Fossil Earnings Preview

Investors are on the edge of their collective seats, hoping that Fossil (NAS: FOSL) will top analyst expectations for the fifth consecutive quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Fossil is a global design, marketing and distribution company that specializes in consumer fashion accessories.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts strongly back Fossil, with seven of 11 rating it a buy and the remainder rating it a hold. While analysts still rate the stock a moderate buy, they are a little more optimistic about it compared to three months ago.

  • Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $640.6 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 22.3% from the year-ago quarter.

  • Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $1.03 per share. Estimates range from $0.98 to $1.07.

What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly behind the stock, with 95.1% assigning it an outperform rating. The community at large agrees with the All-Stars, with 89.3% giving it a rating of outperform. Fools are gung-ho about Fossil and haven't been shy with their opinions lately, logging 130 posts in the past 30 days. Despite the majority sentiment in favor of Fossil, the stock has a middling CAPS rating of three out of five stars.

Fossil's profit has risen year over year by an average of 45.3% over the past five quarters.

Now let's look at how efficient management is at running the business. Traditionally, margins represent the efficiency with which companies capture portions of sales dollars. The following table shows gross, operating, and net margins over the past four quarters.






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