SSI - Stage Stores, Inc.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
1.4400
+0.3700 (+34.58%)
At close: 4:07PM EDT
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Previous Close 1.0700
Open 1.0900
Bid 1.4200 x 1300
Ask 1.4600 x 800
Day's Range 1.0800 - 1.4400
52 Week Range 0.5500 - 2.1000
Volume 2,293,862
Avg. Volume 125,506
Market Cap 43.507M
Beta (3Y Monthly) 1.01
PE Ratio (TTM) N/A
EPS (TTM) -3.8990
Earnings Date Nov 18, 2019 - Nov 22, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield 0.20 (24.10%)
Ex-Dividend Date 2018-12-03
1y Target Est 1.00
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  • MarketWatch

    Stage Stores stock jumps 13% after announcing off-price store conversion, 40 store closures

    Stage Stores Inc. stock jumped 13.3% after its Tuesday announcement that it will shift "substantially all of its stores" to an off-price model. Stage Stores operates 625 stores under the Bealls, Goody's, Palais Royal, Peebles and Stage department stores. The company's existing 158 Gordmans stores are off-price. Based on the success of the conversions, the company will shift the remaining stores in February 2020. By the third quarter of fiscal 2020, Stage Stores plans to operate about 700 largely small-market Gordmans stores. Also in fiscal 2020, Stage Stores plans to close 40 stores. Stage Stores expects to spend about $30 million on the conversion. The company has converted 98 stores to off-price since 2018. Stage Stores stock has fallen by more than 50% over the last 12 months, but has rallied 30.2% in 2019. The S&P 500 index has gained 19.6% for the year to date.

  • Houston-based national retailer goes all-in on off-price conversion strategy
    American City Business Journals

    Houston-based national retailer goes all-in on off-price conversion strategy

    Now, the company expects to be operating about 700 of its off-price stores by the third quarter of fiscal 2020, up from 400.

  • Business Wire

    Stage Stores Announces Total Company Conversion to Off-Price

    Stage Stores, Inc. (SSI) today announced plans to convert substantially all its stores to off-price. Based on the success of the conversion strategy, the Company plans to begin converting its remaining department stores in February of 2020, and expects to be operating approximately 700 predominantly small-market Gordmans off-price stores by the third quarter of fiscal 2020. A limited number of stores may continue to operate under their existing department store nameplates until closure is permitted by lease.

  • 6 Retail Stocks on the Verge of Bankruptcy
    InvestorPlace

    6 Retail Stocks on the Verge of Bankruptcy

    Another one bites the dust. In early September, discount retailer Fred's (NASDAQ:FRED) announced that it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and shuttering all of its stores. Fred's joins a long list of retailers that have declared bankruptcy over the past several years as technology has dramatically and irreversibly altered the retail landscape. That list includes once loved retailers like Barneys, Sears and Toys "R" Us, among many, many more.Over the next several years, this list will only get longer. Looking at the retail scene, while the broad outlook for physical and digital retailers remains positive, there are a handful of retailers out there that are only a few quarters away from shuttering their doors.These are retailers that were: 1) slow to adapt to the e-commerce shift, 2) have been losing share and relevance for the past few years, 3) are now operating with depleted resources and simply don't have the financial firepower to make the necessary changes and enhancements to their business to survive, and 4) are holding a huge pile of debt.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 Stocks to Sell in Market-Cursed September Ultimately, if a retailer checks off those four boxes, then that's probably a retail stock heading for the graveyard -- meaning it's a retail stock you want to sell.With that in mind, let's take a look at six retail stocks to sell on their way to bankruptcy. Retail Stocks to Sell: J.C. Penney (JCP)Source: Supannee_Hickman / Shutterstock.com First up, we have forgotten mall retail giant J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP).At one point in time, J.C. Penney was at the heart of the American retail landscape, back when consumers did all of their shopping at malls. Times have changed since then. Namely, consumers have migrated to off-mall and online retail channels. J.C. Penney has been slow to adapt to those changes. They didn't build out an e-commerce business as quickly as they needed to. They didn't develop omni-channel capabilities as quickly as they needed to. And, they didn't update their stores or offerings in a way that they needed to.As such, the once all-important mall retail giant has become largely irrelevant with negative comps and falling margins. J.C. Penney will remain irrelevant for the foreseeable future because this company doesn't have enough cash (only $175 million in cash on the balance sheet) nor does the business produce enough cash (negative free cash flow year-to-date) to allow management to invest that much -- if anything -- back into the business.Further complicating things, there's over $5 billion in total debt sitting on the balance sheet. Thus, any cash this company does produce is going to have to go towards paying off debt.There isn't much to like about JCP here. You have a depressed and forgotten retailer with rapidly depleting resources and a bunch of debt -- that combination ultimately implies that bankruptcy is coming soon. Ascena Retail (ASNA)Source: Jer123 / Shutterstock.com Lesser known than J.C. Penney but in just as much financial trouble, women's apparel retailer Ascena Retail (NASDAQ:ASNA) could easily wind up bankrupt within the next few quarters.Ascena is the parent company behind women's apparel brands like Ann Taylor, LOFT, Lou & Grey, Lane Bryant, Catherines and Justice. Those brands simply aren't all that important in the modern women's apparel retail landscape. They aren't very differentiated and they have a ton of competition. As such, it should be no surprise that over the past several years, Ascena's comparable sales and margin trends have been sharply negative.The big problem here -- as is the case with J.C. Penney -- is that this company doesn't have the resources to improve its product portfolio. There is only $100 million in cash on the balance sheet against the backdrop of over $1.3 billion in long-term debt. Further, cash flow is negative year-to-date, comps are still negative and gross margins are still dropping. Thus, this company is not nor does it project to produce sizable cash any time soon. * 7 Stocks to Buy In a Flat Market An inability to produce cash plus over $1.3 billion in leverage equals looming bankruptcy. That's why ASNA stock has been so beaten up, and why it will remain depressed for the foreseeable future. Stage Stores (SSI)Source: WhisperToMe via Wikimedia CommonsAnother department store operator which finds itself on this list of retail stocks on the verge of bankruptcy is Stage Stores (NYSE:SSI).The story at Stage Stores is very similar to the stories at J.C. Penney and Ascena. Broadly speaking, you have a retailer that accumulated a lot of debt to fuel expansion during its growth years. But, e-commerce disruption ended SSI's growth years, and because the company has failed to adapt its operations in a meaningful way to the e-commerce disruption, sales and profit trends have been hugely negative for several years. Now, SSI is left with largely depleted resources (only $25 million in cash), a still big debt load (over $675 million) and very little visibility to produce enough cash to service the debt load.To be sure, comps here are positive -- a rarity on this list -- as Stage Stories is trying to survive by converting its full-price department stores into more popular off-price discount stores. This transition has potential. But, margins are still dropping, EBITDA is still falling and cash flows are still negative. Plus, off-price stores don't always work out, either -- just ask Fred's.Thus, this move may be too little, too late. Ultimately, it does appear that despite this smart off-price pivot, the ultimate outcome here is for Stage Stores to end up in the retail graveyard. Big 5 Sporting Goods (BGFV)Source: Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock.com The sporting goods sector has had its fair share of bankruptcies over the past several years, and the industry may get another bankruptcy soon with Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV).In the big picture, the sporting goods sector got too big to be sustainable. That is, now that Walmart (NYSE:WMT), Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Target (NYSE:TGT) all sell a ton of sporting goods equipment, the market doesn't need a dozen sporting goods department stores anymore. It only needs one or two -- meaning that this market is consolidating around a handful of larger players. Big Five simply isn't one of those players, and as such, it's tough to see there being enough room in the market for Big Five to stay around for much longer.The financials here aren't pretty, either. Big Five has a ton of debt -- about $350 million in debt and operating lease liabilities. Meanwhile, there's only $6.6 million in cash on the balance sheet. Cash flows haven't been consistently positive for about a decade, and the outlook remains dim for them to be consistently positive anytime soon. Comps are positive, but gross margins and profits are still dropping as discounting appears to be driving the positive comps. * The 8 Worst Stocks to Buy Before the Trade Turmoil Cools Off There's not much to like here. The sporting goods sector is consolidating, and that consolidation is squeezing out Big 5, who -- with only $6 million in cash left against nearly $350 million in debt -- seems to be on the verge of the bankruptcy. Pier 1 (PIR)Source: Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock.com Next up, we have struggling furniture retailer Pier 1 (NYSE:PIR), who checks off all the boxes of a retail company on the verge of bankruptcy.Limited resources? Check. Pier 1 only has $30.5 million in cash on the balance sheet. Tons of debt? Check. Against that tiny $30.5 million cash balance, Pier 1 has $950 million in total debt on the balance sheet. Negative sales trends? Check. Comparable sales dropped 13.5% last quarter. Sales dropped 15.5%. Retreating margins? Check. Gross margins dropped over 700 basis points last quarter, and operating losses widened. Negative cash flows? Check. Cash flows have turned sharply negative this year, and there isn't much visibility for them to turn back into positive territory anytime soon, if ever.Zooming out, Pier 1 has struggled as e-furniture retailers like Wayfair (NYSE:W) have jumped onto the scene and stolen market share. The big problem? E-commerce penetration rates in furniture retail are around 13%, versus roughly 30% for apparel and consumer electronics. Thus, the e-commerce disruption problem for Pier 1 will only get bigger and bigger over time. As it does get bigger, things will only get worse. Sales will keep dropping, margins will keep retreating, losses will widen, and eventually, the company simply won't have enough financial firepower to service its near $1 billion in debt.PIR stock may not be around for much longer. Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY)Source: Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock.com The story at Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY) is very similar to the story at Pier 1.Big picture, both are struggling home goods and furniture retailers which are being squeezed out of the market. When it comes to Bed Bath & Beyond, there are two things at play here. One, the mainstream emergence of e-furniture retailer players like Wayfair has pulled customers away from BBBY stores. Two, the expansion of big box retailers like Amazon, Walmart and Target into the home goods and furniture game has eroded BBBY's differentiation in a very crowded retail marketplace.The result? Many consumers have left Bed Bath & Beyond stores, and unless the company runs huge discounts (which would kill margins and lead to huge losses), those churned customers don't have much reason to go back.That's why comps and sales trends have been, are and will remain negative. Same with margin and profit trends. It doesn't help that cash and cash flows are limited, and that the debt load is enormous.Overall, it seems like Bed Bath & Beyond is doomed for a similar fate as Pier 1.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long TGT and W. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Stocks to Sell in Market-Cursed September * 7 of the Worst IPO Stocks in 2019 * 7 Best Stocks That Crushed It This Earnings Season The post 6 Retail Stocks on the Verge of Bankruptcy appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Thomson Reuters StreetEvents

    Edited Transcript of SSI earnings conference call or presentation 22-Aug-19 12:30pm GMT

    Q2 2019 Stage Stores Inc Earnings Call - Pre-recorded

  • Department store in Triad city may reopen under a different brand
    American City Business Journals

    Department store in Triad city may reopen under a different brand

    A Houston-based department store operator appears poised to rebrand a Triad store. Negotiations are underway for a Peebles location at Kingsway Plaza, 220 W. Kings Highway in Eden, to close and reopen as another retailer, according to Mike Dougherty, Eden's director of economic development.

  • How store-conversion strategy is impacting this Houston-based retailer's pocketbook
    American City Business Journals

    How store-conversion strategy is impacting this Houston-based retailer's pocketbook

    The Houston-based national retailer has converted 72 of its department stores into off-price locations in the past year.

  • Nordstrom Breaks Out to 50-Day Moving Average After Strong Earnings
    Investopedia

    Nordstrom Breaks Out to 50-Day Moving Average After Strong Earnings

    Nordstrom reported better-than-expected second quarter financial results in a continuation of an ongoing bullish trend in retail consumer spending.

  • Business Wire

    Stage Stores Reports 1.8% Second Quarter Comparable Sales Increase

    Stage Stores, Inc. today reported results for the second quarter ended August 3, 2019. For the second quarter, comparable sales increased 1.8%. Net loss was $23.9 million, and adjusted EBITDA was a loss of $0.1 million.

  • ACCESSWIRE

    Stage Stores, Inc. to Host Earnings Call

    NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / August 22, 2019 / Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SSI ) will be discussing their earnings results in their 2019 Second Quarter Earnings to be held on August 22, 2019 at 8:30 AM Eastern ...

  • Energy cos., retailers among 10 largest Houston companies at risk of delisting
    American City Business Journals

    Energy cos., retailers among 10 largest Houston companies at risk of delisting

    Of the 21 Houston companies that have gotten delisting warnings from their various stock exchanges since the start of the year, 12 of them were either oil and gas producers or direct service providers to such companies.

  • Business Wire

    Stage Stores Announces Second Quarter Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Information

    Stage Stores, Inc. today announced that it will release its second quarter financial results on Thursday, August 22, 2019. The release of the company’s results will be followed by a pre-recorded conference call, which will occur at 8:30 a.m.

  • Houston-based national retailer to convert 100 more stores to off-price chain
    American City Business Journals

    Houston-based national retailer to convert 100 more stores to off-price chain

    Meanwhile, the company is once again at risk of having its stock delisted from the New York Stock Exchange.

  • Business Wire

    Stage Stores Addresses NYSE Listing Standards

    Stage Stores, Inc. (SSI) announced today that it received notification from the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) on June 20, 2019 that the company is no longer in compliance with the NYSE continued listing criteria that requires listed companies to maintain an average closing share price of at least $1.00 over a consecutive 30 trading-day period. The NYSE notification does not affect Stage Stores’ business operations or its Securities and Exchange Commission reporting requirements, nor does it conflict with or cause an event of default under the company’s credit facility. Under NYSE’s rules, the company has a period of six months from receipt of the notice to regain compliance with the NYSE’s minimum share price requirement, subject to possible extension if the company determines to remedy the non-compliance by taking action that will require shareholder approval.

  • Thomson Reuters StreetEvents

    Edited Transcript of SSI earnings conference call or presentation 23-May-19 12:30pm GMT

    Q1 2019 Stage Stores Inc Earnings Call - Pre-recorded

  • Associated Press

    Stage Stores: Fiscal 1Q Earnings Snapshot

    On a per-share basis, the Houston-based company said it had a loss of $1.67. The department store operator posted revenue of $327.7 million in the period. Stage Stores expects a full-year loss of $2.25 ...

  • Business Wire

    Stage Stores Reports First Quarter Results and Reaffirms Fiscal Year 2019 Guidance

    Stage Stores, Inc. today reported results for the first quarter ended May 4, 2019 and reaffirmed guidance for fiscal year 2019. For the first quarter, comparable sales decreased 3.1%.

  • Business Wire

    Stage Stores Announces First Quarter Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Information

    Stage Stores, Inc. today announced that it will release its first quarter financial results on Thursday, May 23, 2019. The release of the company’s results will be followed by a pre-recorded conference call, which will occur at 8:30 a.m.

  • What Did Stage Stores, Inc.'s (NYSE:SSI) CEO Take Home Last Year?
    Simply Wall St.

    What Did Stage Stores, Inc.'s (NYSE:SSI) CEO Take Home Last Year?

    Want to participate in a short research study? Help shape the future of investing tools and you could win a $250 gift card! Michael Glazer became the CEO of Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SSI) in 2012. This analysis aims...

  • Business Wire

    Stage Stores Regains Compliance with NYSE Minimum Share Price Listing Standards

    Stage Stores, Inc. (SSI) announced today that, based upon a notice received earlier this week from the New York Stock Exchange “NYSE”, the company has regained compliance with NYSE continued listing criteria requiring listed companies to maintain an average closing share price of at least $1.00 over a consecutive 30 trading-day period. As of March 29, 2019, the company closed the last trading day of the calendar month with a share price above $1.00 and an average closing share price above $1.00 over a consecutive 30 trading-day period, which brings the company back into compliance with the NYSE listing standards. In January 2019, the company was notified by the NYSE that the average closing price of Stage Stores common stock had fallen below a consecutive 30 trading-day average price of $1.00 and the company had six months to regain compliance with the NYSE’s minimum share price requirement.

  • Investors Who Bought Stage Stores (NYSE:SSI) Shares Five Years Ago Are Now Down 96%
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    Investors Who Bought Stage Stores (NYSE:SSI) Shares Five Years Ago Are Now Down 96%

    Want to participate in a research study? Help shape the future of investing tools and earn a $60 gift card! Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SSI) shareholders will doubtless be very grateful to see the share price up 35% in the last quart...

  • Houston-based national retailer steps up store-conversion strategy
    American City Business Journals

    Houston-based national retailer steps up store-conversion strategy

    The company is picking up the pace of its plan to convert a couple hundred department stores to its recently acquired off-price chain.

  • Business Wire

    Stage Stores Announces Acceleration and Expansion of Off-Price Store Conversion Strategy

    Stage Stores, Inc. (SSI) announced that, following strong results for both the 9 off-price conversions completed in 2018 and the 37 off-price conversions completed in the first quarter of 2019, the company is accelerating and expanding the rollout of its off-price growth strategy. The 35 second quarter conversions, which were previously planned for back-to-school, will now be completed in June, and an additional 10 to 15 stores will be converting in the third quarter. With approximately 85 total conversions in 2019, the company now expects to end the year with approximately 150 off-price stores along with an additional 150 off-price conversions planned for the first half of fiscal 2020.

  • Thomson Reuters StreetEvents

    Edited Transcript of SSI earnings conference call or presentation 7-Mar-19 1:30pm GMT

    Q4 2018 Stage Stores Inc Earnings Call - Pre-recorded