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February 3, 2014
13:04 EDTKORSEarnings Preview: Analysts expect Michael Kors to meet or exceed Q3 guidance
Michael Kors (KORS) is scheduled to report third quarter results before the market open on Tuesday, February 4 with a conference call scheduled for 8:00 am ET. Michael Kors Holdings Limited is a global lifestyle brand and global accessories, footwear and apparel company. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for EPS of 86c on revenue of $859.94M, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is 82c-89c on revenue of $842.7M-$885.09M. LAST QUARTER: Michael Kors reported Q2 EPS of 71c against estimates of 68c, on revenue of $740.3M against estimates for $725.9M. Comparable store sales increased 22.9%. The company forecast Q3 EPS 83c-85c on revenue of $845M-$855M, and said this outlook assumes a SSS increase in the 15%-20% range. Michael Kors also forecast FY14 EPS $2.77-$2.81 against estimates of $2.83 on revenue of $2.9B-$3B against estimates of $3.03; the company also sees FY SSS up approximately 20%. STREET RESEARCH: Morgan Stanley expects the company to meet or beat the 86c EPS estimate and for the market to reward 20% global comps. The firm believes Michael Kors will deliver "best in class" holiday sales, and says the brand remains the most searched handbag brand. Buckingham expects Michael Kors' sales and earnings guidance to surpass expectations During the quarter, shares were downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup and Wedbush said markdowns were higher than expected during the holiday season. Michael Kors was mentioned positively at ITG Research in January. OTHER STOCKS: Michael Kors peer Coach (COH) recently reported weaker than expected Q2 results. PRICE ACTION: Michael Kors shares are up almost 3% over the last three months, despite the stock being down over 3% in today's trading.
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October 20, 2014
13:10 EDTKORSSteve Madden tumbles after providing preliminary Q3 results, FY14 outlook
Shares of shoe and accessory company Steve Madden (SHOO) are tumbling after the company announced preliminary third quarter results that were below analysts' consensus along with a reduction to its fiscal year 2014 outlook. WHAT'S NEW: Steve Madden announced that it is anticipating Q3 earnings per share to be approximately 61c-62c and net sales of $392M, below analysts' consensus estimates of 67c and $415.72M, respectively. The company noted that retail comparable store sales for the quarter are anticipated to be down 7.4%. Steve Madden also reduced its FY14 EPS outlook to $1.81-$1.86 from $2.00-$2.10, well below analysts' $2.02 consensus. The company lowered its net sales projection for the year, and now sees net sales up 1%-2% over fiscal year 2013 versus its previous net sales guidance for up 2%-4% over FY13. The new guidance factors in the recent acquisition of Dolce Vita and current expectations for remainder of the year. On August 14, Steve madden acquired Dolce Vita for $60.3M in cash and previously said the deal would be accretive to earnings in FY14 by 2c-3c and be "modestly accretive" in FY15. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Steve Madden's Chief Executive Officer Edward Rosenfeld said that the company's Q3 earnings were "disappointing" and were the result of weaker than expected retail segment performance. He believes that retail trends in the footwear space will continue to be difficult through the fourth quarter due to a lack of noteworthy fashion trends in the industry. The CEO said that the company's full-year guidance results from this pattern, along with a lowered reorder outlook in its wholesale segment. Rosenfeld is still confident, however, in the company's business model and believes that its acquisitions of Dolce Vita and its Mexican licensee will fuel the business forward over the long term. OTHERS TO WATCH: Competitors of Steve Madden include Michael Kors (KORS), Coach (COH), Kate Spade (KATE), and Vera Bradley. PRICE ACTION: During afternoon trading, shares of Steve Madden fell $2.62 or 8.2%, to $29.32. Over the last twelve months, the stock has fallen over 15%.
October 14, 2014
05:48 EDTKORSMichael Kors initiated with a Hold at Stifel
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