The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Oct. 27 (Q3), Men's Wearhouse met expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Margins grew across the board.
Men's Wearhouse notched revenue of $631.0 million. The three analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw net sales of $635.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 7.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $584.6 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 $0.95. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.97 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.95 for Q3 were 23% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.77 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 46.1%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.5%, 90 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.7%, 90 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $613.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.04.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.52 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.59.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 219 members out of 268 rating the stock outperform, and 49 members rating it underperform. Among 81 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 68 give Men's Wearhouse a green thumbs-up, and 13 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Men's Wearhouse is outperform, with an average price target of $40.40.
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