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Gaiam Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-K)

March 11, 2011 | About:
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Gaiam Inc. (GAIA) filed Annual Report for the period ended 2010-12-31.

Gaiam Inc. has a market cap of $164.5 million; its shares were traded at around $7.07 with a P/E ratio of 39.3 and P/S ratio of 0.6. The dividend yield of Gaiam Inc. stocks is 2%.

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We offer a variety of LOHAS products directly to the consumer through our catalogs and through some consumer lifestyle publications. During 2010, we strategically reduced our catalog circulation by an additional 20%. Our customer demographics are highly regarded with our customers having an average income over $92,000 and over 65% of them being college educated.

Based on Nielsens Videoscan, since 2004 we have more than doubled our U.S. DVD market share in the fitness/wellness category to approximately 40% in 2010, up from 34% in 2009. At the end of 2010, we were ranked 1st in the fitness U.S. DVD category. During 2010, the fitness DVD category grew 3% while the total DVD category declined 9%. We will utilize our leadership position and sacrifice some of our market share in fitness in order to assume a category management role bringing competitive product into the mix to establish the most complete fitness assortment in the business. We tested this concept with Target in 2008 and are now expanding the category management concept to other specialty channels. By assuming this category management role, we improved our revenues and profits as well as expanded the exposure of the category. This category management program is currently in 5,700 doors, up from 4,000 doors at the end of 2009.

Based on the same Nielsen report, we ended 2010 5th in the non-theatrical U.S. DVD category with 7% market share, up from 5% at the end of 2009. We intend to continue to grow our market share in the non-theatrical category through the production and acquisition of Conscious Media titles, focusing on edutainment, family and childrens entertainment. We also plan to extend our line of offerings into wellness and green living with solution based programming and media based kits, building store within store wellness offerings and continuing to grow our retail presence.

The business, direct to consumer, and solar segments represented 35.5%, 36.3%, and 28.2% of the 2010 net revenues, respectively. Our business segment is dependent upon a few major customers for a significant portion of its revenues. See Note 13 to our consolidated financial statements for further information on our segments.

We believe that fragmented supplier and distribution networks characterize todays LOHAS market, and we are not aware of a dominant leader. According to Nielsons Videoscan, we continue to be the leader in fitness/wellness media with 40% market share and we are ranked 5th in non-theatrical media with 7% market share. We believe the principal competitive factors in the LOHAS market are authenticity of information, unique content and distinctiveness of products and services, quality of product, brand recognition and price, and distribution capabilities. We believe we compete favorably on all these relevant factors. Because we use multi-channel distribution for our products, we compete with various producers of similar products and services. Our competitors include Warner Bros., Disney, Paramount, Fox, Lions Gate, Liberty Media, thousands of small, local and regional businesses, and product lines or items offered by large retailers, manufacturers, publishers and media producers.

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