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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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.25
JWN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
56% of the 1163 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. JWN: 0.25 )
JWN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 1.32
Current: 0.25

0.01
1.32
Equity to Asset 0.24
JWN's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
52% of the 1151 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. JWN: 0.24 )
JWN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 0.56
Current: 0.24

0.19
0.56
Interest Coverage 8.33
JWN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
56% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 33.71 vs. JWN: 8.33 )
JWN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.94   Max: 16.21
Current: 8.33

1.94
16.21
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.50
M-Score: -2.69
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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 10.34
JWN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.22 vs. JWN: 10.34 )
JWN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.39   Max: 11.53
Current: 10.34

2.39
11.53
Net-margin (%) 5.64
JWN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. JWN: 5.64 )
JWN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.52   Max: 8.1
Current: 5.64

1.52
8.1
ROE (%) 35.56
JWN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1147 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.97 vs. JWN: 35.56 )
JWN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 6.71   Max: 43.54
Current: 35.56

6.71
43.54
ROA (%) 8.42
JWN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. JWN: 8.42 )
JWN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.21   Max: 13.92
Current: 8.42

2.21
13.92
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 29.18
JWN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1164 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.67 vs. JWN: 29.18 )
JWN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.57   Max: 40.48
Current: 29.18

5.57
40.48
Revenue Growth (%) 13.30
JWN's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1029 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. JWN: 13.30 )
JWN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 14.3
Current: 13.3

3.4
14.3
EBITDA Growth (%) 13.50
JWN's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 851 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. JWN: 13.50 )
JWN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -4.4   Max: 33.1
Current: 13.5

-4.4
33.1
EPS Growth (%) 10.50
JWN's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 824 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. JWN: 10.50 )
JWN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -19.6   Max: 73.4
Current: 10.5

-19.6
73.4
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

JWN Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 5,200 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 5,929 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 53,658 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 23,238 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 196,200 sh (+38.66%)
John Rogers 1,219,488 sh (+32.04%)
Jeff Auxier 4,097 sh (+4.14%)
PRIMECAP Management 30,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Chris Davis Sold Out
Mark Hillman 36,771 sh (-0.93%)
Pioneer Investments 492,418 sh (-27.41%)
RS Investment Management 53,335 sh (-31.3%)
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Q4 2013

JWN Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Ray Dalio 27,103 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 30,900 sh (+494.23%)
Murray Stahl 8,622 sh (+45.42%)
John Rogers 1,560,819 sh (+27.99%)
RS Investment Management 56,435 sh (+5.81%)
Chuck Royce 201,500 sh (+2.7%)
PRIMECAP Management 30,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 4,097 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Mark Hillman 36,687 sh (-0.23%)
Pioneer Investments 482,096 sh (-2.1%)
Steven Cohen 14,137 sh (-39.16%)
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Q1 2014

JWN Guru Trades in Q1 2014

HOTCHKIS & WILEY 942,300 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 40,948 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 12,613 sh (+46.29%)
John Rogers 1,649,607 sh (+5.69%)
Chuck Royce 202,300 sh (+0.4%)
Jeff Auxier 4,097 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 385,846 sh (-19.96%)
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Q2 2014

JWN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ray Dalio 39,903 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 16,206 sh (New)
Jeff Auxier 4,097 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 92,000 sh (unchged)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 938,200 sh (-0.44%)
Chuck Royce 188,800 sh (-6.67%)
Murray Stahl 11,635 sh (-7.75%)
Pioneer Investments 346,160 sh (-10.29%)
John Rogers 1,394,888 sh (-15.44%)
Joel Greenblatt 5,193 sh (-87.32%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with JWN

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Rogers 2014-06-30 Reduce -15.44%0.2%$60.46 - $70.55 $ 71.7711%1394888
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -87.32%0.03%$60.46 - $70.55 $ 71.7711%5193
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 New Buy0.02%$60.46 - $70.55 $ 71.7711%39903
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2014-03-31 New Buy0.22%$55.38 - $62.63 $ 71.7719%942300
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.04%$55.38 - $62.63 $ 71.7719%40948
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$55.38 - $62.63 $ 71.7719%0
PRIMECAP Management 2014-03-31 Sold Out $55.38 - $62.63 $ 71.7719%0
John Rogers 2013-12-31 Add 27.99%0.26%$55.62 - $63.43 $ 71.7719%1560819
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.1%$55.62 - $63.43 $ 71.7719%0
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$55.62 - $63.43 $ 71.7719%27103
John Rogers 2013-09-30 Add 32.04%0.24%$55.49 - $62.67 $ 71.7722%1219488
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.1%$55.49 - $62.67 $ 71.7722%53658
Chris Davis 2013-09-30 Sold Out $55.49 - $62.67 $ 71.7722%0
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Sold Out $55.49 - $62.67 $ 71.7722%0
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Guru Investment Theses on Nordstrom Inc

John Rogers Comments on Nordstrom Inc. - Oct 24, 2013

Also, premier department store Nordstrom, Inc. (JWN) returned -5.74% due to slow sales and a scaled-back outlook. Its EPS of $0.93 actually exceeded the $0.88 consensus earnings expectation. Still, management noted the "softer than anticipated" sales trends and lowered its EPS guidance from the $3.65 to the $3.80 range to between $3.60 to $3.70. We strongly agree with management that the phenomenon is cyclical and short-term rather than a long-term issue. The company continues to stand out for its great brand, phenomenal customer service, energetic growth in its Nordstrom Rack stores, and so forth. Long-term we think most department stores are positioned to struggle, but Nordstrom is poised to thrive.

From John Rogers' Ariel Fund third quarter 2013 commentary.
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John Rogers Comments on Nordstrom Inc.
Also, premier department store Nordstrom, Inc. (JWN) returned -5.74% due to slow sales and a scaled-back outlook. Its EPS of $0.93 actually exceeded the $0.88 consensus earnings expectation. Still, management noted the "softer than anticipated" sales trends and lowered its EPS guidance from the $3.65 to the $3.80 range to between $3.60 to $3.70. We strongly agree with management that the phenomenon is cyclical and short-term rather than a long-term issue. The company continues to stand out for its great brand, phenomenal customer service, energetic growth in its Nordstrom Rack stores, and so forth. Long-term we think most department stores are positioned to struggle, but Nordstrom is poised to thrive. Read more...

Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 19.20
JWN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 22.20 vs. JWN: 19.20 )
JWN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.21   Max: 24.36
Current: 19.2

3.21
24.36
P/B 6.46
JWN's P/B is ranked lower than
61% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. JWN: 6.46 )
JWN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.45   Max: 9.33
Current: 6.46

1.45
9.33
P/S 1.08
JWN's P/S is ranked higher than
55% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. JWN: 1.08 )
JWN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 1.85
Current: 1.08

0.2
1.85
PFCF 36.20
JWN's PFCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 55.53 vs. JWN: 36.20 )
JWN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.73   Max: 42.97
Current: 36.2

5.73
42.97
EV-to-EBIT 12.09
JWN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
78% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.05 vs. JWN: 12.09 )
JWN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 22
Current: 12.09

4.7
22
PEG 1.19
JWN's PEG is ranked higher than
89% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. JWN: 1.19 )
JWN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 15.39
Current: 1.19

0.16
15.39
Shiller P/E 23.48
JWN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 38.99 vs. JWN: 23.48 )
JWN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.79   Max: 45.07
Current: 23.48

3.79
45.07
Current Ratio 1.90
JWN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. JWN: 1.90 )
JWN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.51   Max: 2.6
Current: 1.9

1.51
2.6
Quick Ratio 1.26
JWN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. JWN: 1.26 )
JWN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 2.05
Current: 1.26

0.59
2.05

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.80
JWN's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
55% of the 815 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. JWN: 1.80 )
JWN' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 7.87
Current: 1.8

0.71
7.87
Dividend Payout 0.34
JWN's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
79% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. JWN: 0.34 )
JWN' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 1.13
Current: 0.34

0.12
1.13
Dividend growth (3y) 16.40
JWN's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
86% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. JWN: 16.40 )
JWN' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 5.4   Max: 31
Current: 16.4

5.4
31
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.03
JWN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
74% of the 834 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.46 vs. JWN: 4.03 )
JWN' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.59   Max: 17.63
Current: 4.03

1.59
17.63
Share Buyback Rate 3.90
JWN's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 813 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. JWN: 3.90 )
JWN' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 7.6   Max: -1.8
Current: 3.9

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 7.05
JWN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
55% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. JWN: 7.05 )
JWN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.76   Max: 8.01
Current: 7.05

1.76
8.01
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.28
JWN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. JWN: 1.28 )
JWN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 2.85
Current: 1.28

0.46
2.85
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
JWN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. JWN: 1.10 )
JWN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 1.76
Current: 1.1

0.33
1.76
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.21
JWN's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. JWN: 1.21 )
JWN' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 6.61
Current: 1.21

0.36
6.61
Price/Graham Number 2.41
JWN's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
68% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. JWN: 2.41 )
JWN' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 2.58
Current: 2.41

0.85
2.58
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.30
JWN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
69% of the 982 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. JWN: 8.30 )
JWN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.5   Max: 21.3
Current: 8.3

4.5
21.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 19.43
JWN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
84% of the 963 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.31 vs. JWN: 19.43 )
JWN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 37.1
Current: 19.43

0.6
37.1

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Department Stores
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Traded in other countries:NRD.Germany
Nordstrom, Inc is a Washington corporation incorporated in 1946 as the successor to a retail shoe business that started in 1901. The Company operates as a fashion specialty retailer, with 225 U.S. stores located in 30 states. The west and east coasts of the United States are the areas in which it has the largest presence. The Company has two reportable segments: Retail and Credit. The Retail segment includes its 116 'Nordstrom' branded full-line stores and its online store at www.nordstrom.com, its 105 off-price 'Nordstrom Rack' stores and its other retail channels including its online private sale subsidiary 'HauteLook,' its two 'Jeffrey' boutiques, one philanthropic 'treasure&bond' store and one clearance store that operates under the name 'Last Chance.' Through these multiple retail channels, it offers its customers a wide selection of high-quality brand name and private label merchandise focused on apparel, shoes, cosmetics and accessories. The Company's integrated Nordstrom full-line stores and online store allow it to provide its customers with a seamless shopping experience across all channels. Purchases within its stores are primarily fulfilled from that store's inventory, but may also be shipped to its customers from its fulfillment center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, or from other Nordstrom full-line stores for inventory unavailable at the original store. Online purchases are primarily shipped to its customers from its Cedar Rapids fulfillment center, but may also be shipped from its Nordstrom full-line stores. The Company's customers also have the option to pick up online orders in its Nordstrom full-line stores if inventory is available at that location. These capabilities allow it to better serve customers across various channels and improve sales. The Nordstrom Rack stores purchase high-quality name brand merchandise directly from vendors and also serve as outlets for clearance merchandise from its Nordstrom stores. In the first quarter of 2011, it acquired HauteLook, an online private sale retailer offering limited-time sale events on fashion and lifestyle brands. This acquisition enables it to participate in the fast-growing private sale marketplace. The Company's Credit segment includes its wholly owned federal savings bank, Nordstrom fsb, through which it provides a private label credit card, two Nordstrom VISA credit cards and a debit card. The credit and debit cards feature a shopping-based loyalty program designed to increase customer visits and spending. The Company's policies, procedures and practices are designed to comply with federal, state, local and foreign laws, rules and regulations.
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John Rogers' Ariel Funds Third Quarter 2013 Commentary Oct 28 2013 
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