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Coming Soon: Abercrombie & Fitch Earnings

By Seth Jayson - Updated Apr 10, 2017 at 12:20PM

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Checking expectations

Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE: ANF) is expected to report Q1 earnings around May 14. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Abercrombie & Fitch's revenues will grow 2.0% and EPS will shrink to a loss.

The average estimate for revenue is $940.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.05.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Abercrombie & Fitch chalked up revenue of $1.47 billion. GAAP reported sales were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.33 billion.

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

EPS details
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $2.21. GAAP EPS of $1.83 for Q4 were 346% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.41 per share.

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

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 62.3%, 380 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.6%, 370 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.0%, 730 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.83 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.47.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 820 members out of 1,144 rating the stock outperform, and 324 members rating it underperform. Among 309 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 246 give Abercrombie & Fitch a green thumbs-up, and 63 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Abercrombie & Fitch is outperform, with an average price target of $49.72.

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