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

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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 revenues of US$981.10 million
Headquarters Address
                                  83864,United States of America          during 2011, with a CARC of -1.79% during 2007–
                                                                          2011. Its revenue declined at an annual rate of 5.53%
Telephone                          + 1 208 2632266
                                                                          over the previous fiscal year. In 2011, the company
                                                                          recorded an operating margin of 100.00%, as against
Fax                                + 1 208 2631582                        100.00% in 2010.

Website                           www.coldwatercreek.com
                                                                          Revenue and Margins
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange     CWTR, NASDAQ

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
                                                                          100.00% for 2011, as compared to its peers,
                                                                          Christopher & Banks Corporation (Ticker: CBK),
Strong presence in the US         Lack of global presence                 Nordstrom, Inc. (Ticker: JWN) and Chico''s FAS, Inc.
                                                                          (Ticker: CHS), which recorded ROEs of 100.00%,
Opportunities                     Threats                                 30.33% and 10.84% respectively. The company
                                                                          reported an operating margin of 100.00% in 2011.
Expansion of product line         Increase in organized retail crime
                                                                          Return on Equity
Growth of web-based stores        Increasing online theft in the US

Roll-out of new stores            Rising manpower costs




                                                                          Liquidity Position

                                                                          The company reported a current ratio of 1.00 in 2011,
                                                                          as compared to its peers, Christopher & Banks
                                                                          Corporation, Nordstrom, Inc. and Chico''s FAS, Inc.,
                                                                          which recorded current ratios of 1.00, 2.57 and 0.00
                                                                          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 1.00 in
                                                                          2011 as compared to its peers, Christopher & Banks
                                                                          Corporation, Nordstrom, Inc. and Chico''s FAS, Inc.,
                                                                          which recorded debt to equity ratios of 1.00, 1.38 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       Valuation ..........................................................................................................................................................13
    2.3       Competitive Benchmarking ..................................................................................................................................14
      2.3.1       Market Capitalization .......................................................................................................................................14
      2.3.2       Efficiency ..........................................................................................................................................................15
      2.3.3       Valuation ..........................................................................................................................................................16
      2.3.4       Turnover – Inventory and Asset .......................................................................................................................17
3     Recent Developments ........................................................................................................................... 18
4     SWOT Analysis ...................................................................................................................................... 20
    4.1       SWOT Analysis - Overview ..................................................................................................................................20
    4.2       Strengths ..............................................................................................................................................................20
    4.3       Weaknesses .........................................................................................................................................................20
    4.4       Opportunities ........................................................................................................................................................20
    4.5       Threats .................................................................................................................................................................21
5     Company Statement .............................................................................................................................. 22
6     History .................................................................................................................................................... 24
7     Coldwater Creek, Inc. - Key Employees ............................................................................................... 25
8     Key Employee Biographies................................................................................................................... 26
9     Locations and Subsidiaries .................................................................................................................. 28
    9.1       Head Office ..........................................................................................................................................................28
    9.2       Other Locations and Subsidiaries ........................................................................................................................28
10    Appendix ................................................................................................................................................ 29
    10.1      Methodology ........................................
								
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