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March 27, 2013
11:16 EDTMFRM, SCSS, TPXMattress makers climb after retailer reports Q4 results
Shares of mattress makers Tempur-Pedic (TPX) and Select Comfort (SCSS) are advancing after mattress retailer Mattress Firm (MFRM) reported weaker than expected Q4 results but provided higher than expected revenue guidance for fiscal 2013. WHAT'S NEW: Retailer Mattress Firm said that it expected its fiscal 2013 revenue to be $1.237B-$1.25B, versus analysts' consensus estimate of $1.21B. The company reported that its revenue in its fiscal fourth quarter jumped 37% year-over-year to $258.2M, but that was below analysts' consensus estimate of $251.54M. Mattress Firm's revenue was boosted by sales at newly acquired stores, as its sales at comparable stores dropped 1.6%. "Looking to 2013...we expect to drive sales and operating margin expansion from the ongoing sales growth of acquired stores, which will be enhanced as we pass the anniversary dates of our 2012 acquisitions," said Mattress Firm CEO Steve Stagner. Mattress Firm's fourth quarter earnings per share, excluding acquisition charges and other one-time expenses, came in below analysts' consensus estimates, as did its fiscal 2013 earnings per share guidance. ANALYST REACTION: Several analysts reacted positively to Mattress Firm's guidance in notes to clients earlier today. Research firm Raymond James upgraded the stock to Outperform from Market Perform, while Citigroup wrote that the company's sales growth should accelerate as mattress prices are continuing to increase. TODAY'S PRICE ACTION: In mid-morning trading, Tempur-Pedic climbed 6.3% to $49.80, Select Comfort advanced 2.7% to $19.50, and Mattress Firm jumped 8.9% to $33.75.
News For TPX;SCSS;MFRM From The Last 14 Days
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April 17, 2015
08:03 EDTTPXH Partners urges Tempur Sealy shareholders to vote against TS directors
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April 16, 2015
16:15 EDTSCSSSelect Comfort says Blue Clay plans 'risky, poorly conceived'
Select Comfort sent a letter to its shareholders urging them to vote in support of its "strong financial performance and the superior shareholder returns." The letter also states, "Blue Clay is attempting to replace two incumbent Select Comfort directors with its own nominees in order to advance Blue Clay’s poorly conceived and risky changes to Select Comfort’s business. Blue Clay’s demands to 'immediately' and 'aggressively' expand the store base would have a significant adverse impact on Select Comfort’s business and shareholder value. Blue Clay’s fundamental lack of understanding of our business model and growth and profitability drivers led them to simply apply a competitor’s approach to a company unlike any other in the industry."
08:11 EDTTPXTempur Sealy backs annual adjusted EPS growth of 15% for 2015-2018
Backs annual net sales growth of 6% for 2015-2018. Backs annual operating margin improvement of 50 basis points for 2015-2018. Backs outlook of 3x leverage, with strong cash flow to return value to shareholders from 2015-2018. The company expects to generate $125M in operating income improvement by 2018 by making progress against four specific operational objectives: driving gross margin improvements for Sealy U.S.; achieving additional cost synergies from the Sealy acquisition; reducing adjusted operating expense as a percentage of revenue from 29% in 2014 to 28% by 2018; and implementing an enhanced 2015 pricing strategy. The company reiterated the confidence in its future and value creation in a letter mailed to shareholders.
April 13, 2015
09:10 EDTMFRM, SCSS, TPXMattress sales grew 8.3% in February, ISPA says
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April 8, 2015
08:59 EDTMFRMMattress Firm 1.505M share Spot Secondary priced at $66.80
The deal range was $66.64-$66.97. UBS acted as sole book running manager for the offering.
April 7, 2015
17:19 EDTMFRMMattress Firm 1.505M share Spot Secondary; price range $66.64-$66.97
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16:36 EDTMFRMMattress Firm files to sell 1.505M shares of common stock for holders
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16:33 EDTTPXH Partners urges Tempur Sealy holders vote AGAINST re-election of 3 directors
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