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Carter's, Inc. is a marketer of young children’s apparel in North America. Its segments include U.S. Retail, U.S. Wholesale, and International. The U.S. Retail segment includes sales of products in the United States through its retail stores and eCommerce websites. The U.S. Wholesale segment consists of sales in the United States of products to its wholesale partners. The International segment includes sales of products outside the United States, through its retail stores and eCommerce websites in Canada and Mexico, and sales to its international wholesale customers and licensees. It owns Carter’s and OshKosh B’gosh brands. These brands are sold in department stores, national chains, and specialty retailers domestically and internationally. They are also sold through nearly 1,000 Company-operated stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico and online at www.carters.com, www.oshkosh.com, www.cartersoshkosh.ca, and www.carters.com.mx. It also owns Little Planet and Skip Hop brands.
Discounted Cash Flow Valuation of Carters Inc
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High margins render the company resilient under dire circumstances, hence able to drive competitors out or acquire them. ROE and ROA measure the average flow generated by each invested dollar. Their marginal value is a forecast of future growth, and it is considered by Buffett and Munger the most important single indicator.
The average Net Margin over the past 5 years is +7.54%.
The trend of Net Margin over the past 5 years is -0.14%.
The average ROA over the past 5 years is +14.93%.
The trend of ROA over the past 5 years is -1.21%.
The average ROE over the past 5 years is +29.13%.
The trend of ROE over the past 5 years is -0.84%.
Being debt the number one cause of investment losses and company death, the ratio Debt/FCF is of utmost importance to guarantee safety. On the other hand the Graham’s stability measures the drawdown of earnings, hence indicating the reliability of the flow generated by the company.
The Debt/FCF trailing twelve month is 1.24.
The trend of Debt/FCF over the past 5 years is 1.69.
Graham’s Stability measure stands at 0.39.
Growth can be dangerous when forecasting, simply projecting the current growth is in general wrong. A company passes through multiple phases, from being young and unprofitable, to the first periods of profitability and high growth, until it arrives at a period of regime with limited growth. Identifying in which phase the company is in may help forecasting.
The Revenue CAGR over the past 5 years is -1.13%.
The trend of Revenue growth rate over the past 5 years is -1.36%.
The Earnings CAGR over the past 5 years is -3.89%.
The trend of Earnings growth rate over the past 5 years is +3.48%.
The Equity CAGR over the past 5 years is -1.46%.
The trend of Equity growth rate over the past 5 years is -1.97%.
The FCF CAGR over the past 5 years is -28.68%.
The trend of FCF growth rate over the past 5 years is -44.73%.