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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

Interest Coverage 8.97
KATE's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 642 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 34.63 vs. KATE: 8.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
KATE' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 8.97
Current: 8.97
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 : 2/10

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Business Description

Industry: Manufacturing - Apparel & Furniture » Apparel Manufacturing    NAICS: 315240    SIC: 2331
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Traded in other countries:LIZ.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Kate Spade & Co designs and markets accessories and apparel under two brands namely kate spade new york and JACK SPADE.

Kate Spade sells fashion products, including apparel, accessories, fragrances, and home products, under two primary brands. The Kate Spade New York brand offers products for women, children, and the home. The Jack Spade brand offers clothing and accessories for men. Kate Spade sells direct-to-consumer through its websites and company retail store, and it sells wholesale to department stores and specialty retail stores. The vast majority of the company's sales come from its North America segment. Its much smaller international segment is comprised of markets in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Kate Spade sources most of its products from contract manufacturers in Asia.

Guru Investment Theses on Kate Spade & Co

Mario Gabelli Comments on Kate Spade & Co. - Aug 15, 2017

Kate Spade & Co. (1.3%)(KATE–$18.49–NYSE)(NYSE:KATE) is a New York, New York based apparel and accessories retailer. On May 8, 2017 KATE agreed to be acquired by Coach, Inc. for $18.50 per share in cash representing a $2.4 billion enterprise value. The deal is contingent upon KATE shareholders meeting the minimum tender condition and it requires regulatory approval. The companies expect to close the transaction in the third quarter of 2017.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s second quarter 2017 Gabelli ABC Fund commentary.

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More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,378.28
EPS (TTM) $ 1.11
52-Week Range $14.02 - 24.24
Shares Outstanding (Mil)128.60

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 1,457 1,723
EBIT (Mil $)
EBITDA (Mil $)
EPS ($) 0.75 1.20
EPS without NRI ($) 0.75 1.20
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

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Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAN
Higher ROA yoyN
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
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