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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 : 10/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
FINL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
92% of the 1083 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. FINL: No Debt )
FINL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.11   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.70
FINL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
86% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. FINL: 0.70 )
FINL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 0.8
Current: 0.7

0.51
0.8
Interest Coverage No Debt
FINL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
95% of the 771 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 34.17 vs. FINL: No Debt )
FINL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 18.89   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

18.89
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 7.44
M-Score: -2.42
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 7.78
FINL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1067 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. FINL: 7.78 )
FINL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -5.31   Max: 9.81
Current: 7.78

-5.31
9.81
Net-margin (%) 4.95
FINL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1066 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.93 vs. FINL: 4.95 )
FINL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -4.76   Max: 6.19
Current: 4.95

-4.76
6.19
ROE (%) 13.62
FINL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1049 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9.28 vs. FINL: 13.62 )
FINL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -14.45   Max: 16.01
Current: 13.62

-14.45
16.01
ROA (%) 10.12
FINL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1065 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.71 vs. FINL: 10.12 )
FINL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.46   Max: 11.92
Current: 10.12

-9.46
11.92
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 36.08
FINL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1066 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.96 vs. FINL: 36.08 )
FINL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -17.86   Max: 57.51
Current: 36.08

-17.86
57.51
Revenue Growth (%) 10.00
FINL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 786 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. FINL: 10.00 )
FINL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -8.5   Max: 49.4
Current: 10

-8.5
49.4
EBITDA Growth (%) 14.90
FINL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 671 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. FINL: 14.90 )
FINL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -22.4   Max: 68.6
Current: 14.9

-22.4
68.6
EPS Growth (%) 15.60
FINL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 621 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.60 vs. FINL: 15.60 )
FINL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -61.5   Max: 183.2
Current: 15.6

-61.5
183.2
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

FINL Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Robert Olstein 49,000 sh (+157.89%)
Chuck Royce 5,698,724 sh (+10.78%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q2 2013

FINL Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Chuck Royce 5,742,324 sh (+0.77%)
Robert Olstein 49,000 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2013

FINL Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 118,900 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 6,020,024 sh (+4.84%)
Robert Olstein 43,000 sh (-12.24%)
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Q4 2013

FINL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 37,859 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 123,000 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 5,980,924 sh (-0.65%)
Robert Olstein 40,000 sh (-6.98%)
Steven Cohen 43,694 sh (-63.25%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with FINL

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.02%$20.21 - $24.51 $ 26.7122%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.03%$19.04 - $25.38 $ 26.7127%13849
George Soros 2011-03-31 Sold Out $15.21 - $19.74 $ 26.7157%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 19.20
FINL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
59% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 17.80 vs. FINL: 19.20 )
FINL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.29   Max: 193.33
Current: 19.2

10.29
193.33
P/B 2.41
FINL's P/B is ranked lower than
51% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. FINL: 2.41 )
FINL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 2.86
Current: 2.41

0.19
2.86
P/S 0.82
FINL's P/S is ranked higher than
52% of the 1107 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. FINL: 0.82 )
FINL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 0.99
Current: 0.82

0.06
0.99
EV-to-EBIT 11.11
FINL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
69% of the 968 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.34 vs. FINL: 11.11 )
FINL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 15.3
Current: 11.11

2.2
15.3
PEG 1.08
FINL's PEG is ranked higher than
69% of the 521 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. FINL: 1.08 )
FINL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 90.48
Current: 1.08

0.21
90.48
Shiller P/E 30.56
FINL's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
58% of the 541 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.92 vs. FINL: 30.56 )
FINL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.16   Max: 49.23
Current: 30.56

2.16
49.23

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.09
FINL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
74% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. FINL: 1.09 )
FINL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 2.17
Current: 1.09

0.14
2.17
Dividend Payout 0.20
FINL's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
69% of the 633 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. FINL: 0.20 )
FINL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 1.4
Current: 0.2

0.04
1.4
Dividend growth (3y) 24.40
FINL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
89% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 vs. FINL: 24.40 )
FINL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 89.5
Current: 24.4

0
89.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.88
FINL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
73% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. FINL: 3.88 )
FINL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 7.66
Current: 3.88

0.49
7.66
Share Buyback Rate 2.60
FINL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. FINL: 2.60 )
FINL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 19.1   Max: -7.8
Current: 2.6

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 15.52
FINL's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
63% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. FINL: 15.52 )
FINL' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 3.19   Max: 71.39
Current: 15.52

3.19
71.39
Price/Tangible Book 2.52
FINL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
50% of the 937 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. FINL: 2.52 )
FINL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 4.71
Current: 2.52

0.33
4.71
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.33
FINL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
57% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. FINL: 1.33 )
FINL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 30.12
Current: 1.33

0.31
30.12
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
FINL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
52% of the 1015 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. FINL: 1.20 )
FINL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 2.84
Current: 1.2

0.15
2.84
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.24
FINL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
52% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. FINL: 1.24 )
FINL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 6.85
Current: 1.24

0.47
6.85
Price/Graham Number 1.50
FINL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
55% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. FINL: 1.50 )
FINL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 3.28
Current: 1.5

0.42
3.28
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.00
FINL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
71% of the 983 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. FINL: 9.00 )
FINL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.5   Max: 45.2
Current: 9

6.5
45.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 19.49
FINL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
83% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 10.63 vs. FINL: 19.49 )
FINL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 58.6
Current: 19.49

0.3
58.6

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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Traded in other countries:TF3A.Germany
Finish Line Inc is an Indiana corporation. The Company is a mall-based specialty retailer in the United States, and operates two retail divisions under the Finish Line brand name ('Finish Line') and Running Specialty Group ('Running Specialty'). Finish Line is a premium retailer of athletic shoes, apparel and accessories. As of April 5, 2013, the Company operated 651 Finish Line stores, averaging approximately 5,400 square feet, in 47 states. In addition, the Company operates an e-commerce site, www.finishline.com, as well as mobile commerce via m.finishline.com. Finish Line stores carry a large selection of men's, women's and kids' performance and athletic casual shoes, as well as an assortment of apparel and accessories. Brand names offered by Finish Line include Nike, Brand Jordan, Reebok, adidas, Under Armour, Asics, Brooks, New Balance, Mizuno, The North Face and many others. As of April 5, 2013, the Company operated 8 Branded shops within department stores. Finish Line began managing the athletic footwear assortment and inventory for all Macy's locations on April 14, 2013. The assortment will be available online in late spring of 2013. Running Specialty is a specialty running retailer of precision-fitted running shoes, apparel and accessories. As of April 5, 2013, the Company operated 27 Running Specialty stores in eight states and the District of Columbia. In addition, Running Specialty launched its e-commerce, www.run.com, in August 2012. Running Specialty stores generally carry men's and women's performance running shoes, as well as an assortment of performance apparel and accessories. Brand names offered include Nike, Mizuno, Saucony, Asics, Brooks, New Balance, adidas, ON and Newton. Footwear accounts for approximately 50% of Running Specialty's net sales. Running Specialty stores, which average 3,000 square feet, were first acquired by the Company on August 31, 2011 as an 18-store chain. The Company is subject to U.S. federal income tax as well as income tax by multiple state jurisdictions.

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