Deckers Outdoor Earnings Preview

Watch Deckers Outdoor's (Nasdaq: DECK  ) earnings report to see if it can beat analyst expectations for the fifth consecutive quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, July 28. Deckers Outdoor is a designer, producer, marketer, and brand manager of innovative, high-quality footwear and accessories.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts strongly back Deckers Outdoor, with 10 of 12 rating it a buy and the remainder rating it a hold. Analysts like Deckers Outdoor better than competitor Crocs overall. Analysts still rate the stock a Moderate buy, but they are a bit more wary about it compared to three months ago.
  • Revenue Forecasts: On average, analysts predict $143.4 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 4.7% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is a loss of $0.25 per share. Estimates range from a loss of $0.25 to a loss of $0.22.

What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly backing the stock with 90.3% awarding it an "outperform" rating. The community at large backs the All-Stars with 84.7% granting it a rating of "outperform." Fools are keen on Deckers Outdoor and haven't been shy with their opinions lately, logging 301 posts in the past 30 days. Despite the majority sentiment in favor of Deckers Outdoor, the stock has a middling CAPS rating of three out of five stars.

Management:
Deckers Outdoor's profit has risen year over year by an average of 68.7%.

Now let's look at how efficient management is at running the business. Traditionally, margins represent the efficiency with which companies capture portions of sales dollars. The following table shows gross, operating, and net margins over the past four quarters. 

Quarter Q1 Q4 Q3 Q2
Gross Margin 50% 54.2% 47.1% 44.3%
Operating Margin 13.8% 32.7% 23.9% 9.6%
Net Margin 9.4% 20.7% 15.2% 6.5%

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