Ascena Retail Group

Ascena Buys Ann Taylor, Loft In A $2.16 Billion Deal
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 18: People pass the window display of an Ann Taylor women's clothing store in Manhattan on May 18, 2015 in New York City. Ascena Retail Group which owns Lane Bryant and Dressbarn, announced it is purchasing Ann Taylor and Loft retail stores for $2.16 billion to expand its women's apparel business. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)Andrew Burton—Getty Images
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The American retailer of women’s clothing running under the name Dressbarn also owns Maurices, Justice, Lane Bryant, and Catherines stores and is also the parent company of Ann, Inc. which operates Ann Taylor and Loft stores. The company first started to provide women with wear-to-work clothes in 1962, at a time when women in the U.S. were first entering the workforce.

Company Info

CEODavid R. Jaffe
CEO TitleChairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
IndustrySpecialty Retailers: Apparel
HQ LocationMahwah, NJ
Years on Fortune 500 List1

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

Revenues ($M)$6,995
Profits ($M)$-11.9
Assets ($M)$5,506
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$1,863
Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$830

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues-0.2%
Profits as % of Assets-0.2%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity-0.6%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)-0.06
EPS % Change (from 2015)-
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)-
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2016)-37.2%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)-16.1%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)-6.1%