FINL: The Finish Line Analysis and Research Report

2018-02-22 - by Asif , Contributing Analyst - 44 views

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The Company is a premium retailer of athletic shoes, apparel, and accessories for men, women, and kids, throughout the United States, Guam, and Puerto Rico, through multiple operating segments. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Finish Line runs approximately 950 branded locations in U.S. malls and shops inside Macy’s department stores. Finish Line employs more than 14,000 associates who connect customers to sneaker culture through style and sport

Brick and mortar comparable sales are the change in net sales year over year for the reporting periods presented from Finish Line stores open longer than one year, beginning in the thirteenth month of a store’s operation. Expanded stores are excluded from the brick and mortar comparable sales calculation until the thirteenth month following the re-opening of the store and temporarily closed stores are excluded during the months that the store is closed. Brick and mortar comparable sales do not include sales from shops within department stores.

Digital comparable sales are the change in sales year over year for the reporting periods presented derived from finishline.com and m.finishline.com.

Finish Line comparable sales is the aggregation of brick and mortar comparable sales and digital comparable sales for the reporting periods presented.

Shops within department stores comparable sales are the change in sales year over year for the reporting periods presented from branded shops within department stores open longer than one year, including e-commerce sales, beginning in the thirteenth month of a shop’s operation. Expanded shops are excluded from the shops within department stores comparable sales calculation until the thirteenth month following the re-opening of the shop and temporarily closed shops are excluded during the months that the shop is closed. Additionally, non-branded shops are excluded from the shops within department stores comparable sales calculation.

The Company intends to invest approximately $45-50 million in capital expenditures during fiscal 2018 . Of this amount, approximately $30 million is intended for the construction of approximately 3 new brick and mortar stores and the remodeling or repositioning of approximately 40 existing brick and mortar stores with a new store design. In addition, approximately $5 million is expected to be spent to reposition and expand approximately 60 shops within department stores. The remaining $10-15 million to be invested is related primarily to the Company’s mobile first strategy, digital site enhancements, increased CRM loyalty management capabilities, and information security enhancements. The Company anticipates satisfying all of these capital expenditures through the use of cash-on-hand and operating cash flows.

The Company intends to invest approximately $45-50 million in capital expenditures during fiscal 2018 . Of this amount, approximately $30 million is intended for the construction of approximately 3 new brick and mortar stores and the remodeling or repositioning of approximately 40 existing brick and mortar stores with a new store design. In addition, approximately $5 million is expected to be spent to reposition and expand approximately 60 shops within department stores. The remaining $10-15 million to be invested is related primarily to the Company’s mobile first strategy, digital site enhancements, increased CRM loyalty management capabilities, and information security enhancements. The Company anticipates satisfying all of these capital expenditures through the use of cash-on-hand and operating cash flows.


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