Wed, Jan. 7, 1:29 PM
- Sporting goods chains trade higher after a report on Dick's Sporting Goods going private throws a spotlight on the sector.
- Big Five Sporting Goods (BGFV +3.1%), Hibbert Sports (HIBB +3.9%), and Cabela's (CAB +3.5%) are all well ahead of market averages.
- Previously: Dick's surges on going-private speculation
Oct. 23, 2014, 12:45 PM
Oct. 23, 2014, 8:19 AM
- Cabela's (NYSE:CAB) reports comparable-store sales fell 11.2% in Q3.
- Retail store revenue +8.7% to $598.7M.
- Financial services revenue +10.9% to $109.1M.
- Operating margin +160 bps to 10.6%.
- New stores significantly out-performed legacy stores during the period.
- Lower demand for guns and ammunition than a year ago factored into results.
Aug. 27, 2014, 8:31 AM
May. 20, 2014, 10:06 AM
- Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS -16.1%) sinks to near a two-year low in a shocking drop after the company resets sales and profit expectations.
- Though the company has a vibrant e-commerce channel, its massive retail footprint keeps scale an issue on the cost side. Weak demand for golf and hunting products also caught analysts by surprise.
- The read from Dick's is creating a selling wave across the sporting goods sector.
- Decliners: Cabela's (CAB) -5.4%, Big 5 Sporting Goods (BGFV) -3.7%, Hibbett Sports (HIBB) -2.2%, Callaway (ELY) -4.7%, Nautilus (NLS) -1.9%.
Apr. 24, 2014, 8:34 AM
- Cabela's (CAB) showed lower sales in Q1 as it ran into a tough comparable from the year-ago period.
- The company reports comparable store sales fell 21.7% as demand for firearms and ammunition was significantly lower than last year when gun legislation was a hot topic.
- Merchandise margin fell 120 bps as Cabela's tested promotions in some key categories.
- CAB -3.6% premarket
Feb. 13, 2014, 9:55 AM
- Cabela's (CAB -12.6%) sinks after its Q4 report disappoints as store traffic suffered during the period.
- Comparable-store sales fell 10.1% as last year's Q4 included a rush of ammunition demand post-Newtown.
- Merchandise margin increased 40 bps to 36.6%.
- Guidance from the company comes in below expectations.
Feb. 13, 2014, 9:13 AM| 1 Comment
Dec. 11, 2013, 10:02 AM
- Smith & Wesson (SWHC +5%) trades higher following its FQ2 report and early look at FQ3 projections.
- Execs with the company say they expected the big drop in November for NCIS background checks, a trend they see continuing through May of next year. They note the upcoming comparables run up against an enormous period of demand and they still see industry trends as positive.
- Related stocks RGR, CAB.
- Earnings call transcript
Oct. 24, 2013, 8:38 AM
Sep. 17, 2013, 2:51 PM
- Sturm Ruger (RGR +2.4%), Cabela's (CAB +1.5%), and Smith & Wesson (SWHC +2.7%) trade higher after the stocks fell back in response to a mass shooting at the Washington D.C. Navy Yard yesterday.
- Some early reaction to the tragedy is focused on the suspect's history of mental illness, although calls for stricter gun control laws are also part of the debate.
- A broader theme in the weapons manufacturing sector is the trend toward slowing demand. Earlier this month, Smith & Wesson issued guidance for Q3 revenue which fell below the consensus estimate of analysts.
Jul. 30, 2013, 3:33 PM
- Cabela's (CAB +2.2%) trades higher following a bullish call from Jim Cramer on last night's episode of Mad Money. "For guns, I'm going to own CAB," Cramer said.
- The stock is up nearly 3% since the company reported Q2 earnings last week (comps growth came in at 10.5% for the quarter) and has benefited recently from a couple of bullish write-ups from CNBC and Businessweek.
Apr. 25, 2013, 1:28 PMRetail industry insiders are impressed with Cabela's (CAB) beyond just the rush of sales linked to the ongoing debate on gun control. Management has done a cracking job with execution and instilling brand loyalty - witnessed to a degree by the company boasting the highest percentage (95%) in retail of shoppers that use an in-store credit card for outside purchases. Cabela's shares are up 14.4% on the day and 54% YTD with bulls still maintaining the chain is nowhere near a point of saturation in the U.S. | Comment!
Apr. 25, 2013, 9:12 AM
Apr. 25, 2013, 8:11 AMMore on Cabela's (CAB) Q1: The retailer puts in a powerhouse quarter as comparable store sales soar 24% and its direct to consumer channel picks up steam. The merchandise gross margin increased 110 bps y/y to 35.6% as consumer opted for products such as guns, ammunition, and footwear that padded profitability. Though the debate on gun control may have driven customers into the company's stores, the increase in active credit card accounts and online sales indicates they may keep coming back. CAB +4.1% premarket to $58.50. (PR) | 1 Comment
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