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Peer Comparison: Top U.S. Footwear Retailers Stumble In Challenging Economy Dec 07 Product Image

Peer Comparison: Top U.S. Footwear Retailers Stumble In Challenging Economy Dec 07

  • Published: December 2007
  • Region: United States
  • Standard & Poors

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Brown Shoe Co. Inc.
  • Collective Brands Inc.
  • Foot Locker Inc.
  • Genesco Inc.
  • MORE

Abstract
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services compared the credit quality of four leading U.S. footwear retailers: Brown Shoe Co. Inc. (BB/Stable/--), Collective Brands Inc. (B+/Stable/--), Foot Locker Inc. (BB/Negative/--), and Genesco Inc. (BB-/Watch Dev/--). Brown Shoe is ranked the strongest of the U.S. footwear retailers because of its large specialty family footwear presence, diversified distribution base, consistent operating performance, and improvement in credit protection metrics. Although performance for Foot Locker has been poor for 2007, it ranks second due to its leading position in athletic footwear and good brand recognition. Genesco's poor operations also weigh heavily on its ranking, but it is supported by a diversified portfolio of concepts. Collective Brands, which has improved its business profile substantially through acquisitions and...

Companies mentioned in this report are:
- Brown Shoe Co. Inc.
- Genesco Inc.
- Foot Locker Inc.
- Collective Brands Inc.

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- Brown Shoe Co. Inc.
- Genesco Inc.
- Foot Locker Inc.
- Collective Brands Inc.

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