Revelyst provided an update on its Gear Up transformation initiative a couple of days after reporting results for its latest quarter.
Revelyst, a segment of Vista Outdoor, Inc., is separating into a stand-alone public company, with an expected execution date later this year. As part of the process, Revelyst said it is “working to unlock its potential by directing resources to better meet consumer demand, synergizing and prioritizing strength in supply chain and doubling down on the equity and innovation of the company’s industry-leading brands.”
Revelyst launched Gear Up in the fiscal third quarter, “quickly actioning the plan to simplify the company’s business model, deliver increased efficiency and profitability from that simplified structure, and reinvested in its highest potential brands to accelerate growth and transformation.” These actions are in motion and will have an estimated $100 million of realized annual cost savings by fiscal year 2027; this is in addition to the previously announced $50 million cost restructuring program, of which $25 million in savings was related to Revelyst, for a total of $125 million in expected run-rate cost savings.
The company said it continues to make progress on Gear Up and is executing against the previously outlined goals. Gear Up actions announced today include:
- Expanding select roles to take on cross-brand scope as the company identifies synergies across each platform;
- Bringing together teams at dedicated platform locations to drive the culture necessary to achieve brand goals; and
- Eliminating duplicative roles as the platforms consolidate.
As part of these measures, the company will close offices in Petaluma, CA; Overland Park, KS; Eagle, CO; and Madison, MS. Revelyst is consolidating teams across core locations, including:
- The Adventure Sports platform, led by Jeff McGuane, will consolidate in Irvine, CA;
- The Outdoor Performance platform, led by Jordan Judd, will consolidate in Bozeman, MT; and
- The Precision Sports and Technology platform, led by Jon Watters and Scott Werbelow, will consolidate in San Diego, CA.
“While our business is stable, headwinds exist, and we need to make changes to grow and meet the financial plans we’ve established and believe in,” said Eric Nyman, CEO of Revelyst. “Our bold and decisive actions to unlock the potential for Revelyst have us on the right path. Previous ways of working need to be challenged and adjusted to position us to where we aspire to be.
“The decisions to close offices and reduce headcount aren’t taken lightly, and though they are intended to position us for the future, we understand that they are difficult in the immediate,” Nyman continued. “I have incredible confidence in our ability to transition through this and gain strength because of it. Gear Up is an integral component for transforming Revelyst into the world’s No. 1 house of brands.”
- Precision Sports and Technology: Foresight Sports and Bushnell Golf.
- Adventure Sports: Fox Racing, Bell Helmets, Giro Sport Design, CamelBak, QuietKat Electric Bikes, Blackburn and more.
- Outdoor Performance: Simms Fishing Products, Bushnell, Blackhawk, Stone Glacier, Camp Chef, Primos, and more.
Image courtesy Simms Fishing
For more information on the company’s fiscal third quarter and outlook for the year, go here: