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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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.15
LB's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
51% of the 1278 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. LB: 0.15 )
LB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 4.83
Current: 0.15

0.01
4.83
Equity to Asset -0.06
LB's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
57% of the 1271 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. LB: -0.06 )
LB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.17   Max: 0.74
Current: -0.06

-0.17
0.74
Interest Coverage 5.55
LB's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
54% of the 870 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 28.57 vs. LB: 5.55 )
LB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.25   Max: 27.93
Current: 5.55

3.25
27.93
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 4.72
M-Score: -2.81
WACC vs ROIC
10.72%
42.91%
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 17.05
LB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.95 vs. LB: 17.05 )
LB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 6.51   Max: 16.18
Current: 17.05

6.51
16.18
Net-margin (%) 9.10
LB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.14 vs. LB: 9.10 )
LB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.37   Max: 21.85
Current: 9.1

2.37
21.85
ROA (%) 18.11
LB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.06 vs. LB: 18.11 )
LB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.05   Max: 46.25
Current: 18.11

3.05
46.25
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 94.69
LB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1281 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.31 vs. LB: 94.69 )
LB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 24.73   Max: 91.27
Current: 94.69

24.73
91.27
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 8.00
LB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1077 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. LB: 8.00 )
LB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -6.4   Max: 20
Current: 8

-6.4
20
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 2.30
LB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 896 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. LB: 2.30 )
LB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -22   Max: 36.9
Current: 2.3

-22
36.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 8.00
LB's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 842 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. LB: 8.00 )
LB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -34.6   Max: 60.9
Current: 8

-34.6
60.9
» LB's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

LB Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 200,000 sh (New)
John Burbank 4,457 sh (New)
Jim Simons 112,533 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 614,406 sh (+3393.72%)
Joel Greenblatt 36,566 sh (+108.81%)
James Barrow 3,169,244 sh (+21.74%)
PRIMECAP Management 20,075,267 sh (-0.28%)
Murray Stahl 1,538,379 sh (-1.87%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 19,740 sh (-2.93%)
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Q2 2014

LB Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 39,389 sh (+99.54%)
Paul Tudor Jones 325,000 sh (+62.50%)
PRIMECAP Management 20,704,761 sh (+3.14%)
James Barrow 3,193,044 sh (+0.75%)
Steven Cohen 145,500 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Murray Stahl 1,400,527 sh (-8.96%)
Joel Greenblatt 4,479 sh (-87.75%)
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Q3 2014

LB Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ray Dalio 68,024 sh (New)
Stanley Druckenmiller 151,300 sh (New)
James Barrow 3,247,144 sh (+1.69%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 20,674,994 sh (-0.14%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 38,946 sh (-1.12%)
Murray Stahl 1,360,107 sh (-2.89%)
Steven Cohen 77,000 sh (-47.08%)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,000 sh (-98.46%)
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Q4 2014

LB Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 19,530 sh (New)
Stanley Druckenmiller 271,600 sh (+79.51%)
James Barrow 3,259,444 sh (+0.38%)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 20,581,150 sh (-0.45%)
Murray Stahl 1,329,020 sh (-2.29%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 35,680 sh (-8.39%)
Ray Dalio 43,899 sh (-35.47%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 28.90
LB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1362 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 28.40 vs. LB: 28.90 )
LB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.52   Max: 57.44
Current: 28.9

4.52
57.44
Forward P/E 24.94
LB's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
66% of the 1362 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 24.88 vs. LB: 24.94 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 28.70
LB's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1362 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 27.60 vs. LB: 28.70 )
LB' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 4.53   Max: 57.44
Current: 28.7

4.53
57.44
P/S 2.43
LB's P/S is ranked lower than
61% of the 1362 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. LB: 2.43 )
LB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 2.51
Current: 2.43

0.23
2.51
PFCF 28.80
LB's PFCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 1362 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 45.09 vs. LB: 28.80 )
LB' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.06   Max: 483.17
Current: 28.8

4.06
483.17
POCF 16.80
LB's POCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 1362 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.57 vs. LB: 16.80 )
LB' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.13   Max: 20.82
Current: 16.8

2.13
20.82
EV-to-EBIT 16.97
LB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
75% of the 1362 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.25 vs. LB: 16.97 )
LB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.8   Max: 19.1
Current: 16.97

4.8
19.1
PEG 1.82
LB's PEG is ranked higher than
88% of the 1362 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LB: 1.82 )
LB' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 35.1
Current: 1.82

0.42
35.1
Shiller P/E 39.40
LB's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
69% of the 1362 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 48.76 vs. LB: 39.40 )
LB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.01   Max: 40.05
Current: 39.4

4.01
40.05
Current Ratio 1.58
LB's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. LB: 1.58 )
LB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.31   Max: 3.91
Current: 1.58

1.31
3.91
Quick Ratio 0.76
LB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. LB: 0.76 )
LB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 2.57
Current: 0.76

0.21
2.57
Days Inventory 60.29
LB's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
82% of the 1362 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 99.00 vs. LB: 60.29 )
LB' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 58.71   Max: 83.22
Current: 60.29

58.71
83.22
Days Sales Outstanding 8.73
LB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
81% of the 1362 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 22.52 vs. LB: 8.73 )
LB' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 2.93   Max: 12.79
Current: 8.73

2.93
12.79

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.63
LB's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
59% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. LB: 1.63 )
LB' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 9.58
Current: 1.63

1.4
9.58
Dividend Payout 0.39
LB's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
78% of the 1362 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. LB: 0.39 )
LB' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 15
Current: 0.39

0.02
15
Dividend growth (3y) 26.00
LB's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
92% of the 641 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. LB: 26.00 )
LB' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 26
Current: 26

0
26
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.40
LB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
69% of the 917 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. LB: 3.40 )
LB' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.98   Max: 20.38
Current: 3.4

2.98
20.38
Share Buyback Rate 3.80
LB's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
94% of the 825 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. LB: 3.80 )
LB' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 11.8   Max: -3.9
Current: 3.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.00
LB's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1362 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. LB: 3.00 )
LB' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 3.59
Current: 3

0.37
3.59
Price/Median PS Value 2.20
LB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
51% of the 1362 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. LB: 2.20 )
LB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 1.72
Current: 2.2

0.26
1.72
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.10
LB's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 1362 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LB: 3.10 )
LB' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 5.54
Current: 3.1

0.46
5.54
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.90
LB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. LB: 5.90 )
LB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.2   Max: 20.6
Current: 5.9

5.2
20.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 12.08
LB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
79% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.63 vs. LB: 12.08 )
LB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -49.6   Max: 291.5
Current: 12.08

-49.6
291.5

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Apparel Stores
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Traded in other countries:LTD.Germany,
L Brands Inc formerly known as Limited Brands, Inc., was incorporated in the state of Delaware which was founded in 1963. The Company operates as a specialty retailer of women's intimate and other apparel, beauty and personal care products and accessories under various trade names. The Company sells its merchandise through its retail stores in the United States and Canada, which are mainly mall-based, and through its websites and catalogues. The retail brands operated by the Company are: Victoria's Secret, Pink (Victoria's Secret), La Senza, Bath & Body Works, La Senza, Henri Bendel. Victoria's Secret, including Victoria's Secret Pink, is the specialty retailer of women's intimate and other apparel with fashion-inspired collections, prestige fragrances and cosmetics, celebrated supermodels and world-famous runway shows. The Company sells its Victoria's Secret products at more than 1,000 Victoria's Secret stores in the U.S. and Canada, through the Victoria's Secret catalogue and online at www.VictoriasSecret.com. Additionally, Victoria's Secret brand products are also available in Victoria's Secret Beauty and Accessories stores operated by partners under a franchise or wholesale model throughout the world. Bath & Body Works is one of the specialty retailers of home fragrance and personal care products including shower gels, lotions and antibacterial soaps. The Company sells its Bath & Body Works products at more than 1,600 Bath & Body Works stores in the U.S. and Canada and online at www.BathandBodyWorks.com. Additionally, Bath & Body Works brand products are available through franchise locations in the Middle East. La Senza is a specialty retailer of women's intimate apparel. The Company sells its La Senza products at more than 150 La Senza stores in Canada and online at www.LaSenza.com. Additionally, La Senza has approximately 300 stores in 32 countries operating under franchise and licensing arrangements. Henri Bendel sells upscale accessory products through its New York flagship and 28 other stores, as well as online at www.HenriBendel.com. The Company's competitors include individual and chain specialty stores, department stores and discount retailers. The Company and its products are subject to regulation by various federal, state, local and international regulatory authorities. It is also subject to a variety of customs regulations and international trade arrangements.
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