What to Expect from Ralph Lauren’s 3Q18 Earnings


Jan. 24 2018, Published 4:04 p.m. ET

Ralph Lauren’s 3Q18 earnings ahead

Ralph Lauren (RL) is slated to report its results for the third quarter of 2018 on February 1. The results relate to the three-month period that ended on December 30, 2017.

Wall Street has projected a 0.5% YoY (year-over-year) decline in the company’s earnings per share, driven by a 5.1% YoY decrease in total sales. Earnings are projected to land at $1.85 per share while total sales are estimated at $1.63 billion for the quarter.

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Ralph Lauren outperformed analyst expectations during the first two quarters of the year. However, its financial performance has deteriorated significantly over the last couple of years. The fashion giant has reported lower sales over the previous ten consecutive quarters. See parts 2, 3, and 4 of this series to learn more about the company’s recent financial performance.

About Ralph Lauren

Founded in 1967, Ralph Lauren is among the largest US branded apparel companies. It’s involved in designing, marketing, and distributing premium lifestyle products in the apparel, home, accessory, and fragrance categories.

The company has a strong international presence. It derives about 35% of its revenues from outside the United States. It outsources the manufacture of its products to 700 different manufacturers worldwide.

The iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Consumer Discretionary ETF (CNDF) invests 1.8% of its holdings in Ralph Lauren.

In this series 

In this series, we’ll discuss Ralph Lauren’s YTD (year-to-date) financial performance, expectations from the coming quarter, stock market performance, and valuations as well as Wall Street’s view of the company.


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