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U.S. General Merchandise and Department Stores Industry Analysis

UpdatedSep 21, 2023
DataAggregated Company Financials
  • 7D-5.7%
  • 3M4.0%
  • 1Y12.7%
  • YTD34.5%

Over the last 7 days, the General Merchandise and Department Stores industry has dropped 5.7%, driven by a pullback from Amazon.com of 6.6%. In contrast, Groupon has gained 6.2%. In the past year, the industry has gained 13%. As for the next few years, earnings are expected to grow by 28% per annum.

Industry Valuation and Performance

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

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPEAbsolute PEPS
Thu, 21 Sep 2023US$1.9tUS$978.0bUS$34.4b22.2x56.7x2x
Sat, 19 Aug 2023US$1.9tUS$975.9bUS$34.1b20.1x56.7x2x
Mon, 17 Jul 2023US$1.9tUS$948.8bUS$25.4b32.4x76.8x2.1x
Wed, 14 Jun 2023US$1.8tUS$948.1bUS$25.3b29.6x72.8x1.9x
Fri, 12 May 2023US$1.7tUS$955.6bUS$19.6b38.6x85.8x1.8x
Sun, 09 Apr 2023US$1.6tUS$947.0bUS$9.1b34.1x178.7x1.7x
Tue, 07 Mar 2023US$187.0bUS$253.2bUS$9.6b19.7x19.5x0.7x
Thu, 02 Feb 2023US$198.3bUS$252.9bUS$10.8b18.6x18.4x0.8x
Sat, 31 Dec 2022US$179.5bUS$252.8bUS$10.8b15.7x16.6x0.7x
Mon, 28 Nov 2022US$195.1bUS$251.9bUS$10.8b16.9x18x0.8x
Wed, 26 Oct 2022US$192.1bUS$251.6bUS$12.0b13.1x16x0.8x
Fri, 23 Sep 2022US$177.9bUS$251.6bUS$12.0b11.9x14.8x0.7x
Sun, 21 Aug 2022US$198.8bUS$250.2bUS$12.0b10.7x16.5x0.8x
Tue, 19 Jul 2022US$184.5bUS$249.4bUS$13.9b8.9x13.2x0.7x
Thu, 16 Jun 2022US$184.4bUS$249.4bUS$14.0b11.7x13.2x0.7x
Sat, 14 May 2022US$219.8bUS$246.9bUS$14.8b14.6x14.9x0.9x
Mon, 11 Apr 2022US$232.8bUS$246.2bUS$14.6b15.5x15.9x0.9x
Wed, 09 Mar 2022US$208.7bUS$246.0bUS$14.7b14.2x14.2x0.8x
Fri, 04 Feb 2022US$212.6bUS$238.9bUS$13.6b16.6x15.7x0.9x
Sun, 02 Jan 2022US$230.3bUS$238.9bUS$13.6b18.8x17x1x
Tue, 30 Nov 2021US$241.4bUS$238.7bUS$13.7b20.7x17.6x1x
Thu, 28 Oct 2021US$231.9bUS$218.5bUS$12.3b17.8x18.9x1.1x
Sat, 25 Sep 2021US$219.0bUS$218.5bUS$12.3b16.5x17.8x1x
Mon, 23 Aug 2021US$236.5bUS$220.3bUS$12.0b17.9x19.7x1.1x
Sat, 10 Jul 2021US$228.0bUS$214.6bUS$11.2b19.3x20.4x1.1x
Fri, 02 Apr 2021US$207.6bUS$205.3bUS$4.4b19.9x47.4x1x
Mon, 04 Jan 2021US$192.9bUS$200.9bUS$3.5b23.3x55.2x1x
Thu, 08 Oct 2020US$166.7bUS$195.6bUS$3.2b22.4x51.4x0.9x
Price to Earnings Ratio


Total Market Cap: US$166.7bTotal Earnings: US$3.2bTotal Revenue: US$195.6bTotal Market Cap vs Earnings and Revenue0%0%0%
U.S. General Merchandise and Department Stores Industry Price to Earnings3Y Average 36.3x202120222023
Current Industry PE
  • Investors are optimistic on the American Multiline Retail industry, and appear confident in long term growth rates.
  • The industry is trading at a PE ratio of 56.7x which is higher than its 3-year average PE of 36.3x.
  • The 3-year average PS ratio of 1.1x is lower than the industry's current PS ratio of 2.0x.
Past Earnings Growth
  • The earnings for companies in the Multiline Retail industry have grown 120% per year over the last three years.
  • Revenues for these companies have grown 71% 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. Consumer Discretionary industry?

US Market-1.52%
Consumer Discretionary-3.42%
General Merchandise and Department Stores-5.71%
General Merchandise Stores0%
Broadline Retail-5.71%
Department Stores-28.57%
Industry PE
    • Investors are most pessimistic about the Broadline Retail industry, which is trading below its 3-year average of 91.0x.
    Forecasted Growth
    • Analysts are most optimistic on the Broadline Retail industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 28% over the next 5 years.
    • However this is lower than its past earnings growth rate of 68% per year.
    • In contrast, the Broadline Retail industry is expected to see its earnings grow by 28% per year over the next few years.

    Top Stock Gainers and Losers

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

    CompanyLast Price7D1YValuation
    GRPN GrouponUS$12.006.2%
    ETSY EtsyUS$64.690.2%
    QRTE.A Qurate RetailUS$0.611.2%
    YJ YunjiUS$0.6713.6%
    MOGU MOGUUS$2.091.0%
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