The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Feb. 3 (Q4), Lululemon Athletica met expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly. GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Margins grew across the board.
Lululemon Athletica logged revenue of $485.5 million. The 22 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted sales of $482.1 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 31% higher than the prior-year quarter's $371.5 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 $0.75. The 22 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.74 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.75 for Q4 were 47% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.51 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 56.5%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 31.4%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 22.5%, 270 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $341.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.34.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.64 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.11.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,030 members out of 1,372 rating the stock outperform, and 342 members rating it underperform. Among 367 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 262 give Lululemon Athletica a green thumbs-up, and 105 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Lululemon Athletica is outperform, with an average price target of $79.37.
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