Charming Shoppes, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHRS)

CAPS Rating: 2 out of 5

The Company operates retail stores located throughout the continental United States and related websites that merchandise plus-size, misses, and junior sportswear, dresses, coats, and intimate apparel, as well as accessories and casual footwear.

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Member Avatar EclecticRecluse (79.56) Submitted: 4/19/2011 7:37:57 AM : Outperform Start Price: $4.60 CHRS Score: +9.60

New and Improving Earnings Opinion

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Member Avatar jsgant13 (99.15) Submitted: 12/15/2010 1:01:51 PM : Outperform Start Price: $3.68 CHRS Score: +41.99

Leon Cooperman has a controlling stake.

P/B - .9
P/S- .2

looks cheap

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Member Avatar stockfreak1 (< 20) Submitted: 10/14/2010 1:39:06 PM : Underperform Start Price: $3.39 CHRS Score: -49.56

Big drops - will drop more.

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Member Avatar seb1080 (< 20) Submitted: 8/24/2010 10:07:53 AM : Outperform Start Price: $3.30 CHRS Score: +36.74

High free cash flow and positive insider trading

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Member Avatar demac871 (< 20) Submitted: 1/12/2009 3:47:05 PM : Underperform Start Price: $1.92 CHRS Score: -154.23

too many management changes in the past year in all divisions as well as at the top. merchandise assortment is not exciting and isn't addressing the ethnic customer needs.

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Member Avatar MenRBetter (< 20) Submitted: 4/8/2008 2:43:57 PM : Underperform Start Price: $4.90 CHRS Score: -0.43

Female CEO Dorrit J. Bern

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Member Avatar u2spooky (< 20) Submitted: 2/3/2008 8:31:00 PM : Outperform Start Price: $5.57 CHRS Score: -4.13

book 7.39

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Member Avatar lipstickemail (20.44) Submitted: 10/22/2007 10:56:27 AM : Outperform Start Price: $7.41 CHRS Score: -39.18

I think they have cornered the large size market and will only continue to aquire and expand

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Member Avatar woolala (50.62) Submitted: 10/11/2007 4:00:16 PM : Outperform Start Price: $7.63 CHRS Score: -36.32

Oversold. Undervalued. Longterm Long position.

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Member Avatar Sensiblemoney (74.61) Submitted: 9/19/2007 8:41:45 PM : Outperform Start Price: $9.16 CHRS Score: -55.00

The company should be ready to acquire internationally

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Member Avatar NetscribeRetail (95.77) Submitted: 1/8/2007 7:21:58 AM : Outperform Start Price: $13.25 CHRS Score: -93.26

Investors Charm!!!

Charming Shoppes is a specialty apparel retailer primarily focused on plus-size women’s apparel. The company offers three distinct brands namely LANE BRYANT, FASHION BUG and CATHERINE PLUS SIZES. They sell their offerings primarily through retail stores and direct channel. Charming Shoppes operates 2,386 retail stores across 48 states in U.S.

The $ 32 billion plus-size apparel market is estimated to grow more than 10% in the next 5 years. It is also estimated that plus size represents the fastest growing category in the women’s apparel market, with junior plus-size as the fastest growing segment within the demographic. This portends well for Charming Shoppes, which has a 40% market share in the women’s plus-size apparel market, and derives 77% of its revenues from plus-sizes.

Third quarter results have been healthy with 8% rise in retail sales that form 87% of the revenues. Net income grew by whooping 80% due to well-controlled administrative expenses and upswing in LANE BRYANT revenues. The new store concept of side-by-side CACIQUE store has worked well for the company and they plan to open or relocate 80% of their LANE BRYANT stores in the same format in 2007. Further, management anticipates Active wear, especially its own V SPORT private label, and sweaters to drive future revenues.

Bottom lines are likely to improve with rising proportion of sales through strip centers’ stores which carry lower rent and occupancy structure. Further, strong performance has encouraged the management to expect better fourth quarter results, which indicates about 12% full year revenue growth. All these factors make Charming Shoppes’ every investor charm.

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Member Avatar jkitiara (48.41) Submitted: 10/20/2006 8:50:28 PM : Outperform Start Price: $14.68 CHRS Score: -103.33

I hope to see them make a jump in sales with their new outlet stores.

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Member Avatar hondobud (< 20) Submitted: 10/13/2006 12:01:43 AM : Outperform Start Price: $14.54 CHRS Score: -103.33

Charming!

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