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A Look at the Consumer Sector’s Earnings

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Upcoming earnings this week

The Illinois-based beauty retailer Ulta Beauty (ULTA) plans to announce its 4Q17 earnings results on March 15. Revenue is expected to rise ~23% YoY to $1.9 billion, compared to $1.5 billion in 4Q16. Earnings per share are expected to increase 24% to $2.78 in 4Q17 from $2.24 in 4Q16.

The New York–based jewelry store Tiffany & Co (TIF) is slated to announce its fiscal 4Q17 results on March 16. Revenue is expected to grow 6.7%YoY to $1.3 billion versus $1.2 billion. Earnings per share of $1.64 are expected to rise 13% from 4Q16 EPS of $1.45.

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The Bermuda-based diamond retailer Signet Jewelers (SIG) is slated to release its fiscal 4Q18 results before the market opens on March 14. Analysts expect revenue to fall 1.7% YoY to $2.23 billion, compared to $2.27 billion in 4Q17. Earnings per share are expected to increase 5.2% YoY to $4.2, compared to $4.03 in 4Q17.

The Tennessee-based discount retailer Dollar General Corporation (DG) plans to report its fiscal 4Q17 results on March 15. Revenue is expected to rise 3.3% YoY to $6.2 billion, compared to $6.01 billion. Earnings per share are expected to fall slightly by 0.7% to $1.48, compared to $1.49 in 4Q16.

Consumer sector earnings last week

The California-based off-price retailer Ross Stores (ROST) reported its fiscal 4Q17 results on March 6 after the market closed. Revenue grew 15.9% YoY to $4.07 billion. Earnings per share rose 14.3% YoY to $0.88. Revenue beat estimates by 2.8% while EPS missed estimates by 5.0%.

The Iowa-based Casey’s General Stores (CASY) announced its fiscal 3Q18 results on March 7 before the market opened. Revenue rose 16.1% YoY to $2.06 billion, compared to $1.7 billion in 3Q17. Earnings per share also fell, by 17.2% YoY to $0.48, compared to $0.58 in 3Q17. Revenue beat consensus estimates by 0.3% while EPS missed estimates by 24.0%.

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