Guess Beats Estimates But Has a Big Earnings Drop
Guess (NYS: GES) reported earnings on May 30. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended May 4 (Q1), Guess met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped. Non-GAAP earnings per share contracted significantly. GAAP earnings per share contracted significantly.
Margins contracted across the board.
Guess tallied revenue of $548.9 million. The 11 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see revenue of $549.0 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 5.2% lower than the prior-year quarter's $579.3 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.14. The 13 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.08 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.14 for Q1 were 53% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.30 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.12 for Q1 were 60% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.30 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 36.0%, 460 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 2.5%, 430 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.8%, 280 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $625.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.36.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.58 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.82.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 675 members out of 746 rating the stock outperform, and 71 members rating it underperform. Among 219 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 209 give Guess a green thumbs-up, and 10 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Guess is hold, with an average price target of $27.42.
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