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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 : 3/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.19
JCP's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
78% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. JCP: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
JCP' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.47 Max: 1.19
Current: 0.19
0.01
1.19
Equity to Asset 0.14
JCP's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
93% of the 927 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. JCP: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
JCP' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.42
Current: 0.14
0.14
0.42
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.13
M-Score: -2.94
WACC vs ROIC
1.51%
-0.64%
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 : 3/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) -0.70
JCP's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. JCP: -0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
JCP' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.47  Med: 1.89 Max: 9.66
Current: -0.7
-10.47
9.66
Net-margin (%) -4.06
JCP's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. JCP: -4.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
JCP' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.78  Med: 0.28 Max: 5.79
Current: -4.06
-10.78
5.79
ROE (%) -31.26
JCP's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 926 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.81 vs. JCP: -31.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
JCP' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -40.84  Med: 1.21 Max: 27.8
Current: -31.26
-40.84
27.8
ROA (%) -5.05
JCP's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.91 vs. JCP: -5.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
JCP' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.84  Med: 0.40 Max: 9.17
Current: -5.05
-11.84
9.17
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -1.47
JCP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 942 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.88 vs. JCP: -1.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
JCP' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.22  Med: 5.26 Max: 42.52
Current: -1.47
-22.22
42.52
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -11.30
JCP's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. JCP: -11.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
JCP' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.3  Med: -4.20 Max: 12.4
Current: -11.3
-20.3
12.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -28.00
JCP's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 599 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. JCP: -28.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
JCP' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.7  Med: -12.35 Max: 59.6
Current: -28
-39.7
59.6
» JCP's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-05-13)


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

JCP Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Joel Greenblatt 985,498 sh (New)
Jim Simons 3,163,800 sh (+1933.29%)
First Eagle Investment 5,000 sh (unchged)
David Abrams Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 851,500 sh (-4.19%)
Chuck Royce 1,836,384 sh (-8.11%)
Paul Tudor Jones 37,645 sh (-75.52%)
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Q2 2015

JCP Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Steven Cohen 53,300 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 150,243 sh (+299.10%)
Jim Simons 11,038,300 sh (+248.89%)
Mario Gabelli 891,500 sh (+4.70%)
First Eagle Investment 5,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,633,384 sh (-11.05%)
Joel Greenblatt 59,462 sh (-93.97%)
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Q3 2015

JCP Guru Trades in Q3 2015

PRIMECAP Management 381,700 sh (New)
John Keeley 12,000 sh (New)
Leon Cooperman 500,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 350,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 750,000 sh (+1307.13%)
Jim Simons 14,668,000 sh (+32.88%)
Paul Tudor Jones 150,243 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 5,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Chuck Royce 1,442,884 sh (-11.66%)
Mario Gabelli 728,200 sh (-18.32%)
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Q4 2015

JCP Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Steven Cohen 1,470,900 sh (+96.12%)
Jim Simons 17,932,200 sh (+22.25%)
PRIMECAP Management 465,700 sh (+22.01%)
Chuck Royce 1,474,884 sh (+2.22%)
First Eagle Investment 5,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 675,000 sh (unchged)
Leon Cooperman Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
John Keeley Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 714,500 sh (-1.88%)
Paul Tudor Jones 139,671 sh (-7.04%)
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Top Ranked Articles about JC Penney Co Inc

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JCPenney CEO Invests in Company Marvin Ellison buys 50,000 shares
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Confidence and Concentration Risk I've adjusted my approach when adding to holdings with falling stock prices over time
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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 500.00
JCP's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
100% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.92 vs. JCP: 500.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 2.26
JCP's P/B is ranked lower than
62% of the 914 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. JCP: 2.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
JCP' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.55 Max: 4.55
Current: 2.26
0.54
4.55
P/S 0.22
JCP's P/S is ranked higher than
81% of the 920 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. JCP: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
JCP' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.37 Max: 1
Current: 0.22
0.11
1
PFCF 24.87
JCP's PFCF is ranked lower than
63% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.26 vs. JCP: 24.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
JCP' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.87  Med: 23.84 Max: 976
Current: 24.87
5.87
976
POCF 6.78
JCP's POCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.61 vs. JCP: 6.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
JCP' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.5  Med: 10.28 Max: 208.33
Current: 6.78
2.5
208.33
EV-to-EBITDA 13.02
JCP's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
58% of the 765 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.83 vs. JCP: 13.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
JCP' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -201.2  Med: 6.70 Max: 81.6
Current: 13.02
-201.2
81.6
Shiller P/E 49.97
JCP's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
86% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.19 vs. JCP: 49.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
JCP' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.02  Med: 16.38 Max: 1155
Current: 49.97
4.02
1155
Current Ratio 1.67
JCP's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 889 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. JCP: 1.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
JCP' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.43  Med: 1.91 Max: 2.5
Current: 1.67
1.43
2.5
Quick Ratio 0.54
JCP's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 889 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. JCP: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
JCP' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 0.86 Max: 1.54
Current: 0.54
0.47
1.54
Days Inventory 134.34
JCP's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
71% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 88.17 vs. JCP: 134.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
JCP' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 99.88  Med: 107.64 Max: 127.52
Current: 134.34
99.88
127.52
Days Payable 41.82
JCP's Days Payable is ranked lower than
62% of the 717 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 51.17 vs. JCP: 41.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
JCP' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.78  Med: 41.93 Max: 47.55
Current: 41.82
33.78
47.55

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 3.65
JCP's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
71% of the 850 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. JCP: 3.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
JCP' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.87 Max: 4.38
Current: 3.65
0.58
4.38
Price/Median PS Value 0.63
JCP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. JCP: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
JCP' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.96 Max: 2.57
Current: 0.63
0.31
2.57
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -1.27
JCP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 918 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. JCP: -1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
JCP' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.31  Med: 10.60 Max: 28.1
Current: -1.27
-1.31
28.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -21.96
JCP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. JCP: -21.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
JCP' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -40.8  Med: 7.10 Max: 36.2
Current: -21.96
-40.8
36.2

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $12625
EPS $ -1.68
Beta0.30
Short Percentage of Float28.32%
52-Week Range $6.00 - 11.99
Shares Outstanding(Mil)306.62

Analyst Estimate

Jan17 Jan18 Jan19
Revenue(Mil) 13,012 13,412 14,032
EPS($) 0.02 0.52 1.46
EPS without NRI($) 0.02 0.52 1.46

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Department Stores
Compare:MEX:SORIANA B, BSP:LAME3, XKRX:027410, ISX:LPPF, ASX:HVN, TSE:3086 » details
Traded in other countries:JCP.Germany, JCP.Mexico, JCP.Switzerland, 0R2W.UK,
JC Penney Co Inc was incorporated in the State of the State of Delaware on January 22, 2002. The Company sells merchandise and services to consumers through department stores and website at jcpenney.com. Its products include family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products and home furnishings. In addition, its department stores provide customers with services such as styling salon, optical, portrait photography and custom decorating. It operates approximately 1,062 department stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico. The Company has a diversified supplier base, both domestic and foreign, and are not dependent to any significant degree on any single supplier. It purchases merchandise from approximately 2,400 domestic and foreign suppliers. The Company's department stores and website generally serve the same type of customers and provide virtually the same mix of merchandise, and its department stores accept returns from sales made in stores and via the website. Its competitors include other department stores, discounters, home furnishing stores, specialty retailers, wholesale clubs, direct-to-consumer businesses, including those on the Internet, and other forms of retail commerce. The Company's trademarks include JCPenney, JCP, Liz Claiborne, Claiborne, Okie Dokie, Worthington, a.n.a, St. John's Bay, The Original Arizona Jean Company, Ambrielle, Decree, Stafford, J. Ferrar, Xersion, Total Girl, monet, JCPenney Home, Studio JCP Home, Home Collection by JCPenney, Made for Life, Stylus, Sleep Chic, Home Expressions and Cooks JCPenney Home. The Company's business is subject to a wide array of laws and regulations.
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