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November 7, 2012
13:00 EDTKSSEarnings Preview: Kohl's sees Q3 EPS 83c-89c, sales growth 1%-3%
Kohl's (KSS) is expected to report Q3 earnings before the open on Thursday, November 8, with a conference call scheduled for 8:30 am ET. Analysts are looking for a profit of 88c on revenue of $4.49B. The consensus range is 85c-89c for EPS, and revenue of $4.46B-$4.54B, according to First Call. After reporting Q2 EPS that beat consensus estimates, Kohl's guided Q3 EPS 83c-89c on sales growth of 1%-3%. The retailer also cut its FY12 EPS view to $4.50-$4.65 from $4.75, consensus $4.62. On its earnings conference call, Kohl's forecast Q3 gross margin down 60bps-80bps and forecast Q4 stronger than Q3. During the quarter, Kohl's reported September same-store sales down 2.7% on total sales down 1.4%, while October SSS increased 3.3%. The company's Q3 SSS increased 1.1%. Kohl's said that beginning with its 2013 fiscal year it will no longer report monthly sales. Baird anticipates that the company revenue trends will improve, particularly during the holidays. The firm, which has an Outperform rating on the stock, views Kohl's as a high quality defensive stock. Looking ahead, Kohl's is expected to offer comments on the upcoming holiday season, and may offer comments on whether it believes Hurricane Sandy will impact holiday shopping.
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November 24, 2015
06:20 EDTKSSRetailers hunt for new breaches after warning on malware, Reuters says
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November 18, 2015
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08:01 EDTKSSKohl's names Sona Chawla as COO
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November 16, 2015
11:35 EDTKSSDillard's sinks to 52-week low after joining chorus of 'disappointed' retailers
Shares of Dillard's (DDS), a retailer of fashion apparel, cosmetics and home furnishing, are falling to their worst level in a year after the company became the latest in its industry to report lower than expected third quarter results. WHAT'S NEW: This morning, Dillard's reported Q3 earnings per share of $1.19 and revenue of $1.435B, narrowly missing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.20 and $1.49B, respectively. Same-store sales for the quarter fell 4%. Total merchandise sales decreased 3% for the 13-week period ended October 31. Weaker performing categories were men's apparel and accessories and ladies' accessories and lingerie with notable weakness in home and furniture the company explained. Dillard's Chief Executive Officer, William T. Dillard, II, stated, "We are disappointed with our third quarter sales performance and in the resulting decline in profit. Share buyback remained a high priority, and we repurchased $175 million of stock under our share repurchase program." WHAT'S NOTABLE: Gross margin from retail operations improved 11 basis points of sales for the 13 weeks ended October 31 compared to the prior year third quarter. Consolidated gross margin for the 13 weeks ended October 31 declined 30 basis points of sales compared to the prior year third quarter. The disparity between retail and consolidated gross margin performance is attributable to increased revenue at CDI, which is a substantially lower margin business. Inventory increased 6% at October 31 compared to November 1, 2014. For FY15, the company expects capital expenditures of $150M. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Dillard's fell $5.81, or 7.5%, to $71.79 on more than three times its average daily trading volume. Earlier in the session, the stock hit a fresh 52-week low of $68.05. Including today's pull back, the shares have lost about 36% over the past 12 months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other apparel, cosmetics and home furnishing retailers include Macy's (M), Kohl's (KSS), JC Penny (JCP), Sears (SHLD) and Nordstrom (JWN).
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