J. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary J. More Details
Imperfect balance sheet with weak fundamentals.
Share Price & News
How has J. C. Penney Company's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: JCPN.Q is more volatile than 90% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 40% a week.
Volatility Over Time: JCPN.Q's weekly volatility has increased from 33% to 40% over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Multiline Retail
1 Year Return
US Multiline Retail
Return vs Industry: JCPN.Q underperformed the US Multiline Retail industry which returned 19.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: JCPN.Q underperformed the US Market which returned 19.1% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is J. C. Penney Company's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 year ago | Simply Wall StEasy Come, Easy Go: How J. C. Penney Company (NYSE:JCP) Shareholders Got Unlucky And Saw 87% Of Their Cash Evaporate
1 year ago | Simply Wall StCould J. C. Penney Company, Inc.'s (NYSE:JCP) Investor Composition Influence The Stock Price?
2 years ago | Simply Wall StWhat Kind Of Shareholder Owns Most J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) Stock?
Is J. C. Penney Company undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
In this section, we usually try to help investors determine whether J. C. Penney Company is trading at an attractive price based on the cash flow it is expected to produce in the future. But as J. C. Penney Company has not provided consistent financial data, and the stock also has no analyst forecast or coverage, its intrinsic value cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst consensus cash flow predictions.
This is quite a rare situation as 89% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have a valuation analysis.
- Take a look at our analysis of JCPN.Q's management and see if the CEO's compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
- When valuing a company like this, investors focus more on how they perceive the size of the opportunity, the company's ability to deliver and scale, and the strength of the team. While we are not analysing this type of data at the moment, if you don't know where to start, we recommend reading through J. C. Penney Company regulatory filings here.
- Explore potentially undervalued companies in the Retail industry.
How is J. C. Penney Company forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Retail industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as J. C. Penney Company has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.
- Take a look at our analysis of JCPN.Q’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
- While we do not consider unaudited financials to be a reliable enough to include in our analysis, you can access them on theOTC Markets Website. If you are looking for more of a qualitative research into the company, you can access J. C. Penney Company's filings and announcementshere.
- Explore growth companies in the Retail industry.
How has J. C. Penney Company performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: JCPN.Q is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: JCPN.Q is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: JCPN.Q is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 8.1% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare JCPN.Q's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: JCPN.Q is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Multiline Retail industry (43.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: JCPN.Q's liabilities exceed its assets, so it is difficult to calculate its Return on Equity.
How is J. C. Penney Company's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: JCPN.Q has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering short term liabilities.
Long Term Liabilities: JCPN.Q has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering long term liabilities.
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: JCPN.Q has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than a high debt level.
Reducing Debt: JCPN.Q's has negative shareholder equity, so we do not need to check if its debt has reduced over time.
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: JCPN.Q has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years based on its current free cash flow.
Forecast Cash Runway: JCPN.Q has sufficient cash runway for 2.4 years if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 21% each year.
What is J. C. Penney Company current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate JCPN.Q's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate JCPN.Q'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 JCPN.Q's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if JCPN.Q's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: JCPN.Q is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of JCPN.Q's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Jill Soltau (53 yo)
Ms. Jill Ann Soltau serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director of J. C. Penney Company, Inc. since October 15, 2018. She served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Jo-Ann Stores, LLC (forme...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Jill's total compensation ($USD9.74M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD562.78K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Jill's compensation with company performance.
|CEO & Director||2.08yrs||US$9.74m||no data|
|Executive VP & CFO||1.58yrs||US$3.90m||no data|
|Executive VP & Chief Human Resources Officer||7.5yrs||US$2.08m||no data|
|Executive VP & Chief Merchant||1.67yrs||US$3.65m||no data|
|Senior VP||1.58yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior VP||3.25yrs||US$1.12m||no data|
|Vice President of Marketing||0.75yr||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & General Merchandise Manager of Fine Jewelry||11.33yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Merchandising||8.67yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Product Design and Development - Apparel||4.58yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Information Technology||0.83yr||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & Chief Transformation Officer||1.83yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: JCPN.Q's management team is not considered experienced ( 2 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|CEO & Director||2.08yrs||US$9.74m||no data|
|Independent Director||12.75yrs||US$252.13k||0.16% |
|Independent Director||18.83yrs||US$245.00k||0.0013% |
|Independent Non-Executive Chairman||2.5yrs||US$345.00k||0.072% |
|Independent Director||4.75yrs||US$245.00k||0.079% |
|Independent Director||6.08yrs||US$265.00k||0.034% |
|Independent Director||4.17yrs||US$240.00k||no data|
|Independent Director||1.33yrs||US$168.57k||0% |
|Independent Director||5.33yrs||US$255.00k||0.063% |
|Independent Director||3.67yrs||US$240.00k||0.031% |
Experienced Board: JCPN.Q's board of directors are considered experienced (4.5 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: JCPN.Q insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
J. C. Penney Company, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: J. C. Penney Company, Inc.
- Ticker: JCPN.Q
- Exchange: OTCPK
- Founded: 1902
- Industry: Department Stores
- Sector: Retail
- Market Cap: US$41.028m
- Shares outstanding: 322.80m
- Website: https://www.jcpenney.com
Number of Employees
- J. C. Penney Company, Inc.
- 6501 Legacy Drive
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|JCPN.Q||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||Jan 1968|
|JCP||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Jan 1968|
|0R2W||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||GB||USD||Jan 1968|
J. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., sells merchandise through department stores. The company primarily sells family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine an...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/11/23 00:03|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/11/20 00:00|
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.