February News

February was an especially busy month for us! Forward View analyst Michael Williams attended the Miami International Boat Show and a business presentation by Brunswick to gather field research on fresh marine technologies. Our Newell Brands earnings analysis discussed a biz named for a rodent, fragrant candle sales and how Yeti is eating Coleman's lunch right out of the cooler. Forward View's 4Q earnings estimate for Cabela's was ranked #1 by Estimize, and we have consistently ranked in the top ten of all forecasters in the Estimize Wide World of Sports league (focused on sporting goods and recreation companies). We have a 7.3% average error rate, beating the typical analyst in four out of the last five quarters. (In the quarter where we fell below our norm, we were engaged in updating our proprietary model.)

In February, we also launched: https://sportinggoodsmonitor.com/ In March, we'll connect our research distribution system to our new secure website so clients can enjoy a direct portal to our analyses. We also updated https://www.forwardviewconsulting.com/ with a fresh design and new presentation of our services.

We're working diligently on the Town of Clinchco website and have multiple new consulting contracts in our sights. Forward View's project calendar for April still has some availability, though, so book your project today! We look forward to sharing more good news with you!

Nathan Yates

Nathan Yates has been fascinated by technology and finance since he was young. He was the kid devouring the business section of the newspaper (remember those?) while others read everything else. Nathan believes that the American economy is built from the bottom-up, meaning that small businesses and local nonprofits are the foundation of our nation's success. These organizations are the lifeblood of towns and cities across the U.S. Unfortunately, most consulting firms overlook companies or organizations that don't have eight-figure budgets. Nathan thought Forward View Consulting should be different. And we are. As Lead Consultant, Nathan works with each client to deliver only the best financial and/or website development services. Nathan's years of web design experience and his business degrees ensure that professional expertise is brought to each project. Our network of contacts can offer additional specialized guidance if needed. Before creating Forward View Consulting, Nathan worked for an independent equity research firm as a Research Associate covering the industrial and energy sectors. This work involved preparing quarterly 15-40 page reports on multi-billion dollar corporations along with timely analysis of M&A activity and industry-wide news. He also managed research distribution and the company's online presence. Nathan also spent a summer serving as a local financial adviser's Research Intern. Nathan earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Finance from Southern New Hampshire University, graduating summa cum laude. He then earned a Master's degree in Finance from Southern New Hampshire University, where he was named the Outstanding Student in his particular concentration. Now, Nathan is an adjunct professor teaching economics and finance for his alma mater. In his spare time, Nathan enjoys fishing, reading, time with family and serving as a volunteer webmaster for the Clintwood United Methodist Church.