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Designer Brands, formerly DSW, is a footwear retailer. The Company offers an assortment of brand name dress, casual and athletic footwear and accessories for women, men and kids. It operates through two segments: the DSW segment, which includes DSW stores and dsw.com, and the affiliated business group segment.

TypePublic
Founded1969
HQColumbus, OH, US
Websitedsw.com
Employee Ratings3.6
Overall CultureD

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Employees (est.) (Feb 2019)16,100(+35%)
Job Openings783
Revenue (FY, 2016)$2.7 B(+4%)
Share Price (Sept 2021)$14.1
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
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Designer Brands Office Locations

Designer Brands has offices in Columbus, Albany, Albuquerque, Alexandria and in 219 other locations
Columbus, OH, US (HQ)
810 DSW Dr
Albany, NY, US
Albany, NY, USA
Albuquerque, NM, US
Albuquerque, NM, USA
Alexandria, VA, US
Alexandria, VA, USA
Allen, TX, US
Allen, TX, USA
Allentown, PA, US
Allentown, PA, USA
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Designer Brands Financials and Metrics

Designer Brands Revenue

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Designer Brands's revenue was reported to be $2.71 b in FY, 2016 which is a 3.5% increase from the previous period.
USD

Revenue (Q3, 2018)

708.3m

Gross profit (Q3, 2018)

206.7m

Gross profit margin (Q3, 2018), %

29.2%

Net income (Q3, 2018)

4.0m

EBIT (Q3, 2018)

3.4m

Market capitalization (23-Sept-2021)

911.8m

Closing stock price (23-Sept-2021)

14.1

Cash (28-Oct-2017)

149.5m
Designer Brands's current market capitalization is $911.8 m.
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Revenue

2.4b2.5b2.6b2.7b

Revenue growth, %

5%5%3%

Cost of goods sold

1.6b1.7b1.9b1.9b

Gross profit

739.3m755.0m768.4m771.8m
Quarterly
USDQ2, 2012Q3, 2013Q3, 2014Q2, 2014Q1, 2014Q2, 2015Q1, 2015Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Revenue

476.3m633.0m669.9m587.1m598.9m627.2m655.5m665.5m681.3m658.9m696.6m691.1m680.4m708.3m

Cost of goods sold

320.8m420.1m451.3m415.2m410.9m435.9m442.4m466.6m476.9m472.1m484.8m495.9m483.4m501.6m

Gross profit

155.6m212.9m218.6m171.9m188.0m191.3m213.1m199.0m204.4m186.9m211.8m195.2m197.0m206.7m

Gross profit Margin, %

33%34%33%29%31%31%33%30%30%28%30%28%29%29%
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

112.0m59.2m32.5m110.7m110.7m

Accounts Receivable

26.6m24.4m15.4m18.5m18.5m

Inventories

397.8m450.8m484.2m500.0m500.0m

Current Assets

812.8m768.5m795.7m759.3m759.3m
Quarterly
USDQ2, 2012Q3, 2013Q3, 2014Q2, 2014Q1, 2014Q2, 2015Q1, 2015Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Cash

49.6m86.9m96.4m87.4m132.9m151.0m206.9m90.0m59.5m62.3m61.0m79.7m89.3m149.5m

Accounts Receivable

14.6m23.8m26.5m27.9m22.8m18.5m24.1m18.2m15.2m18.8m20.3m15.5m16.6m19.1m

Prepaid Expenses

26.6m

Inventories

318.3m424.1m486.3m415.0m420.0m505.2m512.1m521.2m563.3m556.2m562.7m575.2m527.3m546.6m
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

151.3m153.3m136.0m124.5m124.5m

Depreciation and Amortization

64.1m68.2m73.6m81.6m81.6m

Inventories

(4.0m)(53.0m)(33.0m)14.4m14.4m

Accounts Payable

16.0m7.1m38.0m(30.6m)(30.6m)
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2013Q3, 2014Q2, 2014Q1, 2014Q2, 2015Q1, 2015Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018

Net Income

55.0m49.6m34.3m38.6m37.6m47.4m39.3m30.0m25.0m39.0m23.0m51.6m

Depreciation and Amortization

20.9m42.0m

Inventories

505.2m521.2m563.3m556.2m562.7m(75.2m)(27.3m)

Accounts Payable

190.4m168.5m196.7m198.6m160.6m26.8m(18.9m)
USDQ2, 2012

Debt/Equity

0.2 x

Debt/Assets

0.1 x

Financial Leverage

1.9 x
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Designer Brands Operating Metrics

Designer Brands's Stores was reported to be 501 in FY, 2017.
FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Products

22 k21.5 k22 k

Stores

431468501
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Designer Brands Revenue Breakdown

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Designer Brands revenue breakdown by business segment: 91.4% from DSW segment, 5.5% from ABG segment and 3.1% from Other

Designer Brands Cybersecurity Score

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A

94/100

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Designer Brands Online and Social Media Presence

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Designer Brands Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    D

    57/100

  • CEO Rating

    F

    50/100

  • Compensation

    F

    10/100

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Designer Brands News and Updates

: Athletic trends have given DSW parent Designer Brands a boost but Nike departure looms

Designer Brands stock has tumbled 19% over the past three months, though shares have climbed 77.4% for the year to date

Designer Brands Inc. to Present at Two Upcoming Investor Conferences

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Designer Brands Inc. (NYSE: DBI), one of North America's largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories, today announced that it will participate in Goldman Sachs' 28th Annual Global Retailing Conference on Friday,...

DSW parent company Designer Brands jumps after results

DSW parent company Designer Brands jumps after results

DSW parent Designer Brands shares jump 6.9% premarket after earnings blow past estimates

DSW parent Designer Brands Inc. shares jumped 6.9% in premarket trade Tuesday, after the retailer blew past earnings estimates for its fiscal second quarter. The company, which designs and makes shoes and footwear under the Camuto group, posted net income of $42.860 million, or 55 cents a share, fo…

Designer Brands Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Designer Brands Inc. (NYSE: DBI) (the "Company" and "Designer Brands"), one of North America's largest designers, producers, and retailers of footwear and accessories, announced financial results for the three months ended July 31, 2021,...

DSW parent Designer Brands to offer frontline workers $200 bonus in September

Designer Brands Inc. said Thursday that it will invest $1.3 million in new frontline worker bonuses. More than 7,300 workers in the U.S. and Canada will receive $200 each on September 3. Designer Brands invested more than $2.3 million in worker bonuses in March. The company has also offered emergen…
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Designer Brands Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Designer Brands founded?

    Designer Brands was founded in 1969.

  • How many employees does Designer Brands have?

    Designer Brands has 16,100 employees.

  • What is Designer Brands revenue?

    Latest Designer Brands annual revenue is $2.7 b.

  • What is Designer Brands revenue per employee?

    Latest Designer Brands revenue per employee is $168.4 k.

  • Who are Designer Brands competitors?

    Competitors of Designer Brands include The Original Footwear, Klin and Servis.

  • Where is Designer Brands headquarters?

    Designer Brands headquarters is located at 810 DSW Dr, Columbus.

  • Where are Designer Brands offices?

    Designer Brands has offices in Columbus, Albany, Albuquerque, Alexandria and in 219 other locations.

  • How many offices does Designer Brands have?

    Designer Brands has 223 offices.