The bad times get worse for K-Swiss (KSWS -9.7%), after the shoemaker's Q4 miss and soft 2012...

|About: K-Swiss Inc. (KSWS)|By:, SA News Editor

The bad times get worse for K-Swiss (KSWS -9.7%), after the shoemaker's Q4 miss and soft 2012 revenue guidance ($240M-$250M vs. consensus of $269.8M) demonstrate the challenges it faces in competing with larger rivals Nike (NKE) and Adidas (ADDYY.PK). K-Swiss' Q4 gross margin was just 25.6%, down 680 bps Y/Y and well below Nike's FQ2 gross margin of 42.7%. (previously)