Trans World Entertainment

Trans World Entertainment Corporation was established in 1972 by our Chairman Robert J. Higgins. The company is headquartered in Albany, NY. Trans World Entertainment went public in 1986 and is traded under the symbol TWMC on the NASDAQ stock exchange. Trans World is the largest specialty entertainment retailer in the United States of music, DVDs, Blu-Ray, video game products, electronics and accessories. TWEC owns and operates over 300 mall and freestanding retail stores across the United States and Puerto Rico, including: f.y.e. (For Your Entertainment), Suncoast and Second Spin. The company enjoys a competitive and entrepreneurial culture that promotes innovation, excellence and ownership. TWEC is a fast-moving and nimble environment that requires a strong sense of urgency, accountability and responsiveness. The leadership is collaborative and passionate and rewards a high energy, high drive, and high integrity style.
Company Growth (employees)
Albany, US
Size (employees)
1,100 (est)
Trans World Entertainment was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Albany, US

Trans World Entertainment Office Locations

Trans World Entertainment has an office in Albany
Albany, US (HQ)
38 Corporate Cir

Trans World Entertainment Metrics

Trans World Entertainment Financial Metrics

Revenue (2016)

$353.5 m

Revenue growth (2015-16), %


Gross profit

$134.7 m

Gross profit margin (2016), %


Net income (2016)

$3.2 m

Market capitalization (21-Mar-2017)

$79.5 m

Closing share price (21-Mar-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

$28 m
Trans World Entertainment's current market capitalization is $79.5 m.
Trans World Entertainment's revenue was reported to be $353.5 m in FY, 2016 which is a 1.4% decrease from the previous period.
FY, 2013FY, 2015FY, 2016


$393.7 m$358.5 m$353.5 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

$245.8 m$222.6 m$218.8 m

Gross profit

$147.9 m$135.9 m$134.7 m

Gross profit Margin, %


General and administrative expense

$137.5 m$132.1 m$139.7 m

Operating expense total

$137.5 m$132.1 m$126 m


$10.4 m$3.8 m($3.9 m)

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

$2 m$2 m$775 k

Pre tax profit

$8.4 m$1.9 m($3.6 m)

Income tax expense

$168 k$116 k($6.8 m)

Net Income

$8.3 m$1.8 m$3.2 m
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$131 m$6.6 m$118.5 m$28 m

Accounts Receivable


$9.1 m$14.7 m

Current Assets

$291 m$7.4 m$255.2 m$169.3 m


$37.1 m$41.5 m


$6.1 m$5.3 m$5 m$39.2 m

Total Assets

$312.4 m$49.5 m$280 m$307.8 m

Accounts Payable

$9.4 m$1 m$6.3 m$1.2 m

Total Debt

$1.1 m$938 k$938 k

Current Liabilities

$96.7 m$5.5 m$81.7 m$70.7 m

Non-Current Liabilities

$640 k$4.4 m$7.5 m$10.6 m

Total Liabilities

$97.3 m$9.9 m$89.2 m$81.4 m

Common Stock

$583 k$583 k$643 k

Additional Paid-in Capital

$314.9 m$52.9 m$315.5 m$338.1 m

Retained Earnings

$99.3 m($13.8 m)$84.3 m$90.2 m

Total Equity

$41.9 m$39.6 m$40.2 m$197.9 m

Debt to Equity Ratio

0 x0 x0 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0 x0 x0 x

Financial Leverage

7.5 x1.3 x7 x1.6 x
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

$2.4 m$2.6 m$3.9 m$6.3 m

Depreciation and Amortization

$1.6 m$1.6 m$1.9 m$2.2 m

Accounts Receivable


($9 k)

Accounts Payable

($277 k)$549 k($191 k)$461 k

Cash From Operating Activities

$3.4 m$4.7 m$7.2 m$10.9 m

Purchases of PP&E

($780 k)($644 k)($944 k)($2.7 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

($2 m)($8.4 m)($1.2 m)($7.9 m)

Long-term Borrowings

($1.7 m)

Dividends Paid

($16 m)($16 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

($1.9 m)$4.5 m($460 k)($573 k)

Interest Paid

$60 k$50 k$206 k$243 k

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