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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.13
KSS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
51% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. KSS: 0.13 )
KSS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 1.52
Current: 0.13

0
1.52
Equity to Asset 0.39
KSS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
61% of the 1270 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. KSS: 0.39 )
KSS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.39

0.38
0.66
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.60
M-Score: -2.86
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 8.75
KSS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.07 vs. KSS: 8.75 )
KSS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 7.78   Max: 11.82
Current: 8.75

7.78
11.82
Net-margin (%) 4.43
KSS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.39 vs. KSS: 4.43 )
KSS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.78   Max: 7.11
Current: 4.43

3.78
7.11
ROE (%) 14.18
KSS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1256 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.26 vs. KSS: 14.18 )
KSS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 13.58   Max: 22.09
Current: 14.18

13.58
22.09
ROA (%) 5.71
KSS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.22 vs. KSS: 5.71 )
KSS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 6.29   Max: 12.19
Current: 5.71

6.29
12.19
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 15.55
KSS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.09 vs. KSS: 15.55 )
KSS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 16.52   Max: 51.37
Current: 15.55

16.52
51.37
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 12.90
KSS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. KSS: 12.90 )
KSS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -2.1   Max: 55.6
Current: 12.9

-2.1
55.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 8.80
KSS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 925 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. KSS: 8.80 )
KSS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 66.6
Current: 8.8

0
66.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 3.30
KSS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 872 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. KSS: 3.30 )
KSS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -1.3   Max: 68.5
Current: 3.3

-1.3
68.5
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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

KSS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 46,500 sh (+564.29%)
Richard Pzena 1,348,315 sh (+64.25%)
Jeremy Grantham 147,883 sh (+18.83%)
John Hussman 8,300 sh (+13.7%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,965,700 sh (+1.34%)
Richard Snow 225,183 sh (+0.62%)
John Buckingham 88,098 sh (+0.51%)
Brian Rogers 5,750,000 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 140,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 2,042,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 110,534 sh (-6.28%)
Chris Davis 235,110 sh (-9.68%)
David Dreman 31,098 sh (-40.48%)
James Barrow 619,790 sh (-57.16%)
Steven Cohen 4,914 sh (-99.78%)
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Q1 2014

KSS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

George Soros 180,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 24,279 sh (+394.08%)
Joel Greenblatt 504,768 sh (+356.66%)
David Dreman 50,446 sh (+62.22%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2,327,000 sh (+18.38%)
Robert Olstein 164,000 sh (+17.14%)
Richard Snow 233,998 sh (+3.91%)
Richard Pzena 1,391,675 sh (+3.22%)
John Buckingham 90,663 sh (+2.91%)
Bill Nygren 2,042,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 8,300 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis 235,110 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 5,500,000 sh (-4.35%)
James Barrow 576,090 sh (-7.05%)
Jeremy Grantham 66,293 sh (-55.17%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,000 sh (-78.49%)
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Q2 2014

KSS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ray Dalio 97,651 sh (New)
Jim Simons 452,200 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 17,796 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 17,300 sh (+73%)
Bill Nygren 3,442,000 sh (+68.56%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2,940,333 sh (+26.36%)
Richard Pzena 1,494,500 sh (+7.39%)
John Buckingham 92,375 sh (+1.89%)
Robert Olstein 164,000 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis 235,110 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 80,000 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 5,500,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
James Barrow Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 487,609 sh (-3.4%)
David Dreman 35,830 sh (-28.97%)
John Hussman 4,150 sh (-50%)
Richard Snow 78,783 sh (-66.33%)
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Q3 2014

KSS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Stanley Druckenmiller 323,900 sh (New)
Bill Nygren 4,682,000 sh (+36.03%)
Richard Pzena 1,537,750 sh (+2.89%)
John Buckingham 94,413 sh (+2.21%)
Chris Davis 235,310 sh (+0.09%)
Brian Rogers 5,500,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 4,150 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Richard Snow Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 484,329 sh (-0.67%)
David Dreman 35,487 sh (-0.96%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 17,468 sh (-1.84%)
Robert Olstein 140,000 sh (-14.63%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2,443,012 sh (-16.91%)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,600 sh (-27.17%)
Jim Simons 191,900 sh (-57.56%)
Ray Dalio 40,751 sh (-58.27%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with KSS

(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
Bill Nygren 2014-09-30 Add 36.03%0.48%$51 - $62.5 $ 59.595%4682000
Robert Olstein 2014-09-30 Reduce -14.63%0.18%$51 - $62.5 $ 59.595%140000
Richard Snow 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.14%$51 - $62.5 $ 59.595%0
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 Reduce -58.27%0.02%$51 - $62.5 $ 59.595%40751
Bill Nygren 2014-06-30 Add 68.56%0.53%$52.12 - $57.89 $ 59.5910%3442000
Richard Snow 2014-06-30 Reduce -66.33%0.34%$52.12 - $57.89 $ 59.5910%78783
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2014-06-30 Add 26.36%0.11%$52.12 - $57.89 $ 59.5910%2940333
George Soros 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.1%$52.12 - $57.89 $ 59.5910%0
David Dreman 2014-06-30 Reduce -28.97%0.06%$52.12 - $57.89 $ 59.5910%35830
James Barrow 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.05%$52.12 - $57.89 $ 59.5910%0
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 New Buy0.04%$52.12 - $57.89 $ 59.5910%97651
John Hussman 2014-06-30 Reduce -50%0.02%$52.12 - $57.89 $ 59.5910%4150
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 356.66%0.34%$49.09 - $57 $ 59.5911%504768
Robert Olstein 2014-03-31 Add 17.14%0.19%$49.09 - $57 $ 59.5911%164000
George Soros 2014-03-31 New Buy0.1%$49.09 - $57 $ 59.5911%180000
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Add 62.22%0.08%$49.09 - $57 $ 59.5911%50446
Richard Pzena 2013-12-31 Add 64.25%0.18%$50.77 - $58.47 $ 59.599%1348315
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Reduce -40.48%0.1%$50.77 - $58.47 $ 59.599%31098
James Barrow 2013-12-31 Reduce -57.16%0.07%$50.77 - $58.47 $ 59.599%619790
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 15.00
KSS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 25.60 vs. KSS: 15.00 )
KSS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.45   Max: 34.13
Current: 15

8.45
34.13
P/B 2.10
KSS's P/B is ranked higher than
69% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. KSS: 2.10 )
KSS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.25   Max: 4.39
Current: 2.1

1.25
4.39
P/S 0.66
KSS's P/S is ranked higher than
73% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. KSS: 0.66 )
KSS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 1.9
Current: 0.66

0.49
1.9
PFCF 11.97
KSS's PFCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 46.64 vs. KSS: 11.97 )
KSS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.44   Max: 2348.67
Current: 11.97

8.44
2348.67
EV-to-EBIT 9.78
KSS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
88% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.48 vs. KSS: 9.78 )
KSS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.1   Max: 23.6
Current: 9.78

6.1
23.6
PEG 1.55
KSS's PEG is ranked higher than
88% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KSS: 1.55 )
KSS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 1.93
Current: 1.55

0.42
1.93
Shiller P/E 14.89
KSS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
90% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 50.31 vs. KSS: 14.89 )
KSS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.47   Max: 41.3
Current: 14.89

9.47
41.3
Current Ratio 1.66
KSS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. KSS: 1.66 )
KSS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.38   Max: 3.4
Current: 1.66

1.38
3.4
Quick Ratio 0.30
KSS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. KSS: 0.30 )
KSS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 1.53
Current: 0.3

0.03
1.53

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.62
KSS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
69% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. KSS: 2.62 )
KSS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 3.05
Current: 2.62

0.45
3.05
Dividend Payout 0.38
KSS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
78% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. KSS: 0.38 )
KSS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 0.65
Current: 0.38

0.14
0.65
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.60
KSS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
59% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. KSS: 2.60 )
KSS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 3.05
Current: 2.6

0.45
3.05
Share Buyback Rate 10.40
KSS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
98% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. KSS: 10.40 )
KSS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 18.9   Max: -28
Current: 10.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.10
KSS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
74% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.36 vs. KSS: 2.10 )
KSS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 10.81
Current: 2.1

1.7
10.81
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.63
KSS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. KSS: 0.63 )
KSS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 66.75
Current: 0.63

0.55
66.75
Price/Median PS Value 0.74
KSS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. KSS: 0.74 )
KSS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 4.42
Current: 0.74

0.63
4.42
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.83
KSS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KSS: 1.83 )
KSS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 2.61
Current: 1.83

0.56
2.61
Price/Graham Number 1.17
KSS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
84% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.54 vs. KSS: 1.17 )
KSS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 5.55
Current: 1.17

0.87
5.55
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 10.20
KSS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1271 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. KSS: 10.20 )
KSS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.2   Max: 16.3
Current: 10.2

4.2
16.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 14.89
KSS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
81% of the 869 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.98 vs. KSS: 14.89 )
KSS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 10.8   Max: 25.8
Current: 14.89

10.8
25.8

Analyst Estimate

Jan15 Jan16 Jan17 Jan18
Revenue(Mil) 18,960 19,410 19,940 21,018
EPS($) 4.08 4.61 5.45 6.35
EPS without NRI($) 4.08 4.61 5.45 6.35

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Department Stores
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Traded in other countries:KHP.Germany, KSS.Mexico,
Kohl's Corp was organized in 1988 as a Wisconsin corporation. It operates department stores that sell moderately priced exclusive and national brand apparel, footwear, accessories, beauty and home products. The Company stores generally carry a consistent merchandise assortment with some differences attributable to regional preferences. Its website includes merchandise which is available in its stores, as well as merchandise which is available only on-line. The Company's private brands include Apt. 9, Croft & Barrow, Jumping Beans, SO and Sonoma Life + Style. Its exclusive brands include Food Network, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Rock & Republic and Simply Vera Vera Wang. The Company's main competitors are traditional department stores, upscale mass merchandisers, off-price retailers, specialty stores and on-line only retailers. Its operations are subject to federal, state or local laws, rules and regulations, any of which might change from time to time.
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