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Highest EV/EBITDA Ratio in the Department Stores Industry Detected in Shares of Nordstrom (JWN, M, JCP, KSS, DDS)

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the Department Stores industry with the highest enterprise value to EBITDA (EV/EBITDA) ratios. EV/EBITDA is an important metric used in valuing comparable companies. It is capital structure neutral and generally the lower the ratio, the more undervalued the company is believed to be.

Nordstrom ranks highest with a an EV/EBITDA ratio of 6.46. Following is Macy's with a an EV/EBITDA ratio of 6.28. JC Penney ranks third highest with a an EV/EBITDA ratio of 5.54.

Kohl's follows with a an EV/EBITDA ratio of 5.04, and Dillard's rounds out the top five with a an EV/EBITDA ratio of 3.87.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Dillard's on February 22nd, 2017 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $54.85. Since that call, shares of Dillard's have fallen 4.9%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

Keywords: highest ev/ebitda ratio Nordstrom macy's JC Penney kohl's dillard's

Ticker(s): JWN M JCP KSS DDS