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Shares of Tapestry, Inc. Jump 13% After Strong Q4

By Daniel Miller – Aug 14, 2018 at 2:13PM

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A stronger-than-expected fourth-quarter result and higher-than-anticipated fiscal 2019 revenue guidance are powering shares of Tapestry higher.

What happened

Shares of Tapestry, Inc. (TPR 2.11%), a company with a collection of luxury brands including Coach, Kate Spade New York, and Stuart Weitzman, are trading 13% higher as of 12:57 p.m. EDT Tuesday, after the company released strong fourth-quarter results.

So what

Fourth-quarter and fiscal-year net sales jumped 31%, driven by organic growth and the Kate Spade acquisition. More specifically, fourth-quarter net sales reached $1.48 billion, slightly ahead of analysts' estimates, and adjusted earnings per share checked in at $0.60, also ahead of analysts' estimates calling for $0.57 per share.

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"Our strong fourth-quarter results capped an excellent FY18 performance for Tapestry, which demonstrated the power of our multi-brand model. We achieved our annual sales and operating income guidance, driving significant growth while earnings per share outpaced our forecast." said Victor Luis, Chief Executive Officer of Tapestry, in a press release.

Now what

The fourth quarter was a strong end to the fiscal year, with Tapestry recording positive comparable-store sales, thanks to strong performance in North America, and improving gross margins. Management anticipates full-year fiscal 2019 sales to range between $6.1 billion to $6.2 billion, ahead of average analyst estimates of $6.08 billion.

Daniel Miller has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of and recommends Tapestry. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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