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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.56
DDS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
59% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. DDS: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
DDS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.08 Max: 0.56
Current: 0.56
0.01
0.56
Equity to Asset 0.48
DDS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
52% of the 846 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. DDS: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
DDS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.45 Max: 0.54
Current: 0.48
0.3
0.54
Interest Coverage 9.69
DDS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
71% of the 586 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 42.72 vs. DDS: 9.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
DDS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.38  Med: 2.68 Max: 9.69
Current: 9.69
0.38
9.69
F-Score: 9
Z-Score: 4.35
M-Score: -0.92
WACC vs ROIC
11.66%
14.23%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 8.24
DDS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. DDS: 8.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
DDS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -5.44  Med: 4.07 Max: 8.35
Current: 8.24
-5.44
8.35
Net-margin (%) 4.85
DDS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. DDS: 4.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
DDS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -5.04  Med: 1.82 Max: 7.24
Current: 4.85
-5.04
7.24
ROE (%) 16.25
DDS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.72 vs. DDS: 16.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
DDS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -16.15  Med: 5.21 Max: 22.42
Current: 16.25
-16.15
22.42
ROA (%) 7.72
DDS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. DDS: 7.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
DDS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.79  Med: 2.04 Max: 10.69
Current: 7.72
-5.79
10.69
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 20.53
DDS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 903 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.07 vs. DDS: 20.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
DDS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -7.16  Med: 7.49 Max: 23.22
Current: 20.53
-7.16
23.22
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.60
DDS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. DDS: 10.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DDS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -4.6  Med: 4.10 Max: 17.8
Current: 10.6
-4.6
17.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 13.00
DDS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. DDS: 13.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DDS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.5  Med: 5.90 Max: 41.8
Current: 13
-10.5
41.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -2.90
DDS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. DDS: -2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DDS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -53  Med: -2.90 Max: 202.7
Current: -2.9
-53
202.7
» DDS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

DDS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ray Dalio 2,200 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 250,856 sh (+228.88%)
John Burbank 1,968 sh (+11.56%)
Murray Stahl 7,389 sh (+9.63%)
Robert Olstein 92,000 sh (+2.22%)
PRIMECAP Management Sold Out
Chuck Royce 18,286 sh (-71.60%)
Jim Simons 37,500 sh (-90.00%)
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Q4 2014

DDS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Steven Cohen 13,400 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,200 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 50,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 72,700 sh (+93.87%)
Robert Olstein 92,000 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Murray Stahl 7,288 sh (-1.37%)
Joel Greenblatt 196,388 sh (-21.71%)
» More
Q1 2015

DDS Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 11,615 sh (+427.95%)
Joel Greenblatt 373,490 sh (+90.18%)
Jim Simons 105,200 sh (+44.70%)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Robert Olstein 87,000 sh (-5.43%)
Murray Stahl 6,232 sh (-14.49%)
Steven Cohen 11,200 sh (-16.42%)
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Q2 2015

DDS Guru Trades in Q2 2015

David Einhorn 375,000 sh (New)
John Burbank 3,076 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 2,407 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 26,840 sh (+131.08%)
Robert Olstein 145,000 sh (+66.67%)
Jim Simons 144,500 sh (+37.36%)
Murray Stahl 8,524 sh (+36.78%)
Joel Greenblatt 417,137 sh (+11.69%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
» More
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 11.70
DDS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
79% of the 670 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.90 vs. DDS: 11.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
DDS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.22  Med: 14.03 Max: 1402
Current: 11.7
5.22
1402
Forward P/E 11.39
DDS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
71% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.90 vs. DDS: 11.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 11.70
DDS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
79% of the 665 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.70 vs. DDS: 11.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
DDS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 5.18  Med: 14.05 Max: 1402
Current: 11.7
5.18
1402
P/B 1.76
DDS's P/B is ranked lower than
51% of the 846 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. DDS: 1.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
DDS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.09  Med: 1.03 Max: 2.8
Current: 1.76
0.09
2.8
P/S 0.57
DDS's P/S is ranked higher than
54% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. DDS: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
DDS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.34 Max: 0.88
Current: 0.57
0.03
0.88
PFCF 10.25
DDS's PFCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.54 vs. DDS: 10.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
DDS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.46  Med: 8.96 Max: 257.85
Current: 10.25
1.46
257.85
POCF 7.06
DDS's POCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 618 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 12.72 vs. DDS: 7.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
DDS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.66  Med: 6.16 Max: 10.83
Current: 7.06
0.66
10.83
EV-to-EBIT 7.28
DDS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
84% of the 714 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.67 vs. DDS: 7.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
DDS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -6.8  Med: 10.10 Max: 266.6
Current: 7.28
-6.8
266.6
PEG 0.44
DDS's PEG is ranked higher than
93% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. DDS: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
DDS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.68 Max: 172.05
Current: 0.44
0.15
172.05
Shiller P/E 14.67
DDS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
65% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.36 vs. DDS: 14.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
DDS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.34  Med: 25.51 Max: 119.06
Current: 14.67
2.34
119.06
Current Ratio 2.01
DDS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 856 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. DDS: 2.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
DDS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.42  Med: 2.12 Max: 4.22
Current: 2.01
1.42
4.22
Quick Ratio 0.52
DDS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 856 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. DDS: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
DDS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.53 Max: 1.73
Current: 0.52
0.08
1.73
Days Inventory 133.31
DDS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
72% of the 861 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 81.82 vs. DDS: 133.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
DDS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 105.31  Med: 118.99 Max: 137.83
Current: 133.31
105.31
137.83
Days Sales Outstanding 3.09
DDS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
80% of the 731 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.01 vs. DDS: 3.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
DDS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 4.16 Max: 68.07
Current: 3.09
0.45
68.07

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.26
DDS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
97% of the 1002 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. DDS: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
DDS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.49 Max: 5.76
Current: 0.26
0.17
5.76
Dividend Payout 0.03
DDS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
99% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. DDS: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
DDS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.07 Max: 1
Current: 0.03
0.01
1
Dividend growth (3y) 8.10
DDS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
58% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. DDS: 8.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
DDS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 11.2
Current: 8.1
0
11.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.39
DDS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
94% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.47 vs. DDS: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
DDS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.76 Max: 8.9
Current: 0.39
0.26
8.9
Share Buyback Rate 7.90
DDS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
97% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. DDS: 7.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
DDS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 12.8  Med: 3.10 Max: 0.4
Current: 7.9

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.76
DDS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
54% of the 784 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. DDS: 1.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
DDS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.96 Max: 2.5
Current: 1.76
0.14
2.5
Price/Projected FCF 0.48
DDS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 505 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. DDS: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
DDS' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.74 Max: 11.56
Current: 0.48
0.13
11.56
Price/Median PS Value 1.68
DDS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
82% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. DDS: 1.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
DDS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.91 Max: 2.79
Current: 1.68
0.13
2.79
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.54
DDS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. DDS: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
DDS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.83 Max: 3.76
Current: 0.54
0.28
3.76
Price/Graham Number 0.94
DDS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
72% of the 565 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. DDS: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
DDS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.88 Max: 5.32
Current: 0.94
0.45
5.32
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 13.70
DDS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 883 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. DDS: 13.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
DDS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 9.60 Max: 13.7
Current: 13.7
0.4
13.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 30.56
DDS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.46 vs. DDS: 30.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
DDS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -18  Med: 6.80 Max: 91.6
Current: 30.56
-18
91.6

Analyst Estimate

Jan16 Jan17
Revenue(Mil) 6,668 6,712
EPS($) 8.14 8.88
EPS without NRI($) 8.14 8.88

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Department Stores
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Dillards Inc was originally founded in 1938 and incorporated in Delaware on 1964. The Company is engaged in delivering fashion apparel, cosmetics and home furnishing retailers. As of January 31, 2015, it operated 297 Dillard's stores, including 18 clearance centers, and an Internet store offering a wide selection of merchandise including fashion apparel for women, men and children, accessories, cosmetics, home furnishings and other consumer goods. The Company operates in two reportable segments: retail department stores and a general contracting construction company. In retail operations, the Company determines its operating segments on a store by store basis. Each store's operating performance has been aggregated into one reportable segment. The Company operates retail department stores in 29 states in the southwest, southeast and Midwest regions of the United States. Generally the stores are located in suburban shopping malls and open-air centers. Its merchandise selections include, Antonio Melani, Gianni Bini, GB, Roundtree & Yorke and Daniel Cremieux. It has made investments in trademark and license portfolio in terms of design function, advertising, quality control and quick response to market trends. The Company's trademark registrations are maintained for as long as it holds the right to use the trademarks on the listed products. The Company also operates general contracting construction company, CDI Contractors, LLC and CDI Contractors, Inc., a portion of whose business includes constructing and remodeling stores for the Company. The Company purchases merchandise from many sources and do not dependent on any one supplier. All of the stores are owned by the Company or leased from third parties. The third-party store leases provides for rental payments based on a percentage of net sales with a guaranteed minimum annual rent. The Company pays the cost of insurance, maintenance and real estate taxes related to the leases. The Company faces competition nationally, locally and on the Internet, including conventional department stores, specialty retailers, off-price and discount stores, boutiques, mass merchants, Internet and mail-order retailers.
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