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Kohl's Corporation: Kohl’s Lacks a Competitive Edge but Should Return to Consistent Profitability This Year

Symbols
KSS
Sector(s)
Consumer Cyclical
Rating
Current Price
$61.80
Fair Value
Economic Moat
Stewardship
Summary

Kohl’s operates 1,162 department stores in 49 states that sell moderately priced private-label and national brand clothing, shoes, accessories, cosmetics, and home furnishings. Most of these stores are in strip centers. Kohl’s also operates an e-commerce site (kohls.com) and 12 Fila athletic apparel outlets. Women’s apparel is Kohl’s largest category, having generated 25% of its 2020 sales. The retailer, headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, opened its first department store in 1962.

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Analyst Profile

David Swartz

Equity Analyst
David Swartz is an equity analyst in the consumer sector research group for Morningstar Research Services LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. He covers consumer-focused companies in retail and apparel.Before joining Morningstar in 2018, Swartz worked as a money manager and equity analyst for a family office in the Seattle area. He also worked as an analyst and fund manager for three equity hedge funds in the San Francisco Bay Area.Swartz holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s degree in economics from Yale University. He also holds a certificate in finance (investment management specialization) from UC Berkeley Extension.