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Canada Goose Somehow Pulls Off A Functional Brand With Luxury Appeal

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Canada Goose Somehow Pulls Off A Functional Brand With Luxury Appeal

Canada Goose Holdings Inc. Subordinate Voting Shares (NYSE: GOOS) “has created a unique brand in our coverage universe: a functional brand that appeals to a luxury consumer,” Credit Suisse’s Christian Buss said in a note, while initiating coverage of the company with an Outperform rating and price target of C$26.

Strong Positioning

The analyst believes Canada Goose’s positioning could help the company sustain revenue growth in the high-teens to the low-20s percent with EPS growth in the low- to mid-20s percent over the next five years.

“Canada Goose has been able to combine the strengths of the outdoor industry (long product lifecycles, loyal customers) with those of the luxury industry (broad demographic appeal, high price points),” Buss mentioned.

The analyst believes this should help drive high teens growth in the underpenetrated geographies, while offsetting the volatility associated with fashion-related products.

E-Commerce Focus

Buss noted that the company was dealing with global growth with an “e-commerce-first” strategy, growing the e-commerce business to 20 percent of total sales over the last 24 months.

On the other hand, Canada Goose intends to limit store expansion, targeting 30–50 stores worldwide. The analyst expects the company’s direct-to-customer figures to continue to grow to 53 percent of sales over the next five years, at which time e-commerce is likely to be close to 30 percent of sales.

“We see significant opportunity for margin expansion, with our target for 400bp of EBITDA margin expansion to 23.5 percent of sales,” Buss went on to say.

The analyst believes that this would be driven by a mix shift to higher-margin e-commerce, as well as manufacturing in-sourcing.

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Latest Ratings for GOOS

DateFirmActionFromTo
Aug 2019ReiteratesBuy
Aug 2019MaintainsOutperform
May 2019UpgradesNeutralBuy

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