Coldwater Creek, Inc.: Company Profile and SWOT Analysis by ICDResearch

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ICD Research's "Coldwater Creek, Inc.: Company Profile and SWOT Analysis" contains in depth information and data about the company and its operations. The profile contains a company overview, business description, financial ratios, SWOT analysis, key facts, information on products and services, details of locations and subsidiaries, plus information on key news events affecting the company.

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									Coldwater Creek, Inc.

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Coldwater Creek, Inc.                                                     Financial Snapshot

                                                                          Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                  One Coldwater Creek Drive, Sandpoint,   The company reported revenue of US$981.10 million
Headquarters Address
                                  83864,United States of America          during the fiscal year 2011 (2011). The company's
                                                                          revenue declined at a compounded rate of -1.79%
Telephone                          + 1 208 2632266
                                                                          during 2007–2011, with an annual decline of -5.53%
                                                                          over 2010. In 2011, the company recorded an
Fax                                + 1 208 2631582                        operating margin of -4.42%, as against -4.35% in
                                                                          2010.
Website                           www.coldwatercreek.com

Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange     CWTR, NASDAQ                            Revenue and Margins

Number of Employees               2,832

Fiscal Year End                   January

Revenue (in US$ million)          981.10




SWOT Analysis

Strengths                         Weaknesses
                                                                          Return on Equity
Multi-channel approach            Decline in sales
                                                                          The company recorded a return on equity (ROE) of -
                                                                          22.85% for 2011, as compared to its peers,
Strong presence in the US         Lack of global presence                 Nordstrom, Inc. (Ticker: JWN), Chico''s FAS, Inc.
                                                                          (Ticker: CHS) and Christopher & Banks Corporation
Opportunities                     Threats                                 (Ticker: CBK), which recorded ROEs of 30.33%,
                                                                          10.84% and -13.50% respectively. The company
                                                                          reported a net profit margin of -4.42% in 2011.
Expansion of product line         Increase in organized retail crime

Growth of web-based stores        Increasing online theft in the US       Return on Equity


Roll-out of new stores            Rising manpower costs




                                                                          Liquidity Position

                                                                          The company reported a current ratio of 1.50 in 2011,
                                                                          as compared to its peers, Nordstrom, Inc., Chico''s
                                                                          FAS, Inc. and Christopher & Banks Corporation,
                                                                          which recorded current ratios of 2.57, 0.00 and 2.86
                                                                          respectively. As of January 2011, the company
                                                                          recorded cash and short-term investments of worth
                                                                          US$51.61 million, against zero current debt. The
                                                                          company reported a debt to equity ratio of 0.06 in
                                                                          2011 as compared to its peers, Nordstrom, Inc.,
                                                                          Chico''s FAS, Inc. and Christopher & Banks
                                                                          Corporation, which recorded debt to equity ratios of
                                                                          1.38, 0.00 and 0.00 respectively.




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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1     Business Analysis ................................................................................................................................... 5
    1.1     Company Overview .................................................................................................................................................5
    1.2     Business Description ...............................................................................................................................................5
    1.3     Major Products and Services ...................................................................................................................................6
2     Analysis of Key Performance Indicators ............................................................................................... 7
    2.1     Five Year Snapshot: Overview of Financial and Operational Performance Indicators ...........................................7
    2.2     Key Financial Performance Indicators ...................................................................................................................10
      2.2.1        Revenue and Operating Profit .......................................................................................................................10
      2.2.2        Asset, Liabilities and Capex ..........................................................................................................................11
      2.2.3        Operational Efficiency ....................................................................................................................................12
      2.2.4        Solvency ........................................................................................................................................................13
    2.3     Competitive Benchmarking ....................................................................................................................................14
      2.3.1        Efficiency .......................................................................................................................................................14
      2.3.2        Capital Expenditure .......................................................................................................................................15
      2.3.3        Turnover – Inventory and Asset ....................................................................................................................16
3     Recent Developments ........................................................................................................................... 17
4     SWOT Analysis ...................................................................................................................................... 19
    4.1     SWOT Analysis - Overview ...................................................................................................................................19
    4.2     Strengths ...............................................................................................................................................................19
    4.3     Weaknesses ..........................................................................................................................................................19
    4.4     Opportunities .........................................................................................................................................................20
    4.5     Threats ...................................................................................................................................................................20
5     Coldwater Creek, Inc. - Company Statement ....................................................................................... 21
6     History .................................................................................................................................................... 23
7     Coldwater Creek, Inc. - Key Employees ............................................................................................... 24
8     Key Employee Biographies................................................................................................................... 25
9     Locations and Subsidiaries .................................................................................................................. 26
    9.1     Head Office ............................................................................................................................................................26
    9.2     Other Locations and Subsidiaries..........................................................................................................................26
10    Appendix ................................................................................................................................................ 27
    10.1    Methodology ..................................................................................................................................................
								
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