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How Has Dillard’s Performed Compared to Its Peers?

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Dillard’s and its peers

In this article, we’ll compare Dillard’s (DDS) against its peers.

  • The PE (price-to-earnings) ratios of Dillard’s (DDS), Macy’s (M), Nordstrom (JWN), and Kohl’s (KSS) are 9.2x, 10.1x, 14.4x, and 11.7x, respectively.

  • The PBV (price-to-book value) ratios of Dillard’s, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Kohl’s are 1.5x, 3.2x, 4.2x, and 1.5x, respectively.
  • The PS (price-to-sales) ratios of Dillard’s, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Kohl’s are 0.41x, 0.46x, 0.73x, and 0.45x, respectively.
  • The EPS (earnings per share) of Dillard’s, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Kohl’s are $1.19, $0.36, $0.42, and $0.62, respectively, in fiscal 3Q15.
  • The net profit margins of Dillard’s, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Kohl’s are 3.2%, 2.0%, 2.4%, and 2.7%, respectively, in fiscal 3Q15.

According to these figures, Dillard’s peers have outperformed based on PE, PBV, and PS. However, Dillard’s is ahead of its peers based on EPS and net profit margin.

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ETFs that invest in Dillard’s  

The First Trust Consumer Discretionary AlphaDEX ETF (FXD) invests 1.3% of its holdings in Dillard’s. The ETF tracks an index of large and mid-cap US consumer discretionary stocks. The underlying index uses multifactor selection and tiered equal weighting.

The SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT) invests 0.95% of its holdings in Dillard’s. The ETF tracks a broad-based, equal-weighted index of stock in the US retail industry.

The WisdomTree MidCap Earnings ETF (EZM) invests 0.34% of its holdings in Dillard’s. The ETF tracks an earnings-focused index of mid-cap stocks.

Dillard’s compared to its ETFs

Now let’s compare Dillard’s and the ETFs that invest in it:

  • The year-to-date price movements of Dillard’s, FXD, XRT, and EZM are -42.0%, -4.8%, -11.0%, and -3.4%, respectively.
  • The PE ratios of Dillard’s, FXD, XRT, and EZM are 9.2x, 16.1x, 23.8x, 17.2x, respectively.
  • The PBV ratios of Dillard’s, FXD, XRT, and EZM are 1.5x, 3.7x, 2.8x, and 1.9x, respectively.

The ETFs have outperformed Dillard’s based on price movement, PE, and PBV.

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