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  • readme212121 readme212121 Aug 16, 2012 9:54 AM Flag

    SHLD finally getting it together

    Losses narrowing, improving inventory levels, lower debt. The shop your way rewards program is in the millions of members. With all the cash coming in from sales of various divisions, look for a turnaround here in the next year.

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    • You are crazy.

      The company is still reporting $8.7billion of inventory. Even if you don't exclude buying and occupancy expenses which SHLD includes in COGS, the inventory turn is pathetic and is incomprehensible for a publicly traded retailer.

      I continue to maintain that this company is hiding the true value of its inventory, which is probably much closer to 30% to 50% of its reported value. If SHLD really reported its inventory, the company would be liquidated.

      The fact that EL is able to manipulate the stock price this low float company so well is really amazing.

      I have no position in SHLD.

    • turnaround is a strong word to use.
      it might be more appropriate to say they are working very hard to delay bankruptcy.

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      • Reported a loss of $132 million, or $1.25 a share, compared with a year-earlier loss of $146 million, or $1.37. That’s only a $14 million difference – you think that’s good?

        Revenue for the three months ended July 28 was $9.47 billion, down from $10.14 billion a year ago. That’s a drop of only $0.67 BILLION

        Sears is spinning off a stake in its Canada division and is moving forward with plans to spin off its Hometown and Outlet stores along with some hardware stores.

        Fewer clearance items also dragged down revenue, with tighter inventory levels limiting the amount of seasonal merchandise markdowns.

        Can’t mark down what you don’t have.

        Sears managed to trim its selling and administrative expenses in the quarter by reducing payroll and advertising costs.

        That was a big help – reduce advertising – can’t sell it if you don’t tell people you have it.
        Cut administrative expenses – instead of bare bones now they are cutting limbs off..
        Merchandise inventories fell to $8.7 billion from $9.3 billion. Domestic inventory was reduced thanks to store closings.

        Only in America or Only at Sears can you be rewarded for loosing money by having you stock go up.

    • Have you been to a Sears store lately?? I don't care about the inventory levels, lower losses or lower dept. Its the sales that must increase before Sears can be turned around. Sears currently just doesn't have what it takes to attract more customers.

    • With comp sales continuing to trend down SHLD isn't out of the woods yet. I agree the CF situation is improving but much of it is from one time items (spinoff of Canada, spinoff of small chains, potential sale of Land's End, Sale of RE). When the dust settles you still have an two old beat up declining retail businesses. The definitely have time but I wouldn't say they turned the corner yet.

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