K-Swiss, Inc.

  • No Longer In Style And Going Private

    By Mike Thiessen - April 4, 2013 | Tickers: ADDYY, KSWS, NKE

    Struggling shoemaker K-Swiss (NASDAQ: KSWS) received a much-needed boost from the mid-January announcement that it would be acquired by South Korea's E.Land conglomerate for around $170 million. K-Swiss had been dealing with major structural issues and had suffered losses of more than $160 million since the onset of the recent recession. In addition to cost-control problems, K-Swiss had struggled with declining sales of its tennis shoes and other more »

  • What You Must Know About Nike

    By Ron Chatterjee - April 1, 2013 | Tickers: CROX, DECK, DKS, KSWS, NES.DL, NKE, SKX

    In the last 3 months, Nike's (NYSE: NKE) stock price has surged 12.25%. If you are excited by that, you would probably jump at this one. Nike's stock price has appreciated 73.8% in the last 5 years. And that includes the period of the Great Recession (2007-2010) as well. Mark Parker's efforts to improve the company are showing through stock price appreciation.

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  • Is the Buyout Offer for K-Swiss Fair?

    By Anh HOANG - March 5, 2013 | Tickers: ADDYY, KSWS, NKE

    Mario Gabelli, a famous investment manager, initiated a long position in K-Swiss (NASDAQ: KSWS) on Feb. 25, after the company received a buyout offer from E.Land World for $4.75 per share in cash, or $170 million. His move might indicate that he thought a $4.75 per share offer is not enough for K-Swiss.

    Previously, he did the same thing about Caribou Coffee when the company was offered more »

  • Will New Ownership Breathe Life into this Shoemaker?

    By Robert Hanley - January 23, 2013 | Tickers: ADDYY, DSW, KSWS, NKE

    On Jan. 17, shoemaker K-Swiss (NASDAQ: KSWS) finally caught a break, as South Korean apparel distributor E-Land World offered to buy the company.  Given K-Swiss’ significant net cash holdings and outsourced business model, the acquisition is a fairly low risk bet on E-Land’s ability to engineer a business turnaround at the shoemaker.

    Founded by two brothers in 1966, K-Swiss was one of the first companies to introduce leather tennis more »

  • Most Impressive Companies of this Earnings Season

    By Brian Nichols - December 2, 2012 | Tickers: ANGI, BGFV, GPRE, KSWS, TASR

    This earnings season we’ve seen a trend: The majority of companies have met or exceeded bottom line expectations but have been weak on top line numbers. This shows a trend of companies being more conservative and cutting costs due to a drop in demand/growth. However, there are some companies that outperformed, and simply shocked Wall Street with their quarterly report. With that being said, I am looking at more »

  • Is it Time to Just Buy Nike?

    By Ryan Guenette - August 6, 2012 | Tickers: CROX, DECK, KSWS, NKE, UA

    On June 28th, 2012 Nike (NYSE: NKE) reported fourth quarter financial results. The report is as described below.

    • Nike earned $549 million in its fourth quarter, which was down from last year’s earnings of $594 million, during the same period.  
    • Nike earned $1.17 a share in its fourth quarter, which was down from last year’s earnings per share of $1.24, during the same period.
    • Revenue more »
  • The Potential of Binary Plays

    By Mike Price - March 1, 2012 | Tickers: APL, BBRY, KSWS

    Everybody knows about Warren Buffett’s decree that if he still managed less than $1,000,000 he could return over 50% per year. One way I believe individual investors can strive to achieve this lofty goal is through devoting a typically small part of one’s portfolio to a form of speculation I call Binary Plays.

    I call them this because the company’s stock usually hinges on a more »