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Nautilus Inc. Message Board

  • ranni.malmsteen ranni.malmsteen Jan 29, 2010 2:39 AM Flag

    Fitness equipment sales picking up.

    Clip from, Brunswick Corp Q4 2009 Earnings Call (January 28, 2010)

    "In addition, we believe sales improvement will occur in our fitness and bowling and billiards segments as financing slowly becomes available and as proprietors of health clubs and bowling centers become concerned that their equipment is affecting their ability to attract and retain customers. Our current expectations reflect that these segments will experience modest growth in both revenue and operating earnings while continuing to generate strong cash flows. We expect to report improving margins and the majority of our margin growth will come from significantly higher revenues and production rates, which may combine with our lower cost structure will produce strong operating leverage.

    Tim Conder: Okay, okay. And then, on some of your -- you gave -- and thank you for the additional broad detail outlook by the bowling and billiards division, and engines, and boats. Noticeably absent, unless I missed it, was I think guidance from Life Fitness.

    Dusty McCoy: No. We said Life Fitness would have a modest sales increase and a modest earnings increase."

    Up tick, should be true even more in Nautilus case, because they dont have burden of commercial division anymore. Consumer sentiment and availibilty of credit is vital questions.

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    • Are you seriously going to predict what is going to happen to the NLS stock and its future from a semi-competing company? Maybe you should wait until you see the NLS report. I seriously doubt they are incuring the sales from their DRTV programs of the heyday. With 60+ Bowflex's, and 50+ Revolutions, and who knows how many Treadclimbers on Ebay alone, not selling for HALF the original price, how do you suppose their direct sales ARE going? It would probably be in NLS's best interest to buy them to get them off the market and possibly resell them on a slightly higher recertified Bowflex plan. And what the heck are they thinking with the Mobia. It looks like a washer/dryer set all big an bulky. Why would anyone buy one of those either. You can get commecial grade cardio equipment for a fraction and home cardio equipment almost free if you come and get it.
      If NLS doesn't make $$$$ this quarter, the stock price will be back to .75 cents by mid April when the report comes out.
      20 year old race horses (Bowflex) don't make money on the track, they end up becoming Alpo.

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      • “fcsuperman: If NLS doesn't make $$$$ this quarter, the stock price will be back to .75 cents by mid April when the report comes out.
        20 year old race horses (Bowflex) don't make money on the track, they end up becoming Alpo.”

        We will see. I’m quite confident that, we are back in black at first half 2010, because economy is growing again and we don’t need so high volumes to make money, with their current leaner cost structure. With others (Cybi, BC-fitness division etc) you cannot say same, because commercial side will be burden long time. Also I haven’t seen same kind of improvement their fundamentals like Nautilus.

        And now when this major restructuring is completed, I bet that no one would ever be willing to sell that wonderful company at $0.75 prices.

        Nautilus is best play in this industry. I think Sherborne and I (along with other owners) will make some serious money with this one.

        Disclosure: Long Nautilus

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