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Kohl's Corporation (KSS) earnings: expect -2% revenue decline

Carla Olson | 8:36 am ET, 15 May 2019

Kohl's Corporation (KSS) is announcing earnings on May 21 before market opening. We combed through analyst estimates to understand what the company revenue and earnings are predicted to look like.

What should you expect from the upcoming earnings?

Revenue for the next quarter is expected to be $4.12B, which implies a -2% growth rate year-over-year.

Earnings per share are expected to come in at $0.68. If this materializes, EPS will grow 6% year-over-year.

How did the stock do last month?

Over the last month, Kohl's Corporation (KSS) returned -6.22%.

What do analysts say about the stock?

Kohl's Corporation (KSS) average analyst price target is 16.47% above its current price ($65.50).

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J. C. Penney (JCP): no turnaround on the horizon

Carla Olson | 10:31 am ET, 10 Aug 2018

J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company (JCP) shares are trading at 2.41, down 1%. What's driving JCP stock price? What's JCP stock price forecast?

J.C. Penney is scheduled to release 2Q18 results next week.  It's been impacted by a few unusually cold weeks of the summer, but also pricing pressures, which are leading to compressed margins and a declining cash position.

Over the past few years, J.C. Penney has been losing market share. The company has been losing customers to retailers such as Macy's, TJ Maxx, Kohl's, and Nordstrom because of a lack of price integrity, poor shopping experiences, and lower quality products.

What is the sentiment towards the JCP stock? Our technical analysis shows that:

  • The stock short-term sentiment (next 30 days) is trending positive;
  • The mid-term sentiment (3-6 months) is trending negative;
  • The long-term sentiment (9-12 months) is negative. 

Over the last month, J.C. Penney Company (JCP) returned +1.71%.

J.C. Penney Company (JCP) forward P/E ratio is 15.31, and it’s high compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios.

J.C. Penney Company (JCP) short share of float is 49.45%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock.

J.C. Penney Company (JCP) average analyst price target ($3.06) is 28.57% above its current price ($2.38).

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Kohl's Corporation (KSS) Buy or Sell Stock Guide

Updated at: 8:09 am ET, 12 May 2019

Are you looking for the analysis of Kohl's Corporation (KSS) stock? Are you wondering what the bulls and the bears say about it?

If so, you came to the right place. In this stock guide, we will share with you 8 reasons to buy and 7 reasons to sell KSS stock. You’ll get a perspective on what the bulls and the bears say about it.

The analysis below may be also helpful to you if you have any of the following questions about KSS stock:

  • Is KSS a buy or a sell?
  • Should I sell or hold KSS stock today?
  • Is KSS a good buy / investment?
  • What are KSS analyst opinions, recommendations and ratings?

Let’s start with the bull case. Here are the reasons to buy KSS stock:

1. Kohl’s has easy comps, and new products, advertising, omnichannel investments, and loyalty initiatives should drive accelerated growth.

2. Kohl’s private-label business differentiates itself from competitors, with about 46% of product exclusive or private label in 2016 versus over 40% at Macy's.

3. The Yes2You loyalty program allows customers to pay in any form of payment and should increase reach to new customers who are not interested in or unable to get the credit card.

4. KSS profitability is improving. The YoY profit margin change was 1.52percentage points. See KSS profitability chart.

5. KSS forward dividend yield is 3.90%, higher than the industry (0.66%) and sector (0.51%) forward dividend yields. See KSS forward dividend chart.

6. KSS PEG ratio (P/E adjusted for growth) is 1.16, and it’s low compared to its industry peers’ PEG ratios. See KSS PEG chart.

7. KSS average analyst rating is Buy. See KSS analyst rating chart.

8. KSS average analyst price target ($76.29) is above its current price ($67.06). See KSS price target chart.

Now that you understand the bull case, let’s look at the reasons to sell KSS stock (i.e., the bear case):

1. Margins face numerous headwinds from e-commerce shipping costs, industry wage increases, mix shifts, and an increase in lower-margin national brands.

2. With increased competition flooding the space, including new store growth of TJX, Ross, and Nordstrom Rack as well as new concepts like Macy's Backstage, Kohl's could be overstored and there could be further productivity degradation.

3. Much of the strategic turnaround plan--including omnichannel initiatives, localization, and loyalty programs--is already replicated at close competitors, including Macy’s.

4. KSS quarterly revenue growth was -3.30%, lower than the industry and sector average revenue growth (2.74% and 4.40%, respectively). See KSS revenue growth chart.

5. KSS Price/Sales ratio is 0.56, and it’s high compared to its industry peers’ P/S ratios. See KSS forward Price/Sales ratio chart.

6. KSS short share of float is 20.64%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See KSS short share of float chart.

7. KSS short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 9.97. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See KSS short interest ratio chart.

Now let's look at the key statistics for KSS:

Metrics KSS
Price $51.12
Average Price Target / Upside $76.29 / 49.24%
Average Analyst Rating Buy
Industry Department Stores
Sector Consumer Cyclical
Number of Employees 137,000
Market Cap $10.69B
Forward P/E Ratio 10.45
Price/Book Ratio 0.53
PEG 1.04
Revenue (TTM) $20.23B
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth -3.3%
Profit Margin 3.96%

What are your thoughts on KSS?

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