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Department Stores


NAICS 452111: This U.S. industry comprises establishments known as department stores that have separate departments for various
merchandise lines, such as apparel, jewelry, home furnishings, and linens, each with separate cash registers and sales associates.
Department stores in this industry generally do not have central customer checkout and cash register facilities.


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Margins and Profits

  • Gross Margin %
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    Gross Margin %
  • Pre-Tax PROFIT %
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    Pre-Tax PROFIT %

Inventory Productivity

  • Inventory TURNOVER
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    Inventory TURNOVER
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Financial Strength

  • Debt-to-Worth Ratio
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    Debt-to-Worth Ratio
  • Current Ratio
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    Current Ratio

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