Urban Outfitters Increases Sales but Misses Estimates on Earnings

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Seth Jayson
Seth Jayson
Mar 12, 2013 at 12:00AM
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Urban Outfitters (Nasdaq: URBN) reported earnings on March 11. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Jan. 31 (Q4), Urban Outfitters beat slightly on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded significantly. GAAP earnings per share increased significantly.

Gross margins contracted, operating margins grew, net margins grew.

Revenue details
Urban Outfitters booked revenue of $856.8 million. The 27 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $841.5 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 17% higher than the prior-year quarter's $730.6 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
EPS came in at $0.56. The 32 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.57 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.56 for Q4 were 107% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.27 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 36.6%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.4%, 660 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.6%, 420 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $651.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.30.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $3.15 billion.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 619 members out of 721 rating the stock outperform, and 102 members rating it underperform. Among 215 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 191 give Urban Outfitters a green thumbs-up, and 24 give it a red thumbs-down.

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