Quiksilver, Inc. (NYSE:ZQK)

CAPS Rating: 2 out of 5

A globally diversified company that designs, produces and distributes branded apparel, wintersports and golf equipment, footwear, accessories and related products.

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Member Avatar rockiedog07 (29.91) Submitted: 11/14/2014 11:00:53 AM : Outperform Start Price: $1.89 ZQK Score: +41.95

Quicksilver has been such a popular surf and winter clothing company for the past twenty years or so. Will it reinvent itself or crumble?

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Member Avatar SurfingFriendly (< 20) Submitted: 9/8/2014 10:12:58 AM : Outperform Start Price: $2.12 ZQK Score: +25.51

turnaround story

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Member Avatar tcampbellla (82.75) Submitted: 9/6/2014 2:39:31 PM : Outperform Start Price: $2.17 ZQK Score: +22.56

Bargain!

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Member Avatar greedwhenfearful (89.71) Submitted: 8/1/2014 1:46:56 PM : Outperform Start Price: $2.82 ZQK Score: -10.73

Quicksilver, Roxy, and DC. 829 retail stores globally and their products are for sale almost everywhere. Founded in 1969 Australia. 495 million market cap. A 3 bagger if it reaches it’s 52 week high. 57 million in cash, but almost a billion in debt. That’s a massive amount of debt. It has a previously strong action-sports brand with clothes, shoes, and accessories. Will it come back in fashion? I think eventually.

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Member Avatar das982 (< 20) Submitted: 11/1/2010 4:42:55 PM : Underperform Start Price: $4.22 ZQK Score: +108.48

ohhhh yeaaaa!

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Member Avatar ValueDragonStyle (93.09) Submitted: 7/31/2010 8:50:22 PM : Outperform Start Price: $4.40 ZQK Score: -124.91

Quiksilver, Inc. (ZQK)
A globally diversified company that designs, produces and distributes branded apparel, wintersports and golf equipment, footwear, accessories and related products.

Currently, ZQK is 26% off its 52W high, but still up 250% from its March 2009 low.
My kind of value play.
I also like ZQK's huge jump (30%) on 3/12/10 on huge volume (15 million vs. average volume of 1 mil.).
Since that day, ZQK had no significant (high volume) distribution days.
I like that a lot.

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Member Avatar rknapton (< 20) Submitted: 6/3/2010 3:21:33 PM : Underperform Start Price: $4.59 ZQK Score: +127.47

Overvalued Surf/Skate/Snowboard Company: ZQK

Quiksilver (ZQK) stock had a real nice rally from February to May, however I believe that has caused the company to become overvalued fundamentally and now also technically the stock has ran out of upside momentum along with having formed a "head and shoulders pattern" (from April to the middle of May), so the stock can safely be shorted at these levels.

The reason I think fundamentally it's overvalued in it's most simplest aspect: I do not foresee this company ever paying a dividend. So, by discounting these cash flows of $0, we get a present value of ummmm... $0.

I'm not really saying this company is completely worthless, but yes, here is a company with almost a $600 million market cap, that does rougly $2 billion in revenues, but they also have nearly a billion dollars in debt, and have not been profitable for the last few years. Not to mention this is all on top of a decline in revenues over the last few years. Somehow the average estimates by analysts for EPS in 2011 is $0.24, for a forward P/E of 19, but 1.) I don't believe that EPS number will be realized, and 2.) I think even if they did realize it, that is too high of earnings multiple for a company with this much debt.

The company has some great brands such as Quicksilver, Roxy, DC, Lib Tech, and Gnu, but I just can't be bullish on ZQK in it's entirety when they haven't been able to be profitable with these brands over the last few years.

They release earnings after the bell today. Estimates are for $0.03, but whether they meet this or even blow it away, I'm bearish on the long term future for investors in this company, so as of today I'm short the stock at $4.59.

RK

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Member Avatar JohanHansen (77.53) Submitted: 4/20/2010 11:17:57 PM : Outperform Start Price: $5.28 ZQK Score: -119.23

Myst 3Cmb1 A xxx

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Member Avatar SenseA (< 20) Submitted: 3/16/2010 3:05:34 PM : Underperform Start Price: $4.27 ZQK Score: +114.18

Love the brand. However an earnings report that pretty much reported that they lost LESS MONEY than quarter year ago doesn't warrant this thing shooting up 50% in value in just a week or two. The big picture is that this company is still losing money and in large debt.

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Member Avatar alexpaz (29.11) Submitted: 12/3/2009 5:17:01 PM : Underperform Start Price: $1.83 ZQK Score: +36.02

I will say it again, and I am certain of this...Bankrupt in 3 years or less...Quiksilver is the epitome of lax corporate governance and a ballooning debt load that will underscore any growth here or abound. I consider this stock grade A junk

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Member Avatar turn10 (< 20) Submitted: 10/15/2009 7:57:48 PM : Outperform Start Price: $2.79 ZQK Score: -92.33

New President is trimming the fat of a company that got too big for its britches.

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Member Avatar Danspicks (< 20) Submitted: 7/27/2009 2:48:40 PM : Outperform Start Price: $2.01 ZQK Score: -76.14

Great product

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Member Avatar coggi (60.94) Submitted: 7/26/2009 11:33:12 PM : Outperform Start Price: $1.95 ZQK Score: -72.50

between roxy clothing and the fact that some types of clothing never go out of style i think they will last

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Member Avatar spforces2003 (< 20) Submitted: 7/25/2009 5:44:15 AM : Outperform Start Price: $1.95 ZQK Score: -72.50

1. Quality products. They are more durable than competors.

2. Diversification, they have covered several different areas within the sports clothing market without becoming over expanded.

3. Iconic, Quiksilver is a staple within the sports apperal world. It is an easily identified brand.

4. It will recover from its economic blunder, (purchasing Rossignol) and will beat the market, especially at a depressed price of under $2.50

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Member Avatar jssejames3 (< 20) Submitted: 4/21/2009 9:59:06 PM : Outperform Start Price: $1.58 ZQK Score: -75.41

DC shoes is getting a large amount of pub time on MTV and every action sport on the planet. They are moderately priced shoes, and have a stylistic appeal which is a great combo for a shoe selection in a sour economy. DC Shoes is a large reason I am picking this stock to be highly profitable in the upcoming quarters. High was around 10 over the last 52 and is now priced at 1 1/2

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Member Avatar MIDFLD77 (< 20) Submitted: 2/5/2009 10:43:23 PM : Outperform Start Price: $1.93 ZQK Score: -106.73

Once the economy starts churning again this one will be sure to reflect positive numbers.

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Member Avatar funigma (< 20) Submitted: 1/8/2009 9:55:35 PM : Outperform Start Price: $2.05 ZQK Score: -97.88

Great comapny. Very high brand recognition in Europe and South American Countries.

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Member Avatar cdupont03 (< 20) Submitted: 11/12/2008 6:43:28 PM : Underperform Start Price: $1.56 ZQK Score: +71.22

Looking for a big drop in retail stocks over the next few months. Not a bad company but things dont look well, specifically in the targeted demographic.

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Member Avatar RobertGrewe (< 20) Submitted: 10/7/2008 8:56:44 PM : Underperform Start Price: $3.70 ZQK Score: +144.12

slow go on retail sales at the moment.....

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Member Avatar SmallPimpin (34.09) Submitted: 9/12/2008 6:34:50 PM : Outperform Start Price: $7.01 ZQK Score: -136.13

Mmm...boarding clothing...

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