The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Jan. 28 (Q4), Collective Brands beat expectations on revenues and exceeded expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue improved and GAAP loss per share expanded.
Margins dropped across the board.
Collective Brands reported revenue of $815.9 million. The seven analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $782.3 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 5.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $773.8 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at -$0.61. The seven earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast -$0.78 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS were -$0.69 for Q4 compared to -$0.17 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 27.9%, 510 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -2.7%, 420 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -5.1%, 380 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $865.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.46.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $3.49 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.00.
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