Oxford Industries Earnings Preview

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Oxford Industries (NYS: OXM) beat estimates by $0.07 last quarter and investors are hoping it can beat them again. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, August 31. Oxford Industries is an apparel design, sourcing, and marketing company featuring a portfolio of owned and licensed lifestyle brands, company-owned retail operations, and a collection of private label apparel businesses.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts are very bullish on this stock, unanimously backing it as a buy. Analysts like Oxford Industries better than competitor Perry Ellis International overall. Eight out of nine analysts rate Perry Ellis International a buy compared to four of four for Oxford Industries. While analysts still rate the stock a moderate buy, they are a little more optimistic about it compared to three months ago.
  • Revenue Forecasts: On average, analysts predict $178.1 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 24.5% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.53 per share. Estimates range from $0.51 to $0.54.

What our community says:
CAPS All Stars are solidly behind the stock with 80.6% assigning it an "outperform" rating. The majority of Fools are in agreement with the All Stars, as 74.2% give it an "outperform" rating. Fools are bullish on Oxford Industries, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 33 posts in the past 30 days. Oxford Industries' bearish CAPS rating of two out of five stars falls short of the Fool community sentiment.

Management:
Revenue has fallen for the past three quarters.

Now let's look at how efficient management is at running the business. Traditionally, margins represent the efficiency with which companies capture portions of sales dollars. The following table shows gross, operating, and net margins over the past four quarters:

Quarter

Q1

Q4

Q3

Q2

Gross Margin

56.5%

53.9%

52.8%

47.1%

Operating Margin

14.7%

5.1%

4.6%

8.2%

Net Margin

8.7%

33.9%

4.0%

3.9%

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