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Columbia Sportswear Company
Type
Public
Traded as NASDAQ: COLM
Industry Apparel
Founded 1938; 79 years ago (1938)
Headquarters Washington County, Oregon (near Beaverton),
United States
45°31′46″N 122°49′31″W / 45.52938°N 122.82535°W / 45.52938; -122.82535Coordinates: 45°31′46″N 122°49′31″W / 45.52938°N 122.82535°W / 45.52938; -122.82535
Number of locations
100 (October 2015)
Key people
Gert Boyle
(Chairman)
Timothy Boyle
(Chief Executive Officer)
Products Outerwear and sportswear
Revenue US$2.1 billion (2014)
Number of employees
5,326 (2014)
Website www.columbia.com

Columbia Sportswear Company is an American company that manufactures and distributes outerwear, sportswear, and footwear. It was founded in 1938 by Paul Lamfrom, father of present chairperson Gert Boyle. The company is headquartered in Cedar Mill, Oregon, an unincorporated part of Washington County, Oregon, in the Portland metropolitan area near Beaverton. Columbia Sportswear also produces headgear, camping equipment, skiwear, and outerwear accessories. In 2001, it was the largest American seller of ski apparel.

Columbia Sportswear began as a small, family-owned hat distributor. Present chairwoman Gert Boyle's parents, Paul and Marie Lamfrom, fled Nazi Germany in 1937 and immediately purchased a Portland hat distributorship. They became the Columbia Hat Company, named for the nearby Columbia River. In 1948, Gert married Neal Boyle, who became the head of the company. Frustrations over suppliers influenced the family to start manufacturing their own products. Columbia Hat Company became Columbia Sportswear Company in 1960.

In 1970, Neal Boyle died following a heart attack. Gert and son Tim Boyle, then a University of Oregon senior, took over the operations of Columbia, rescuing it from bankruptcy.

Columbia's jackets featured waterproof fabric that was also breathable. Additionally, new jackets featured interchangeable shells and liners. Multiple wearing options and fabric technology fueled rapid sales growth.

Columbia became a publicly traded company in 1998. It acquired footwear maker Sorel Corporation in 2000 and Mountain Hardwear in 2003. In 2006, Columbia acquired the Pacific Trail and Montrail brands.

In 2001, the company moved its headquarters from Portland to a site in an unincorporated part of Washington County, in the Cedar Mill area and just outside the Beaverton city limits. The site on NW Science Park Drive has a Portland mailing address, but is not in Portland. In 2007, City of Portland officials attempted to convince Columbia Sportswear to move back to Portland, but the company ultimately rejected the idea and said it would expand its existing headquarters instead.

On June 15, 2008, Columbia Sportswear announced a three-year sponsorship of the cycling team formerly known as Team High Road and before that T-Mobile and Team Telekom. The sponsorship began on July 5, 2008 with the start of the Tour de France. The team's name was "Team Columbia". The sponsorship included both the men's and women's teams.

On August 4, 2010, Columbia Sportswear Company signed an agreement to acquire OutDry Technologies S.r.l., which owns the intellectual property and other assets comprising the OutDry brand and related business, via a cash purchase from Nextec S.r.l., based near Milan, Italy. The transaction was expected to close during the third quarter of 2010, subject to customary closing conditions, and is not expected to have a material effect on the company's 2010 operating results.

In March 2015, Bryan Timm was named company president, taking over that position from Tim Boyle, who remains CEO.

The company logo has been noticed to resemble a swastika, but the fact that the company was founded by German Jews who fled Nazi Germany can be considered proof enough that the logo is not inspired by the Nazi symbol.

Columbia Sportswear distributes its products in more than 72 countries and 13,000 retailers. Columbia also operates its own chain of retail stores, including its flagship store located in downtown Portland, Oregon.

As of February 12, 2015, the company's market capitalization is about $4.13 billion, with 2014 net sales of $2.1 billion.

Columbia Sportswear Company is publicly traded on NASDAQ with ticker symbol COLM.

News

Columbia Sportswear Company 1.42% (consumer cyclical)

Q reports

Period Date Adjusted Actuals EPS GAAP EPS
Q4 2020 2021-02-04 Future report Set alerts
Q3 2020 2020-10-28 Future report Set alerts
Q2 2020 2020-07-30 -0.77 -0.77
Q1 2020 2020-04-30 0.00 0.00
Q4 2019 2020-02-06 1.67 1.67
Q3 2019 2019-10-30 1.75 1.75
Q2 2019 2019-07-25 0.34 0.34
Q1 2019 2019-04-25 1.07 1.07
Q4 2018 2019-02-07 1.68 1.63
Q3 2018 2018-10-25 1.41 1.42

Ratings

2016-05-02 Reiterated Rating FBR & Co. Buy
2016-05-02 Reiterated Rating FBR & Co Buy
2016-05-01 Reiterated Rating B. Riley Neutral $59.00
2016-04-30 Reiterated Rating Credit Suisse Hold
2016-04-30 Reiterated Rating Morgan Stanley Sell
2016-04-30 Reiterated Rating Credit Suisse Group AG Hold
2016-04-29 Boost Price Target Citigroup Inc. Buy $62.00 to $69.00
2016-04-26 Reiterated Rating B. Riley Neutral $59.00
2016-04-19 Boost Price Target Stifel Nicolaus Buy $60.00 to $68.00
2016-02-14 Reiterated Rating B. Riley Neutral $56.00
2016-02-12 Boost Price Target Credit Suisse Neutral $58.00 to $59.00
2016-02-12 Boost Price Target Stifel Nicolaus Buy $55.00 to $60.00
2016-02-09 Reiterated Rating B. Riley Neutral $47.00
2016-02-05 Lower Price Target BB&T Corp. Buy $72.00 to $66.00
2016-01-22 Upgrade Robert W. Baird Neutral to Outperform $72.00 to $60.00
2016-01-21 Lower Price Target Goldman Sachs Buy $64.00 to $59.00
2016-01-21 Lower Price Target Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Buy $64.00 to $59.00
2016-01-14 Lower Price Target Nomura $75.00 to $71.00
2016-01-14 Lower Price Target Nomura Holdings Inc. $75.00 to $71.00
2016-01-09 Reiterated Rating B. Riley Neutral
2016-01-03 Reiterated Rating B. Riley Neutral
2015-12-18 Upgrade Stifel Nicolaus Hold to Buy $55.00
2015-12-11 Lower Price Target Susquehanna Neutral $55.00 to $51.00
2015-11-30 Lower Price Target Canaccord Genuity Hold $62.00 to $55.00
2015-11-23 Lower Price Target Goldman Sachs Buy $76.00 to $67.00
2015-11-19 Downgrade Bank of America Buy to Neutral $78.00 to $52.00
2015-11-19 Downgrade Bank of America Corp. Buy to Neutral $78.00 to $52.00
2015-11-02 Lower Price Target Janney Montgomery Scott $38.00
2015-11-01 Reiterated Rating B. Riley Neutral $60.00
2015-10-30 Reiterated Rating Brean Capital Hold
2015-10-30 Boost Price Target DA Davidson $69.00 to $74.00
2015-10-30 Reiterated Rating Canaccord Genuity Hold $62.00
2015-10-30 Reiterated Rating BB&T Corp. Buy
2015-10-27 Reiterated Rating B. Riley Neutral $58.00
2015-10-27 Upgrade Macquarie Underperform to Neutral
2015-10-15 Initiated Coverage Brean Capital Hold
2015-09-25 Reiterated Rating Macquarie Underperform
2015-09-10 Initiated Coverage BB&T Corp. Sell to Buy $72.00 to $72.00
2015-08-03 Reiterated Rating B. Riley Neutral $70.00
2015-08-03 Reiterated Rating Cowen and Company Hold $59.00 to $75.00
2015-08-03 Boost Price Target Citigroup Inc. Buy $68.00 to $72.00
2015-07-31 Boost Price Target Canaccord Genuity Hold $60.00 to $62.00
2015-07-31 Boost Price Target FBR & Co. Outperform $69.00 to $75.00
2015-07-29 Reiterated Rating B. Riley Neutral $62.00
2015-05-20 Initiated Coverage Cowen and Company Market Perform $59.00
2015-05-06 Initiated Coverage B. Riley Neutral $62.00
2015-05-01 Boost Price Target Canaccord Genuity Hold $48.00 to $60.00
2015-02-23 Set Price Target Bank of America Buy $62.00
2015-02-19 Boost Price Target Nomura Buy $50.00 to $60.00
2015-02-13 Set Price Target DA Davidson Buy $55.00
2015-02-13 Boost Price Target Citigroup Inc. Buy $48.00 to $50.00
2015-02-13 Boost Price Target RBC Capital Outperform $49.00 to $50.00
2015-02-13 Boost Price Target Royal Bank Of Canada Outperform $49.00 to $50.00
2015-02-11 Reiterated Rating Canaccord Genuity Hold $42.00 to $48.00
2015-01-09 Initiated Coverage Morgan Stanley Underweight $39.50
2015-01-05 Initiated Coverage Wells Fargo & Co. Market Perform
2015-01-05 Initiated Coverage Wells Fargo Market Perform
2014-12-30 Upgrade Goldman Sachs Neutral to Buy
2014-12-17 Upgrade Goldman Sachs Neutral to Buy $41.00 to $52.00
2014-12-04 Reiterated Rating Bank of America Buy $46.00 to $50.00
2014-11-19 Upgrade Citigroup Inc. Neutral to Buy $42.00 to $48.00
2014-11-06 Initiated Coverage FBR & Co. Outperform $49.00
2014-11-03 Reiterated Rating Citigroup Inc. Neutral $41.00 to $42.00
2014-10-31 Reiterated Rating Canaccord Genuity Hold $41.00 to $42.00
2014-10-31 Reiterated Rating DA Davidson Buy $51.00 to $53.00
2014-09-30 Reiterated Rating Citigroup Inc. Neutral $43.50 to $41.00
2014-08-18 Upgrade Bank of America Underperform to Buy $41.00 to $46.00
2014-07-29 Upgrade McAdams Wright Ragen Sell to Hold
2014-07-28 Reiterated Rating Citigroup Inc. Neutral $41.50 to $43.50
2014-07-25 Boost Price Target Canaccord Genuity Hold $39.00 to $41.50
2014-07-25 Reiterated Rating Credit Suisse Neutral $37.00 to $39.50
2014-05-06 Reiterated RBC Capital Mkts Sector Perform $75 to $80
2014-05-06 Boost Price Target RBC Capital Sector Perform $37.50 to $40.00
2014-05-01 Upgrade DA Davidson Buy
2014-04-30 Reiterated Janney Neutral $70 to $77
2014-04-30 Boost Price Target Canaccord Genuity Hold $37.50 to $39.00
2014-04-30 Upgrade DA Davidson Neutral to Buy $43.50 to $51.50
2014-04-30 Boost Price Target Janney Montgomery Scott Neutral $35.00 to $38.50
2014-03-04 Boost Price Target RBC Capital $33.00 to $37.50
2014-02-21 Downgrade McAdams Wright Ragen Hold to Sell
2014-02-19 Reiterated Canaccord Genuity Hold $71 to $75
2014-02-19 Boost Price Target DA Davidson $41.50 to $43.50
2014-02-14 Boost Price Target Canaccord Genuity Buy to Hold $30.50 to $35.50
2014-02-12 Initiated Coverage Nomura Buy
2014-01-17 Downgrade Macquarie Outperform to Neutral
2014-01-14 Boost Price Target DA Davidson $36.50 to $41.50
2013-12-27 Reiterated Rating Bank of America Sell $25.00 to $29.00
2013-10-28 Boost Price Target Susquehanna $28.50 to $32.00
2013-10-25 Boost Price Target Janney Montgomery Scott Neutral $25.00 to $29.00
2013-10-25 Reiterated Rating DA Davidson Neutral $33.00 to $36.50
2013-10-25 Upgrade Citigroup Inc. Sell to Neutral
2013-04-26 Reiterated Canaccord Genuity Hold $48 to $52
2013-04-24 Reiterated Canaccord Genuity Hold $45 to $48
2013-01-18 Reiterated Canaccord Genuity Hold $50 to $48
2013-01-18 Reiterated Barclays Overweight $70 to $65
2012-07-27 Reiterated Northland Securities Market Perform $50 to $48
2012-06-12 Initiated Longbow Neutral
2012-02-03 Reiterated Canaccord Genuity Hold $55 to $50
2012-01-06 Initiated DA Davidson Neutral $48
2011-10-26 Reiterated McAdams Wright Ragen Buy $69 to $66
2011-08-31 Initiated FBR Capital Mkt Perform $63 to $61
2011-08-01 Upgrade McAdams Wright Ragen Hold to Buy $69
2011-04-07 Upgrade DA Davidson Neutral to Buy $71 to $71
2010-11-08 Reiterated FBR Capital Mkt Perform $50 to $52
2010-10-22 Reiterated FBR Capital Mkt Perform $53 to $50
2010-10-22 Downgrade DA Davidson Buy to Neutral $70 to $55
2010-04-23 Upgrade Citigroup Sell to Hold $36 to $62
2010-04-08 Downgrade McAdams Wright Ragen Buy to Hold
2010-02-01 Upgrade McAdams Wright Ragen Hold to Buy $50
2016-05-02 Reiterated Rating FBR & Co. Buy
2016-05-02 Reiterated Rating FBR & Co Buy
2016-05-01 Reiterated Rating B. Riley Neutral $59.00
2016-04-30 Reiterated Rating Credit Suisse Hold
2016-04-30 Reiterated Rating Morgan Stanley Sell

There is presents forecasts of rating agencies and recommendations for investors about this ticker

Major Shareholders

Name Relationship Total Shares Holding stocks
Boyle Joseph P SVP COLM Brand Merch. & Design 5.85%  (2050806) COLM /
BANY SARAH 4.51%  (1579134) COLM /
STANTON JOHN W 1.19%  (417003) COLM / COST / GNCMA / MSFT /
BABSON STEPHEN E 0.36%  (127764) COLM /
TIMM BRYAN EVP/COO 0.23%  (79637) COLM / UMPQ /
Cusick Thomas B. Sr. VP & CFO 0.13%  (44263) BBSI / COLM /
BRYANT ANDY D 0.10%  (34669) COLM / INTC / MCK /
GEORGE EDWARD S 0.08%  (28906) COLM /
ALBERS MURREY R 0.07%  (25685) COLM /
Gaylord Christopher A. President, Mountain Hardwear 0.06%  (21451) COLM /
Bragdon Peter J Sr. VP/General Counsel 0.06%  (19840) COLM /
KLENZ WALTER 0.03%  (10373) COLM /
Fogliato Franco SVP Europe 0.02%  (7554) COLM /
Nelson Ronald E. 0.02%  (6884) COLM /
Hopcus Russell B. SVP North America Sales 0.02%  (5339) COLM /

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