Apparel/Shoe Maker Adidas Upgraded To BUY


For today’s bulletin, we take a look at shoe, apparel, and lifestyle fitness company, Adidas (ADDYY). The stock was upgraded to BUY today.

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My Adidas
Walk through concert doors
And roam all over coliseum floors
I stepped on stage, at Live Aid
All the people gave an applause that paid
And out of speakers I did speak
I wore my sneakers but I’m not a sneak
My Adidas cuts the sand of a foreign land
With mic in hand I cold took command
My Adidas and me both askin P
We make a good team my Adidas and me
We get around together, rhyme forever
And we won’t be mad when worn in bad weather
My Adidas
My Adidas
My Adidas

“My Adidas”
Run DMC

When one thinks of big fitness companies in the US, one commonly mentions Nike and Under Armour. But there is another giant on the scene with world wide reach, German giant Adidas. The brand has been around for a long time with its iconic three stripes, and has been coming on very strong lately.

We upgraded the stock to BUY today, and if you take a look at the chart below, you will find that that shares have jumped hard over the past few months. This comes on top of a big gain in 2016 as well.

The company has always had cache among soccer players, urban populations, musical groups, and other so-called “influencers,” but they have also pushed into other market segments with a re-emphasis on vintage brands. Popular styles from days gone by like the iconic Gazelle, Stan Smith tennis shoes, and the Superstar, have found favor with the millennial generation. The shoes never really lost their popularity with the hip-hop community–which dates back to the birth of that musical genre.

The company has also re-emphasized sports, with forays into basketball, golf, hockey, and running. This is important because putting all of your eggs into the fashion game can be fickle, with profits degraded once consumers move on to other trends.

Adidas, however, maintains credibility among the shoe cognoscenti. Can one remember the last time a big pop star, model, or other artists made a song or any sort of cultural statement about Nike or Under Armour?

Adidas is attempting to continue their momentum of the past year, with a special focus within the US market. New CEO Kasper Rorsted has announced plans to boost average-annual sales growth–typically in the high single digits, and profitability over the next few years. Rorsted wants to increase both sales and profitability so that sales grow by double digits and profits grow @20%

Key to Rorsted’s new plans are continued and improved growth with the US. As the second-fiddle to Nike worldwide, the company must boost profitability to match their chief competitor. That also means a focus on the US, because this is where Nike is most dominant.

It will also involve cutting back on sectors where the company has not been so profitable–like the prior-mentioned golf and hockey businesses. And, Rorsted must take whatever steps are necessary to protect the fashion/style/lifestyle business to the greatest extent possible.

Below is today’s data on Adidas (ADDYY):

Adidas is a leading brand in the sporting goods market with strong positions in footwear, apparel and hardware. Adidas products offer technological innovations and cutting-edge designs to athletes of all skill levels who aspire to achieve peak performance. The Adidas brand is structured in three divisions: Forever Sport, Originals and Adidas Equipment.

VALUENGINE RECOMMENDATION: ValuEngine updated its recommendation from HOLD to BUY for Adidas ADR on 2017-03-07. Based on the information we have gathered and our resulting research, we feel that Adidas ADR has the probability to OUTPERFORM average market performance for the next year. The company exhibits ATTRACTIVE Company Size and Momentum.

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ValuEngine Forecast
Target
Price
Expected
Return
1-Month
85.06 0.60%
3-Month
84.24 -0.37%
6-Month
85.24 0.81%
1-Year
90.65 7.21%
2-Year
74.61 -11.76%
3-Year
73.26 -13.35%
Valuation & Rankings
Valuation
n/a
Valuation Rank(?)
n/a
1-M Forecast Return
0.60%
1-M Forecast Return Rank
89
12-M Return
58.49%
Momentum Rank(?)
86
Sharpe Ratio
0.60
Sharpe Ratio Rank(?)
81
5-Y Avg Annual Return
15.14%
5-Y Avg Annual Rtn Rank
83
Volatility
25.26%
Volatility Rank(?)
61
Expected EPS Growth
-24.24%
EPS Growth Rank(?)
8
Market Cap (billions)
35.38
Size Rank
97
Trailing P/E Ratio
22.30
Trailing P/E Rank(?)
57
Forward P/E Ratio
29.44
Forward P/E Ratio Rank
15
PEG Ratio
n/a
PEG Ratio Rank
n/a
Price/Sales
1.69
Price/Sales Rank(?)
54
Market/Book
10.67
Market/Book Rank(?)
13
Beta
1.06
Beta Rank
36
Alpha
0.24
Alpha Rank
80


Iconic Adidas Gazelle Shoes

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