Posts Tagged ‘Xpel’

The Art of the Fire Sale

Sep 28th, 2022

I am amazed at the growth our industry has seen through the recent pandemic that has affected and rewritten life as we know it. Despite economic strains, shops have continued to stay busy and grow more than ever. But as our economy comes into some challenging inflationary moments and supply chain issues plague the automotive […]

How Ryan Pape’s Big Gamble and Going ‘All In’ Propelled XPEL

Sep 7th, 2022

When Ryan Pape took the XPEL CEO job, he thought his wife would be excited. He was wrong. “She cried,” said Pape. “She thought it was a terrible idea.” Back then in 2009, XPEL (XPEL), a maker of protective film that protects paint on cars from chips and scratches, was on the verge of going […]

Coming and Going: Victory Capital Management Divests and BlackRock Increases Stake in XPEL

Aug 24th, 2022

Victory Capital Management filed a 13F-HR form on August 1 disclosing ownership of zero shares of XPEL (US: XPEL) with total holdings valued at $0 USD as of June 30, 2022. Victory Capital Management had filed a previous 13F-HR on May 4, 2022 disclosing 5,286 shares of XPEL at a value of $229,000 USD. This […]

XPEL Reports Revenue of $83.9 Million in Second Quarter 2022

Aug 10th, 2022

XPEL, a global provider of protective films and coatings, announced results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2022. Revenues increased 22.0% to a record $83.9 million in the second quarter, and net income grew 16.8% to $11.9 million, or $0.43 per share, compared to $10.2 million, or $0.37 per share, in […]

WINDOW FILM Magazine Visits XPEL

Jul 27th, 2022

The 21st Annual International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT) is less than 50 days away, and top industry suppliers are eager to connect with attendees live and in person. WINDOW FILM magazine’s Chris Collier traveled to XPEL’s San Antonio headquarters to highlight its event goals, show lineup and the significance of the first-ever Career […]

BlackRock Reaches 10.6% Ownership of XPEL

Jul 20th, 2022

American multinational investment management corporation BlackRock has filed an SC 13G form with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) disclosing ownership of 2,917,123 shares of XPEL. This represents 10.6% ownership of the protective films and coatings provider. According to financial media website Investopedia, BlackRock is the biggest investment management company globally by some metrics. The […]

XPEL Selected as Exclusive Supplier to Rivian Automotive

Jul 13th, 2022

XPEL, a global provider of protective films and coatings announced that they have been selected as the exclusive supplier to Rivian Automotive for their new paint protection film (PPF) factory direct program. By the terms of the agreement, Rivian Automotive will offer factory direct PPF options to its customers ordering their new R1T and R1S […]

Operating With a Type A Personality

Jun 22nd, 2022

I was a year into running my paint protection film business when my father stopped by to chat after finishing work. I was installing a partial hood, and while we talked, I proceeded to rip the film off and re-do it three times. He didn’t say anything but clearly could see my frustration. As I […]

A Conversation with Chris West

Jun 15th, 2022

I toured XPEL’s headquarters in San Antonio last week, scanning the labs, training rooms and the company’s expansive warehouse. My tour guide was Chris West, XPEL’s director of automotive films. After my walkthrough, we sat down to chat about his first experience with paint protection film (PPF), the art of business ownership and his new […]

Marco Cazorla, “The Film Trainer,” Shares Favorite Aspects of WFCT

May 25th, 2022

Marco Cazorla shares some insight for industry newcomers and his favorite aspects of WFCT. “It’s an excellent industry to jump into, and there’s no better time to join it than NOW.” Hands-on demonstrations and training, the best industry education and a chance to network with colleagues all under one roof. Marco will be there … […]

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