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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.28
SHOS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
59% of the 1273 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. SHOS: 0.28 )
SHOS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.17   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.28

Equity to Asset 0.71
SHOS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
90% of the 1260 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. SHOS: 0.71 )
SHOS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 0.83
Current: 0.71

0.69
0.83
Interest Coverage 20.05
SHOS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
66% of the 876 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 33.11 vs. SHOS: 20.05 )
SHOS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 20.05   Max: 195.87
Current: 20.05

20.05
195.87
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 4.29
M-Score: -1.90
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 (%) 1.38
SHOS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1273 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. SHOS: 1.38 )
SHOS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.36   Max: 4.06
Current: 1.38

2.36
4.06
Net-margin (%) 0.77
SHOS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1273 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.39 vs. SHOS: 0.77 )
SHOS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.41   Max: 2.45
Current: 0.77

1.41
2.45
ROE (%) 3.11
SHOS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1248 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.06 vs. SHOS: 3.11 )
SHOS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 6.15   Max: 12.29
Current: 3.11

6.15
12.29
ROA (%) 2.20
SHOS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1277 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.17 vs. SHOS: 2.20 )
SHOS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 4.35   Max: 10.14
Current: 2.2

4.35
10.14
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.40
SHOS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1273 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.09 vs. SHOS: 8.40 )
SHOS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 16.89   Max: 30.82
Current: 8.4

16.89
30.82
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

SHOS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 88,402 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 267,300 sh (+216.33%)
Murray Stahl 918,233 sh (+24.14%)
Jeremy Grantham 15,400 sh (+1.32%)
Edward Lampert 5,786,416 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
First Pacific Advisors 249,900 sh (-9.82%)
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Q1 2014

SHOS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 199,584 sh (+125.77%)
Murray Stahl 1,636,334 sh (+78.2%)
Chuck Royce 274,000 sh (+2.51%)
Edward Lampert 5,786,416 sh (unchged)
First Pacific Advisors 249,900 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 14,700 sh (-4.55%)
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Q2 2014

SHOS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

First Pacific Advisors 525,200 sh (+110.16%)
Chuck Royce 323,300 sh (+17.99%)
Murray Stahl 1,797,702 sh (+9.86%)
Edward Lampert 5,786,416 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 13,100 sh (-10.88%)
Jim Simons 63,477 sh (-68.2%)
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Q3 2014

SHOS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Francis Chou 890,170 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 352,745 sh (+9.11%)
Murray Stahl 1,810,963 sh (+0.74%)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Jim Simons 62,700 sh (-1.22%)
First Pacific Advisors 500,200 sh (-4.76%)
Edward Lampert 4,954,657 sh (-14.37%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SHOS

(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
Edward Lampert 2014-09-30 Reduce -14.37%0.79%$15.5 - $21.7 $ 14.45-23%4954657
Whitney Tilson 2013-09-30 Sold Out 2%$30.565 - $44.2 $ 14.45-62%0
Edward Lampert 2013-06-30 Reduce -36.32%3.31%$39.08 - $56.65 $ 14.45-68%5786416
Whitney Tilson 2013-06-30 Add 14.8%0.26%$39.08 - $56.65 $ 14.45-68%47059
Whitney Tilson 2013-03-31 New Buy1.4%$32.56 - $45.91 $ 14.45-64%40991
Edward Lampert 2012-12-31 New Buy7.7%$29.77 - $37.14 $ 14.45-55%9086583
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 17.60
SHOS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1354 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 24.70 vs. SHOS: 17.60 )
SHOS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.89   Max: 26.72
Current: 17.6

11.89
26.72
P/B 0.54
SHOS's P/B is ranked higher than
95% of the 1354 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.28 vs. SHOS: 0.54 )
SHOS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 2.21
Current: 0.54

0.54
2.21
P/S 0.14
SHOS's P/S is ranked higher than
94% of the 1354 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. SHOS: 0.14 )
SHOS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 0.53
Current: 0.14

0.14
0.53
EV-to-EBIT 11.21
SHOS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 1354 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.90 vs. SHOS: 11.21 )
SHOS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.6   Max: 16.4
Current: 11.21

7.6
16.4
Current Ratio 2.21
SHOS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 1267 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. SHOS: 2.21 )
SHOS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.06   Max: 3.75
Current: 2.21

2.06
3.75
Quick Ratio 0.23
SHOS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 1267 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. SHOS: 0.23 )
SHOS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 0.25
Current: 0.23

0.11
0.25

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 10.40
SHOS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 1354 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SHOS: 10.40 )
SHOS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 14.34   Max: 70.19
Current: 10.4

14.34
70.19
Price/Tangible Book 0.75
SHOS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
91% of the 1354 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. SHOS: 0.75 )
SHOS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 2.49
Current: 0.75

1.03
2.49
Price/Median PS Value 0.48
SHOS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 1354 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. SHOS: 0.48 )
SHOS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 1.51
Current: 0.48

0.66
1.51
Price/Graham Number 0.76
SHOS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
91% of the 1354 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.62 vs. SHOS: 0.76 )
SHOS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 1.59
Current: 0.76

0.82
1.59
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.90
SHOS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1252 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. SHOS: 8.90 )
SHOS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.1   Max: 13.2
Current: 8.9

6.1
13.2

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Department Stores
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Traded in other countries:0SH.Germany
Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores Inc was incorporated in Delaware on April 23, 2012. The Company is a national retailer primarily focused on selling home appliances, lawn and garden equipment, tools, and hardware. The Company along with its dealers and franchisees operated approximately 1,260 stores across all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Bermuda as of February 1, 2014. In addition to merchandise, it provides its customers with access to services, including home delivery, installation and extended-service plans. The Company operates through two segments: the Sears Hometown and Hardware segment and the Sears Outlet segment. The Company's Hometown and Hardware segment's stores are designed to provide its customers with in-store and online access to a wide selection of national brands of home appliances, lawn and garden equipment, tools, sporting goods, and household goods, depending on the particular store. The Company's Outlet stores are designed to provide in-store and online access to purchase new, one-of-a-kind, out-of-carton, discontinued, obsolete, used, reconditioned, overstocked and scratched and dented products, collectively, outlet-value products across a broad assortment of merchandise categories, including home appliances, mattresses, apparel, and lawn and garden equipment at prices that are lower than manufacturers' suggested retail prices. Hometown segment operates through three distinct formats: Sears Hometown Stores, Sears Hardware Stores, and Sears Home Appliance Showrooms. Hometown Stores offers products and services across a number of merchandise categories, including home appliances, lawn and garden equipment, tools, sporting goods, and household goods, with the majority of business driven by home appliance and lawn and garden sales. Its products banded with the KENMORE, CRAFTSMAN, and DIEHARD marks, and an assortment of other national brands. As of February 1, 2014, there were 93, Hometown Stores in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Bermuda. 926 of these stores are operated by independent dealers and five stores are operated by the Company. Hardware Stores offer products and services across a number of merchandise categories with sales driven by home appliances, lawn and garden equipment, tools, and other home improvement products. As of February 1, 2014, there were 85 Hardware Stores in 16 states. The Home Appliance Showrooms offer home appliances and related services in stores primarily located in strip malls and lifestyle centers of metropolitan areas. As of February 1, 2014, there were 101 Home Appliance Showrooms in 23 states. The Sears Outlet stores are designed to provide in-store and online access to purchase outlet-value products across a broad assortment of merchandise categories, including home appliances, mattresses, apparel, sporting goods, lawn and garden equipment, tools, and other household goods, including furniture, at prices that are lower than manufacturers' suggested retail prices. The Company com
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