SOURCE: Knobias, Inc.

October 09, 2006 10:30 ET

Leather Retailer 'Boot-Strapping' Expansion and Growth

RIDGELAND, MS -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 9, 2006 -- Leather and leather-product retailer, Tandy Leather Factory, Inc. (AMEX: TLF), has been chosen for this week's "SPOT Feature" in the Knobias Small-Cap ClipReport. Each week, Knobias scours the small-cap universe to find overlooked companies with sound fundamentals and one or more growth catalyst on the horizon. The weekly "SPOT" feature may be accessed via our daily ClipReport newsletter (free to all subscribers). To receive the Small-Cap ClipReport daily, please visit: http://www.knobias.com/front/product/clipreport/

Leather Retailer 'Boot-Strapping' Expansion and Growth

Tandy Leather Factory, Inc. (AMEX: TLF) is a specialty retail and wholesale distributor of leather and related products including leatherworking tools, belt buckles and adornments, dyes and finishes, saddle and tack hardware, and do-it-yourself kits. TLF serves hobbyists, wholesale businesses, professional leather workers, manufacturers, institutions and youth organizations through a distribution network consisting of 29 "Leather Factory" wholesale outlets and 62 "Tandy Leather" retail stores.

The BULLS Say...

Can Leather Be Exciting? Leather may excite some, but most readers will probably say, "What the heck?" But, take a look at TLF. This very specialty retailer has a loyal, traditional and old-fashioned base, and is expanding with accelerating growth...without chasing fads. As a part of a "retail re-focus" in 2001, TLF has methodically grown from 1 to 62 retail outlets with plans to continue adding 12 stores a year towards the goal of 100-120 before emphasizing its international markets. The retail move is paying off with impressively improving margins, double-digit revenue growth and stellar profitability (considering it's leather). TLF recently reiterated its FY-06 guidance and is now setup for an "on-pace" Q3 and a record Q4 holiday season.

The BEARS Say...

Sequential Results and Revised Guidance. Recent monthly sales figures indicate $12.6M in total Q3-06 revenues. If this is the case, it would represent a near -6% decline sequentially and only a +7% gain Y/Y. This, plus any negative guidance revision in the Q3 release, is sure to lead to a sell-off.

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Contact Information

  • Company Contacts:

    Key Ramsey
    CEO
    Knobias, Inc.
    601-978-3399

    Marla Breland
    Knobias, Inc.
    601-978-3399 ext 155
    mbreland@knobias.com