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Fossil Group, Inc.
Type
Public
Traded as NASDAQ: FOSL
S&P 600 Component
Industry Recreational Goods
Founded 1984; 33 years ago (1984)
Founder Tom Kartsotis
Headquarters Richardson, Texas, United States
Number of locations
364
Key people
Tom Kartsotis, Chairman
Kosta N. Kartsotis, CEO
Michael Barnes , COO
Dennis R. Secor , CFO
Products Watches, Wallets, Designer Jewelry, Designer Fragrance (Men's & Women's 1984), Women's Handbags, Various Leather Products: Computer Bags, Backpacks, Belts, and much more!
Revenue
  • Decrease US$ 3,042.371 million (2016)
  • Decrease US$ 3,228.836 million (2012)
Operating income
  • Decrease US$ 127.146 million (2016)
  • Decrease US$ 291.234 million (2015)
Net income
  • Decrease US$ 85.603 million (2016)
  • Decrease US$ 229.902 million (2015)
Total assets
  • Decrease US$ 2,186,897 million (2016)
  • Increase US$ 2,355,681 million (2015)
Total equity
  • Increase US$ 1,006,236 million (2016)
  • Decrease US$ 921,388 million (2015)
Number of employees
14,500 (2016)
Website www.fossilgroup.com

Fossil Group, Inc. is an American fashion designer and manufacturer founded in 1984 by Tom Kartsotis and based in Richardson, Texas. Their brands include Fossil, Relic, Abacus, Michele Watch, Skagen Denmark, Misfit, WSI, and Zodiac Watches. Fossil also makes licensed accessories for brands such as Adidas, Emporio Armani, Karl Lagerfeld, Michael Kors, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Burberry, DKNY, Diesel, Kate Spade New York, Tory Burch, Chaps, and Armani Exchange.

CEO Kosta Kartsotis owns approximately 12.5% of Fossil stock. The company name represents the nickname the brothers had for their father.

Fossil was founded in 1984 as Overseas Products International by Tom Kartsotis, a former Texas A&M University student living in Dallas from a suggestion by his older brother, Kosta Kartsotis, a merchandising executive at Sanger-Harris. Kosta told his younger brother about the potential large profits that could be made in importing retail goods made in the Far East, specifically in importing moderately-priced fashion watches. Their main product was fashion watches with a retro look. In 1990, they introduced leather goods under the Fossil brand, and the Relic line of watches.

Fossil had its initial public offering in 1993.

Zodiac Watches was a Swiss brand that had been operating since 1882 when Fossil acquired it from Genender International in 2001 for $4.7 million. Fossil's desire to establish a Swiss presence led to the purchase of the Zodiac Watch brand and a complete retooling of that line to reflect a retro modern 1970s style in a higher end watch. The 2004 purchase of Michele Watch completed the cycle by offering a high-end Swiss watch with a designer flair.

In September 2007, Fossil was accused of infringing a patent owned by Financial Innovations Systems, LLC, in a lawsuit filed in the Northern District of Texas. The case was settled for an undisclosed amount and dismissed shortly thereafter.

The Watch Station International chain was purchased from Luxottica/Sunglass Hut in December 2007.

Fossil has design studios in Biel, Switzerland close to Rolex as well as manufacturing facilities in China and distribution centers in Dallas, Germany, and Asia.

In 2012 Fossil, Inc. agreed to purchase Skagen Designs, Ltd. and some of its partners for approximately $225 million in cash and 150,000 Fossil shares. The total value paid by Fossil would be approximately $236.8 million.

In early 2013, Fossil introduced their upscale and more expensive "Fossil Swiss" line of watches which are made in Switzerland.

In November 2015, Fossil acquired Misfit for $260 million, with plans to incorporate Misfit's technology into traditional-looking watches.

Fossil has financial success with its own brands and this success has led a number of deals for licensed watch lines. In 2001, Fossil collaborated with designer Philippe Starck to create the Starck with Fossil watch collection. The collection features ultra-modern designs and unique movement. Other licensed watch lines that Fossil designs, manufactures, and distributes include Burberry, DKNY, Emporio Armani, Armani Exchange, Columbia Sportswear, Diesel, Frank Gehry, Karl Lagerfeld, Tory Burch, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Callaway Golf, Davis Cup, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Skagen Designs, Michele, and Adidas. When referencing Fossil's watch lines, they are generally regarded as a "manufacturer"; Fossil also designs and manufacture their own movements under the Fossil Twist Line.

In addition, the company produces collectibles, some of which are based on popular films or pop culture characters. Previous designs include: Superman; Batman; Wonder Woman; Elvis Presley; Pirates of the Caribbean; Flash; Green Lantern; Snoopy, Pokémon; Star Wars; Chronicles of Narnia; Cars; and The Matrix.

In 2003, the company released the "Fossil Wrist PDA" wristwatch computer which is a tiny Palm OS-based PDA worn like a watch. In 2006, Fossil released a Caller ID watch.

In 2006, Fossil teamed up with the National Football League in the United States to make the official watch collection for each team. Fossil also caters to special markets that seek to customize products.

Fossil won awards for "Most Effective Use of Online Creative" and "Best of Show" awards for the 6th Annual DFWIMA Excellence in Interactive Marketing (in 2006). Fossil has also been voted one of the Top 100 Best Companies to work for in the U.K in 2013 and 2015.

In 2016, Fossil won Fashion Tech Collection of the Year for their connected designer smartwatches and jewelry. Their analog smartwatches and connected jewelry span across their licensed brands such as Diesel, Emporio Armani, Michael Kors, and Kate Spade.

Coordinates: 32°58′47″N 96°42′09″W / 32.9798°N 96.7025°W / 32.9798; -96.7025

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Fossil Group, Inc. FOSL report Q3 2017
Period
Date
Adjusted Actuals EPS
GAAP EPS
Q1 2018
2018-05-08
--
--
Q4 2017
2018-02-16
--
--
Q4 2017
2018-02-12
--
--
Q3 2017
2017-11-07
--
--
Q3 2017
2017-11-07
-0.0300
-0.1100
Q2 2017
2017-08-08
-0.4800
-7.1100
Q1 2017
2017-05-09
-0.6500
-1.0000
Q4 2016
2017-02-14
1.0300
1.0300
Q3 2016
2016-11-03
0.4300
0.3600
Q2 2016
2016-08-09
0.1200
0.1200
Q1 2016
2016-05-10
0.1200
0.1200
Q4 2015
2016-02-16
1.4600
1.4600
Q3 2015
2015-11-12
1.1900
1.1900
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Funds
Fund Name
Ticker shares
aeris Capital Holding GmbH
667750
Bank of New York Mellon Corp
561584
BlackRock Fund Advisors
2534407
BlackRock Inc.
5209210
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A.
1261808
CITADEL ADVISORS LLC
518966
DEUTSCHE BANK AG\
603711
DIMENSIONAL FUND ADVISORS LP
1746955
FMR LLC
7237562
NORTHERN TRUST CORP
576492
Pacifica Capital Investments, LLC
623821
STATE STREET CORP
1105609
THOMPSON SIEGEL & WALMSLEY LLC
2591470
Vanguard Group, Inc
3644137
Vulcan Value Partners, LLC
11387845
Major Shareholders
Name Relationship
Total Shares
Holding stocks
KARTSOTIS KOSTA N
5.2200% (2760546)
FOSL /
SKINNER JAMES E
0.0600% (32002)
ACRE / FOSL /
QUICK MARK
0.0700% (39239)
FOSL /
ZIMMERMAN JAMES M
0.1200% (64222)
ACE / CB / FOSL /
STONE DONALD J
0.0600% (29653)
FOSL /
KOVAR MIKE
0.0600% (31772)
FOSL /
NEAL DIANE L
0.0400% (21283)
ANF / FOSL /
BOYER JEFFREY N
0.0500% (26602)
FOSL / PIR / TUES /
SECOR DENNIS R
0.2800% (146804)
FOSL / GES /
PRITCHARD JENNIFER
0.0500% (25354)
FOSL /
KENNEDY THOMAS M
0.0200% (12246)
FOSL /
Chiasson William B
0.0400% (19045)
FOSL / LF /
Nealon Thomas M
0.0400% (21132)
FOSL / LUV /
Agather Elaine B
0.0100% (5263)
FOSL /
Galanti Livio
0.0300% (15887)
FOSL /
Ragusa Elysia Holt
0.0200% (9242)
FOSL / TCBI /
McKelvey Gregory A
0.8000% (425771)
FOSL /
McKelvey Gregory A
1.0100% (535771)
FOSL /
Hart Darren E.
0.2300% (124194)
FOSL /
White John A.
0.2700% (144640)
FOSL /
Finley Mauria A.
0.0300% (16596)
FOSL /
Belcher Randy
0.2000% (103840)
FOSL /
Gehmacher Hans-Peter
0.1700% (87874)
FOSL /
Evans Steve Andrew
0.1500% (80457)
FOSL /
Anderson Eric Lloyd
0.1400% (72208)
FOSL /
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