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Executive Summary

Kohl's Corporation operates as a retail company in the United States. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Fair value with moderate growth potential.


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Share Price & News

How has Kohl's's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: KSS is more volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 12% a week.

Volatility Over Time: KSS's weekly volatility (12%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of US stocks.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

15.2%

KSS

-0.5%

US Multiline Retail

0.7%

US Market


1 Year Return

-16.6%

KSS

34.1%

US Multiline Retail

22.2%

US Market

Return vs Industry: KSS underperformed the US Multiline Retail industry which returned 35.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: KSS underperformed the US Market which returned 22.7% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

KSSIndustryMarket
7 Day15.2%-0.5%0.7%
30 Day87.2%13.7%11.8%
90 Day77.5%18.1%8.6%
1 Year-12.4%-16.6%36.3%34.1%25.0%22.2%
3 Year-9.6%-19.9%97.7%86.9%49.4%39.5%
5 Year1.8%-18.2%121.4%96.8%100.2%78.1%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Kohl's's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Kohl's undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

23.5%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: KSS ($38.55) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($50.41)

Significantly Below Fair Value: KSS is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: KSS is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Multiline Retail industry average.

PE vs Market: KSS is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate KSS's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: KSS is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.2x) compared to the US Multiline Retail industry average (1.7x).


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Future Growth

How is Kohl's forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 14 analysts?

56.8%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: KSS is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: KSS is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: KSS's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: KSS's revenue (8.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: KSS's revenue (8.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: KSS's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (9.4%).


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Past Performance

How has Kohl's performed over the past 5 years?

-13.2%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: KSS is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: KSS is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: KSS is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 13.2% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare KSS's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: KSS is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Multiline Retail industry (43.6%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: KSS has a negative Return on Equity (-4.98%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is Kohl's's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: KSS's short term assets ($6.0B) exceed its short term liabilities ($3.7B).

Long Term Liabilities: KSS's short term assets ($6.0B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($6.9B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: KSS's debt to equity ratio (50.6%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: KSS's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 58.1% to 50.6% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: KSS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (62.1%).

Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if KSS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Kohl's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

3.77%

Forecast Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate KSS's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate KSS's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if KSS's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if KSS's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: KSS is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of KSS's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

2.6yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Michelle Gass (52 yo)

2.58yrs

Tenure

US$8,983,392

Compensation

Ms. Michelle D. Gass has been a Director at PepsiCo, Inc. since March 6, 2019. Ms. Gass serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Kohl's Corporation since May 16, 2018. Ms. Gass was the Chief Merch...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Michelle's total compensation ($USD8.98M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.94M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Michelle's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Michelle Gass
CEO & Director2.58yrsUS$8.98m0.35%
$ 20.3m
Jill Timm
Senior EVP & CFO1.08yrsUS$5.61m0.079%
$ 4.6m
Paul Gaffney
Senior EVP & Chief Technology Officer1.25yrsUS$5.63m0.050%
$ 2.9m
Marc Chini
Senior EVP & Chief People Officer2.08yrsUS$2.60m0.044%
$ 2.5m
Douglas Howe
Chief Merchandising Officer2.58yrsUS$3.06m0.065%
$ 3.7m
Mark Rupe
Vice President of Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Jason Kelroy
Senior VP5.33yrsno data0.086%
$ 4.9m
Greg Revelle
Senior EVP & Chief Marketing Officer3.67yrsUS$6.26m0.094%
$ 5.4m
Jeff Manby
Executive Vice President and General Merchandise Manager of Men's & Children's13.25yrsno datano data
Jon Grosso
Executive Vice President and Director of Store Operations13.25yrsno datano data
Amy Kocourek
Executive Vice Presidentno datano datano data
Dan Newman
Executive Vice President of Merchandise Planning & Allocationno datano datano data

2.6yrs

Average Tenure

52yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: KSS's management team is considered experienced (2.6 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Michelle Gass
CEO & Director2.58yrsUS$8.98m0.35%
$ 20.3m
Frank Sica
Independent Chairman of the Board2.58yrsUS$450.02k0.032%
$ 1.8m
John Schlifske
Independent Director9.92yrsUS$249.97k0.018%
$ 1.0m
Steven Burd
Independent Director19.92yrsUS$249.97k0.017%
$ 955.9k
Peter Boneparth
Independent Director12.58yrsUS$259.99k0.023%
$ 1.3m
Stephanie Streeter
Independent Director13.42yrsUS$275.02k0.020%
$ 1.2m
Michael Bender
Independent Director1.42yrsUS$218.77k0.0068%
$ 391.2k
H. Floyd
Independent Director3.08yrsUS$249.97k0.0089%
$ 515.1k
Jonas Prising
Independent Director5.33yrsUS$270.01k0.028%
$ 1.6m
Adrianne Shapira
Independent Director4.33yrsUS$249.97k0.011%
$ 637.3k
Yael Cosset
Independent Director0.83yrno data0.0082%
$ 473.6k

4.3yrs

Average Tenure

60yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: KSS's board of directors are considered experienced (4.3 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Kohl's Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Kohl's Corporation
  • Ticker: KSS
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1962
  • Industry: Department Stores
  • Sector: Retail
  • Market Cap: US$5.762b
  • Shares outstanding: 157.78m
  • Website: https://www.Kohls.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Kohl's Corporation
  • N56 W17000 Ridgewood Drive
  • Menomonee Falls
  • Wisconsin
  • 53051
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
KSSNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDMay 1992
KHPDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURMay 1992
KSS *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon StockMXMXNMay 1992
0JRLLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBUSDMay 1992
K1SS34BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)BDR EACH REPR 1 COMBRBRLDec 2019

Biography

Kohl's Corporation operates as a retail company in the United States. Its stores and Website offer apparel, footwear, accessories, beauty, and home products. The company provides its products primarily und...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/12/02 23:09
End of Day Share Price2020/12/02 00:00
Earnings2020/10/31
Annual Earnings2020/02/01


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.