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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 8.58
SEARF's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
79% of the 1151 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. SEARF: 8.58 )
SEARF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.07   Max: No Debt
Current: 8.58

Equity to Asset 0.46
SEARF's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
67% of the 1139 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. SEARF: 0.46 )
SEARF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 0.53
Current: 0.46

0.2
0.53
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 3.89
M-Score: -2.38
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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -8.08
SEARF's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1158 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. SEARF: -8.08 )
SEARF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -4.7   Max: 7.22
Current: -8.08

-4.7
7.22
Net-margin (%) 6.04
SEARF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1158 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.54 vs. SEARF: 6.04 )
SEARF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.09   Max: 12.36
Current: 6.04

-1.09
12.36
ROE (%) 23.40
SEARF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1141 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.77 vs. SEARF: 23.40 )
SEARF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -4.61   Max: 119.45
Current: 23.4

-4.61
119.45
ROA (%) 10.79
SEARF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1158 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.22 vs. SEARF: 10.79 )
SEARF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.84   Max: 23.42
Current: 10.79

-1.84
23.42
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -32.85
SEARF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1157 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.35 vs. SEARF: -32.85 )
SEARF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -22.16   Max: 52.9
Current: -32.85

-22.16
52.9
Revenue Growth (%) -5.20
SEARF's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. SEARF: -5.20 )
SEARF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 10.7
Current: -5.2

0
10.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 27.10
SEARF's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 843 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. SEARF: 27.10 )
SEARF' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 42
Current: 27.1

0
42
EPS Growth (%) 60.00
SEARF's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. SEARF: 60.00 )
SEARF' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -35.9   Max: 174.4
Current: 60

-35.9
174.4
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 6.60
SEARF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 22.80 vs. SEARF: 6.60 )
SEARF' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.46   Max: 44.79
Current: 6.6

2.46
44.79
P/B 1.54
SEARF's P/B is ranked higher than
70% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. SEARF: 1.54 )
SEARF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 5.68
Current: 1.54

0.76
5.68
P/S 0.40
SEARF's P/S is ranked higher than
77% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. SEARF: 0.40 )
SEARF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.4

0.21
0.66
EV-to-EBIT -3.91
SEARF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
51% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.16 vs. SEARF: -3.91 )
SEARF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.4   Max: 144.7
Current: -3.91

4.4
144.7
PEG 0.66
SEARF's PEG is ranked higher than
93% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SEARF: 0.66 )
SEARF' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 26.91
Current: 0.66

0.09
26.91
Shiller P/E 9.44
SEARF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
94% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 45.86 vs. SEARF: 9.44 )
SEARF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.9   Max: 28.68
Current: 9.44

3.9
28.68
Current Ratio 1.66
SEARF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 785 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. SEARF: 1.66 )
SEARF' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.12   Max: 2.25
Current: 1.66

1.12
2.25
Quick Ratio 0.61
SEARF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 785 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. SEARF: 0.61 )
SEARF' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 1.51
Current: 0.61

0.31
1.51

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.59
SEARF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
75% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.22 vs. SEARF: 1.59 )
SEARF' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 3.79
Current: 1.59

0.93
3.79
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.54
SEARF's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.47 vs. SEARF: 1.54 )
SEARF' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 2.44
Current: 1.54

0.42
2.44
Price/Median PS Value 1.02
SEARF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. SEARF: 1.02 )
SEARF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 2.46
Current: 1.02

0.57
2.46
Price/Graham Number 0.68
SEARF's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
90% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.44 vs. SEARF: 0.68 )
SEARF' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 2.51
Current: 0.68

0.41
2.51
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.60
SEARF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1066 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. SEARF: 0.60 )
SEARF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 22.5
Current: 0.6

0.7
22.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 4.89
SEARF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
69% of the 891 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.98 vs. SEARF: 4.89 )
SEARF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -13.1   Max: 36.6
Current: 4.89

-13.1
36.6

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Department Stores
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Traded in other countries:SCC.Canada
Sears Canada was incorporated under the laws of Canada on September 17, 1952. The Company changed its name from Simpsons-Sears Limited to Sears Canada Inc. It is a multi-format retailer and, as of March 14, 2013, has a network that includes 181 corporate stores, 258 Hometown Dealer stores, 9 Sears Home Services showrooms, over 1,500 catalogue and online merchandise pick-up locations, 101 Sears Travel offices and a nationwide home maintenance, repair, and installation network. The Company also publishes Canada's general merchandise catalogue and offers shopping online at Sears.ca. Its operations are focused on merchandising and include the sale of goods and services through the company's Retail channels, which includes its Full-line, Sears Home, Hometown Dealer, Outlet, Appliances and Mattresses, Corbeil stores, and its Direct (catalogue/internet) channel. It also includes service revenue related to product repair and home improvement. Commission revenues include travel, insurance, and performance payments which are mainly received from JPMorgan Chase under the Company's long-term credit card marketing and servicing alliance with JPMorgan Chase. The Company purchases its merchandise from approximately 2,300 domestic and international suppliers, many of which have long-standing relationships with the Company. The Company's competitors include traditional full-line department stores, discount department stores, wholesale clubs, ''big-box'' retailers, internet retailers and specialty stores offering alternative retail formats.

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