J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company Company Profile (NYSE:JCP)

About J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company (NYSE:JCP)

J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company logoJ. C. Penney Company, Inc. is a holding company. The Company's business consists of selling merchandise and services to consumers through its department stores and its Website at jcpenney.com. Its department stores and Website generally serve the same type of customers, its Website offers virtually the same mix of merchandise as its store assortment and other categories, and its department stores generally accept returns from sales made in stores and through its Website. It fulfills online customer purchases by direct shipment to the customer from its distribution facilities and stores or from its suppliers' warehouses and by in store customer pick up. The Company sells family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products through Sephora inside JCPenney, home furnishings and appliances. In addition, its department stores provide its customers with services, such as styling salon, optical, portrait photography and custom decorating.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: Department Stores
  • Sub-Industry: Department Stores
  • Symbol: NYSE:JCP
  • CUSIP: 70816010
  • Web: www.jcpenney.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $1.12 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 310,741,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $3.81
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $4.63
  • 52 Week Range: $3.31 - $10.74
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 9.50
  • P/E Growth: -0.29
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $12.49 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.09
  • Book Value: $3.72 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.97
Profitability:
  • EBITDA: $891 million
  • Net Margins: -0.94%
  • Return on Equity: 10.55%
  • Return on Assets: 1.43%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 3.51%
  • Current Ratio: 1.45%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.24%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 16.53 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.57
  • Short Ratio: 6.15
 

Frequently Asked Questions for J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company (NYSE:JCP)

What is J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company's stock symbol?

J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "JCP."

How were J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company's earnings last quarter?

J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company (NYSE:JCP) posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, August, 11th. The company reported ($0.09) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.06) by $0.03. The business had revenue of $2.96 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.84 billion. J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company had a positive return on equity of 10.55% and a negative net margin of 0.94%. J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company's revenue for the quarter was up 1.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.05) EPS. View J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company's Earnings History.

When will J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company make its next earnings announcement?

J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November, 9th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company.

What guidance has J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company issued on next quarter's earnings?

J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Friday, August, 11th. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.40-0.65 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.49.

Where is J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company's stock going? Where will J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company's stock price be in 2017?

19 equities research analysts have issued 12-month target prices for J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company's stock. Their forecasts range from $4.00 to $12.00. On average, they expect J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company's share price to reach $5.77 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company.

What are analysts saying about J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "The impact of challenging retail landscape, stiff competition from online retailers and waning store traffic is clearly visible on J. C. Penney’s shares performance that have underperformed the industry in a year. The company has been grappling with dismal comparable sales over the past few quarters. Further, the company’s higher debt level also raises a concern. Nevertheless, in an effort to lure customers and ramp up sales, management has introduced a new loyalty program. These along with remodeling, renovation and refurbishment of stores with special attention on enhancing the reach of national and especially private-label brands looks promising. J. C. Penney is also gradually increasing the count of Sephora stores which is going great business. Of late, estimates have been stable ahead of the company’s third quarter earnings release." (10/17/2017)
  • 2. BMO Capital Markets analysts commented, "JCP's stock traded down 5.8% following a 4Q16 EPS print ex-items of $0.64 that exceeded expectations (BMO $0.59/consensus $0.61), but benefited from a lower tax rate ($0.04) and $63 million of asset gains, leaving market participants disappointed with the earnings quality, albeit management had discussed potential asset sales. More important, the 2017 EBITDA target of $1.2 billion was walked down to $1.1 billion and now includes ~$100 million in asset gains; inventory looks elevated, albeit 2017 inventory is expected to decline 5%; and core apparel trends remain challenging." (2/27/2017)

Are investors shorting J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company?

J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company saw a increase in short interest in the month of September. As of September 29th, there was short interest totalling 137,896,674 shares, an increase of 1.2% from the September 15th total of 136,291,082 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 10,570,762 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 13.0 days. Currently, 47.7% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

Who are some of J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company's key competitors?

Who are J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company's key executives?

J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Marvin R. Ellison, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
  • Jeffrey Davis, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Therace M. Risch, Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer
  • Janet M. Link, Executive Vice President, General Counsel
  • Brynn L. Evanson, Executive Vice President - Human Resources
  • Michael Amend, Executive Vice President - Omnichannel
  • Joseph Michael Mcfarland III, Executive Vice President - Stores
  • Michael Robbins, Executive Vice President - Supply Chain
  • John J. Tighe, Executive Vice President, Chief Merchant
  • Andrew S. Drexler, Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller

How do I buy J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company stock?

Shares of J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company's stock price today?

One share of J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company stock can currently be purchased for approximately $3.61.


MarketBeat Community Rating for J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company (NYSE JCP)
Community Ranking:  1.8 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  564 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  992 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,556
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company (NYSE:JCP) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 14 Hold Ratings, 4 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.16)
Consensus Price Target: $5.77 (59.80% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company (NYSE:JCP)
Price Target History for J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company (NYSE:JCP)
Analysts' Ratings History for J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company (NYSE:JCP)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/14/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$4.00MediumView Rating Details
8/16/2017B. RileyReiterated RatingBuy$4.30LowView Rating Details
8/14/2017Northcoast ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$9.00MediumView Rating Details
8/14/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingHold$6.50 -> $5.00HighView Rating Details
8/14/2017Citigroup Inc.Lower Price TargetHold -> Neutral$5.00 -> $4.00HighView Rating Details
8/12/2017BMO Capital MarketsSet Price TargetMarket Perform$6.00 -> $4.00HighView Rating Details
8/11/2017Cowen and CompanySet Price TargetHold$8.00 -> $6.00HighView Rating Details
8/11/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesSet Price TargetHold$4.00HighView Rating Details
8/11/2017Telsey Advisory GroupDowngradeOutperform -> Market Perform$7.00 -> $5.00N/AView Rating Details
8/10/2017Credit Suisse GroupDowngradeSellMediumView Rating Details
6/26/2017Gordon HaskettUpgradeReduce -> Hold$4.50HighView Rating Details
5/23/2017CIBCReiterated RatingMarket PerformLowView Rating Details
5/22/2017Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.Reiterated RatingMarket PerformLowView Rating Details
5/15/2017Buckingham ResearchDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$5.00HighView Rating Details
5/15/2017Robert W. BairdDowngradeOutperform -> Neutral$8.00 -> $5.00MediumView Rating Details
2/28/2017Susquehanna Bancshares IncReiterated RatingPositiveN/AView Rating Details
2/13/2017Morgan StanleyUpgradeUnderweight -> Equal Weight$7.00N/AView Rating Details
12/6/2016ArgusReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
12/2/2016Bank of America CorporationUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$9.53 -> $12.00N/AView Rating Details
9/30/2016GuggenheimInitiated CoverageNeutralN/AView Rating Details
5/23/2016Miller TabakLower Price TargetBuy$17.00 -> $13.00N/AView Rating Details
5/16/2016Sterne Agee CRTReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
5/17/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingSellN/AView Rating Details
5/6/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoLower Price TargetNeutral$10.00 -> $7.00N/AView Rating Details
3/3/2016Evercore ISIUpgradeHold -> Buy$8.00 -> $15.00N/AView Rating Details
2/29/2016NomuraLower Price TargetNeutral$10.00 -> $9.00N/AView Rating Details
2/26/2016Craig HallumUpgradeSell -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
1/25/2016OTR GlobalUpgradeNeutralN/AView Rating Details
1/8/2016S&P Equity ResearchUpgradeHold -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/23/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company (NYSE:JCP)
Earnings by Quarter for J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company (NYSE:JCP)
Earnings History by Quarter for J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company (NYSE JCP)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/9/2017($0.18)N/AView Earnings Details
8/11/2017Q2 2018($0.06)($0.09)$2.84 billion$2.96 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/12/2017Q1 17($0.21)$0.06$2.78 billion$2.71 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/24/2017Q416$0.61$0.64$3.98 billion$4.00 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/11/2016Q316($0.21)($0.21)$2.95 billion$2.86 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/12/2016Q216($0.15)($0.05)$2.93 billion$2.92 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/13/2016Q116($0.38)($0.32)$2.92 billion$2.81 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/25/2016Q415$0.23$0.39$3.99 billion$4.00 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/13/2015Q315($0.55)($0.47)$2.88 billion$2.90 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/14/2015Q215($0.48)($0.41)$2.86 billion$2.88 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/13/2015Q115($0.79)($0.57)$2.86 billion$2.86 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/26/2015Q414$0.11($0.19)$4.71 billion$3.89 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/12/2014Q314($0.83)($0.77)$2.81 billion$2.76 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/14/2014Q214($0.98)($0.75)$2.78 billion$2.80 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/26/2014Q413($0.76)($0.68)$3.94 billion$3.78 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/20/2013Q3($1.72)($1.81)$2.80 billion$2.78 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/20/2013Q2 2013($1.06)($1.17)$2.76 billion$2.66 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/16/2013Q1 2013($0.86)($1.31)$2.72 billion$2.64 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/27/2013Q4 2012($0.17)($1.95)$4.08 billion$3.88 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/9/2012Q312$0.02($0.93)$3.29 billion$2.93 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/10/2012($0.07)($0.37)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/15/2012($0.08)($0.25)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/24/2012$0.67$0.74ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/14/2011$0.11$0.11ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/12/2011$0.07$0.07ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/16/2011$0.24$0.28ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/25/2011$1.08$1.09ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company (NYSE:JCP)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.49
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.28
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20175($0.41)$0.61$0.13
Q2 20172($0.13)($0.12)($0.13)
Q3 20173($0.21)($0.16)($0.18)
Q4 20175$0.51$0.88$0.66
Q1 20184($0.25)($0.19)($0.22)
Q2 20182($0.11)$0.02($0.05)
Q3 20183($0.18)($0.09)($0.13)
Q4 20185$0.53$0.93$0.67
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Dividend History for J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company (NYSE:JCP)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company (NYSE:JCP)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.02%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 71.97%
Insider Trades by Quarter for J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company (NYSE:JCP)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company (NYSE:JCP)
Insider Trades by Quarter for J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company (NYSE:JCP)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/22/2017Javier G TeruelDirectorBuy135,135$3.64$491,891.40View SEC Filing  
8/22/2017Jeffrey A DavisCFOBuy50,000$3.62$181,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/21/2017Paul J BrownDirectorBuy25,000$3.62$90,500.00View SEC Filing  
8/18/2017Marvin R EllisonChairmanBuy100,000$3.48$348,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/18/2016John Joseph Tighe IIIEVPSell38,756$9.33$361,593.48View SEC Filing  
8/25/2016Marvin R EllisonChairmanBuy50,000$9.92$496,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/17/2016Ronald W TysoeDirectorBuy25,000$7.24$181,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/9/2016Marvin R EllisonCEOBuy50,000$11.80$590,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/15/2015Brynn EvansonEVPSell6,761$8.45$57,130.45View SEC Filing  
11/19/2014Javier G TeruelDirectorBuy100,000$7.28$728,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/22/2013Myron Ullman IIICEOBuy112,000$8.95$1,002,400.00View SEC Filing  
11/16/2012Javier G TeruelDirectorBuy126,000$15.98$2,013,480.00View SEC Filing  
8/28/2012Geraldine B LaybourneDirectorBuy1,289$24.82$31,992.98View SEC Filing  
8/21/2012Geraldine B LaybourneDirectorBuy1,433$24.39$34,950.87View SEC Filing  
8/16/2012Michael W KramerCOOBuy4,400$23.74$104,456.00View SEC Filing  
8/14/2012Geraldine B LaybourneDirectorBuy1,432$23.28$33,336.96View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

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