Deckers Outdoor Earnings Preview

Deckers Outdoor (Nasdaq: DECK  ) will try to beat its earnings estimates for the fifth consecutive quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, Feb. 23. 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 are bullish on this stock. Only one rates it as a sell, while 12 recommend it as a buy. Analysts like Deckers Outdoor better than competitor Wolverine World Wide overall. While analysts still rate the stock a moderate buy, they are a little more optimistic about it compared to three months ago.
  • Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $564.6 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 31.3% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $3.12 per share. Estimates range from $3.01 to $3.25.

What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly supporting the stock, with 88.8% assigning it an "outperform" rating. Most of the community is in line with the All-Stars, with 84.3% awarding it a rating of "outperform." Fools are impressed with Deckers Outdoor, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only three 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:

Now, a look at how efficient management has been at running the business. Margins are a representation of how efficiently a company captures portions of sales dollars. Deckers Outdoor has experienced a dip in operating margin year over year for the last three quarters. Operating margin reflects the total sales revenue that the company retains after costs. Here is how Deckers Outdoor has been doing for the last four quarters:

Quarter

Q3

Q2

Q1

Q4

Gross Margin

49.0%

42.7%

50.0%

54.2%

Operating Margin

21.9%

(7.0%)

13.8%

32.7%

Net Margin

15.1%

(4.8%)

9.4%

20.7%

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