Below are the three companies in the Department Stores industry with the highest future earnings growth. The growth of earnings per share (next fiscal year estimated vs. current fiscal year estimated) is important to gauge future profitability and relative value. Higher EPS growth generally justifies higher earnings multiples.
Dillard's (NYSE:DDS) is highest with future earnings growth of 14.3%. Dillard's, Inc. operates retail department stores located primarily in the southwestern, southeastern, and midwestern United States. The Company offers name-brand and private-label merchandise, including fashion apparel and home furnishings. Dillard's has traded 51,000 shares thus far today, vs. average volume of 460,000 shares per day. The stock has underperformed the Dow (-0.4% to the Dow's -0.1%) and underperformed the S&P 500 (-0.4% to the S&P's -0.2%) during today's trading.
Saks (NYSE:SKS) is next with future earnings growth of 13.8%.
Finishing up the top three is Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN), with future earnings growth of 13.6%.