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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 0.26
JWN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
56% of the 1480 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. JWN: 0.26 )
JWN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 1.32
Current: 0.26

0.02
1.32
Equity to Asset 0.26
JWN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
51% of the 1416 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. JWN: 0.26 )
JWN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 0.55
Current: 0.26

0.2
0.55
Interest Coverage 9.52
JWN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
58% of the 980 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 31.72 vs. JWN: 9.52 )
JWN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.94   Max: 16.21
Current: 9.52

1.94
16.21
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.48
M-Score: -2.44
WACC vs ROIC
10.13%
17.02%
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 9.45
JWN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1484 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.74 vs. JWN: 9.45 )
JWN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.39   Max: 11.53
Current: 9.45

2.39
11.53
Net-margin (%) 5.13
JWN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1484 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. JWN: 5.13 )
JWN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.52   Max: 8.1
Current: 5.13

1.52
8.1
ROE (%) 31.04
JWN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1459 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.75 vs. JWN: 31.04 )
JWN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 6.71   Max: 43.54
Current: 31.04

6.71
43.54
ROA (%) 7.76
JWN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1487 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.05 vs. JWN: 7.76 )
JWN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.21   Max: 13.92
Current: 7.76

2.21
13.92
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 26.38
JWN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1483 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.83 vs. JWN: 26.38 )
JWN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.57   Max: 40.48
Current: 26.38

5.57
40.48
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 11.80
JWN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1242 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. JWN: 11.80 )
JWN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 14.3
Current: 11.8

3.4
14.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 9.30
JWN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1053 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. JWN: 9.30 )
JWN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -4.4   Max: 33.1
Current: 9.3

-4.4
33.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 5.80
JWN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 964 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. JWN: 5.80 )
JWN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -19.6   Max: 73.4
Current: 5.8

-19.6
73.4
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

JWN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 16,206 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 39,903 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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Q3 2014

JWN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Stanley Druckenmiller 143,200 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 519,500 sh (+464.67%)
Chuck Royce 237,500 sh (+25.79%)
Murray Stahl 12,168 sh (+4.58%)
John Rogers 1,402,566 sh (+0.55%)
Pioneer Investments 801,411 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 4,097 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 16,112 sh (-0.58%)
Joel Greenblatt 5,124 sh (-1.33%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 901,900 sh (-3.87%)
Ray Dalio 5,143 sh (-87.11%)
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Q4 2014

JWN Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Chanos 134,163 sh (New)
Stanley Druckenmiller 429,400 sh (+199.86%)
Ray Dalio 9,043 sh (+75.83%)
Chuck Royce 263,000 sh (+10.74%)
Jeff Auxier 4,097 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 801,172 sh (-0.03%)
Joel Greenblatt 5,121 sh (-0.06%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 896,800 sh (-0.57%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 15,931 sh (-1.12%)
Murray Stahl 10,978 sh (-9.78%)
John Rogers 1,117,279 sh (-20.34%)
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Q1 2015

JWN Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Louis Moore Bacon 275,000 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 860,856 sh (+7.45%)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 15,879 sh (-0.33%)
Jeff Auxier 4,078 sh (-0.46%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 884,500 sh (-1.37%)
Murray Stahl 10,444 sh (-4.86%)
Chuck Royce 246,000 sh (-6.46%)
John Rogers 862,328 sh (-22.82%)
Jim Chanos 81,760 sh (-39.06%)
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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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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 20.20
JWN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 30.20 vs. JWN: 20.20 )
JWN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.21   Max: 24.36
Current: 20.2

3.21
24.36
Forward P/E 19.23
JWN's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
74% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 38.76 vs. JWN: 19.23 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 20.10
JWN's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 30.10 vs. JWN: 20.10 )
JWN' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.21   Max: 24.4
Current: 20.1

3.21
24.4
P/B 5.60
JWN's P/B is ranked lower than
54% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.57 vs. JWN: 5.60 )
JWN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.45   Max: 9.33
Current: 5.6

1.45
9.33
P/S 1.10
JWN's P/S is ranked higher than
53% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. JWN: 1.10 )
JWN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 1.85
Current: 1.1

0.2
1.85
PFCF 40.60
JWN's PFCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 78.00 vs. JWN: 40.60 )
JWN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.73   Max: 48.25
Current: 40.6

5.73
48.25
POCF 11.87
JWN's POCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.07 vs. JWN: 11.87 )
JWN' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.03   Max: 73.54
Current: 11.87

2.03
73.54
EV-to-EBIT 12.51
JWN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
84% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.44 vs. JWN: 12.51 )
JWN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 17
Current: 12.51

4.7
17
PEG 1.49
JWN's PEG is ranked higher than
92% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. JWN: 1.49 )
JWN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 9.58
Current: 1.49

0.16
9.58
Shiller P/E 23.00
JWN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 97.60 vs. JWN: 23.00 )
JWN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.83   Max: 45.07
Current: 23

3.83
45.07
Current Ratio 1.87
JWN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 1427 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. JWN: 1.87 )
JWN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.71   Max: 2.57
Current: 1.87

1.71
2.57
Quick Ratio 1.25
JWN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 1427 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. JWN: 1.25 )
JWN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 2.05
Current: 1.25

0.83
2.05
Days Inventory 80.63
JWN's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
76% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 102.56 vs. JWN: 80.63 )
JWN' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 58.03   Max: 92.03
Current: 80.63

58.03
92.03
Days Sales Outstanding 59.98
JWN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
64% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 27.09 vs. JWN: 59.98 )
JWN' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 29.16   Max: 86.1
Current: 59.98

29.16
86.1

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.80
JWN's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
50% of the 1038 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 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 0.35
JWN's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
84% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. JWN: 0.35 )
JWN' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 0.58
Current: 0.35

0.16
0.58
Dividend growth (3y) 12.80
JWN's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
82% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. JWN: 12.80 )
JWN' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 5.4   Max: 31
Current: 12.8

5.4
31
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.76
JWN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1061 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. JWN: 3.76 )
JWN' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.48   Max: 16.46
Current: 3.76

1.48
16.46
Share Buyback Rate 3.80
JWN's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. JWN: 3.80 )
JWN' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 7.6   Max: -1.8
Current: 3.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 6.70
JWN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
51% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. JWN: 6.70 )
JWN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.76   Max: 8.01
Current: 6.7

1.76
8.01
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.30
JWN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. JWN: 1.30 )
JWN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 2.55
Current: 1.3

0.46
2.55
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
JWN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. JWN: 1.10 )
JWN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 1.73
Current: 1.1

0.32
1.73
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.50
JWN's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. JWN: 1.50 )
JWN' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 3.14
Current: 1.5

0.4
3.14
Price/Graham Number 2.50
JWN's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
67% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. JWN: 2.50 )
JWN' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 2.57
Current: 2.5

0.86
2.57
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.00
JWN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1466 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. JWN: 8.00 )
JWN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.9   Max: 21.3
Current: 8

5.9
21.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 16.99
JWN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
87% of the 954 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. JWN: 16.99 )
JWN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 6.2   Max: 37
Current: 16.99

6.2
37

Analyst Estimate

Jan16 Jan17 Jan18
Revenue(Mil) 14,572 15,835 17,049
EPS($) 3.89 4.37 4.79
EPS without NRI($) 3.89 4.37 4.79

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Department Stores
Compare:M, DFIHY, SRHGY, KSS, MAKSY » details
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 290 U.S. stores located in 38 states. The west and east coasts of the United States are the areas in which it has the presence. The Company has two reportable segments: Retail and Credit. The Retail segment includes its 115 Nordstrom branded full-line stores and its online store, its 167 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 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 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 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 serve customers across various channels and improve sales. The Nordstrom Rack stores purchase name brand merchandise directly from vendors and also serve as outlets for clearance merchandise from its Nordstrom stores. 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. The Company competes with other national, regional and local retailers that may carry similar lines of merchandise, including department stores, specialty stores, off-price stores, boutiques and Internet businesses.
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