Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Seeking Alpha: Summer Infant's Slow Road Back

Progress in Summer Infant's (NASDAQ:SUMR) turnaround remains slow, but there have at least been signs of progress. Revenue growth has been disappointing, but the company's core revenue continues to grow despite price reductions in the monitor line and an ongoing restructuring of the company's core product line. Likewise, the company has made meaningful progress working off obsolete inventories and reducing its working capital.

Having a bigger presence in Europe may improve Summer Infant's long-term revenue growth prospects, but it will cost money to support. Moreover, Summer Infant is still a small player in a market that includes huge retailers like Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT), Target (NYSE:TGT), and the Toys/Babies R Us chains and large competitors like Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT), Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE:NWL), and Dorel (OTCPK:DIIBF). While there would seem to be 25% to 50% upside from here on the basis of mid-single-digit, long-term revenue growth and low-to-mid single-digit FCF margins, the execution risk here is very high and management really needs to deliver better revenue and gross margin numbers over the next few quarters.

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Summer Infant's Slow Road Back

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