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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.25
KSS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
74% of the 898 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. KSS: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
KSS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.14 Max: 1.52
Current: 0.25
0
1.52
Equity to Asset 0.41
KSS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
61% of the 841 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. KSS: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
KSS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.56 Max: 0.66
Current: 0.41
0.38
0.66
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.87
M-Score: -2.67
WACC vs ROIC
9.61%
11.18%
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 : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 8.85
KSS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. KSS: 8.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
KSS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 7.78  Med: 10.02 Max: 11.82
Current: 8.85
7.78
11.82
Net-margin (%) 4.56
KSS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. KSS: 4.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
KSS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.78  Med: 5.66 Max: 7.11
Current: 4.56
3.78
7.11
ROE (%) 14.76
KSS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.98 vs. KSS: 14.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
KSS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 13.58  Med: 15.98 Max: 22.09
Current: 14.76
13.58
22.09
ROA (%) 6.02
KSS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 904 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.08 vs. KSS: 6.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
KSS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 6.02  Med: 9.83 Max: 12.19
Current: 6.02
6.02
12.19
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 16.27
KSS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.69 vs. KSS: 16.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
KSS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 16.46  Med: 23.67 Max: 46.21
Current: 16.27
16.46
46.21
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.40
KSS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. KSS: 10.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KSS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 5.3  Med: 14.90 Max: 55.6
Current: 10.4
5.3
55.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 5.20
KSS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. KSS: 5.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KSS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 5.2  Med: 13.50 Max: 66.6
Current: 5.2
5.2
66.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -0.50
KSS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 550 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. KSS: -0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KSS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -1.3  Med: 13.10 Max: 68.5
Current: -0.5
-1.3
68.5
» KSS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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%)
John Hussman 4,150 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 5,500,000 sh (unchged)
Richard Snow Sold Out
Steven Cohen 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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Q4 2014

KSS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Pioneer Investments 436,833 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 250,000 sh (New)
John Hussman 100,000 sh (+2309.64%)
Jim Simons 459,900 sh (+139.66%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,106,548 sh (+128.47%)
Paul Tudor Jones 18,557 sh (+47.28%)
Ray Dalio 58,700 sh (+44.05%)
Robert Olstein 160,000 sh (+14.29%)
David Dreman 35,870 sh (+1.08%)
John Buckingham 94,597 sh (+0.19%)
Brian Rogers 5,500,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren Sold Out
Chris Davis 235,230 sh (-0.03%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 17,293 sh (-1.00%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2,364,312 sh (-3.22%)
Stanley Druckenmiller 229,900 sh (-29.02%)
Richard Pzena 684,550 sh (-55.48%)
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Q1 2015

KSS Guru Trades in Q1 2015

John Keeley 48,540 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 487,200 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 20,500 sh (New)
John Hussman 200,000 sh (+100.00%)
Pioneer Investments 656,713 sh (+50.34%)
Ray Dalio 68,703 sh (+17.04%)
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Chris Davis 234,990 sh (-0.10%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 17,245 sh (-0.28%)
John Buckingham 94,116 sh (-0.51%)
Paul Tudor Jones 16,293 sh (-12.20%)
Brian Rogers 4,250,000 sh (-22.73%)
Joel Greenblatt 814,027 sh (-26.44%)
Richard Pzena 483,850 sh (-29.32%)
David Dreman 23,478 sh (-34.55%)
Robert Olstein 79,000 sh (-50.63%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,161,012 sh (-50.89%)
Jim Simons 71,300 sh (-84.50%)
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Q2 2015

KSS Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 22,831 sh (+32.39%)
Brian Rogers 4,250,000 sh (unchged)
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 14.14
KSS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
75% of the 664 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.90 vs. KSS: 14.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
KSS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.45  Med: 14.78 Max: 31.33
Current: 14.14
8.45
31.33
Forward P/E 13.26
KSS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
60% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.95 vs. KSS: 13.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 14.40
KSS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
74% of the 662 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.80 vs. KSS: 14.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
KSS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.44  Med: 14.77 Max: 31.31
Current: 14.4
8.44
31.31
P/B 2.04
KSS's P/B is ranked lower than
55% of the 867 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. KSS: 2.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
KSS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.25  Med: 2.08 Max: 4.39
Current: 2.04
1.25
4.39
P/S 0.65
KSS's P/S is ranked higher than
53% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. KSS: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
KSS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.49  Med: 0.86 Max: 1.72
Current: 0.65
0.49
1.72
PFCF 9.73
KSS's PFCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.46 vs. KSS: 9.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
KSS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.44  Med: 13.49 Max: 2348.67
Current: 9.73
8.44
2348.67
POCF 6.32
KSS's POCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.45 vs. KSS: 6.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
KSS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.82  Med: 7.96 Max: 25.32
Current: 6.32
4.82
25.32
EV-to-EBIT 9.20
KSS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
76% of the 716 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.25 vs. KSS: 9.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
KSS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.1  Med: 9.10 Max: 18.3
Current: 9.2
6.1
18.3
PEG 1.67
KSS's PEG is ranked higher than
54% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. KSS: 1.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
KSS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.34 Max: 2.62
Current: 1.67
0.42
2.62
Shiller P/E 14.58
KSS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
68% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.95 vs. KSS: 14.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
KSS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.44  Med: 16.21 Max: 36.39
Current: 14.58
9.44
36.39
Current Ratio 1.95
KSS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. KSS: 1.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
KSS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.38  Med: 2.04 Max: 3.4
Current: 1.95
1.38
3.4
Quick Ratio 0.56
KSS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. KSS: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
KSS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.63 Max: 1.53
Current: 0.56
0.03
1.53
Days Inventory 125.43
KSS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
69% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 84.42 vs. KSS: 125.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
KSS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 81.01  Med: 88.14 Max: 115.97
Current: 125.43
81.01
115.97

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.73
KSS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
67% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. KSS: 2.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
KSS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 2.47 Max: 3.05
Current: 2.73
0.45
3.05
Dividend Payout 0.38
KSS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
65% of the 602 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. KSS: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
KSS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.35 Max: 0.71
Current: 0.38
0.14
0.71
Dividend growth (3y) 16.00
KSS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
74% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. KSS: 16.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
KSS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 16
Current: 16
0
16
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.79
KSS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1016 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. KSS: 2.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
KSS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 2.47 Max: 3.05
Current: 2.79
0.45
3.05
Share Buyback Rate 9.00
KSS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
98% of the 531 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. KSS: 9.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
KSS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 18.9  Med: 2.50 Max: -3.8
Current: 9

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.06
KSS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
51% of the 800 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. KSS: 2.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
KSS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.7  Med: 3.66 Max: 10.81
Current: 2.06
1.7
10.81
Price/Projected FCF 0.63
KSS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. KSS: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
KSS' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.55  Med: 1.52 Max: 66.75
Current: 0.63
0.55
66.75
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.21
KSS's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
52% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. KSS: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.76
KSS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 828 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. KSS: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
KSS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.66  Med: 1.48 Max: 4.57
Current: 0.76
0.66
4.57
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.03
KSS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
66% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. KSS: 2.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
KSS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.41 Max: 2.61
Current: 2.03
0.56
2.61
Price/Graham Number 1.14
KSS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
66% of the 564 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. KSS: 1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
KSS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.87  Med: 1.89 Max: 5.55
Current: 1.14
0.87
5.55
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 10.93
KSS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. KSS: 10.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
KSS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.5  Med: 11.00 Max: 16.3
Current: 10.93
5.5
16.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 13.94
KSS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 504 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.61 vs. KSS: 13.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
KSS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 10.8  Med: 16.10 Max: 22.1
Current: 13.94
10.8
22.1

Analyst Estimate

Jan16 Jan17 Jan18
Revenue(Mil) 19,464 19,959 20,516
EPS($) 4.61 5.15 5.86
EPS without NRI($) 4.61 5.15 5.86

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Department Stores
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Traded in other countries:KSS.Mexico, KHP.Germany,
Kohl's Corp was organized in 1988 as a Wisconsin corporation. The Company operates department stores that sell moderately priced exclusive and national brand apparel, footwear, accessories, beauty and home products. Its 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. It purchases merchandise from numerous domestic and foreign suppliers. The Company's main competitors are traditional department stores, upscale mass merchandisers, off-price retailers, specialty stores, internet and catalog businesses and other forms of retail commerce. The name Kohl's is a registered service mark of one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries. The Company's 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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