DSW Inc. is a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer that offers a wide selection of brand name and designer dress, casual and athletic footwear and accessories for women, men and kids. As of September 19, 2014, DSW operates 419 stores in 42 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, as well as 362 leased departments for other retailers in the United States under the Affiliated Business Group.
DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse is the ultimate destination for savvy Shoe Lovers everywhere. An incredible collection of stylish shoes, private labels, handbags, and accessories at great prices is what we’re known for—designer shoes, warehouse prices. The three business pillars we live and breathe by are as follows: breathtaking assortment, irresistible value, and simple convenience. Our customers are savvy Shoe Lovers and we communicate to them in a fun, flirty, fashionable way.
We believe that in order for our company to be successful, our associates must be passionate, friendly, helpful, and real. These are the attributes customers have come to expect from our service, and we intend to deliver that to them with each and every interaction. Internally, we have four values we expect our associates to carry out daily: Passion, Accountability, Collaboration, and Humility. We proudly display these throughout our building, on many of our associate-based awards, within all orientation materials—associates completely embody these values.
Since the first DSW store opened in Dublin, OH in 1991, we have proven to be a fierce footwear retailer. Our growth and success is undeniable, as we continue to develop and expand the brand year after year. A public company since 2005, our stock is traded on the New York City Stock Exchange as “DSW.” We pride ourselves on being very open and transparent with every single shareholder and investor.

Company Growth (employees)
Columbus, US
Size (employees)
11,900 (est)
DSW was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Columbus, US

DSW Office Locations

DSW has offices in Columbus, Mequon, Bloomington, Chicago and in 222 other locations
Columbus, US (HQ)
810 Dsw Dr

DSW Data and Metrics

DSW Financial Metrics

DSW's revenue was reported to be $2.7 b in FY, 2016 which is a 3% increase from the previous period.
Numbers are in $, USD

Revenue (FY, 2016)

2.7 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

771.8 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

124.5 m

EBIT (FY, 2016)

200.2 m

Market capitalization (25-May-2017)

1.4 b

Closing share price (25-May-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

110.7 m
DSW's current market capitalization is $1.4 b.
Numbers are in $, USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


2.4 b2.5 b2.6 b2.7 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

1.6 b1.7 b1.9 b1.9 b

Gross profit

739.3 m755 m768.4 m771.8 m

Gross profit Margin, %



241.4 m242.1 m213.6 m200.2 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest income

2.6 m3.3 m3.6 m2.4 m

Pre tax profit

244 m

Net Income

151.3 m153.3 m136 m124.5 m
Numbers are in $, USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


112 m59.2 m32.5 m110.7 m

Accounts Receivable

26.6 m24.4 m15.4 m18.5 m


397.8 m450.8 m484.2 m500 m

Current Assets

812.8 m768.5 m795.7 m759.3 m


318.6 m337.9 m374.2 m375.3 m


25.9 m25.9 m25.9 m79.7 m

Total Assets

1.4 b1.4 b1.4 b1.4 b

Accounts Payable

167.9 m169.5 m214.9 m185.5 m

Current Liabilities

284.4 m283.8 m323.4 m316.6 m

Non-Current Liabilities

138.3 m143.3 m140.8 m141.2 m

Total Liabilities

422.7 m427.1 m464.2 m457.8 m

Retained Earnings

134.4 m220.8 m287.1 m346.6 m

Total Equity

904.9 m937.5 m

Financial Leverage

1.5 x1.5 x
Numbers are in $, USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

151.3 m153.3 m136 m124.5 m

Depreciation and Amortization

64.1 m68.2 m73.6 m81.6 m

Accounts Receivable

138 k2.2 m8.9 m(2.2 m)


(4 m)(53 m)(33 m)14.4 m

Accounts Payable

16 m7.1 m38 m(30.6 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

301.4 m197 m242.7 m

Dividends Paid

(33.9 m)(66.9 m)(69.7 m)(65.1 m)

Interest Paid

Income Taxes Paid

55 m91.7 m72.9 m56.5 m
Numbers are in $, USDY, 2016


227.9 k

Financial Leverage

1.5 x

DSW Market Value History

DSW Median Salaries

Source: 53 public H-1B filings from DSW

DSW Online and Social Media Presence

DSW News and Updates

DSW Company Life and Culture

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