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Company: Toys "R" Us
Ticker:toy
Yahoo Beta:1.50
Industry:Retail -- specialty

Company Description:  Toys "R" Us, Inc. is a retailer that sells toys, children's clothing, and items for babies. The company has over 1,000 stores and sells products on-line, as well.

Purchase Date:28 Apr 2004 Sale Date:22 Jul 2005
Purchase Price:$16.21 Sale Price:$26.75
  --Split Adjusted:$16.21  --Split Adjusted:$26.75
Shares Purchased:300 Shares Sold:300
  --Split Adjusted:300  --Split Adjusted:300
Transaction Fee:$149.38 Transaction Fee:$0.00
Price Range (6 Months Prior):    Price Range (6 Months After):    
High$17.32 High$26.75
Date06 Apr 2004 Date22 Jul 2005
Low$10.37 Low$26.75
Date19 Nov 2003 Date22 Jul 2005
S&P (Purchase Date):$1,122.41 S&P (Sale Date):$1,233.68

Purchase
Timing:  Purchased close to six month high.
Reason:  The Babies "R" Us segment of the company has been profitable and is growing strongly, while the Toys "R" Us segment has struggled in the face of competition from WalMart. Members of the class did a break-up analysis and concluded that the company was undervalued, particularly if the Babies segment is spun off.

Sale
Timing:  The company was delisted.
Reason:  The company was aquired and taken private. We received cash for the shares. Our analysts recomended the company on the basis that they believed that the company's break-up value exceeded its value intact. Clearly, KKR agreed. Our analysts pointed out the value of Babies "R" Us, whose profits were being used to cover losses in the toy stores. The aquirers were particularly interested in the real estate assets.

S&P Gain: 9.91 % Annualized Gain: 8.58%
Stock Gain: 65.02 % Annualized Gain: 54.7%

Dividends:$0.00
Net Holding Return ($): $3,012.62
Net Holding Return (%): 60.1 %