The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Deckers Outdoor beat expectations on revenues and beat slightly on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Gross margins dropped, operating margins dropped, net margins were steady.
Deckers Outdoor reported revenue of $603.9 million. The 16 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see revenue of $562.5 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 40% higher than the prior-year quarter's $430.1 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 $3.18. The 16 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $3.13 per share. GAAP EPS of $3.18 for Q4 were 40% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.27 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 51.0%, 320 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 29.3%, 340 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 20.7%, about the same as the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $244.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.25.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.59 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.16.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 675 members out of 800 rating the stock outperform, and 126 members rating it underperform. Among 231 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 205 give Deckers Outdoor a green thumbs-up, and 26 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Deckers Outdoor is outperform, with an average price target of $119.33.
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