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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 : 4/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.18
JCP's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
80% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. JCP: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
JCP' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.19 Max: 1.19
Current: 0.18
0.01
1.19
Equity-to-Asset 0.15
JCP's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
93% of the 913 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. JCP: 0.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
JCP' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.34 Max: 0.42
Current: 0.15
0.14
0.42
Interest Coverage 1.09
JCP's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
93% of the 784 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 25.75 vs. JCP: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
JCP' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.09  Med: 3.6 Max: 12.34
Current: 1.09
1.09
12.34
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 1.38
Beneish M-Score: -2.61
WACC vs ROIC
5.32%
7.54%
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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 3.15
JCP's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
52% of the 924 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. JCP: 3.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
JCP' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.47  Med: 1.57 Max: 9.51
Current: 3.15
-10.47
9.51
Net Margin % 0.01
JCP's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
73% of the 924 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. JCP: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
JCP' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.78  Med: -0.44 Max: 5.59
Current: 0.01
-10.78
5.59
ROE % 0.08
JCP's ROE % is ranked lower than
73% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.04 vs. JCP: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
JCP' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -40.84  Med: -1.57 Max: 23.15
Current: 0.08
-40.84
23.15
ROA % 0.01
JCP's ROA % is ranked lower than
72% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. JCP: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
JCP' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.84  Med: -0.62 Max: 8.24
Current: 0.01
-11.84
8.24
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 6.72
JCP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
63% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 12.00 vs. JCP: 6.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
JCP' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.22  Med: 3.48 Max: 33.77
Current: 6.72
-22.22
33.77
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -5.50
JCP's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
79% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. JCP: -5.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
JCP' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.3  Med: 4 Max: 14.4
Current: -5.5
-20.3
14.4
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

JCP Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Joel Greenblatt 1,052,419 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 1,000,000 sh (+114.73%)
Paul Tudor Jones 27,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,700 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 5,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 14,922,400 sh (-16.78%)
Chuck Royce 1,126,284 sh (-23.64%)
Mario Gabelli 509,200 sh (-28.73%)
Steven Cohen 450,000 sh (-69.41%)
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Q2 2016

JCP Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 1,509,600 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 2,000,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 750,000 sh (+66.67%)
Chuck Royce 1,221,284 sh (+8.43%)
First Eagle Investment 5,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 14,849,500 sh (-0.49%)
Mario Gabelli 439,200 sh (-13.75%)
PRIMECAP Management 849,800 sh (-15.02%)
Joel Greenblatt 41,294 sh (-96.08%)
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Q3 2016

JCP Guru Trades in Q3 2016

George Soros 25,500 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 150,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 1,134,000 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 5,000 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 849,800 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 432,900 sh (-1.43%)
Chuck Royce 1,128,284 sh (-7.61%)
Jim Simons 13,539,100 sh (-8.82%)
Paul Tudor Jones 46,917 sh (-96.89%)
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Q4 2016

JCP Guru Trades in Q4 2016

David Tepper 5,079,886 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 1,596,198 sh (+40.76%)
Chuck Royce 1,436,784 sh (+27.34%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 60,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 5,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 420,600 sh (-2.84%)
PRIMECAP Management 778,900 sh (-8.34%)
Jim Simons 10,825,000 sh (-20.05%)
Paul Tudor Jones 20,300 sh (-56.73%)
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Department Stores    NAICS: 452111    SIC: 5311
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Traded in other countries:JCPC34.Brazil, JCP.Germany, JCP.Mexico, JCP.Switzerland, 0R2W.UK,
Headquarter Location:USA
JC Penney Co Inc sells merchandise and services to consumers through department stores and website at jcpenney.com, which utilizes fully optimized applications for desktop, mobile and tablet devices.

JC Penney is an American omnichannel retailer. JC Penney sells merchandise and services to consumers through department stores and its own website. The product portfolio mainly comprises apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, home furnishings, and beauty products (the latter through Sephora inside JC Penney). JC Penney offers private, exclusive, and national brands across the United States and Puerto Rico.

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Forward PE Ratio 11.04
JCP's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.08 vs. JCP: 11.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 1.23
JCP's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. JCP: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
JCP' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.54 Max: 4.55
Current: 1.23
0.54
4.55
PS Ratio 0.14
JCP's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. JCP: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
JCP' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.33 Max: 1
Current: 0.14
0.11
1
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 5.23
JCP's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
77% of the 496 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.04 vs. JCP: 5.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
JCP' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.5  Med: 9.15 Max: 208.33
Current: 5.23
2.5
208.33
EV-to-EBIT 14.72
JCP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
51% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.87 vs. JCP: 14.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
JCP' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5436.8  Med: 7.25 Max: 913.1
Current: 14.72
-5436.8
913.1
EV-to-EBITDA 5.81
JCP's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
82% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.23 vs. JCP: 5.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
JCP' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -202  Med: 6.5 Max: 81.6
Current: 5.81
-202
81.6
Current Ratio 1.69
JCP's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 876 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. JCP: 1.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
JCP' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.43  Med: 2.04 Max: 2.78
Current: 1.69
1.43
2.78
Quick Ratio 0.51
JCP's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 875 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. JCP: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
JCP' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 1 Max: 1.81
Current: 0.51
0.47
1.81
Days Inventory 137.23
JCP's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
71% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 89.83 vs. JCP: 137.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
JCP' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 101.3  Med: 108.27 Max: 137.23
Current: 137.23
101.3
137.23
Days Payable 44.18
JCP's Days Payable is ranked lower than
61% of the 657 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 53.24 vs. JCP: 44.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
JCP' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.78  Med: 42.81 Max: 47.55
Current: 44.18
33.78
47.55

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 0.38
JCP's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
95% of the 1183 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.69 vs. JCP: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
JCP' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.52 Max: 1.41
Current: 0.38
0.2
1.41
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -7.30
JCP's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. JCP: -7.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
JCP' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.2  Med: -0.9 Max: 6.4
Current: -7.3
-12.2
6.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.07
JCP's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
57% of the 827 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. JCP: 2.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
JCP' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 2 Max: 4.38
Current: 2.07
0.58
4.38
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.41
JCP's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 729 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. JCP: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
JCP' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 1.27 Max: 2.88
Current: 0.41
0.35
2.88
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 6.81
JCP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
59% of the 1260 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. JCP: 6.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
JCP' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 10.2 Max: 28.1
Current: 6.81
0.1
28.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -17.54
JCP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
86% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.62 vs. JCP: -17.54 )
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: 3.6 Max: 36.2
Current: -17.54
-40.8
36.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $12,547
Beta0.35
Short Percentage of Float37.85%
52-Week Range $5.42 - 11.30
Shares Outstanding (Mil)308.62

Analyst Estimate

Jan18 Jan19 Jan20
Revenue (Mil $) 12,442 12,293 12,112
EPS ($) 0.41 0.52 0.11
EPS without NRI ($) 0.41 0.52 0.11
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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