That could spell opportunity for investors who recognize Restoration's key advantages. First, short-term issues like wintry weather in December probably didn't hurt Restoration as much as other retailers.
Matt Nemer, an analyst at Wells Fargo, points out that Restoration's store base is more concentrated on the West Coast than the Northeast or Midwest where conditions were worst. The company also generates about half its sales online, so many customers could have placed orders without even leaving their homes.
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And while many retailers have resorted to discounting to clear inventory in recent weeks, Restoration will feel less pressure because it has a unique set of merchandise. Restoration also sells items in a price bracket that's higher than other large retailers like Williams-Sonoma's Pottery Barn, so there's less need to respond to promotions by rivals.
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In the longer term, Restoration is also well-prepared for the inevitable shift toward online shopping. The trouble for many retailers is maintaining sales at physical locations with high overheard while also shouldering shipping costs for online orders.
But Restoration already has shifted to a "showroom" model where it displays a wide selection of merchandise in very large spaces and delivers the vast majority of purchases from separate locations. That has allowed it to introduce far more products quickly and give shoppers a chance to see them in person.
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