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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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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 1.29
ANF's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
63% of the 1083 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. ANF: 1.29 )
ANF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.29

Equity to Asset 0.59
ANF's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
74% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. ANF: 0.59 )
ANF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.08   Max: 0.78
Current: 0.59

-0.08
0.78
Interest Coverage 35.68
ANF's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
70% of the 776 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 34.17 vs. ANF: 35.68 )
ANF' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9.35   Max: 9999.99
Current: 35.68

9.35
9999.99
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 4.59
M-Score: -2.70
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 8.30
ANF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1074 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. ANF: 8.30 )
ANF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.03   Max: 23.48
Current: 8.3

4.03
23.48
Net-margin (%) 5.25
ANF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. ANF: 5.25 )
ANF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 14.51
Current: 5.25

0.01
14.51
ROE (%) 13.03
ANF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1056 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.28 vs. ANF: 13.03 )
ANF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 219.56
Current: 13.03

0.01
219.56
ROA (%) 7.93
ANF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1072 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. ANF: 7.93 )
ANF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 32.65
Current: 7.93

0.01
32.65
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 28.33
ANF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.54 vs. ANF: 28.33 )
ANF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 8.95   Max: 186.34
Current: 28.33

8.95
186.34
Revenue Growth (%) 17.90
ANF's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 785 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. ANF: 17.90 )
ANF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -2.9   Max: 44.2
Current: 17.9

-2.9
44.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 20.60
ANF's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 669 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. ANF: 20.60 )
ANF' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -21   Max: 65.7
Current: 20.6

-21
65.7
EPS Growth (%) 47.40
ANF's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.30 vs. ANF: 47.40 )
ANF' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -42.1   Max: 72.7
Current: 47.4

-42.1
72.7
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

ANF Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Joel Greenblatt 180,627 sh (+2764.82%)
Louis Moore Bacon 90,135 sh (+88.9%)
Steven Cohen 2,273,425 sh (+72.63%)
Pioneer Investments 115,300 sh (+2.49%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 3,514,000 sh (-13.06%)
Caxton Associates 82,104 sh (-91.79%)
Richard Snow 6,000 sh (-99.53%)
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Q2 2013

ANF Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 105,600 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,400 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 18,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (+10.94%)
Joel Greenblatt 183,731 sh (+1.72%)
Richard Snow 6,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 2,259,543 sh (-35.7%)
Steven Cohen 273,200 sh (-87.98%)
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Q3 2013

ANF Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Zeke Ashton 127,000 sh (New)
George Soros 75,000 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 46,600 sh (+158.89%)
Joel Greenblatt 367,244 sh (+99.88%)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,000 sh (+75.68%)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 111,900 sh (unchged)
Richard Snow Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 997,550 sh (-55.85%)
Steven Cohen 24,902 sh (-90.89%)
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Q4 2013

ANF Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Ray Dalio 84,671 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 7,531 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 488,600 sh (+3658.46%)
Chuck Royce 58,500 sh (+25.54%)
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Zeke Ashton Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
» More
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ANF

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.42%$31.72 - $38.31 $ 35.623%0
George Soros 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$31.72 - $38.31 $ 35.623%0
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 New Buy0.02%$31.72 - $38.31 $ 35.623%84671
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 99.88%0.21%$34.93 - $51.8 $ 35.62-20%367244
George Soros 2013-09-30 New Buy0.03%$34.93 - $51.8 $ 35.62-20%75000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 2764.82%0.41%$45.17 - $52.07 $ 35.62-27%180627
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.02%$30.58 - $48.99 $ 35.62-9%6305
Ray Dalio 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.04%$29.06 - $39.36 $ 35.622%0
Daniel Loeb 2012-06-30 Sold Out 2.3%$30.09 - $53.89 $ 35.62-13%0
Ray Dalio 2012-06-30 Add 657%0.03%$30.09 - $53.89 $ 35.62-13%75057
Daniel Loeb 2012-03-31 New Buy2.3%$40.4 - $53.53 $ 35.62-19%1850000
Ray Dalio 2012-03-31 Reduce -87.27%0.06%$40.4 - $53.53 $ 35.62-19%9915
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 New Buy0.06%$44.65 - $76.81 $ 35.62-38%77915
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.2382%$56.36 - $77.14 $ 35.62-48%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Add 301.72%0.18%$59.17 - $76.35 $ 35.62-49%25461
George Soros 2011-06-30 Sold Out $59.17 - $76.35 $ 35.62-49%0
Lee Ainslie 2011-03-31 Sold Out 1.36%$48.36 - $59.12 $ 35.62-34%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-03-31 New Buy0.11%$48.36 - $59.12 $ 35.62-34%6338
George Soros 2011-03-31 New Buy$48.36 - $59.12 $ 35.62-34%3400
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Top Ranked Articles about Abercrombie & Fitch Company

Apparel for Anti-Bullies – ANF Stretches to Address Tough Year When Style Isn’t Enough
With weak back-to-school sales and a slow holiday anticipated, Abercrombie & Fitch Company (ANF) is not only turning to sales outside of the US but also kicking off a socially relevant fashion statement here at home. Last month the company unveiled a cause marketing campaign that gets a graphic anti-bullying t-shirt message in front of school students. Teaming up with a bullying expert and a celebrity spokesperson for a wearable cause is an excellent way to reach target youth consumers, increases sales, generate buzz and make a difference. The cross-country campaign features Cali Linstrom, a champion of anti-bullying and current high school senior in Chicago. Read more...

Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 19.80
ANF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
56% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.70 vs. ANF: 19.80 )
ANF' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.13   Max: 173.11
Current: 19.8

3.13
173.11
P/B 1.50
ANF's P/B is ranked higher than
61% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. ANF: 1.50 )
ANF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 8.63
Current: 1.5

0.71
8.63
P/S 0.70
ANF's P/S is ranked higher than
56% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. ANF: 0.70 )
ANF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 2.97
Current: 0.7

0.35
2.97
PFCF 74.30
ANF's PFCF is ranked lower than
72% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.33 vs. ANF: 74.30 )
ANF' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.14   Max: 88.93
Current: 74.3

7.14
88.93
EV-to-EBIT 10.30
ANF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.30 vs. ANF: 10.30 )
ANF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 29.5
Current: 10.3

1.7
29.5
PEG 106.20
ANF's PEG is ranked lower than
77% of the 521 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. ANF: 106.20 )
ANF' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 106.7
Current: 106.2

0.12
106.7
Shiller P/E 17.10
ANF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
71% of the 541 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.42 vs. ANF: 17.10 )
ANF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.87   Max: 34.18
Current: 17.1

3.87
34.18

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.30
ANF's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
58% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. ANF: 2.30 )
ANF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 4.78
Current: 2.3

0.32
4.78
Dividend Payout 1.16
ANF's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
70% of the 645 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. ANF: 1.16 )
ANF' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 1.43
Current: 1.16

0.07
1.43
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.30
ANF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
50% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. ANF: 2.30 )
ANF' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 4.78
Current: 2.3

0.32
4.78
Share Buyback Rate 2.10
ANF's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
90% of the 654 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. ANF: 2.10 )
ANF' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.2   Max: -0.9
Current: 2.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.60
ANF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
63% of the 953 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. ANF: 1.60 )
ANF' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 76.45
Current: 1.6

0.85
76.45
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.00
ANF's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
73% of the 560 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. ANF: 1.00 )
ANF' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 2.55
Current: 1

0.33
2.55
Price/Median PS Value 0.40
ANF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 1025 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. ANF: 0.40 )
ANF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 3.77
Current: 0.4

0.29
3.77
Price/Graham Number 1.20
ANF's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
66% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. ANF: 1.20 )
ANF' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 11.42
Current: 1.2

0.44
11.42
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.70
ANF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
72% of the 983 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. ANF: 9.70 )
ANF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 59.1
Current: 9.7

3.4
59.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 7.44
ANF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
70% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.57 vs. ANF: 7.44 )
ANF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -12   Max: 43.2
Current: 7.44

-12
43.2

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Apparel Stores
Compare:IDEXY, ARO, TJX, FRCOF, ROST » details
Traded in other countries:AFT.Germany
Abercrombie & Fitch Company was incorporated in Delaware in 1996. The Company is a specialty retailer, which operates stores and direct-to-consumer operations. Through these channels it sells products, including casual sportswear apparel, including knit and woven shirts, graphic t-shirts, fleece, jeans and woven pants, shorts, sweaters, and outerwear; personal care products; and accessories for men, women and kids under the Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie kids, and Hollister brands. It also operates stores and direct-to-consumer operations offering bras, underwear, personal care products, sleepwear and at-home products for girls under the Gilly Hicks brand. As of February 2, 2013, the Company operated approximately 912 stores in the United States and 139 stores outside of the U.S. The Company operates in three reportable segments: U.S. Stores, International Stores and Direct-to-Consumer. Rooted in East Coast traditions and Ivy League heritage, Abercrombie & Fitch is the essence of privilege and casual luxury. The Adirondacks supply a clean and rugged inspiration to this youthful All-American lifestyle. Idolized and respected, Abercrombie & Fitch is timeless, and always cool. The essence of privilege and prestigious East Coast prep schools, abercrombie directly follows in the footsteps of Abercrombie & Fitch. With a flirtatious and energetic attitude, abercrombie is popular, wholesome and athletic. Rugged and casual with a vintage inspired style, abercrombie aspires to be like its older sibling, Abercrombie & Fitch. The perfect combination of maturity and mischief, abercrombie is the signature of All-American cool. Hollister is the fantasy of Southern California. Young, spirited, with a sense of humor, Hollister never takes itself too seriously. The laidback lifestyle and wholesome image combine to give Hollister an energy that's effortlessly cool. Hollister brings Southern California to the world. Gilly Hicks is the cheeky cousin of Abercrombie & Fitch, inspired by the free spirit of Sydney, Australia. Gilly makes cute bras and underwear for the young, naturally beautiful and always confident girl. Classic and vibrant with a little tomboy sexiness, Gilly never takes herself too seriously. Gilly Hicks is the All-American brand with a Sydney sensibility. Though each of the Company's brands embodies its own heritage and handwriting, they share common elements and characteristics. The brands are classic, casual, confident, intelligent, privileged and possess a sense of humor. A majority of the Company's merchandise is shipped to the Company's two distribution centers in New Albany, Ohio where they are received and inspected. The Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie, Hollister, Gilly Hicks, Moose and Seagull trademarks have been registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the registries of countries where stores are located. It competes with individual and chain fashion specialty stores as well as regional and national depar

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