Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a specialty retailer of products for the home. The Company has two segments: direct-to-customer and retail. The direct-to-customer segment has six merchandising concepts Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen, West Elm and Williams-Sonoma Home. The retail segment has four merchandising concepts, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, and West Elm, operating 592 retail stores located in 44 states, Washington, Distrct of Columbia, Canada and Puerto Rico. The core brands in both the direct-to-customer and retail channels include Pottery Barn, which sells casual home furnishings; Williams-Sonoma, which sells cooking and entertaining essentials, and Pottery Barn Kids, which sells stylish children's furnishings. As of January 30, 2011, the Company operated 16 stores across Canada representing all of its retail brands. As of January 30, 2011, all of its Williams-Sonoma Home retail stores had been permanently closed.
Company Fundamentals\Company Profile A Wright Investors' Service Research Report: Williams-Sonoma, Inc. 440 Wheelers Farms Road Milford, CT 06461 U.S.A. COMPANY PROFILE Figures in U.S. Dollars Wright Quality Rating:BAB3 Key Data Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a specialty retailer of products for the home. The retail Ticker: segment of the Company's business sells its products through its five retail store WSM concepts (Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, West Elm and Williams- Sonoma Home). The direct-to-customer segment of its business sells similar 2010 Sales: products through its seven direct-mail catalogs (Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, 3,504,158,000 Pottery Barn Kids, Pottery Barn Bed and Bath, PBteen, West Elm and Williams- Sonoma Home) and six e-commerce Websites (williams-sonoma.com, (Year Ending Jan 2011). potterybarn.com, potterybarnkids.com, pbteen.com, westelm.com and wshome.com). During the fiscal year ended January 31, 2010 (fiscal 2009), retail net Major Industry: revenues accounted for 60.5% of the Company's business and direct-to-customer Retailers net revenues accounted for 39.5% of its business. Stock Chart Officers Sub Industry: Non Executive Chairman Miscellaneous Retailers Adrian D. P. Bellamy Country: President & Chief Executive United States Laura J. Alber Currency: Executive Vice President, U.S. Dollars Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer Sharon L. McCollam Fiscal Year Ends: January Employees 28,000 Exchanges: NYSE FRA Share Type: Stock Price (7/29/2011): 37.02
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