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Brett Andress, CFA

Leisure Companies

Brett Andress is an Assistant Vice President, Equity Research Analyst with KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. His research coverage is focused on the leisure sector.

Prior to taking over coverage of the leisure sector, Andress covered packaged food companies for KeyBanc Capital Markets. Before his promotion to senior analyst in 2015, Andress worked as a research associate covering the leisure sector. He started his career as a private bank investment analyst for J.P. Morgan Asset Management.

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Andress earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and Business Economics from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and also holds the Series 7, 63, 86 and 87 industry licenses.

In June 2017, Andress was recognized by Thomson Reuters StarMine as the #2 earnings estimator in the Food Products sector.

Leisure Companies Under Research Coverage

Company
Ticker
Acushnet Holdings Corp.
GOLF
Brunswick Corporation
BC
Callaway Golf Company
ELY
Camping World Holdings, Inc.
CWH
Cedar Fair, L.P.
FUN
Harley Davidson, Inc.
HOG
Hasbro, Inc.
HAS
Malibu Boats, Inc.
MBUU
Mattel, Inc.
MAT
MCBC Holdings, Inc.
MCFT
Polaris Industries Inc.
PII
Sea World Entertainment
SEAS
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
SIX
Vail Resorts, Inc.
MTN
Vista Outdoor Inc.
VSTO

David Carlson

Packaged Foods & Meats Companies

David Carlson is an Equity Research Analyst with KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. His research coverage is focused on the packaged foods & meats sector.

Prior to assuming coverage of packaged foods & meats in October 2017, Carlson worked at KBCM as a research associate covering the restaurants sector since 2012. Before that, he was a research associate at Suntrust Robinson Humphrey, also covering restaurants. Carlson started his career in sales for Dell’s Advanced Systems Group.

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Carlson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications Studies and a Master of Business Administration degree in Corporate Finance and Accounting, both from Vanderbilt University. He also holds the Series 7, 63, 86 and 87 industry licenses.

Packaged Foods & Meats Companies Under Research Coverage

Company
Ticker
Hormel Foods Corporation
HRL
Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation
PPC
Sanderson Farms, Inc.
SAFM
Tyson Foods, Inc.
TSN

Jason Gere

Consumer Staples & Household Products Companies

Jason Gere is a Managing Director, Equity Research Analyst with KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. His research coverage is focused on the household products, personal care and cosmetics industry.

Prior to joining KBCM, Gere worked at RBC Capital Markets as a research analyst covering the HPC industry. Previous equity research experience includes working as a consumer staples analyst for Wachovia Capital Markets and as a research associate at Prudential Equity Group.

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Gere earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance and International Business, both from New York University. He also holds the Series 7, 63, 86 and 87 industry licenses, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Consumer Staples & Household Products Companies Under Research Coverage


Company
Ticker
Central Garden & Pet Company
CENT
Church & Dwight Co, Inc.
CHD
The Clorox Company
CLX
Colgate-Palmolive Company
CL
Coty Inc.
COTY
Edgewell Personal Care Company
EPC
Energizer Holdings, Inc.
ENR
The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.
EL
Helen of Troy Limited
HELE
Inter Parfums, Inc.
IPAR
Newell Rubbermaid Inc.
NWL
Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc.
PBH
Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc.
SBH
Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (The)
SMG
Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc.
SPB
Tupperware Brands Corporation
TUP
Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrances, Inc.
ULTA

Bradley B. Thomas, CFA

Retail & Hardlines Companies

Bradley B. Thomas is a Director, Equity Research Analyst with KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. With the Company since April 2008, his research coverage focuses on the retail hardlines industry.

Prior to joining the firm, Thomas was a vice president and senior analyst at Lehman Brothers in the retail sector. Thomas joined Lehman in 2001 and began his career on the Institutional Investor-ranked retail hardlines team.

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In 2013, Thomas was ranked #1 of 75 analysts and received a “gold” award in The Wall Street Journal’s Best on the Street Survey in the specialty retailers & services category. This marked Brad’s second WSJ award. He ranked #2 in the home construction & furnishings category in 2012.

Thomas is a graduate of Duke University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in economics with a minor in history. He is a CFA charterholder and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts. Thomas is regularly featured in the media, appearing on CNBC and Bloomberg Television, and in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Business Week and Barron’s.

Retail – Hardlines Companies Under Research Coverage

Company
Ticker
Aaron's, Inc.
AAN
ACCO Brands Corporation
ABD
At Home Group Inc.
HOME
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.
BBBY
Best Buy Co., Inc.
BBY
Big Lots, Inc.
BIG
Conn's, Inc.
CONN
Dollar General Corporation
DG
Dollar Tree, Inc.
DLTR
Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.
ETH
Five Below, Inc.
FIVE
Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc.
HVT
Kirkland's, Inc.
KIRK
La-Z-Boy Incorporated
LZB
Ollie's Bargain Outlet Holdings, Inc.
OLLI
Pier 1 Imports, Inc.
PIR
Rent-A-Center
RAC
Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc.
RH
Sealy Corporation
ZZ
Select Comfort Corporation
SCSS
Tempur-Pedic International Inc.
TPX
Tractor Supply Company
TSCO
Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
WSM

Edward Yruma

Specialty Retailing Companies

Edward Yruma is a Managing Director, Equity Research Analyst with KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. With the Company since fall 2008, his research coverage is focused on Retail Softlines/Apparel companies.

Prior to joining KeyBanc Capital Markets, Yruma spent eight years with J.P. Morgan, first as a technology and telecommunications investment banker in both San Francisco and New York, and most recently as a Vice President and Senior Business and Consumer Services Analyst.

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He also serves as a board member for the Retail Marketing Society. He formerly served as a board member for St. John’s Bread and Life, one of the largest soup kitchens in New York City.

Yruma is a frequent guest on CNBC and Bloomberg, and is regularly quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and The New York Times.

Specialty Retailing Companies Under Research Coverage

Company
Ticker
Ascena Retail Group, Inc.
ASNA
Chico's FAS, Inc.
CHS
Coach, Inc.
COH
Columbia Sportswear Company
COLM
Fossil, Inc.
FOSL
Francesca's Holdings Corporation
FRAN
Gap, Inc. (The)
GPS
G-III Apparel Group, Ltd.
GIII
L Brands, Inc.
LB
lululemon athletica inc.
LULU
Movado Group, Inc.
MOV
Nordstrom, Inc.
JWN
Oxford Industries, Inc.
OXM
Perry Ellis International, Inc.
PERY
Steven Madden, Ltd.
SHOO
Tiffany & Co.
TIF
Under Armour, Inc.
UAA
Urban Outfitters, Inc.
URBN
V.F. Corporation
VFC
Vera Bradley, Inc.
VRA
Vince Holding Corp.
VNCE
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
WMT
Wolverine World Wide, Inc.
WWW

Kenneth R. Zener

Homebuilders and Building Product Companies

Kenneth R. Zener is a Director, Equity Research Analyst with KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. Zener joined the company in summer 2010 to cover the building products and homebuilders sector.

Prior to joining KeyBanc Capital Markets, Zener worked at Macquarie Capital as the lead analyst in the building materials/products and homebuilders space. From 2005 to 2008, he worked at Merrill Lynch, first as an associate then as a lead analyst. Before joining Merrill, he worked for Orleans Homebuilders, Deutsche Bank from 2001 to 2004, and began his investment career at Sanford Bernstein in 1999.

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Zener earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston University and a Master of Business Administration degree from The University of Texas at Austin. He holds Series 7, 63, and 86/87 industry licenses.

In its June 2017 Analyst Awards, Thomson Reuters StarMine recognized Zener as the #1 earnings estimator in the Household Durables sector. This was Zener’s third award from StarMine.

Homebuilders and Building Product Companies Under Research Coverage

Company
Ticker
Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
AWI
Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc.
BECN
The CalAtlantic Group, Inc.
CAA
D.R. Horton, Inc.
DHI
Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc.
FBHS
Installed Building Products, Inc.
IBP
KB Home
KBH
Lennar Corporation
LEN
Masco Corporation
MAS
M.D.C. Holdings, Inc.
MDC
Owens Corning
OC
PGT, Inc.
PGTI
Ply Gem Holdings, Inc.
PGEM
Pool Corporation
POOL
PulteGroup, Inc.
PHM
Quanex Corporation
NX
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
SWK
Toll Brothers, Inc.
TOL
TopBuild Corp
BLD
Whirlpool Corporation
WHR

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