The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 29 (Q3), Fossil missed estimates on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Gross margins dropped, operating margins dropped, net margins expanded.
Fossil logged revenue of $684.2 million. The 13 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated sales of $713.1 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 6.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $642.9 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 $1.28. The 15 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $1.17 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.26 for Q3 were 16% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.09 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 55.8%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.5%, 200 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.2%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $959.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $2.28.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.90 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.30.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 523 members out of 589 rating the stock outperform, and 66 members rating it underperform. Among 172 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 165 give Fossil a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Fossil is outperform, with an average price target of $101.73.
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