Children's Place Retail Stores
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended April 28 (Q1), Children's Place Retail Stores missed estimates on revenue and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded slightly and GAAP earnings per share contracted.
Margins dropped across the board.
Children's Place Retail Stores reported revenue of $438.5 million. The 10 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted sales of $448.1 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 1.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $430.8 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 $1.10. The 13 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $1.05 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.96 for Q1 were 13% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.10 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 40.3%, 230 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.3%, 310 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.4%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $352.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.67.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.77 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.25.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 151 members out of 202 rating the stock outperform, and 51 members rating it underperform. Among 61 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 44 give Children's Place Retail Stores a green thumbs-up, and 17 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Children's Place Retail Stores is outperform, with an average price target of $55.69.
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