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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 0.30
KSS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
60% of the 1284 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. KSS: 0.30 )
KSS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 1.09
Current: 0.3

0.02
1.09
Equity to Asset 0.42
KSS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
66% of the 1271 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. KSS: 0.42 )
KSS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 0.65
Current: 0.42

0.42
0.65
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.11
M-Score: -2.75
WACC vs ROIC
9.74%
11.09%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 8.88
KSS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.88 vs. KSS: 8.88 )
KSS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 7.78   Max: 11.82
Current: 8.88

7.78
11.82
Net-margin (%) 4.56
KSS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.14 vs. KSS: 4.56 )
KSS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.78   Max: 7.11
Current: 4.56

3.78
7.11
ROE (%) 14.74
KSS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1266 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.72 vs. KSS: 14.74 )
KSS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 13.58   Max: 22.09
Current: 14.74

13.58
22.09
ROA (%) 6.02
KSS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1290 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.98 vs. KSS: 6.02 )
KSS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 6.02   Max: 12.19
Current: 6.02

6.02
12.19
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 16.21
KSS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1286 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.53 vs. KSS: 16.21 )
KSS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 16.46   Max: 46.14
Current: 16.21

16.46
46.14
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.40
KSS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. KSS: 10.40 )
KSS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 5.3   Max: 25.5
Current: 10.4

5.3
25.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 5.20
KSS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 912 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. KSS: 5.20 )
KSS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 5.2   Max: 34.4
Current: 5.2

5.2
34.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -0.50
KSS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 854 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. KSS: -0.50 )
KSS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -0.7   Max: 34.9
Current: -0.5

-0.7
34.9
» KSS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

KSS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

George Soros 180,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 24,279 sh (+394.08%)
Joel Greenblatt 504,768 sh (+356.66%)
David Dreman 50,446 sh (+62.22%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2,327,000 sh (+18.38%)
Robert Olstein 164,000 sh (+17.14%)
Richard Snow 233,998 sh (+3.91%)
Richard Pzena 1,391,675 sh (+3.22%)
John Buckingham 90,663 sh (+2.91%)
John Hussman 8,300 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 2,042,000 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis 235,110 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 5,500,000 sh (-4.35%)
James Barrow 576,090 sh (-7.05%)
Jeremy Grantham 66,293 sh (-55.17%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,000 sh (-78.49%)
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Q2 2014

KSS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ray Dalio 97,651 sh (New)
Jim Simons 452,200 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 17,796 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 17,300 sh (+73.00%)
Bill Nygren 3,442,000 sh (+68.56%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2,940,333 sh (+26.36%)
Richard Pzena 1,494,500 sh (+7.39%)
John Buckingham 92,375 sh (+1.89%)
Steven Cohen 80,000 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 164,000 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 5,500,000 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis 235,110 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
James Barrow Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 487,609 sh (-3.40%)
David Dreman 35,830 sh (-28.97%)
John Hussman 4,150 sh (-50.00%)
Richard Snow 78,783 sh (-66.33%)
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Q3 2014

KSS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Stanley Druckenmiller 323,900 sh (New)
Bill Nygren 4,682,000 sh (+36.03%)
Richard Pzena 1,537,750 sh (+2.89%)
John Buckingham 94,413 sh (+2.21%)
Chris Davis 235,310 sh (+0.09%)
John Hussman 4,150 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 5,500,000 sh (unchged)
Richard Snow Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 484,329 sh (-0.67%)
David Dreman 35,487 sh (-0.96%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 17,468 sh (-1.84%)
Robert Olstein 140,000 sh (-14.63%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2,443,012 sh (-16.91%)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,600 sh (-27.17%)
Jim Simons 191,900 sh (-57.56%)
Ray Dalio 40,751 sh (-58.27%)
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Q4 2014

KSS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Pioneer Investments 436,833 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 250,000 sh (New)
John Hussman 100,000 sh (+2309.64%)
Jim Simons 459,900 sh (+139.66%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,106,548 sh (+128.47%)
Paul Tudor Jones 18,557 sh (+47.28%)
Ray Dalio 58,700 sh (+44.05%)
Robert Olstein 160,000 sh (+14.29%)
David Dreman 35,870 sh (+1.08%)
John Buckingham 94,597 sh (+0.19%)
Brian Rogers 5,500,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren Sold Out
Chris Davis 235,230 sh (-0.03%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 17,293 sh (-1.00%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2,364,312 sh (-3.22%)
Stanley Druckenmiller 229,900 sh (-29.02%)
Richard Pzena 684,550 sh (-55.48%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 17.70
KSS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1365 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 27.40 vs. KSS: 17.70 )
KSS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.44   Max: 27.72
Current: 17.7

8.44
27.72
Forward P/E 16.34
KSS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 1365 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 24.69 vs. KSS: 16.34 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 17.60
KSS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1365 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 27.10 vs. KSS: 17.60 )
KSS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.44   Max: 27.65
Current: 17.6

8.44
27.65
P/B 2.53
KSS's P/B is ranked higher than
64% of the 1365 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. KSS: 2.53 )
KSS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.25   Max: 4.39
Current: 2.53

1.25
4.39
P/S 0.81
KSS's P/S is ranked higher than
65% of the 1365 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. KSS: 0.81 )
KSS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 1.69
Current: 0.81

0.49
1.69
PFCF 11.36
KSS's PFCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 1365 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 47.64 vs. KSS: 11.36 )
KSS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.44   Max: 1761.5
Current: 11.36

8.44
1761.5
POCF 7.55
KSS's POCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 1365 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.23 vs. KSS: 7.55 )
KSS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.8   Max: 25.32
Current: 7.55

4.8
25.32
EV-to-EBIT 11.40
KSS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
85% of the 1365 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.90 vs. KSS: 11.40 )
KSS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.1   Max: 18.3
Current: 11.4

6.1
18.3
PEG 2.05
KSS's PEG is ranked higher than
87% of the 1365 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KSS: 2.05 )
KSS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 1.93
Current: 2.05

0.45
1.93
Shiller P/E 18.44
KSS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 1365 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 49.07 vs. KSS: 18.44 )
KSS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.31   Max: 36.39
Current: 18.44

9.31
36.39
Current Ratio 1.99
KSS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 1281 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. KSS: 1.99 )
KSS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.78   Max: 2.84
Current: 1.99

1.78
2.84
Quick Ratio 0.66
KSS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 1281 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. KSS: 0.66 )
KSS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 1.44
Current: 0.66

0.06
1.44
Days Inventory 123.95
KSS's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
65% of the 1365 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 99.00 vs. KSS: 123.95 )
KSS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 81.01   Max: 115.97
Current: 123.95

81.01
115.97
Days Sales Outstanding 1.00
KSS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
97% of the 1365 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 22.48 vs. KSS: 1.00 )
KSS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 26.84   Max: 44.85
Current: 1

26.84
44.85

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.15
KSS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
57% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. KSS: 2.15 )
KSS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 3.05
Current: 2.15

0.45
3.05
Dividend Payout 0.37
KSS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
85% of the 1365 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. KSS: 0.37 )
KSS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 0.37
Current: 0.37

0.23
0.37
Dividend growth (3y) 16.00
KSS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
84% of the 661 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. KSS: 16.00 )
KSS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 16
Current: 16

0
16
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.20
KSS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
53% of the 919 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. KSS: 2.20 )
KSS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 3.05
Current: 2.2

0.45
3.05
Share Buyback Rate 9.00
KSS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
97% of the 837 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. KSS: 9.00 )
KSS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 10.4   Max: -3.9
Current: 9

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.53
KSS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
71% of the 1365 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. KSS: 2.53 )
KSS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 10.81
Current: 2.53

1.7
10.81
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.80
KSS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. KSS: 8.80 )
KSS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.5   Max: 16.3
Current: 8.8

5.5
16.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 13.38
KSS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
81% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.47 vs. KSS: 13.38 )
KSS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 11.4   Max: 24.4
Current: 13.38

11.4
24.4

Analyst Estimate

Jan16 Jan17 Jan18
Revenue(Mil) 19,478 19,971 20,571
EPS($) 4.61 5.23 5.84
EPS without NRI($) 4.61 5.23 5.84

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Department Stores
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Traded in other countries:KHP.Germany, KSS.Mexico,
Kohl's Corp was organized in 1988 as a Wisconsin corporation. It operates department stores that sell moderately priced exclusive and national brand apparel, footwear, accessories, beauty and home products. The Company stores generally carry a consistent merchandise assortment with some differences attributable to regional preferences. Its website includes merchandise which is available in its stores, as well as merchandise which is available only on-line. The Company's private brands include Apt. 9, Croft & Barrow, Jumping Beans, SO and Sonoma Life + Style. Its exclusive brands include Food Network, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Rock & Republic and Simply Vera Vera Wang. The Company's main competitors are traditional department stores, upscale mass merchandisers, off-price retailers, specialty stores and on-line only retailers. Its operations are subject to federal, state or local laws, rules and regulations, any of which might change from time to time.
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