Guess? Gains: Fool by Numbers

On Feb. 16, Guess? (NYSE: GES  ) released Q4 2005 earnings for the period ended Dec. 31.

  • Revenues rose 23.5%, with net earnings up 72.3%.
  • Gross margins were up 3 percentage points, with net margins rising 2.7 percentage points.
  • Free cash flow for the fiscal year rose 101% to $93 million.

(Figures in thousands, except per-share data)

Income Statement Highlights

Q4 2005

Q4 2004

% Change

Sales

$276,649

$223,983

+23.5%

Net Profit

$25,802

$14,853

+73.7%

EPS

$0.57

$0.33

+72.7%



Get back to basics with a look at the income statement.

Margin Checkup

Q4 2005

Q4 2004

Change

Gross Margin

42.56%

39.47%

+3.08%

Op. Margin

15.70%

11.67%

+4.02%

Net Margin

9.33%

6.63%

+2.70%



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Balance Sheet Highlights

Assets

Q4 2005

Q4 2004

% Change

Cash+ ST Invest.

$171,549

$106,003

+61.8%

Inventory

$122,037

$82,329

+48.2%

Accounts Rec.

$81,762

$53,915

+51.6%



Liabilities

Q4 2005

Q4 2004

% Change

Long-Term Debt

$40,054

$41,396

-3.2%

Current Installments of Debt

$34,232

$13,430

+154.9%



Cash Flow Highlights

Q4 2005

Q4 2004

% Change

Cash From Ops

$142,768

$81,592

+75.0%

Capital Expend.

$48,800

$34,800

+40.2%

Free Cash Flow

$93,968

$46,792

+100.8%



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At the time of publication, Seth Jayson had shares of Guess?, American Eagle Outfitters, and Aeropostale, but no positions in any other company mentioned. Fool rules are here.


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