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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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September 2, 2015
11:07 EDTKORSVera Bradley surges on better-than-expected Q2 earnings, upbeat FY16 view
Shares of Vera Bradley (VRA) surged in morning trading after the company reported better-than-expected second quarter results and raised its outlook for fiscal year 2016. Vera Bradley is a designer of women's handbags, accessories, luggage and travel items and eyewear. WHAT'S NEW: Vera Bradley reported Q2 earnings per share from continuing operations of 15c on revenue of $120.7M, beating analysts' expectations of 11c and $114.99M, respectively. Same-store sales decreased 15% for the quarter, though Robert Wallstrom, the company's chief executive officer, said that the company's comparable sales trend began to improve toward the end of the quarter due to new product offerings, improved in-store execution and initial marketing efforts. Looking ahead, Vera Bradley forecast third quarter EPS from continuing operations of 19c-21c on revenue of $120M-$123M, against analysts' consensus estimates of 15c and $117.2M, respectively. Wallstrom said that the company's turnaround will take time, but noted "meaningful progress" being made, and that Vera Bradley is "confident" in its long-term strategic plan. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Vera Bradley raised its FY16 continuing operations EPS view to 72c-82c from 64c-74c, higher than analysts' expectations of 66c. Additionally, the company's FY16 revenue view was narrowed to $487M-$495M from $480M-$495M, still ahead of analysts' consensus estimates of $481.57M. On its Q2 earnings conference call, Vera Bradley forecast sees Q3 and FY16 same-store sales down in the low double-digit percentage range. The company added that it eliminated hyperpromotions and pared back promotional days in Q2 and noted that it is seeing "green shoots" from its turnaround efforts. Vera Bradley said it sees a decline in hyperpromotional activity in FY16. PRICE ACTION: Vera Bradley shares are up 23.49% to $12.88 in morning trading. OTHERS TO WATCH: Vera Bradley peers include Coach (COH), down 0.54%, Michael Kors (KORS), up 1.92%, and Fossil Group (FOSL), up 0.64%.
September 1, 2015
17:02 EDTKORSMichael Kors reappoints Cathy Robinson as COO
Cathy Marie Robinson withdrew her resignation as an executive officer of Michael Kors Holdings, which was previously disclosed in the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on August 11. Effective August 27 Robinson was re-appointed as an executive officer of the Company with the new title of "Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and COO". In connection with her promotion, Robinson will receive a grant of restricted share units valued at approximately $1,500,000 under the Michael Kors Holdings Limited Amended and Restated Omnibus Incentive Plan.
August 24, 2015
09:49 EDTKORSFitbit being sold at Macy's seen as near-term catalyst
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