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Deckers Outdoor Hamstrung by Guidance

By Chris Hill - Feb 28, 2014 at 6:48PM

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Deckers Outdoor had a good-looking fourth quarter, but guidance for Q1 was ugly.

Guidance has proven to be more important to the market than earnings for Deckers Outdoor (DECK 0.90%) today, as the company reported good Q4 results, but surprised everyone by forecasting a loss for the upcoming Q1. The company has put the blame for the coming loss on the cost of opening new stores and increased marketing, but the market reacted poorly to the news.

In this segment of Friday's Investor Beat, host Chris Hill and Motley Fool analyst Ron Gross discuss the stock. Ron notes that the business is doing well, but despite today's pullback, he still sees it as pricey. Also, Ron is concerned that the company still relies heavily on the trendy UGG brand footwear, and isn't interested in buying Deckers today.

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