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West Marine, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of boating supplies, gear, apparel, footwear, and other water life-related products primarily in the United States. The company offers core boating products that comprise of maintenance, electronics, sailboat hardware, anchors/docking/moorings, engine systems, safety, electrical, plumbing, boats/outboards, ventilation, deck hardware/fasteners, navigation, trailering, seating/boat covers, and barbecues/appliances. It also provides apparel, footwear, clothing accessories, fishing, water sports, paddle sports, coolers, bikes, and cabin/galley products. As of February 27, 2014, the company operated 287 stores located in 38 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada. West Marine, Inc. operates stores that serve professional customers, such as businesses involved in boat sales, boat building, boat commissioning and repair, yacht chartering, marina operations, and other boating-related activities, as well as government and industrial customers. It also sells products through direct-to-consumer sales channel, which include and e-commerce websites, direct mail catalogs, and call center. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Watsonville, California.

1,813 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/12/14
Founded in 1968

west marine inc (WMAR) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Inside...
Total Annual Compensation: $600.0K
Executive Vice President of Stores and Wholes...
Total Annual Compensation: $286.5K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

west marine inc (WMAR) Key Developments

West Marine Inc. to Report Q4, 2014 Results on Jan 29, 2015

West Marine Inc. announced that they will report Q4, 2014 results at 1:00 PM, US Eastern Standard Time on Jan 29, 2015

West Marine Inc. Appoints Deborah Ajeska as its Principal Financial Officer

On January 16, 2015, the board of West Marine Inc. appointed Deborah Ajeska, West Marine's Divisional Vice President and Controller, as the company's Principal Financial Officer. In this new capacity, Ms. Ajeska will perform Mr. Moran's duties until a new CFO is appointed. Ms. Ajeska, joined the company in May of 1999 as its Director of Financial Planning & Analysis, was promoted to Assistant Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis in 2007, then to Assistant Vice President-Operations, Controller in 2008 and finally to her current position in late 2010.

West Marine Inc. Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year Ended January 3, 2015; Announces Resignation of Thomas R. Moran as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary

West Marine Inc. provided earnings guidance for the year ended January 3, 2015. For the year, the company expects total revenues approximately $676 million, within the range of previously-issued guidance of $665 million to $680 million. Comparable store sales for the year are expected to be 1.2% versus prior guidance of negative 1.0% to 1.5%. The company anticipates comparable store sales for the fourth quarter to be approximately 8.7%, and both the full year and fourth quarter benefitted from the additional week included in fiscal 2014. EBITDA for fiscal 2014 is now expected to be approximately $22 million to $23 million versus previously-issued guidance of $27.5 million to $30.0 million, and pre-tax profit is expected to be approximately $3.5 million to $4.5 million compared to prior guidance of $8.5 million to $11.0 million. On January 16, 2015, the company's Board of Directors accepted the resignation of Thomas R. Moran from his position as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary. His departure does not result from any disagreement with the company's Board of Directors or management on any matter relating to its operations, policies or accounting practices. Mr. Moran will remain with the company through January 30, 2015 to support an orderly transition.


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