JCP  J.C. Penney Company Inc.

Exchange

NYSE

Sector

Consumer Services

Industry

Department/Specialty Retail Stores

Market Cap.

2.24B

Very Weak Balance Sheet

JCP is in a poor financial position. This could be due to a slowdown in sales, indulging in debt-fuelled growth, or the nature of JCP's business. If it is highly capital intensive (see Economic Moat), they likely have to outlay significant capital just to stay competitive. This habit often destroys more value than it creates.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in January
201020112012201320142015
Cash 3.01B 2.62B 1.51B 930.00M 1.52B -
Current Assets 6.65B 6.37B 5.08B 3.68B 4.83B -
Total Assets 12.58B 13.04B 11.42B 9.78B 11.80B -
Current Liabilities 3.25B 2.65B 2.76B 2.58B 2.85B -
Total Liabilities 7.80B 7.58B 7.41B 6.61B 8.71B -
Stockholder' Equity 4.78B 5.46B 4.01B 3.17B 3.09B -
Current Ratio 2.05 2.41 1.84 1.43 1.70 -
TL-to-TA 0.62 0.58 0.65 0.68 0.74 -

Low or No Reinvestment of Profits over the past 6 years

JCP has either been retaining a small amount of their earnings or has done so inconsistently. A lack of consistency could be due to JCP operating at a loss or them having such a strong economic moat they feel comfortable spending profits on growth. Be wary of future prospects and if applicable, inspect the moat's sustainability.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in January
201020112012201320142015
Retained Earnings 2.02B 2.22B 1.41B 380.00M -1.01B -
Retained Earnings Growth - 9.84% -36.45% -73.09% -365.26% 100.00%