WTSL: -236.75 )
WTSL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -191.22   Max: 84.05
Current: -236.75

-191.22
84.05
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.00
WTSL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. WTSL: 2.00 )
WTSL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -23.5   Max: 40.8
Current: 2

-23.5
40.8
» WTSL's 10-Y Financials

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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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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Q3 2014

WTSL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Chuck Royce 1,689,536 sh (+18.21%)
Jim Simons 2,560,198 sh (+4.89%)
George Soros Sold Out
Arnold Schneider 1,178,350 sh (-6.91%)
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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
George Soros 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.08%$0.54 - $1.05 $ 0.28-66%0
Arnold Schneider 2014-06-30 Add 667.41%0.1%$0.801 - $1.28 $ 0.28-72%1265825
George Soros 2014-06-30 New Buy$0.801 - $1.28 $ 0.28-72%120100
Mario Gabelli 2014-06-30 Sold Out $0.801 - $1.28 $ 0.28-72%0
Mario Gabelli 2013-12-31 New Buy$2.4 - $3.95 $ 0.28-91%12000
Arnold Schneider 2013-03-31 New Buy0.04%$2.7 - $3.11 $ 0.28-90%161237
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Ratios

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P/S 0.01
WTSL's P/S is ranked lower than
63% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. WTSL: 0.01 )
WTSL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 1.07
Current: 0.01

0.01
1.07
EV-to-EBIT -0.06
WTSL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
63% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.48 vs. WTSL: -0.06 )
WTSL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -62.3   Max: 62
Current: -0.06

-62.3
62
Current Ratio 1.10
WTSL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. WTSL: 1.10 )
WTSL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 4.29
Current: 1.1

1.1
4.29
Quick Ratio 0.57
WTSL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. WTSL: 0.57 )
WTSL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 3.72
Current: 0.57

0.55
3.72

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 0.02
WTSL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
63% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. WTSL: 0.02 )
WTSL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 2.41
Current: 0.02

0.11
2.41
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -1666.70
WTSL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1271 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. WTSL: -1666.70 )
WTSL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 15823.9
Current: -1666.7

1.6
15823.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 446.66
WTSL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
99% of the 869 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.98 vs. WTSL: 446.66 )
WTSL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -38.9   Max: 10.1
Current: 446.66

-38.9
10.1

Analyst Estimate

Jan15 Jan16
Revenue(Mil) 490 490
EPS($) -0.27 0.10
EPS without NRI($) -0.27 0.10

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 34 years old through its stores and e-commerce websites. It operates two nationwide, primarily mall-based, chains of retail stores under the names Wet Seal and Arden B. As of February 1, 2014, the Company had 532 retail stores in 47 states and Puerto Rico. Of the 532 stores, there were 475 Wet Seal stores and 57 Arden B stores. The names Wet Seal and Arden B are trademarks and service marks of the Company. 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 provides its customers 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 24 to 34 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. As of February 1, 2014, the Company operated approximately 475 Wet Seal stores. Arden B stores average approximately 3,100 square feet in size. As of February 1, 2014, it operated 57 Arden B stores. The Company purchases its merchandise from domestic vendors, comprised of domestic importers who source merchandise from factories in foreign countries. It owns a number of 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 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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