Small Cap / Retailing
Wet Seal Financials Announced
On November 17, 2011, The Wet Seal, Inc. (Nasdaq: WTSLA) announced results for its fiscal third quarter ended October 29, 2011. Net sales were $152.1 million compared to net sales of $146.4 million for the prior year third quarter. Consolidated comparable store sales declined 0.9%. Net income was $3.7 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, as compared to $2.6 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, in the prior year quarter. For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011, earnings are estimated in the range of $0.03 to $0.05 per diluted share. The Company forecasts fiscal 2011 net capital expenditures will be approximately $21 million to $22 million, of which approximately $17 million to $18 million will be for construction of new stores or remodeling of existing stores upon lease renewals and/or store relocations.
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Identify & Profit from Distressed Investing
Turnaround Investing Blog
In nearly every case, the shares of a company in bankruptcy become worthless. In very rare cases, however, they can become great investments. W.R. Grace (NYSE:GRA) shares produced a 75-fold return, as an example. With California utility PG&E (NYSE:PCG) now in bankruptcy, the range of possible outcomes for its equity is wide.
EV/EBITDA: What Is It & Why Are We Using It More?
In reading recent editions of The Turnaround Letter, you have probably noticed that we are increasingly using EV/EBITDA as a valuation measure, rather than the better-known price/earnings multiple. We thought it might be useful to describe this measure and why we like it.
Turnaround Letter Stock Pick Named Top Performer of 2017
What Last Year's Top Stock Pickers Are Buying in 2018
This Forbes write-up follows up on the recent Top Stock Tips report--naming The Turnaround Letter's Crocs recommendation the top performer of 2017: With 90% gains, CROX beat out 100 other investment ideas included in the report; and the stock continues to have value investing appeal, according to Putnam.
George notes, "We see additional upside for the stock in 2018 as management's efforts continue to bear fruit, though the gains will likely be more muted than we saw in 2017."
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