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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.04
JCP's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
96% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. JCP: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
JCP' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.34 Max: 1.44
Current: 0.04
0.01
1.44
Equity-to-Asset 0.12
JCP's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
94% of the 933 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. JCP: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
JCP' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.42
Current: 0.12
0.12
0.42
Interest Coverage 0.27
JCP's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
98% of the 828 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 26.28 vs. JCP: 0.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
JCP' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 5.04 Max: 12.34
Current: 0.27
0.27
12.34
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 1.18
Beneish M-Score: -2.94
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
vs
history
Operating Margin % 0.81
JCP's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
70% of the 945 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. JCP: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
JCP' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.47  Med: 1.89 Max: 9.66
Current: 0.81
-10.47
9.66
Net Margin % -2.57
JCP's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
81% of the 945 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. JCP: -2.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
JCP' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.78  Med: 0.28 Max: 5.79
Current: -2.57
-10.78
5.79
ROE % -25.20
JCP's ROE % is ranked lower than
90% of the 926 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.03 vs. JCP: -25.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
JCP' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -40.4  Med: 1.12 Max: 27.44
Current: -25.2
-40.4
27.44
ROA % -3.39
JCP's ROA % is ranked lower than
83% of the 950 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. JCP: -3.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
JCP' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.73  Med: 0.37 Max: 9.05
Current: -3.39
-11.73
9.05
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 1.71
JCP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
73% of the 946 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 12.28 vs. JCP: 1.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
JCP' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.05  Med: 5.03 Max: 41.97
Current: 1.71
-22.05
41.97
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -8.70
JCP's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
85% of the 786 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. JCP: -8.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
JCP' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26  Med: -9.8 Max: 9.8
Current: -8.7
-26
9.8
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -25.80
JCP's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
86% of the 595 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. JCP: -25.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
JCP' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -43.3  Med: -12.9 Max: 59.8
Current: -25.8
-43.3
59.8
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

JCP Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Joel Greenblatt 1,052,419 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 1,000,000 sh (+114.73%)
Paul Tudor Jones 27,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,700 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 5,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 14,922,400 sh (-16.78%)
Chuck Royce 1,126,284 sh (-23.64%)
Mario Gabelli 509,200 sh (-28.73%)
Steven Cohen 450,000 sh (-69.41%)
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Q2 2016

JCP Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 1,509,600 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 2,000,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 750,000 sh (+66.67%)
Chuck Royce 1,221,284 sh (+8.43%)
First Eagle Investment 5,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 14,849,500 sh (-0.49%)
Mario Gabelli 439,200 sh (-13.75%)
PRIMECAP Management 849,800 sh (-15.02%)
Joel Greenblatt 41,294 sh (-96.08%)
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Q3 2016

JCP Guru Trades in Q3 2016

George Soros 25,500 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 150,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 1,134,000 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 5,000 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 849,800 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 432,900 sh (-1.43%)
Chuck Royce 1,128,284 sh (-7.61%)
Jim Simons 13,539,100 sh (-8.82%)
Paul Tudor Jones 46,917 sh (-96.89%)
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Q4 2016

JCP Guru Trades in Q4 2016

David Tepper 5,079,886 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 1,596,198 sh (+40.76%)
Chuck Royce 1,436,784 sh (+27.34%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 60,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 5,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 420,600 sh (-2.84%)
PRIMECAP Management 778,900 sh (-8.34%)
Jim Simons 10,825,000 sh (-20.05%)
Paul Tudor Jones 20,300 sh (-56.73%)
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Department Stores    NAICS: 452111    SIC: 5311
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JC Penney Co Inc sells merchandise and services to consumers through department stores and website at jcpenney.com. Its products include family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products and home furnishings.

JC Penney Co Inc was incorporated in the State of the State of Delaware on January 22, 2002. Its business consists of selling merchandise and services to consumers through department stores and website at jcpenney.com, which utilizes fully optimized applications for desktop, mobile and tablet devices. Its department stores and website generally serve the same type of customers, its website offers virtually the same mix of merchandise as in store assortment along with other extended categories that are not offered in store, and the department stores generally accept returns from sales made in stores and via website. It fulfills online customer purchases by direct shipment to the customer from distribution facilities and stores or from suppliers' warehouses and by in store customer pick up. It sells family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products through Sephora inside JCPenney and home furnishings. In addition, its department stores provide customers with services such as styling salon, optical, portrait photography and custom decorating. It operates approximately 1,021 department stores throughout the continental United States, Alaska and Puerto Rico, of which 418 were owned, including 118 stores located on ground leases. Its competitors include other department stores, discounters, home furnishing stores, specialty retailers, wholesale clubs, direct-to-consumer businesses, including those on the Internet, and other forms of retail commerce. The Company's trademarks include JCPenney, JCP, Liz Claiborne, Claiborne, Okie Dokie, Worthington, a.n.a, St. John's Bay, The Original Arizona Jean Company, Ambrielle, Decree, Stafford, J. Ferrar, Xersion, Total Girl, monet, JCPenney Home, Studio JCP Home, Home Collection by JCPenney, Made for Life, Stylus, Sleep Chic, Home Expressions and Cooks JCPenney Home. The Company's business is subject to a wide array of laws and regulations.

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Forward PE Ratio 12.36
JCP's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.21 vs. JCP: 12.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 1.76
JCP's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 1015 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. JCP: 1.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
JCP' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.35  Med: 1.96 Max: 2.85
Current: 1.76
1.35
2.85
PS Ratio 0.16
JCP's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 1002 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. JCP: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
JCP' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.19 Max: 0.28
Current: 0.16
0.16
0.28
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 17.06
JCP's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
62% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.40 vs. JCP: 17.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
JCP' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.1  Med: 22.76 Max: 28.77
Current: 17.06
14.1
28.77
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 4.13
JCP's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
86% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.88 vs. JCP: 4.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
JCP' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.13  Med: 7.13 Max: 15.09
Current: 4.13
4.13
15.09
EV-to-EBIT 65.14
JCP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
92% of the 827 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.49 vs. JCP: 65.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
JCP' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -360.4  Med: 76.6 Max: 1070.4
Current: 65.14
-360.4
1070.4
EV-to-EBITDA 9.29
JCP's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
61% of the 872 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.90 vs. JCP: 9.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
JCP' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.29  Med: 10.9 Max: 14.3
Current: 9.29
9.29
14.3
Shiller PE Ratio 47.85
JCP's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.22 vs. JCP: 47.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
JCP' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.73  Med: 17.42 Max: 79.23
Current: 47.85
5.73
79.23
Current Ratio 1.47
JCP's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 913 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. JCP: 1.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
JCP' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.08  Med: 1.96 Max: 2.67
Current: 1.47
1.08
2.67
Quick Ratio 0.22
JCP's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
92% of the 912 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. JCP: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
JCP' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.79 Max: 1.6
Current: 0.22
0.22
1.6
Days Inventory 143.95
JCP's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
73% of the 886 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 88.95 vs. JCP: 143.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
JCP' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 101.21  Med: 110.8 Max: 143.95
Current: 143.95
101.21
143.95
Days Payable 67.63
JCP's Days Payable is ranked higher than
65% of the 660 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 52.41 vs. JCP: 67.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
JCP' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.78  Med: 41.93 Max: 67.63
Current: 67.63
33.78
67.63

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 0.38
JCP's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
95% of the 1188 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.91 vs. JCP: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
JCP' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.52 Max: 1.41
Current: 0.38
0.2
1.41
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -11.80
JCP's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. JCP: -11.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
JCP' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.2  Med: -1.4 Max: 6.4
Current: -11.8
-12.2
6.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.76
JCP's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
54% of the 932 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. JCP: 1.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
JCP' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.43  Med: 2.2 Max: 2.85
Current: 1.76
1.43
2.85
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.84
JCP's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. JCP: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
JCP' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.84  Med: 1.03 Max: 1.46
Current: 0.84
0.84
1.46
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 1.50
JCP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
71% of the 1047 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.27 vs. JCP: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
JCP' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.8 Max: 1.5
Current: 1.5
0.1
1.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -23.63
JCP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
88% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. JCP: -23.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
JCP' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -40.8  Med: 3.8 Max: 36.2
Current: -23.63
-40.8
36.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $12,582
EPS (TTM) $ -1.05
Beta0.35
Short Percentage of Float24.97%
52-Week Range $6.35 - 11.99
Shares Outstanding (Mil)308.30

Analyst Estimate

Jan17 Jan18 Jan19
Revenue (Mil $) 12,549 12,763 12,906
EPS ($) -0.04 0.48 0.65
EPS without NRI ($) -0.04 0.48 0.65
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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