VF (NYSE: VFC ) reported earnings on Oct. 22. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 29 (Q3), VF met expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased and GAAP earnings per share increased significantly.
Margins increased across the board.
VF logged revenue of $3.15 billion. The 18 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected sales of $3.17 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.75 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $3.52. The 22 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $3.50 per share. GAAP EPS of $3.42 for Q3 were 27% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.69 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 46.7%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.1%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.1%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $3.09 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $3.02.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $10.97 billion. The average EPS estimate is $9.55.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 457 members out of 484 rating the stock outperform, and 27 members rating it underperform. Among 166 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 163 give VF a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
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