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Stein Mart reports Q1 loss of almost $66 million
« on: July 01, 2020, 07:53:46 AM »
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Stein Mart Inc. reported a net loss of $65.7 million, or $1.38 a share, for the first quarter ended May 2, as store closures for the COVID-19 pandemic sharply reduced sales.

https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/stein-mart-reports-q1-loss-of-almost-dollar66-million

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Re: Stein Mart reports Q1 loss of almost $66 million
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2020, 08:47:56 AM »
Really hope that they can turn the ship around but this is a pretty challenging time for retail, even without a COVID-19 pandemic.
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Re: Stein Mart reports Q1 loss of almost $66 million
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2020, 10:27:23 AM »
Same here - the cash on hand (or lack thereof) is a problem. They appear to be able to borrow short term, but that won't last forever if they keep losing $65M per quarter.

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Re: Stein Mart reports Q1 loss of almost $66 million
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2020, 11:58:26 AM »
It feels like the only chance Steinmart has at this point is if they can outlast some others.  Like enough other stores close in local markets where they are that those folks drift over to them.   I don't think they bring anything to plate that 83 other retailers don't also do.

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Re: Stein Mart reports Q1 loss of almost $66 million
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2020, 03:46:06 PM »
Seems like they're somewhere between Ross and Belk. Would love to seem them take a stab at filling the mall vacancies left by JCP.

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Re: Stein Mart reports Q1 loss of almost $66 million
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2020, 03:57:55 PM »
Seems like they're somewhere between Ross and Belk. Would love to seem them take a stab at filling the mall vacancies left by JCP.

I can't see them making any major real estate transactions at the moment with their limited cash. Plus mall traffic is going the wrong direction. Them being outside malls is an advantage for their target customer.

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Re: Stein Mart reports Q1 loss of almost $66 million
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2020, 04:30:27 PM »
I’m surprised they didn’t try to bring a store to Durbin Park. North St Johns seems like exactly the kind of people who would shop there.

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Re: Stein Mart reports Q1 loss of almost $66 million
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2020, 04:46:47 PM »
From my observations and understanding, retailers going forward are going to be mostly hybrids of on-line and bricks and mortar.  Visit the store or on-line, see what you like, buy on-line and pick-up/return/get customer service at the store.

Stein Mart was slow to go online and is still catching up.  The stores are nice but now need that on-line compliment.  If SMRT can make it through COVID with a more robust on-line presence they may survive.

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Re: Stein Mart reports Q1 loss of almost $66 million
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2020, 07:22:24 PM »
Service Merchandise was ahead of it's time.....

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Re: Stein Mart reports Q1 loss of almost $66 million
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2020, 09:33:00 AM »
From my observations and understanding, retailers going forward are going to be mostly hybrids of on-line and bricks and mortar.  Visit the store or on-line, see what you like, buy on-line and pick-up/return/get customer service at the store.

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If you want a primer on this, check this out (from a conference I went to in January.....back when conferences were a thing):

https://nrf.com/blog/erik-nordstrom-discusses-serving-customers-their-terms
https://press.nordstrom.com/news-releases/news-release-details/erik-nordstrom-nrf-big-show

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More than half of Nordstrom sales have an online component and over a one-third of its online sales involve a store experience.

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Re: Stein Mart reports Q1 loss of almost $66 million
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2020, 10:26:55 PM »
Seems like they're somewhere between Ross and Belk. Would love to seem them take a stab at filling the mall vacancies left by JCP.

I can't see them making any major real estate transactions at the moment with their limited cash. Plus mall traffic is going the wrong direction. Them being outside malls is an advantage for their target customer.
Replacing JCP, LOL great idea. Maybe a plan to improve on blockbusters.

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Re: Stein Mart reports Q1 loss of almost $66 million
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2020, 02:19:03 PM »
Seems like they're somewhere between Ross and Belk. Would love to seem them take a stab at filling the mall vacancies left by JCP.

I can't see them making any major real estate transactions at the moment with their limited cash. Plus mall traffic is going the wrong direction. Them being outside malls is an advantage for their target customer.

I was thinking the same.   Even JCP tried to move away from malls 20 years ago.  It just ain't cheap to move existing stores.