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StockGuru Featured Company: Zaldiva Inc. (ZLDV.OB)

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Zaldiva Inc. is a specialty and online retailer of new and vintage Pop Culture collectibles, comic books, and memorabilia. They market their unique product line via their retail location in Fort Lauderdale and through their e-commerce website and portal www.Zaldiva.com. Their website works in conjunction with other websites they have, as well as with their auction house operations.

Zaldiva began selling comics and the collectibles associated with them online back in 2002. They purchased their retail location in 2004; however, they did not officially open it until November 24, 2006. This store stocks over 15,000 items. These include comic books, graphic novels, collector supplies, statues, and action figures. They also stock collectible dolls, t-shirts, framed art, die-cast vehicles, posters, models and non-sports trading cards. On top of all this they have a vintage and antiques section.

The Company’s services include discounted comic and magazine subscriptions, discounted toys/statues pre-orders, and lay-a-ways. They also offer gift cards, and they are a Comics Grading Services (CGC) Authorized Member Dealer. Zaldiva Inc. also provides a personal shopper service in-store.

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Zaldiva Inc. (ZLDV.OB) – The Comic Book Industry is not Just for Kids Anymore.

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Every Wednesday, comic book buyers flock to their local comic book store for “New Comic Day.” The days of children buying 12 to 30 cent paperback stories are long gone. What we have now is a multi-stage dynamic that includes movies, dvds, affiliated merchandise (action figures/posters/t-shirts), graphic novels and more. Collectibles are “In” in a big way. Many subscribers buy 30 to 40 titles per month with an average ranging between 10 and 20. Typical titles retail for $3.99.

Zaldiva combines a brick and mortar location in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with an e-commerce website and portal which operates in conjunction with a series of ancillary websites and online auctions. This system is the foundation of the company’s business and marketing plan as well as its vision. This tactic also effectively spreads the risk associated with being locked into a single stationary location. The company is currently searching for more stores to acquire that further spread the company’s footprint in the industry. Zaldiva focuses its product orientation on the comics and collectibles genre of the specialty retail industry. This not only plays to the management’s expertise, but allows the company to operate in an economic subset that is recession averse and not subject to seasonal or market trends. Products sold range from comic books, statues and figurines, DVDs, posters, dolls, action figures, to T-shirts, die cast vehicles and automobiles.

Bigger is better. At this point, Zaldiva enjoys 35-55% profit margins on comic books and graphic novels alone. But, major publishers such as DC and Marvel Comics increase forward discounts once a retail organization has two or more locations. This means that the larger the distribution network (the more sales point locations), the greater the profits and other benefits that will accrue to Zaldiva. Anticipating ten to fifteen of these smaller acquisitions can net the company $.15 per share on one product line. The company has identified three larger ($1-2 million in revenues) targets, which, simply with economies of scale, should equal or exceed the net per share enhancements of the smaller purchases. With additional locations, the increase in forward discounts themselves, at full capacity can drop $.01 per share just on the main site.

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Zaldiva Inc. (ZLDV.OB) is “One to Watch”

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and trading on the OTCBB, Zaldiva Inc. is a specialty online retailer of new and vintage pop culture collectibles, comic books, and memorabilia. The company markets their unique product line through their retail location in Fort Lauderdale and via their e-commerce website and portal, www.Zaldiva.com. This website works in conjunction with their other websites, as well as with their auction house operations.

Zaldiva began selling comics and the collectibles associated with them online back in 2002. They purchased their retail location in 2004; however, they did not officially open it until November 24, 2006. This store stocks over 15,000 items. These include comic books, graphic novels, collector supplies, statues, and action figures. They also stock collectible dolls, t-shirts, framed art, die-cast vehicles, posters, models and non-sports trading cards. On top of all this they have a vintage and antiques section.

The company’s services include discounted comic and magazine subscriptions, discounted toy/statue pre-orders, and layaways. They also offer gift cards and are a Comics Grading Services (CGC) Authorized Member Dealer. Zaldiva Inc. also provides a personal shopper service in-store.

This year the company introduced their new team members Dan Bascobert and Simon M. St. Cyr (aka Joe Bananaz), who are team artists helping Zaldiva Inc. create their own characters for comics, marketing, public relations, and memorabilia.

In July, Zaldiva announced the receipt of their auctioneer’s licenses for the state of Florida. Zaldiva sees the license as a significant step in executing their business plan. In Florida, a number of “E-Auction” or “Ebay drop-off” type companies have closed. Some have referred their clients to Zaldiva. Many small companies find the expense and time involved in gaining these licenses to be prohibitive.

Nicole Leigh-van Coller, President of Zaldiva said, “Getting the license was very involved. However, it is something we absolutely needed if we were to continue expanding and reaching our goal of being a major distributor of collectible goods. Currently we have clients in over 23 countries due to our online efforts and now with being an auction house, it opens up all sorts of opportunities for our company and shareholders.”

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