Fri, Sep. 9, 4:08 PM
Fri, Sep. 9, 9:27 AM
- A survey from William Blair indicates that teenagers and young adults have increased their visits to malls this year to reverse a multi-year trend.
- In what may come as a surprise, teens ranked malls above movie theaters, restaurants, and sports clubs/extracurriculars as their most popular place to meet.
- Despite the depressed levels of overall sales this year for mall retailers, the read on teens could be a possible indicator that the mall model will evolve and survive, instead of disappear.
- "While overall mall traffic remains challenging, our survey this year noted a material increase in the number of respondents who indicated they are visiting malls more often than last year, perhaps suggesting that malls’ efforts to increase relevancy (through more experiential brands and the addition of attractive entertainment and dining options) are beginning to bear fruit," says Bernstein analyst Sharon Zackfia.
- Mall retailers: AEO, ANF, ASNA, BKE, BOOT, CATO, CBK, CHS, CTRN, DSW, EXPR, FRAN, GCO, GES, GPS, LB, NWY, PLCE, SCVL, SMRT, SSI, TLYS, URBN, LULU.
Wed, Aug. 31, 5:35 PM
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Fri, Jun. 17, 4:13 PM
Mon, May 23, 10:27 AM
- The U.S. footwear industry is expected to be big winner from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, according to analysis from the U.S. International Trade Commission.
- U.S. footwear imports are expected to increase by 2.7% or $1.1B vs. the 2032 baseline growth estimate, with the bulk coming from Vietnam at the expense of China.
- Exports from the U.S. are seen increasing 12.2% as more parts are sent to Vietnam for final assembly.
- TPP is anticipated to have a positive impact on U.S. output and footwear-related employment levels.
- Footwear is the sector with the largest positive benefit from reduced tariffs in what could be a favorable development for margins.
- Full U.S. ITC report (.pdf)
- Related footwear stocks: DSW, SHOO, FINL, FL, UA, SCVL, UA, NKE, OTCQX:ADDYY, DECK, WWW, SKX.
Thu, May 19, 4:11 PM
Wed, May 18, 5:35 PM
Fri, Mar. 18, 7:35 AM
- Shoe Carnival (NASDAQ:SCVL) stayed in positive territory with comparable-store sales growth in Q4 with a 1.8% gain. The company ran into a tough comparison after comp sales rose 9.5% a year ago during the same quarter.
- The retail chain's gross profit margin rate rose 60 bps to 29.2%. Merchandise margin was down 10 bps.
- On a net basis, Shoe Carnival added 5 stores last year (20 adds, 15 closings).
- Shoe Carnival expects revenue of $1.007B-$1.027B this year vs. $1.03B consensus and EPS of $1.58 to $1.65 vs. $1.62 consensus.
- Previously: Shoe Carnival beats by $0.07, beats on revenue (Mar. 17 2016)
- SCVL +7.05% premarket to $27.48. Shares rose 5.55% yesterday ahead of the earnings announcement.
Thu, Mar. 17, 5:39 PM
Thu, Mar. 17, 4:07 PM
- Shoe Carnival (NASDAQ:SCVL): Q4 EPS of $0.21 beats by $0.07.
- Revenue of $233.7M (+2.7% Y/Y) beats by $0.75M.
Wed, Mar. 16, 5:35 PM
Fri, Feb. 26, 11:59 AM
- Foot Locker (FL -4.3%) is lower to reverse an early post-earnings rally.
- The company said during its earnings call that sales were hurt during the last two weeks of January due to Winter Storm Jonas and delayed tax rebate checks.
- Sales were still up 5% during the quarter, with the running category delivering a mid-teen comp.
- Another key point from Foot Locker's call (noted by WSJ's Sara Germano) is the positive appraisal of basketball shoe demand. Foot Locker CEO called out the strong demand for the Jordan (Nike), Kyrie (Nike), and Stephen Curry (Under Armour) line of shoes in particular.
- Peers Finish Line (FINL -1.7%), Caleres (CAL -1%), and Shoe Carnival (SCVL -3.4%) are also lower on the day. Nike (NKE +0.4%) and Under Armour (UA +1.8%) are in positive territory.
- Previously: Foot Locker beats by $0.04, beats on revenue (Feb. 26 2016)
- Previously: Foot Locker up post Q4 results (Feb. 26 2016)
Mon, Feb. 8, 11:22 AM
- NPD Group reports the U.S. athletic footwear industry grew 8% last year to $17.2B.
- Unit sales were up 3%, while the average selling price of a pair of athletic footwear rose over 5%.
- In an interesting category trend, running and basketball cooled off a bit, while casual accelerated. Hot demand for retro lifted growth in the classics category to 30% for the year.
- Looking ahead, NPD analyst Matt Powell expects growing interest in social fitness (class-based fitness, shared activities, Planet Fitness (NYSE:PLNT), SoulCycle (Pending:SOULC)) to help keep demand strong in athletic footwear.
- Related shoe stocks: DSW, SHOO, FINL, FL, UA, SCVL, UA, NKE, OTCQX:ADDYY, DECK, WWW, SKX.