Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS)

CAPS Rating: 2 out of 5

The Company is a specialty retailer of casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, complementary accessories, and other non-clothing gift items under the Chico's, White House | Black Market and Soma by Chico's brand names.

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gfischer13 (62.04)
Submitted September 15, 2013

Barron's 09-14-2013:The Activist SpotlightChico's FAS (ticker: CHS)Business: specialty retailer of privately branded casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, and accessories Investor's Avg Cost: $13.93/share Stock-Market Value: $2.5 billion… More

uclayoda87 (28.66)
Submitted November 16, 2008

Another distressed retailer praying for a Christmas miracle.The main question is do they have enough cash to hold on until next year?

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Member Avatar jmmmad (< 20) Submitted: 1/2/2016 9:49:11 PM : Underperform Start Price: $9.62 CHS Score: +42.65

TOO MUCH COMPETITION

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Member Avatar gfischer13 (62.04) Submitted: 9/15/2013 11:02:37 AM : Outperform Start Price: $14.90 CHS Score: -95.65

Barron's 09-14-2013:

The Activist Spotlight

Chico's FAS (ticker: CHS)

Business: specialty retailer of privately branded casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, and accessories
Investor's Avg Cost: $13.93/share
Stock-Market Value: $2.5 billion ($16.24/share)
What's Happening: Blue Harbour Group acquired a 5.6% position for investment purposes.

Key Numbers:
$250 million-$300 million: estimated sales of CHS' Soma intimate-apparel stores
$10 billion: size of intimate-apparel industry yearly sales
$2.5 billion: annual sales of intimate-apparel leader Victoria's Secret

Behind the Scenes: Blue Harbour Group is run by Clifton Robbins, a former partner at KKR. It applies a private-equity model to public investing and avoids adversarial situations. Chico's is a retail clothing company with four brands: Chico's, White House/Black Market, Soma Intimates, and Boston Proper. The Chico's brand has 722 stores and generates most of the company's cash. WH/BM, Soma, and Boston Proper—with 468, 235, and two stores, respectively—are where the growth opportunities are, and particularly at Soma, which competes with Victoria's Secret, the intimate-apparel industry leader that in turn competes primarily with department stores and superstores.

Taken together, Chico's has the brands, management, and balance sheet it needs to fuel growth. David Dyer, CEO since 2009, was CEO of Tommy Hilfiger until it was sold to Apax Partners in 2006, and prior to that was CEO of Lands' End until it was sold to Sears Holdings . So, he has a history of fixing, growing, and selling companies. With its $302 million of net cash and $384 million of Ebitda, Chico's has the ability to grow substantially while still executing on its $300 million share-repurchase program.

-- Kenneth Squire

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Member Avatar 2trpop (84.52) Submitted: 7/16/2013 12:29:15 PM : Outperform Start Price: $15.38 CHS Score: -100.74

fstg experiment

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efficax (68.82) Score: +550.75

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JCSTANHILL < 20 11/19/2008 Outperform 5Y $1.60 +422.53% +216.77% +205.77 1 Comment
jamison08 < 20 6/22/2009 Underperform 5Y $8.62 -3.03% +186.42% +189.45 0 Comment
lwirth < 20 5/29/2009 Underperform 5Y $8.32 +0.50% +188.19% +187.69 0 Comment
hrtrader < 20 7/1/2009 Underperform 3M $8.39 -0.33% +182.53% +182.86 0 Comment
threepaweddog 28.18 6/18/2009 Underperform 1Y $8.13 +2.88% +184.17% +181.29 0 Comment
OldEnglish 27.31 5/26/2009 Underperform 5Y $7.20 +16.06% +197.10% +181.04 1 Comment
madredneck1 < 20 5/27/2009 Underperform NS $7.86 +6.36% +187.09% +180.73 0 Comment
TrackCarter < 20 9/21/2009 Underperform 3M $11.52 -27.42% +145.31% +172.73 0 Comment
m130 79.84 8/23/2006 Underperform 3M $20.84 -59.88% +112.67% +172.55 1 Comment
MSFOBV1YH 98.01 11/4/2009 Underperform 5Y $11.10 -24.71% +146.19% +170.90 0 Comment

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TrackJimCramer 85.14 2/23/2016 Underperform 3W $10.18 -17.88% +35.07% +52.94 0 Comment
TrackOppenheimer 69.01 9/29/2014 Outperform NS $13.91 -39.92% +32.40% -72.32 0 Comment
TrackFBRCapitalM 90.45 4/15/2014 Outperform NS $14.76 -43.36% +41.70% -85.06 0 Comment
TrackStandpoint 38.17 9/23/2013 Outperform 5Y $16.14 -19.29% +17.21% -36.50 3/7/2016 @ $13.03 0 Comment
TrackKeyBanc 96.64 9/18/2013 Outperform NS $15.38 -45.65% +51.90% -97.54 0 Comment
TrackPiperJaff 85.10 7/30/2012 Outperform NS $13.87 -39.75% +87.53% -127.27 0 Comment
TrackJimCramer 85.14 5/24/2012 Outperform 3W $14.19 -24.61% +45.11% -69.72 2/23/2016 @ $10.70 0 Comment
TrackJimCramer 85.14 12/7/2011 Underperform 3W $10.73 +40.69% +4.58% -36.11 5/25/2012 @ $15.10 0 Comment
TrackUltraLong < 20 11/23/2011 Outperform NS $9.04 -7.49% +121.73% -129.23 1 Comment
TrackMKMPartners 88.08 4/1/2011 Outperform NS $13.12 -36.26% +94.71% -130.97 0 Comment
TrackJimCramer 85.14 2/28/2011 Outperform 3W $13.52 -20.35% -4.82% -15.53 12/8/2011 @ $10.77 0 Comment
TrackJanney 82.98 2/23/2011 Outperform NS $11.44 -26.95% +98.31% -125.26 0 Comment
TrackKeyBanc 96.64 10/15/2010 Outperform NS $10.69 +4.64% -4.90% +9.54 10/3/2011 @ $11.19 0 Comment
TrackGoldmanSach 76.80 6/8/2010 Underperform 5Y $10.84 +37.70% +25.90% -11.79 4/25/2011 @ $14.93 1 Comment
TrackWedbush 87.22 5/5/2010 Outperform NS $12.62 -33.74% +122.86% -156.60 0 Comment
TrackJesupLamont 67.80 10/13/2009 Outperform NS $10.81 -22.66% +141.88% -164.54 0 Comment
TrackJefferies 83.97 7/15/2009 Outperform NS $9.32 +48.93% +23.00% +25.92 1/4/2010 @ $13.88 0 Comment
TrackSusquehanna 93.61 6/30/2009 Outperform NS $8.44 -0.95% +181.50% -182.45 0 Comment
TrackLadenburg < 20 5/28/2009 Outperform NS $8.07 +3.53% +188.11% -184.58 0 Comment
TrackRothCapital 72.46 5/26/2009 Outperform NS $8.18 +76.16% +53.42% +22.74 5/3/2011 @ $14.42 0 Comment
TrackSunTrustRH 88.65 5/22/2009 Outperform NS $6.92 +20.85% +193.40% -172.55 0 Comment
TrackSterneAgee 84.76 5/18/2009 Outperform NS $6.72 +24.42% +193.09% -168.67 0 Comment
TrackFBRCapitalM 90.45 2/27/2009 Outperform NS $4.18 +341.16% +89.84% +251.32 11/26/2012 @ $18.44 0 Comment
TrackCreditSuiss 90.71 12/5/2008 Outperform NS $2.46 +467.89% +36.36% +431.53 1/12/2010 @ $13.97 0 Comment
TrackUBS 92.00 10/21/2008 Underperform NS $3.37 -40.65% -11.34% +29.31 11/18/2008 @ $2.00 0 Comment
TrackCarisandCo 91.32 10/10/2008 Outperform NS $3.87 +27.91% -8.52% +36.42 3/25/2009 @ $4.95 0 Comment
TrackSnow 79.28 6/18/2008 Outperform 1Y $6.64 +47.57% -24.41% +71.98 6/30/2010 @ $9.80 4 Comments
TrackCitigroup 93.24 5/29/2008 Underperform NS $6.68 +25.07% +93.76% +68.69 0 Comment
TrackSchneider 88.42 9/30/2007 Outperform NS $13.80 -7.48% -32.51% +25.03 9/30/2009 @ $12.77 2 Comments
TrackRothCapital 72.46 7/30/2007 Outperform NS $19.40 -55.57% -8.76% -46.81 3/5/2008 @ $8.62 0 Comment
TrackNCPI < 20 4/2/2007 Outperform NS $24.39 -53.34% +3.88% -57.22 12/3/2007 @ $11.38 0 Comment
TrackCowenandCo 86.32 12/18/2006 Outperform NS $19.02 -56.06% +92.87% -148.93 0 Comment
TrackMatrix < 20 12/1/2006 Underperform NS $22.97 -34.12% -1.75% +32.37 4/17/2012 @ $15.13 0 Comment
TrackPiperJaff 85.10 11/3/2006 Underperform NS $20.39 -24.17% +1.06% +25.24 7/30/2012 @ $15.46 0 Comment
TrackFBRCapitalM 90.45 8/25/2006 Underperform NS $18.10 +37.79% +10.26% -27.53 3/27/2007 @ $24.94 0 Comment
TrackRyanBeck < 20 8/25/2006 Outperform NS $17.91 +20.80% +0.60% +20.20 3/1/2007 @ $21.63 0 Comment
TrackKevinDann < 20 8/24/2006 Outperform NS $19.12 +15.32% +7.32% +8.01 3/19/2007 @ $22.05 0 Comment
TrackJimCramer 85.14 8/2/2006 Underperform 3W $21.44 -35.90% +3.73% +39.63 3/1/2011 @ $13.74 0 Comment
TrackRobertWalbe 61.95 6/1/2006 Outperform 1Y $26.81 -68.81% +115.70% -184.51 0 Comment
TrackJimCramer 85.14 5/17/2006 Outperform 3W $29.05 -25.16% +0.65% -25.81 8/2/2006 @ $21.74 0 Comment

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