Kenneth Cole Productions
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For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Kenneth Cole Productions missed estimates on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared with the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped slightly and GAAP loss per share contracted.
Margins improved across the board.
Kenneth Cole Productions reported revenue of $116.8 million. The two analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see a top line of $125.5 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 0.5% lower than the prior-year quarter's $117.5 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 -$0.06. The three earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted -$0.03 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.10 for Q1 versus -$0.94 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 36.9%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -1.1%, 280 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -1.6%, 1,300 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $108.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.06.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $514.4 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.79.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 43 members out of 63 rating the stock outperform, and 20 members rating it underperform. Among 21 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 12 give Kenneth Cole Productions a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Kenneth Cole Productions is hold, with an average price target of $18.00.
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