Amazon.com Ranked No.1 Financially Healthiest
Retail Company for Second Year In a Row in
Consensus Advisors’ Retailer Health Ratings™
Aeropostale and Urban Outfitters Rank No. 2 and No. 3
June 14, 2010 10:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time
NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Consensus Advisors, a boutique investment bank focused on the
retail and consumer products industries, today announced the release of the 2009-2010 Retailer Health Ratings™, a
benchmarking tool providing essential financial context to comp store sales data on nearly 160 publicly traded
retailers. For the second year in a row, Amazon.com is ranked the healthiest retailer in the United States.
The Consensus Retailer Health Ratings™ (RHRs) measure and compare retailers over a five-year period with
regard to their: Healthy Growth, Asset Utilization, Pricing Power, and Balance Sheet Strength. The report lists an
overall Retailer Health Rating for each retailer and also presents relative ranks within 20 retailing categories. In
addition to the 10 highest rated retailers (shown below), Consensus will disclose the highest rated retailers in each of
these categories in a webcast Tuesday at 1:00 pm. EST. Please visit www.consensusadvisors.com to register for the
The 2009-2010 Retailer Health Ratings Top 10 Financially Healthiest Retailers Are:
“This is a historically unique time to examine retailer health,” said Michael O’Hara, CEO of Consensus Advisors.
“Our highest rated company, Amazon.com, has exploited the increasing availability of broadband internet and mobile
technology to build a fast growing and highly efficient retailing super-power.”
“Other financially strong businesses in the RHR Top Ten, like Aeropostale, Coach, Guess and Lululemon, have used
the exclusivity of their increasingly powerful, vertically-integrated brands to navigate the macroeconomic trauma of
the last 18 months by taking market share from their competitors, maintaining margins and inventory turns and
avoiding debt,” continued Mr. O’Hara.