Conn's should be a winner over the next 6 month's to 1 year.
Conn's is a well-established, regional home appliance and consumer electronics retailer in the Southern Texas, Loiusiana, Oklahoma region of the U.S. It has a strong competetive advantage over stores like Best Buy, Sears, and others through flexible financing options.
Overview From Conn's 10-k found at WWW.CONNS.COM under "SEC Filings"
"Conn's is a specialty retailer of home appliances and consumer electronics. We sell home appliances including refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, dishwashers and ranges, and a variety of consumer electronics including LCD, plasma and DLP televisions, camcorders, digital cameras, computers and computer accessories, Blu-ray and DVD players, video game equipment, portable audio, MP3 players, GPS devices and home theater products. We also sell home office equipment, lawn and garden equipment, mattresses and furniture and we continue to introduce additional product categories for the home and for consumer entertainment to help increase same store sales and to respond to our customers' product needs. We offer over 3,500 product items, or SKUs, at good-better-best price points representing such brands as General Electric, Whirlpool, Electrolux, Frigidaire, Friedrich, Maytag, LG, Mitsubishi, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, Bose, Canon, JVC, Serta, Simmons, Spring Air, Ashley, Lane, Broyhill, Franklin, Hewlett Packard, Compaq, Poulan, Husqvarna and Toro. Based on revenue in 2007, as reported in Twice, This Week in Consumer Electronics, we were the 9th largest retailer of home appliances and the 41st largest retailer of consumer electronics in the United States.
We began as a small plumbing and heating business in 1890. We began selling home appliances to the retail market in 1937 through one store located in Beaumont, Texas. We opened our second store in 1959 and have since grown to 75 stores. We have been known for providing excellent customer service for over 118 years. We believe that our customer-focused business strategies make us an attractive alternative to appliance and electronics superstores, department stores and other national, regional and local retailers. We strive to provide our customers with:
o a high level of customer service;
o highly trained and knowledgeable sales personnel;
o a broad range of competitively priced, customer-driven, brand name products;
o flexible financing alternatives through our proprietary credit programs;
o next day delivery capabilities; and
o outstanding product repair service.
We believe that these strategies drive repeat purchases and enable us to generate substantial brand name recognition and customer loyalty. During fiscal 2009, approximately 67% of our credit customers, based on the number of invoices written, were repeat customers.
In 1994, we realigned and added to our management team, enhanced our infrastructure and refined our operating strategy to position ourselves for future growth. From fiscal 1994 to fiscal 1999, we selectively grew our store base from 21 to 26 stores while improving operating margins from 5.2% to 8.7%. Since fiscal 1999, we have generated significant growth in our number of stores, revenue and profitability. Specifically:
o we have grown from 26 stores to 75 stores, an increase of over 188%, with plans to continue our store development in the future;
o total revenues have grown 280%, at a compounded annual rate of 14.3%, from $234.5 million in fiscal 1999, to $890.8 million in fiscal 2009;
o our operating margin has averaged 8.0% since fiscal 1999, including the impacts of the non-cash fair value decreases recorded during fiscal years 2008 and 2009; it was 4.8% for fiscal 2009; and
o our same store sales growth from fiscal 1999 through fiscal 2009 has averaged 7.5%; it was 2.0% for fiscal 2009. See additional discussion about same store sales under Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.
Our principal executive offices are located at 3295 College Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701. Our telephone number is (409) 832-1696, and our corporate website is www.conns.com. We do not intend for information contained on our website to be part of this Form 10-K.