Oxford Industries Earnings Preview

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Watch Oxford Industries' (NYS: OXM) earnings report to see if it can beat analyst expectations for the fourth consecutive quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday. Oxford Industries is an apparel design, sourcing, and marketing company featuring a portfolio of owned and licensed lifestyle brands as well as company-owned retail operations.

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. Five out of eight analysts rate Perry Ellis International a buy compared to four of four for Oxford Industries. Oxford Industries' rating hasn't changed over the past three months.
  • Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $192.3 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 21.9% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.55 per share. Estimates range from $0.53 to $0.60.

What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are in strong support of the stock, with 86.2% assigning it an outperform rating. The majority of Fools (71.6%) agree with the All-Stars and award it an outperform rating. Oxford Industries' bearish CAPS rating of two out of five stars falls short of the Fool community sentiment.


Management:
Oxford Industries' profit has risen year-over-year by an average of more than fourfold over the past five quarters.

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. The company's net margins have slipped in the last two quarters year-over-year. Net margins reflect what percentage of revenue becomes profit. See how Oxford Industries has been doing for the last four quarters:

Quarter

Q3

Q2

Q1

Q4

Gross Margin

52.1%

57.0%

56.5%

53.9%

Operating Margin

4.0%

9.8%

14.7%

5.1%

Net Margin

1.0%

1.4%

8.7%

33.9%

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