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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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.79
TWMC's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
98% of the 964 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. TWMC: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
TWMC' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 1.82 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.79
0.05
No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.66
TWMC's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
79% of the 952 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. TWMC: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
TWMC' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.51 Max: 0.7
Current: 0.66
0.24
0.7
Debt-to-Equity 0.03
TWMC's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 716 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. TWMC: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
TWMC' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.07 Max: 1.41
Current: 0.03
0
1.41
Debt-to-EBITDA 0.79
TWMC's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 668 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. TWMC: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
TWMC' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.01  Med: -0.09 Max: 0.79
Current: 0.79
-1.01
0.79
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 2.71
Beneish M-Score: -2.31
WACC vs ROIC
3.14%
-5.45%
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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history
Operating Margin % -2.15
TWMC's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
85% of the 964 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.62 vs. TWMC: -2.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
TWMC' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.59  Med: -0.04 Max: 7.92
Current: -2.15
-6.59
7.92
Net Margin % -0.40
TWMC's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
60% of the 964 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. TWMC: -0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
TWMC' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.86  Med: 0.45 Max: 7.36
Current: -0.4
-7.86
7.36
ROE % -0.91
TWMC's ROE % is ranked lower than
64% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.73 vs. TWMC: -0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
TWMC' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -28.77  Med: 1.16 Max: 19.69
Current: -0.91
-28.77
19.69
ROA % -0.60
TWMC's ROA % is ranked lower than
58% of the 972 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. TWMC: -0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
TWMC' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.54  Med: 0.63 Max: 10.74
Current: -0.6
-13.54
10.74
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -0.53
TWMC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
79% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.48 vs. TWMC: -0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
TWMC' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -27.37  Med: 1.24 Max: 45.43
Current: -0.53
-27.37
45.43
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -3.00
TWMC's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
66% of the 862 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. TWMC: -3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
TWMC' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.1  Med: 4.9 Max: 24.3
Current: -3
-20.1
24.3
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -23.50
TWMC's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
86% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. TWMC: -23.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
TWMC' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -67.8  Med: -2.5 Max: 149
Current: -23.5
-67.8
149
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -26.30
TWMC's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
82% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. TWMC: -26.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
TWMC' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -60.6  Med: -10.1 Max: 68.6
Current: -26.3
-60.6
68.6
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail    NAICS: 512290    SIC: 5735
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Traded in other countries:TWD.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Trans World Entertainment Corp is a specialty retailer of music, video and video game products in the United States. It operates a chain of retail entertainment stores and e-commerce sites.

As of April 2008, Trans World Entertainment operated about 800 mall-based and free-standing stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Its main products include CDs, DVDs, and video games. It owns chains such as FYE (For Your Entertainment), Coconuts, Strawberries, and Suncoast. Trans World also operates related e-commerce sites. The operating business segments are fye and etailz.

Top Ranked Articles about Trans World Entertainment Corp

Trans World Entertainment Announces Holiday Sales Results
Trans World Entertainment Announces Holiday Sales Results
Trans World Entertainment to Host Third Quarter Results Conference Call
Trans World Entertainment to Host Second Quarter Results Conference Call
Trans World Entertainment to Host First Quarter Results Conference Call
Trans World Entertainment to Host Fourth Quarter and Annual 2016 Results Conference Call
ALBANY, N.Y., March 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Trans World Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:TWMC) announced today that it will host a teleconference call for members of the financial community on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM ET to discuss its press release regarding its Fourth Quarter and Annual results, which will be issued on the same day before the market opens.  This call will be simultaneously webcast at the Company’s website, www.twec.com.
Trans World Entertainment is a unique omni-channel retailer coupling a long history of specialty retail experience with digital marketplace expertise.   For over 40 years, the company has operated as a leading specialty retailer of entertainment and pop culture merchandise with stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, primarily under the name FYE for your entertainment and on the web at www.fye.com and www.secondspin.com.  In October 2016, the company acquired etailz, Inc., a leading digital marketplace expert retailer, operating both domestically and internationally. etailz uses a data driven approach to digital marketplace retailing utilizing proprietary software and ecommerce insight coupled with a direct customer relationship engagement to identify new distributors and wholesalers, isolate emerging product trends, and optimize price positioning and inventory purchase decisions. Trans World Entertainment, which established itself as a public company in 1986, is traded on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol “TWMC”.Certain statements in this release set forth management's intentions, plans, beliefs, expectations or predictions of the future based on current facts and analyses.  Actual results may differ materially from those indicated in such statements.  Additional information on factors that may affect the business and financial results of the Company can be found in filings of the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 

Contact:
Trans World Entertainment
John Anderson
Chief Financial Officer
(518) 452-1242

Financial Relations Board
Marilynn Meek
([email protected])
(212) 827-3773

Read more...
Statement From Trans World on the Death of Its’ Founder and Chairman of the Board Robert j. Higgins

ALBANY, N.Y., March 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Trans World Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:TWMC) Founder, Chairman and former CEO Robert J. (Bob) Higgins died on March 1st, 2017.  He was 75 years old. 
Trans World CEO Mike Feurer stated, "All of us at Trans World were deeply saddened by the passing of our Founder Bob Higgins.  Serving as its relentless champion, Bob was very proud of Trans World Entertainment and all of its Associates.  His never-ending drive to excellence, determination, and commitment to our Company is the standard that will inspire and stay with us as we honor the legacy he created over the last 45 years. On behalf of our Board of Directors, Management team and all of our Associates across the country, we mark Bob’s passing, mourn his loss, celebrate his renown and extend our deepest sympathies to his wife, Anne, and the entire Higgins family.” Bob began his career sorting and pricing music albums in the warehouse of a local music wholesaler.  After rising to the level of East Coast Sales Manager, he set out on his own founding Trans World Music Corporation in 1972.  Originally, the Company was a wholesaler of prerecorded music. In 1973, Bob opened the Company’s first retail store, Record Town, in the Albany, New York area, his beloved hometown. Thereafter, he began an aggressive expansion of its retail business. In 1986, the company went public with over 150 stores. The Company changed its name to Trans World Entertainment Corporation in 1994 to reflect its expanded merchandise offerings across the many facets of the entertainment industry. Throughout the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, the Company consolidated the specialty entertainment industry through the acquisition of several chains including Strawberries, Camelot, Spec’s, The Wall, Sam Goody, Suncoast, and Wherehouse.  Over the next several years, Bob successfully navigated the Company through significant disruption in its core business and difficult economic environment.  Mr. Higgins retired as Chief Executive Officer of the Company in 2014 and remained as the Chairman of the Board until his death. Bob was very active in the civic arena exemplified by his long standing commitment to the Albany Medical Center.  His service on the Board of Directors of the Albany Medical Center commenced in 1984, and he was Chairman of the Board from 1992-1994.  He served on the Board’s Executive Committee and co-chaired the Center’s successful “$125 Million Pillars Campaign,” a five-year fundraising effort “designed to fortify and enhance the programs and services of northeastern New York’s only academic health sciences center.” Mr. Higgins received numerous awards and honors for his industry achievements, his life-time civic service, and his many philanthropic interests. In 1997, Bob received Billboard magazine’s Video Person of the Year Award which recognized his “achievements in a very competitive industry.”  He was inducted to the Business Hall of Fame in 1999, a preeminent award in the Capital Region District.  Inductees “are noted not only for their leadership in enhancing free enterprise, but also for their contributions to the community.” In 2002, he received the Albany Medical Center Distinguished Individual Philanthropist Award for his contributions to the medical center. In May 2003, Bob was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Music at Siena College’s commencement ceremony.  This award is one of academia’s highest tributes and was in recognition of his lifetime achievements and many contributions to education and to the community at large.  Also in 2003, he  was inducted into the Video Business Magazine Video Hall of Fame.  Mike Feurer further expressed, “Iconic does not sufficiently describe the impact and influence Bob enjoyed in the Entertainment Industry he loved so much. He relished every business engagement he encountered or created, beginning with his first record sale after venturing out on his own. His passion and work ethic are an industry touchstone.  Everybody knows Bob.  We will miss him greatly”  Trans World Entertainment is a unique omni-channel retailer coupling a long history of specialty retail experience with digital marketplace expertise.   For over 40 years, the company has operated as a leading specialty retailer of entertainment and pop culture merchandise with stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, primarily under the name FYE for your entertainment and on the web at www.fye.com and www.secondspin.com.  In October 2016, the Company acquired etailz, Inc., a leading digital marketplace expert retailer, operating both domestically and internationally. etailz uses a data driven approach to digital marketplace retailing utilizing proprietary software and ecommerce insight coupled with a direct customer relationship engagement to identify new distributors and wholesalers, isolate emerging product trends, and optimize price positioning and inventory purchase decisions. Trans World Entertainment, which established itself as a public company in 1986, is traded on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol “TWMC”.
Contact:
Trans World Entertainment
John Anderson
Chief Financial Officer
(518) 452-1242

Contact:
Financial Relations Board
Marilynn Meek
([email protected])
(212) 827-3773

Read more...

Ratios

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vs
history
PB Ratio 0.35
TWMC's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 937 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. TWMC: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
TWMC' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.44 Max: 0.95
Current: 0.35
0.08
0.95
PS Ratio 0.16
TWMC's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 937 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. TWMC: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
TWMC' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.15 Max: 0.4
Current: 0.16
0.02
0.4
EV-to-EBIT -93.79
TWMC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 753 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 14.64 vs. TWMC: -93.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
TWMC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -196.3  Med: 0.5 Max: 92.6
Current: -93.79
-196.3
92.6
EV-to-EBITDA 10.44
TWMC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
72% of the 797 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.74 vs. TWMC: 10.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
TWMC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5  Med: 1.9 Max: 122877.6
Current: 10.44
-5
122877.6
EV-to-Revenue 0.16
TWMC's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
96% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. TWMC: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
TWMC' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.1 Max: 0.4
Current: 0.16
0.1
0.4
Current Ratio 2.42
TWMC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 925 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. TWMC: 2.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
TWMC' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.09  Med: 1.8 Max: 3.81
Current: 2.42
1.09
3.81
Quick Ratio 0.28
TWMC's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 925 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. TWMC: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
TWMC' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.26 Max: 1.8
Current: 0.28
0.08
1.8
Days Inventory 171.14
TWMC's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
81% of the 919 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 89.91 vs. TWMC: 171.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
TWMC' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 171.14  Med: 220.65 Max: 227.43
Current: 171.14
171.14
227.43
Days Payable 56.87
TWMC's Days Payable is ranked higher than
52% of the 714 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 49.16 vs. TWMC: 56.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
TWMC' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 56.87  Med: 99.97 Max: 115.29
Current: 56.87
56.87
115.29

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -3.20
TWMC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. TWMC: -3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
TWMC' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.3  Med: -0.3 Max: 8.7
Current: -3.2
-21.3
8.7

Valuation & Return

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history
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 1.00
TWMC's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.76 vs. TWMC: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
TWMC' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 1.69 Max: 19.43
Current: 1
0.13
19.43
Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.51
TWMC's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
91% of the 863 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. TWMC: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
TWMC' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.72 Max: 5.12
Current: 0.51
0.1
5.12
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.31
TWMC's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
96% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. TWMC: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
TWMC' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.34 Max: 229.22
Current: 0.31
0.06
229.22
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.98
TWMC's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
57% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. TWMC: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
TWMC' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 1.81 Max: 6.5
Current: 0.98
0.15
6.5
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -1.07
TWMC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
80% of the 975 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.04 vs. TWMC: -1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
TWMC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18296.5  Med: 1.4 Max: 3434.2
Current: -1.07
-18296.5
3434.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 25.42
TWMC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
84% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.07 vs. TWMC: 25.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
TWMC' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -61.1  Med: 11.7 Max: 38.7
Current: 25.42
-61.1
38.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $444.56
Beta0.10
Short Percentage of Float0.40%
52-Week Range $1.50 - 3.35
Shares Outstanding (Mil)23.57

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 55
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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