True Religion Apparel, Inc.

  • Buyout Attracts Enthusiasm, But Will It Change the Industry?

    By Mike Thiessen - June 11, 2013 | Tickers: ANF, TRLG, VFC

    Investors were alternately intrigued and dismayed by the recent announcement that big-name apparel maker True Religion Apparel (NASDAQ: TRLG) had accepted a private equity buyout offer valued at nearly $830 million. As many market-watchers and bloggers have noted, the company's fortunes have declined in the face of post-recession frugality among formerly glib American clothing shoppers. After several straight quarters of sub-par performance, it appears that True Religion's management more »

  • Is True Religion Getting A Fair Price?

    By Anh HOANG - May 28, 2013 | Tickers: COLM, TRLG, VFC

    Recently, TowerBrook Capital Partners announced that it would acquire True Religion Apparel (NASDAQ: TRLG) for around $32 per share in cash, with a total transaction value of $835 million. The purchase price was 52% premium to its trading price on October 9, a day before True Religion announced that it put itself up on sale. Since the beginning of the year, the company has experienced a 24.7% rise on more »

  • Five Below : Why $2.1 Billion Is Just a Start

    By Zachary Scheidt - May 24, 2013 | Tickers: FIVE, TRLG, URBN

    Sometimes conventional wisdom is just downright wrong...
    For example, let's take a quick look at the way most investors apply the concept of "valuation" to their trading decisions.
    As a general rule, conventional investors like to buy stocks with cheap valuations, and they avoid stocks that have high price to earnings (PE) ratios. 
    On the surface, the concept makes sense. If you pay a premium price for a stock more »
  • This 115 Year-Old Global Apparel Giant Shows No Signs of Slowing

    By Ryan Guenette - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: LTD, TRLG, VFC

    A global apparel giant, leading in the outdoor, action-sports, and jeans-wear industries, VF Corp (NYSE: VFC), like so many other stocks in this extreme bull market, has just hit a fresh new 52-week and all-time high.

    The global-apparel giant is a trailblazer in the outdoor, action-sports, and jeans-wear industries. Based on market capitalization, the company is valued at approximately $17.5 billion, and as of the fourth quarter of 2012 more »

  • A Global Apparel Giant Nearing Its 115th Year Showing No Signs of Slowing

    By Ryan Guenette - April 12, 2013 | Tickers: COLM, LTD, PVH, TRLG, VFC

    A global apparel giant, leading in the outdoor, action sports, and Jeanswear industries, VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) like so many other stocks in this extreme bull market has just hit a fresh new 52 week and all-time. VF, a global apparel giant, is a trailblazer in the outdoor, action sports, and Jeanswear industries. Based on market capitalization, the company is valued at $17.47 billion, and as of the fourth more »

  • This Small-Cap Apparel Maker Might Have Room to Run

    By Anh HOANG - March 31, 2013 | Tickers: GPS, TRLG, VFC

    In the recent Forbes list of America’s 100 Best Small Companies, there is one apparel retailer that has experienced good revenue growth and consistent return on equity. It's True Religion Apparel (NASDAQ: TRLG).

    In the past twelve months, the company’s share price has decreased more than 1.3% to only $26 per share. Is True Religion Apparel a good business to invest in at its current trading more »

  • The Best Dividend Paying Companies With Zero Debt

    By Nauman Aly - March 6, 2013 | Tickers: AEO, GES, MW, TRLG

    Most investors prefer companies that pay dividends. But buying a stock just for its high-yielding dividend without studying the underlying fundamentals could be a risky bet. Solid cash reserve, high and sustainable growth forecast, and little or no debt all add credibility to a company's dividend. For this article, I've researched companies that have all of these qualities. Also, to make sure I find the best gems, all more »

  • The Truth For True Religion

    By Marshall Hargrave - February 15, 2013 | Tickers: PVH, RL, WRC, TRLG, VFC

    The clothing retailer True Religion Apparel (NASDAQ: TRLG) saw its stock pushed up over 20% after posting earnings last week; is the stock now too expensive to consider it a buy? It doesn't appear so. The retailer's EPS came in at $0.55, compared to analysts' estimates of $0.53, with revenue up 14.7% from the same quarter last year. What really helped push the stock up more »
  • Private Equity is Circling This Jeans Designer

    By Robert Hanley - January 29, 2013 | Tickers: COH, RL, TRLG

    In November, jeans manufacturer True Religion Apparel (NASDAQ: TRLG) announced that it was looking to go private and take itself out of the public spotlight.  Perhaps as a result of its lower brand name recognition, the company doesn't attract much interest from investors, trading at a low 13 P/E multiple that is below the valuations of larger peers Ralph Lauren (NYSE: RL) and Coach (NYSE: COH).  With billions more »

  • VF Corporation: More Than Just a Dividend Aristocrat

    By Josh Kohn-Lindquist - January 23, 2013 | Tickers: RL, TRLG, VFC

    Today we will take a look at VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) through a SWOT analysis and determine its major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats.  By taking an inside look at the apparel company, I hope to display VF's long-term investing potential.


    Dividend Aristocrat- While VF truly is more than your average Dividend Aristocrat, it is worth noting their 40 year run of increasing dividends returned to shareholders.  In more »

  • Finding Retail Buys in the Age of Amazon

    By Adem Tahiri - November 28, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, BBY, RL, SBUX, TRLG

    Are any retailers, aside from (NASDAQ: AMZN), a buy these days? It's a question that's been on the mind of many worried retail investors and investors looking for holiday plays alike.

    The worried crowd has reason to be these days, amid the incredible falls of some once very proud names in retail, such as J.C. Penney and Best Buy (NYSE: BBY). Many people are saying more »

  • Time to Buy This Restructured Company

    By Himanshu Poddar - November 6, 2012 | Tickers: JCP, KSS, RL, TRLG

    “Reaching directly to the customers” is the philosophy followed to the T by specialty retailer Ralph Lauren (NYSE: RL). Coming in direct contact with customers has a number of advantages, primarily that you get to know customers better. Hence, Ralph Lauren is gradually increasing its retail business, which has better margins and is enhancing the company's top line as well. However, this requires huge costs and time for the more »

  • Losing Its Religion

    By Gerelyn Terzo - October 12, 2012 | Tickers: GPS, LULU, TRLG

    True Religion Apparel (NASDAQ: TRLG) may soon be losing its religion. The trendy denim company, whose trademark is a horseshoe branded on the back denim-jean pocket, has essentially put itself up for sale. The company's board of directors has formed a special committee  -- led by Guggenheim Securities on the finance side and Greenberg Traurig on the legal end -- to explore the possible sale of the company. True Religion is more »

  • The Company's Jeans Aren't Cheap, But The Stock Is A Bargain!

    By Timothy Green - September 18, 2012 | Tickers: GPS, KORS, JWN, RL, SKS, TRLG

    Designer jeans, priced in the hundreds of dollars and using the highest quality denim, is an ultra-competitive industry. Many of the companies making these jeans are held privately, including Citizens of Humanity, Adriano Goldschmied, and Rock and Republic to name a few. Others are much larger companies making, in addition to high-priced jeans, a wide array of other products targeted at different markets, such as The Gap (NYSE: GPS), Ralph more »

  • Is This Luxury Brand Dominating the Polo Field?

    By Ryan Guenette - September 6, 2012 | Tickers: PVH, RL, JNY, WRC, TRLG

    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) is a company involved in the design, marketing, and distribution of products for all ages and genders. Their portfolio of products includes apparel, accessories, footwear, fragrances, and home furnishings. The company is famous for its iconic logo of a polo player on his horse, and has always been regarded as a luxury brand. Over the past five years, the company’s stock has rallied 102 more »

  • Don’t Let Solazyme’s Bright Future Blind You to Risk

    By Maxxwell A.R. Chatsko - August 8, 2012 | Tickers: AMRS, ARCO, MAKO, SZYM, TRLG

    What better way to come back from a two-month writing hiatus than to ruffle the feathers of a religious group of investors? The market has witnessed Solazyme (NASDAQ: SZYM) trek steadily upward recently, but I believe the stock currently offers more of a value trap than a growth opportunity.

    Let’s set the record straight: Solazyme does offer some amazing growth potential. However, buying into a great growth story means more »

  • 3 Classics to Buy, 2 Fads to Avoid

    By Jonathan Yates - August 7, 2012 | Tickers: COH, CROX, GPS, RL, TRLG

    It has been said that, "Good taste never goes out of style."  For that reason, Coach (NYSE: COH), Ralph Lauren (NYSE: RL) and The Gap (NYSE: GPS) will rebound.  For True Religion (NASDAQ: TRLG) and Crocs (NASDAQ: CROX), it is a different matter.

    Things become classics for a reason.  A Jaguar XKE Roadster still turns heads even though it is a car that came out in the early '60s.  It more »

  • These Undervalued Companies are Swimming in Cash

    By Andrés Cardenal - July 27, 2012 | Tickers: AYR, AMZN, AAPL, SOHU, TRLG

    Investing in companies with big amounts of cash on their balance sheets makes a lot of sense from different points of view. To begin with, it is a nice strategy to find deeply undervalued plays. If the stock price is supported by cash to a considerable degree, there is a big chance that the stock is undervalued.

    That is, of course, unless the company is burning that cash at a more »

  • True Religion goes to retailer heaven

    By J.A. Graham - February 14, 2012 | Tickers: ANF, ARO, AEO, TRLG

    In the beginning…

    True Religion (NASDAQ: TRLG) started its public life as a reverse merger.

    The company was incorporated as Gusana Explorations, a mining company interested in gold and minerals. The funds for mineral exploration were in short supply and it became a dormant shell company. Gusana began to explore other business opportunities and in 2003 bought 1,000 shares of Guru Denim belonging to Jeffry Lubell (current CEO). Gusana more »