Harley-Davidson, Inc. is engaged in the manufacturing and sale motorcycles as well as motorcycle parts, accessories, general merchandise, and related services. The company has a financial services segment which provides financing at both the consumer and dealership level. The company was founded in 1903 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Founded in 1957 and headquartered in Chicago, Hyatt Hotels Corporation ('Hyatt' or the 'Company'), is a leading global hospitality company that owns a portfolio of over 20 brands with over 1000 properties. Hyatt has over 800 properties and operates in over 60 countries across six continents.
DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. (or 'Dick's') is a sporting goods retailer that sells sports equipment, footwear, apparel, and accessories. Founded in 1948, it currently operates out of 853 locations across the United States.
Levi Strauss & Co. ('LEVI') is a American apparel company that leads jeans-wear globally and company was founded in San Francisco, California in 1853. Levi Strauss & Co. currently operates in more than 110 countries with 3,100 stores worldwide. Company has four revenue segments: wholesale, e- commerce, shop-in-shop, and company operated stores.
Tapestry, Inc. (NYSE: TPR) is a leading New York-based house of accessible luxury accessories and lifestyle brands. The company operates through three segments, Coach, Kate Spade, and Stuart Weitzman, in the United States, Japan, China, and internationally.
MGP Ingredients, MGPI, MGP, or the company, is an alcohol manufacturer specializing in distilling services for downstream business customers. After the acquisition of LUXCO, a branded spirit company, MGP acquired multiple brands, which contributed to a significant growth in revenue in the branded spirit product segment. Moreover, a small portion of its revenue is attributable to the ingredient solutions segment, which is primarily comprised of wheat starches and proteins for food processors.
Wingstop Inc. is a fast-casual restaurant chain focusing on chicken wings with a retro aviation theme. It currently has approximately 1,900 locations worldwide in 8 countries and operates under a franchise model. 98% of Wingstop locations are owned and operated by independent franchisees.
Petco Health and Wellness Company Inc ('Petco') provides a wide variety of pet-related services, including veterinary care, grooming, training, telehealth, and pet health insurance services. It also sells pet supplies, consumables, and services through its various websites. Petco has over 1,500 pet care centers across the U.S., Mexico, and Puerto Rico.
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Hilton Grand Vacation is a timeshare company that allows travelers to advance purchase vacation time at various travel destinations within the Hilton network. Travelers join one of Hilton’s points-based Clubs and become one of 300,000 members to enjoy exclusive leisure travel services.
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Planet Fitness, PLNT, or the company, was founded in 1992 and is one of the largest and fastest growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the U.S. The company is a highly recognized brand that offers a welcoming, non-intimidating environment, a distinct store experience, and significant value for members. PLNT operates over 2,000 stores in 6 countries.
Graphic Packaging Holding Company ('the Company') was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The Company provides fiber-based packaging solutions to food, beverage, foodservice, healthcare, and other consumer products companies. It operates through three segments: Paperboard Mills, Americas Paperboard Packaging, and Europe Paperboard Packaging.
Revolve Group, Inc. is the next-generation fashion retailer for Millennial and Generation Z consumers, with two reportable segments, REVOLVE and FWRD, each offering diverse products available for sale to customers through their respective websites. REVOLVE offers a broad assortment of premium apparel, footwear, accessories, and beauty products while FWRD offers a curated assortment of emerging luxury brands.
YETI Holdings, Inc. is an outdoor product designer, retailer and distribution company founded in 2006, headquartered in Austin, Texas. YETI produces a variety of premium products ranging from coolers and drinkware to bags and apparel.
Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation is a leading provider of vacation ownership, exchange, rental and resort and property management. As a former subsidiary of Marriot International, VAC is more than just a vacation ownership company, it offers vacation experiences through its exclusive brands such as the Ritz- Carlton Residences.
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Hanesbrands Inc (‘Hanes’) is a multinational clothing retailer which focuses on providing consumers with high-quality daily casual wear and apparel. However, their well-known subsidiaries which include brands such as Champion to target the niche streetwear market, which has a high concentration of younger audiences. Hanesbrands currently has operations in more than 40 countries, including 39 manufacturing facilities and 45 distribution centers in addition to 1002 retail locations internationally.
Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (MFI) is a Canadian food producer that specializes in producing processed meat, ready-to-cook, ready-to-eat meals, hog products, fresh pork and poultry. In 2017, the Company added a plant protein group into its product line, which includes plant protein products and vegan cheese. Maple Leaf Foods operates in Canada, the US and Asia.
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GreenPower Motor Company Inc. ('GreenPower Motor' or 'GreenPower Motor' or 'the Company' or 'GPM') designs, builds, and distributes battery electric buses for all sectors of the passenger transportation industry. Their inventory is high-floor and low-floor all electric medium and heavy-duty vehicles, including transit buses, school buses, cargo vans, cabs, and shuttles. They employ a clean- sheet design, manufacturing all-electric vehicles that are purpose built to be battery powered with zero emissions.
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Richelieu Hardware Ltd. is a Canadian Company that specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of various hardware products and items that can be installed within the home setting. The Company operates primarily within North American markets, with the majority of its sales coming from Canada and the United States. With a wide variety of products and increasing number of distribution centers, the Company aims to become ‘the market leader in specialty hardware products’.
The Wendy’s Company. ('Wendy’s' or the 'Company') is an American holding company engaged in operating, developing, and franchising a system of quick-service dining establishments that serve a menu of classic burger stand items. There are more than 6500 Wendy’s restaurants currently operating in the United States and internationally.
Founded in 1961 and known to many for decades as 'Six Flags' or 'Hurricane Harbor' parks, Six Flags is the largest regional theme park and waterpark operator in North America, based on the number of parks operated. Six Flags operates 27 regional theme parks, with 24 locations in the United States, 2 in Mexico, and 1 in Montreal, Canada.
Columbia Sportswear Company ('COLM') is a leading American outdoor apparel and footwear company founded in Portland, Oregon in 1938. They design, source, market, and distribute active, outdoor, and lifestyle apparel, accessories, equipment, and footwear. COLM operates under two distribution segments: Direct to Customers (DTC), Wholesale, and other segments.
Foot Locker Inc. ('Foot Locker' or the 'Company') is a prominent sportswear and footwear company headquartered out of New York City. Along with its portfolio of companies that include Champs Sports and Eastbay, the Company celebrates youth and sneaker culture at its core. With over 3000 retail stores and a prominent e-commerce presence, Foot Locker continues to fuel the passion for sneaker love and fashionable sportswear around the world.
Dave and Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. ('Dave and Buster’s') is an American arcade, food and entertainment complex company, headquartered in Dallas, Texas with operations mainly across the United States. The company has 141 locations across North America that delivers a variety of products to its customers.
Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service in the United Stated and United Kingdom. Through algorithms and data science, it creates recommendations for users to personalize clothing items considering style, budget and size. Founded in 2011 by Katrina Lake, it was originally catered to women but has expanded to serve a wide range of customers.
Headquartered in Fremont, California, Corsair Gaming, Inc. ('Corsair' or the 'Company') is a leading hardware and peripherals specialist providing high-performance gaming components and systems. It currently operates through its retail and direct-to-consumer channels, distributing products to retailers, such as Amazon and Best Buy.
Signet Jewelers Inc. ('Signet' or the 'Company') is the world’s largest diamond jewelry retailer. It is a multinational holding company that owns several brands including Zales and People’s Jewellers. The Company offers a wide range of products and jewelry-related services. Signet’s banners primarily specialize in fine bridal jewelry and operate through physical retail stores in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States.
Dillard’s Inc. ('Dillard’s' or the 'Company') is an American department store chain that offers men, women, and children a variety of upscale fashion apparel, accessories, cosmetics, and home furnishing goods. Currently, Dillard’s, Inc. operates department stores across 29 states, primarily in the Southwest, Southeast, and Midwest regions of the United States.
Copa Holdings, S.A. (CPA) is a global provider of airline passenger and cargo transportation through its principal subsidiaries, Copa Airlines and Copa Colombia. Headquartered in Panama and Colombia, the company offers affordable flights worldwide, with a major emphasis on service and punctuality.
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Burlington Stores is an American off-price retailer that offers branded apparel, accessories, and home goods at up to 60% off of their original price.
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. is a specialty retailer aims to offer a braod assortment of apparel, accessories, and personal care products at an affordable price. It mainly operates under two brands: AE and Aerie. American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. operates over 1000 stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Hongkong. Most of their stores operate in the United States.
TripAdvisor, Inc. is an online travel company operating a portfolio of websites with user-generated content and comparison shopping. The company operates in 49 different global markets with 23 different travel media brands to provide customers with the all-encompassing travel booking and planning experience.
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) is a leading player in the semiconductor industry, primarily operating in internet and communication technology. ADI manufactures, tests, and markets a broad portfolio of solutions, including integrated circuits, software and systems utilizing analog technology, and mixed-signal and digital signal processing technologies.
Mattel, Inc. is an international toy manufacturer, advertiser,and distributor that offers their products in over 150 countries. Since 1945, they have aimed to entertain, educate,and inspire children through their collection of iconic brands including Fisher-Price, Barbie, MEGA,and Hot Wheels.
Molson Coors Beverage Company, Molson Coors, or the Company, is one of the world’s largest beer makers and has delivered beer to customers worldwide for over two centuries. The Company has a portfolio of over 68 brands which are led by Molson Canadian, Miller Lite, and Coors Light. Molson Coors brews, markets and distributes beer and similar beverages in all areas of the world with the commitment of leaving a positive imprint on their employees, consumers, communities, and the environment.
Headquartered in Arizona, USA, Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) is a universalsmart home technology provider and a manufacturer of remote control, IoT devices, and software/cloud services. UEI designs, manufactures, and ships products across the globe for consumers and companies in the audio video, subscription broadcasting, connected home, and mobile devices market.
Skechers U.S.A Inc, headquartered in Manhattan Beach, California, was founded in 1992 and specializes in affordable yet stylish footwear and apparel. Skechers sells its products to wholesale distributors, retailers and directly to consumers in over 170 countries.
Shake Shack, Inc. (or “Shack”) is an American fast-casual restaurant chain, serving a menu of traditional burger stand items. The company currently operates in 15 countries and 30 states—as well as the District of Columbia.
Canada Goose Holdings Inc. (GOOS or the “Company”) and its subsidiaries design, manufacture, and sell performance luxury apparel for men, women, youth, children, and babies. GOOS operates under its Direct-To-Consumer (DTC), Wholesale and Other segments. As its name suggests, GOOS was founded in Canada by Sam Tick, originally under “Metro Sportswear Ltd.” In 1957.
Canadian Solar Inc. is a solar power company that designs, develops, and manufactures key solar power products and modules through its MSS and Energy segments for a range of residential, commercial, and industrial applications. It has major production and power facilities in North and South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and APAC
PVH Corp. (PVH) is a global apparel company offering fashion apparel, accessories and footwear ranging from luxury to everyday wear through its owned and licensed brands including Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Huesen, Izod, and Arrow.
Garmin Ltd. offers a range of wearable GPS-based devices and navigation, sensor-based technology products. The company operates internationally in five segments: Auto, Aviation, Fitness, Marine and Outdoor. Flagship products include smartwatches, chart plotters, aircraft display equipment and auto manufacturer solutions.
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Cascades Inc. (“CAS”) is a paper and packaging manufacturing company with multinational operations in Canada, the United States, and Europe. The Company operates in four primary segments: Containerboard, Boxboard Europe, Specialty Products, and Tissue Paper. Headquartered in Quebec, Canada, the company consists of 90 operating facilities with over 12,300 employees.
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MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc. (“MasterCraft Holdings” or “the Company”) is the leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of recreational powerboats and operates with dealers in thirty- seven countries. MasterCraft Holdings has four brands which they sell under – MasterCraft, NauticStar, Crest, and Aviara. Each brand is tailored towards a category in the recreational powerboat market from performance sportboats to outboard bay boats.
Clearwater Paper Corporation (CLW) is a US manufacturer and supplier of private label tissue products and bleached paperboard distributed domestically and internationally. The business is organized into two segments: Consumer Products and Pulp and Paperboard.
Nordstrom Inc. (“Nordstrom” or the “Company”) is a luxury department store chain headquartered in Seattle, Washington with operations in the U.S. and Canada. The Company offers high-quality brand-name and private-label merchandise focused on apparel, shoes, cosmetics, and accessories through both full-price and off-price channels.
Ralph Lauren is a leading American apparel and fashion company, founded in 1976, with stores across North America, Europe, and Asia. They are known for their mid-range to luxury priced apparel, home products, accessories, and fragrances. Ralph Lauren distributes products to their consumers via their retail, wholesale, licensing, and growing e-commerce operations.
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e.l.f. Beauty, Inc (‘e.l.f.’ or ‘the Company’) is an American cosmetics brand. The Company manufactures and sells cosmetics and skincare through its brand websites and retail partners. Its products are mainly manufactured in China in collaboration with third-party manufacturers.
The Michaels Companies Inc. is the largest arts and crafts specialty retailer in North America. Its corporate headquarters are located in Irving, Texas. The company owns over 1250 retail stores across the United States and Canada and 15 private label brands.
Dine Brands Global, Inc. is a leading full-service chain restaurant company responsible for developing, operating and franchising its two leading flagship restaurants, Applebee’s Neighbourhood Grill & Bar and IHOP. The company owns or franchises over 3,600 restaurants across 21 countries.
Keysight Technologies provides electronics testing and measurement equipment and solutions. In 2014, Keysight was spun-off from Agilent Technologies (previously part of HewlettPackard), and is a leader in the testing and measurement space.
Turtle Beach Corporation (the Company), is a leading videogame peripheral brand offering a large selection of gaming accessories for all major gaming consoles, PC’s and mobile devices. A market leader in console gaming headsets for the past 10 years, Turtle Beach has recently expanded its product offering to include PC gaming peripherals such as headsets, keyboards and mice.
PetMed Express, Inc. and its subsidiaries operate under the trade name, 1-800-PetMed (the “Company”). PetMed Express is the largest online pet pharmacy in the United States and provides both prescription and non-prescription pet medications, health products, as well as other products for dogs, cats, and horses. As a direct-to-consumer business, the company competes with traditional retailers of pet medications and vets to offer consumers an alternative method of obtaining pet medications.
Neenah Inc. is a global paper and pulp company that produces various fine paper and packaging as well technical products in US and Europe. It consists of 8 wholly owned subsidiaries that operate as independent bodies that manufacture and sell products.
Houston-based Group 1 Automotive, Inc., is an international Fortune 300 automotive retailer, and a leading operator in the automotive retailing industry. Since its initial public offering in October 1997, Group 1 has grown to become one of the largest dealership groups in the United States and has expanded into the United Kingdom and Brazil. The company has achieved its success through a strategy that leverages management experience and emphasizes geographic and brand diversity, interrelated revenue streams, operational efficiencies and the prudent deployment of capital.
HMS Holdings Corp. (“HMS”) is a healthcare information systems company operating in the United States. HMS provides a variety of data analytics and cost containment services for its customers, which include government-sponsored healthcare programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, as well as commercial health plans and private employers. Through its suite of offerings, HMS helps its customers save billions of dollars annually while helping the public lead healthier lives.
Weyco Group Inc. is a US-based company that designs, markets, and distributes footwear. Their flagship brands include Florsheim, Nunn Bush, Stacy Adams, BOGS, and Rafters. These brands offer primarily mid-priced men's dress shoes. They also offer footwear for women and children, work boots, and winter boots. Their operations are segmented into North American wholesale, and North American retail, as well as some overseas operations.
Alico, Inc. (“Alico” or the “Company”) is one of America’s largest agribusiness leaders, with principal lines of business in citrus production and land and resource management. Alico aims to create shareholder value by maximizing returns of current assets and strategically acquiring new assets to produce high quality agricultural products while employing sustainable environmental leadership.
The Cheesecake Factory Inc. (The Company) is a leading American chain of casual dining restaurants. Having recently completed a complex acquisition of Fox Restaurant Concepts (FRC), the Factory now owns 294 restaurants under brands including the Cheesecake Factory® and North Italia. In addition, it holds licensing agreements for 24 international Cheesecake Factory® restaurants.
Urban Outfitters, Inc. (“URBN”) is a portfolio of global consumer brands focused on providing fashion apparel, accessories, and home and lifestyle products. It is comprised of the brands: Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People, BHLDN, Terrain, Menus & Venues, and Nuuly.
The Children’s Place Inc. is a clothing retailer selling exclusively children’s, toddler and baby apparel. The business was established in 1969 and currently operates 955 brick-and-mortar stores in the U.S. and Canada as well as an e-commerce business. The company also generates sales and royalty revenue from 8 international franchise partners operating 260 points of distribution (stores and shop in shops with e-commerce) in 19 countries
Hostess Brands, Inc. (“the company” or “Hostess”) produces, markets and distributes Sweet Baked Goods (SBG) throughout North America. The company is well known for its beloved products which date back to the early 1900s.
Zumiez Inc. (Zumiez) is a specialty retailer focusing on apparel, footwear and accessories in the active skateboard, snowboard and streetstyle culture. It delivers its products through three brands: Zumiez, Blue Tomato, and Fast Times. Zumiez Inc. currently operates 707 stores in United States, Canada, Australia and Europe; most of its stores are located in the United States.
Jamieson Wellness Inc. (JWEL, or ‘Jamieson’) is Canada’s number one manufacturer and distributor of natural health products by sales, providing consumers with high-quality products since 1922. The company operates in over 40 countries mainly in the vitamin, supplement, and mineral (VMS) space, with subsidiaries in women’s health and sports nutrition.
Sturm Ruger & Co designs, manufactures and sells firearms and castings in the United States and worldwide. Their products include a variety of rifles, pistols, revolvers alongside steel investment castings and metal molding parts. The company was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Southport, Connecticut.
Boingo Wireless, Inc. (“Boingo” or “the Company”) provides mobile internet and cellular connectivity for wireless devices by constructing WiFi and cellular networks at large venues such as airports, stadiums, military bases, and multifamily units, and monetizing those networks through various products and services.
Finning International is the world’s largest Caterpillar equipment dealer delivering service to customers for 85 years, with operations in Canada, the UK & Ireland, and South America.
Founded in 2008, Craft Brew Alliance (“the company” or “CBA”) is a leader in brewing, branding, and producing high-quality craft beer products and is the seventh largest craft brewer in the US.
Boot Barn (“the Company”) is the leading retail chain dedicated to western and work-related footwear, apparel, and accessories in the U.S., with over 232 stores in 31 states. In addition to their brick and mortar stores, the Company operates three main e-commerce stores and websites dedicated to each of their exclusive brand initiatives.
Select Medical is the largest operators of critical illness recovery hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation clinics and occupational health centers, and the second largest operator of rehabilitation hospitals in the United States.
IMAX Corporation (“IMAX”) is an entertainment technology company, specializing in motion picture technologies and presentations worldwide. IMAX has 1,505 theatre systems operating in 80 countries across the world.
Scholastic, Inc. is a global children’s book publishing and distribution company, with an emphasis on educational literature and classroom resources. Scholastic sells one in every two children’s book purchased in the U.S.
Abercrombie and Fitch Co. (“Abercrombie”) is a global clothing retailer focused on providing premium offerings of fashion apparel, accessories, and personal care products through its brands: Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, Gilly Hicks, and Abercrombie kids. Abercrombie currently operates 861 stores across over 20 countries worldwide, with a majority of its operations situated domestically within the US.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company is a leading competitor and manufacturer worldwide. The company provides services in designing, manufacturing, marketing, and sales for their products. Cooper focuses primarily on the replacement tire market and offers a wide selection of brands, including Mastercraft, Dean, Starfire, Roadmaster, Avon Tyres, Mickey Thompson, and Dick Cepek.
Advanced Drainage Solutions, Inc. (ADS) is the largest manufacturer of thermoplastic corrugated pipe in the world, providing its services to all 50 U.S. states and approximately 80 countries worldwide. The only centralized producer and distributor of complete water management solutions in the United States, ADS is renowned for its innovation, product breadth and quality, and sustainability initiatives.
The Chefs’ Warehouse Inc. (“the company” or “CW”) is a specialty foods distributor that sells niche products sought out by chefs at independent restaurants, country clubs, hotels, bakeries, and more in the United States and Canada. The company’s competitive advantage arises through a one-stop shop experience for high-end chefs with specific and unique demands.
Calavo Growers, Inc. (“Calavo”) is a global leader in the avocado industry. The Company specializes in the procurement and distribution of fresh avocados, as well as the preparation of packaged food products.
At Home Group Inc. (At Home) is an American big-box retail chain carrying a broad variety of products ranging from furniture to home décor accessories. At Home operates 178 stores across the US with a headquarters located in Plano, Texas.
La-Z-Boy Inc. is the leading global producer of reclining chairs and the second largest manufacturer & distributor of residential furniture in the United States. La-Z-Boy sells its products to furniture retailers, distributors and directly to consumers in the United States, Canada and approximately 60 other countries.
Fossil Group Inc. (“Fossil”) is a global design, marketing, and distribution company that offers men’s and women’s watches and jewelry, handbags and leather goods, and sunglasses; operating primarily in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Fossil has also developed, acquired, or licensed many recognized brand names.
Yelp is a platform where consumers can find information, media, and reviews on local restaurants and businesses.
ZAGG is a leader in mobile tech accessories for smartphones and tablets.
Nature’s Sunshine, Inc. manufactures health and wellness products and markets them globally through independent sellers.
Pollard Banknote is the second largest supplier of instant lottery tickets in the world, serving over 60 lottery and charitable gaming organizations worldwide.
iRobot Corporation is an American advanced technology company, focusing on developing and manufacturing autonomous robotic devices for the connected home.
Culp is a global manufacturer and seller of mattress fabrics, mattress covers, and upholstery fabrics.
Crocs, Inc. is engaged in designing, developing, manufacturing, marketing, distributing, and the selling of its casual lifestyle footwear and accessories.
Rogers Sugar is a holding corporation for Lantic, the largest refined sugar producer in Canada. Lantic operates cane refineries in British Columbia and Québec, as well as a sugar beet factory in Alberta and a custom sugar-blending operation in Ontario.
TWC Enterprises Limited owns and operates golf courses, resort properties, ports, and the Yukon pass railway. Through their subsidiary, ClubLink, TWC is the largest golf course operator in Canada.
Oxford Industries is an international apparel design, sourcing, and marketing company.
Founded as a small college bookstore in 1965, Barnes & Noble (“BKS” or “the Company”) has since become the world’s largest bookseller. The Company currently owns 630 retail locations, operates an eCommerce website, and handles NOOK, one of the largest digital bookstores. BKS offers a wide selection of products including: books, vinyl, collectibles, movies, and other digital content.
Monarch Casino and Resort is a US-based holding company that, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates two casinos in Reno, Nevada, and Black Hawk, Colorado. The Reno property has a hotel and the Black Hawk property is slated to open a hotel in Q2 2019.
Guess? Inc. (Guess) is an American brand and retailer that focuses on men’s and women’s clothing as well as accessories. Guess is a global brand that operates over 1600 stores worldwide. Guess also sells its clothing through other retailers such as Hudson’s Bay.
Malibu Boats is a manufacturer and marketer of inboard, sterndrive and outboard powerboats, as well as boat accessories and trailers. Malibu Boats was founded in 1982 and distributes its products through a global dealer network.
Tandy Leather Factory is a consumer goods store specializing in leather and leathercraft tools.
Denny's (also known as Denny’s Diner) is a full-service, diner-style restaurant chain. Open 24/7 in most locations, the company owns or franchises over 1,700 restaurants in over 15 different countries.
New Look Vision Group Inc. is a leading provider of eye care products and services in Canada. Founded in 1986 in Quebec City, New Look Vision Group is the largest optical company in Canada operating through four main retail optical banners: Greiche & Scaff, IRIS, New Look Eyewear, and Vogue Optical.
BJ’s Restaurants Inc. (BJ’s) is a U.S. based company that owns and operates domestic full service, casual dining restaurants. BJ’s signature concept offers specialty pizza desserts, and self-brewed craft beers.
Marine Products Corporation (NYSE:MPX) is a fiberglass powerboat manufacturer based in Atlanta, Georgia. The company owns and operates two subsidiaries: Chaparral boats and Robalo boats. Chaparral manufactures sterndrive, outboard, and jet boats and Robalo manufactures outboard sport fishing boats.
We believe Shutterstock’s last three disappointing quarters are not indicative of its future growth prospects, and we remain optimistic about the transition to a broader and more creative platform as one that will accelerate revenue growth and expand margins through a successful expansion into adjacent markets. We believe the market and most brokers are not fully appreciating Shutterstock’s current transition, and are valuing it purely as a stock photo repository.
Supremex manufactures, markets and distributes envelopes and packaging products within North America. These products are tailored to the specifications of major corporations, retailers, governments, merchants and other processors and solution providers. Supremex operates ten manufacturing facilities across Canada and three in the United States. Currently, the company employs approximately 780 people. Supremex was founded in 1977 and grew to its current size mostly inorganically.
Hardwoods Distribution Inc. (Hardwoods) is one of the largest distributors of hardwood, sheet wood and specialty products in North America. Its customer base consists of over 10,000 customers in North America, most of which are manufacturers of products involved in residential construction.
Intrawest is a mountain resort and adventure company operating in North America. Their business includes three segments: mountain, adventure, and real estate. The mountain segment operates various resorts throughout Canada and the United States. Their adventure arm provides heli skiing experiences throughout Alberta and British Columbia, whereas the real estate segment consists of real estate management and development operations. In total the company owns and operates 8000 skiable acres in addition to 1120 acres available for real estate development.
Aritzia (OTC:ATZAF; TSX:ATZ) is a Canadian fashion retailer that operates through 82 retail stores and its ecommerce segment in Canada and the United States. The company designs, develops and distributes merchandise to customers directly. It designs women clothing including, but not limited to sweaters, pants, t-shirts, blouses, jackets, and accessories under its umbrella of exclusive brands and then distributes them under the Aritzia brand. The company filed for its IPO in October of 2016.
DIRTT Environmental Solutions Ltd. (DIRTT) is a technology- driven manufacturer of interiors. With its proprietary ICE software and in-house manufacturing, DIRTT handles the processes from production to on-site installation. DIRTT provides its services through a Distribution Partners network, which has a client-base in healthcare, education, financial services, government, non-profit, oil and gas, retail, and technology industries. DIRTT is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.
Indigo has been operating in Canada since 1997, as their first store was opened in Burlington, Ontario. However, the company as it is known today, Indigo Books & Music, has been in business since 2001, following a merger with Chapters. They are a Canadian based retailer that sells a variety of products including books, toys, and even home decorations. Their products are sold in stores that operate all across Canada, and on their online website. There are 88 large-format stores operating under the banner “Chapters” or “Indigo” and an additional 123 stores operating under the banners Coles, Indigospirit, SmithBooks, and The Book Company.
Reed’s, Inc. was founded in 1989 by Christopher J. Reed. The company manufactures and sells a variety of products including Kombucha, carbonated soft drinks, candies, and ice creams. These products can be found in over 15,000 supermarkets nationwide and are also sold in natural food stores, convenience stores, retail stores, as well as restaurants. Reed’s is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, and primarily serves the North American market.
AirBoss of America is an Ontario based holding company, which, through its various wholly owned subsidiaries, engages in the procurement, development and sale of rubber-based products. AirBoss operates in three main product categories: rubber compounding, engineered products and automotive. With regards to operations, AirBoss primarily serves the transportation, defense, and resource industries in North America and Europe; they are the second largest in North America.
Citi Trends, Inc. (CTRN) is an American retail chain headquartered in Savannah, Georgia, that offers apparel, accessories and home products for family‐oriented shopping. It currently operates approximately 533 brick‐and‐mortar stores across 31 states in the U.S. and also offers limited online shopping through its website, which was launched in 2014. Its products, which include national and in‐house brands, are sold at significant discounts compared to the regular prices that are charged at department and specialty stores. Its target market consists of fashion‐conscious and price‐ conscious consumers, specifically African‐American shoppers.
SolarEdge Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:SEDG) is an Israeli-based solar technology company that provides power optimizers, solar inverters, and monitoring solutions for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. The Company is currently one of the largest PV inverter supplier with approximately 7% of global market share. Since 2010, SolarEdge has shipped over 3.8 gigawatts of its DC optimized inverter systems to over 45 countries.
Silver Spring Networks (SSNI) is an “Internet of Things” (IoT) enabler that provides utilities with advanced metering infrastructure solutions to achieve more efficient, two-way information flow between consumers and utilities. The Company also offers a diverse portfolio of ancillary applications that promote energy efficiencies and cost savings. The Company has over 25 million endpoints delivered to date.
Nautilus Inc. (NYSE: NLS) is a consumer fitness products company that is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington. Its key activities consist of designing, developing, sourcing and marketing high‐ quality cardio and strength fitness products for consumers. Nautilus receives 88% of its revenue from the United States, 10% from Canada and the remaining 2% from international markets.
Intertape Polymer Group (ITP) operates in the specialty plastic and packaging industry. The company is the number one or two supplier of a variety of tapes (box sealing & industrial tapes), polyethylene and specialized polyolefin film (primarily pallet wrapping film), and woven coated fabrics (WCF). ITP’s wide‐ ranging product lines serve various end‐markets, including the fulfilment and packaging, building and construction, transportation, agriculture, aerospace, military, and oil and gas industries. ITP operates primarily in North America, with 6.8% and 85.8% of revenues coming from Canada and the U.S., respectively.
Kona Grill, Inc. is a casual dining restaurant company based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Their diverse menu offerings feature contemporary Asian and American cuisine, served with over 40 signature sauces and dressings, as well as a readily available sushi bar and a wide selection of wine and cocktails. It currently operates 40 restaurants in 22 states and in Puerto Rico. Kona Grill creates a distinct atmosphere through their sleek, modern restaurant design, along with decorative fire and water elements, bevelled stone walls and ambient lighting.
Logistec Corporation (Logistec) is a marine and environmental services provider based out of Montréal, Quebec. Within the firm’s marine services segment, it provides cargo handling, stevedoring (loading & unloading vessels), transportation, and marine agency services. Within the environmental sector, the firm provides structural rehabilitation for underground water mains, regulated materials management, site remediation, risk assessment, and woven-house manufacturing.
International Road Dynamics Inc. (IRD) is a leading manufacturer of integrated systems and solutions for the global Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Industry. IRD is headquartered in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with corporate subsidiaries around the globe. IRD is a world leader in the highway traffic management and in-vehicle systems solutions industry.
Movado Group, Inc. (Movado) is a Swiss watch designer, marketer and distributer based out of New Jersey, USA and is best known for their Movado Museum Watch. The firm operates in two main business segments, wholesale and retail. Movado primarily competes in the accessible luxury and luxury watch categories. The company’s largest distribution faculty is in Moonachie, New Jersey, USA, but has smaller operations located in Switzerland, France, Hong Kong, Canada, China and Singapore.
Acadian is a supplier of primary forest products in Eastern Canada and Northeastern United States. It is headquartered in Vancouver, BC and consists of 119 employees. Its forest products include softwood and hardwood sawlogs, softwood and hardwood pulpwood and biomass by-products. It owns and manages approximately 761,000 acres of freehold timberlands in New Brunswick and approximately 299,000 acres of freehold timberlands in Maine.
The Callaway Golf Company (“ELY”) is a leading manufacturer and distributor of high quality golf equipment and accessories. ELY is headquartered in Carlsbad, California. The company’s products are sold in over 100 countries and it employs approximately 1700 people. ELY sells its products through retailers, directly online and through its pre‐owned and trade in services.
Crown Crafts, Inc. operates in the infant and toddler products segment of consumer products industry through its subsidiaries Crown Crafts Infant Products, Inc., which designs, markets and distributes infant and toddler products including bedding, blankets and other nursery accessories; and Hamco, Inc., which designs, markets and distributes bibs, bath items and other accessories. Sales are generally made directly to retailers such as mass merchants, chain stores, juvenile specialty stores, Internet retailers, wholesalers, grocery and drug stores. Crown Crafts is headquartered in Gonzales, Louisiana, the United States.
Cherokee is a global brand marketer and manager based in Sherman Oaks, California. They currently license a portfolio consisting of more than twelve fashion and lifestyle brands, focusing on domestic and international direct to retail licensing.
Mercer International [MERC:NASDAQ] is a global pulp company specializing in the production of northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp, which is used in a variety of paper and tissue products. Mercer also sells biochemical and bioenergy products, both by-products of the pulp production process. They operate in Canada and Germany through three mills: Rosenthal, Stendal and Celgar. Over 50% of revenues are attributable to European sales, while growing Chinese business represents 26% of sales.
Savaria (TSE: SIS) is a leader in the accessibility industry. Savaria designs, builds, and retails personal mobility products in the accessibility (stairlifts, elevators, and platform lifts) and adapted vehicles (van conversions) segments. The company’s accessibility and adapted vehicles segments represent 84% and 16% of revenues respectively. In terms of global exposure, 54% of total revenues come from the US, 37% from Canada, and 9% internationally. Savaria has generated solid five‐year annual growth rates of 8.5% for revenue and 22.1% for EBITDA.
High Arctic Energy Services (“High Arctic” or “HWO”) is an international oilfield services contractor with operations in Western Canada and Papua New Guinea (“PNG”). The company has a leading market position for contract drilling, well completion, and rental services in PNG, and is the market leader for snubbing services in Canada.
Christopher & Banks (CBK) is a middle-market women’s apparel retailer operating in 43 American states with over 500 stores. Targeting primarily plus-sized and petite women, CBK designs and sell its own label through both brick-and-mortar stores and an e-commerce website.
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based, vertically integrated broadcasting and media company with a diverse portfolio of television networks and radio stations. As a spin-off of Shaw Communications Inc., Corus began operations in 1999 using Shaw’s media assets. Corus owns 39 radio stations in densely populated, urban citiessuch as Vancouver, Edmonton, Montreal, and Toronto. Specialty television networks, subscriber services, three conventional channels, the content-creating brand Nelvana, and various other subsidiaries compose the television segment of Corus.
Exco Technologies is a machine tools and accessories company that specialized in supplying technology to the die-cast, extrusion and automotive industries. The company supplies a wide range of automotive manufacturers including high and low end car companies.
LSB Industries Inc. (LSB) is a US-based diversified holding company that specializes in chemical manufacturing of industrial acids and fertilizers and household heating and ventilation systems, along with secondary production in engineered products. The company sells most of its industrial and mining products to the world’s leading chemical and industrial companies mainly through contractual and pricing agreements. LSB capitalizes on its supply chain efficiencies and specific geographical clusters to help establish a dominant market presence in various segments.
Swedish Match AB (Swedish Match) is a vertically integrated tobacco products, matches, and lighters company based in Stockholm, Sweden. Swedish Match’s production facilities are located in six countries and its largest markets are Scandinavia (Norway, Denmark, and Sweden), the United States, and Brazil. The three main product divisions are described as “snus and moist snuff products,” “other tobacco products,” which are cigars and chewing tobacco, and “lights” which are matches and lighters. Snus and moist snuff products are the dominant contributors by a measure of sales and operating profit. Swedish snus is a unique product in the smokeless tobacco market. Snus (Swedish IPA: “snʉːs”), is a finely ground and unfermented tobacco product that is water pasteurized, packaged in small cellulose pouches (or kept loose), and sold in circular containers.
Lassonde Industries Inc. is a manufacturer, developer, and marketer of ready-to-drink fruit and vegetable beverages as well as other specialty food products like broths and sauces. It also manufactures cider-based and wine-based beverages. The company has operations in two distinct segments, which are retail and food service.
Parametric Technology Corporation, otherwise known as PTC is a company that provides technology solutions to other businesses to improve the way they operate their products. PTC offers solutions in the form of software and service and operates in around 30 countries. They operate in several markets, of which include computer-aided design (CAD), product/application/service lifecycle management in addition to the growing Internet of Things (IoT). They are currently servicing over 28,000 customers across Asia, Europe and the Americas and impact several industries, including retail, medical device, aerospace and automotive. PTC has experienced steady revenue growth over the past decade, in part due to good business practices and a growing need for smart connected devices. PTC provides companies with the technological advantage they need to become more efficient and recognize their full growth potential.
Pure is a Canadian firm which develops technologies for the global markets of water, wastewater, oil and gas pipeline infrastructure, bridges, and other structures. Pure utilizes its technology pool, in tandem with proprietary software developments for the purpose of inspecting, monitoring, and managing infrastructure. The value in Pure’s business model is derived from the cost-savings of risk- averse infrastructure management – enabling municipalities and other clients to detect and remedy any future leaks, or potential breaks in their respective property before they occur. Traditional pipeline management methods are reactive, replacing pipe sections due primarily to age, or after a break has already occurred. Realistically, for any explanation other than general wear and tear, there only exists a correlation between age and pipeline integrity; damage is instead caused by pressure, above ground activity, ground conditions (acidity, soil contents), weather, and installation issues. Pure highlights that only 4% of water and wastewater pipe sections are in a distressed state, and that less that 1% of those sections require any immediate repair efforts. The consequences of pipe breaks are also significant. If, for example, a municipality were to face a water pipe burst, they risk the service interruption from compromised water quality, and subsequent flooding. Pure has successfully moved its tech offerings into the larger municipal markets of North American water and wastewater. The next stage of Pure’s strategy is to move their business into newer markets, spanning different pipe materials, smaller municipalities, and oil & gas pipelines
HealthStream is a healthcare software service provider that was founded in 1990. Targeting hospitals around the United States, HealthStream aims to provide online services that will satisfy the training, certification and development needs as well as offer research to streamline competency and performance management.
Universal Display Corporation (UDC) focuses on the research, development, and commercialization of organic light emitting diode (OLED) technology, as well as materials for use in electronic flat panel displays, lighting, and other opto-electronic devices.
Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd. (Advantage) is a pure play, upstream oil and gas exploration and production company with a focused asset base and operation in the Montney resource play at Glacier, Alberta. The current production breakdown of Advantage is 99% natural gas and 1% oil and NGLs.