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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.29
DDS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
51% of the 1083 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. DDS: 0.29 )
DDS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.36
Current: 0.29

0.02
0.36
Equity to Asset 0.49
DDS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
64% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. DDS: 0.49 )
DDS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 0.54
Current: 0.49

0.34
0.54
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 4.61
M-Score: -2.73
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 8.27
DDS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1074 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. DDS: 8.27 )
DDS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -5.44   Max: 8.27
Current: 8.27

-5.44
8.27
Net-margin (%) 4.84
DDS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. DDS: 4.84 )
DDS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -5.04   Max: 7.24
Current: 4.84

-5.04
7.24
ROE (%) 16.25
DDS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1056 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.28 vs. DDS: 16.25 )
DDS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -17.6   Max: 22.61
Current: 16.25

-17.6
22.61
ROA (%) 7.99
DDS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1072 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. DDS: 7.99 )
DDS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.97   Max: 10.77
Current: 7.99

-5.97
10.77
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 19.92
DDS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.54 vs. DDS: 19.92 )
DDS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -9.8   Max: 19.92
Current: 19.92

-9.8
19.92
Revenue Growth (%) 16.40
DDS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 785 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. DDS: 16.40 )
DDS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -4.6   Max: 17.8
Current: 16.4

-4.6
17.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 25.40
DDS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 669 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. DDS: 25.40 )
DDS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -10.5   Max: 41.8
Current: 25.4

-10.5
41.8
EPS Growth (%) 38.50
DDS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.30 vs. DDS: 38.50 )
DDS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -53   Max: 202.7
Current: 38.5

-53
202.7
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

DDS Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 5,600 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 59,197 sh (+77.98%)
Jim Simons 857,300 sh (+65.34%)
Chuck Royce 98,186 sh (+23.53%)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Donald Smith 1,280,100 sh (-12.55%)
Steven Cohen 8,039 sh (-36.62%)
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Q2 2013

DDS Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steven Cohen 254,810 sh (+3069.67%)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,700 sh (+37.5%)
Joel Greenblatt 80,164 sh (+35.42%)
Louis Moore Bacon 35,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 840,700 sh (-1.94%)
Donald Smith 910,264 sh (-28.89%)
Chuck Royce 45,386 sh (-53.78%)
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Q3 2013

DDS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Zeke Ashton 50,500 sh (New)
Robert Olstein 98,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 755,208 sh (+196.38%)
Chuck Royce 59,386 sh (+30.85%)
Joel Greenblatt 97,934 sh (+22.17%)
Donald Smith 933,258 sh (+2.53%)
Jim Simons 562,100 sh (-33.14%)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,200 sh (-58.44%)
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Q4 2013

DDS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Murray Stahl 5,518 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 21,500 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 102,786 sh (+73.08%)
Robert Olstein 114,000 sh (+16.33%)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,200 sh (unchged)
Zeke Ashton 50,500 sh (unchged)
Donald Smith 668,430 sh (-28.38%)
Steven Cohen 245,200 sh (-67.53%)
Jim Simons 127,700 sh (-77.28%)
Joel Greenblatt 8,857 sh (-90.96%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with DDS

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Donald Smith 2013-12-31 Reduce -28.38%0.43%$76.49 - $96.75 $ 91.085%668430
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -90.96%0.23%$76.49 - $96.75 $ 91.085%8857
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 22.17%0.05%$75.77 - $86.21 $ 91.0812%97934
Donald Smith 2013-06-30 Reduce -28.89%0.64%$77.92 - $93.69 $ 91.088%910264
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 35.42%0.07%$77.92 - $93.69 $ 91.088%80164
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 77.98%0.11%$76.92 - $88.23 $ 91.0811%59197
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.0036%$76.92 - $88.23 $ 91.0811%0
Donald Smith 2012-12-31 Reduce -28.79%1.3%$73.1 - $89.05 $ 91.0812%1463795
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 104.8%0.08%$73.1 - $89.05 $ 91.0812%33261
Ray Dalio 2012-12-31 New Buy$73.1 - $89.05 $ 91.0812%4256
Donald Smith 2012-09-30 Reduce -34.19%2.02%$61.68 - $79.13 $ 91.0830%2055512
Ray Dalio 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$61.68 - $79.13 $ 91.0830%0
Mason Hawkins 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.68%$61.68 - $71.03 $ 91.0839%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 147.04%0.05%$61.68 - $71.03 $ 91.0839%16497
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Reduce -74.13%0.1%$43.03 - $63.89 $ 91.0885%6678
Ray Dalio 2012-03-31 New Buy0.01%$43.03 - $63.89 $ 91.0885%8056
Donald Smith 2011-12-31 Add 6.38%0.31%$41.52 - $55.4 $ 91.0888%4041277
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.22%$41.52 - $55.4 $ 91.0888%0
Mason Hawkins 2011-12-31 Reduce -25.2%0.19%$41.52 - $55.4 $ 91.0888%2787400
Donald Smith 2011-09-30 Add 15.38%0.81%$39.33 - $60.28 $ 91.0880%3798927
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 Reduce -38.98%0.16%$39.33 - $60.28 $ 91.0882%338673
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 50.49%0.06%$39.33 - $60.28 $ 91.0880%25600
John Keeley 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.039%$39.33 - $60.28 $ 91.0880%0
Donald Smith 2011-06-30 Reduce -30.54%1.81%$40.11 - $56.3 $ 91.0884%3292544
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Reduce -24.64%0.07%$40.11 - $56.3 $ 91.0884%17011
John Keeley 2011-06-30 Reduce -50.34%0.03%$40.11 - $56.3 $ 91.0884%45800
Donald Smith 2011-03-31 Add 29.65%1.35%$37.54 - $42.63 $ 91.08126%4739975
Mason Hawkins 2011-03-31 Reduce -44.08%0.46%$37.54 - $42.63 $ 91.08126%3726587
Joel Greenblatt 2011-03-31 Add 112.7%0.14%$37.54 - $42.63 $ 91.08126%22574
John Keeley 2011-03-31 Reduce -59.76%0.09%$37.54 - $42.63 $ 91.08126%92225
George Soros 2011-03-31 Sold Out $37.54 - $42.63 $ 91.08126%0
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 12.90
DDS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
80% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.70 vs. DDS: 12.90 )
DDS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.22   Max: 1402
Current: 12.9

5.22
1402
P/B 2.10
DDS's P/B is ranked higher than
54% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. DDS: 2.10 )
DDS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 2.36
Current: 2.1

0.09
2.36
P/S 0.62
DDS's P/S is ranked higher than
60% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. DDS: 0.62 )
DDS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.68
Current: 0.62

0.03
0.68
PFCF 10.10
DDS's PFCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.33 vs. DDS: 10.10 )
DDS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.46   Max: 257.85
Current: 10.1

1.46
257.85
EV-to-EBIT 8.80
DDS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
78% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.30 vs. DDS: 8.80 )
DDS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.3   Max: 242.4
Current: 8.8

7.3
242.4
PEG 0.40
DDS's PEG is ranked higher than
92% of the 521 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. DDS: 0.40 )
DDS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 166.67
Current: 0.4

0.4
166.67
Shiller P/E 23.00
DDS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
57% of the 541 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.42 vs. DDS: 23.00 )
DDS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.34   Max: 48.45
Current: 23

2.34
48.45

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 0.25
DDS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
94% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. DDS: 0.25 )
DDS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 5.76
Current: 0.25

0.21
5.76
Dividend Payout 0.03
DDS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
100% of the 645 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. DDS: 0.03 )
DDS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 1.46
Current: 0.03

0.02
1.46
Dividend growth (3y) 11.20
DDS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
77% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. DDS: 11.20 )
DDS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 17
Current: 11.2

0
17
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.46
DDS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
92% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. DDS: 0.46 )
DDS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 8.86
Current: 0.46

0.32
8.86
Share Buyback Rate 12.10
DDS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
99% of the 654 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. DDS: 12.10 )
DDS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 12.8   Max: 0.3
Current: 12.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.10
DDS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
56% of the 953 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. DDS: 2.10 )
DDS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 2.1
Current: 2.1

0.14
2.1
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.70
DDS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
89% of the 560 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. DDS: 0.70 )
DDS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 3.87
Current: 0.7

0.13
3.87
Price/Median PS Value 2.30
DDS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
75% of the 1025 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. DDS: 2.30 )
DDS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 2.29
Current: 2.3

0.17
2.29
Price/Graham Number 1.10
DDS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
71% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. DDS: 1.10 )
DDS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 2.12
Current: 1.1

0.47
2.12
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 11.40
DDS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
80% of the 983 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. DDS: 11.40 )
DDS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 13.6
Current: 11.4

0.4
13.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 6.13
DDS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
69% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.57 vs. DDS: 6.13 )
DDS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -3.7   Max: 19.9
Current: 6.13

-3.7
19.9

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Department Stores
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Traded in other countries:DL7A.Germany
Dillard's, Inc., was originally founded in 1938 and incorporated in Delaware in 1964. The Company operates as fashion apparel, cosmetic and home furnishing retailer. As of February 2, 2013, we operated 302 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 also operates a general contracting construction company, CDI Contractors, LLC and CDI Contractors, Inc., whose business includes constructing and remodeling stores of the Company. The Company also operates a general contracting construction company, CDI Contractors, LLC and CDI Contractors, Inc. (CDI), whose business includes constructing and remodeling stores for the Company. It operates retail department stores in approximately 29 states, mainly in the southwest, southeast and midwest regions of the United States. Most of its stores are located in suburban shopping malls and open-air centers. Customers may also purchase merchandise on-line at Company website, www.dillards.com, which features on-line gift registries and a variety of other services. Its merchandise selections include, but are not limited to, the Company's lines of exclusive brand merchandise such as Antonio Melani, Gianni Bini, Roundtree & Yorke and Daniel Cremieux. Its customers receive fashionable, higher quality product often at a savings compared to national brands. 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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