Kohl's Corporation (KSS) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Sep, 2015 |    No of Pages: 35 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Kohl's Corporation (KSS) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

The profile contains critical company information including:

- Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.
- Corporate strategy – Analyst’s summarization of the company’s business strategy.
- SWOT Analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
- Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company.
- Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
- Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company.
- Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company.
- Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.
- Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
- Important locations and subsidiaries – A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.
- Detailed financial ratios for the past five years – The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.
- Interim ratios for the last five interim periods – The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.


Kohl's Corporation (Kohl’s) is a specialty department store that operates prototype and small departmental stores. It operates stores primarily at strip centers, community and regional malls and freestanding; and online transactions. The company offerings include clothing, footwear, bedding, furniture, jewelry, beauty products, electronics, and housewares for women's, men's, home, children’s, accessories, and footwear. It offers national and international brands and private brands. Kohl’s supplies the products through distribution centers and online fulfillment centers. The company serves across the US with distribution facilities in Ohio, Virginia, Missouri, Texas, New York, California, Georgia, Illinois, and Maryland. Kohl’s is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, the US.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 4
List of Figures 5
Section 1 - About the Company 6
Kohl's Corporation - Key Facts 6
Kohl's Corporation - Key Employees 7
Kohl's Corporation - Key Employee Biographies 8
Kohl's Corporation - Major Products and Services 9
Kohl's Corporation - History 10
Kohl's Corporation - Company Statement 14
Kohl's Corporation - Locations And Subsidiaries 15
Head Office 15
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 15
Section 2 – Company Analysis 17
Kohl's Corporation - Business Description 17
Kohl's Corporation - Corporate Strategy 18
Kohl's Corporation - SWOT Analysis 19
SWOT Analysis - Overview 19
Kohl's Corporation - Strengths 19
Strength - Efficient Supply Chain 19
Strength - Diversified Product Portfolio 19
Strength - Strong Inventory Management 19
Strength - Increasing Working Capital 19
Kohl's Corporation - Weaknesses 20
Weakness - Dependence on Third Party Suppliers 20
Weakness - Cost Efficiency 20
Kohl's Corporation - Opportunities 21
Opportunity - Agreements and Collaborations 21
Opportunity - Growth in Online Retail 21
Kohl's Corporation - Threats 22
Threat - Fast Changing Fashion Trends and Pricing Pressure 22
Threat - Intense Competition 22
Threat - Rising Manpower Costs 22
Kohl's Corporation - Key Competitors 23
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 24
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 24
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 25
Performance Chart 27
Financial Performance 27
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 28
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 29
Kohl's Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 30
Section 4 – Appendix 31
Methodology 31
Ratio Definitions 31
About GlobalData 35
Contact Us 35
Disclaimer 35

List of Tables

Kohl's Corporation, Key Facts 6
Kohl's Corporation, Key Employees 7
Kohl's Corporation, Key Employee Biographies 8
Kohl's Corporation, Major Products and Services 9
Kohl's Corporation, History 10
Kohl's Corporation, Other Locations 15
Kohl's Corporation, Subsidiaries 16
Kohl's Corporation, Key Competitors 23
Kohl's Corporation, Ratios based on current share price 24
Kohl's Corporation, Annual Ratios 25
Kohl's Corporation, Interim Ratios 28
Kohl's Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 30
Currency Codes 31
Capital Market Ratios 31
Equity Ratios 32
Profitability Ratios 32
Cost Ratios 33
Liquidity Ratios 33
Leverage Ratios 34
Efficiency Ratios 34

List of Figures

Kohl's Corporation, Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 27
Kohl's Corporation, Ratio Charts 29

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