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Investor group urges rejection of Lumber Liquidators proxy proposals

The Lumber Liquidators Value Committee recommends that shareholders vote AGAINST all management proposals to be tabled at the Lumber Liquidators Annual Shareholder Meeting on May 22, 2019. LLVC said, "LLVC believes that the magnitude of value destruction, anemic recovery and management's self-enriching mindset as evidenced by its large pay packages necessitates a change at the company. In 2018, CEO Dennis Knowles received a 7.41% increase to his base salary for "merit." Mr. Knowles also received equity grants valued at $1,250,000. His total compensation for the year was over $2.3M. This hardly seems appropriate considering that Lumber Liquidators' stock collapsed almost 70% in 2018 and the company lost over $54M. For 2019, the company has doubled the Bonus payout rate for the lowest level of performance, thereby further rewarding and incentivizing mediocre performance. Shareholders must vote AGAINST the executive compensation plan in order to stop extravagant salary increases. Furthermore, the Board of Directors wants to increase the number of shares of common stock authorized for issuance by 1,750,000 in order to grant still higher equity-based compensation awards. Due to the low stock price, management has been issuing increasingly higher levels of stock-based compensation. Shareholders must vote AGAINST the amended equity compensation plan in order to stop the dilution of their holdings. LLVC intends to release a detailed operational plan designed to rapidly and cost effectively drive growth and increase margins at Lumber Liquidators. Concurrently we will insist that the Board of Directors conduct a strategic review to gauge interest for either a strategic or financial buyer to take over the company, should the premium be substantially beneficial to shareholders. LLVC has communicated with several large shareholders and received strong support for our strategy and anticipated proxy fight."

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Lumber Liquidators downgraded to Hold from Buy at Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst Laura Champine downgraded Lumber Liquidators to Hold and cut her price target for the shares to $10 from $24. The analyst reduced her margin forecast to reflect a promotional environment. In 2019, lower sales and margins are likely as big-ticket home-related spending growth begins to fade, Champine tells investors in a research note. The analyst's 35c earnings per share estimate for Lumber Liquidators's 2019 is 20c lower than the consensus. However, she believes the stock's "trough valuation" should limit further downside.
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Lumber Liquidators clears last significant legal hurdle, says Stifel
Lumber Liquidators entered into a deferred prosecution agreement and agreed to a $33M fine in connection with the investigation by the DOJ, SEC, and U.S. Attorney's Office that is associated with the company's Chinese laminate products, noted Stifel analyst John Baugh. The analyst believes this was the company's last significant legal issue, and sees the news as positive as it removes a significant uncertainty moving forward. Baugh maintained a Hold rating on Lumber Liquidators.
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Lumber Liquidators initiated with an In Line at Evercore ISI
Evercore ISI analyst Greg Melich started Lumber Liquidators with an In Line rating and $10 base case price target, stating that its been on a "long road to recovery" and it is still unclear what the "new normal" is for Lumber Liquidators with its margins still below 2% and the stock trading close to an all-time low.

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