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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.20
ASNA's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
77% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. ASNA: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
ASNA' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 4.3 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.2
Equity-to-Asset 0.35
ASNA's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
71% of the 913 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. ASNA: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
ASNA' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.67 Max: 0.81
Current: 0.35
0.32
0.81
Interest Coverage 1.23
ASNA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
92% of the 784 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 25.75 vs. ASNA: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ASNA' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.91  Med: 28.88 Max: 115.92
Current: 1.23
0.91
115.92
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 1.68
Beneish M-Score: -3.67
WACC vs ROIC
10.98%
1.69%
WACC
ROIC
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
vs
history
Operating Margin % 1.87
ASNA's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
63% of the 924 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. ASNA: 1.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
ASNA' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.89  Med: 7.42 Max: 10.86
Current: 1.87
-4.89
10.86
Net Margin % 0.12
ASNA's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
71% of the 924 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. ASNA: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
ASNA' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.93  Med: 4.65 Max: 7.09
Current: 0.12
-4.93
7.09
ROE % 0.43
ASNA's ROE % is ranked lower than
71% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.04 vs. ASNA: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
ASNA' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.55  Med: 12.09 Max: 22.03
Current: 0.43
-14.55
22.03
ROA % 0.15
ASNA's ROA % is ranked lower than
70% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. ASNA: 0.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
ASNA' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.85  Med: 6.58 Max: 11.09
Current: 0.15
-7.85
11.09
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 8.02
ASNA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
60% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 12.00 vs. ASNA: 8.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
ASNA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.67  Med: 40.4 Max: 66.09
Current: 8.02
-19.67
66.09
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 8.00
ASNA's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
73% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. ASNA: 8.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
ASNA' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4  Med: 13.4 Max: 23.3
Current: 8
4
23.3
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -3.80
ASNA's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
65% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. ASNA: -3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
ASNA' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.6  Med: 9.2 Max: 71.4
Current: -3.8
-15.6
71.4
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-06-06 Est.)


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Guru Trades

Q2 2016

ASNA Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Joel Greenblatt 57,041 sh (New)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 236,239 sh (+0.40%)
David Dreman 1,163 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Private Capital 2,431,770 sh (-4.05%)
PRIMECAP Management 9,772,100 sh (-4.59%)
Chuck Royce 1,577,890 sh (-31.77%)
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Q3 2016

ASNA Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Mario Gabelli 14,100 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 67,620 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 306,587 sh (+437.49%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 322,270 sh (+36.42%)
Private Capital 2,579,302 sh (+6.07%)
PRIMECAP Management 9,884,100 sh (+1.15%)
David Dreman 1,163 sh (unchged)
Discovery Group I, LLC 2,425,137 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,134,392 sh (-28.11%)
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Q4 2016

ASNA Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Joel Greenblatt 1,937,784 sh (+532.05%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 451,224 sh (+40.01%)
Chuck Royce 1,252,197 sh (+10.38%)
Mario Gabelli 14,700 sh (+4.26%)
PRIMECAP Management 9,884,100 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 1,163 sh (unchged)
Discovery Group I, LLC Sold Out
Private Capital Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 57,728 sh (-14.63%)
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Q1 2017

ASNA Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Steven Cohen 965,300 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 106,800 sh (+85.01%)
PRIMECAP Management 9,884,100 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 14,000 sh (-4.76%)
Chuck Royce 1,097,197 sh (-12.38%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 310,283 sh (-31.24%)
Joel Greenblatt 330,473 sh (-82.95%)
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Apparel Stores    NAICS: 448120    SIC: 5621
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Traded in other countries:AHR.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Ascena Retail Group Inc, through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of apparel for women and tween girls and boys. The Company offers apparel, accessories, footwear, and lifestyle products, such as bedroom furnishings and electronics.

Ascena Retail Group Inc is a Delaware corporation. The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, is a specialty retailer of apparel for women, and tween girls and boys, and operates. It mainly offers apparel, accessories, footwear, and lifestyle products, such as bedroom furnishings and electronics. Its businesses segments include: Justice, Lane Bryant, maurices, dressbarn and Catherines. The Justice brand offers fashionable apparel to girls who are ages 5 to 12 in an environment designed to match the energetic lifestyle of tween girls. Justice creates, designs and develops its own exclusive Justice branded merchandise in-house. Through private labels such as Lane Bryant and Cacique, and select national brands, fashionable and sophisticated apparel is offered to female customers in plus-sizes 14-28, including intimate apparel, wear-to-work and casual sportswear, accessories, select footwear and social occasion apparel. The maurices brand offers up-to-date fashion designed to appeal to female customers in their 20's and 30's, including both core and plus-size offerings, with stores concentrated in small markets. The dressbarn brand attracts female consumers in the mid-30's to mid-50's age range and offers career, special occasion and casual fashion for working women. dressbarn retail stores are located mainly in convenient strip shopping centers in trading and high-density markets, and in surrounding suburban areas. Catherines carries a full range of plus sizes (16-34 and 0X-5X) and is particularly known for extended sizes (28-34). Catherines offers classic apparel and accessories to female customers for wear-to-work and casual lifestyles, generally catering to female customers 45 years and older. The Company's main competitors are Walmart, Macy's, JCPenney, Kohl's, Old Navy, Aeropostale and Target. Its trademarks include JUSTICE, LANE BRYANT, LANE BRYANT OUTLET, CACIQUE, RIGHT FIT, MAURICES, DRESSBARN, CATHERINES, CATHERINES PLUS SIZES, MAGGIE BARNES, LIZ&ME, SERENADA, DRESSBARTM, 6th & LANE and MAURICES IN MOTION. The Company is subject to income taxes in the United States and numerous international jurisdictions.

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 43.25
ASNA's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.22 vs. ASNA: 43.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
ASNA' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.74  Med: 16.79 Max: 150
Current: 43.25
5.74
150
Forward PE Ratio 3.46
ASNA's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.08 vs. ASNA: 3.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 43.25
ASNA's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
91% of the 679 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.85 vs. ASNA: 43.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
ASNA' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.69  Med: 16.64 Max: 150
Current: 43.25
5.69
150
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 1.58
ASNA's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
95% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.91 vs. ASNA: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
ASNA' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.58  Med: 10.67 Max: 23.01
Current: 1.58
1.58
23.01
PB Ratio 0.18
ASNA's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. ASNA: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
ASNA' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 1.76 Max: 3.59
Current: 0.18
0.18
3.59
PS Ratio 0.05
ASNA's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. ASNA: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
ASNA' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.68 Max: 1.26
Current: 0.05
0.05
1.26
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 2.40
ASNA's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
90% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.41 vs. ASNA: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
ASNA' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.39  Med: 13.44 Max: 84.76
Current: 2.4
2.39
84.76
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 0.67
ASNA's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
98% of the 496 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.04 vs. ASNA: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
ASNA' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.67  Med: 7.31 Max: 11.57
Current: 0.67
0.67
11.57
EV-to-EBIT 12.07
ASNA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
55% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.87 vs. ASNA: 12.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ASNA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.3  Med: 9.5 Max: 35.5
Current: 12.07
-14.3
35.5
EV-to-EBITDA 3.10
ASNA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
91% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.23 vs. ASNA: 3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ASNA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9915.2  Med: 6.1 Max: 9.6
Current: 3.1
-9915.2
9.6
Shiller PE Ratio 3.39
ASNA's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.72 vs. ASNA: 3.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
ASNA' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.37  Med: 22.84 Max: 41.03
Current: 3.39
3.37
41.03
Current Ratio 1.22
ASNA's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 876 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. ASNA: 1.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ASNA' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 2.33 Max: 3.88
Current: 1.22
1.05
3.88
Quick Ratio 0.51
ASNA's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 875 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. ASNA: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ASNA' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 1.16 Max: 2.24
Current: 0.51
0.28
2.24
Days Inventory 89.21
ASNA's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
51% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 89.83 vs. ASNA: 89.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ASNA' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 67.27  Med: 84.42 Max: 108.92
Current: 89.21
67.27
108.92
Days Payable 58.59
ASNA's Days Payable is ranked higher than
55% of the 657 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 53.24 vs. ASNA: 58.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
ASNA' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 40.85  Med: 50.5 Max: 61.28
Current: 58.59
40.85
61.28

Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -6.80
ASNA's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. ASNA: -6.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
ASNA' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.3  Med: -0.5 Max: 7.5
Current: -6.8
-9.3
7.5

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.13
ASNA's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
97% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. ASNA: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
ASNA' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.84 Max: 2.56
Current: 0.13
0.35
2.56
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.07
ASNA's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 729 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. ASNA: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
ASNA' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.99 Max: 2.24
Current: 0.07
0.2
2.24
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 8.29
ASNA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
55% of the 1260 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. ASNA: 8.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
ASNA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.8  Med: 9.9 Max: 36.8
Current: 8.29
2.8
36.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 43.31
ASNA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
86% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.62 vs. ASNA: 43.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
ASNA' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.5  Med: 22.5 Max: 53.5
Current: 43.31
7.5
53.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $6,908
EPS (TTM) $ 0.04
Beta1.75
Short Percentage of Float25.94%
52-Week Range $1.65 - 9.12
Shares Outstanding (Mil)194.94

Analyst Estimate

Jul17 Jul18
Revenue (Mil $) 6,800 6,697
EPS ($) 0.40 0.50
EPS without NRI ($) 0.40 0.50
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
20.00%
Dividends per Share ($)
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