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Company Overview of Bluestem Brands, Inc.

Company Overview

Bluestem Brands, Inc., a multi-channel retailer, offers a selection of name-brand, private label, and non-branded merchandise through catalog and Internet Websites serving low to middle income consumers in the United States. It primarily sells consumer electronics, domestics, housewares, home furnishings, children’s merchandise, and apparel. The company’s brands include Fingerhut, an ecommerce retailer that sells furniture, beddings, washers, wedding rings, and electronics; and Gettington.com, a brand for shopping. It also offers PayCheck Direct, a brand for employee benefit program of employers or organizations as a voluntary benefit to employees and members, which allows consumers to purch...

6509 Flying Cloud Drive

Eden Prairie, MN 55344

United States

Founded in 2002

Key Executives for Bluestem Brands, Inc.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 55
President
Age: 59
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 53
Chief Operations Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 51
Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 47
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Bluestem Brands, Inc. Key Developments

Bluestem Brands, Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Thirteen Weeks and Thirty Nine Weeks Ended October 31, 2014

Bluestem Brands, Inc. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the thirteen weeks and thirty nine weeks ended October 31, 2014. For the thirteen weeks, the company reported net sales of $213,324,000 compared to net sales of $167,743,000 for the same period a year ago. Loss before income taxes was $7,684,000 compared to income before income taxes of $20,961,000 last year. Net loss was $4,389,000 compared to net income of $14,697,000 last year. Adjusted EBITDA was $11,518,000 compared to $33,630,000 last year. Adjusted pro forma EBITDA was $9,965,000 compared to $1,409,000 last year. For the thirty nine weeks, the company reported net sales of $615,049,000 compared to net sales of $465,282,000 for the same period a year ago. Income before income taxes was $14,142,000 compared to loss before income taxes of $170,223,000 last year. Net income was $9,622,000 compared to net loss of $171,689,000 last year. Adjusted EBITDA was $63,259,000 compared to $49,144,000 last year. Adjusted pro forma EBITDA was $42,739,000 compared to $10,152,000 last year.

Bluestem Brands, Inc. to Report Q3, 2014 Results on Dec 23, 2014

Bluestem Brands, Inc. announced that they will report Q3, 2014 results After-Market on Dec 23, 2014

Bluestem Brands, Inc., Q3 2015 Earnings Call, Dec 23, 2014

Bluestem Brands, Inc., Q3 2015 Earnings Call, Dec 23, 2014

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