Under Armour Business Report

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Sam Edward Spt 260 March 25, 2013 Under Armour History of the organization Under Armour was founded in 1996 by Kevin Plank , a then 23-year old former special team’s captain of the University of Maryland football team. Plank initially began the business from his grandmother 's basement in Washington, D.C. As a fullback at the University of Maryland , Plank got tired of having to change out of the sweat-soaked T-shirts worn under his jersey; however, he noticed that his compression shorts worn during practice stayed dry. This inspired him to make a T-shirt using moisture-wicking synthetic fabric. After graduating from the University of Maryland , Plank developed his first prototype of the shirt, which he gave to his Maryland…show more content…
New market opportunities could be a way to push Under Armour forward. Expanding the product service lines by under armour could help them raise sales and increase their portfolio. Expanding into other markets could be a possibility for under armour. Forming strategic alliances and joint ventures is an opportunity for under armour to maximize profit and gain new business. Reduce prices of the products. Increase number of retail outlets. Threats-Tax increases placing additional financial burdens on under armour could be a threat. The financial burden of increasing interest rates could be a threat to under armour. Changes in the way consumers shop and spend and other changing consumer patterns could be a threat to under armour’s performance. The actions of a competitor could be a major threat against under armour for instance it they bring in new technology or increase their workforce to meet demand. Substitute products available on the market present a major threat to under armour. Hard competition from companies such as nike and adidas. Recession may impact the sale of company. Low price importers can fetch market share. Male dominated focus. Mission statement-To make all athletes better through passion, science and the relentless pursuit of innovation. Financial-Under Armour is a publicly traded company on the NYSE. Results from the fourth quarter, ending December 31, 2011, shows that net revenues increased 34% to $403 million, $102 million more than
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