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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.15
KSS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
55% of the 1128 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. KSS: 0.15 )
KSS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 1.52
Current: 0.15

0
1.52
Equity to Asset 0.41
KSS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
60% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. KSS: 0.41 )
KSS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.41

0.38
0.66
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.90
M-Score: -2.67
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 9.15
KSS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1124 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.32 vs. KSS: 9.15 )
KSS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 7.78   Max: 11.82
Current: 9.15

7.78
11.82
Net-margin (%) 4.67
KSS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. KSS: 4.67 )
KSS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.78   Max: 7.11
Current: 4.67

3.78
7.11
ROE (%) 14.87
KSS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1103 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.14 vs. KSS: 14.87 )
KSS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 12.62   Max: 19.81
Current: 14.87

12.62
19.81
ROA (%) 6.18
KSS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1122 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.34 vs. KSS: 6.18 )
KSS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 6.18   Max: 12.27
Current: 6.18

6.18
12.27
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 16.64
KSS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.04 vs. KSS: 16.64 )
KSS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 16.64   Max: 29.11
Current: 16.64

16.64
29.11
Revenue Growth (%) 12.90
KSS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. KSS: 12.90 )
KSS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 5.3   Max: 55.6
Current: 12.9

5.3
55.6
EBITDA Growth (%) 12.40
KSS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. KSS: 12.40 )
KSS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 4.3   Max: 66.6
Current: 12.4

4.3
66.6
EPS Growth (%) 3.30
KSS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. KSS: 3.30 )
KSS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -1.3   Max: 68.5
Current: 3.3

-1.3
68.5
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

KSS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

David Dreman 52,246 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 117,946 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 2,251,180 sh (+2305.31%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,939,800 sh (+33.64%)
Jeremy Grantham 124,453 sh (+32.04%)
John Hussman 7,300 sh (+15.87%)
Richard Snow 223,785 sh (+9.53%)
John Buckingham 87,651 sh (+0.96%)
Richard Pzena 820,888 sh (+0.82%)
Brian Rogers 5,750,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 2,042,000 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 140,000 sh (unchged)
Zeke Ashton Sold Out
Whitney Tilson Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
James Barrow 1,446,700 sh (-17.56%)
Chris Davis 260,300 sh (-17.57%)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,000 sh (-33.96%)
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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%)
Bill Nygren 2,042,000 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 5,750,000 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 140,000 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%)
Chris Davis 235,110 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 8,300 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 2,042,000 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

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 17,796 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 97,651 sh (New)
Jim Simons 452,200 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)
Steven Cohen 80,000 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 5,500,000 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis 235,110 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
James Barrow Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 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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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
George Soros 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.1%$52.12 - $57.89 $ 59.410%0
David Dreman 2014-06-30 Reduce -28.97%0.06%$52.12 - $57.89 $ 59.410%35830
James Barrow 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.05%$52.12 - $57.89 $ 59.410%0
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 New Buy0.04%$52.12 - $57.89 $ 59.410%97651
John Hussman 2014-06-30 Reduce -50%0.02%$52.12 - $57.89 $ 59.410%4150
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 356.66%0.34%$49.09 - $57 $ 59.411%504768
George Soros 2014-03-31 New Buy0.1%$49.09 - $57 $ 59.411%180000
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Add 62.22%0.08%$49.09 - $57 $ 59.411%50446
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Reduce -40.48%0.1%$50.77 - $58.47 $ 59.48%31098
James Barrow 2013-12-31 Reduce -57.16%0.07%$50.77 - $58.47 $ 59.48%619790
David Dreman 2013-09-30 New Buy0.24%$49.84 - $54.16 $ 59.414%52246
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.2%$49.84 - $54.16 $ 59.414%117946
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.03%$49.84 - $54.16 $ 59.414%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 14.80
KSS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1176 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 22.90 vs. KSS: 14.80 )
KSS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.45   Max: 34.13
Current: 14.8

8.45
34.13
P/B 2.12
KSS's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 1176 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. KSS: 2.12 )
KSS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.25   Max: 4.83
Current: 2.12

1.25
4.83
P/S 0.68
KSS's P/S is ranked higher than
64% of the 1176 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. KSS: 0.68 )
KSS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 1.97
Current: 0.68

0.49
1.97
PFCF 12.00
KSS's PFCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 1176 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 82.84 vs. KSS: 12.00 )
KSS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.33   Max: 2348.67
Current: 12

8.33
2348.67
EV-to-EBIT 9.56
KSS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
85% of the 1176 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.01 vs. KSS: 9.56 )
KSS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.1   Max: 23.6
Current: 9.56

6.1
23.6
PEG 1.14
KSS's PEG is ranked higher than
90% of the 1176 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KSS: 1.14 )
KSS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 2.47
Current: 1.14

0.42
2.47
Shiller P/E 14.88
KSS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 1176 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 46.80 vs. KSS: 14.88 )
KSS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.44   Max: 46.73
Current: 14.88

9.44
46.73
Current Ratio 1.95
KSS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 764 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. KSS: 1.95 )
KSS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.38   Max: 3.4
Current: 1.95

1.38
3.4
Quick Ratio 0.43
KSS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 764 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. KSS: 0.43 )
KSS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 1.53
Current: 0.43

0.03
1.53

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 2.49
KSS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
66% of the 785 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. KSS: 2.49 )
KSS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 3.05
Current: 2.49

0.45
3.05
Dividend Payout 0.36
KSS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
77% of the 1176 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. KSS: 0.36 )
KSS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 0.65
Current: 0.36

0.14
0.65
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.50
KSS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
56% of the 808 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.27 vs. KSS: 2.50 )
KSS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 3.05
Current: 2.5

0.45
3.05
Share Buyback Rate 10.40
KSS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
98% of the 778 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. KSS: 10.40 )
KSS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 18.9   Max: -3.8
Current: 10.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.11
KSS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
70% of the 1176 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. KSS: 2.11 )
KSS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 10.81
Current: 2.11

1.7
10.81
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.63
KSS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1176 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 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 0.75
KSS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 1176 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. KSS: 0.75 )
KSS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 4.37
Current: 0.75

0.63
4.37
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.05
KSS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 1176 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KSS: 1.05 )
KSS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 2.61
Current: 1.05

0.56
2.61
Price/Graham Number 1.16
KSS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
81% of the 1176 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. KSS: 1.16 )
KSS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 5.55
Current: 1.16

0.87
5.55
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 10.50
KSS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. KSS: 10.50 )
KSS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.2   Max: 16.3
Current: 10.5

4.2
16.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 19.25
KSS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
84% of the 866 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.00 vs. KSS: 19.25 )
KSS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 10.4   Max: 28.1
Current: 19.25

10.4
28.1

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Department Stores
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Kohl's Corporation was organized in 1988 as a Wisconsin corporation. It operates family-oriented department stores that sell moderately-priced apparel, footwear and accessories for women, men and children; soft home products such as sheets and pillows; and housewares. The Company's stores generally carry a consistent merchandise assortment with some differences attributable to regional preferences. Its stores feature quality private and exclusive brands which are found 'Only at Kohl's' as well as national brands. In addition, it offers on-line shopping on its website at www.Kohls.com. Designed as an added service for customers who prefer to shop using the internet, the website offers key items, family apparel, and home merchandise. The website is designed to provide a convenient, easy-to-navigate, on-line shopping environment that complements its in-store focus. As of February 2, 2013, the company operated 1,146 family-oriented department stores and a website (www.Kohls.com) that feature exclusive and national brand apparel, footwear, accessories, soft home products and housewares targeted to middle-income customers. Its stores are located in 49 states. The name 'Kohl's' is a registered service mark of one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries. Its competitors include traditional department stores, upscale mass merchandisers and specialty stores. Various aspects of 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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