Stephen Simpson, CFA
Long only, growth at reasonable price, value, research analyst

Esprit Holdings Already Priced For A Very Uncertain Recovery

Readers with a little gray at the temples may fondly remember back to a time when Esprit was a popular, or at least relevant, apparel brand in the U.S. A lot has changed since then, and Esprit Holdings (NASDAQ: OTCPK:ESPGY) is now a global wholesale and retail apparel brand with a major presence in Europe and the hope of riding China's middle class to another era of growth. Unfortunately, Esprit has been in a five-year tailspin that has seen serious revenue, margin, and cash flow erosion, as well as the rise of numerous very competitive global retailing concepts. While there is a major discrepancy between the sell-side and buy-side of the Street regarding Esprit's future prospects, it's difficult to...

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