The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended April 28 (Q1), Kohl's met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew slightly and GAAP earnings per share contracted.
Margins contracted across the board.
Kohl's logged revenue of $4.24 billion. The eight analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated revenue of $4.27 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 1.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $4.16 billion.
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 $0.63. The 21 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.61 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.63 for Q1 were 8.7% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.69 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 35.9%, 220 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.6%, 180 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.6%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $4.36 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.05.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $19.62 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.77.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 630 members out of 758 rating the stock outperform, and 128 members rating it underperform. Among 203 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 174 give Kohl's a green thumbs-up, and 29 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Kohl's is outperform, with an average price target of $57.60.
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