Presuming Big 5 and TSA have the liquidity to pursue these locations, this could offer up an opportunity to fill out their respective stores bases west of the Mississippi.
If these players bow out, don’t completely count out Dick’s. For those who might have missed Dick’s remarks on the Q4 earnings call, they specifically identified G.I. Joe’s filing as a potential opportunity to move into that area and hinted at another in distress (i.e. Sportsman’s). With several states “up for grabs” in terms of a market share leader, we could see a return of the Wild West as Big 5, TSA and Dick’s grab for share.
As a sidenote, among the list of unsecured creditors is Columbia at #22 with $628k at risk, or just over $0.01 per share. We note that the company also has roughly $0.02 at risk related to the G.I. Joe’s filing in a quarter where it guided to $0.06. We have earnings closer to $0.20.