MANAGEMENT 120A: SUMMER 2008
INTERMEDIATE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
CASE: GAP VERSUS ABERCROMBIE & FITCH CO.:
Which would you include in your stock wardrobe?
Headquartered in the heart of San Francisco, California, Gap, Inc.
(S&P500:GPS) was founded in 1969 and operates 3,167 stores world wide
as of February 2, 2008.
Limited to retail and online stores, Gap, Inc.
focuses on a wide range of casual apparel, accessories, and personal care
products for men, women and children. Gap, Inc. operates through its
subsidiaries of Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, and Piperlime names
who offer their products through retail stores as well as through gap.com,
bananarepublic.com, oldnavy.com and piperlime.com Websites, respectively. Gap, Inc continues
to grow with a strong set of standards in mind, “Every day, we look for new ways to connect
with customers around the world, provide value to our shareholders and make a positive
contribution in the communities where we do business.”
Founded in 1892 and headquartered in
New Albany, Ohio, Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
(S&P500: ANF), through its subsidiaries, is a
specialty retailer of casual apparel, sportswear
apparel, personal care products and accessories for men, women and children.
include Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie, Hollister and RUEHL brands.