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July 22, 2014
13:05 EDTCROXCrocs jumps after racing past expectations, detailing store strategy
Shares of footwear maker Crocs (CROX) are jumping after the company reported second quarter earnings per share and revenue that exceeded analysts' consensus. Crocs also detailed its strategic plans, which includes cost-saving measures and store closures. WHAT'S NEW: Crocs' EPS of 36c beat analysts' consensus of 31c and its Q2 revenue of $376.92M was higher than analysts' consensus of $372.76M. Crocs reported that its global Q2 same-store sales fell 5.1%, as SSS in the Americas for the quarter were down 6.2% and its SSS in Asia Pacific was down 6%, though its SSS in Europe rose 1.1%. The company foresees Q3 revenue to be between $300M-$305M, compared to analysts' consensus of $300.5M prior to the update. Crocs detailed its strategic plans for long-term improvement and growth of the business, including streamlining its product and marketing portfolio, reducing direct investment in smaller geographic markets, reducing duplicative and excess overhead, and closing or converting approximately 75 to 100 Crocs branded retail stores globally. The company expects cost savings associated with the reduction in force of $4M in FY14 and $10M in FY15. The company expects store closings will reduce revenue by approximately $35M-$50M and reduce SG&A expense by approximately $17M-$25M with an insignificant impact on future operating income. ANALYST REACTION: Buckingham analyst Scott Krasik reiterated his Buy rating on Crocs after the company reported "solid" Q2 revenue and EPS that was better than expectations. Krasik is "encouraged" by management's outlook for mid-single digit backlog and thinks investors should add to positions after seeing the first details of the company's restructuring plans. PRICE ACTION: During afternoon trading, Crocs was up $1.65 or 11.1%, to $16.49.
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September 12, 2014
07:26 EDTCROXCrocs rival says company aims to create monopoly, Reuters says
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September 11, 2014
10:00 EDTCROXOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:55 EDTCROXCrocs retreats after Buckingham downgrades citing negative trends
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09:18 EDTCROXOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: lululemon (LULU), up 15%... Sigma Designs (SIGM), up 7%. ALSO HIGHER: JDSU (JDSU), up 13.8% after announcing that it will separate into two publicly traded companies... Wet Seal (WTSL), up 4.5%, upgraded at B. Riley following Q2 earnings results... Gogo (GOGO), up 5% after announcing partnership with T-Mobile (TMUS)... Digital Ally (DGLY), up 8.4% after announcing plans to introduce "bullet camera" option at October police conference. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Restoration Hardware (RH), down 5%... Five Below (FIVE), down 5.6%. LOWER: Radio Shack (RSH), down 8% after reporting Q2 losses, stating that it may need to pursue bankruptcy... E2open (EOPN), down 29%, downgraded at Pacific Crest and Northland after the company announced preliminary Q2 earnings results... Twitter (TWTR), down 1% after announcing that it will offer $1.3B in convertible unsecured senior notes... Crocs (CROX), down 2.6% after downgraded at Buckingham... Macy's (M), down 1.3% after downgraded at Sterne Agee.
07:43 EDTCROXCrocs downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Buckingham
Buckingham downgraded Crocs to Neutral based on slowing sales trends and incremental FX pressure. The firm does not believe a major sales inflection will occur until Spring 2016 at the earliest and notes Croc's profit improvement plan does not provide a time-frame for growth. Price target lowered to $13 from $20.

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