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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.90
SHOS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
51% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. SHOS: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SHOS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.38 Max: N/A
Current: 0.9
Equity to Asset 0.65
SHOS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
76% of the 846 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. SHOS: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SHOS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.64  Med: 0.70 Max: 0.83
Current: 0.65
0.64
0.83
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 3.42
M-Score: -4.66
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 (%) -7.39
SHOS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. SHOS: -7.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SHOS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -7.26  Med: 2.52 Max: 4.06
Current: -7.39
-7.26
4.06
Net-margin (%) -7.25
SHOS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. SHOS: -7.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SHOS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -7.16  Med: 1.47 Max: 2.45
Current: -7.25
-7.16
2.45
ROE (%) -34.55
SHOS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.72 vs. SHOS: -34.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SHOS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -33.34  Med: 8.52 Max: 12.29
Current: -34.55
-33.34
12.29
ROA (%) -23.23
SHOS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. SHOS: -23.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SHOS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -22.61  Med: 6.36 Max: 10.14
Current: -23.23
-22.61
10.14
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -44.35
SHOS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 903 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.07 vs. SHOS: -44.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SHOS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -41.9  Med: 23.53 Max: 31.05
Current: -44.35
-41.9
31.05
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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

First Pacific Advisors 13,900 sh (+63.53%)
Edward Lampert 4,954,657 sh (unchged)
Francis Chou 1,322,209 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 1,610,385 sh (-2.82%)
Chuck Royce 291,345 sh (-21.20%)
Jim Simons 44,100 sh (-67.06%)
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Q2 2015

SHOS Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 161,200 sh (+265.53%)
Chuck Royce 351,845 sh (+20.77%)
First Pacific Advisors 13,900 sh (unchged)
Francis Chou 1,322,209 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 1,552,668 sh (-3.58%)
Edward Lampert 4,773,858 sh (-3.65%)
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Ratios

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P/B 0.41
SHOS's P/B is ranked higher than
93% of the 846 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. SHOS: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SHOS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.87 Max: 2.21
Current: 0.41
0.37
2.21
P/S 0.07
SHOS's P/S is ranked higher than
95% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. SHOS: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SHOS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.21 Max: 0.53
Current: 0.07
0.07
0.53
PFCF 2.40
SHOS's PFCF is ranked higher than
95% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.54 vs. SHOS: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SHOS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.15  Med: 10.83 Max: 26.06
Current: 2.4
2.15
26.06
POCF 2.08
SHOS's POCF is ranked higher than
96% of the 618 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 12.72 vs. SHOS: 2.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SHOS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.86  Med: 8.28 Max: 15.54
Current: 2.08
1.86
15.54
Current Ratio 2.21
SHOS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 856 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. SHOS: 2.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SHOS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.06  Med: 2.21 Max: 3.75
Current: 2.21
2.06
3.75
Quick Ratio 0.29
SHOS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
89% of the 856 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. SHOS: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SHOS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.22 Max: 0.29
Current: 0.29
0.11
0.29
Days Inventory 93.55
SHOS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
55% of the 861 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 81.82 vs. SHOS: 93.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SHOS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 39.46  Med: 85.84 Max: 93.59
Current: 93.55
39.46
93.59
Days Sales Outstanding 3.17
SHOS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
80% of the 731 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.01 vs. SHOS: 3.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SHOS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 1.4  Med: 2.01 Max: 2.9
Current: 3.17
1.4
2.9

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 0.63
SHOS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.54 vs. SHOS: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
SHOS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.57  Med: 1.89 Max: 3.82
Current: 0.63
0.57
3.82
Price/Tangible Book 0.41
SHOS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
93% of the 784 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. SHOS: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SHOS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.26 Max: 2.49
Current: 0.41
0.37
2.49
Price/Median PS Value 0.34
SHOS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. SHOS: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SHOS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.31  Med: 1.04 Max: 1.97
Current: 0.34
0.31
1.97
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -96.20
SHOS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 883 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. SHOS: -96.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SHOS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.1  Med: 9.40 Max: 13.2
Current: -96.2
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 focused on selling home appliances, lawn and garden equipment, tools, and hardware. The Company also provides its customers with access to a full suite of related services, including home delivery, installation, and extended-service plans. The Company operates through two segments- the Sears Hometown and Hardware segment (Hometown) and the Sears Outlet segment (Outlet). The Company's Hometown stores are designed to provide customers with in-store and online access to 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 list prices. The Company provides brand and marketing support and inventory on consignment. The Company also authorized dealers and franchisees to sell post-sale services, such as extended-service plans, for which the Company pays commissions. The Company's products include KENMORE, CRAFTSMAN, and DIEHARD. The Company The key competitors of the Hometown Stores, the Hardware Stores, and the Home Appliance Showrooms are The Home Depot and Lowe's, as well as Ace Hardware and True Value for the Hardware Stores, and Tractor Supply for the Hometown Stores and the Hardware Stores, all of which offer consumers lines of merchandise that are the same as or similar to lines of merchandise offered by the Hometown Stores, the Hardware Stores, and the Home Appliance Showrooms. Sears Holdings' stores offer consumers lines of merchandise that are similar to the lines of merchandise offered by the Hometown Stores, the Hardware Stores, and the Home Appliance Showrooms.
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