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Profitability & Growth : 2/10

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Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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IParty Corporation was incorporated on March 12, 1998. It is a party goods retailer operating stores throughout New England, where 49 of its 54 retail stores are located, and in Florida in addition to an online e-commerce site. The Company's 54 retail stores are located predominantly in New England with 7 stores in Connecticut, 7 in New Hampshire, 3 in Rhode Island, 3 in Maine, 1 in Vermont, and 28 in Massachusetts. It also operates 5 stores in Florida. Among its retail store locations are its new Plaistow, New Hampshire and Waltham, Massachusetts stores, which it opened in the third quarter and fourth quarter, respectively, of its 2012 fiscal year. The stores range in size from approximately 7,000 square feet to 20,521 square feet and average approximately 10,300 square feet. The Company's stores feature over 20,000 products ranging from paper party goods, Halloween costumes, greeting cards and balloons to more unique merchandise such as piñatas, tiny toys, masquerade and Hawaiian Luau items. Its sales are primarily driven by the following holiday and party events: Halloween, Christmas, Easter, Valentine's Day, New Year's, Independence Day, St. Patrick's Day, Thanksgiving, Chanukah and sports championships. It also focuses business closely on lifetime events such as anniversaries, graduations, birthdays, and bridal and baby showers. The party supplies retailing business is highly competitive and fragmented. It competes with a variety of smaller and larger retailers, including single owner-operated party supply store, specialty party supplies retailers, discount department stores, retail drug store chains, general mass merchants and supermarkets, as well as catalog, Internet merchants and temporary seasonal stores, especially Halloween stores.

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Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $79.09
EPS (TTM) $ -0.07
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
Shares Outstanding (Mil)24.43

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