Under Armour is a company started by the former University of Maryland football player Kevin Plank. Although the company started in a basement, they have overcome many obstacles financially to have a continual growth in sales. The founder has been successful in developing new and innovative gears and apparels to help stay ahead of their competitors. Under Armour finds it extremely important to maintain relationships with their managers and more importantly with professional teams. The company has prided itself on maintaining a competitive advantage by always having top notch products and adopting new strategies and ideas to outcompete the rivals. The company strategy and initiatives clearly seems to be working since Under Armour is able to compete with Nike and Adidas. Under Armour mainly markets to people with active lifestyle, as a result the company made it a priority to be a major player in the life of people who play sports or enjoy being physically active globally. Some competitive advantages enjoyed by Under Armour are the amount of fitness product they offer. Also the ability to recognize the company is simple because their logos are easy to identify. With the strong brand loyalty and the cost advantage that the company has, it is evident that the company will expand in domestic as well as international market.
The company needs to expand their target market from national to international and develop clothes for people interested in a more casual look. The company should move from the performance based apparels to a more diverse set of product segment which include athletic and sportswear. The fact that Under Armour narrows its product to athletes makes the company to lose customers to their competitors who sell both athletic and casual wears.