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Takeaway: In Thursday's Black Book, we dive into the industry's supply/demand balance, real estate profiles, category exposure and e-commerce margins.

Please join us Thursday, October 16th at 11:00 am ET for our Deep Dive on Department Store Fundamentals and Stocks. Relevant tickers: JCP, M, KSS, DDS, JWN, SHLD, TGT, WMT, TJX, and GPS.

Key Topics Will Include:

1.  What will the Department Store Landscape look like (physically and financially) when we transition into the next economic cycle? This includes looking at the physical supply/demand balance in the industry.

2.  Detailed Revenue analysis for all the Department Stores – by category, consumer, and demographic.  Who has the most risk/upside based on where we are in the economic cycle?

3.  Margin Sustainability: Who has the most defendable margins and levers to pull in the event of a sales downturn?

4.  The importance of Financial Engineering to earnings algorithms.

5.  Current Business Trends: Results from our detailed 1,000 consumer survey. This is the 4th iteration of the survey that we started back in 3Q of 2013

  • Visitation statistics
  • Dot.com and Mobile trends
  • Buy Online/Pick Up in Store – does anyone really use this? Which retailers have the competitive advantage?
  • Detailed category analysis – what retailers are top of mind in each category
  • Who wins on price, sales, selection, and quality

6. Real Estate Deep Dive

  • What does the competitive matrix look like across the space
  • Winners &  losers from a demographic and spending vantage point
  • Are department stores over or under-indexed to their target customer?
  • The JCP and SHLD affect – what do more store closures mean for other names in this space

7.  E-commerce – we’ll be releasing a much more in depth look at e-commerce across the retail space in a Black Book due out in the next couple of weeks – but we will preview that work with a focused look on the department store space. Most importantly which retailers have invested the capital needed to drive growth in this channel.

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