5.72%
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Volume 2, Issue No. 1

5 Questions with Nolee Anderson

The trim carpenter and Team Wolverine member on what tradeswomen want.

By Jennifer Ernst Beaudry. Nolee Anderson discovered a passion when she found the trades, and now the trim carpenter and Team Wolverine member wants to make sure future generations of girls can find their way, too.
Read the full story here.

Skechers Breaks Ground on Expanded HQ

Rendering of Skechers Corporate Office, 305 Sepulveda Looking South.

By Bob McGee. The doubling of its office, design and showroom space to over 330,000 square feet, is part of Skechers’ commitment to both further global growth and its hometown community. Read the full story here.

Podcast
Matt Priest, President of the Footwear Distributors and Retailers Association

This podcast is one in a series of 2019 Outlook interviews conducted by Sports Insight Extra editor Bob McGee. Listen to the other podcasts on the Sports Insight Extra podcast page: sportsinsightextra.com/podcast.html
Read the full story here.

Key Retail Trends Emerging

By Bob McGee. The post-mortem on Holiday ’18 is underway as preparations for the next season commence. Key trends are emerging. Read the full story here.

FOOTWEAR INSIGHT INDEX

The FIX INDEX beat the odds in 2018, rising 12 percent as the Dow dipped 6.0 percent for the year. A dozen stocks rose in 2018, nine by double-digits, with Crocs as the largest gainer. Eight stocks declined in value last year with four falling double-digits. During the first two weeks of 2019, the FIX Index rose more than 5.7 percent with five stocks up double-digits. Skechers is breaking ground on a new corporate headquarters (see story above). And Skechers Performance Elite athlete and golfer Matt Kuchar recently won the Sony Open in Hawaii. Crocs lifted its Q4 and FY18 guidance on strong demand for its clogs and sandals. FY18 revenues for Crocs are projected to increase approximately 6 percent versus prior guidance of 4-5 percent. Shoe Carnival is projecting a 4 percent increase in Q4 comps on broad sales increases in boots, casual and athletic styles. Genesco comps were up 4 percent (stores & direct) in the quarter-to-date ended Jan. 10. Same store sales were 3 percent higher with ecommerce up 8 percent and comps at Journeys rising 7 percent. Vans’ parent VF Corp. will report quarterly results this Friday. — Bob McGee
The Footwear Insight Index tracks 20 of the most important publicly traded companies that have a substantial footwear business (6 retailers, 14 brands).
Index base of 100 is key to the closing prices of 12/29/17

INDEX: 111

12.93%

ANNUAL Review

Company name
(Ticker Symbol)

% Change over week
Price 01/02/18 • Price 12/31/18

ASICS Corp.
7936.T

2.06%

$13.08 • $12.81

Boot Barn
BOOT

1.73%

$17.33 • $17.03

Crocs
CROX

100.31%

$12.97 • $25.98

DSW
DSW

17.84%

$20.96 • $24.70

Genesco
GCO

25.85%

$12.97 • $25.98

Mizuno
8022.T

11.94%

$24.13 • $21.25

Puma
PMMAF

13.78%

$420.91 • $478.90

Shoe Carnival
SKVL

25.57%

$26.63 • $33.44

Steve Madden
SHOO

0.82%

$30.51 • $30.26

VF Corp.
VFC

1.88%

$72.71 • $71.34

Company name
(Ticker Symbol)

% Change over week
Price 01/02/18 • Price 12/31/18

Adidas
addyy

5.00%

$99.37 • $104.34

Caleres
CAL

16.35%

$33.27 • $27.83

Deckers
DECK

59.44%

$80.25 • $127.95

Foot Locker
FL

14.26%

$46.56 • $53.20

GEOX
GEO.MI

60.09%

$2.3 • $0.93

Nike
NKE

18.09%

$62.78 • $74.14

Rocky Brands
RCKY

33.81%

$19.45 • $26.00

Skechers
SKX

40.47%

$38.45 • $22.89

Under Armour
UAA

17.56%

$15.03 • $17.67

Wolverine
WWW

0.93%

$32.19 • $31.89

TOTAL
Week over week

12.93%

$1,104.09 • $1,246.86

INDEX: 117

5.72%

Weekly Review

Company name
(Ticker Symbol)

% Change over week
Price 12/31/18 • Price 01/14/19

ASICS Corp.
7936.T

5.85%

$12.81 • $1.56

Boot Barn
BOOT

29.18%

$17.03 • $22.00

Crocs
CROX

15.05%

$25.98 • $29.89

DSW
DSW

5.91%

$24.70 • $26.16

Genesco
GCO

6.64%

$44.30 • $47.24

Mizuno
8022.T

5.18%

$21.25 • $22.35

Puma
PMMAF

8.69%

$478.90 • $520.50

Shoe Carnival
SKVL

14.11%

$33.44 • $38.16

Steve Madden
SHOO

2.74%

$30.26 • $31.09

VF Corp.
VFC

0.41%

$71.34 • $71.63

Company name
(Ticker Symbol)

% Change over week
Price 12/31/18 • Price 01/14/19

Adidas
addyy

8.62%

$104.34 • $113.33

Caleres
CAL

8.05%

$27.83 • $30.07

Deckers
DECK

11.09%

$127.95 • $113.76

Foot Locker
FL

6.79%

$53.20 • $56.81

GEOX
GEO.MI

54.84%

$0.93 • $1.44

Nike
NKE

2.63%

$74.14 • $76.09

Rocky Brands
RCKY

4.27%

$26.00 • $27.11

Skechers
SKX

9.09%

$22.89 • $24.97

Under Armour
UAA

11.54%

$17.67 • $19.71

Wolverine
WWW

1.47%

$31.89 • $32.36

TOTAL
Week over week

5.72%

$1,246.86 • $1,318.23