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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.04
FRED's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
93% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. FRED: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
FRED' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.43 Max: 11.79
Current: 0.04
0.01
11.79
Equity-to-Asset 0.41
FRED's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
51% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. FRED: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
FRED' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.67 Max: 0.78
Current: 0.41
0.24
0.78
Debt-to-Equity 0.51
FRED's Debt-to-Equity is ranked higher than
50% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. FRED: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
FRED' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.04 Max: 2.13
Current: 0.51
0.01
2.13
Piotroski F-Score: 2
Altman Z-Score: 3.61
Beneish M-Score: -3.51
WACC vs ROIC
11.79%
-27.49%
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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % -6.16
FRED's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
92% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. FRED: -6.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
FRED' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.16  Med: 1.73 Max: 2.72
Current: -6.16
-6.16
2.72
Net Margin % -6.08
FRED's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
91% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. FRED: -6.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
FRED' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.08  Med: 1.13 Max: 1.78
Current: -6.08
-6.08
1.78
ROE % -38.20
FRED's ROE % is ranked lower than
94% of the 357 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.73 vs. FRED: -38.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
FRED' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -38.2  Med: 5.14 Max: 7.89
Current: -38.2
-38.2
7.89
ROA % -17.86
FRED's ROA % is ranked lower than
95% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. FRED: -17.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
FRED' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.86  Med: 3.5 Max: 5.45
Current: -17.86
-17.86
5.45
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -37.50
FRED's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
94% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.30 vs. FRED: -37.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
FRED' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -37.5  Med: 8.28 Max: 13.38
Current: -37.5
-37.5
13.38
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 3.00
FRED's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
56% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. FRED: 3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
FRED' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.8  Med: 6.85 Max: 15.6
Current: 3
-6.8
15.6
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-12-06 Est.)


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Cash & Debt
Operating Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
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Guru Trades

Q3 2016

FRED Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 27,850 sh (New)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 98,323 sh (+41.94%)
NWQ Managers 3,708,992 sh (+11.75%)
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Q4 2016

FRED Guru Trades in Q4 2016

David Einhorn 1,500,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 98,053 sh (-0.27%)
NWQ Managers 2,370,441 sh (-36.09%)
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Q1 2017

FRED Guru Trades in Q1 2017

David Einhorn 2,180,721 sh (+45.38%)
NWQ Managers 2,500,916 sh (+5.50%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 101,275 sh (+3.29%)
Steven Cohen 1,155,800 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2017

FRED Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Steven Cohen 225,000 sh (New)
NWQ Managers 3,587,578 sh (+43.45%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 101,275 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
David Einhorn 1,500,000 sh (-31.22%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with FRED

(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
NWQ Managers 2017-06-30 Add 43.45%0.14%$9.51 - $16.11 $ 6.81-49%3,587,578
David Einhorn 2017-06-30 Reduce -31.22%0.12%$9.51 - $16.11 $ 6.81-49%1,500,000
NWQ Managers 2017-03-31 Add 5.50%0.02%$13.1 - $18.76 $ 6.81-57%2,500,916
David Einhorn 2017-03-31 Add 45.38%0.12%$13.1 - $18.76 $ 6.81-57%2,180,721
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-03-31 Add 3.29%$13.1 - $18.76 $ 6.81-57%101,275
NWQ Managers 2016-12-31 Reduce -36.09%0.18%$8.06 - $20.35 $ 6.81-37%2,370,441
NWQ Managers 2016-12-31 Reduce -36.09%0.36%Premium Member Access $18.56 $ 6.81-63%2,370,441
David Einhorn 2016-12-31 New Buy0.48%$8.06 - $20.35 $ 6.81-37%1,500,000
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2016-12-31 Reduce -0.27%$8.06 - $20.35 $ 6.81-37%98,053
NWQ Managers 2016-09-30 Add 11.75%0.05%$9.06 - $16.12 $ 6.81-48%3,708,992
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2016-09-30 Add 41.94%$9.06 - $16.12 $ 6.81-48%98,323
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Discount Stores    NAICS: 452112    SIC: 5331
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Traded in other countries:FR1A.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Fred's Inc is engaged in operating self-owned retail stores and franchised stores. It retails variety of products including pharmaceuticals, consumables, household goods and softlines.

Fred's is a U.S.-based company that is principally engaged in operating retail stores. Most of the company's stores are self-owned stores, with a few franchised stores. The company's sales mix consists of pharmaceuticals, consumables, household goods and softlines, and franchise, with pharmaceuticals contributing a material portion of total revenue. The company owns 100% of the equity stake in Reeves-Sain Drug Store. The company generates revenue from merchandise sales and franchise fee from franchisees. It also sells gift cards. The company conducts operation primarily in the southeast of the United States.

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Ratios

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industry
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history
PB Ratio 0.95
FRED's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. FRED: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
FRED' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.85  Med: 1.27 Max: 2.12
Current: 0.95
0.85
2.12
PS Ratio 0.13
FRED's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. FRED: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
FRED' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.28 Max: 0.38
Current: 0.13
0.11
0.38
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 141.89
FRED's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.78 vs. FRED: 141.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
FRED' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.45  Med: 10.12 Max: 154.17
Current: 141.89
4.45
154.17
EV-to-EBIT -3.07
FRED's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 316 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.11 vs. FRED: -3.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FRED' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -77.4  Med: 10.9 Max: 6843
Current: -3.07
-77.4
6843
EV-to-EBITDA -4.82
FRED's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.79 vs. FRED: -4.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
FRED' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -91.4  Med: 6.9 Max: 225.6
Current: -4.82
-91.4
225.6
EV-to-Revenue 0.20
FRED's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
82% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. FRED: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
FRED' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.3 Max: 0.4
Current: 0.2
0.2
0.4
Current Ratio 1.90
FRED's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. FRED: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FRED' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.51  Med: 2.52 Max: 3.39
Current: 1.9
1.51
3.39
Quick Ratio 0.45
FRED's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. FRED: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FRED' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.39 Max: 0.81
Current: 0.45
0.17
0.81
Days Inventory 78.68
FRED's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
83% of the 355 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 39.51 vs. FRED: 78.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
FRED' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 75.48  Med: 86.22 Max: 94.7
Current: 78.68
75.48
94.7
Days Sales Outstanding 8.84
FRED's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
59% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.78 vs. FRED: 8.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FRED' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.19  Med: 8.27 Max: 11.04
Current: 8.84
6.19
11.04
Days Payable 28.92
FRED's Days Payable is ranked lower than
64% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 43.02 vs. FRED: 28.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
FRED' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.7  Med: 29.71 Max: 41.95
Current: 28.92
19.7
41.95

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield % 3.52
FRED's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
66% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. FRED: 3.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
FRED' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 1.34 Max: 3.97
Current: 3.52
0.51
3.97
Forward Dividend Yield % 3.52
FRED's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
64% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. FRED: 3.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 4.04
FRED's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
50% of the 526 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. FRED: 4.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
FRED' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.52 Max: 4.51
Current: 4.04
0.58
4.51
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -1.10
FRED's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. FRED: -1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
FRED' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.1  Med: -0.55 Max: 2.3
Current: -1.1
-17.1
2.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 9.08
FRED's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
63% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. FRED: 9.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
FRED' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.18  Med: 2.65 Max: 13.89
Current: 9.08
1.18
13.89
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.68
FRED's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
53% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. FRED: 1.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
FRED' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.47 Max: 5.28
Current: 1.68
0.58
5.28
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.49
FRED's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
98% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. FRED: 1.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
FRED' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.5 Max: 12.23
Current: 1.49
0.7
12.23
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.43
FRED's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. FRED: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
FRED' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 1.08 Max: 4.26
Current: 0.43
0.43
4.26
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -32.73
FRED's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
96% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.52 vs. FRED: -32.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
FRED' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -35.8  Med: 7 Max: 13
Current: -32.73
-35.8
13
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -2.14
FRED's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
96% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. FRED: -2.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
FRED' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.1  Med: 2.8 Max: 23.5
Current: -2.14
-8.1
23.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,086.53
EPS (TTM) $ -3.41
Beta2.13
Short Percentage of Float110.62%
52-Week Range $5.62 - 21.77
Shares Outstanding (Mil)38.08

Analyst Estimate

Jan18 Jan19
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) -0.39 -0.14
EPS without NRI ($) -0.39 -0.14
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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