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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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.23
SHOS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
54% of the 1463 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. SHOS: 0.23 )
SHOS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.17   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.23

Equity to Asset 0.65
SHOS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
85% of the 1387 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. SHOS: 0.65 )
SHOS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 0.83
Current: 0.65

0.65
0.83
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 3.47
M-Score: -4.33
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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -7.26
SHOS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.62 vs. SHOS: -7.26 )
SHOS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -7.26   Max: 4.06
Current: -7.26

-7.26
4.06
Net-margin (%) -7.16
SHOS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.04 vs. SHOS: -7.16 )
SHOS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -7.16   Max: 2.45
Current: -7.16

-7.16
2.45
ROE (%) -32.08
SHOS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1442 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.16 vs. SHOS: -32.08 )
SHOS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -33.34   Max: 12.29
Current: -32.08

-33.34
12.29
ROA (%) -21.88
SHOS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1467 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.97 vs. SHOS: -21.88 )
SHOS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -22.61   Max: 10.14
Current: -21.88

-22.61
10.14
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -42.77
SHOS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1463 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.81 vs. SHOS: -42.77 )
SHOS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -42.68   Max: 30.82
Current: -42.77

-42.68
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

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 6,160,542 sh (+0.40%)
Edward Lampert 6,135,063 sh (+2.30%)
Edward Lampert 5,786,416 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 13,100 sh (-10.88%)
Jim Simons 63,477 sh (-68.20%)
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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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Q4 2014

SHOS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 133,872 sh (+113.51%)
Francis Chou 1,322,209 sh (+48.53%)
Chuck Royce 369,745 sh (+4.82%)
Murray Stahl 1,657,084 sh (unchged)
Edward Lampert 4,954,657 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 1,657,084 sh (-8.50%)
First Pacific Advisors 8,500 sh (-98.30%)
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Q1 2015

SHOS Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Francis Chou 1,322,209 sh (unchged)
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Ratios

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history
P/B 0.40
SHOS's P/B is ranked higher than
97% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.59 vs. SHOS: 0.40 )
SHOS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 2.21
Current: 0.4

0.39
2.21
P/S 0.10
SHOS's P/S is ranked higher than
98% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. SHOS: 0.10 )
SHOS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 0.53
Current: 0.1

0.07
0.53
PFCF 13.60
SHOS's PFCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 90.44 vs. SHOS: 13.60 )
SHOS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.34   Max: 26.06
Current: 13.6

6.34
26.06
POCF 6.79
SHOS's POCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.17 vs. SHOS: 6.79 )
SHOS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.83   Max: 15.54
Current: 6.79

5.83
15.54
Current Ratio 2.25
SHOS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 1397 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. SHOS: 2.25 )
SHOS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.13   Max: 3.75
Current: 2.25

2.13
3.75
Quick Ratio 0.25
SHOS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 1397 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. SHOS: 0.25 )
SHOS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 0.25
Current: 0.25

0.11
0.25
Days Inventory 95.12
SHOS's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
71% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 101.42 vs. SHOS: 95.12 )
SHOS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 39.46   Max: 93.59
Current: 95.12

39.46
93.59
Days Sales Outstanding 2.39
SHOS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
93% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 27.48 vs. SHOS: 2.39 )
SHOS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 2.9
Current: 2.39

1.4
2.9

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 5.60
SHOS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SHOS: 5.60 )
SHOS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 3.56
Current: 5.6

0.94
3.56
Price/Tangible Book 0.40
SHOS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
97% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. SHOS: 0.40 )
SHOS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 2.49
Current: 0.4

0.8
2.49
Price/Median PS Value 0.30
SHOS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. SHOS: 0.30 )
SHOS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 1.54
Current: 0.3

0.45
1.54
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -72.90
SHOS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
68% of the 1437 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. SHOS: -72.90 )
SHOS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -71.4   Max: 13.2
Current: -72.9

-71.4
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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