The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Warnaco Group missed estimates on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue improved and GAAP earnings per share dropped to a loss.
Gross margins improved, operating margins dropped, net margins contracted.
Warnaco Group logged revenue of $614.7 million. The 10 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted a top line of $630.5 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 3.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $591.5 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 $0.97. The 13 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.98 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS were -$0.16 for Q4 against $0.42 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 43.6%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.0%, 270 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -1.1%, 430 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $660.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.02.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.64 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.41.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 127 members out of 137 rating the stock outperform, and 10 members rating it underperform. Among 41 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 39 give Warnaco Group a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Warnaco Group is hold, with an average price target of $58.30.
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