Recent News and Analysis
- Big Lots Inc. - Reports October-Quarter Results And Updates Outlook; Shares Tumble
- Sears Holdings - Announces Plan To Spin Off Lands End
- Pacific Sunwear - Investors Cheer October-Period Results; Shares Surge
- SeaChange Int'l - October-Period Results Disappoint; Shares Fall Sharply
- Amer. Eagle Outfitters - Third-Quarter Results In Line, But Stock Declines On Full-Year Guidance
- Ulta Salon - Fiscal Third-Quarter Results Disappoint; Shares Plunge
- Ballard Power Sys. - Dropping Coverage; Final Report
- Regis Corp. - Announces New Capital Allocation Plan, Discontinues Dividend; Shares Dip
This article touches on the importance of having an understanding of balance sheet considerations when investing, particularly during tougher economic times. We describe Value Line’s Financial Strength ratings system, and list the main factors that determine individual categories. We also note some of the different capital structures among industries.
The Shoe Industry consists of a multitude of footwear manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers. The major wholesalers in the U.S. market are owners of a brand name and typically source their shoes from independent manufacturers. The retail segment of the industry ranges from owners of large multinational chains to small local businesses. Many shoe companies operate in both the retail and wholesale arenas. Shoe companies covered by Value Line generally adhere to the standard industrial page format.