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The TJX Companies, Inc.: Recovery Still in the Cards for Narrow-Moat TJX Post-Pandemic, but Shares Seem Rich

Symbols
TJX
Sector(s)
Consumer Cyclical
Rating
Current Price
$69.53
Fair Value
Economic Moat
Stewardship
Summary

TJX is a leading off-price retailer of apparel, home fashions, and other merchandise. It sells a variety of branded goods, opportunistically buying inventory from a network of over 21,000 vendors worldwide. TJX targets undercutting conventional retailers' regular prices by 20%-60%, capitalizing on a flexible merchandising network, relatively low-frills stores, and a treasure-hunt shopping experience to drive margins and inventory turnover. TJX derived 76% of fiscal 2020 revenue from the United States, with 13% from Europe (mostly the United Kingdom and Germany), 10% from Canada, and the remainder from Australia. The company operated 4,529 stores at the end of fiscal 2020 under the T.J. Maxx, T.K. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Winners, Homesense, Winners, and Sierra banners.

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Analyst Profile

Zain Akbari

Equity Analyst
Zain Akbari, CFA, is an equity analyst for Morningstar Research Services LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. He covers food companies, auto parts retailers, and information services firms.Before joining Morningstar in 2015, Akbari spent several years at UBS, most recently leading the firm’s Liability Management, Americas team. During his time at UBS, Akbari structured and executed bond buybacks, exchange offers, and covenant modifications for investment-grade, high-yield, and convertible securities issued by American and Asian companies.Akbari holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and real estate from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania and master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.