Consumer >> Analyst Interviews >> April 5, 2004


ROBERT S. DRBUL joined Lehman Brothers in November 1997. He is currently a senior vice president and the senior analyst with responsibilities for both the broadline retailing/department store and textile, footwear and apparel industries. In 2004, he was ranked as the number one textile, footwear and apparel analyst for the third consecutive year in the Institutional Investor magazine survey. Prior to his current role, he spent two years as a junior analyst at Lehman Brothers, covering department stores, mass merchandisers, discounters, luxury goods companies and specialty retailers. He joined Lehman from Salomon Brothers and, prior to that, was employed in the Investment Research Department at Federated Investors. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Yale University and an MBA in Finance from Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management. Profile
TWST: Would you begin with an overview of your coverage in the retail


Mr. Drbul: My group and I are responsible for two retail sectors, which

gives us a rather broad coverage universe.