Nomura Securities Starts J. C. Penney (JCP) at Reduce, $5 PT

February 13, 2014 7:55 AM EST Send to a Friend
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Nomura Securities initiates coverage on J. C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) with a Reduce. PT $5.00.

Analyst Robert Drbul weighs in: "With a loss of nearly $5bn in sales in 2012 and 2013, we believe a sales and market share recovery will take much longer than many may anticipate. The J.C. Penney customer has migrated to other department stores and off-price retailers, and these shifts could be difficult to restore. While it has posted negative comps for the first three quarters of the 2013, it has shown some sequential improvement; however, our estimated 2% gain in 4Q13 is up against a decline in 4Q12 and trends on a two-year basis remain pressured. We are estimating losses of $6.00 in 2013E and expect the company to generate an earnings loss again in 2014E of $3.00. 2013E / 2014E Revenues: $12,039mn / $11,900mn vs. Street at $11,939mn / $12,506mn. FY13E EPS at $($6.00); FY14E EPS at ($3.00)."

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Shares of J. C. Penney closed at $5.96 yesterday.


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