Ross Stores, Inc.: Company Profile and SWOT Analysis

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					Ross Stores, Inc.

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Ross Stores, Inc.                                                           Financial Snapshot

                                                                            Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                       4440 Rosewood Drive, Pleasanton,     The company reported revenue of US$7,866.10
Headquarters Address
                                       94588,United States of America       million during the fiscal year 2011 (2011). The
                                                                            company's revenue grew at a CAGR of 9.01% during
Telephone                              + 1 925 9654400
                                                                            2007–2011, with an annual growth of 9.49% over
                                                                            2010. In 2011, the company recorded an operating
Fax                                    + 1 510 5054174                      margin of 11.40%, as against 10.00% in 2010.

Website                                www.rossstores.com
                                                                            Revenue and Margins
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange          ROST, NASDAQ

Number of Employees                    14,000

Fiscal Year End                        January

Revenue (in US$ million)               7,866.10




SWOT Analysis

Strengths                              Weaknesses                           Return on Equity

Improving liquidity position           Concentrated presence in the US      The company recorded a return on equity (ROE) of
                                                                            41.63% for 2011, as compared to its peers, Big Lots,
                                                                            Inc. (Ticker: BIG), Stein Mart, Inc. (Ticker: SMRT) and
Improving operating performance        Legal proceedings                    Syms Corp (Ticker: SYMS), which recorded ROEs of
                                                                            23.50%, 19.72% and -20.41% respectively. The
Pricing strategy                                                            company reported a net profit margin of 11.40% in
                                                                            2011.
Opportunities                          Threats
                                                                            Return on Equity
Increase in consumer spending in the
                                       Expansion by competitors
US

Store expansion                        Increase in organized retail crime

                                       Rise in labor costs




                                                                            Liquidity Position

                                                                            The company reported a current ratio of 1.51 in 2011,
                                                                            as compared to its peers, Big Lots, Inc., Stein Mart,
                                                                            Inc. and Syms Corp, which recorded current ratios of
                                                                            1.94, 2.02 and 1.46 respectively. As of January 2011,
                                                                            the company recorded cash and short-term
                                                                            investments of worth US$837.13 million, against zero
                                                                            current debt. The company reported a debt to equity
                                                                            ratio of 0.11 in 2011 as compared to its peers, Big
                                                                            Lots, Inc., Stein Mart, Inc. and Syms Corp, which
                                                                            recorded debt to equity ratios of 0.00, 0.00 and 0.19
                                                                            respectively.




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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1     Business Analysis ................................................................................................................................... 5
    1.1       Company Overview ................................................................................................................................................5
    1.2       Business Description ..............................................................................................................................................5
    1.3       Major Products and Services .................................................................................................................................6
2     Analysis of Key Performance Indicators ............................................................................................... 7
    2.1       Five Year Snapshot: Overview of Financial and Operational Performance Indicators ..........................................7
    2.2       Key Financial Performance Indicators .................................................................................................................10
      2.2.1       Revenue and Operating Profit .........................................................................................................................10
      2.2.2       Asset, Liabilities and Capex .............................................................................................................................11
      2.2.3       Operational Efficiency ......................................................................................................................................12
      2.2.4       Solvency ..........................................................................................................................................................13
      2.2.5       Valuation ..........................................................................................................................................................14
    2.3       Competitive Benchmarking ..................................................................................................................................15
      2.3.1       Market Capitalization .......................................................................................................................................15
      2.3.2       Efficiency ..........................................................................................................................................................16
      2.3.3       Capital Expenditure ..........................................................................................................................................17
      2.3.4       Turnover – Inventory and Asset .......................................................................................................................18
3     Recent Developments ........................................................................................................................... 19
4     SWOT Analysis ...................................................................................................................................... 21
    4.1       SWOT Analysis - Overview ..................................................................................................................................21
    4.2       Strengths ..............................................................................................................................................................21
    4.3       Weaknesses ...............................................................................................................................................
				
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