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Trans World Entertainment is a leading specialty retailer of entertainment products, including video, music, trend, electronics, video games and related products. The Company operates over 260 mall-based stores, which carry entertainment products, including video, music, trend, electronics, video games and related products. It operates over nine video-only stores under the Suncoast Motion Pictures brand, which specialize in the sale of video and related product.

TypePublic
Founded1972
HQAlbany, NY, US
Websitetwec.com
Employee Ratings2.7

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Feb 2019)1,000(-16%)
Revenue (FY, 2017)$353.5 M(-10%)
Share Price (Jan 2021)$38 (+21%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at Trans World Entertainment

Kunal Chopra

Kunal Chopra

Chief Executive Officer
Mary Miller

Mary Miller

Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer
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Trans World Entertainment Office Locations

Trans World Entertainment has offices in Albany and New York
Albany, NY, US (HQ)
38 Corporate Cir
New York, NY, US
450 Lexington Ave
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Trans World Entertainment Financials and Metrics

Trans World Entertainment Revenue

Trans World Entertainment's revenue was reported to be $353.47 m in FY, 2017
USD

Revenue (FY, 2017)

353.5m

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

134.7m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %

38.1%

Net income (FY, 2017)

3.2m

EBIT (FY, 2017)

(3.9m)

Market capitalization (28-Jan-2021)

12.2m

Closing stock price (28-Jan-2021)

38.0

Cash (29-Jul-2017)

14.0m
Trans World Entertainment's current market capitalization is $12.2 m.
Annual
USDFY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

393.7m353.5m

Revenue growth, %

(1%)

Cost of goods sold

344.4m245.8m222.6m204.1m218.8m

Gross profit

147.9m134.7m
Quarterly
USDQ2, 2012Q3, 2012Q1, 2013Q2, 2013Q3, 2013Q3, 2013Q3, 2014Q2, 2014Q1, 2014Q2, 2015Q1, 2015Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018

Revenue

79.8m72.5m71.9m87.2m67.5m78.0m67.9m75.7m64.3m66.3m102.0m102.5m

Cost of goods sold

68.0m69.3m70.5m55.2m57.0m49.0m43.9m43.9m54.4m40.3m47.2m41.2m44.9m37.6m39.4m65.7m67.3m

Gross profit

30.7m28.5m28.0m32.8m27.2m30.8m26.7m30.8m26.7m26.9m36.3m35.2m

Gross profit Margin, %

39%39%39%38%40%40%39%41%41%41%36%34%
Annual
USDFY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

88.5m131.0m6.6m118.5m28.0m28.0m

Accounts Receivable

6.7m2.7m3.5m7.1m7.1m

Prepaid Expenses

1.9m

Inventories

9.1m14.7m
Quarterly
USDQ2, 2012Q3, 2012Q1, 2013Q2, 2013Q3, 2013Q3, 2013Q3, 2014Q2, 2014Q1, 2014Q2, 2015Q1, 2015Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018

Cash

22.5m19.0m62.3m58.3m59.9m86.0m79.4m82.4m90.1m91.4m102.5m74.9m90.9m78.6m4.7m15.8m14.0m

Current Assets

235.5m251.1m246.2m228.0m249.2m274.7m248.4m227.2m240.0m225.4m233.2m236.8m215.5m207.9m176.4m170.9m155.6m

PP&E

18.8m18.0m15.7m15.4m15.3m38.7m37.6m37.8m47.2m

Goodwill

5.6m6.0m5.1m4.7m5.1m5.2m5.1m39.8m39.2m39.2m
Annual
USDFY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

2.2m2.4m2.6m3.9m6.3m3.2m

Depreciation and Amortization

6.6m1.6m1.6m1.9m2.2m

Inventories

42.8m(9.0k)

Accounts Payable

(36.9m)(1.4m)549.0k(14.1m)(4.5m)(4.5m)
Quarterly
USDQ2, 2012Q3, 2012Q1, 2013Q2, 2013Q3, 2013Q3, 2013Q3, 2014Q2, 2014Q1, 2014Q2, 2015Q1, 2015Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018

Net Income

(9.8m)(14.3m)2.8m910.0k(1.3m)(3.3m)868.0k647.0k710.0k523.0k1.2m1.0m1.6m1.9m594.0k

Depreciation and Amortization

2.1m3.1m402.0k413.0k446.0k395.0k504.0k500.0k686.0k504.0k570.0k

Accounts Payable

548.0k286.0k394.0k620.0k533.0k

Cash From Operating Activities

(51.1m)(53.5m)(24.0m)(27.2m)(24.4m)(25.0m)(24.8m)(20.4m)(18.1m)(12.0m)(26.2m)(8.3m)(17.0m)(30.2m)(13.9m)
USDQ2, 2012

Financial Leverage

1.7 x
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Trans World Entertainment Operating Metrics

FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017FY, 2017Q1, 2018

Stock Keeping Units (etailz)

30 k

Stores (US)

310 310 308 309 299 290 290 294 284 273

Suppliers

500 400 400
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Trans World Entertainment Revenue Breakdown

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Trans World Entertainment revenue breakdown by business segment: 11.4% from etailz and 88.6% from fye

Trans World Entertainment Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

88/100

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Trans World Entertainment Online and Social Media Presence

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Trans World Entertainment News and Updates

Trans World Entertainment Announces Second Quarter Results

ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 29, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Trans World Entertainment Corporation (Nasdaq: TWMC) today reported financial results for its second quarter ended August 3, 2019.

Trans World Entertainment Corporation Comments on Mark R. Higgins’ Preliminary Proxy Statement

ALBANY, N.Y., May 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Trans World Entertainment Corporation (Nasdaq: TWMC) (the “Company”) today issued the following statement regarding Mark R. Higgins’ (“Mr. Higgins”) preliminary proxy statement:

Trans World Entertainment Announces First Quarter Results

ALBANY, N.Y., May 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Trans World Entertainment Corporation (Nasdaq: TWMC) today reported financial results for its first quarter ended May 4, 2019.

Trans World Entertainment to Host Fourth Quarter and Annual 2018 Results Conference Call

ALBANY, N.Y., March 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Trans World Entertainment Corporation (Nasdaq: TWMC) announced today that it will host a teleconference call for members of the financial community on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 10:00 AM ET to discuss its press release regarding its Fourth Quarter …

Trans World Entertainment to Host Third Quarter Results Conference Call

ALBANY, N.Y., Dec. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Trans World Entertainment Corporation (Nasdaq: TWMC) announced today that it will host a teleconference call for members of the financial community on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 10:00 AM ET to discuss its press release regarding its Third Quarte…
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Trans World Entertainment Blogs

Kaspien Now Selling on Target.com Through Target Plus Program

We are excited to announce that we are active on Target.com! Kaspien is one of the only third-party sellers currently approved to sell on Target.com. We are selling on Target.com as a Target Plus partner.  “The average revenue per listing on Target.com during Q4 2020 was 9x what we saw on Walmart’s …

Amazon Launches Amazon Poland Marketplace

Amazon publicly launched in Poland on March 2, 2021, becoming the first new marketplace to be added in 2021. Amazon launched in the Netherlands and Sweden in 2020. With the addition of Poland, Amazon now has marketplaces in 19 countries around the world.   Amazon launches in Poland with more than 10…

Ep. 30: Lessons from Amazon featuring Stefan Haney, Creator of Seller Central

EPISODE 30 Lessons from Amazon featuring Stefan Haney, Creator of Seller Central Stefan Haney is the managing principal of Vantage international. Haney worked at Amazon from 2003 to 2019, witnessing firsthand the creation of Amazon Prime, Kindle, FBA, AWS, and more. Haney notably led the development…

Selling Baby Products on Amazon: How Love, Safety, and Pride Shape Amazon Strategy

Trust and reliability underpin the Baby category on Amazon. Shoppers buying items for children need to be able to depend on the product’s safety, and that’s non-negotiable. This fact permeates the category, shaping strategy for everything from brand protection to marketing.   Amazon Category Overvie…

Trends & Predictions for Ecommerce in 2021

2020 accelerated the adoption of ecommerce. Companies that are obsessed with customer experience are among the most successful, with Amazon being a prime example. This is true for brands selling on Amazon as well: with more choices than ever before for both products and marketplaces, online shoppers…

Why do eCommerce Marketplaces have Fast Shipping Programs?

Amazon Prime launched a movement of 2-day deliveries, which has shifted from a competitive advantage to an expectation today. Walmart has Walmart TwoDay Delivery, eBay has eBay Fast ‘N Free, Wish has Wish 2-day, and even individual D2C websites are sporting 2-day delivery tags. (Source) Marketplaces…
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Trans World Entertainment Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Trans World Entertainment founded?

    Trans World Entertainment was founded in 1972.

  • Who are Trans World Entertainment key executives?

    Trans World Entertainment's key executives are Kunal Chopra and Mary Miller.

  • How many employees does Trans World Entertainment have?

    Trans World Entertainment has 1,000 employees.

  • What is Trans World Entertainment revenue?

    Latest Trans World Entertainment annual revenue is $353.5 m.

  • What is Trans World Entertainment revenue per employee?

    Latest Trans World Entertainment revenue per employee is $353.5 k.

  • Who are Trans World Entertainment competitors?

    Competitors of Trans World Entertainment include Entertainment Magpie, Avrupa Müzi̇k and PK Sound.

  • Where is Trans World Entertainment headquarters?

    Trans World Entertainment headquarters is located at 38 Corporate Cir, Albany.

  • Where are Trans World Entertainment offices?

    Trans World Entertainment has offices in Albany and New York.

  • How many offices does Trans World Entertainment have?

    Trans World Entertainment has 2 offices.