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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.04
JCP's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
94% of the 976 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 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: 0.18 Max: 1.44
Current: 0.04
0.01
1.44
Equity-to-Asset 0.12
JCP's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
93% of the 955 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: 0.34 Max: 0.42
Current: 0.12
0.12
0.42
Debt-to-Equity 4.17
JCP's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
97% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. JCP: 4.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
JCP' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 0.95 Max: 4.21
Current: 4.17
0.57
4.21
Debt-to-EBITDA 6.28
JCP's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
81% of the 669 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. JCP: 6.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
JCP' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.74  Med: 2.62 Max: 14.11
Current: 6.28
-8.74
14.11
Interest Coverage 0.18
JCP's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
99% of the 832 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 28.58 vs. JCP: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
JCP' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 3.6 Max: 12.34
Current: 0.18
0.18
12.34
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 1.35
Beneish M-Score: -2.98
WACC vs ROIC
5.67%
3.22%
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 % 1.15
JCP's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
71% of the 975 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.57 vs. JCP: 1.15 )
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: 1.15
-10.47
9.51
Net Margin % -1.43
JCP's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
80% of the 975 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. JCP: -1.43 )
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: -1.43
-10.78
5.59
ROE % -15.00
JCP's ROE % is ranked lower than
88% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. JCP: -15.00 )
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: -15
-40.84
23.15
ROA % -2.00
JCP's ROA % is ranked lower than
81% of the 980 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. JCP: -2.00 )
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: -2
-11.84
8.24
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 2.52
JCP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
74% of the 978 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.33 vs. JCP: 2.52 )
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: 2.52
-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 847 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 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

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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Q2 2017

JCP Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Chase Coleman 850,000 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 883,090 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 305,515 sh (+1829.37%)
Chuck Royce 1,561,784 sh (+19.06%)
First Eagle Investment 5,000 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 60,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 910,400 sh (-0.51%)
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Q3 2017

JCP Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Joel Greenblatt 1,550,134 sh (+407.38%)
Chuck Royce 1,832,984 sh (+17.36%)
Mario Gabelli 957,600 sh (+5.18%)
First Eagle Investment 5,000 sh (unchged)
Chase Coleman 850,000 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 60,000 sh (unchged)
Lee Ainslie 220,560 sh (-75.02%)
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Q4 2017

JCP Guru Trades in Q4 2017

David Einhorn 6,397,990 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 167,653 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 1,281,500 sh (+33.82%)
Chase Coleman 850,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 5,000 sh (unchged)
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Chuck Royce 1,687,984 sh (-7.91%)
Joel Greenblatt 321,640 sh (-79.25%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with JCP

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
David Einhorn 2017-12-31 New Buy0.37%$2.37 - $3.75 $ 3.8520%6,397,990
Mario Gabelli 2017-12-31 Add 33.82%0.01%$2.37 - $3.75 $ 3.8520%1,281,500
Joel Greenblatt 2017-12-31 Reduce -79.25%0.07%$2.37 - $3.75 $ 3.8520%321,640
Joel Greenblatt 2017-09-30 Add 407.38%0.07%$3.57 - $5.56 $ 3.85-13%1,550,134
Mario Gabelli 2017-09-30 Add 5.18%$3.57 - $5.56 $ 3.85-13%957,600
Mario Gabelli 2017-06-30 Reduce -0.51%$4.33 - $6.16 $ 3.85-25%910,400
Joel Greenblatt 2017-06-30 Add 1829.37%0.02%$4.33 - $6.16 $ 3.85-25%305,515
Mario Gabelli 2017-03-31 Add 117.57%0.02%$5.5 - $8.47 $ 3.85-42%915,100
Joel Greenblatt 2017-03-31 New Buy$5.5 - $8.47 $ 3.85-42%15,835
David Tepper 2017-03-31 Sold Out 0.75%$5.5 - $8.47 $ 3.85-42%0
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Department Stores    NAICS: 452111    SIC: 5311
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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 21.51
JCP's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.87 vs. JCP: 21.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 22.76
JCP's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
52% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.80 vs. JCP: 22.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
JCP' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.02  Med: 14.06 Max: 121.67
Current: 22.76
4.02
121.67
PB Ratio 1.12
JCP's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 939 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. JCP: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
JCP' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.46 Max: 4.2
Current: 1.12
0.54
4.2
PS Ratio 0.10
JCP's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. JCP: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
JCP' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.29 Max: 0.97
Current: 0.1
0.06
0.97
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 13.75
JCP's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
62% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.31 vs. JCP: 13.75 )
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: 5.95  Med: 24.7 Max: 221.96
Current: 13.75
5.95
221.96
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 2.35
JCP's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
97% of the 498 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.54 vs. JCP: 2.35 )
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: 1.44  Med: 7.72 Max: 116.68
Current: 2.35
1.44
116.68
EV-to-EBIT 38.52
JCP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
86% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.85 vs. JCP: 38.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
JCP' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5360  Med: 7.05 Max: 913.1
Current: 38.52
-5360
913.1
EV-to-EBITDA 7.70
JCP's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
74% of the 799 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.90 vs. JCP: 7.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
JCP' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -202  Med: 6.35 Max: 81.6
Current: 7.7
-202
81.6
EV-to-Revenue 0.44
JCP's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
74% of the 957 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. JCP: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
JCP' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.5 Max: 1
Current: 0.44
0.2
1
Current Ratio 1.44
JCP's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. JCP: 1.44 )
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: 1.44
1.08
3.19
Quick Ratio 0.16
JCP's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
96% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. JCP: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
JCP' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.89 Max: 1.87
Current: 0.16
0.16
1.87
Days Inventory 140.10
JCP's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
72% of the 923 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 87.96 vs. JCP: 140.10 )
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: 140.1
Current: 140.1
101.3
140.1
Days Payable 60.12
JCP's Days Payable is ranked higher than
58% of the 688 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 53.16 vs. JCP: 60.12 )
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: 60.12
Current: 60.12
33.78
60.12

Buy Back

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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 1315 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.64 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 537 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 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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Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.11
JCP's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
75% of the 855 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. JCP: 1.11 )
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: 1.86 Max: 4.52
Current: 1.11
0.62
4.52
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.34
JCP's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. JCP: 0.34 )
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: 0.25  Med: 1.44 Max: 3.81
Current: 0.34
0.25
3.81
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 2.60
JCP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
66% of the 984 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.27 vs. JCP: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
JCP' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -33.3  Med: 4.5 Max: 28.1
Current: 2.6
-33.3
28.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -13.26
JCP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
78% of the 580 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. JCP: -13.26 )
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: 1.8 Max: 36.7
Current: -13.26
-40.8
36.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $12,436.00
EPS (TTM) $ -0.57
Beta0.43
Short Percentage of Float40.57%
52-Week Range $2.35 - 7.18
Shares Outstanding (Mil)311.57

Analyst Estimate

Jan18 Jan19 Jan20
Revenue (Mil $) 12,451 12,160 12,217
EBIT (Mil $) 99 354 332
EBITDA (Mil $) 640 904 885
EPS ($) -0.02 0.17 0.06
EPS without NRI ($) -0.02 0.17 0.06
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 44
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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