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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 0.15
M's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
52% of the 1286 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. M: 0.15 )
M' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.36
Current: 0.15

0.02
0.36
Equity to Asset 0.24
M's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
51% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. M: 0.24 )
M' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 0.44
Current: 0.24

0.2
0.44
Interest Coverage 6.87
M's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
56% of the 880 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 28.57 vs. M: 6.87 )
M' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.79   Max: 6.87
Current: 6.87

1.79
6.87
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.56
M-Score: -2.62
WACC vs ROIC
8.36%
15.99%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 9.96
M's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1288 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. M: 9.96 )
M' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -17.59   Max: 10.83
Current: 9.96

-17.59
10.83
Net-margin (%) 5.43
M's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1288 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.24 vs. M: 5.43 )
M' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -19.3   Max: 6.28
Current: 5.43

-19.3
6.28
ROE (%) 26.42
M's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1266 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.68 vs. M: 26.42 )
M' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -66.01   Max: 24.16
Current: 26.42

-66.01
24.16
ROA (%) 7.10
M's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1292 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.12 vs. M: 7.10 )
M' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -19.24   Max: 6.97
Current: 7.1

-19.24
6.97
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 30.52
M's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1288 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.81 vs. M: 30.52 )
M' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -36.98   Max: 29.16
Current: 30.52

-36.98
29.16
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 7.50
M's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1084 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. M: 7.50 )
M' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -4.4   Max: 9.9
Current: 7.5

-4.4
9.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 11.00
M's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. M: 11.00 )
M' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -1.7   Max: 17.2
Current: 11

-1.7
17.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 24.90
M's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 852 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. M: 24.90 )
M' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -22.7   Max: 97
Current: 24.9

-22.7
97
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

M Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 7,830 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 379,327 sh (+3790.13%)
Jim Simons 1,770,663 sh (+83.27%)
Steven Cohen 270,837 sh (+13.07%)
PRIMECAP Management 628,950 sh (+1.3%)
Pioneer Investments 2,943,779 sh (+0.39%)
Brian Rogers 3,723,600 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 17,322 sh (-2.53%)
Mario Gabelli 702,284 sh (-6.61%)
Robert Olstein 218,000 sh (-8.4%)
David Dreman 4,135 sh (-10.54%)
Richard Snow 814,359 sh (-24.99%)
Ray Dalio 17,071 sh (-69.72%)
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Q2 2014

M Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Burbank 3,767 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 169,100 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 61,023 sh (+679.35%)
Ray Dalio 52,171 sh (+205.61%)
Jim Simons 2,003,964 sh (+13.18%)
Mario Gabelli 710,844 sh (+1.22%)
Brian Rogers 3,723,600 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 77,700 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 16,422 sh (-5.2%)
Robert Olstein 202,700 sh (-7.02%)
Pioneer Investments 2,665,437 sh (-9.46%)
Richard Snow 642,368 sh (-21.12%)
David Dreman 859 sh (-79.23%)
PRIMECAP Management 66,200 sh (-89.47%)
Joel Greenblatt 13,178 sh (-96.53%)
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Q3 2014

M Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Stanley Druckenmiller 246,400 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,368 sh (New)
George Soros 82,467 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 836,557 sh (+6248.13%)
David Dreman 4,182 sh (+386.85%)
John Burbank 5,064 sh (+34.43%)
Louis Moore Bacon 71,565 sh (+17.28%)
Richard Snow 714,632 sh (+11.25%)
Ray Dalio 53,971 sh (+3.45%)
Pioneer Investments 2,726,943 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 3,723,600 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 16,422 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 685,749 sh (-3.53%)
Robert Olstein 186,000 sh (-8.24%)
RS Investment Management 154,700 sh (-8.52%)
PRIMECAP Management 36,200 sh (-45.32%)
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Q4 2014

M Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 369,764 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 244,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 65,271 sh (+20.94%)
Robert Olstein 200,000 sh (+7.53%)
Pioneer Investments 2,900,688 sh (+6.37%)
Richard Snow 742,439 sh (+3.89%)
Stanley Druckenmiller 250,200 sh (+1.54%)
Brian Rogers 3,723,600 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 16,422 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
RS Investment Management 154,244 sh (-0.29%)
Joel Greenblatt 825,023 sh (-1.38%)
David Dreman 4,094 sh (-2.1%)
Mario Gabelli 665,334 sh (-2.98%)
Louis Moore Bacon 7,806 sh (-89.09%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with M

(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
Robert Olstein 2014-12-31 Add 7.53%0.11%$54.99 - $65.27 $ 63.194%200000
George Soros 2014-12-31 Sold Out 0.04%$54.99 - $65.27 $ 63.194%0
Ray Dalio 2014-12-31 Add 20.94%0.01%$54.99 - $65.27 $ 63.194%65271
PRIMECAP Management 2014-12-31 Sold Out $54.99 - $65.27 $ 63.194%0
John Burbank 2014-12-31 Sold Out $54.99 - $65.27 $ 63.194%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 6248.13%0.47%$56.47 - $62.59 $ 63.196%836557
Richard Snow 2014-09-30 Add 11.25%0.14%$56.47 - $62.59 $ 63.196%714632
Robert Olstein 2014-09-30 Reduce -8.24%0.13%$56.47 - $62.59 $ 63.196%186000
George Soros 2014-09-30 New Buy0.04%$56.47 - $62.59 $ 63.196%82467
David Dreman 2014-09-30 Add 386.85%0.02%$56.47 - $62.59 $ 63.196%4182
John Burbank 2014-09-30 Add 34.43%$56.47 - $62.59 $ 63.196%5064
PRIMECAP Management 2014-09-30 Reduce -45.32%$56.47 - $62.59 $ 63.196%36200
Richard Snow 2014-06-30 Reduce -21.12%0.4%$55.1 - $60.64 $ 63.199%642368
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -96.53%0.33%$55.1 - $60.64 $ 63.199%13178
Robert Olstein 2014-06-30 Reduce -7.02%0.13%$55.1 - $60.64 $ 63.199%202700
PRIMECAP Management 2014-06-30 Reduce -89.47%0.04%$55.1 - $60.64 $ 63.199%66200
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Add 205.61%0.02%$55.1 - $60.64 $ 63.199%52171
David Dreman 2014-06-30 Reduce -79.23%0.02%$55.1 - $60.64 $ 63.199%859
John Burbank 2014-06-30 New Buy$55.1 - $60.64 $ 63.199%3767
Richard Snow 2014-03-31 Reduce -24.99%0.6%$50.91 - $58.97 $ 63.1914%814359
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 3790.13%0.33%$50.91 - $58.97 $ 63.1914%379327
Robert Olstein 2014-03-31 Reduce -8.4%0.15%$50.91 - $58.97 $ 63.1914%218000
George Soros 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$50.91 - $58.97 $ 63.1914%0
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Reduce -69.72%0.02%$50.91 - $58.97 $ 63.1914%17071
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 15.00
M's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 27.30 vs. M: 15.00 )
M' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.46   Max: 26.56
Current: 15

3.46
26.56
Forward P/E 12.94
M's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
88% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 24.04 vs. M: 12.94 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 15.20
M's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 27.00 vs. M: 15.20 )
M' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.47   Max: 27.72
Current: 15.2

3.47
27.72
P/B 4.10
M's P/B is ranked higher than
58% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. M: 4.10 )
M' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 4.25
Current: 4.1

0.25
4.25
P/S 0.80
M's P/S is ranked higher than
69% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. M: 0.80 )
M' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.94
Current: 0.8

0.03
0.94
PFCF 15.40
M's PFCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 43.30 vs. M: 15.40 )
M' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.54   Max: 56.74
Current: 15.4

3.54
56.74
POCF 9.38
M's POCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.20 vs. M: 9.38 )
M' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.79   Max: 11.7
Current: 9.38

2.79
11.7
EV-to-EBIT 10.05
M's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
89% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.35 vs. M: 10.05 )
M' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -3.6   Max: 18.4
Current: 10.05

-3.6
18.4
Shiller P/E 136.90
M's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
71% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 50.33 vs. M: 136.90 )
M' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 4946
Current: 136.9

2.7
4946
Current Ratio 1.37
M's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 1287 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. M: 1.37 )
M' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 2.4
Current: 1.37

1.01
2.4
Quick Ratio 0.25
M's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 1287 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. M: 0.25 )
M' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 1.24
Current: 0.25

0.13
1.24
Days Inventory 130.63
M's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
65% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 99.91 vs. M: 130.63 )
M' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 114.51   Max: 143.03
Current: 130.63

114.51
143.03
Days Sales Outstanding 5.51
M's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
86% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 22.48 vs. M: 5.51 )
M' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 4.89   Max: 98.21
Current: 5.51

4.89
98.21

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.90
M's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
51% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. M: 1.90 )
M' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 9.18
Current: 1.9

0.69
9.18
Dividend Payout 0.27
M's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
86% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. M: 0.27 )
M' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 2.5
Current: 0.27

0.03
2.5
Dividend growth (3y) 68.10
M's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
98% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. M: 68.10 )
M' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 68.1
Current: 68.1

0
68.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.68
M's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
98% of the 924 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.27 vs. M: 5.68 )
M' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.06   Max: 27.46
Current: 5.68

2.06
27.46
Share Buyback Rate 3.40
M's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 834 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. M: 3.40 )
M' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 8.2   Max: -13.6
Current: 3.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 19.50
M's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
53% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. M: 19.50 )
M' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.95   Max: 117.13
Current: 19.5

0.95
117.13
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.32
M's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. M: 1.32 )
M' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 2.06
Current: 1.32

0.02
2.06
Price/Median PS Value 1.39
M's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
63% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. M: 1.39 )
M' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 1.49
Current: 1.39

0.09
1.49
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.19
M's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. M: 1.19 )
M' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 3.43
Current: 1.19

0.5
3.43
Price/Graham Number 3.52
M's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
67% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.59 vs. M: 3.52 )
M' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 6.54
Current: 3.52

0.48
6.54
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 10.10
M's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1286 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. M: 10.10 )
M' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.4   Max: 16.1
Current: 10.1

5.4
16.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 17.78
M's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
85% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.45 vs. M: 17.78 )
M' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -13.1   Max: 29.5
Current: 17.78

-13.1
29.5

Analyst Estimate

Jan16 Jan17
Revenue(Mil) 28,892 29,052
EPS($) 4.88 5.35
EPS without NRI($) 4.88 5.35

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Department Stores
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Traded in other countries:FDO.Germany, M.Mexico,
Macy's Inc is incorporated in Delaware in 1985. The Company and its predecessors have been operating department stores since 1830. The Company is an omnichannel retail organization operating stores and operates websites under two brands (Macy's and Bloomingdale's) that sells merchandise, including apparel and accessories (men's, women's and children's), cosmetics, home furnishings and other consumer goods in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico. The specific assortments vary by size of store, merchandising character and character of customers in the trade areas. The stores are located at urban or suburban sites, in densely populated areas across the United States. As of February 1, 2014, the operations of the Company included approximately 840 stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico under the names Macy's and Bloomingdale's as well as macys.com and bloomingdales.com. The Company operates thirteen Bloomingdale's Outlet stores. Bloomingdale's in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is operated under a license agreement with Al Tayer Insignia, a company of Al Tayer Group, LLC. The Company competes with Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond, Belk, Bon Ton, Burlington Coat Factory, Dillard's, Gap, J.C. Penney, Kohl's, L Brands, Lord & Taylor, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Ross Stores, Saks, Sears, Target, TJ Maxx and Wal-Mart.
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