Kenneth Cole Productions
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Kenneth Cole Productions beat expectations on revenues and crushed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased and GAAP earnings per share increased.
Gross margins shrank, operating margins improved, net margins grew.
Kenneth Cole Productions tallied revenue of $131.2 million. The two analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see sales of $126.5 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 8.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $120.8 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 $0.49. The three earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.28 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS were $0.43 for Q4 versus -$0.15 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 41.2%, 230 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.4%, 380 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.1%, 830 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $125.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.00.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $508.3 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.74.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 44 members out of 63 rating the stock outperform, and 19 members rating it underperform. Among 18 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 11 give Kenneth Cole Productions a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Kenneth Cole Productions is outperform, with an average price target of $15.25.
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