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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 : 5/10

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Cash-to-Debt 0.95
SRSCQ's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
50% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. SRSCQ: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
SRSCQ' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 3.09 Max: N/A
Current: 0.95
Equity-to-Asset 0.07
SRSCQ's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
96% of the 929 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. SRSCQ: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
SRSCQ' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.42 Max: 0.53
Current: 0.07
0.07
0.53
Piotroski F-Score: 1
Altman Z-Score: 1.81
Beneish M-Score: -2.74
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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Operating Margin % -18.22
SRSCQ's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
94% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. SRSCQ: -18.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
SRSCQ' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.16  Med: -1.38 Max: 7.13
Current: -18.22
-16.16
7.13
Net Margin % -15.92
SRSCQ's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
92% of the 942 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. SRSCQ: -15.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
SRSCQ' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.28  Med: 2.33 Max: 11.19
Current: -15.92
-12.28
11.19
ROE % -139.95
SRSCQ's ROE % is ranked lower than
99% of the 923 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.44 vs. SRSCQ: -139.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
SRSCQ' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -82.69  Med: 8.25 Max: 41.53
Current: -139.95
-82.69
41.53
ROA % -29.84
SRSCQ's ROA % is ranked lower than
97% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. SRSCQ: -29.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
SRSCQ' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.31  Med: 3.7 Max: 18.24
Current: -29.84
-22.31
18.24
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -70.26
SRSCQ's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
95% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 12.91 vs. SRSCQ: -70.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
SRSCQ' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -49.85  Med: 11.24 Max: 58.74
Current: -70.26
-49.85
58.74
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -13.20
SRSCQ's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
86% of the 794 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. SRSCQ: -13.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
SRSCQ' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -4.1 Max: 10.7
Current: -13.2
0
10.7
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Guru Trades

Q3 2016

SRSCQ Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Bruce Berkowitz 20,222,179 sh (+1.49%)
Francis Chou 775,149 sh (unchged)
Edward Lampert 23,504,516 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 150,400 sh (-3.90%)
Murray Stahl 1,690,382 sh (-7.23%)
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Q4 2016

SRSCQ Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 191,865 sh (+27.57%)
Bruce Berkowitz 20,333,775 sh (+0.55%)
Edward Lampert 23,504,516 sh (unchged)
Francis Chou 775,149 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 994,202 sh (-41.18%)
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Q1 2017

SRSCQ Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Jim Simons 203,100 sh (+5.86%)
Bruce Berkowitz 20,777,978 sh (+2.18%)
Francis Chou 775,149 sh (unchged)
Edward Lampert 23,504,516 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 818,078 sh (-17.72%)
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Q2 2017

SRSCQ Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Bruce Berkowitz 21,562,974 sh (+3.78%)
Francis Chou 775,149 sh (unchged)
Edward Lampert 23,504,516 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Murray Stahl 666,396 sh (-18.54%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SRSCQ

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Bruce Berkowitz 2017-08-04 Reduce -11.19%0.06%Premium Member Access $0.25 $ 0.15-40%19,034,637
Bruce Berkowitz 2017-07-27 Reduce -0.60%0.01%Premium Member Access $0.7 $ 0.15-79%21,433,443
Bruce Berkowitz 2017-06-30 Add 3.78%0.06%$0.35 - $1.4 $ 0.15-84%21,562,974
Bruce Berkowitz 2017-05-05 Reduce -0.32%0.01%Premium Member Access $0.86 $ 0.15-83%21,468,056
Bruce Berkowitz 2017-04-28 Add 3.65%0.08%Premium Member Access $1.05 $ 0.15-86%21,536,703
Bruce Berkowitz 2017-03-31 Add 2.18%0.06%$1.25 - $1.75 $ 0.15-90%20,777,978
Bruce Berkowitz 2016-12-31 Add 0.55%0.02%$1.6 - $2.4 $ 0.15-92%20,333,775
Bruce Berkowitz 2016-10-07 Add 0.76%0.03%Premium Member Access $2.22 $ 0.15-93%20,375,533
Bruce Berkowitz 2016-09-30 Add 1.49%0.06%$2.42 - $3.12 $ 0.15-94%20,222,179
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Department Stores    NAICS: 445120    SIC: 7599
Compare:TSX:HBC » details
Traded in other countries:SCC.Canada,
Headquarter Location:Canada
Sears Canada Inc is a multi-format retailer. It is engaged in merchandising and sells goods and services through the Company's Retail channels, which includes its Full-line, Sears Home, Hometown Dealer, Outlet and Corbeil stores, and its Direct channel.

Sears Canada Inc was incorporated under the laws of Canada on September 17, 1952. The Company changed its name from Simpsons-Sears Limited to Sears Canada Inc. It is a multi-format retailer and, as of March 14, 2013, has a network that includes 181 corporate stores, 258 Hometown Dealer stores, 9 Sears Home Services showrooms, over 1,500 catalogue and online merchandise pick-up locations, 101 Sears Travel offices and a nationwide home maintenance, repair, and installation network. The Company also publishes Canada's general merchandise catalogue and offers shopping online at Sears.ca. Its operations are focused on merchandising and include the sale of goods and services through the company's Retail channels, which includes its Full-line, Sears Home, Hometown Dealer, Outlet, Appliances and Mattresses, Corbeil stores, and its Direct (catalogue/internet) channel. It also includes service revenue related to product repair and home improvement. Commission revenues include travel, insurance, and performance payments which are mainly received from JPMorgan Chase under the Company's long-term credit card marketing and servicing alliance with JPMorgan Chase. The Company purchases its merchandise from approximately 2,300 domestic and international suppliers, many of which have long-standing relationships with the Company. The Company's competitors include traditional full-line department stores, discount department stores, wholesale clubs, ''big-box'' retailers, internet retailers and specialty stores offering alternative retail formats.

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Ratios

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PB Ratio 0.79
SRSCQ's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. SRSCQ: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
SRSCQ' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.45 Max: 4.61
Current: 0.79
0.6
4.61
PS Ratio 0.03
SRSCQ's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
99% of the 913 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. SRSCQ: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
SRSCQ' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.34 Max: 0.62
Current: 0.03
0.03
0.62
EV-to-EBIT -0.18
SRSCQ's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 737 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.76 vs. SRSCQ: -0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SRSCQ' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -50.3  Med: 4.4 Max: 69.2
Current: -0.18
-50.3
69.2
EV-to-EBITDA -0.19
SRSCQ's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.75 vs. SRSCQ: -0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SRSCQ' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -74.7  Med: 3.3 Max: 15.8
Current: -0.19
-74.7
15.8
Shiller PE Ratio 0.88
SRSCQ's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.75 vs. SRSCQ: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
SRSCQ' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.87  Med: 5.92 Max: 14.28
Current: 0.88
0.87
14.28
Current Ratio 1.79
SRSCQ's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 929 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. SRSCQ: 1.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SRSCQ' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.12  Med: 1.76 Max: 2.25
Current: 1.79
1.12
2.25
Quick Ratio 0.54
SRSCQ's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 929 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. SRSCQ: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SRSCQ' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.83 Max: 1.51
Current: 0.54
0.31
1.51
Days Inventory 128.29
SRSCQ's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
67% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 90.95 vs. SRSCQ: 128.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SRSCQ' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 53.14  Med: 110.85 Max: 121.31
Current: 128.29
53.14
121.31
Days Sales Outstanding 8.90
SRSCQ's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
60% of the 754 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.40 vs. SRSCQ: 8.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SRSCQ' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.52  Med: 9.25 Max: 21.34
Current: 8.9
6.52
21.34
Days Payable 32.88
SRSCQ's Days Payable is ranked lower than
73% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 50.04 vs. SRSCQ: 32.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SRSCQ' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 27.64  Med: 40.76 Max: 50.17
Current: 32.88
27.64
50.17

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Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.82
SRSCQ's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
80% of the 839 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. SRSCQ: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
SRSCQ' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.86  Med: 1.43 Max: 3.79
Current: 0.82
0.86
3.79
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.08
SRSCQ's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 830 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. SRSCQ: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
SRSCQ' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 1.02 Max: 2.24
Current: 0.08
0.17
2.24
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -555.56
SRSCQ's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
100% of the 952 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.23 vs. SRSCQ: -555.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
SRSCQ' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -556  Med: 12.1 Max: 66.9
Current: -555.56
-556
66.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -33.90
SRSCQ's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
95% of the 554 Companies
in the Global Department Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.68 vs. SRSCQ: -33.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
SRSCQ' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.4  Med: -0.9 Max: 31.4
Current: -33.9
-19.4
31.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,909.24
EPS (TTM) $ -2.98
Beta1.02
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $0.14 - 2.97
Shares Outstanding (Mil)101.88

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