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Build-A-Bear Workshop

Executive Summary

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of plush animals and related products.

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Fundamentals

Adequate balance sheet and overvalued.


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Share Price & News

How has Build-A-Bear Workshop's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-5.5%

BBW

1.5%

US Specialty Retail

0.4%

US Market


1 Year Return

-55.1%

BBW

8.0%

US Specialty Retail

6.9%

US Market

Return vs Industry: BBW underperformed the US Specialty Retail industry which returned 8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: BBW underperformed the US Market which returned 6.9% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

BBWIndustryMarket
7 Day-5.5%1.5%0.4%
30 Day16.3%3.2%-1.2%
90 Day-26.3%4.4%-0.4%
1 Year-55.1%-55.1%9.8%8.0%9.3%6.9%
3 Year-66.5%-66.5%42.6%35.3%45.8%36.4%
5 Year-76.5%-76.5%57.5%43.6%62.9%45.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Build-A-Bear Workshop's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Build-A-Bear Workshop undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

0.61x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Undervalued: Insufficient data to calculate BBW's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Undervalued: Insufficient data to calculate BBW's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: BBW is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Specialty Retail industry average.

PE vs Market: BBW is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

Low PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate BBW's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: BBW is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.6x) compared to the US Specialty Retail industry average (1.4x).


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Future Growth

How is Build-A-Bear Workshop forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?

142.5%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: BBW is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

Earnings vs Market: BBW is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

High Growth Earnings: BBW is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: BBW's revenue (2.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: BBW's revenue (2.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

High Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if BBW's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


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Past Performance

How has Build-A-Bear Workshop performed over the past 5 years?

-64.3%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: BBW is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -64.3% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare BBW's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: BBW is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Specialty Retail industry (8.3%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: BBW has a negative Return on Equity (-18.66%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Return on Assets

ROA vs Industry: BBW is currently unprofitable, so its Return on Assets is negative.


Return on Capital Employed

ROCE Improving: BBW is currently unprofitable, so its Return on Capital Employed is negative.


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Financial Health

How is Build-A-Bear Workshop's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: BBW's short term assets ($92.6M) exceeds its short term liabilities ($75.1M)

Long Term Liabilities: BBW's short term assets (92.6M) do not cover its long term liabilities (135.6M)


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: BBW is debt free.

Reducing Debt: BBW had no debt 5 years ago.


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: BBW has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if BBW's debt is covered by short term assets.


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: BBW has sufficient cash runway for more than a year based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: BBW has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of -26.7% each year


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Dividend

What is Build-A-Bear Workshop's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%1.4%markettop25%3.7%industryaverage2.0%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry


Stability and Growth of Payments

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate BBW's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate BBW's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if BBW's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if BBW's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of BBW's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

What is the CEO of Build-A-Bear Workshop's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

4.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Sharon John (55yo)

6.3yrs

Tenure

US$2,151,002

Compensation

Ms. Sharon Price John has been President of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc since March 2016 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since June 3, 2013. Ms. John has more than 20 years of experience and a stro ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs. Market: Sharon's total compensation ($USD2.15M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD491.38K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Sharon's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.


Management Age and Tenure

4.8yrs

Average Tenure

54yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: BBW's management team is considered experienced (4.8 years average tenure).


Board Age and Tenure

1.8yrs

Average Tenure

55yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: BBW's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Insider Trading

Insider Buying: BBW insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

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Max PriceUS$3.38
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Shares9,800
Max PriceUS$2.89
BuyUS$9,45023 Sep 19
Craig Leavitt
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Non-Executive Chairman
Shares3,000
Max PriceUS$3.15
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Kanen Wealth Management LLC
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Shares4,757
Max PriceUS$4.74
SellUS$1,083,95622 May 19
Cannell Capital LLC
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Shares205,188
Max PriceUS$5.53
SellUS$55,30002 Apr 19
Cannell Capital LLC
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Shares10,000
Max PriceUS$5.53
BuyUS$270,62626 Mar 19
David Kanen
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares51,727
Max PriceUS$5.79
BuyUS$7,339,07326 Mar 19
Kanen Wealth Management LLC
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Shares1,400,709
Max PriceUS$5.79
SellUS$2,625,00015 Mar 19
Point72 Asset Management, L.P.
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Shares500,000
Max PriceUS$5.25
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Max PriceUS$5.07

Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Maxine Clark (71yo)

    Founder & Director

    • Tenure: 15.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$136.67k
  • Eric Fencl (56yo)

    Chief Administrative Officer

    • Tenure: 4yrs
    • Compensation: US$546.33k
  • Sharon John (55yo)

    President

    • Tenure: 6.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$2.15m
  • Jenn Kretchmar (45yo)

    Chief Merchandising Officer

    • Tenure: 3.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$682.30k
  • Voin Todorovic (44yo)

    Chief Financial Officer

    • Tenure: 5.1yrs
    • Compensation: US$643.49k
  • Chris Hurt (53yo)

    Chief Operations Officer

    • Tenure: 4.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$675.71k

Board Members

  • Maxine Clark (71yo)

    Founder & Director

    • Tenure: 15.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$136.67k
  • Craig Leavitt (58yo)

    Non-Executive Chairman

    • Tenure: 1.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$186.20k
  • Robert Dixon (63yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 1.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$162.97k
  • Sharon John (55yo)

    President

    • Tenure: 6.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$2.15m
  • George Carrara (50yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 0.3yrs
  • Sarah Personette (40yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 3.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$136.67k
  • Dave Kanen (53yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 0.3yrs

Company Information

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.
  • Ticker: BBW
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1997
  • Industry: Specialty Stores
  • Sector: Retail
  • Market Cap: US$53.699m
  • Shares outstanding: 14.75m
  • Website: https://www.buildabear.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.
  • 1954 Innerbelt Business Center Drive
  • St. Louis
  • Missouri
  • 63114
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
BBWNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDOct 2004
FPWDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEUROct 2004

Biography

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of plush animals and related products. The company operates through three segments: Direct-to-Consumer, International Franchising, and Commercia ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/10/18 23:53
End of Day Share Price2019/10/18 00:00
Earnings2019/08/03
Annual Earnings2019/02/02


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.