New York & Company
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended July 28 (Q2), New York & Company met expectations on revenues and exceeded expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue was unchanged and GAAP loss per share contracted.
Margins expanded across the board.
New York & Company booked revenue of $227.7 million. The seven analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see net sales of $226.0 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 0.4% lower than the prior-year quarter's $228.6 million.
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 -$0.07. The seven earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted -$0.11 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.07 for Q2 against -$0.25 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 25.3%, 480 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -1.9%, 430 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -1.9%, 480 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $216.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.08.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $951.4 million. The average EPS estimate is -$0.06.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 301 members out of 349 rating the stock outperform, and 48 members rating it underperform. Among 95 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 82 give New York & Company a green thumbs-up, and 13 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on New York & Company is outperform, with an average price target of $4.72.
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