Kenneth Cole Productions (NYSE:KCP)

CAPS Rating: No stars

The Company designs, sources and markets a range of fashion footwear and handbags and, through license agreements, designs and markets apparel and accessories.

Results 1 - 11 of 11

Recs

0
Member Avatar robix (< 20) Submitted: 2/25/2011 4:29:33 AM : Underperform Start Price: $13.83 KCP Score: +47.76

It will suffer for a hard situations of his customers over the next years.Not luxury goods

Recs

1
Member Avatar iMarket (68.37) Submitted: 6/25/2008 7:42:00 PM : Underperform Start Price: $14.69 KCP Score: +52.52

Nobody wants this company. Management seems to be very confused on the direction of its business...more handbags? or more shoes? Plus I'd bet nobody wants to spend their rebate check on a $600 bag that could possibly fall apart from cheap products used. Nuff said...

Recs

0
Member Avatar WhiskersHanna (79.44) Submitted: 6/25/2008 2:46:07 PM : Outperform Start Price: $13.75 KCP Score: -50.87

Kenneth Cole

Recs

0
Member Avatar shop1 (98.12) Submitted: 4/17/2008 8:21:31 PM : Underperform Start Price: $17.11 KCP Score: +66.44



Kenneth Cole products are an indulgence, not a necessity. In a market where apparel is suffering, Kenneth Cole will suffer right along with its peers. In addition, Kenneth Cole has decided to step down from his namesake. Changes at the top always trickle down and there is a period of adjustment. Tthe new CEO will need to step in and carve out his own path and whether the company will prosper under new management remains to be seen.

Recs

0
Member Avatar grammatoncleric (< 20) Submitted: 2/15/2008 12:49:24 PM : Underperform Start Price: $15.53 KCP Score: +63.30

retail/kenneth cole

Recs

0
Member Avatar krink1 (< 20) Submitted: 11/6/2007 5:17:02 PM : Outperform Start Price: $18.92 KCP Score: -64.07

Kenneth Cole is about to expand their line into new niche markets that really need some better competition. They don't need much growth to be able to make a big impact on shareholders due to the recent disapointments this company has been known for

Recs

0
Member Avatar buttersidedown (< 20) Submitted: 10/20/2007 2:40:23 AM : Outperform Start Price: $16.83 KCP Score: -55.61

Kenneth Cole is rising as a luxury brand. Although handbag sales are down now nationally, they are rising in NYC, which is an indicator of subsequent fashion trends nationally and abroad. If/when KC enters the international market more aggressively, they will have a run-up that looks like Coach's of the past couple years.

Recs

0
Member Avatar richmouse (78.13) Submitted: 10/9/2007 11:10:04 PM : Underperform Start Price: $18.36 KCP Score: +56.43

too bearish for my tastes but that could change.

Recs

0
Member Avatar NetscribeConsGds (98.62) Submitted: 2/2/2007 7:08:42 AM : Outperform Start Price: $22.38 KCP Score: -84.25

Kenneth Cole Productions (KCP) designs, sources and markets a broad range of fashion footwear and handbags, with markets apparel and accessories contributing a meager 7% to the top-line. The company markets its products to more than 7,500 department and specialty store locations, as well as through its Consumer Direct business, which includes more than 80 retail and outlet stores, consumer catalogs and interactive websites, including on-line e-commerce.

Footwear market is growing and interestingly, even athletic footwear is becoming more fashion-oriented and has reached $19 billion by 2006. The highly competitive fashion footwear market demands rapid flexibility with multiple product lines to match the changing consumer tastes and preferences. This goes well with the company, as its product mainly targets people who are fashion conscious. Further, the company has made strategic initiatives to elevate and reposition its brands which will help them to be in a better position to grow domestically as well as internationally.

On a negative front, KCP’s handbags business has been hampered due to decrease in demand. However, company’s focus on sportswear should generate enough revenue that could offset the loss from handbags business. Further, the recently amended agreement with Paul Davril would cause some slide in its licensing revenues.

The company’s top-line saw a rise of 5.8% led by strong growth in the Kenneth Cole Reaction branded footwear products, partly offset by declines in the company’s handbag businesses. Further, the company has been able to maintain its gross margin around 40%. KCP’s efforts to strive internationally and focus on sportswear should boost its sales and thereby enhance shareholders value.

Recs

0
Member Avatar hybridinvestor (78.83) Submitted: 12/21/2006 1:50:11 PM : Outperform Start Price: $22.21 KCP Score: -86.99

Welcome aboard my CAPS ratings Kenny. This call might be a little early but for the very solid balance sheet with no debt and a 4 current ratio, trading at less than 1.0 p/s, around 18% or so of current price in cash, etc. me thinks that they will weather a downturn with their brand. It would not surprise me either for even ole Kenny himself doing a buy-out and taking KCP private. Not sure but don't think that would have to happen for them to do ok long-term. Note, in my own portfolio I would probably not buy here until around $22.50ish or lower but hey the only thing I might lose is my CAPS rating and the respect of my CAPS peers in the near-term. :)

Recs

0
Member Avatar Fenway91151 (< 20) Submitted: 12/8/2006 9:00:02 AM : Outperform Start Price: $22.68 KCP Score: -89.04

Great value play that pays a 3% dividend.

Results 1 - 11 of 11

Featured Broker Partners


Advertisement