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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 0.12
SHLDQ's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
96% of the 979 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. SHLDQ: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
SHLDQ' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.25 Max: 8.36
Current: 0.12
0.02
8.36
Equity-to-Asset -0.80
SHLDQ's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
99% of the 961 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. SHLDQ: -0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
SHLDQ' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.8  Med: 0.31 Max: 0.52
Current: -0.8
-0.8
0.52
Debt-to-Equity -0.71
SHLDQ's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 744 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. SHLDQ: -0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
SHLDQ' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4  Med: 0.32 Max: 41.17
Current: -0.71
-4
41.17
Debt-to-EBITDA -2.52
SHLDQ's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 662 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. SHLDQ: -2.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
SHLDQ' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -184.74  Med: -3.39 Max: 60
Current: -2.52
-184.74
60
Piotroski F-Score: 2
Altman Z-Score: -0.46
Beneish M-Score: -2.67
WACC vs ROIC
6.00%
-440.13%
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 : 2/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % -10.58
SHLDQ's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
90% of the 978 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.64 vs. SHLDQ: -10.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
SHLDQ' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.59  Med: -3.11 Max: 1.62
Current: -10.58
-11.59
1.62
Net Margin % -12.89
SHLDQ's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
88% of the 980 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. SHLDQ: -12.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
SHLDQ' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.89  Med: -3.05 Max: 0.53
Current: -12.89
-12.89
0.53
ROA % -23.38
SHLDQ's ROA % is ranked lower than
91% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. SHLDQ: -23.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
SHLDQ' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.38  Med: -5.94 Max: 0.94
Current: -23.38
-23.38
0.94
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -65.84
SHLDQ's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
91% of the 982 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.80 vs. SHLDQ: -65.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
SHLDQ' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -65.84  Med: -13.14 Max: 6.82
Current: -65.84
-65.84
6.82
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -19.10
SHLDQ's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
90% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. SHLDQ: -19.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
SHLDQ' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.1  Med: 2.1 Max: 25.3
Current: -19.1
-19.1
25.3
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 32.30
SHLDQ's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 764 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. SHLDQ: 32.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
SHLDQ' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -19 Max: 64.7
Current: 32.3
0
64.7
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 39.10
SHLDQ's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
88% of the 673 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. SHLDQ: 39.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
SHLDQ' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -30.25 Max: 56.3
Current: 39.1
0
56.3
GuruFocus has detected 6 Warning Signs with Sears Holdings Corp SHLDQ.
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Guru Trades

Q1 2018

SHLDQ Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Lee Ainslie 1,232,520 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 178,964 sh (+77.92%)
Edward Lampert 20,535,979 sh (unchged)
Francis Chou 1,131,610 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Bruce Berkowitz 17,499,797 sh (-27.34%)
Fairholme Fund 9,138,591 sh (-32.49%)
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Q2 2018

SHLDQ Guru Trades in Q2 2018

Lee Ainslie 2,335,058 sh (+89.45%)
Edward Lampert 20,535,979 sh (unchged)
Fairholme Fund 9,138,591 sh (unchged)
Francis Chou 1,131,610 sh (unchged)
Bruce Berkowitz 17,428,147 sh (-0.41%)
Murray Stahl 159,919 sh (-10.64%)
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Q3 2018

SHLDQ Guru Trades in Q3 2018

Murray Stahl 335,281 sh (+109.66%)
Edward Lampert 20,535,979 sh (unchged)
Fairholme Fund 7,402,091 sh (-19.00%)
Francis Chou 505,381 sh (-55.34%)
Lee Ainslie 776,110 sh (-66.76%)
Bruce Berkowitz 14,055,740 sh (-19.35%)
» More
Q4 2018

SHLDQ Guru Trades in Q4 2018

Fairholme Fund Sold Out
Murray Stahl Sold Out
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Bruce Berkowitz Sold Out
Edward Lampert Sold Out
Francis Chou 99,135 sh (-80.38%)
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Department Stores    NAICS: 452210    SIC: 5311
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Traded in other countries:SEE.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Sears Holdings Corp is a retailer that integrates the digital and physical shopping experiences for consumers. It provides home merchandise, apparel, automotive products and home services through both online and offline channels.

Sears Holdings Corporation is an America-based retailer that integrates the digital and physical shopping experiences for consumers. The company operates through retail store brands Sears and Kmart. Sears provides a broad range of home merchandise, apparel, automotive products and home services through both online and offline channels across the United States, and it owns proprietary brands, including Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard. Kmart is a mass merchandising firm, offering quality products to customers through exclusive brands. The majority of the company's revenue comes from the domestic market.

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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PS Ratio 0.01
SHLDQ's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
100% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. SHLDQ: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
SHLDQ' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.1 Max: 0.23
Current: 0.01
0.01
0.23
EV-to-EBIT -1.93
SHLDQ's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 758 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.76 vs. SHLDQ: -1.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SHLDQ' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -87.1  Med: -3.95 Max: 191.2
Current: -1.93
-87.1
191.2
EV-to-EBITDA -2.28
SHLDQ's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 794 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.82 vs. SHLDQ: -2.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SHLDQ' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -322.5  Med: -4.95 Max: 129.3
Current: -2.28
-322.5
129.3
EV-to-Revenue 0.26
SHLDQ's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
77% of the 961 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. SHLDQ: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
SHLDQ' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.2 Max: 0.4
Current: 0.26
0.1
0.4
Current Ratio 1.10
SHLDQ's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
88% of the 972 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. SHLDQ: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SHLDQ' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.23 Max: 3.62
Current: 1.1
0.78
3.62
Quick Ratio 0.43
SHLDQ's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
92% of the 972 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. SHLDQ: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SHLDQ' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.26 Max: 2.05
Current: 0.43
0.13
2.05
Days Inventory 97.90
SHLDQ's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
57% of the 938 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 83.79 vs. SHLDQ: 97.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SHLDQ' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 90.89  Med: 98.19 Max: 103.46
Current: 97.9
90.89
103.46
Days Sales Outstanding 9.80
SHLDQ's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
67% of the 932 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.10 vs. SHLDQ: 9.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SHLDQ' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.02  Med: 5.95 Max: 9.8
Current: 9.8
5.02
9.8
Days Payable 3.53
SHLDQ's Days Payable is ranked lower than
89% of the 925 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 52.44 vs. SHLDQ: 3.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SHLDQ' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.53  Med: 32.69 Max: 38.25
Current: 3.53
3.53
38.25

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.10
SHLDQ's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 568 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. SHLDQ: -0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
SHLDQ' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.2  Med: 2.3 Max: 9.6
Current: -0.1
-20.2
9.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.07
SHLDQ's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 854 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. SHLDQ: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
SHLDQ' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 1.29 Max: 4.67
Current: 0.07
0.02
4.67
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -51.77
SHLDQ's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
93% of the 988 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.31 vs. SHLDQ: -51.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
SHLDQ' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -52.8  Med: -13.4 Max: 10.6
Current: -51.77
-52.8
10.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 187.27
SHLDQ's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
99% of the 595 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.78 vs. SHLDQ: 187.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
SHLDQ' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.6  Med: -5.25 Max: 187.27
Current: 187.27
-20.6
187.27

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $13,191.00
EPS (TTM) $ -15.67
Beta3.50
Volatility171.82%
52-Week Range $0.12 - 4.08
Shares Outstanding (Mil)109.24

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 22
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAN
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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