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  • Previous Rank87
  • Revenues ($M)31,198
  • Revenue Percent Change-13.8%
  • Profits ($M)-1,682
  • Profits Percent Change-
  • Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)4,409

The struggling retailer has spent much of the last year selling off valuable assets like Lands’ End and its stake in Sears Canada, along with many of its best stores. To many this looks like a firesale, but Sears says this will give it the financial wherewithal to speed up its transformation into a more tech-driven retailer. Still its retail business continues to deteriorate quickly—Sears Holdings, which also owns Kmart, has lost a total of $7 billion in the last four years, hurt by stores that look out of date and bland merchandise. But the retailer does have a few tricks up its sleeve. Sears and Kmart were early to understand how tech will transform retail, and the retailer has an innovative loyalty program called Shop Your Way that generates a bigger share of sales every year. But Sears, and its hedge fund titan CEO, Eddie Lampert, are in a race against time, trying to modernizing the retailer even as sales crater.

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Company Info

CEO
Edward S. Lampert
Industry
General Merchandisers
Sector
Retailing
HQ Location
Hoffman Estates, IL
Websitehttp://www.searsholdings.com
Years on List21

Key Financials (last fiscal year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)31,198-13.8%
Profits ($M)-1,682-
Total Stockholder Equity-951-
Employees196,000-
Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)4,409-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues-5.4%
Profits as % of Assets-12.7%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity-

Earnings Per Share (last fiscal year)

Earnings Per Share ($)-15.82
EPS % Change (from 2013)-
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)-
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2014)-15.9%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)-11.5%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)-7.5%