Skip to comments.Ammo Prices Drop: Vista Outdoors Looks to Consumer Internet Sales
Posted on 08/16/2017 1:44:20 PM PDT by marktwain
Vista Outdoors is one of the major players in ammunition production in the United States and the world. It owns CCI and Federal.
With the decrease in demand for ammunition and for sporting goods, its stock price has dropped. A year ago it was over $50 per share. This spring it fell below $20 for a brief period.
Most of the drop is likely due to a decreased demand for ammunition. Vista has a strategy to increase ammunition sales, or at least to keep market share and increase profits.
Independent retailers and e-commerce will play a key role in helping Vista Outdoor regain momentum as it faces sluggish markets for ammunition and the products it sells for shooting, camping and other recreation.
That approach was unveiled Thursday in a conference call for stock market analysts after Vista Outdoor reported a dramatic drop in net income for April, May and June.
Net income was $16.6 million for the three months ending July 2, compared with $29.1 million for the same time last year at the company that employs about 1,375 people in its Lewiston ammunition operations, which have been shrinking through attrition.
Vista Outdoor's per-share stock price was $21.86 after the close of the market Thursday.Data indicate consumers are buying, but just not to the extent they normally would this time of year, said Interim Chairman and CEO Michael Callahan.
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Ammo pxs drop even more when you reload. And it’s fun, too...
Buy as much as you can now. The war is just right around the corner.
Make. More. MiniMags!
>>Ammo pxs drop even more when you reload. And its fun, too...
Not all calibers, especially if you assign value to your time.
Those Big Box Store “managers” who were buying and selling out the back door for eight years, just saw their retirement plan evaporate.
Kinda sucks when you don’t know when to fold.
Obama was very very good for sales.
And now hes gone. ☹
My time? If it comes down to being prepared or being caught with yer pants down, I really don’t think my time is the main consideration. But that’s just my thinking on the subject.
>>My time? If it comes down to being prepared or being caught with yer pants down, I really dont think my time is the main consideration. But thats just my thinking on the subject.
Oh. I thought you meant in preparing for that day. If you plan to do your reloading on SHTF day, then money doesn’t matter at all. On that day, pull that handle fast, my friend!
At Cabela’s it’s $3.99 for 50rds .22LR with no limit.
>>And I’m sure we could find a caliber that’s extremely cost-effective to reload and purchase a snifty little firearm to accommodate such a round.
I agree. I reload the rounds that are cost-effective, considering the cost of my time. Those are .38 Sp, .357 Mag, .44 Mag, .45 LC. If I shot heavy rifles, I’d reload all of those calibers.
But .22, .380, 9mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP are all cost-effective to buy, especially in bulk on the internet.
Just at Walmart last night, SE Wisconsin, plenty of boxes Remington .22LR,36gr,550rnds - $23 !
Take ColdOne’s advice. One Antifa vs. BLM shooting, and the ammo shelves will be empty again.
I also reload.
Pick an arbitrary number of rounds you think you will need for SHTF. What do you do after you fire that last round you put away?
I would wager that the average reloader has more rounds loaded and ready to go than that number you picked and has enough components to reload that brass another 3 or 4 times.
I saw 22LR for 5 cents a round at a weekend gun show in Carson City. But, unfortunately seems that 9mm is still up to $229 a 1,000. A year ago I was buying it for $199 and lower.
Well, I reload 12ga. Definitely NOT cost-effective. But I can load any type of shell I want, and have fun doin’ it. So to me, it’s worth it.
“Make. More. MiniMags!”
>>Pick an arbitrary number of rounds you think you will need for SHTF. What do you do after you fire that last round you put away?
My ability to convince myself that I am a combination of Rambo, John McClane, and Dirty Harry isn’t that strong. I have at least 50x the amount of ammo that I can carry, so I plan to take a bunch of the bastards with me but if it comes down a endless horde of them attacking my home, Omega Man style, then they’ll probably get to me before I run dry.
>>I would wager that the average reloader has more rounds loaded and ready to go than that number you picked and has enough components to reload that brass another 3 or 4 times.
At least that much. I reload too. All I said is that some calibers are not worth reloading if you value your finite time on earth. That’s basic microeconomics.
>>Well, I reload 12ga. Definitely NOT cost-effective. But I can load any type of shell I want, and have fun doin it. So to me, its worth it.
I tried to get into skeet and sporting clays about 20 years ago and started loading my own 12 ga shells to get the perfect pattern. But, now my 12ga is for nothing but buckshot and slugs, so I just buy those.