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U.S. General Merchanise and Department Stores Industry Analysis

UpdatedDec 01, 2021
DataAggregated Company Financials
  • 7D-5.3%
  • 3M3.9%
  • 1Y23.0%
  • YTD24.4%

Over the last 7 days, the General Merchanise and Department Stores industry has dropped 5.3%, driven by pullbacks from every company within the industry. This takes the industry's 12 month performance to a gain of 23%.

Industry Valuation and Performance

Has the U.S. General Merchanise and Department Stores Industry valuation changed over the past few years?

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPE
Wed, 01 Dec 2021US$235.1bUS$238.7bUS$13.7b20.2x
Fri, 29 Oct 2021US$232.2bUS$218.5bUS$12.3b18.1x
Sun, 26 Sep 2021US$219.0bUS$218.5bUS$12.3b16.5x
Tue, 24 Aug 2021US$236.5bUS$220.3bUS$12.0b17.9x
Wed, 30 Jun 2021US$228.0bUS$214.6bUS$11.2b19.3x
Sat, 03 Apr 2021US$207.6bUS$205.3bUS$4.4b19.9x
Tue, 05 Jan 2021US$192.9bUS$200.9bUS$3.5b23.3x
Fri, 09 Oct 2020US$166.7bUS$195.6bUS$3.2b22.4x
Thu, 02 Jul 2020US$144.8bUS$190.4bUS$2.3b25.7x
Sun, 05 Apr 2020US$112.9bUS$206.8bUS$7.6b7.8x
Wed, 08 Jan 2020US$154.2bUS$205.5bUS$5.6b12.8x
Tue, 01 Oct 2019US$147.0bUS$204.1bUS$5.5b12.7x
Fri, 05 Jul 2019US$132.5bUS$203.0bUS$5.7b9.7x
Mon, 08 Apr 2019US$132.0bUS$201.6bUS$5.6b13.1x
Thu, 10 Jan 2019US$119.5bUS$202.0bUS$10.2b11x
PE Ratio


Total Market Cap: US$127.3bTotal Earnings: US$10.2bTotal Revenue: US$202.0b0%0%0%3 Year10 Year

Current Industry PE: Investors are relatively neutral on the industry at the moment, considering it's trading close to its 3-year average PE ratio of 16.2x. It appears they believe that earnings will grow in-line with historical growth rates.

Past Earnings Growth: The earnings for companies in the Multiline Retail industry have grown 10% per year over the last three years, and revenues for these companies have grown 5.7% per year. This means that more sales are being generated by these companies overall, and subsequently their profits are increasing too.

Industry Trends

Which industries have driven the changes within the U.S. General Merchanise and Department Stores industry?

General Merchandise Stores-3.01%
Department Stores-21.02%

Industry PE: Investors are most optimistic about the General Merchandise Stores industry, which is trading close to its 3-year average PE ratio of 20.6x. However analysts are expecting annual earnings growth of 5.0%, which is lower than the prior year's growth of 8.4% per year. So the market might believe that analysts are underestimating future growth. Meanwhile, investors are most pessimistic about the Department Stores industry, which is trading below its 3-year average of 13.5x.

Forecasted Growth: Analysts are most optimistic on the General Merchandise Stores industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 5.0% over the next 5 years. However this is lower than its past earnings growth rate of 8.4% per year. Meanwhile, the Department Stores industry is expected to see its earnings decline by 8.6% per year over the next few years.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

Which companies have driven the market over the last 7 days?

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