As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 30, 2019

Registration No.                 





Washington, D.C. 20549









(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)






(State or other jurisdiction of


(I.R.S. Employer

incorporation or organization)


Identification No.)


7035 South High Tech Drive

Midvale, Utah 84047
(Address, including zip code, of Principal Executive Offices)



Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings, Inc.

2019 Performance Incentive Plan

(Full title of the plan)



Jon Barker
President and Chief Executive Officer
7035 South High Tech Drive

Midvale, Utah 84047

(801) 566-6681

(Name, address and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)




John-Paul Motley, Esq.

O’Melveny & Myers LLP

400 South Hope Street

Los Angeles, California 90071

(213) 430-6000



Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.


Large accelerated filer o

Accelerated filer x



Non-accelerated filer o

Smaller reporting company x




Emerging growth company x


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act.  x




Title of
To Be Registered


To Be


Per Share




Amount Of


Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share


3,500,000(1) shares











(1)        This Registration Statement covers, in addition to the number of shares of Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company” or the “Registrant”), common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Common Stock”), stated above, options and other rights to purchase or acquire the shares of Common Stock covered by this Registration Statement and, pursuant to Rule 416 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), an additional indeterminate number of shares, options and rights that may be offered or issued pursuant to the Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings, Inc. 2019 Performance Incentive Plan (the “Plan”) as a result of one or more adjustments under the Plan to prevent dilution resulting from one or more stock splits, stock dividends or similar transactions.

(2)        Pursuant to Securities Act Rule 457(h), the maximum offering price, per share and in the aggregate, and the registration fee were calculated based upon the average of the high and low prices of the Common Stock on August 26, 2019, as quoted on the Nasdaq Global Select Market.


The Exhibit Index for this Registration Statement is at page 7.










The document(s) containing the information specified in Part I of Form S-8 will be sent or given to participants as specified by Securities Act Rule 428(b)(1).









Item 3.                                                      Incorporation of Certain Documents by Reference


The following documents of the Company filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) are incorporated herein by reference:


(a)                                 The Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for its fiscal year ended February 2, 2019, filed with the Commission on March 29, 2019 (Commission File No. 001-36401);


(b)                                 The Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for its fiscal quarters ended May 4, 2019 and August 3, 2019 filed with the Commission on May 31, 2019 and August 30, 2019, respectively (Commission File No. 001-36401);


(c)                                  The Company’s Current Reports on Form 8-K, filed with the Commission on March 7, 2019, March 28, 2019 (with respect to Item 5.02 only), April 8, 2019, June 3, 2019 and June 7, 2019 (each, Commission File No. 001-36401);


(d)                                 The description of the Company’s Common Stock contained in its Registration Statement on Form S-1 filed with the Commission on March 7, 2014 (Commission File No. 333-194421), and any other amendment or report filed for the purpose of updating such description.


All documents subsequently filed by the Company pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 and 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment which indicates that all securities offered hereby have been sold or which deregisters all securities then remaining unsold, shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement and to be a part hereof from the date of filing of such documents; provided, however, that documents or information deemed to have been furnished and not filed in accordance with Commission rules shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement.  Any statement contained herein or in a document, all or a portion of which is incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference herein, shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this Registration Statement to the extent that a statement contained herein or in any other subsequently filed document which also is or is deemed to be incorporated by reference herein modifies or supersedes such statement.  Any such statement so modified or superseded shall not be deemed, except as so modified or amended, to constitute a part of this Registration Statement.


Item 4.                                                      Description of Securities


Not applicable.


Item 5.                                                      Interests of Named Experts and Counsel


Not applicable.




Item 6.                                                      Indemnification of Directors and Officers


Section 102(b)(7) of the Delaware General Corporation Law (the “DGCL”) permits a corporation in its certificate of incorporation or an amendment to eliminate or limit the personal liability of its directors or its stockholders for monetary damages for a breach of fiduciary duty as a director, except where the director breached his or her duty of loyalty, failed to act in good faith, engaged in intentional misconduct or knowingly violated a law, authorized the payment of a dividend or approved a stock repurchase in violation of law or obtained an improper personal benefit.  The Registrant’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation provides for this limitation of liability.


Section 145 of the DGCL provides that a corporation has the power to indemnify a director, officer, employee or agent of the corporation and certain other persons serving at the request of the corporation in related capacities against expenses (including attorneys’ fees), judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlements actually and reasonably incurred by the person in connection with any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, other than an action by or in the right of the corporation, to which he or she is a party by reason of such position, if such person acted in good faith and in a manner he or she reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation and, with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, had no reasonable cause to believe his or her conduct was unlawful.  Section 145 further provides that in the case of actions brought by or in the right of the corporation, no indemnification shall be made with respect to any claim, issue or matter as to which such person shall have been adjudged to be liable to the corporation unless and only to the extent that the Court of Chancery or other adjudicating court determines that, despite the adjudication of liability but in view of all of the circumstances of the case, such person is fairly and reasonably entitled to indemnify for such expenses which the Court of Chancery or such other court shall deem proper.


Section 145(g) of the DGCL further authorizes a corporation to purchase and maintain insurance on behalf of any indemnified person against any liability asserted against and incurred by such person in any indemnified capacity, or arising out of such person’s status as such, regardless of whether the corporation would otherwise have the power to indemnify under Delaware law.


The Registrant’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation allows and the Registrant’s amended and restated bylaws require that we indemnify our directors and officers to the fullest extent authorized by the DGCL and that we pay expenses incurred in defending any such proceeding in advance of its final disposition upon delivery of an undertaking, by or on behalf of an indemnified person, to repay all amounts so advanced if it should be determined ultimately that such person is not entitled to be indemnified under this section or otherwise.


The Registrant has entered into indemnification agreements with its directors and executive officers. In general, these agreements provide that the Registrant will indemnify the director or executive officer to the fullest extent permitted by law for claims arising in his or her capacity as a director or officer or in connection with his or her service at the Registrant’s request for another corporation or entity.




The indemnification rights set forth above shall not be exclusive of any other right which an indemnified person may have or hereafter acquire under any statute, provision of the Registrant’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation, amended and restated bylaws, agreement, vote of stockholders or disinterested directors or otherwise.


The Registrant maintains standard policies of insurance that provide coverage (1) to our directors and officers against loss rising from claims made by reason of breach of duty or other wrongful act and (2) to us with respect to indemnification payments that we may make to such directors and officers.


Item 7.                                                      Exemption from Registration Claimed


Not applicable.


Item 8.                                                      Exhibits


See the attached Exhibit Index at page 7, which is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.                                                      Undertakings


(a)                                The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes:


(1)                               To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement:


(i)            To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act;


(ii)           To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of this Registration Statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in this Registration Statement;


(iii)          To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in this Registration Statement or any material change to such information in this Registration Statement;


provided, however, that paragraphs (a)(1)(i) and (a)(1)(ii) do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the Commission by the Registrant pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement.


(2)          That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.


(3)          To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.




(b)           The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the Registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act) that is incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.


(c)           Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the Registrant pursuant to the provisions described in Item 6 above, or otherwise, the Registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable.  In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the Registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the Registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the Registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.











Description of Exhibit






Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings, Inc. 2019 Performance Incentive Plan.  (Filed as Exhibit A to the Company’s Proxy Statement filed with the Commission pursuant to Section 14(a) of the Exchange Act on April 19, 2019 (Commission File No. 001-36401) and incorporated herein by this reference.)






Opinion of O’Melveny & Myers LLP (opinion re legality).






Consent of KPMG LLP (consent of independent registered public accounting firm).






Consent of Counsel (included in Exhibit 5.1).






Power of Attorney (included in this Registration Statement under “Signatures”).






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this Form S-8 Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Midvale, State of Utah, on August 30, 2019.








/s/ Jon Barker



Jon Barker



President and Chief Executive Officer




Each person whose signature appears below constitutes and appoints Jon Barker and Robert K. Julian, and each of them, acting individually and without the other, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place, and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments, exhibits thereto and other documents in connection therewith) to this Registration Statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done in and about the premises, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or either of them individually, or their or his substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, this Registration Statement has been signed below by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.












/s/ Jon Barker


Chief Executive Officer and Director


August 30, 2019

Jon Barker


(Principal Executive Officer)








/s/ Robert K. Julian


Chief Financial Officer and Secretary


August 30, 2019

Robert K. Julian


(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)








/s/ Joseph P. Schneider


Chairman of the Board and Director


August 30, 2019

Joseph P. Schneider


















/s/ Martha Bejar




August 30, 2019

Martha Bejar










/s/ Christopher Eastland




August 30, 2019

Christopher Eastland










/s/ Kent V. Graham




August 30, 2019

Kent V. Graham










/s/ Gregory P. Hickey




August 30, 2019

Gregory P. Hickey










/s/ Richard McBee




August 30, 2019

Richard McBee









[O’Melveny & Myers LLP Letterhead]


August 30, 2019


Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings, Inc.

7035 South High Tech Drive

Midvale, Utah 84047


Re:          Registration of Securities of Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings, Inc.


Ladies and Gentlemen:


In connection with the registration of up to 3,500,000 shares of Common Stock of Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), par value $0.01 per share (the “Shares”), under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, pursuant to a Registration Statement on Form S-8 (the “Registration Statement”), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on or about the date hereof, such Shares to be issued or delivered pursuant to the Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings, Inc. 2019 Performance Incentive Plan (the “Plan”), you have requested our opinion set forth below.


In our capacity as counsel, we have examined originals or copies of those corporate and other records of the Company we considered appropriate. We assumed the genuineness of all signatures, the authenticity of all documents submitted to us as originals and the conformity with originals of all documents submitted to us as copies.


On the basis of such examination and our consideration of those questions of law we considered relevant, and subject to the limitations and qualifications in this opinion, we are of the opinion that the Shares have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate action on the part of the Company and, when issued in accordance with such authorization, the provisions of the Plan and relevant agreements duly authorized by and in accordance with the terms of the Plan, and upon payment for and delivery of the Shares as contemplated in accordance with the Plan, and either (a) the countersigning of the certificate or certificates representing the Shares by a duly authorized signatory of the registrar for the Company’s Common Stock, or (b) the book-entry of the Shares by the transfer agent for the Company’s Common Stock in the name of The Depository Trust Company or its nominee, the Shares will be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable.


We consent to your filing this opinion as an exhibit to the Registration Statement.



Respectfully submitted,


/s/ O’Melveny & Myers LLP




Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm


The Board of Directors

Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings, Inc.:


We consent to the use of our report incorporated by reference herein.


(signed) KPMG LLP


Salt Lake City, Utah

August 30, 2019