Phillips-Van Heusen Earnings Preview

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Watch Phillips-Van Heusen's (NYS: PVH) earnings report to see if it can beat analyst expectations for the fifth consecutive quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday. PVH is an apparel company that designs and markets branded dress shirts, neckwear, and sportswear.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts strongly back PVH, with seven of 10 rating it a buy and the remainder rating it a hold. Analysts like PVH better than competitor Warnaco Group overall. 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 $1.62 billion in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 6.6% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $1.81 per share. Estimates range from $1.76 to $1.83.

What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly backing the stock with 96.2% assigning it an outperform rating. The community at large concurs with the All-Stars with 90.1% giving it a rating of outperform. Fools are gung-ho about PVH, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 90 posts in the past 30 days. PVH's bearish CAPS rating of two out of five stars falls short of the Fool community sentiment.

Management:
The company increased its gross margin by 2.1 percentage points in the last quarter. Revenue rose 21% while cost of sales rose 15.6% to $610.3 million from a year earlier.

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

Q2

Q1

Q4

Q3

Gross Margin

54.3%

53.2%

52.7%

52.3%

Operating Margin

10.0%

8.8%

6.6%

11.8%

Net Margin

5.0%

4.2%

4.0%

5.3%

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