PacSun released their earnings and had a conference call on November 22nd. So why am I just getting around to writing about it? It’s because they didn’t file their 10Q until December 9th. I’m funny like that- I like to have the most complete information I can before doing much analysis.
What I was hoping for, but not expecting, was some detailed discussion of the company’s strategy. I didn’t really get it. The quarterly numbers are important, and I’m interested in hearing about cost pressures, and how various segments are doing. But what I really want to know is how Pacific Sunwear is going to make itself relevant to its target market again. We have the broad outlines of that strategy, but it’s too soon to know how it’s going to work out. Let’s take a short detour into the company’s recent history to understand what ‘s going on.