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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 : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt No Debt
EXPR's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
89% of the 964 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. EXPR: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
EXPR' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 1.2 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.54
EXPR's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
57% of the 952 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. EXPR: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
EXPR' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.11  Med: 0.38 Max: 0.54
Current: 0.54
-0.11
0.54
Interest Coverage 1.02
EXPR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
93% of the 815 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 29.86 vs. EXPR: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
EXPR' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 6.38 Max: 13.05
Current: 1.02
0.11
13.05
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 3.70
Beneish M-Score: -3.06
WACC vs ROIC
7.89%
4.19%
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 1.33
EXPR's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
68% of the 964 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.62 vs. EXPR: 1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
EXPR' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 8.1 Max: 11.66
Current: 1.33
0.21
11.66
Net Margin % 0.85
EXPR's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
66% of the 964 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. EXPR: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
EXPR' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.67  Med: 4.67 Max: 6.68
Current: 0.85
-1.67
6.68
ROE % 2.91
EXPR's ROE % is ranked lower than
65% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.73 vs. EXPR: 2.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
EXPR' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.15  Med: 23.7 Max: 116.06
Current: 2.91
-8.15
116.06
ROA % 1.53
EXPR's ROA % is ranked lower than
62% of the 972 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. EXPR: 1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
EXPR' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.08  Med: 9.1 Max: 16.11
Current: 1.53
-3.08
16.11
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 6.06
EXPR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
66% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.48 vs. EXPR: 6.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
EXPR' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.49  Med: 50.93 Max: 114.71
Current: 6.06
1.49
114.71
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 2.10
EXPR's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
53% of the 862 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. EXPR: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
EXPR' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 2.1 Max: 5.6
Current: 2.1
0
5.6
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -11.00
EXPR's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
75% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. EXPR: -11.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
EXPR' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -11 Max: 10.3
Current: -11
0
10.3
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -18.90
EXPR's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
76% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. EXPR: -18.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
EXPR' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -20.3 Max: -2.5
Current: -18.9
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Guru Trades

Q4 2016

EXPR Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Richard Snow 162,550 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 160,000 sh (+23.08%)
Lee Ainslie 114,100 sh (+12.26%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 322,676 sh (+2.36%)
David Dreman 471 sh (unchged)
John Hussman Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 33,600 sh (-43.79%)
Jeremy Grantham 38,717 sh (-59.31%)
Steven Cohen 650,700 sh (-61.32%)
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Q1 2017

EXPR Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Jim Simons 325,100 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 92,704 sh (+175.90%)
Steven Cohen 1,392,026 sh (+113.93%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 335,376 sh (+3.94%)
Steven Cohen 80,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 160,000 sh (unchged)
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Richard Snow Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
» More
Q2 2017

EXPR Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Lee Ainslie 291,737 sh (New)
George Soros 25,800 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 21,938 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,879,300 sh (+478.07%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 335,376 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 43,982 sh (-52.56%)
Steven Cohen 134,900 sh (-90.31%)
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Q3 2017

EXPR Guru Trades in Q3 2017

First Eagle Investment 156,000 sh (New)
Julian Robertson 80,000 sh (New)
George Soros 44,500 sh (+72.48%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 445,663 sh (+32.88%)
Jim Simons 2,206,264 sh (+17.40%)
Paul Tudor Jones 49,488 sh (+12.52%)
Steven Cohen 150,700 sh (+11.71%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Lee Ainslie 221,295 sh (-24.15%)
» More
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with EXPR

(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
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-09-30 Add 32.88%$5.35 - $6.83 $ 7.8324%445,663
First Eagle Investment 2017-09-30 New Buy$5.35 - $6.83 $ 7.8324%156,000
Julian Robertson 2017-09-30 New Buy0.1%$5.35 - $6.83 $ 7.8324%80,000
George Soros 2017-09-30 Add 72.48%$5.35 - $6.83 $ 7.8324%44,500
Joel Greenblatt 2017-09-30 Sold Out $5.35 - $6.83 $ 7.8324%0
George Soros 2017-06-30 New Buy$6.25 - $9.27 $ 7.830%25,800
Joel Greenblatt 2017-06-30 New Buy$6.25 - $9.27 $ 7.830%21,938
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-03-31 Add 3.94%$8.47 - $11.64 $ 7.83-24%335,376
David Dreman 2017-03-31 Sold Out $8.47 - $11.64 $ 7.83-24%0
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2016-12-31 Add 2.36%$10.64 - $14.19 $ 7.83-36%322,676
Joel Greenblatt 2016-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$10.64 - $14.19 $ 7.83-36%0
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Apparel Stores    NAICS: 448190    SIC: 5699
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Headquarter Location:USA
Express, Inc. is a specialty retailer company in apparel and related. It serves both both women's and men's merchandise. The company operates in single segment which is Express brick-and-mortar retail stores and e-commerce operations.

Express is a specialty apparel retailer targeting men and women between 20 and 30 years old. The company operates hundreds of stores in North America and has franchisees in Latin America, the Middle East, and South Africa. It also sells through its e-commerce website and its mobile app. Most apparel is designed in-house and manufactured by third parties located primarily in Asia and South and Central America. The company uses third-party distribution centers in Ohio and Kentucky to receive and distribute most products. Express leases all of its retail stores, most of which are located in shopping malls.

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 34.05
EXPR's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 732 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.75 vs. EXPR: 34.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
EXPR' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.05  Med: 13.9 Max: 35.23
Current: 34.05
7.05
35.23
Forward PE Ratio 13.40
EXPR's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.10 vs. EXPR: 13.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 34.05
EXPR's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
68% of the 734 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.90 vs. EXPR: 34.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
EXPR' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.05  Med: 13.9 Max: 35.23
Current: 34.05
7.05
35.23
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 20.55
EXPR's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
59% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.11 vs. EXPR: 20.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
EXPR' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.51  Med: 14.9 Max: 31.07
Current: 20.55
5.51
31.07
PB Ratio 0.98
EXPR's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 937 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. EXPR: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
EXPR' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 3 Max: 16.02
Current: 0.98
0.71
16.02
PS Ratio 0.27
EXPR's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 937 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. EXPR: 0.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
EXPR' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.66 Max: 1.06
Current: 0.27
0.21
1.06
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 8.54
EXPR's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
83% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.75 vs. EXPR: 8.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
EXPR' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.55  Med: 11.65 Max: 34.74
Current: 8.54
4.55
34.74
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 4.09
EXPR's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
92% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.89 vs. EXPR: 4.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
EXPR' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.42  Med: 7.09 Max: 9.64
Current: 4.09
2.42
9.64
EV-to-EBIT 15.71
EXPR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
58% of the 753 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.64 vs. EXPR: 15.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
EXPR' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.2  Med: 7.7 Max: 16.47
Current: 15.71
4.2
16.47
EV-to-EBITDA 3.70
EXPR's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
95% of the 797 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.74 vs. EXPR: 3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
EXPR' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2  Med: 5.3 Max: 8.5
Current: 3.7
2
8.5
EV-to-Revenue 0.19
EXPR's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
93% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. EXPR: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
EXPR' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.6 Max: 1.1
Current: 0.19
0.1
1.1
Current Ratio 1.69
EXPR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 925 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. EXPR: 1.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
EXPR' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.16  Med: 1.63 Max: 2.28
Current: 1.69
1.16
2.28
Quick Ratio 0.83
EXPR's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 925 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. EXPR: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
EXPR' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.77 Max: 1.44
Current: 0.83
0.41
1.44
Days Inventory 66.37
EXPR's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
61% of the 919 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 89.91 vs. EXPR: 66.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
EXPR' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 44.8  Med: 53.08 Max: 66.37
Current: 66.37
44.8
66.37
Days Sales Outstanding 2.56
EXPR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
86% of the 781 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.86 vs. EXPR: 2.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
EXPR' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93  Med: 1.89 Max: 3.92
Current: 2.56
0.93
3.92
Days Payable 39.78
EXPR's Days Payable is ranked lower than
63% of the 714 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 49.16 vs. EXPR: 39.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
EXPR' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.53  Med: 39.42 Max: 49.24
Current: 39.78
25.53
49.24

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 2.40
EXPR's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. EXPR: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
EXPR' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.5  Med: 2.4 Max: 0
Current: 2.4
-5.5
0

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.43
EXPR's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
68% of the 863 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. EXPR: 1.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
EXPR' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.11  Med: 4.17 Max: 97.37
Current: 1.43
1.11
97.37
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.40
EXPR's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
94% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. EXPR: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
EXPR' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.77 Max: 1.01
Current: 0.4
0.31
1.01
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.44
EXPR's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. EXPR: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
EXPR' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.98 Max: 1.52
Current: 0.44
0.34
1.52
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.47
EXPR's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked higher than
58% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. EXPR: 1.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
EXPR' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 1.73 Max: 8.21
Current: 1.47
1.05
8.21
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 6.36
EXPR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
67% of the 975 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.04 vs. EXPR: 6.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
EXPR' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.08  Med: 13.1 Max: 23.9
Current: 6.36
6.08
23.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 3.58
EXPR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
53% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.07 vs. EXPR: 3.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
EXPR' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.1  Med: 5.9 Max: 38.5
Current: 3.58
1.1
38.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,130.44
EPS (TTM) $ 0.23
Beta0.92
Short Percentage of Float13.68%
52-Week Range $5.28 - 14.39
Shares Outstanding (Mil)78.80

Analyst Estimate

Jan18 Jan19 Jan20
Revenue (Mil $) 2,195 2,148 2,184
EPS ($) 0.43 0.58 0.68
EPS without NRI ($) 0.43 0.58 0.68
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 66
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyY
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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