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Fashion and Finance: Riding the Waves of Wearable Trends

Fashion and Finance: Riding the Waves of Wearable Trends

Today, let’s delve into the fascinating world of wearable trends designed for movement. While their primary function remains the same, these items go by various names and are a staple in the fashion industry. What makes them even more intriguing is their presence in the stock market, where they offer potential investment opportunities. Let’s explore two notable examples: Adidas and Boot Barn Holdings.


A Timeless Classic with Modern Success

Adidas, a powerhouse in the athletic wear industry, has been a significant player for decades. My personal connection with the brand dates back to the 1970s. On weekends, my father would trade his formal suit and tie for casual attire, completing his look with a pair of flat white Adidas shoes featuring a thin sole. Fast forward 50 years, and my 16-year-old daughter recently bought a similar pair, albeit with a modern twist: a thicker sole.

The enduring appeal of Adidas is not just nostalgic; it is reflected in their robust financial performance. Just two weeks ago, Adidas reported impressive quarterly figures that exceeded analysts’ expectations. The company posted an operating profit of 336 million euros, a significant jump from the previous 60 million euros. This positive news immediately boosted the stock price from 200 to 220 euros in a single day.

In 2023, Adidas was still grappling with losses, but the outlook for this year is bright, with an anticipated profit of approximately 550 million euros. This turnaround marks a significant sprint for the company, reaffirming its resilience and ability to adapt to changing market dynamics.

Cowboys Are Back in Town

The Western Wear Renaissance

The cowboy style is making a triumphant return, and its resurgence is being felt across various facets of the fashion industry. Beyoncé’s chart-topping album “Cowboy Carter” has sparked a 20% increase in cowboy boot sales. Major fashion houses like Louis Vuitton have embraced the trend, showcasing Western-inspired lines at Paris Fashion Week. Vogue even declared, “2024 is the year of the Cowboy.”

This revival presents exciting opportunities for investors, particularly with companies like Boot Barn Holdings. Boot Barn Holdings is a key player in the Western wear market, boasting revenues of approximately USD 1.7 billion and a similar amount in assets. Remarkably, the company maintains a relatively low debt level of USD 66 million.

With projected earnings per share of $5 this year, Boot Barn’s price-to-earnings ratio hovers around 20, indicating a healthy valuation. Investors have taken note of the positive momentum, resulting in a 30% increase in the stock price during the first four months of this year. This optimistic outlook is driven by the surging popularity of cowboy fashion and the company’s solid financial health.

Conclusion: A Fashionable Investment Opportunity

The wearable trends designed for movement not only serve a practical purpose but also offer lucrative investment prospects. Adidas and Boot Barn Holdings exemplify how fashion trends can translate into financial success. Adidas’s strong performance and the cowboy trend’s revival highlight the dynamic nature of the industry.

As always, it’s crucial to conduct thorough research before making any investment decisions. The positive developments in these companies suggest a promising future, but individual circumstances and market conditions should guide your choices. Do your homework and decide for yourself if this trend could mean a sprint for you as well.

Kaspar Huijsman

‘’It’s a jungle out there, Trade Saf€’’
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