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Mixed Second-Quarter Results at Five Below Do Not Alter Our Long-Term View; Shares Rich

Zain Akbari, CFA Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

| Zain Akbari, CFA |

Despite the shares’ roughly 10% dip in after-hours trading, our $132 per share valuation for no-moat Five Below should not change much after it posted second-quarter earnings. We had been more pessimistic about the stock heading into the announcement; the shares were trading about 65% above our valuation, a level which we believe assumed perfection in a relentlessly competitive retail environment. We still hold this view and suggest investors seek a more attractive entry point.

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Company Profile

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 Jul 31, 2021
Fiscal Year End Jan 30, 2022
Stock Type Cyclical
Employees 19,000

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