Macys Retained Earnings vs. Price to Book

M -- USA Stock  

USD 36.95  0.56  1.54%

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Macys Price to Book vs. Retained Earnings Fundamental Analysis

Macys is rated below average in retained earnings category among related companies. It is rated below average in price to book category among related companies . The ratio of Retained Earnings to Price to Book for Macys is about  3,298,958,333 
Retained Earnings is a balance sheet account that refers to the portion of company income that is retained by the firm. In other words it is a part of earnings that is not paid out as dividends or otherwise distributed to owners. Retained Earnings are calculated by adding net income to last period retained earnings and subtracting any dividends paid to owners.
Macys 
Retained Earnings 
 = 
Beginning RE + Income 
Dividends 
=
6.33 B
Retained Earnings shows how the firm utilizes its profits over time. In simple terms, investors can think of retained earnings as the amount of profit the company has reinvested in the business since its inceptions. However the methodology to make a decision over how much profit to retain is different between companies in different industries. For example growing industries tend to retain more of their earnings than more matured industries as they need more assets investment to sustain their growth.
Price to Book (P/B) ratio is used to relate a company book value to its current market price. A high P/B ratio indicates that investors expect executives to generate more returns on their investments from a given set of assets. Book value is accounting value of assets minus liabilities.
Macys 
P/B 
 = 
MV Per Share 
BV Per Share 
=
1.92 times
Price to Book ratio is mostly used in financial services industries where assets and liabilities are typically represented by dollars. Although low Price to Book ratio generally implies that the firm is undervalued, it is often a good indicator that the company may be in financial or managerial distress and should be investigated more carefully.

Macys Price to Book Comparison

Macys is rated below average in price to book category among related companies.
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Macys is rated below average in retained earnings category among related companies.