February 09, 2016 09:00 ET

1-800-FLOWERS.COM Chairman and CEO James McCann Interviewed by Advisor Access

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - February 09, 2016) - 1-800-FLOWERS.COM (NASDAQ: FLWS)  is a leading provider of gourmet food and floral gifts for all occasions with a broad range of truly original gifts designed to help customers express themselves perfectly.

  • Multi-brand gifting strategy designed to capture a larger share of customers' gifting wallets
  • Harry and David acquisition pushes revenues over $1 billion
  • Consolidating brands on one website presents opportunities for company and consumers
  • Analysts positive on outlook

Advisor Access spoke with 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Chairman and CEO James McCann about the company's growth plan.

Advisor Access:  How would you describe 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.?

James McCann: We are a leading gourmet and floral gift provider with a unique range of highly recognizable brands and thoughtful gift products designed to make it easy for our customers to express themselves perfectly. I am proud to say that for nearly 40 years, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM has helped our customers connect with the important people in their lives by delivering smiles for every occasion.

AA:  What sets 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. (FLWS) apart as a compelling investment opportunity?

JM: It's a combination of factors, including our unique multi-brand, multi-channel strategy that enables us to deepen our relationships with our customers, increasing loyalty and lifetime value. From our current revenue base of more than $1.12 billion, we are growing our bottom line metrics -- EBITDA and EPS -- at rates well in excess of revenue growth. We are doing this by leveraging our marketing and merchandising programs with our operating platform to enhance gross margins while at the same time reducing operating expenses. We expect to be generating more than $35 million in free cash flow for fiscal year 2016 and with minimal leverage and significant borrowing capacity, our balance sheet is very strong.

Read the full interview with 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Chairman and CEO James McCann HERE.

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1-800-FLOWERS.COM (NASDAQ: FLWS), paid Advisor Access to produce and distribute this interview. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM had final approval of the content and is wholly responsible for the validity of the statements. Opinions expressed are those of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM and not of Advisor Access or its employees, contractors or owners.

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