Zumiez Hits Estimates in Solid Quarter

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Zumiez (NAS: ZUMZ) reported earnings on March 8. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Jan. 28 (Q4), Zumiez met expectations on both revenue and earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, both revenue and GAAP earnings per share improved significantly.

Gross margin dropped, operating margin grew, and net margin improved.

Revenue details
Zumiez booked revenue of $183.9 million. The 14 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for revenue of $183.2 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 18% higher than the prior-year quarter's $156.2 million.

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

EPS details
EPS came in at $0.60. The 16 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.60 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.60 for Q4 were 22% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.49 per share.

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

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 38.9%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.2%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $123.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.09.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $632.9 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.44.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 721 members rating the stock outperform and 69 members rating it underperform. Among 307 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 287 give Zumiez a green thumbs-up, and 20 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Zumiez is outperform, with an average price target of $30.49.

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