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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 0.08
JCP's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
90% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. JCP: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
JCP' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.19 Max: N/A
Current: 0.08
Equity-to-Asset 0.14
JCP's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
93% of the 929 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. JCP: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
JCP' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.34 Max: 0.42
Current: 0.14
0.12
0.42
Interest Coverage 0.75
JCP's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
96% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 28.32 vs. JCP: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
JCP' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 3.6 Max: 12.34
Current: 0.75
0.75
12.34
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 1.33
Beneish M-Score: -2.69
WACC vs ROIC
4.85%
5.30%
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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 2.15
JCP's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
62% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. JCP: 2.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
JCP' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.47  Med: 1.57 Max: 9.51
Current: 2.15
-10.47
9.51
Net Margin % -0.89
JCP's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
78% of the 942 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. JCP: -0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
JCP' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.78  Med: -0.44 Max: 5.59
Current: -0.89
-10.78
5.59
ROE % -9.03
JCP's ROE % is ranked lower than
85% of the 923 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.44 vs. JCP: -9.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
JCP' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -40.84  Med: -1.57 Max: 23.15
Current: -9.03
-40.84
23.15
ROA % -1.21
JCP's ROA % is ranked lower than
78% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. JCP: -1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
JCP' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.84  Med: -0.62 Max: 8.24
Current: -1.21
-11.84
8.24
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 4.56
JCP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
69% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 12.91 vs. JCP: 4.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
JCP' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.22  Med: 3.48 Max: 33.77
Current: 4.56
-22.22
33.77
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -5.50
JCP's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
76% of the 794 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. JCP: -5.50 )
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: -20.3  Med: 4 Max: 14.4
Current: -5.5
-20.3
14.4
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Guru Trades

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)
Ray Dalio 1,134,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 150,000 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 849,800 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 5,000 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%)
First Eagle Investment 5,000 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 60,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Caxton Associates 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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Q1 2017

JCP Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Joel Greenblatt 15,835 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 915,100 sh (+117.57%)
Paul Tudor Jones 22,900 sh (+12.81%)
First Eagle Investment 5,000 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 60,000 sh (unchged)
David Tepper Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management Sold Out
Chuck Royce 1,311,784 sh (-8.70%)
Ray Dalio 1,047,139 sh (-34.40%)
Jim Simons 1,699,100 sh (-84.30%)
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Department Stores    NAICS: 452111    SIC: 5311
Compare:NYSE:DDS, NAS:SHLD, NAS:SHOS, NAS:BONT, NYSE:KSS, NYSE:M, NYSE:JWN » details
Traded in other countries:JCPC34.Brazil, JCP.Germany, JCP.Mexico, JCP.Switzerland, 0R2W.UK,
Headquarter Location:USA
JC Penney Co Inc is an American omnichannel retailer. The company sells merchandise and services to consumers through department stores and its own website.

JC Penney is an American omnichannel retailer. JC Penney sells merchandise and services to consumers through department stores and its own website. The product portfolio mainly comprises apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, home furnishings, and beauty products (the latter through Sephora inside JC Penney). JC Penney offers private, exclusive, and national brands across the United States and Puerto Rico.

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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward PE Ratio 17.51
JCP's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.58 vs. JCP: 17.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 1.32
JCP's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. JCP: 1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
JCP' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.52 Max: 4.55
Current: 1.32
0.54
4.55
PS Ratio 0.13
JCP's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 913 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. JCP: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
JCP' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.32 Max: 0.99
Current: 0.13
0.12
0.99
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 4.64
JCP's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
88% of the 474 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.26 vs. JCP: 4.64 )
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: 2.56  Med: 8.61 Max: 116.68
Current: 4.64
2.56
116.68
EV-to-EBIT 21.69
JCP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
67% of the 737 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.76 vs. JCP: 21.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
JCP' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5360  Med: 7.25 Max: 913.1
Current: 21.69
-5360
913.1
EV-to-EBITDA 6.71
JCP's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
80% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.75 vs. JCP: 6.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
JCP' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -202  Med: 6.5 Max: 81.6
Current: 6.71
-202
81.6
Current Ratio 1.58
JCP's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 929 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. JCP: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
JCP' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.08  Med: 2.02 Max: 3.19
Current: 1.58
1.08
3.19
Quick Ratio 0.26
JCP's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
90% of the 929 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. JCP: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
JCP' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.9 Max: 1.87
Current: 0.26
0.22
1.87
Days Inventory 140.51
JCP's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
71% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 90.95 vs. JCP: 140.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
JCP' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 101.3  Med: 108.27 Max: 140.51
Current: 140.51
101.3
140.51
Days Payable 40.74
JCP's Days Payable is ranked lower than
62% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 50.04 vs. JCP: 40.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
JCP' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.78  Med: 42.81 Max: 47.55
Current: 40.74
33.78
47.55

Buy Back

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industry
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history
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 0.38
JCP's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
94% of the 1233 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 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 -7.30
JCP's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 505 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. JCP: -7.30 )
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: -0.9 Max: 6.4
Current: -7.3
-12.2
6.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.31
JCP's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
69% of the 839 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. JCP: 1.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
JCP' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.87 Max: 4.52
Current: 1.31
0.62
4.52
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.40
JCP's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 830 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. JCP: 0.40 )
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: 0.3  Med: 1.34 Max: 3.45
Current: 0.4
0.3
3.45
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 4.60
JCP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
52% of the 952 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.23 vs. JCP: 4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
JCP' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -33.3  Med: 6.4 Max: 28.1
Current: 4.6
-33.3
28.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -16.78
JCP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
83% of the 554 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.68 vs. JCP: -16.78 )
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: 3.4 Max: 36.7
Current: -16.78
-40.8
36.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $12,442.00
EPS (TTM) $ -0.36
Beta-0.01
Short Percentage of Float42.22%
52-Week Range $4.17 - 11.30
Shares Outstanding (Mil)310.00

Analyst Estimate

Jan18 Jan19 Jan20
Revenue (Mil $) 12,157 11,911 11,867
EPS ($) 0.30 0.44 0.16
EPS without NRI ($) 0.30 0.44 0.16
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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