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Fred's, Inc.
Type
Public
Traded as NASDAQ: FRED
S&P 600 Component
Industry Discount store
Founded 1947; 70 years ago (1947)
Coldwater, Mississippi, U.S.
Headquarters Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Number of locations
601 stores (December 1, 2015 (2015-12-01))
Areas served
Southeastern United States
Key people
Heath Freeman (Chairman)
Mike Bloom (CEO)
Jerry Shore (Oct 2014 – Aug 2016)
Products Garden Supplies, Snacks, Toys, Books, Food, Housewares, Videos, DVDs, Music
Brands Various
Revenue Decrease$2.150 billion
Operating income
Increase$39.198 million (2014)
Net income
Decrease$26.015 million (2014)
Total assets Increase$666.168 million (2014)
Total equity Increase$451.548 million (2014)
Number of employees
9,119 (February 1, 2014 (2014-02-01))
Divisions EntrustRx
Subsidiaries Getwell Drug & Dollar
Yazoo Trading Company
Website www.fredsinc.com

Fred’s Inc. (stylized fred's) and subsidiaries operate in 15 states in the southeastern United States with 304 full-service pharmacy departments located within Fred’s stores, including four franchised locations. Additionally, Fred’s Inc. has 57 Xpress pharmacy locations, three specialty pharmacy locations and more than 650 discount general merchandise stores chain-wide. Fred's stocks more than 12,000 frequently purchased items addressing the daily needs of its customers.

The first Fred's store opened in Coldwater, Mississippi in 1947. In 1953, Fred's moved its corporate headquarters to Memphis, Tennessee.

Fred's primarily competes against national, deep-discount chains Dollar General, Family Dollar, and Dollar Tree, and against independently owned stores. In the past few years, it and other deep-discount retailers have taken some market share away from major discount chains like Walmart, as well. Most locations are in towns with populations of 15,000 or less.

The company has two distribution centers: one in Memphis, another in Dublin, Georgia.

Fred’s Inc. owns and operates two additional chains, Getwell Drug & Dollar and Yazoo Trading Company.

Getwell Drug & Dollar is a pharmacy destination that also offers over-the-counter medication and individualized patient care. Locations across Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and Mississippi also feature more than 1,700 one-dollar items.

Yazoo Trading Company offers hardware, auto, and pet and animal supplies. Five locations across Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia also provide basic home project needs.

In 2008, Fred's decided to close over 50 under-performing stores due to rising fuel costs and other economic issues. For example, several North Carolina locations were closed, leaving over a dozen stores in that state.

On December 21, 2016, it was announced that Fred's would acquire 865 stores as a result of the Walgreens/Rite Aid merger expected to close in 2017 for the price of $950 Million USD. The acquisition would have more than doubled the number of stores Fred's currently operates. However, on June 29, 2017, Walgreens withdrew plans to acquire Rite Aid and instead opted to buy out half of their stores, a move which nullified Fred's planned acquisition of the Rite Aid stores. Fred's received $25 million as compensation for expenses of the now-terminated merger deal.

Fred's currently donates either through corporate donation or voluntary in-store requests to several national charities.

Investment goal date:
Dividends reinvested
Fred's, Inc. FRED report Q2 2017
Period
Date
Adjusted Actuals EPS
GAAP EPS
Q4 2017
2018-03-30
--
--
Q3 2017
2017-12-06
--
--
Q2 2017
2017-09-06
-0.1500
-0.7800
Q1 2017
2017-06-06
-0.0600
-0.9800
Q4 2016
2017-04-06
-0.1100
-0.6000
Q3 2016
2016-12-08
-0.2700
-1.0500
Q2 2016
2016-08-30
-0.1800
-0.1800
Q1 2016
2016-05-26
0.0300
0.0300
Q4 2015
2016-03-23
0.0700
-0.1100
Q3 2015
2015-11-24
0.1000
0.0400
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Funds
Fund Name
Ticker shares
ADAGE CAPITAL PARTNERS GP LLC
2383283
Alden Global Capital LLC
9275000
BlackRock Fund Advisors
2932227
BlackRock Inc.
4387473
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A.
1204123
DIMENSIONAL FUND ADVISORS LP
3077302
GREENLIGHT CAPITAL INC
2180721
NATIONAL RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION
2231569
NWQ INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT COMPANY, LLC
2500916
Point72 Asset Management, L.P.
1155800
PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/
2316784
RE ADVISERS CORP
2231569
TIG Advisors, LLC
1505791
Vanguard Group, Inc
3254230
WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT CO LLP
4378082
Major Shareholders
Name Relationship
Total Shares
Holding stocks
BARTON TIMOTHY A
0.0800% (28123)
FRED /
EISENMAN JACK
0.0600% (21500)
FRED /
HAYES MICHAEL
4.1300% (1524909)
FRED /
JACOBS REGGIE
0.0100% (2375)
FRED /
TASHJIAN TOM
0.9800% (363146)
FRED /
SHORE JERRY
0.2700% (99180)
FRED /
CURTIS DENNIS
0.0200% (6966)
FRED /
ROSSI STEVEN B
0.0800% (28123)
FRED /
LONGO KAZANOVA LINDA
0.0800% (28626)
FRED / GMCR /
BOCIAN PETER J
0.0700% (27175)
FRED / SWY /
Sands Willie
0.0100% (3482)
FRED /
McNabb B Mary
0.1300% (49484)
FRED /
Crockett Alan C
0.0100% (1907)
FRED /
McMillan Michael T
0.1300% (49084)
FRED /
Kay Ronald T
0.0100% (5240)
FRED /
Pruitt Ricky
0.0200% (6531)
FRED /
Brown Sherri
0.0400% (13467)
FRED /
Gabor Teresa
0.0100% (5076)
FRED /
Bloom Michael K
0.2800% (102822)
FDO / FRED /
Rampy William M.
0.0100% (5000)
FRED /
Fitzpatrick Steven
0.0800% (28549)
FRED /
Bloom Bernice
0.0100% (5000)
FRED /
Cook Lilia
0.0200% (7962)
FRED /
Townsend Steven Chad
0.0100% (1944)
FRED /
Donahue Kenneth Leo
0.0200% (6225)
FRED /
Barnes Craig
0.0600% (23712)
FRED /
Alden Global Capital LLC
25.1500% (9275000)
FRED /
Ridings Eric
0.0200% (8472)
FRED /
Garner Ben
0.0300% (9359)
FRED /
Maddox Wes
0.0200% (5737)
FRED /
Foley John James
0.0200% (7855)
FRED /
Gardner Mary Lou
0.0400% (13210)
FRED /
Hans Rick
0.0300% (12034)
FRED /
Liebmann Tim
0.0400% (16586)
FRED /
James Mike A.
0.0300% (12020)
FRED /
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