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48. Sears Holdings
Sears Holdings
Rank: 48 (Previous rank: 49)
CEO: W. Bruce Johnson
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The 2005 merger of Kmart and Sears engineered by Eddie Lampert is still no winner. Same-store sales have dropped every year since the union. And the nation's third-largest retailer of general merchandise ranks rock bottom among its peers in terms of profits.

In 2009 Lampert invested heavily in Sears ecommerce business, launching websites and mobile apps as part a campaign called "ShopYourWay." These channels promote Sears' crown jewels -- company-owned brands like Kenmore, Craftsman and Lands' End. Meanwhile 60 Sears stores were closed last year. --J.S.

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2008
Revenues 44,043.0 -5.8
Profits 235.0 343.4
Assets 24,808.0
Stockholders' equity 9,096.0
Market value (3/26/2010) 12,518.2
Profits as % of  
Revenues 0.5
Assets 0.9
Stockholders' equity 2.6
Earnings per share  
2009 $ 1.99
% change from 2008 373.8
1999-2009 annual growth rate % N.A.
Total return to investors %
2009 114.7
1999-2009 annual rate N.A.
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 Wal-Mart Stores 1 408,214.0
2 Target 30 65,357.0
3 Sears Holdings 48 44,043.0
4 Macy's 103 23,489.0
5 J.C. Penney 133 17,556.0
6 Kohl's 135 17,178.0
7 Dollar General 195 11,796.4
8 Nordstrom 270 8,627.0
9 Family Dollar Stores 305 7,400.6
10 Dillard's 348 6,226.6
Issue date: May 3, 2010.
Figures are for fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2010.
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Sears Holdings
3333 Beverly Rd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
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