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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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt 0.01
LCUAF's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
99% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.89 vs. LCUAF: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
LCUAF' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 1.9 Max: 8.42
Current: 0.01
0
8.42
Equity-to-Asset 0.08
LCUAF's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
95% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. LCUAF: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
LCUAF' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.64 Max: 0.75
Current: 0.08
0.08
0.75
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 0.54
Beneish M-Score: -3.79
WACC vs ROIC
6.06%
-24.43%
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 : 3/10

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industry
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Operating Margin % -13.72
LCUAF's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
93% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.49 vs. LCUAF: -13.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
LCUAF' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.99  Med: -1.87 Max: 16.7
Current: -13.72
-14.99
16.7
Net Margin % -16.10
LCUAF's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
92% of the 963 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. LCUAF: -16.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
LCUAF' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.43  Med: -1.98 Max: 11.17
Current: -16.1
-16.43
11.17
ROE % -115.91
LCUAF's ROE % is ranked lower than
97% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.49 vs. LCUAF: -115.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
LCUAF' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -115.91  Med: -3.88 Max: 27.98
Current: -115.91
-115.91
27.98
ROA % -22.98
LCUAF's ROA % is ranked lower than
94% of the 969 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.84 vs. LCUAF: -22.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
LCUAF' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.75  Med: -2.42 Max: 18.25
Current: -22.98
-23.75
18.25
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -23.25
LCUAF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
89% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 12.91 vs. LCUAF: -23.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
LCUAF' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.59  Med: -2.68 Max: 63.88
Current: -23.25
-24.59
63.88
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -9.10
LCUAF's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
82% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. LCUAF: -9.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
LCUAF' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.9  Med: 3 Max: 10.4
Current: -9.1
-10.9
10.4
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 290.40
LCUAF's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
99% of the 698 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. LCUAF: 290.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
LCUAF' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -45.6  Med: 14.9 Max: 290.4
Current: 290.4
-45.6
290.4
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 28.10
LCUAF's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
83% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. LCUAF: 28.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
LCUAF' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.2  Med: 23.6 Max: 137.5
Current: 28.1
-31.2
137.5
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Apparel Stores    NAICS: 448190    SIC: 6149
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Traded in other countries:CTU.Canada,
Headquarter Location:Canada
Le Chateau Inc is a specialty retailer and manufacturer of contemporary fashion apparel, accessories, and footwear at value pricing for style-conscious women and men of all ages.

Le Chateau Inc was incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act on June 9, 1969 as Le Château Design Ltd. The Company completed its Initial Public Offering on December 3, 1983. On July 6, 2000, Château Stores of Canada Ltd., changed its name to Le Château Inc. The Company is a Canadian specialty retailer offering contemporary fashion apparel, accessories and footwear to style-conscious women and men. The Company's brand merchandise is sold exclusively through its 229 retail locations, of which 228 are located in Canada and one in the United States. In addition, 6 stores license the Le Château brand and concept in the Middle East and Asia.

Top Ranked Articles about Le Chateau Inc

LE CHATEAU OF MONTREAL: Expands Ecommerce Business with New $1.1m Investment in Montreal

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sep 9, 2016) - Note to Editors: There is a photo associated with this press release. LE CHÂTEAU OF MONTRÉAL (TSX:CTU.A) is pleased to announce that it will be opening a new e-commerce warehouse and distribution facility in Montréal. This new facility will bring all on-line related functions under one roof and will ensure faster and better customer service, as e-commerce continues to grow at an accelerated pace, both in dollars and as a percentage of total Company sales. For this project, the Company committed to an initial investment of $1.1 million, of which $750,000 was dedicated to state-of-the-art IT systems. Additional investments are planned for 2017. Currently, more than 40 full-time employees engage exclusively in e-commerce business. The new facility offers the potential to significantly expand the e-commerce team, and additional positions are expected to be created shortly. ''We were among the first retailers in Canada to recognize the immense potential of on-line branding and sales. Once again with this initiative we are investing to enhance our leadership position, while taking an innovative path to create sustained growth," Franco Rocchi, Executive Vice President, Sales and Operations. "We are at the forefront of technological innovation and proud to bring the latest global e-commerce systems to Montréal." This opening completes the centralization of LE CHÂTEAU OF MONTRÉAL's entire e-commerce business. All capabilities, from photo studio, hair and make-up, to merchandising, warehousing, fulfillments and distribution, are now integrated in a single location. This new space of 25,000 square feet has the ability to expand as demand increases. Upon opening it will house approximately 200,000 products. Profile
Le Château is a leading Canadian brand in specialty retailing, offering a broad array of contemporary fashion apparel, accessories and footwear for style-conscious women and men. The Le Château brand is sold exclusively through the Company's 197 retail stores located in Canada. The Company's retail locations are primarily found in major urban shopping malls, as well as street-front locations with high pedestrian traffic. In addition, Le Château's web-based marketing is further broadening the Company's customer base among internet shoppers in both Canada and the United States. With its 57-year tradition of vertical integration, emphasizing a design and manufacturing approach to retailing, Le Château is unique among Canadian fashion merchants. To view the photo associated with this press release, please visit the following link: http://www.marketwire.com/library/20160908-1068707_800.jpg





Marlene Robillard
Director of Public Relations and Communications
514.738.7000
[email protected]
MaisonBrison
Pierre Boucher
(514) 731-0000




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Ratios

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PB Ratio 0.21
LCUAF's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 924 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. LCUAF: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
LCUAF' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.9 Max: 3.74
Current: 0.21
0.08
3.74
PS Ratio 0.01
LCUAF's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
100% of the 933 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. LCUAF: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
LCUAF' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.42 Max: 1.33
Current: 0.01
0.01
1.33
Current Ratio 1.17
LCUAF's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. LCUAF: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LCUAF' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.17  Med: 2.49 Max: 3.29
Current: 1.17
1.17
3.29
Quick Ratio 0.05
LCUAF's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
99% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. LCUAF: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LCUAF' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.7 Max: 1.75
Current: 0.05
0.04
1.75
Days Inventory 461.21
LCUAF's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
97% of the 905 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 90.14 vs. LCUAF: 461.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LCUAF' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 59.51  Med: 422.53 Max: 492.12
Current: 461.21
59.51
492.12
Days Sales Outstanding 1.70
LCUAF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
89% of the 769 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.61 vs. LCUAF: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LCUAF' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 2.79 Max: 6.85
Current: 1.7
1.6
6.85
Days Payable 44.92
LCUAF's Days Payable is ranked lower than
58% of the 719 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 50.68 vs. LCUAF: 44.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LCUAF' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 32.52  Med: 44.4 Max: 94.06
Current: 44.92
32.52
94.06

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -3.10
LCUAF's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
64% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. LCUAF: -3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
LCUAF' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8  Med: -2.9 Max: 6.6
Current: -3.1
-8
6.6

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.28
LCUAF's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
98% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. LCUAF: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
LCUAF' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.98 Max: 3.62
Current: 0.28
0.14
3.62
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.03
LCUAF's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
100% of the 840 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. LCUAF: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
LCUAF' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.69 Max: 3.06
Current: 0.03
0.03
3.06
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -29.67
LCUAF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
95% of the 974 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.15 vs. LCUAF: -29.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
LCUAF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -52.2  Med: 2.6 Max: 47.2
Current: -29.67
-52.2
47.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -195.05
LCUAF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
100% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.71 vs. LCUAF: -195.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
LCUAF' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -195.05  Med: 11.2 Max: 30.2
Current: -195.05
-195.05
30.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $168.28
EPS (TTM) $ -0.90
Beta-0.76
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $0.19 - 0.19
Shares Outstanding (Mil)29.96
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