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Kohl's Graham Number

: $71.02 (As of Apr. 2022)
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Graham Number is a figure that measures a stock's fundamental value by taking into account the company's earnings per share and book value per share. The Graham number is the upper bound of the price range that a defensive investor should pay for the stock. According to the theory, any stock price below the Graham number is considered undervalued, and thus worth investing in.

As of today (2022-08-10), the stock price of Kohl's is $31.84. Kohl's's graham number for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2022 was $71.02. Therefore, Kohl's's Price to Graham Number ratio for today is 0.45.

The historical rank and industry rank for Kohl's's Graham Number or its related term are showing as below:

KSS' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42   Med: 1.74   Max: 5.59
Current: 0.44

During the past 13 years, the highest Price to Graham Number ratio of Kohl's was 5.59. The lowest was 0.42. And the median was 1.74.

KSS's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked better than
90.59% of 723 companies
in the Retail - Cyclical industry
Industry Median: 1.18 vs KSS: 0.44

Graham Number is a combination of asset valuation and earnings power valuation. It is a very conservative way of valuing a stock.


Kohl's Graham Number Historical Data

The historical data trend for Kohl's's Graham Number can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

* Premium members only.

Kohl's Annual Data
Trend Jan13 Jan14 Jan15 Jan16 Jan17 Jan18 Jan19 Jan20 Jan21 Jan22
Graham Number
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 60.96 60.77 58.61 - 71.13

Kohl's Quarterly Data
Jul17 Oct17 Jan18 Apr18 Jul18 Oct18 Jan19 Apr19 Jul19 Oct19 Jan20 Apr20 Jul20 Oct20 Jan21 Apr21 Jul21 Oct21 Jan22 Apr22
Graham Number Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 42.90 60.19 70.82 71.69 71.02

Competitive Comparison

For the Department Stores subindustry, Kohl's's Graham Number, along with its competitors' market caps and Graham Number data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Kohl's Graham Number Distribution

For the Retail - Cyclical industry and Consumer Cyclical sector, Kohl's's Graham Number distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Kohl's's Graham Number falls into.



Kohl's Graham Number Calculation

Graham Number is a concept based on Ben Graham's conservative valuation of companies.

Kohl's's Graham Number for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2022 is calculated as

Graham Number
=sqrt of (22.5* Tangible Book per Share *EPS without NRI)
=sqrt of (22.5*35.58*6.32)
=71.13

Kohl's's Graham Number for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2022 is calculated as

Graham Number
=sqrt of (22.5*Tangible Book per Share*EPS without NRI (TTM))
=sqrt of (22.5*34.813*6.44)
=71.02

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Kohl's  (NYSE:KSS) Graham Number Explanation

Ben Graham actually did not publish a formula like this. But he wrote in The Intelligent Investor (1948 version) regarding to the criteria for purchases:

Current price should not be more than 15 times average earnings of the past three years.

Current price should not be more than 1.5 times the book value last reported. However, a multiplier of earnings below 15 could justify a correspondingly higher multiplier of assets. As a rule of thumb we suggest that the product of the multiplier times the ratio of price to book value should not exceed 22.5. (This figure corresponds to 15 times earnings and 1.5 times book value. It would admit an issue selling at only 9 times earnings and 2.5 times asset value, etc.)

Unlike valuation methods such as DCF or Discounted Earnings, the Graham number does not take growth into the valuation. Unlike the valuation methods based on book value alone, it takes into account the earnings power. Therefore, the Graham Number is a combination of asset valuation and earnings power valuation.

In general, the Graham number is a very conservative way of valuing a stock. It cannot be applied to companies with negative book values.

Kohl's's Price to Graham number Ratio for today is calculated as

Price to Graham number=Share Price (Today)/Graham number (Q: Apr. 2022 )
=31.84/71.02
=0.45

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Be Aware

Please keep these in mind:

1. Graham Number does not take growth into account. Therefore it underestimates the values of the companies that have good earnings growth. We feel that if the earnings per share grows more than 10% a year, Graham Number underestimates the value.
2. Graham Number punishes the companies that have temporarily low earnings. Therefore, an average of earnings makes more sense in the calculation of Graham Number.
3. Graham Numbers underestimates companies that are light with book.


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Kohl's Business Description

Kohl's logo
Address
N56 W17000 Ridgewood Drive, Menomonee Falls, WI, USA, 53051
Kohl's operates 1,165 department stores in 49 states that sell moderately priced private-label and national brand clothing, shoes, accessories, cosmetics, and home furnishings. Most of these stores are in strip centers. Kohl's also operates a large digital sales business. Women's apparel is Kohl's largest category, having generated 27% of its 2021 sales. The retailer, headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, opened its first department store in 1962.
Executives
Day Christine Mccormick director N56 W17000 RIDGEWOOD DRIVE MENOMONEE FALLS WI 53051
Jenkins Margaret L director 203 EAST MAINST P 12-02 SPARTANBURG SC 29319
Mitchell Robbin director W56 N17000 RIDGEWOOD DRIVE MENOMONEE FALLS WI 53051
Kelroy Jason J. officer: Sr.EVP,Gen. Counsel,Secretary W56 N17000 RIDGEWOOD DRIVE MENOMONEE FALLS WI 53051
Cosset Yael director 1014 VINE STREET CINCINNATI OH 45202
Timm Jill officer: Sr.EVP/Chief Financial Officer W56 N17000 RIDGEWOOD DRIVE MENOMONEE FALLS WI 53051
Gaffney Paul J officer: Sr. Exec. V.P., Ch. Tech. Off. N56 W17000 RIDGEWOOD DRIVE MENOMONEE FALLS WI 53051
Bender Michael J director 3980 BAUGHMAN GRANT ROAD NEW ALBANY OH 43054
Chini Marc A. officer: Sr. EVP/Chief People Officer W56 N17000 RIDGEWOOD DRIVE MENOMONEE FALLS WI 53051
Howe Douglas M. officer: Chief Merchandising Officer N56 W17000 RIDGEWOOD DRIVE MENOMONEE FALLS WI 53051-5660
Lavu Ratnakar officer: Sr. EVP, Chief Tech. Officer W56 N17000 RIDGEWOOD DRIVE MENOMONEE FALLS WI 53051-5660
Revelle Greg officer: Sr. EVP/Chief Marketing Off. N56 W17000 RIDGEWOOD DRIVE MENOMONEE FALLS WI 53051
Floyd H. Charles director 71 SOUTH WACKER DRIVE, 12TH FLOOR CHICAGO IL 60606
Besanko Bruce H officer: Chief Financial Officer N56 W17000 RIDGEWOOD DRIVE MENOMONEE FALLS WI 53051
Shapira Adrianne director C/O THE HAIN CELESTIAL GROUP, INC. 1111 MARCUS AVENUE LAKE SUCCESS NY 11050

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