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Dillard's Class A director Phillip R. Watts awarded shares 26 July 2017

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Dillard's Class A (NYSE:DDS) director Phillip R. Watts, was awarded 57 shares worth $US3,845 on July 24.

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SECTION 1 BIOGRAPHY PHILLIP R. WATTS, DIRECTOR

Mr. Phillip R. Watts, CPA, is Co-Principal Financial Officer & Senior VP at Dillard's, Inc., a Member at Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants and a Member at The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He received his undergraduate degree from Ouachita Baptist University.

Remuneration

Year: 2016

Salary ($): 500,000

Stock Awards ($): 43,863

Non-Equity Incentive Plan Compensation ($): 154,600

Change in Pension Value and Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Earnings ($) : 619,612

All Other Compensation ($): 86,233

Total ($): 1,404,308

SECTION 2 DILLARD'S, INC. SCORECARD (NYSE:DDS):

+ Dillard's, Inc. is placed 1,248/2,582 in the BSS News Bites ranking of NYSE performers in the past year, a percentile ranking of 51.

2.1 Key Financials (All figures percent)

DDSRevenue GrowthEPS GrowthOperating MarginROE
2017-5.1-28.74.19.9
2016-0.4-11.36.215
20151.39.78.416.4
2014-0.93.38.416.2

2.2 Moving Annual Return (Trailing 12 months):

DDSCloseDividendsCapital Gain / (Loss) %% YieldAnnual Return %
Last Traded Jul 26$US73.5128.0c10.70.411.4
1 Year ago$US66.2427.0c(33.1)0.3-32.8
2 Years ago$US98.9918.0c(17.1)0.2-16.9
3 Years ago$US119.3624.0c46.30.346.6
4 Years ago$US81.59$US5.2037.28.745.9

2.3 Revenue and Net Profit

DescriptionAnnual ($US M)5 years Avg ($US M)5 years CAGR %
Total Revenue6,2576,615.2-0.5
EBITDA501.3721.6-7.2
Operating Profit257.7469.7-11.3
Net Profit169.2285.5-18.3

CAGR = Compound Annual Growth Rate

2.4 Performance (All figures in %)

A 5-year track record of positive earnings

DescriptionAnnual5 years Avg
EBITDA Margin8.010.9
Operating Profit Margin4.17.1
Net Profit Margin2.74.3
Return on Equity9.914.9
Return on Assets4.47.1
Return on Capital Employed8.814.6

2.5 High Performance Indicators:

DescriptionValueRank In Market
Price/MAP501.29In Top 2%
% Prem to Vol Wtd Price15.5In Top 2%
Price/MAP2001.27In Top 5%
Price to Sales0.3In Top 7%
Earnings Yield %6.8In Top 9%
P/E * P/NTA15.9In Top Quartile
Price Change %0.7In Top Quartile

2.6 Present Value of $US1000 invested in the past

PV$10001-week1-month1-year
DDS.NYSE1,1731,3491,112
S&P 500 Index1,0021,0191,142

2.7 Trailing Price Change %

Price Change %1-Month3-Month1-Year
DDS34.9335.0810.71
Retailing sector3.828.813.49
S&P 500 Index1.593.7914.23

2.8 Creation of shareholder value:

Since appointment as Director: The present value of USD1,000 invested on the appointment date of May 16, 2015 at close price of $US115.46 is $US642, including a capital loss of $US363 and dividend reinvested of $US5.

2.9 Market Position

Dillard's, Inc. (NYSE:DDS), NYSE's 29th largest Retailer company by market cap, climbed $US7.11 (or 10.7%) in the trailing 12 months to July 26, 2017 to close at $US73.51. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which has risen 14.2% over the same period, this is a relative price change of -3.5%. Average daily volume of 878,456 shares in the trailing year was 1.5 times average daily volume in the previous year. In the trailing 12 months the market cap has declined $US442.3 million.

2.10 Global Rank

Global Rank [out of 47,603 stocks]

DescriptionValueRankQuartile
MCap (US$)1.9B5,506Top
Total Assets (US$)3.9B4,613Top
Revenue (US$)6.3B1,858Top
Net Profit (US$)169.2M3,529Top
Return on Equity %9.912,893Second
Net Profit Margin %2.721,618Second
Price to Book1.111,658Top
Price Earnings14.67,798Top
Yield %0.419,059Second
PV$1000 (1Year) US$1,11220,344Second
US$ Change (1Year) %-6.226,804Third
Rel Strength 6 Mo (US$)6317,518Second

SECTION 3 OTHER DIRECTORS OF DILLARD'S, INC.

Alex Dillard, President & Director

William T. Dillard, Chairman & Director

James I. Freeman, Director

Drue Matheny, Director & Executive Vice President

Frank R. Mori, Director

Mike Dillard, Director & Executive Vice President

Phillip R. Watts, Director

Nick White, Director

J. C. Watts, Director

SECTION 4 DILLARD'S, INC. ACTIVITIES

Dillard's, Inc. is engaged in apparel and home furnishing retail business. The Company operates more than 300 Dillard's stores offering a selection of merchandise, including fashion apparel for women, men and children, accessories, cosmetics, home furnishings and other consumer goods. The stores of the Company are located in suburban shopping malls. The customers may also purchase merchandise online at the Website, www.dillards.com, which features online gift registries and a range of other services. It operates retail department stores located in the southwest, southeast and midwest regions of the United States. The stores are located in 29 states, with 53 stores located in the western region, 123 stores in the eastern region and 150 stores in the central region. In August 2008, Dillard's announced that it had completed a transaction to acquire the remaining 50% interest in CDI Contractors, LLC and CDI Contractors, Inc.

SECTION 5 RECENT NEWS OF DILLARD'S, INC. DIRECTORS

26 July 2017

Dillard's Class A director and president Alex Dillard awarded shares

Dillard's Class A (NYSE:DDS) director and president Alex Dillard, was awarded 113 shares worth $US7,623 on July 24.

26 July 2017

Dillard's Class A director and executive vice president Mike Dillard awarded shares

Dillard's Class A (NYSE:DDS) director and executive vice president Mike Dillard, was awarded 18 shares worth $US1,214 on July 24.

26 July 2017

Dillard's Class A director and executive vice president Drue Matheny awarded shares

Dillard's Class A (NYSE:DDS) director and executive vice president Drue Matheny, was awarded 83 shares worth $US5,599 on July 24.

26 July 2017

Dillard's Class A chairman and director William T. Dillard awarded shares

Dillard's Class A (NYSE:DDS) chairman and director William T. Dillard, was awarded 80 shares worth $US5,397 on July 24.

26 July 2017

Dillard's Class A chairman and director William T. Dillard awarded shares

Dillard's Class A (NYSE:DDS) chairman and director William T. Dillard, was awarded 113 shares worth $US7,623 on July 24.

28 June 2017

Dillard's Class A director and president Alex Dillard awarded shares

Dillard's Class A (NYSE:DDS) director and president Alex Dillard, was awarded 177 shares worth $US9,643 on June 26.

28 June 2017

Dillard's Class A director and executive vice president Mike Dillard awarded shares

Dillard's Class A (NYSE:DDS) director and executive vice president Mike Dillard, was awarded 28 shares worth $US1,525 on June 26.

28 June 2017

Dillard's Class A chairman and director William T. Dillard awarded shares

Dillard's Class A (NYSE:DDS) chairman and director William T. Dillard, was awarded 177 shares worth $US9,643 on June 26.

28 June 2017

Dillard's Class A director Phillip R. Watts awarded shares

Dillard's Class A (NYSE:DDS) director Phillip R. Watts, was awarded 88 shares worth $US4,794 on June 26.

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