August 24, 2016 2:30 PM ET

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Company Overview of Bluestem Brands, Inc.

Company Overview

Bluestem Brands, Inc., a multi-brand online retailer, provides a selection of name-brand, private label, and non-branded merchandise through Internet Websites and catalogs serving low to middle income consumers in the United States. It offers home products, including housewares, bed and bath products, lawn and garden products, home furnishings, and hardware products; entertainment products, such as electronics, video games, toys, and sporting goods; and fashion products comprising apparel, footwear, cosmetics, fragrances, and jewelry under the Appleseed’s, Bedford Fair, Blair, Draper’s & Damon’s, Fingerhut, Gettington, Gold Violin, Haband, LinenSource, Norm Thompson, Old Pueblo Traders, PayC...

6509 Flying Cloud Drive

Eden Prairie, MN 55344

United States

Founded in 2002

Key Executives for Bluestem Brands, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Executive Chairman
Age: 57
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 55
Chief Operating Officer, Chief Digital Officer and Executive Vice President
Chief Revenue Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 49
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Bluestem Brands, Inc. Key Developments

Bluestem Brands, Inc. Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year Ended February 3, 2017

Bluestem Brands, Inc. provided earnings guidance for the year ended February 3, 2017. For the year, the company expects net sales in the range of $2,050 million to $2,150 million, adjusted EBITDA in the range of $130 million to $140 million and maintenance capital expenditures in the range of $19 million to $23 million.

Bluestem Brands, Inc. Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended April 29, 2016

Bluestem Brands, Inc. announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended April 29, 2016. For the quarter, the company's net sales were $428.5 million compared with $206.2 million a year ago. Loss before income taxes was $31.1 million compared with $16.4 million a year ago. Net loss was $19.2 million compared with $11.3 million a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was $3.7 million compared with $6.9 million a year ago. Net cash used in operating activities was $48.4 million compared with $22.6 million a year ago. Net purchase of property and equipment was $15.3 million compared with $6.3 million a year ago. EBITDA was $0.25 million compared with $3.4 million a year ago. Maintenance capital expenditures were $4.9 million compared with $2.7 million a year ago.

Bluestem Brands, Inc. Reports Unaudited Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended January 29, 2016

Bluestem Brands, Inc. reported unaudited earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year ended January 29, 2016. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of $737,682,000 compared to $456,474,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes was $4,158,000 against loss before income taxes of $11,564,000 a year ago. Net loss was $6,813,000 compared to $8,604,000 a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was $76,391,000 against $56,637,000 a year ago. Free cash flow was $69,710,000 against $54,088,000 a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities of continuing operations was $73,400,000 against $85,404,000 a year ago. Net purchase of property and equipment was $11,343,000 against $5,673,000 a year ago. EBITDA was $72,128,000 against $18,006,000 a year ago. Free cash flow was $69,710,000 against $54,088,000 a year ago. Maintenance capital expenditures was $6,681,000 against $2,549,000 a year ago. For the year, the company reported net sales of $1,720,189,000 compared to $1,071,523,000 a year ago. Loss before income taxes was $36,500,000 against income before income taxes of $2,578,000 a year ago. Net loss was $26,309,000 compared to net income of $1,018,000 a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was $130,825,000 against $119,896,000 a year ago. Free cash flow was $112,568,000 against $113,017,000 a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities of continuing operations was $34,096,000 against $60,562,000 a year ago. Net purchase of property and equipment was $35,935,000 against $24,220,000 a year ago. EBITDA was $108,754,000 against $56,353,000 a year ago. Free cash flow was $76,391,000 against $56,637,000 a year ago. Free cash flow was $112,568,000 against $113,017,000 a year ago. Maintenance capital expenditures was $18,257,000 against $6,879,000 a year ago.

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