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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 No Debt
FRAN's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
88% of the 964 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. FRAN: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
FRAN' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.58
FRAN's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
63% of the 952 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. FRAN: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
FRAN' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.94  Med: 0.59 Max: 0.71
Current: 0.58
-0.94
0.71
Interest Coverage 126.19
FRAN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
66% of the 815 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 29.86 vs. FRAN: 126.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
FRAN' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.94  Med: 121.15 Max: No Debt
Current: 126.19
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 6.84
Beneish M-Score: -1.70
WACC vs ROIC
3.03%
49.54%
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 : 9/10

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Operating Margin % 11.90
FRAN's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
84% of the 964 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.62 vs. FRAN: 11.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
FRAN' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.9  Med: 21.57 Max: 26.3
Current: 11.9
11.9
26.3
Net Margin % 7.28
FRAN's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
79% of the 964 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. FRAN: 7.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
FRAN' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.28  Med: 11.76 Max: 15.88
Current: 7.28
7.28
15.88
ROE % 32.65
FRAN's ROE % is ranked higher than
94% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.73 vs. FRAN: 32.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
FRAN' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 32.39  Med: 34.58 Max: 105.8
Current: 32.65
32.39
105.8
ROA % 19.27
FRAN's ROA % is ranked higher than
96% of the 972 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. FRAN: 19.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
FRAN' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.27  Med: 33.99 Max: 50.74
Current: 19.27
19.27
50.74
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 59.00
FRAN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
86% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.48 vs. FRAN: 59.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
FRAN' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 56.69  Med: 115.2 Max: 174.73
Current: 59
56.69
174.73
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 17.90
FRAN's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
89% of the 862 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. FRAN: 17.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
FRAN' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.4  Med: 23.3 Max: 32.7
Current: 17.9
16.4
32.7
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 5.80
FRAN's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
59% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. FRAN: 5.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
FRAN' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.5  Med: 12.4 Max: 38.2
Current: 5.8
-0.5
38.2
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 2.20
FRAN's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
53% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. FRAN: 2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
FRAN' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.7  Med: 7.85 Max: 35.5
Current: 2.2
-4.7
35.5
» FRAN's 30-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-12-06)


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Operating Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Operating Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q4 2016

FRAN Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Joel Greenblatt 40,161 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 125,300 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons 1,405,400 sh (-7.41%)
Mariko Gordon 3,253,749 sh (-9.87%)
Paul Tudor Jones 15,500 sh (-51.29%)
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Q1 2017

FRAN Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 5,105 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 31,417 sh (+102.69%)
Joel Greenblatt 80,355 sh (+100.08%)
PRIMECAP Management 125,300 sh (unchged)
Mariko Gordon 3,166,391 sh (-2.68%)
Jim Simons 948,500 sh (-32.51%)
» More
Q2 2017

FRAN Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Jim Simons 1,467,706 sh (+54.74%)
Joel Greenblatt 101,220 sh (+25.97%)
Mariko Gordon 3,253,125 sh (+2.74%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 5,105 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 125,300 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
» More
Q3 2017

FRAN Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Paul Tudor Jones 39,077 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 25,261 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 1,113 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,148,300 sh (+46.37%)
Mariko Gordon 3,105,684 sh (-4.53%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 4,664 sh (-8.64%)
PRIMECAP Management 105,000 sh (-16.20%)
Joel Greenblatt 41,730 sh (-58.77%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with FRAN

(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
Mariko Gordon 2017-09-30 Reduce -4.53%0.1%$6.87 - $11.35 $ 6.90-19%3,105,684
Joel Greenblatt 2017-09-30 Reduce -58.77%0.01%$6.87 - $11.35 $ 6.90-19%41,730
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2017-09-30 New Buy$6.87 - $11.35 $ 6.90-19%25,261
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-09-30 Reduce -8.64%$6.87 - $11.35 $ 6.90-19%4,664
Mariko Gordon 2017-06-30 Add 2.74%0.06%$10.3 - $16.12 $ 6.90-49%3,253,125
Joel Greenblatt 2017-06-30 Add 25.97%$10.3 - $16.12 $ 6.90-49%101,220
Mariko Gordon 2017-03-31 Reduce -2.68%0.09%$15.35 - $18.88 $ 6.90-60%3,166,391
Joel Greenblatt 2017-03-31 Add 100.08%0.01%$15.35 - $18.88 $ 6.90-60%80,355
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-03-31 New Buy$15.35 - $18.88 $ 6.90-60%5,105
Mariko Gordon 2016-12-31 Reduce -9.87%0.34%$15.11 - $22.26 $ 6.90-60%3,253,749
Mariko Gordon 2016-12-31 Reduce -9.87%0.39%Premium Member Access $18.03 $ 6.90-62%3,253,749
Joel Greenblatt 2016-12-31 New Buy0.01%$15.11 - $22.26 $ 6.90-60%40,161
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Apparel Stores    NAICS: 448150    SIC: 5621
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Headquarter Location:USA
Francescas Holdings Corp is a specialty retailer, which operates a nationwide-chain of boutiques selling apparel, jewelry, accessories and gifts.

Francescas Holdings Corp is a specialty retailer, which operates a nationwide-chain of boutiques selling apparel, jewelry, accessories and gifts.

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Ratios

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PE Ratio 7.11
FRAN's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 732 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.75 vs. FRAN: 7.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
FRAN' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.73  Med: 19.29 Max: 61.26
Current: 7.11
6.73
61.26
PE Ratio without NRI 7.11
FRAN's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
91% of the 734 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.90 vs. FRAN: 7.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
FRAN' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.73  Med: 19.29 Max: 61.26
Current: 7.11
6.73
61.26
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 8.29
FRAN's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
83% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.11 vs. FRAN: 8.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
FRAN' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.77  Med: 15.84 Max: 29.83
Current: 8.29
6.77
29.83
PB Ratio 2.20
FRAN's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 937 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. FRAN: 2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
FRAN' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.08  Med: 6.33 Max: 148.86
Current: 2.2
2.08
148.86
PS Ratio 0.52
FRAN's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 937 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. FRAN: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
FRAN' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.84 Max: 6.84
Current: 0.52
0.49
6.84
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 8.22
FRAN's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
77% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.75 vs. FRAN: 8.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
FRAN' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.89  Med: 24.23 Max: 86.95
Current: 8.22
6.89
86.95
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 4.67
FRAN's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
83% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.89 vs. FRAN: 4.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
FRAN' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.43  Med: 12.86 Max: 33.94
Current: 4.67
4.43
33.94
EV-to-EBIT 3.75
FRAN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
95% of the 753 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.64 vs. FRAN: 3.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FRAN' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.5  Med: 11 Max: 34.4
Current: 3.75
3.5
34.4
EV-to-EBITDA 2.77
FRAN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
95% of the 797 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.74 vs. FRAN: 2.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
FRAN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.6  Med: 8.9 Max: 30.8
Current: 2.77
2.6
30.8
EV-to-Revenue 0.45
FRAN's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
69% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. FRAN: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
FRAN' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 1.7 Max: 7.1
Current: 0.45
0.4
7.1
PEG Ratio 0.76
FRAN's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. FRAN: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
FRAN' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.75 Max: 3.02
Current: 0.76
0.71
3.02
Current Ratio 2.13
FRAN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 925 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. FRAN: 2.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FRAN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.72  Med: 3.19 Max: 5.6
Current: 2.13
1.72
5.6
Quick Ratio 1.37
FRAN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 925 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. FRAN: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FRAN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 2.09 Max: 3.82
Current: 1.37
0.94
3.82
Days Inventory 45.64
FRAN's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
77% of the 919 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 89.91 vs. FRAN: 45.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
FRAN' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 39.17  Med: 46.44 Max: 62.51
Current: 45.64
39.17
62.51
Days Sales Outstanding 13.63
FRAN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
50% of the 781 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.86 vs. FRAN: 13.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FRAN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.29  Med: 2.63 Max: 13.63
Current: 13.63
2.29
13.63
Days Payable 37.35
FRAN's Days Payable is ranked lower than
67% of the 714 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 49.16 vs. FRAN: 37.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
FRAN' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.99  Med: 22.71 Max: 37.35
Current: 37.35
12.99
37.35

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 5.20
FRAN's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. FRAN: 5.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
FRAN' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.9  Med: 0.9 Max: 5.2
Current: 5.2
-19.9
5.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 20.29
FRAN's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
83% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.76 vs. FRAN: 20.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
FRAN' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.22  Med: 29.17 Max: 147.65
Current: 20.29
13.22
147.65
Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.19
FRAN's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
55% of the 863 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. FRAN: 2.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
FRAN' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.19  Med: 6.16 Max: 145.85
Current: 2.19
2.19
145.85
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.44
FRAN's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. FRAN: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
FRAN' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 1.13 Max: 1.93
Current: 0.44
0.44
1.93
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.28
FRAN's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. FRAN: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
FRAN' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 1.01 Max: 3.52
Current: 0.28
0.28
3.52
Price-to-Graham-Number 0.83
FRAN's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked higher than
76% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. FRAN: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
FRAN' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 2.44 Max: 19.45
Current: 0.83
0.83
19.45
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 26.70
FRAN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
96% of the 975 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.04 vs. FRAN: 26.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
FRAN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.9  Med: 9.1 Max: 28.7
Current: 26.7
2.9
28.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 14.20
FRAN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
76% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.07 vs. FRAN: 14.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
FRAN' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.3  Med: 14.8 Max: 26.5
Current: 14.2
10.3
26.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $493.21
EPS (TTM) $ 0.97
Beta0.11
Short Percentage of Float11.84%
52-Week Range $6.33 - 22.39
Shares Outstanding (Mil)36.73

Analyst Estimate

Jan18 Jan19
Revenue (Mil $) 540 580
EPS ($) 1.24 1.36
EPS without NRI ($) 1.24 1.36
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 77
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyY
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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