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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
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history
Cash-to-Debt 0.20
ASNA's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
76% of the 991 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. ASNA: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
ASNA' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 2.49 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.2
0.12
No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.20
ASNA's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
86% of the 971 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. ASNA: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
ASNA' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.64 Max: 0.81
Current: 0.2
0.2
0.81
Debt-to-Equity 2.43
ASNA's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
92% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. ASNA: 2.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
ASNA' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.2 Max: 2.43
Current: 2.43
0.01
2.43
Debt-to-EBITDA 5.44
ASNA's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 675 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. ASNA: 5.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
ASNA' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.21  Med: 0.76 Max: 5.44
Current: 5.44
-21.21
5.44
Interest Coverage 0.73
ASNA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 842 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 28.48 vs. ASNA: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ASNA' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 21.73 Max: 115.92
Current: 0.73
0.73
115.92
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 1.81
Beneish M-Score: -2.92
WACC vs ROIC
7.28%
2.39%
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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history
Operating Margin % 1.22
ASNA's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
94% of the 990 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. ASNA: 1.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
ASNA' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.22  Med: 6.7 Max: 9.95
Current: 1.22
1.22
9.95
Net Margin % -1.37
ASNA's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
92% of the 990 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. ASNA: -1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
ASNA' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.05  Med: 3.84 Max: 5.85
Current: -1.37
-16.05
5.85
ROE % -10.96
ASNA's ROE % is ranked lower than
97% of the 968 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.78 vs. ASNA: -10.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
ASNA' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -79.52  Med: 10.82 Max: 16.17
Current: -10.96
-79.52
16.17
ROA % -2.30
ASNA's ROA % is ranked lower than
96% of the 996 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. ASNA: -2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
ASNA' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.76  Med: 5.76 Max: 9.76
Current: -2.3
-22.76
9.76
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -1.73
ASNA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
95% of the 992 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.34 vs. ASNA: -1.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
ASNA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -85.54  Med: 35.29 Max: 54.88
Current: -1.73
-85.54
54.88
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 5.60
ASNA's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
66% of the 854 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. ASNA: 5.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
ASNA' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4  Med: 12 Max: 23.3
Current: 5.6
4
23.3
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Guru Trades

Q2 2017

ASNA Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 778,662 sh (+150.95%)
PRIMECAP Management 9,884,100 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Chuck Royce 612,518 sh (-44.17%)
Joel Greenblatt 147,967 sh (-55.23%)
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Q3 2017

ASNA Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Jim Simons 57,900 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 919,468 sh (+50.11%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 777,262 sh (-0.18%)
PRIMECAP Management 9,400,500 sh (-4.89%)
Joel Greenblatt 104,921 sh (-29.09%)
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Q4 2017

ASNA Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Jim Simons 960,600 sh (+1559.07%)
Chuck Royce 1,224,468 sh (+33.17%)
PRIMECAP Management 9,180,000 sh (-2.35%)
Joel Greenblatt 61,884 sh (-41.02%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 349,760 sh (-55.00%)
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Q1 2018

ASNA Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Paul Tudor Jones 55,236 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 147,612 sh (+138.53%)
Jim Simons 2,009,300 sh (+109.17%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 353,926 sh (+1.19%)
Chuck Royce 1,234,468 sh (+0.82%)
PRIMECAP Management 9,163,000 sh (-0.19%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NAS:ASNA

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GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2018-03-31 Add 1.19%$1.82 - $2.44 $ 3.6472%353,926
Joel Greenblatt 2018-03-31 Add 138.53%$1.82 - $2.44 $ 3.6472%147,612
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-12-31 Reduce -55.00%$1.75 - $2.61 $ 3.6473%349,760
Joel Greenblatt 2017-12-31 Reduce -41.02%$1.75 - $2.61 $ 3.6473%61,884
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-09-30 Reduce -0.18%$1.83 - $2.61 $ 3.6468%777,262
Joel Greenblatt 2017-09-30 Reduce -29.09%$1.83 - $2.61 $ 3.6468%104,921
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Apparel Stores    NAICS: 448120    SIC: 5621
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Headquarter Location:USA
Ascena Retail Group Inc, through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of apparel for women and tween girls and boys. The Company offers apparel, accessories, footwear, and lifestyle products, such as bedroom furnishings and electronics.

Ascena Retail Group Inc is a specialty retailer that sells women's clothing, shoes, and accessories through its Lane Bryant, Maurices, Dressbarn, Catherines, Justice, Ann Taylor, Loft, and Lou & Grey brands. Collectively, the brands cater to almost all ages, styles, and sizes, with some brands placing a particular emphasis on plus-size women. Each of the company's thousands of total stores is in the United States or Canada, and all are leased. The brands also sell through their e-commerce websites, with all sales being fulfilled from the company's e-commerce fulfillment center in Indiana. The company's distribution center in Ohio distributes to all brick-and-mortar stores. Ascena sources its products from its manufacturing partners in Asia.

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Ratios

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history
PB Ratio 0.92
ASNA's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 954 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. ASNA: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
ASNA' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 1.58 Max: 2.7
Current: 0.92
0.4
2.7
PS Ratio 0.10
ASNA's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 958 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. ASNA: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
ASNA' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.62 Max: 1.15
Current: 0.1
0.05
1.15
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 6.59
ASNA's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
93% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.11 vs. ASNA: 6.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
ASNA' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.09  Med: 12.32 Max: 84.76
Current: 6.59
2.09
84.76
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 2.48
ASNA's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
98% of the 500 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.81 vs. ASNA: 2.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
ASNA' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 6.57 Max: 10.72
Current: 2.48
0.71
10.72
EV-to-EBIT -92.35
ASNA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 778 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.30 vs. ASNA: -92.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ASNA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -100.1  Med: 8.3 Max: 35.5
Current: -92.35
-100.1
35.5
EV-to-EBITDA 6.48
ASNA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 12.19 vs. ASNA: 6.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ASNA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9915.2  Med: 5.7 Max: 9.5
Current: 6.48
-9915.2
9.5
EV-to-Revenue 0.33
ASNA's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
86% of the 974 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. ASNA: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
ASNA' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.6 Max: 1.1
Current: 0.33
0.2
1.1
Current Ratio 1.28
ASNA's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 932 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. ASNA: 1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ASNA' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 2.25 Max: 3.88
Current: 1.28
1.05
3.88
Quick Ratio 0.57
ASNA's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. ASNA: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ASNA' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 1.14 Max: 2.24
Current: 0.57
0.28
2.24
Days Inventory 89.60
ASNA's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
51% of the 939 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 87.58 vs. ASNA: 89.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ASNA' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 67.27  Med: 86.73 Max: 108.92
Current: 89.6
67.27
108.92
Days Payable 52.46
ASNA's Days Payable is ranked lower than
55% of the 707 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 54.14 vs. ASNA: 52.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
ASNA' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 40.85  Med: 50.5 Max: 61.28
Current: 52.46
40.85
61.28

Buy Back

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history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -6.40
ASNA's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 542 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. ASNA: -6.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
ASNA' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.3  Med: -0.5 Max: 7.5
Current: -6.4
-9.3
7.5

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.61
ASNA's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
95% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. ASNA: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
ASNA' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.83 Max: 2.56
Current: 0.61
0.26
2.56
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.18
ASNA's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 771 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. ASNA: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
ASNA' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 1.07 Max: 2.38
Current: 0.18
0.09
2.38
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -1.07
ASNA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
98% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.21 vs. ASNA: -1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
ASNA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -83.2  Med: 8.8 Max: 34.9
Current: -1.07
-83.2
34.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 24.52
ASNA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
98% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.97 vs. ASNA: 24.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
ASNA' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.5  Med: 22.6 Max: 37.8
Current: 24.52
7.5
37.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $6,470.10
EPS (TTM) $ -0.45
Beta1.54
Volatility65.84%
52-Week Range $1.69 - 4.74
Shares Outstanding (Mil)196.21

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 44
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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