Zumiez Earnings Preview

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Watch Zumiez's (NAS: ZUMZ) earnings report to see if it can beat analyst expectations for the fifth consecutive quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, March 8. Zumiez is a mall-based specialty retailer of sports-related apparel, footwear, equipment, and accessories.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts think investors should stand pat on Zumiez with 10 of 17 analysts rating it hold.
  • Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $182.5 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 16.8% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.59 per share. Estimates range from $0.58 to $0.61.

What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are strongly backing the stock, with 93.6% granting it an "outperform" rating. Most of the community concurs with the All-Stars, with 91.3% assigning it a rating of "outperform." Zumiez's bearish CAPS rating of two out of five stars falls short of the Fool community sentiment.

Management:

Now, a look at how efficient management has been at running the business. Traditionally, margins serve as an illustration of how efficiently a company captures portions of sales dollars. Zumiez has seen increasing gross margins year-over-year for the last four quarters. Gross margins reflect the total sales revenue retained after costs. See how Zumiez has been doing for the last four quarters:

Quarter

Q3

Q2

Q1

Q4

Gross Margin

39.1%

33.2%

31.6%

39.0%

Operating Margin

14.8%

3.2%

2.4%

15.4%

Net Margin

9.2%

2.3%

1.8%

9.6%

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