Volcom has a gross margin(ttm) of 48.6%, Quik 45.5%. Volcom's Gross margin for 5 yrs is 47.8% vs. Quik's 41.6%. 5yr operating margins are 18.7% for Volcom and 10.2% for Quik. 5 yr profit margin 18.8% for VLCM and 5.7% for ZQK. Net income per employee is $142,983 for V and $21,445 for Q. 5 year growth rate for V is 40.7% and 23.4% for Q. net income growth for last 5 years for V is 79.7% vs. Q's 19.1%. The list goes on and on. Quik is a good company but Volcom is a way better investment. I work in the industry and know that Volcom is THE brand with by far the most potential for growth. Get on board, the next five years will be gold!!
p.s. Volcom has new business in the pipeline via new category offerings and new distribution. They played the IPO perfect and are just going to stream good news going forward.
Thanks. I see it - after the close on a monday. On a monday is a good sign. Sometimes when news isn't so hot, they post on the close of Friday to have the weekend as a cooling off period. But monday's good. If wachovia plays ball and issues a positive report the first week of aug., ane good earnings come in the second week, get rid of the those that want out this week - we could have a nice run hopefully into the howling 40's.
Sounds about right. Wish I knew more about the strategy of going public at different valutations. It appeared as if v was under valued by half and maidenform was overvalued by almost 2, using earning and growth rate for p/e relevant to price. There's all kinds of opportunity, excluding macroeconomic conditions, for earnings to grow at 100% for a few years, which should double the price per year.