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49. Sears Holdings
Sears Holdings
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 49 (Previous rank: 45)
Compare tool: Sears Holdings vs. Top 10
CEO: W. Bruce Johnson
Address: 3333 Beverly Rd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
Phone: 847-286-2500
Website: www.searsholdings.com
Wal-Mart may be gaining market share in a lousy economy, but rival discount retailer Sears Holdings is struggling to attract shoppers. The 2005 hook-up between Sears and Kmart, which was supposed to combine the two brands' strengths, has yet to bear fruit. Profits continue to drop, and analysts see them falling further.

The company has been without a CEO for more than a year, and no candidates are coming forward. Sears Holdings has been quietly building up its Web presence as it closes stores: Early in 2008, it hired James Barr, who ran Microsoft shopping sites, to lead its online unit. - J.Y.

  $ millions % change from 2007
Revenues 46,770.0 -7.8
Profits 53.0 -93.6
Assets 25,342.0
Stockholders' equity 9,380.0
Market value (3/27/2009) 5,948.4
Profits as % of  
Revenues 0.1
Assets 0.2
Stockholders' equity 0.6
Earnings per share  
2008 $ 0.42
% change from 2007 -92.6
1998-2008 annual growth rate % N.A.
Total return to investors %
2008 -61.9
1998-2008 annual rate N.A.
Rank Company 500
rank
Revenues
($ millions)
1 Wal-Mart Stores 2 405,607.0
2 Target 28 64,948.0
3 Sears Holdings 49 46,770.0
4 Macy's 96 24,892.0
5 J.C. Penney 139 18,486.0
6 Kohl's 155 16,389.0
7 Dollar General 259 10,457.7
8 Nordstrom 301 8,573.0
9 Dillard's 358 6,988.4
10 Family Dollar Stores 359 6,983.6
11 Bon-Ton Stores 654 3,225.4
12 Saks 677 3,082.0
13 Retail Ventures 930 1,885.0
Issue date: May 4, 2009
Figures are for fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2009.
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