Kirk DeBaun

Trans World Entertainment: Who Says You Have To Grow Sales?

Summary

Trans World Entertainment Corp. (NASDAQ:TWMC) is one of the largest specialty retailers of entertainment products, an industry in decline. Despite decreasing industry-wide sales in most of the product categories carried by TWMC, the Company appears to be managing the decline well. One major factor contributing to TWMC's success is the reduction of competition. While this will help TWMC in the short run, longer term the Company will need to find new products to increase sales in order to provide customer and shareholder value.

2013 could prove to be a turning point for TWMC. According to the Q1 conference call, this was only the second profitable first quarter for the Company in the last decade or so....

Join Seeking Alpha PRO to read this archived article and 11,574 other archived articles
WITH SEEKING ALPHA PRO, INVESTORS CAN ALSO:
  • Access Top Ideas, chosen by Seeking Alpha’s editors
  • Filter long and short ideas by market cap and sector
  • Get Coverage of over 5,000 stocks, many of which have little or no coverage elsewhere
"In just the first month of using PRO, I used it to generate two ideas which were actionable for me. As a result of these two positions, I have earned more than 20 times the annual subscription costs for PRO." Michael Yagemann, Greenbridge Capital
"I am pleasantly surprised with the scope of small and mid-cap coverage PRO offers. You can't find that any where else." Patrick Rice, Mainstay Capital Management
100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
Money back guarantee. Seeking Alpha PRO members receive a no-questions-asked refund for membership on months paid and not used. Details