Earnings Results: Kohl’s deserves praise for a clean, easy-to-follow earnings release

MarketWatch would like to offer Kohl’s Corp. a round of applause for the earnings release it put out earlier Thursday.

The Wisconsin-based department-store chain KSS, +1.70% published one of the most straightforward, easy-to-follow releases of the second-quarter earnings-reporting season. It even started with a table, clearly showing all the key numbers.

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It led with its sales and same-store-sales numbers, followed by its gross margin — all key metrics in assessing the performance of a retailer. It followed with net income and per-share earnings, reporting its figures in accordance with GAAP, or Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

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