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Arkansas Investor Company Spotlight

Company: Dillard Department Stores Inc. Ticker: DDS Industry: Retail Headquarters: Little Rock CEO: William Dillard Sr.


Dillard's operates about 200 conventional department stores located primarily in the Southwest and Midwest. In recent years, Dillard's has expanded aggressively through new store openings and acquisitions of clusters of department stores from leading retailers. The company's strategy is to enter or further penetrate markets where it can become the dominant conventional department store operator. The stores feature brand-name goods in the middle to upper-middle price range.

Latest Annual Sales: $4.0 B
Earnings Per Share: $5.54
P/E: 22.8
Debt To Total Assets: 29.9%
Yield: 0.18%
Next Year Estimate: 6.57
Next Quarter Estimate: 1.15

Past Five-Year

Average Growth Earnings: 20.0%

Sources: Smith Capital Management (501) 374-4446; Bridge Information (800) 325-3282
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Publication:Arkansas Business
Article Type:Company Profile
Date:Apr 13, 1992
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