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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 0.13
KSS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
50% of the 1287 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 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 1280 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 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
WACC vs ROIC
9.20%
10.55%
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

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 8.75
KSS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1288 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.95 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 1288 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.24 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 1267 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.78 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
82% of the 1293 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.13 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
75% of the 1289 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.75 vs. KSS: 15.55 )
KSS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 16.52   Max: 46.14
Current: 15.55

16.52
46.14
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 12.90
KSS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. KSS: 12.90 )
KSS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 5.3   Max: 55.6
Current: 12.9

5.3
55.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 8.80
KSS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 910 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. KSS: 8.80 )
KSS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 7.9   Max: 66.6
Current: 8.8

7.9
66.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 3.30
KSS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 859 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 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
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Guru Trades

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

Jim Simons 452,200 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 17,796 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 97,651 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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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%)
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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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 2014-12-31 Sold Out 1.8%$54.22 - $61.54 $ 70.923%0
John Hussman 2014-12-31 Add 2309.64%0.58%$54.44 - $61.54 $ 70.923%100000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-12-31 Add 128.47%0.31%$54.22 - $61.54 $ 70.923%1106548
Richard Pzena 2014-12-31 Reduce -55.48%0.28%$54.44 - $61.54 $ 70.923%684550
Robert Olstein 2014-12-31 Add 14.29%0.15%$54.44 - $61.54 $ 70.923%160000
Ray Dalio 2014-12-31 Add 44.05%0.01%$54.44 - $61.54 $ 70.923%58700
Bill Nygren 2014-09-30 Add 36.03%0.48%$51 - $62.5 $ 70.925%4682000
Robert Olstein 2014-09-30 Reduce -14.63%0.18%$51 - $62.5 $ 70.925%140000
Richard Snow 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.14%$51 - $62.5 $ 70.925%0
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 Reduce -58.27%0.02%$51 - $62.5 $ 70.925%40751
Bill Nygren 2014-06-30 Add 68.56%0.53%$52.12 - $57.89 $ 70.931%3442000
Richard Snow 2014-06-30 Reduce -66.33%0.34%$52.12 - $57.89 $ 70.931%78783
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2014-06-30 Add 26.36%0.11%$52.12 - $57.89 $ 70.931%2940333
George Soros 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.1%$52.12 - $57.89 $ 70.931%0
David Dreman 2014-06-30 Reduce -28.97%0.06%$52.12 - $57.89 $ 70.931%35830
James Barrow 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.05%$52.12 - $57.89 $ 70.931%0
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 New Buy0.04%$52.12 - $57.89 $ 70.931%97651
John Hussman 2014-06-30 Reduce -50%0.02%$52.12 - $57.89 $ 70.931%4150
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 356.66%0.34%$49.09 - $57 $ 70.932%504768
Robert Olstein 2014-03-31 Add 17.14%0.19%$49.09 - $57 $ 70.932%164000
George Soros 2014-03-31 New Buy0.1%$49.09 - $57 $ 70.932%180000
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Add 62.22%0.08%$49.09 - $57 $ 70.932%50446
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 17.70
KSS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1370 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 27.40 vs. KSS: 17.70 )
KSS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.45   Max: 31.33
Current: 17.7

8.45
31.33
Forward P/E 15.17
KSS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 1370 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 24.27 vs. KSS: 15.17 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 17.90
KSS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1370 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 27.00 vs. KSS: 17.90 )
KSS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.44   Max: 31.31
Current: 17.9

8.44
31.31
P/B 2.50
KSS's P/B is ranked higher than
68% of the 1370 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. KSS: 2.50 )
KSS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.25   Max: 4.39
Current: 2.5

1.25
4.39
P/S 0.80
KSS's P/S is ranked higher than
72% of the 1370 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. KSS: 0.80 )
KSS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 1.72
Current: 0.8

0.49
1.72
PFCF 14.10
KSS's PFCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 1370 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 43.69 vs. KSS: 14.10 )
KSS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.44   Max: 2348.67
Current: 14.1

8.44
2348.67
POCF 8.29
KSS's POCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 1370 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.22 vs. KSS: 8.29 )
KSS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.82   Max: 25.32
Current: 8.29

4.82
25.32
EV-to-EBIT 11.18
KSS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
86% of the 1370 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.35 vs. KSS: 11.18 )
KSS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.1   Max: 18.3
Current: 11.18

6.1
18.3
PEG 1.85
KSS's PEG is ranked higher than
88% of the 1370 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KSS: 1.85 )
KSS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 2.18
Current: 1.85

0.42
2.18
Shiller P/E 17.60
KSS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
88% of the 1370 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 49.81 vs. KSS: 17.60 )
KSS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.47   Max: 36.39
Current: 17.6

9.47
36.39
Current Ratio 1.66
KSS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 1288 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 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 1288 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. KSS: 0.30 )
KSS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 1.53
Current: 0.3

0.03
1.53
Days Inventory 132.67
KSS's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
64% of the 1370 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 100.44 vs. KSS: 132.67 )
KSS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 81.01   Max: 115.08
Current: 132.67

81.01
115.08
Days Sales Outstanding 1.01
KSS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
97% of the 1370 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 22.85 vs. KSS: 1.01 )
KSS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 26.84   Max: 44.85
Current: 1.01

26.84
44.85

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.20
KSS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
60% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. KSS: 2.20 )
KSS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 3.05
Current: 2.2

0.45
3.05
Dividend Payout 0.38
KSS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
79% of the 1370 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 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) 2.20
KSS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
53% of the 921 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 vs. KSS: 2.20 )
KSS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 3.05
Current: 2.2

0.45
3.05
Share Buyback Rate 10.40
KSS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
98% of the 837 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: -3.8
Current: 10.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.48
KSS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
77% of the 1370 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.29 vs. KSS: 2.48 )
KSS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 10.81
Current: 2.48

1.7
10.81
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.75
KSS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1370 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.67 vs. KSS: 0.75 )
KSS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 66.75
Current: 0.75

0.55
66.75
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
KSS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 1370 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. KSS: 0.90 )
KSS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 4.47
Current: 0.9

0.64
4.47
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.18
KSS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 1370 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KSS: 2.18 )
KSS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 2.61
Current: 2.18

0.56
2.61
Price/Graham Number 1.39
KSS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
84% of the 1370 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.31 vs. KSS: 1.39 )
KSS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 5.55
Current: 1.39

0.87
5.55
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.00
KSS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1286 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. KSS: 9.00 )
KSS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.5   Max: 16.3
Current: 9

5.5
16.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 13.82
KSS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
81% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.36 vs. KSS: 13.82 )
KSS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 10.8   Max: 23.2
Current: 13.82

10.8
23.2

Analyst Estimate

Jan15 Jan16 Jan17 Jan18
Revenue(Mil) 19,010 19,474 19,957 21,018
EPS($) 4.17 4.67 5.39 6.35
EPS without NRI($) 4.17 4.67 5.39 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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