Watch Zumiez's (NAS: ZUMZ) earnings report to see if it can beat analyst expectations for the fifth consecutive quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, March 8. Zumiez is a mall-based specialty retailer of sports-related apparel, footwear, equipment, and accessories.
What analysts say:
Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts think investors should stand pat on Zumiez with 10 of 17 analysts rating it hold.
Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $182.5 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 16.8% from the year-ago quarter.
Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.59 per share. Estimates range from $0.58 to $0.61.
What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are strongly backing the stock, with 93.6% granting it an "outperform" rating. Most of the community concurs with the All-Stars, with 91.3% assigning it a rating of "outperform." Zumiez's bearish CAPS rating of two out of five stars falls short of the Fool community sentiment.
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. Zumiez has seen increasing gross margins year-over-year for the last four quarters. Gross margins reflect the total sales revenue retained after costs. See how Zumiez has been doing for the last four quarters:
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