The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended April 28 (Q1), Guess? beat slightly on revenue and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped slightly and GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly.
Margins dropped across the board.
Guess? reported revenue of $579.3 million. The 11 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $569.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 2.2% lower than the prior-year quarter's $592.2 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 $0.30. The 13 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.26 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.30 for Q1 were 35% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.46 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 40.6%, 150 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.8%, 520 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.6%, 260 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $646.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.52.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.73 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.60.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 147 members out of 177 rating the stock outperform, and 30 members rating it underperform. Among 49 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 41 give Guess? a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Guess? is outperform, with an average price target of $38.50.
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