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February 14, 2016 7:49 AM ET

Internet and Catalog Retail

Company Overview of Bluestem Brands, Inc.

Company Overview

Bluestem Brands, Inc., a multi-brand online retailer, together with its subsidiaries, 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, a retailer that sells furniture, beddings, washers, wedding rings, and electronics; and Gettington.com, a brand for shopping. It also offers PayCheck Direct, an employee purchase program offered via employers and organizations where members can purchase various brand-name, large...

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: 56
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 54
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 48
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Bluestem Brands, Inc. Key Developments

Bluestem Brands, Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Thirteen Weeks and Thirty Nine Weeks Ended October 30, 2015

Bluestem Brands, Inc. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the thirteen weeks and thirty nine weeks ended October 30, 2015. For the thirteen weeks, the company reported net sales of $474,957,000 compared to net sales of $213,324,000 for the same period a year ago. Loss before income taxes was $9,259,000 compared to $7,684,000 last year. Net income was $5,421,000 compared to net loss of $4,389,000 last year. Free cash flow was $22,272,000 compared to $9,587,000 last year. Adjusted EBITDA was $27,020,000 compared to $11,518,000 last year. Net cash used in operating activities was $50,209,000 compared to $42,931,000 a year ago. Net purchase of property and equipment was $9,359,000 compared to $7,269,000 a year ago. EBITDA was $22,315,000 compared to $197,000 last year. Maintenance capital expenditures was $4,748,000 compared to $1,931,000 last year. For the thirty nine weeks, the company reported net sales of $982,507,000 compared to net sales of $615,049,000 for the same period a year ago. Loss before income taxes was $38,669,000 compared to income before income taxes of $14,142,000 last year. Net loss was $18,542,000 compared to net income of $9,622,000 last year. Free cash flow was $42,855,000 compared to $58,930,000 last year. Adjusted EBITDA was $54,431,000 compared to $63,259,000 last year. Net cash used in operating activities was $41,963,000 compared to $24,842,000 a year ago. Net purchase of property and equipment was $24,582,000 compared to $18,540,000 a year ago. EBITDA was $36,623,000 compared to $38,347,000 last year. EBITDA was $36,623,000 compared to $38,347,000 last year. Maintenance capital expenditures was $11,576,000 compared to $4,329,000 last year.

Bluestem Brands, Inc. to Report Q3, 2015 Results on Dec 16, 2015

Bluestem Brands, Inc. announced that they will report Q3, 2015 results on Dec 16, 2015

Liberty Property Trust Signs 345,000Sqft Lease with Bluestem Brands Incorporated

Liberty Property Trust has announced that Bluestem Brands Incorporated has signed a long term lease for 345,000sqft at Golden Triangle Innovation Center in Eden Prairie. The company will occupy the entire facility that will serve as its company's headquarters, beginning March 2016.

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