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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 0.15
M's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
52% of the 1282 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 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
50% of the 1268 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 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 890 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 32.43 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: 2.57
M-Score: -2.62
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 9.97
M's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1284 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.07 vs. M: 9.97 )
M' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -17.59   Max: 10.83
Current: 9.97

-17.59
10.83
Net-margin (%) 5.53
M's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1284 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.36 vs. M: 5.53 )
M' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -19.3   Max: 6.28
Current: 5.53

-19.3
6.28
ROE (%) 26.67
M's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1258 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.22 vs. M: 26.67 )
M' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -66.01   Max: 24.16
Current: 26.67

-66.01
24.16
ROA (%) 7.12
M's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1287 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.19 vs. M: 7.12 )
M' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -19.24   Max: 6.97
Current: 7.12

-19.24
6.97
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 29.81
M's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1282 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.09 vs. M: 29.81 )
M' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -36.98   Max: 29.16
Current: 29.81

-36.98
29.16
Revenue Growth (%) 7.50
M's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1118 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. M: 7.50 )
M' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -4.4   Max: 9.9
Current: 7.5

-4.4
9.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 11.00
M's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. M: 11.00 )
M' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -1.7   Max: 17.2
Current: 11

-1.7
17.2
EPS Growth (%) 24.90
M's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. M: 24.90 )
M' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -24.3   Max: 97
Current: 24.9

-24.3
97
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

M Guru Trades in Q4 2013

David Dreman 4,622 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 1,507,267 sh (+276.82%)
Steven Cohen 239,527 sh (+260.34%)
Jim Simons 966,164 sh (+117.13%)
Mario Gabelli 752,004 sh (+11.05%)
Robert Olstein 238,000 sh (+2.15%)
PRIMECAP Management 620,850 sh (+1.5%)
Dodge & Cox 17,772 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 3,723,600 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 2,932,329 sh (-4.61%)
Richard Snow 1,085,639 sh (-19.08%)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,900 sh (-25.76%)
Ray Dalio 56,371 sh (-71.96%)
Joel Greenblatt 9,751 sh (-92.43%)
George Soros 50,000 sh (-93.87%)
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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

RS Investment Management 169,100 sh (New)
John Burbank 3,767 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

Paul Tudor Jones 7,368 sh (New)
George Soros 82,467 sh (New)
Stanley Druckenmiller 246,400 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%)
Dodge & Cox 16,422 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 3,723,600 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 2,618,801 sh (-1.75%)
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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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
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 6248.13%0.47%$56.47 - $62.59 $ 64.078%836557
Richard Snow 2014-09-30 Add 11.25%0.14%$56.47 - $62.59 $ 64.078%714632
Robert Olstein 2014-09-30 Reduce -8.24%0.13%$56.47 - $62.59 $ 64.078%186000
George Soros 2014-09-30 New Buy0.04%$56.47 - $62.59 $ 64.078%82467
David Dreman 2014-09-30 Add 386.85%0.02%$56.47 - $62.59 $ 64.078%4182
PRIMECAP Management 2014-09-30 Reduce -45.32%$56.47 - $62.59 $ 64.078%36200
John Burbank 2014-09-30 Add 34.43%$56.47 - $62.59 $ 64.078%5064
Richard Snow 2014-06-30 Reduce -21.12%0.4%$55.1 - $60.64 $ 64.0710%642368
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -96.53%0.33%$55.1 - $60.64 $ 64.0710%13178
Robert Olstein 2014-06-30 Reduce -7.02%0.13%$55.1 - $60.64 $ 64.0710%202700
PRIMECAP Management 2014-06-30 Reduce -89.47%0.04%$55.1 - $60.64 $ 64.0710%66200
David Dreman 2014-06-30 Reduce -79.23%0.02%$55.1 - $60.64 $ 64.0710%859
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Add 205.61%0.02%$55.1 - $60.64 $ 64.0710%52171
John Burbank 2014-06-30 New Buy$55.1 - $60.64 $ 64.0710%3767
Richard Snow 2014-03-31 Reduce -24.99%0.6%$50.91 - $58.97 $ 64.0716%814359
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 3790.13%0.33%$50.91 - $58.97 $ 64.0716%379327
Robert Olstein 2014-03-31 Reduce -8.4%0.15%$50.91 - $58.97 $ 64.0716%218000
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Reduce -69.72%0.02%$50.91 - $58.97 $ 64.0716%17071
George Soros 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$50.91 - $58.97 $ 64.0716%0
Richard Snow 2013-12-31 Reduce -19.08%0.5%$42.36 - $53.67 $ 64.0732%1085639
George Soros 2013-12-31 Reduce -93.87%0.37%$42.36 - $53.67 $ 64.0732%50000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -92.43%0.17%$42.36 - $53.67 $ 64.0732%9751
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Reduce -71.96%0.05%$42.36 - $53.67 $ 64.0732%56371
David Dreman 2013-12-31 New Buy0.02%$42.36 - $53.67 $ 64.0732%4622
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 15.30
M's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 25.10 vs. M: 15.30 )
M' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.46   Max: 28.25
Current: 15.3

3.46
28.25
P/B 4.20
M's P/B is ranked higher than
58% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. M: 4.20 )
M' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 4.28
Current: 4.2

0.25
4.28
P/S 0.80
M's P/S is ranked higher than
69% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. M: 0.80 )
M' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.93
Current: 0.8

0.03
0.93
PFCF 15.70
M's PFCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 45.81 vs. M: 15.70 )
M' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.54   Max: 56.74
Current: 15.7

3.54
56.74
EV-to-EBIT 10.13
M's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
87% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.38 vs. M: 10.13 )
M' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -3.6   Max: 18.4
Current: 10.13

-3.6
18.4
PEG 1.04
M's PEG is ranked higher than
92% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. M: 1.04 )
M' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 28.08
Current: 1.04

0.43
28.08
Shiller P/E 144.10
M's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
71% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 49.07 vs. M: 144.10 )
M' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 1098
Current: 144.1

2.7
1098
Current Ratio 1.37
M's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 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
52% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. M: 0.25 )
M' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 1.24
Current: 0.25

0.13
1.24

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 1.90
M's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
52% of the 886 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 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
85% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 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
99% of the 666 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 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) 18.07
M's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
98% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. M: 18.07 )
M' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 6.56   Max: 87.29
Current: 18.07

6.56
87.29
Share Buyback Rate 3.40
M's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 854 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: -18.4
Current: 3.4

Valuation & Return

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vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 20.50
M's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
54% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.33 vs. M: 20.50 )
M' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.95   Max: 117.13
Current: 20.5

0.95
117.13
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.30
M's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. M: 1.30 )
M' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 2.06
Current: 1.3

0.02
2.06
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
M's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. M: 1.40 )
M' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 1.48
Current: 1.4

0.09
1.48
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.20
M's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. M: 1.20 )
M' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 3.39
Current: 1.2

0.5
3.39
Price/Graham Number 3.70
M's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
66% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.55 vs. M: 3.70 )
M' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 6.54
Current: 3.7

0.48
6.54
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.90
M's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1275 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. M: 9.90 )
M' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.4   Max: 16.1
Current: 9.9

5.4
16.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 17.71
M's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
85% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.36 vs. M: 17.71 )
M' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -13.1   Max: 29.4
Current: 17.71

-13.1
29.4

Analyst Estimate

Jan15 Jan16 Jan17
Revenue(Mil) 28,380 29,282 29,355
EPS($) 4.39 4.94 5.43
EPS without NRI($) 4.39 4.94 5.43

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Department Stores
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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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