The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 29 (Q2), Bebe Stores whiffed on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped significantly and GAAP earnings per share shrank to a loss.
Margins dropped across the board.
Bebe Stores chalked up revenue of $124.6 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see a top line of $139.3 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 11% lower than the prior-year quarter's $152.0 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 -$0.06. The three earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted -$0.01 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.06 for Q2 against $0.08 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 33.9%, 620 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -5.5%, 1,300 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -3.6%, 790 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $115.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.03.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $500.4 million. The average EPS estimate is -$0.04.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 426 members out of 537 rating the stock outperform, and 111 members rating it underperform. Among 155 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 130 give Bebe Stores a green thumbs-up, and 25 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Bebe Stores is outperform, with an average price target of $5.48.
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