Multiline Retail - S&P Industry Surveys

Multiline Retail

Multiline Retail - S&P Industry Surveys
Multiline Retail
Published Oct 19, 2017
55 pages — Published Oct 19, 2017
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...Among multiline retail s two sub-industries (department stores and general merchandise stores), there is a wide divergence in sales trends, gross and operational margins, and profitability. The biggest single weighting is from the general merchandise stores sub-industry, with Target Corporation, comprising nearly 40% of the sub-industry s total revenue. Due to the importance of the year-end holiday selling season for many retailers, a disproportionate portion of revenues and profits come in the fourth quarter of the fiscal year. Although some retailers had disappointing holiday season sales in 2016, which were roughly in line with CFRA s expectations, revenues benefited from an expanding economy and a promotional environment that enticed consumers. Financial results (sales and earnings) in 2016 were mixed, in CFRA s view, with noticeable effects from the strong US dollar for those companies with international or tourist exposure, and from unseasonable weather in the first half of the year;...

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S&P Industry Surveys—Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys track more than 50 North American industries. Each report is authored by a Standard & Poor's industry research analyst and includes information about the current industry environment, industry trends, key industry ratios and statistics, how to analyze a company, a glossary of terms and a comparative company financial analysis.

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