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Market Cap

US$45.7b

Last Updated

2021/04/10 22:39 UTC

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Executive Summary

Ross Stores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores under the Ross Dress for Less and dd’s DISCOUNTS brands. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

High growth potential with mediocre balance sheet.


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Share Price & News

How has Ross Stores's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: ROST is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: ROST's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

6.4%

ROST

3.7%

US Specialty Retail

2.1%

US Market


1 Year Return

44.5%

ROST

116.8%

US Specialty Retail

56.3%

US Market

Return vs Industry: ROST underperformed the US Specialty Retail industry which returned 116.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ROST underperformed the US Market which returned 56.3% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

ROSTIndustryMarket
7 Day6.4%3.7%2.1%
30 Day6.1%3.6%2.4%
90 Day4.7%16.1%6.1%
1 Year44.8%44.5%118.1%116.8%59.1%56.3%
3 Year72.3%68.3%116.8%108.2%65.7%55.1%
5 Year134.9%125.1%111.0%95.1%122.3%97.6%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Ross Stores's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Ross Stores undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

529.2x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: ROST ($128.22) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($89.09)

Significantly Below Fair Value: ROST is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: ROST is poor value based on its PE Ratio (529.2x) compared to the US Specialty Retail industry average (19.8x).

PE vs Market: ROST is poor value based on its PE Ratio (529.2x) compared to the US market (22.3x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: ROST is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (17.5x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: ROST is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (13.9x) compared to the US Specialty Retail industry average (3.1x).


Future Growth

How is Ross Stores forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 21 analysts?

30.2%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: ROST's forecast earnings growth (30.2% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: ROST's earnings (30.2% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (18.6% per year).

High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: ROST's revenue (10.9% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (9.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: ROST's revenue (10.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: ROST's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (44%).


Past Performance

How has Ross Stores performed over the past 5 years?

-5.1%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: ROST has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: ROST's current net profit margins (0.7%) are lower than last year (10.4%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ROST's earnings have declined by 5.1% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: ROST's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: ROST had negative earnings growth (-94.9%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Specialty Retail industry average (30.5%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: ROST's Return on Equity (2.6%) is considered low.


Financial Health

How is Ross Stores's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: ROST's short term assets ($6.7B) exceed its short term liabilities ($4.0B).

Long Term Liabilities: ROST's short term assets ($6.7B) exceed its long term liabilities ($5.5B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: ROST's debt to equity ratio (76.4%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: ROST's debt to equity ratio has increased from 16% to 76.4% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: ROST's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (89.4%).

Interest Coverage: ROST's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.3x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is Ross Stores's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

0.89%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: ROST's dividend (0.89%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.26%).

High Dividend: ROST's dividend (0.89%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.5%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: ROST's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: ROST's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (117.6%), ROST's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: ROST's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (26.6% payout ratio).


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

6.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Barbara Rentler (63 yo)

6.83yrs

Tenure

US$12,024,336

Compensation

Ms. Barbara Rentler has been the Chief Executive Officer of Ross Stores Inc since June 2014. Ms. Rentler served as the President and Chief Merchandising Officer of Ross Dress for Less at Ross Stores Inc si...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Barbara's total compensation ($USD12.02M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.98M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Barbara's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: ROST's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.8 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: ROST's board of directors are considered experienced (6.8 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: ROST insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Ross Stores, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Ross Stores, Inc.
  • Ticker: ROST
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1957
  • Industry: Apparel Retail
  • Sector: Retail
  • Market Cap: US$45.725b
  • Shares outstanding: 356.61m
  • Website: https://www.rossstores.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Ross Stores, Inc.
  • 5130 Hacienda Drive
  • Dublin
  • California
  • 94568-7579
  • United States

Listings


Biography

Ross Stores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores under the Ross Dress for Less and dd’s DISCOUNTS brands. Its stores primarily offer apparel, acc...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/04/10 22:39
End of Day Share Price2021/04/09 00:00
Earnings2021/01/30
Annual Earnings2021/01/30


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.