The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Feb. 2 (Q4), Kohl's met expectations on revenues and beat slightly on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew. GAAP earnings per share contracted.
Margins dropped across the board.
Kohl's reported revenue of $6.34 billion. The 19 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw a top line of $6.34 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 5.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $6.02 billion.
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 $1.66. The 21 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $1.62 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.66 for Q4 were 7.8% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.80 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 33.3%, 290 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.8%, 260 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.0%, 160 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $4.31 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.64.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $19.50 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.51.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 674 members out of 797 rating the stock outperform, and 123 members rating it underperform. Among 223 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 196 give Kohl's a green thumbs-up, and 27 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Kohl's is hold, with an average price target of $50.41.
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