Kohl's Corporation

Industry: Department Stores

Fortune Rank: 135

Kohl's Corporation operates family-oriented, specialty department stores that feature moderately priced apparel, shoes, accessories, soft home products and housewares. For the 26 weeks ended 7/30/05, sales rose 15% to $5.63B. Net income increased 25% to $311.9M. Revenues reflect comparable store sales growth and the inclusion of sales from new stores opened. Earnings reflect improved gross margin due to the change in inventory accounting.

Kohl's Corporation, (Kohl's) operates family-oriented, specialty department stores in the United States. The Company's stores sell national brand apparel, shoes, accessories, soft home products and housewares targeted to middle-income customers shopping for their families and homes. The Company's stores emphasize apparel, accessories and footwear for women, men and children; soft home products, such as towels, sheets and pillows, and housewares. During the fiscal year ended January 29, 2005 (fiscal 2004), the Company operated 637 stores in 40 states. In March 2005, the Company opened 15 additional stores across all regions of the United States. Subsequent to fiscal 2004, Kohl's operates 652 stores. Of the 637 stores the Company operated as of January 29, 2005, 171 are take-over locations, which facilitated the entry into several markets including Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, Columbus, Boston, Philadelphia, St. Louis, the New York region and Hartford/New Haven.

Kohl's Corporation

Kohl's Corporation is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 Kohl's Corporation was ranked number 135 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 135th largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

Kohl's Corporation achieved revenue of $17,178.00 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $991.00 million.

Kohl's Corporation' rank improves

The company ranking improved in 2010, moving up the Fortune 500 list to 135th compared to 155th in 2009. This was based on its 2009 revenue of $16,389 million (a change of 1 million compared to 2010) and profits of $885 million (a change of $106 million compared to 2009).

Another point of view

To many investors, profits are more important than the revenue a company earns. If the Fortune 500 was ranked by profits instead of revenue then Kohl's Corporation would be ranked 135th rather than 135th due to its profits of $991 in 2010.

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