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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 0.24
SHOS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
53% of the 1083 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. SHOS: 0.24 )
SHOS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.17   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.24

Equity to Asset 0.70
SHOS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
85% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. SHOS: 0.70 )
SHOS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 0.83
Current: 0.7

0.7
0.83
Interest Coverage 110.71
SHOS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
75% of the 776 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 34.17 vs. SHOS: 110.71 )
SHOS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 60.54   Max: 195.87
Current: 110.71

60.54
195.87
Z-Score: 4.70
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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history
Operating margin (%) 4.06
SHOS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1074 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. SHOS: 4.06 )
SHOS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.36   Max: 4.06
Current: 4.06

2.36
4.06
Net-margin (%) 2.45
SHOS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. SHOS: 2.45 )
SHOS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.41   Max: 2.45
Current: 2.45

1.41
2.45
ROE (%) 10.61
SHOS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1056 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.28 vs. SHOS: 10.61 )
SHOS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 6.14   Max: 10.61
Current: 10.61

6.14
10.61
ROA (%) 7.65
SHOS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1072 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. SHOS: 7.65 )
SHOS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 5.07   Max: 7.65
Current: 7.65

5.07
7.65
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 31.84
SHOS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.54 vs. SHOS: 31.84 )
SHOS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 15.41   Max: 31.84
Current: 31.84

15.41
31.84
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Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

SHOS Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Whitney Tilson 40,991 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 104,656 sh (+44.04%)
Steven Cohen 269,546 sh (+1.15%)
Murray Stahl 694,143 sh (+0.2%)
Edward Lampert 9,086,583 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2013

SHOS Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jeremy Grantham 9,400 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 217,800 sh (+108.11%)
Whitney Tilson 47,059 sh (+14.8%)
Murray Stahl 741,386 sh (+6.81%)
Steven Cohen 281,308 sh (+4.36%)
Edward Lampert 5,786,416 sh (-36.32%)
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Q3 2013

SHOS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

First Pacific Advisors 277,100 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 15,200 sh (+61.7%)
Edward Lampert 5,786,416 sh (unchged)
Whitney Tilson Sold Out
Murray Stahl 739,652 sh (-0.23%)
Steven Cohen 235,785 sh (-16.18%)
Chuck Royce 84,500 sh (-61.2%)
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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%)
» More
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SHOS

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Edward Lampert 2013-06-30 Reduce -36.32%3.31%$39.08 - $56.65 $ 22.34-50%5786416
Edward Lampert 2012-12-31 New Buy7.7%$29.77 - $37.14 $ 22.34-31%9086583
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Eddie Lampert has purchased a total of 173,574 new shares of a stock he already holds, Sears Hometown Outlet Stores Inc. (SHOS). The three transactions took place over April 15, 16 and 17, at share prices of $20.03, $20.62 and $21.53, respectively. Following the increases he owns a total of 5,959,990 shares, or 25.7% of the company’s stock. Read more...
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CEO and President of Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores Inc. Bruce Johnson Bought 3,000 Shares
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 12.50
SHOS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
83% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.70 vs. SHOS: 12.50 )
SHOS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.2   Max: 23.91
Current: 12.5

11.2
23.91
P/B 0.80
SHOS's P/B is ranked higher than
80% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. SHOS: 0.80 )
SHOS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 2.21
Current: 0.8

0.8
2.21
P/S 0.20
SHOS's P/S is ranked higher than
86% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. SHOS: 0.20 )
SHOS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 0.53
Current: 0.2

0.2
0.53
EV-to-EBIT 8.70
SHOS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
81% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.30 vs. SHOS: 8.70 )
SHOS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.6   Max: 14.6
Current: 8.7

7.6
14.6
PEG 0.70
SHOS's PEG is ranked higher than
83% of the 521 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. SHOS: 0.70 )
SHOS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0   Max: 1.2
Current: 0.7

0
1.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 24.50
SHOS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
63% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. SHOS: 24.50 )
SHOS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 25.04   Max: 70.19
Current: 24.5

25.04
70.19
Price/Tangible Book 1.20
SHOS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
73% of the 953 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. SHOS: 1.20 )
SHOS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.53   Max: 2.49
Current: 1.2

1.53
2.49
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
SHOS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 1025 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. SHOS: 0.70 )
SHOS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 1.39
Current: 0.7

0.86
1.39
Price/Graham Number 0.80
SHOS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
78% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. SHOS: 0.80 )
SHOS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 1.59
Current: 0.8

1.03
1.59
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 11.50
SHOS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
82% of the 983 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. SHOS: 11.50 )
SHOS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.9   Max: 13.1
Current: 11.5

6.9
13.1

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. It is a national retailer primarily focused on selling home appliances, hardware, tools and lawn and garden equipment. The Company and its dealers and franchisees operate approximately 1,238 stores across all 50 states and Puerto Rico, Guam and Bermuda. In addition to merchandise, it provides its customers with access to a full suite of services, including home delivery and installation and product protection agreements. The Company operates through two segments - the Sears Hometown and Hardware segment and the Sears Outlet segment. The Company's Sears 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, tools, lawn and garden equipment, sporting goods, consumer electronics and household goods, depending on the particular store. The Company's Sears Outlet stores are designed to provide its customers with 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, lawn and garden equipment, apparel, mattresses, televisions, sporting goods and tools, and at prices that are significantly lower than manufacturers' suggested retail prices. the Sears Hometown and Hardware segment consists of the following: 944 Sears Hometown Stores - Primarily independently owned stores, predominantly located in smaller communities and offering appliances, consumer electronics, lawn and garden equipment, and hardware. Most of its Hometown Stores carry proprietary Sears brand products, such as Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard, as well as a wide assortment of other national brands; 96 Sears Hardware Stores- Neighborhood hardware stores that carry Craftsman brand tools and lawn and garden equipment, DieHard brand batteries and a wide assortment of other national brands and other home improvement products. 93 of these locations also offer a selection of Kenmore and other national brands of home appliances; and 76 Sears Home Appliance Showrooms - Innovative stores that have a simple, primarily appliance, showroom design that are predominantly located in metropolitan areas. The Sears Outlet segment consists of approximately 122 Sears Outlet Stores. These locations offer new, one-of-a-kind, out-of-carton, discontinued, obsolete, used, reconditioned, overstocked and scratched and dented products, including home appliances, lawn and garden equipment, apparel, mattresses, televisions, sporting goods and tools at prices that are significantly lower than manufacturers' suggested retail prices. The Company offers its customers a broad selection of products, including well-known consumer brand names such as Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, and it strive

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