The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Jan. 31 (Q4), Urban Outfitters met expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded and GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly.
Margins shrank across the board.
Urban Outfitters logged revenue of $730.6 million. The 21 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected sales of $733.3 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 9.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $668.4 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 $0.27. The 34 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.29 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.27 for Q4 were 39% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.44 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 30.1%, 3,200 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.8%, 920 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.4%, 590 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $582.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.21.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.79 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.51.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 634 members out of 743 rating the stock outperform, and 109 members rating it underperform. Among 242 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 212 give Urban Outfitters a green thumbs-up, and 30 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Urban Outfitters is hold, with an average price target of $28.63.
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