J.C. Penney Company, Inc.

Industry: Department Stores

Fortune Rank: 133

JCP, a holding company, provides merchandise and services to consumers through department stores, catalogs, and the Internet. For the 26 weeks ended 7/30/05, revenues rose 5% to $8.10B. Net income applic. to Common and from continuing ops. rose 69% to $293M. Revenues reflect strong department store sales across the country and in all merchandise divisions. Net income also reflects higher gross margins and S/G/A leverage from cost savings initiatives.

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCPenney) is a retailer, operating 1,017 JCPenney Department Stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, and 62 Renner Department Stores in Brazil. The Company sells family apparel, jewelry, shoes, accessories and home furnishings to customers through Department Stores, Catalog and the Internet. In addition, the Department Stores provide services, such as salon, optical, portrait photography and custom decorating, to customers. Department Stores and Catalog/Internet generally serve the same customers and have virtually the same mix of merchandise. Additionally, department stores accept returns from sales initiated in department stores, catalog or via the Internet. J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc. (JCP) is the wholly owned operating subsidiary of the Company.

J.C. Penney Company, Inc.

J.C. Penney Company, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 J.C. Penney Company, Inc. was ranked number 133 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 133rd largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

J.C. Penney Company, Inc. achieved revenue of $17,556.00 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $251.00 million.

J.C. Penney Company, Inc.' rank improves

The company ranking improved in 2010, moving up the Fortune 500 list to 133rd compared to 139th in 2009. This was based on its 2009 revenue of $18,486 million (a change of -1 million compared to 2010) and profits of $572 million (a change of $-321 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 J.C. Penney Company, Inc. would be ranked 294th rather than 133rd due to its profits of $251 in 2010.

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