Guess? Misses Where it Counts

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Guess? (NYS: GES) reported earnings on Aug. 22. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended July 28 (Q2), Guess? met expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.

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


Margins dropped across the board.

Revenue details
Guess? reported revenue of $635.4 million. The 11 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $629.9 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 6.2% lower than the prior-year quarter's $677.2 million.

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 $0.49. The 12 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.50 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.49 for Q2 were 25% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.65 per share.

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 39.6%, 470 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.0%, 790 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.8%, 220 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $624.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.45.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.64 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.22.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 657 members out of 720 rating the stock outperform, and 63 members rating it underperform. Among 198 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 185 give Guess? a green thumbs-up, and 13 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Guess? is outperform, with an average price target of $35.60.

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The article Guess? Misses Where it Counts originally appeared on Fool.com.

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