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Dillard's stock jumps 16% in a week on robust financials

Published Nov 18, 2023 09:35AM ET
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NEW YORK - Dillard's Inc. (NYSE: NYSE:DDS) shares have surged by 16% over the past week, propelled by the company's impressive return on equity (ROE) of 43%, which significantly outstrips the industry average of 17%. The American department store chain has demonstrated considerable financial strength with a net profit of $777 million and shareholders' equity of $1.8 billion.

The retailer's financial performance shines with a five-year net income growth rate of 45%, eclipsing the industry's average growth rate of 14%. This robust growth trajectory is further underscored by Dillard's consistent dividend payouts, which reflect a tradition of sharing profits with its investors for over a decade. The company has maintained a conservative three-year median payout ratio at just 1.6%, indicating a strategic focus on reinvesting earnings to fuel business expansion.

Despite these strong financial metrics, analysts are forecasting a potential slowdown in Dillard's earnings growth. Investors and market watchers looking to gauge the retailer's future performance and intrinsic value are encouraged to consult available infographics and analyst predictions that outline these expectations. These resources provide insights into the factors that may influence Dillard's earnings trajectory in the coming periods.

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Dillard's stock jumps 16% in a week on robust financials
 

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