Unique Balance Sheet Assets Make Coach An Attractive Buyout Target
Paul Goncalves, CFA
Paul Goncalves, CFA
Fri, Oct. 21, 9:38 AM
- Analysts are already weighing in on the impact of a merger between Coach (NYSE:COH) and Burberry (OTCPK:BURBY, OTCPK:BBRYF) -- even with the deal still only in the speculative stage.
- "A merger of Coach and Burberry would primarily be a merger of problems," notes Exane BNP Paribas analyst Luca Solca.
- "M&A history in luxury has shown that mergers don't obviously help in regaining brand traction and desirability, while cost efficiency in the face of declining brand momentum are often just a way to run in order to stand still," he adds.
- Coach is believed to be working with Evercore on the Burberry deal.
- Previously: Burberry and Coach higher amid merger speculation (Oct. 21)
- Burberry is now up only 3.2% in London.
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Fri, Oct. 14, 2:54 PM
- Piper Jaffray is out with the results of its annual Taking Stock With Teens Survey. The top brands listed by the 10K teens included in the survey are posted below.
- Top clothing brands: Nike (NYSE:NKE) 29%, American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) 9%, Forever 21 5%, Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL) 4%, Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN) 3%.
- Top handbag brands: Michael Kors (NYSE:KORS) 34%, Kate Spade (NYSE:KATE) 19%, Coach (NYSE:COH) 10%, Louis Vuitton (OTCPK:LVMHF) 5%, Longchamp Vera Bradley (NASDAQ:VRA) 3%.
- Top footwear brands: Nike 51%, Vans (NYSE:VFC) 9%, Converse 7%, Adidas (OTCQX:ADDYY) 6%, Steven Madden (NASDAQ:SHOO) 2%.
- Top restaurant chains: Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) 14%, Chipotle (NYSE:CMG) 11%, Chick-fil-A 10%, Taco Bell (NYSE:YUM) 3%, Panera Bread (NASDAQ:PNRA) 3%, McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) 3%, Olive Garden (NYSE:DRI) 3%.
- Nothing earth-shattering in the tech results, dominating teen mindspace are Snapchat (Private:CHAT), YouTube, Instagram and Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX).
Mon, Oct. 3, 9:45 AM
- September monthly performance was: 0%
- 52-week performance vs. the S&P 500 is: +5%
- $0.30 in dividends were paid in September
- Top 10 Holdings as of 8/31/2016: ONEOK Inc (OKE): 2.65651%, Mattel Inc (MAT): 1.45713%, CenterPoint Energy Inc (CNP): 1.28361%, Frontier Communications Corp Class B (FTR): 1.10651%, Coach Inc (COH): 1.05319%, Macquarie Infrastructure Corp (MIC): 0.97241%, Microchip Technology Inc (MCHP): 0.92968%, CMS Energy Corp (CMS): 0.8697%, SCANA Corp (SCG): 0.85871%, The Western Union Co (WU): 0.82708%
Thu, Sep. 29, 10:17 AM
- CLSA issues new ratings updates up and down the retail sector.
- Coach (COH +2%) earns a Buy rating due to sales momentum.
- Tiffany (TIF +0.8%) looks appealing with expectations set low.
- Ralph Lauren (RL +1.7%) lands at Buy with it seen as being in the early stages of a turnaround.
- Catching Outperform ratings are Signet (SIG +0.1%), Oxford Industries (OXM +0.9%), Kate Spade (KATE +1.2%), and G-III Apparel Group (GIII +1.2%).
- A lack of drivers at Michael Kors (KORS -0.6%) brings a Sell rating down from CLSA.
- The investment firm starts off coverage on Carter's (CRI -1.7%) with an Underperform rating and sets a price target of $95 on the retailer.
Wed, Sep. 14, 7:25 AM
- Morgan Stanley downgrades Coach (NYSE:COH) to an Underweight rating after having the stock set at Equalweight.
- Analyst Kimberly Greenberger raises concerns over the sharp drop in merchandise margins at the luxury chain due to a high level of promotional activity in the outlet channel.
- The investment firm lowers its price target to $32 vs. the 52-week Coach trading range of $27.22 to $43.71.
- COH -2.37% premarket to $35.43.
Thu, Sep. 8, 7:13 AM
Tue, Sep. 6, 11:20 AM
- August monthly performance was: -0.6%
- 52-week performance vs. the S&P 500 is: +5%
- $0.21 in dividends were paid in August
- Top 10 Holdings as of 7/29/2016: ONEOK Inc (OKE): 2.51645%, Mattel Inc (MAT): 1.45532%, CenterPoint Energy Inc (CNP): 1.35453%, Frontier Communications Corp Class B (FTR): 1.23381%, Coach Inc (COH): 1.17484%, CMS Energy Corp (CMS): 0.92805%, Macquarie Infrastructure Corp (MIC): 0.92426%, SCANA Corp (SCG): 0.9029%, Microchip Technology Inc (MCHP): 0.82578%, The AES Corp (AES): 0.82339%
Tue, Aug. 9, 7:28 AM
- Coach (NYSE:COH) reports comparable store sales in North America increased 2% in FQ4. E-commerce contributed a percentage point of the growth during the quarter.
- International Coach brand sales were up 15% to $450M. Strong results were seen across both Europe and Asia.
- The company's gross margin rate fell 120 bps to 67.0%.
- SG& expenses as a percentage of sales were up 130 bps to 57.7%.
- Operating margin rate +250 bps to 15.1%.
- Previously: Coach beats by $0.04, misses on revenue (Aug. 9)
- COH -3.02% premarket to $40.20.
Tue, Aug. 9, 6:46 AM
Mon, Aug. 8, 5:30 PM
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Fri, Aug. 5, 9:40 AM
- Telsey Advisory Group shifts to an Outperform rating on Coach (COH +1.3%) after having the retailer set at Market Perform.
- The investment firm has a brighter short-term outlook for Coach with product and store initiatives looking promising.
- Shares of Coach are still down 3% for the week after a weak earnings report from Kate Spade influenced sentiment.
Wed, Aug. 3, 9:47 AM
- Kate Spade's (KATE -19.2%) weak results posted earlier this morning have created some broad anxiety across the spectrum of retailers that sell handbags luxury apparel, and accessories.
- The report from Kate Spade threw a bright spotlight on the uphill battle the sector faces in replacing sales from the reduced level of tourists pouring into the U.S.
- Coach (COH -1%), Vera Bradley (VRA -2.5%), Michael Kors (KORS -4%), Movado (MOV -0.3%), and Fossil (FOSL -2.9%) are all notably lower.
- Previously: Weak tourism cuts into results at Kate Spade (Aug. 3)
Wed, Aug. 3, 9:15 AM
- Gainers: SZMK +45%. KOOL +43%. INVT +26%. GNW +23%. ZAGG +14%. OCLR +12%. FIT +9%. BOFI +8%. ING +8%. TRXC +8%. ETP +7%. FCAU +6%. ETSY +6%. ZTS +6%.
- Losers: RUBI -29%. DRWI -20%. CRAY -20%. VGZ -19%. KATE -18%. CYH -17%. CROX -17%. ELGX -11%. FTAI -9%. QRVO -8%. SHIP -6%. COH -6%. RGC -6%. HBI -6%. KORS -6%. INO -5%.
Tue, Aug. 2, 3:11 PM
- UBS says the sale-leaseback of Coach's (COH -4%) Hudson Yards HQ will add $0.03 to FY17 EPS and $0.18 to FY18 EPS, with an increased level of buybacks and debt repayment in play.
- The investment firm sees Coach beating the consensus EPS estimate by a penny next week when the company reports FQ4 earnings.
- Looking ahead, UBS predicts Coach will gain market share and achieve a "strong" full price selling rate.
- "We saw significant levels of KORS/KATE during our recent TJX/ROST store tours…but no Coach," tips analyst Michael Binetti who ranks #566 out of 4,083 analysts on TipRanks.
- UBS keeps a Buy rating and $48 price target on Coach.
- Previously: Coach sells headquarters for $707M, logs $30M gain (Aug. 1)
Tue, Aug. 2, 10:04 AM
- July monthly performance was: +2.99%
- 52-week performance vs. the S&P 500 is: +7%
- $0.24 in dividends were paid in July
- Top 10 Holdings as of 6/30/2016: ONEOK Inc (OKE): 2.68634%, Mattel Inc (MAT): 1.37579%, CenterPoint Energy Inc (CNP): 1.3705%, Frontier Communications Corp Class B (FTR): 1.18302%, Coach Inc (COH): 1.12088%, CMS Energy Corp (CMS): 0.94653%, SCANA Corp (SCG): 0.91588%, Macquarie Infrastructure Corp (MIC): 0.89711%, Helmerich & Payne Inc (HP): 0.8648%, Digital Realty Trust Inc (DLR): 0.85433%