Eddie is going to screw the shorts in positions and orfices they never thought possible
Here's the simple scenario if he's merciful:
40 billion in revenue at the moment. Worst case scenario, Lampert has to close 25% of stores as those 5 year Kfart leases come up for renewal resulting in revenue of 30 billion. Generate a 3% profit on 30 billion in revenue for $900 million.
Use the $900 million to buy up every share not owned by either himself, investors in ESL, or his next door neighbor and golf buddy Bruce Berkowitz since the whole company is for sale at only $5 billion. Pull money out of the pension fund as interest rates rise from historical lows to bid the shares higher.
Get his mug shot plastered all over the front of the WSJ as being the greatest investor since Warren Buffet and engineering the biggest short squeeze since Porsche. Give Bruce a high-five and a knuckle bump at the golf club. Acquire another company using the inflated stock similar to how it all began with Kmart/Sears.