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Kohl's Corporation (KSS) Stock Guide

September 18, 2020
43
Bull Case
  • Company’s profitability is improving
  • Forward P/B ratio low relative to industry peers
  • Cash/Debt ratio is higher than the industry and sector averages
Bear Case
  • Revenue growth lower than the industry and sector averages
  • Average analyst stock price below current stock price
  • High short share of float
  • High short interest

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Looking to buy or sell Kohl's Corporation (KSS)? Interested in getting the full scoop on KSS, including earnings and dividends, stock forecast, buy or sell analysis and key stats? If so, you came to the right place.

In this KSS stock guide, we'll address key questions about KSS, above and beyond what you can find on Yahoo Finance, Zacks, MarketWatch or Morningstar.

Here is what you'll be able to find in this guide:

Earnings and Dividends: earnings, earnings date, dividend rate and dividend yield;
Analyst Predictions: stock forecast and analyst ratings;
Analysis: Finny Score and buy or sell analysis;
Key Stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio, industry, sector, and number of employees.

And here is the list of questions we'll answer:
1. What are KSS earnings?
2. What is KSS stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?
3. KSS buy or sell? What is KSS Finny Score?
4. What are the reasons to buy KSS? Why should I buy KSS stock?
5. What are the reasons to sell KSS? Why should I sell KSS stock?
6. What are KSS key stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

So let's start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Earnings and Dividends

1. What are KSS earnings?

KSS trailing 12-month earnings per share (EPS) is -$0.70.

Analyst Predictions

2. What is KSS stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?

Based on KSS analyst price targets, KSS stock forecast is $21.06 (for a year from now). That means the average analyst price target for KSS stock is $21.06. The prediction is based on 21 analyst estimates.

The low price target for KSS is $14.00, while the high price target is $32.00.

KSS analyst rating is Hold.

Analysis

3. KSS buy or sell? What is KSS Finny Score?

Our quantitative analysis shows 3 reasons to buy and 4 reasons to sell KSS, resulting in Finny Score of 43.

4. What are the reasons to buy KSS? Why should I buy KSS stock?

Here are the reasons to buy KSS stock:

  • Kohl’s has easy comps, and new products, advertising, omnichannel investments, and loyalty initiatives should drive accelerated growth.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • KSS profitability is improving. The YoY profit margin change was 1.52 percentage points. See KSS profitability chart.
  • KSS Price/Book ratio is 0.67, which is low compared to its industry peers’ P/B ratios. See KSS forward Price/Book ratio chart.
  • KSS cash to debt ratio is 0.31, higher than the average industry (0.07) and sector (0.13) cash to debt ratio. See KSS cash to debt chart.

5. What are the reasons to sell KSS? Why should I sell KSS stock?

Let's look at the reasons to sell KSS stock (i.e., the bear case):

  • Margins face numerous headwinds from e-commerce shipping costs, industry wage increases, mix shifts, and an increase in lower-margin national brands.
  • 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.
  • Much of the strategic turnaround plan--including omnichannel initiatives, localization, and loyalty programs--is already replicated at close competitors, including Macy’s.
  • KSS quarterly revenue growth was -23.10%, lower than the industry and sector average revenue growth (0.38% and 0.78%, respectively). See KSS revenue growth chart.
  • KSS average analyst price target ($21.06) is below its current price ($23.26). See KSS price target chart.
  • KSS short share of float is 17.49%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See KSS short share of float chart.
  • KSS short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 3.01. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See KSS short interest ratio chart.

Key Stats

6. What are KSS key stats : revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

Let's look at the key statistics for KSS:

Metrics KSS
Price $23.90
Average Price Target / Upside $21.06 / -11.88%
Average Analyst Rating Hold
Forward Dividend Yield 0.00%
Industry Department Stores
Sector Consumer Cyclical
Number of Employees 137,000
Market Cap $3.26B
Forward P/E Ratio 11.93
Price/Book Ratio 0.19
Revenue (TTM) $17.29B
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth -23.10%
Profit Margin -0.61%

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