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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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April 14, 2015
17:02 EDTCROXCrocs appoints Coach International Group president Ian Bickley to board
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April 13, 2015
06:22 EDTCROXGap, Target, others scrutinized by NY AG over staffing practices, WSJ says
Several major retailer including Gap (GPS) and Target (TGT) are under investigation by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over their staffing practices and whether they require workers to show up or stay home with little notice, The Wall Street Journal reports. Schneiderman sent letters warning Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), JC Penney (JCP), Urban Outfitters (URBN), TJX Cos (TJX), Ann Inc (ANN), L Brands (LB), Burlington Stores (BURL), Sears Holdings (SHLD), Williams-Sonoma (WSM) and J Crew Group that he believes the chains are using on-call scheduling and that such practices may be in violation of New York laws. Reference Link

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