Academy Sports and Outdoors: Undervalued Growth Potential

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  • Academy Sports and Outdoors falls in the category of specialty big box stores such as Home Depot, Lowe’s, Petco, Best Buy, and Dick’s Sporting Goods.
  • Academy’s plan for new store openings puts it on a trajectory of very conservative growth relative to these other big box stores.
  • Estimating future earnings from growth in the number of stores still produces a very favorable valuation, making ASO a Strong Buy.

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Academy Sports + Outdoors 268 stores across 18 states in the Southeast

Academy Sports + Outdoors Q4 Earnings Report

Academy Sports + Outdoors expansion opportunities in in-fill, adjacent, and new geographies

Academy Sports + Outdoors Q4 Earnings Report

Academy Sports + Outdoors growth trajectory in number of stores compared with Home Depot, Lowe's, Petco, Best Buy, and Dick's Sporting Goods

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Projected earnings per share for Academy Sports and Outdoors

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I am an Innovation Process Manager for a Fortune 500 company and am very interested in the ways companies can grow and innovate. I try to invest in the style of Peter Lynch, looking for undervalued companies with a compelling story and strong financials.

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