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Revenue(Mil) $223
EPS $ -0.98
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
Shares Outstanding(Mil)35.61

Business Description

Industry: Manufacturing - Apparel & Furniture » Footwear & Accessories
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K-Swiss, Inc. was established in 1966. The Company was organized under the laws of the State of Delaware on April 16, 1990. The Company designs, develops and markets an array of athletic footwear for sports use, fitness activities and casual wear under the K-Swiss brand. It also designs and manufactures footwear under the brand Palladium. Palladium designs, develops and markets footwear for adventurers for all terrains. The Company classifies its footwear products into two product categories: lifestyle and performance. Each product category has certain styles designated as core products. The core products offer style continuity and often include on-going improvement. The core program tends to minimize retailers' markdowns and maximizes the effectiveness of marketing expenditures because of longer product life cycles. The Company markets a limited line of K-Swiss branded apparel and accessories. The products are designed with the same classic strategies used in the footwear line. Classic styling allows appealing to a variety of markets, from consumers wanting performance apparel and accessories to the casual sport style consumers. The Company introduced apparel in 1999, with a new 7.0 collection of high tech tennis apparel to complement its performance 7.0 collection of footwear. The Company also offers a collection for the casual athletic consumer consisting of jackets, sweaters, sweatshirts, track jackets, tee shirts, caps, socks and bags. The Company sells its products in the United States through the sales executives and independent sales representatives mainly to a limited number of specialty athletic footwear stores, pro shops, sporting goods stores and department stores. The Company markets its product through an integrated advertising plan with print, online initiatives, outdoor and television. The Company purchases footwear from independent manufacturers located predominantly in China. The athletic footwear industry is highly competitive. The main competitors are Nike and adidas. K-Swiss(r) is a registered trademark in the United States and certain other countries. The Company's operations are subject to compliance with relevant laws and regulations enforced by the United States Customs Service and other international customs service departments from which its import products and to the customary risks of doing business abroad.

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