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Five Below Off to a Strong Start in Fiscal 2021, but Its Shares Do Not Seem to Be a Bargain

Zain Akbari, CFA Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

| Zain Akbari, CFA |

Our $124 per share valuation of no-moat Five Below should rise by a mid-single-digit percentage after it saw strong first-quarter earnings. Despite the results and our view that it has much room for long-term growth, we suggest investors await a more attractive entry point, as we believe the shares’ trading price does not adequately reflect the long-term competitive environment.

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Business Description

Five Below is a value-oriented retailer that operated 1,020 stores in the United States as of the end of fiscal 2020. Catering to teen and preteen consumers, stores feature a wide variety of merchandise, the vast majority of which is priced at or below $6. The assortment focuses on discretionary items in several categories, particularly leisure (such as sporting goods, toys, and electronics; 47% of fiscal 2020 sales), fashion and home (for example, beauty products and accessories, home goods, and storage solutions; 36% of fiscal 2020 sales), and party and snack (including seasonal goods, candy, and beverages; 17% of fiscal 2020 sales). The chain had stores in 38 states as of the end of fiscal 2020.

Contact
701 Market Street, Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA, 19106
T +1 215 546-7909
Sector Consumer Cyclical
Industry Specialty Retail
Most Recent Earnings Apr 30, 2021
Fiscal Year End Jan 30, 2022
Stock Type Cyclical
Employees 19,000

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