Lululemon Athletica Inc.
Analyzing the Prospects of Nike’s Geographic Segments
Most of Nike’s (NKE) incremental revenue was recorded in its North America market, Nike’s largest geographical segment.
Lululemon: The Outliers Affecting LULU’s Stock Price Movement
On June 11, Lululemon Athletica (LULU) filed a shelf prospectus with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (or SEC).
Assessing the Valuations of Sportswear Stocks
Nike’s balance sheet size is larger than the combined balance sheets of Lululemon Athletica (LULU), Under Armour (UAA), Columbia Sportswear (COLM), and Skechers (SKX).
Lululemon’s Profitabilty: Do Analysts Expect Continued Improvement?
Lululemon (LULU) exceeded analysts’ earnings expectations in each of the first three quarters of fiscal 2018.
LULU Faces Wall Street Pessimism after Issuing Weak Guidance
Lululemon Athletica warned of a slowdown for the next quarter and the coming year. As a result, a host of brokerage companies reacted with outlook revisions and rating downgrades.
Nike’s Top-Line Growth Likely to Remain Sluggish in 2Q17
Nike continued to deliver a solid performance with a 10% YoY increase in 1Q17, primarily driven by a double-digit growth in the company’s overseas markets.
Lululemon’s Digital Update: e-Commerce Sales Climb in Fiscal 1Q17
In fiscal 1Q17. Lululemon’s (LULU) e-commerce sales rose by 16.7% to $97.6 million in the quarter, representing 19.7% of its revenue.
Why Lululemon Stock Is Rising Today
Lululemon Athletica (LULU) stock was up over 3.0% in pre-market trading today after the company raised its guidance for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018.
Wedbush Upgrades Skechers after 3Q Results
Skechers’ (SKX) solid 3Q17 results were followed by a host of analyst actions.
Why Could Some of VFC’s Segments Face Sales Headwinds?
VF Corporation (VFC) expects sales headwinds from its Imagewear, Sportswear, and Contemporary Brand segments to impact its 4Q15 and 2015 results.
Lululemon’s 2Q16 Revenue Rises 15.9% Despite Forex Headwinds
Lululemon Athletica (LULU) reported sales revenue of $453 million in 2Q16, up 15.9% year-over-year. Excluding the impact of adverse foreign currency movements, sales would have increased by 21%.
Why Lululemon Athletica Saw Such Stellar First-Quarter Results
The yoga-inspired athletic apparel retailer Lululemon Athletica’s (LULU) stock is soaring today after the company reported robust first-quarter results and issued upbeat guidance yesterday.
Recent Analyst Actions: Under Armour and Gap
One day after Kate Spade’s upgrade, Under Armour and Gap also came under scrutiny. On September 13, Nomura initiated coverage of UA with a “neutral” rating.
How Under Armour Stock Reacted to a Poor 4Q16
Under Armour’s (UAA) stock plunged 25% after the company reported lower-than-expected top and bottom lines and a glum guidance.
Why Skechers Stock Shed 30% in 2 Days
Though Skechers (SKX) fared better than expectations in profitability and on sales in 1Q18, the management’s guidance for 2Q18 came as a big disappointment for investors.
Inside Columbia Sportswear’s Stock Market Performance
Columbia Sportswear’s (COLM) stock had a good run in 2017, with the stock surging 23% during the year.
Nike: More Than 60% of Analysts Suggest a ‘Buy’
Around 62% of analysts covering Nike recommend a “buy” for the stock, 32% recommend a “hold,” and 5% recommend a “sell.”
Can Skechers’ Q3 2018 Results Stop the Slide in Its Stock?
In the last few quarters, Skechers (SKX) stock has shown high volatility after its quarterly results.
Can Lululemon Boost Its Products through Management Changes?
In October and November, Lululemon Athletica announced several top-level management changes.
Nike Has One of the Best Upsides among Sportswear Stocks
2017 hasn’t been a great year for sportswear stocks so far. Lululemon Athletica, Under Armour, and Columbia Sportswear have fallen 29%, 16.5%, and 4.7% year-to-date.
Get Real: Market Plots and Making Moves
In today’s Get Real newsletter, we discussed Amazon’s new restriction, FB’s political ad plan, and BA’s production halt. Plus, Tesla Solar’s latest move.
Is Wall Street Losing Confidence in Nike?
Overall, analysts do not have a negative sentiment toward Nike’s stock, as the company has not received any “sell” recommendations yet. On September 20, 2016, the company had 21 “buy” and 12 “hold” recommendations from Wall Street analysts.
Management Shake-Up: Nike Sees a Pair of Top-Level Exits
Two of Nike’s (NKE) top-level executives parted ways with the company last week amid reports of inappropriate workplace behavior
Lululemon Shows Sports Apparel Is Outpacing Retail Sector Growth
Sports apparel as a category has been outpacing growth in 12 other retail segments for several months now. This should benefit sales for Lululemon (LULU).
Will VF Corporation’s Vans Brand Spur Higher Growth in 3Q15?
VF Corporation saw sales of $2.5 billion in 2Q15, up 4.7% year-over-year. Its performance was boosted by top brands The North Face, Timberland, and Vans.
Events to Look Forward to in the Consumer Sector This Week
H&R Block (HRB) is set to announce its fiscal Q4 2018 results on June 12 after the market closes.
Inside the Fidelity Growth Company Fund Portfolio
FDGRX’s core sectors are information technology, consumer discretionary, and healthcare. The first two sectors make up a little over 60% of the portfolio.
Inside the Portfolio Changes of the Fidelity Growth Company Fund so Far in 2016
FDGRX’s assets were invested across 398 holdings as of June 2016, when it was managing assets worth $36.6 billion as of the end of June.
Can Project Jacquard Revive Premium Denim?
Google and Levi Strauss unveiled a new collaboration. It embeds touch-enabled interactive technology in fabrics. It may revive the denim industry.
A Look at Lululemon Athletica’s Performance in 2Q16
Lululemon rose by 0.20% to close at $76.66 per share on September 1, 2016. Its weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were -4.9%, -0.96%, and 46.1%.
Why Nike Is Able To Sell More Products At Higher Prices
Revenue gains for Nike (NKE) in 1H15 were broad-based. Sales rose for almost all key product categories, with the notable exception of the golf category.
Nike’s All-Time High on Earnings Beat: What’s the Score for 3Q15?
Nike delivered an earnings beat in 3Q15—the 11th straight quarter that the company had come ahead of Wall Street earnings expectations.
Market Moves Paint a Contradictory Picture of Nike’s Performance
The initial bullish reaction to Nike’s earnings stemmed from the upbeat futures orders reports, the higher-than-expected earnings growth, and upbeat outlook.
Overview of Nike Earnings, Leverage, and Valuation
Nike (NKE) has a positive earnings surprise history. In simple terms, the company has beat Wall Street’s earnings estimates in the past several quarters.
Who’s Taking a Bite Out of Nike’s Market Share?
Nike is the world’s largest athletic footwear and apparel company. It dominates the sportswear market in Europe, China, and North America.
Nike: 5-Year Returns Targets for Shareholders
At its 2015 Investor Day held on September 14, Nike briefed the financial community on its targets for generating value for shareholders.
Nike’s Profitability Improves But Still Trails the Competition
Despite Nike’s expanding margin and improved operating profitability, its margin and profitability still trail peers Under Armour and Lululemon Athletica.
VF Corporation’s Expected Profitability and Earnings in 2015
VF Corporation’s company guidance has indicated earnings per share growth of 15% year-over-year to $3.22 in 2015 overall.
Under Armour’s Fitness App Platform Is the World’s Largest
Late last year and in early 2015, Under Armour acquired Endomondo and MyFitnessPal. Its fitness app user platform became the largest in the world.
Nike’s Target Markets: Everything You Need to Know
Nike (NKE) faces some challenges in its target markets. In the US, economic growth rates have tapered down, and the trade war could affect its China market.
NIKE Scores Big Leveraging E-commerce, Retail Channels
The company is widening its retail footprint and growing e-commerce sales. NIKE’s store count stood at 858 stores at the end of fiscal 2014.
How Innovation Is Driving Sales at Nike
While Nike derives most of its revenues from footwear products, it also sparks innovation in apparel technologies, such as Aeroloft, Dri-FIT, and Nike Pro.
Nike’s Outlook: Category Offense All the Way
Consensus Wall Street analyst estimates project Nike’s adjusted diluted EPS to be $3.58 in fiscal 2015, an increase of 19.7% over the previous year.
Lululemon Stock Rose 10.7% on Upbeat Fiscal 4Q16: What’s Next?
Lululemon (LULU) stock rose 10.7% to $67.80 on March 30, 2016, the day the company declared its fourth quarter results. The stock has risen more than 29% year-to-date.
Under Armour’s Performance Relative to the Sportswear Industry
Under Armour (UA), which overtook Adidas (ADDYY) last year as the number two US sportswear company, cemented its position in 1Q15.
How Does Lululemon Athletica Compare with Its Peers?
Lululemon Athletica has outperformed its competitors, based on gross profit margin, current ratio, and PE in 2Q15.
Lululemon Athletica’s Revenue Rose, Income Fell in Fiscal 3Q15
Lululemon Athletica reported net revenue of $479.7 million for fiscal 3Q15, a rise of 14.4% when compared to net revenue of $419.4 million in fiscal 3Q14.
Key Drivers Impacting Under Armour’s Future Financial Performance
The impact of adverse forex movements on UA’s financial performance may be mitigated somewhat by the stronger retail environment in Europe.
Lululemon Raised Projections and Seres Made Deal with Nestle
Lululemon Athletica (LULU) rose by 3.8% to close at $56.82 per share as of January 12, 2016.
Can Nike Regain Footing with Its Adaptive Lacing Footwear?
In early March, Nike showcased its new self-lacing footwear. Also known as “HyperAdapt 1.0,” the shoes tighten up when the foot is placed inside them.
What Analysts Expect for Lululemon’s Top Line in 4Q17
Wall Street has projected 15.5% growth in Lululemon Athletica’s (LULU) 4Q17 top line.
Why Strong Product Margins Drove Lululemon’s Profits in 2Q17
Lululemon Athletica (LULU) reported a 2.6% YoY (year-over-year) rise in 2Q17 earnings per share (or EPS) when it reported its results on August 31.
Has the Market Priced Under Armour Stock Fairly?
Under Armour has been fully priced for growth. It trades 43 times its trailing 12-month earnings and 46 times its next 12-month earnings as of January 18, 2017.
Susquehanna Raises Price Target for Lululemon Athletica
Lululemon Athletica is trading 4.9% above its 20-day moving average, 11.7% above its 50-day moving average, and 2.4% below its 200-day moving average.
VF Corporation’s 1Q15 Margins Are Expected to Improve
VF Corporation (VFC) expects margins to improve in 2015, coming in at 49.3% compared to 48.8% in 2014. Margins have been expanding over the past few quarters.
Nike’s Earnings Fell 22% in 1Q18: Here’s Why
Nike reported a 21.9% YoY (year-over-year) fall in earnings to 57 cents per share when it reported first-quarter results on September 26.
Will Lululemon’s Cash Registers Keep Ringing in 2Q16?
Lululemon Athletica (LULU), which declares its 2Q16 results on September 10, is expecting sales in the range of $440 million to $445 million in the quarter.
Nike Posted a Beat on Its Fiscal 2Q17 Earnings—Here’s Why
In fiscal 2Q17, Nike’s adjusted earnings per diluted share stood at $0.50, $0.07 more than what analysts were expecting.
Coatue Management adds new position in Level 3 Communications
Coatue Management added a new position in Level 3 Communications Inc. (LVLT) during the third quarter. The stock accounted for 1.46% of the fund’s 3Q14 portfolio.
Lululemon Lifts Guidance on Strong Holiday Sales
Retailers had a great holiday season in 2017 with a 4.9% YoY (year-over-year) jump in holiday sales (excluding automobiles) between November 1 and December 24, 2017.
Argus Upgrades Skechers to ‘Buy’
Skechers is covered by 11 Wall Street analysts who jointly rate the stock a 1.5 on a scale of 1 for “strong buy” to 5 for “sell.”
Currency Headwinds Could Taper Nike’s 1Q18 Margins
Nike’s gross margin has deteriorated over the last five quarters. In 4Q17, its gross margin fell 180 basis points to 44.3% of sales, mostly driven by currency headwinds.
UBS Downgrades Nike to ‘Neutral’
Nike is a widely covered stock. Of the 35 analysts tracking it, 60% recommend “buy,” 34% recommend “hold,” and 6% recommend “sell.”
Lululemon or Nike: Which Is a Better Buy?
So far this year, Lululemon and Nike have returned 31.6% and -2.8%, respectively. They have outperformed the broader equity markets.
Lululemon Plans to Acquire MIRROR, Stock Rises
On Monday, Lululemon Athletic (NASDAQ:LULU) announced that it signed an agreement to acquire an in-home fitness company, MIRROR, for $500 million.
COVID-19 Drags Nike into a Loss in Q4, Stock Falls
Nike slipped into a loss in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020. COVID-19 led to temporary store closures, which impacted sales and profitability.
Will Nike’s Q4 Results Help Its Stock Rise?
Analysts expect Nike’s fourth-quarter revenue to decline 28.1% YoY to $7.32 billion. Store closures will likely impact the company’s sales in the US.
Why B. Riley FBR Downgraded Foot Locker to ‘Neutral’ Rating
Today, B. Riley FBR downgraded Foot Locker (NYSE:FL) from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating. The firm also lowered its target price from $42 to $32.
Should You Rush to Buy Lululemon Stock after Q1?
Lululemon stock fell in the pre-market session following its first-quarter results. The lower revenues and EPS shouldn’t surprise investors.
Lululemon Stock Falls More than 5% on Weak Q1 Earnings
On Thursday, Lululemon reported its first-quarter earnings for fiscal 2020. The company reported an adjusted EPS of $0.22 on revenues of $651.96 million.
Can Lululemon’s Q1 Earnings Boost Its Stock Price?
For the first quarter, analysts expect Lululemon to report revenue of $683.2 million—a fall of 12.7% from $782.3 million in the first quarter of 2019.
Wells Fargo Downgraded Lululemon, Most Analysts Are Bullish
Today, Wells Fargo downgraded Lululemon Athletica from “overweight” to “equal weight.” However, Wells Fargo raised its target price from $250 to $275.
Can Lululemon Stock Sustain Its Strong Run?
So far, Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ:LULU) stock has risen 29.5% in 2020. The stock has outperformed its major peers and the broader market.
Under Armour’s Q1 Results Were Worse amid COVID-19
Under Armour was already struggling due to the increased rivalry from Nike, Adidas, and Lululemon. However, COVID-19 made matters worse.
Lululemon Stock Falls despite Strong Q4 Earnings
Lululemon (NASDAQ:LULU) stock has fallen 4.9% as of 11:41 AM ET today. The company reported strong earnings for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 on March 26.
Nike Stock Surges, Strong Q3 Revenue amid Coronavirus
Nike (NYSE:NKE) stock rose 9.9% in the after-market trading hours on March 24. The stock has risen 7.0% as of 9:47 AM ET today.
Nike and Lululemon Get Upgraded amid Coronavirus
Nike stock got upgraded on March 20 before its earnings results for the third quarter of fiscal 2020. Lululemon stock rose after an upgrade the same day.
Nike and Other Retailers Close Stores Due to Coronavirus
On March 15, Nike announced that it will close its stores in the US, Canada, Western Europe, and Australia from March 16–27 amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Why Is Under Armour Stock Facing Pressure?
J.P. Morgan expects Under Armour’s fiscal 2020 revenues to mark 3.8% growth. J.P. Morgan’s growth forecast is well below analysts’ consensus estimate.
These Consumer Stocks Rose More than 65% in 2019
Consumer stocks had a truly phenomenal 2019. Let’s take a look at five consumer stocks that delivered more than 65% growth in the year.
5 Consumer Stocks That Beat the S&P 500
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What Fueled Nike’s Big Earnings Beat?
Nike posted stronger-than-expected second-quarter earnings after the markets closed on Thursday. The revenues and EPS beat Wall Street’s estimates.
Should Investors Go Long on Lululemon Stock?
Shares of Lululemon (LULU) were down about 3.4% as of December 16 after it posted its third-quarter earnings results on December 11.
Grab Nike Stock before Q2 Earnings
Nike will announce its earnings for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 after the markets close on Thursday. The company will likely post a strong quarter.
Why Lululemon Stock Fell despite Impressive Q3 Earnings
Lululemon (LULU) stock fell 4.5% in after-market trading on December 11 even though its fiscal 2019 third-quarter earnings beat Wall Street’s expectations.
Nike Bull Predicts Strong Earnings Growth Potential
Nike (NKE) stock rose 2.2% on December 5 as Goldman Sachs analyst Alexandra Walvis upgraded its rating to “buy” from “neutral.”
Why Lululemon Stock Could Rise Further on Q3 Earnings
Lululemon Athletica (LULU) is set to announce its fiscal 2019 third-quarter earnings after the market closes on December 11.
Under Armour Stock Rising on Raymond James Upgrade
Under Armour (UAA) stock surged 5.8% as of 3:19 PM ET today as Raymond James upgraded it to a “strong-buy” from “outperform.”
Analyzing Lululemon’s 3rd Quarter 2014 Financial Results
Lululemon’s latest results were well-received by markets. The stock jumped over 9% after the company released its results on December 11.
Why Lululemon’s Profit Margins Are Trumping The Company’s Peers’
LULU’s gross profit margin slipped from 55.7% in fiscal 2013 to 52.8% in fiscal 2014. The company’s operating profit margin slipped from 27.5% to 24.6%.
Analyzing Lululemon’s Revenues By Geographical Segment
The company grew its revenues at a compound annual growth rate of more than 35% over the past five years to come in at $1.6 billion in fiscal 2014.
Lululemon Stock: What’s behind Its Exceptional Growth?
Lululemon stock is beating the broader markets by a wide margin. Barclays has initiated coverage on LULU with an “overweight” rating.
Europe and China Hike Under Armour’s International Performance
For fiscal 2015, Under Armour posted international sales of $454 million—a 69% rise over 2014. In 4Q15, the company’s international sales rose by 69.8% YoY.
Why Is Under Armour’s 4Q15 EPS Soaring over Low Profitability?
In 4Q15, Under Armour’s adjusted EPS came in at $0.48, beating the consensus Wall Street analyst estimate of $0.46 by 4.4%.
What are Nike’s Earnings Prospects in Fiscal 3Q16?
Nike’s EPS (earnings per share) have grown at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 13.9% over the last five fiscal years.
Nike: How Is Its Near and Medium-Term Revenue Looking?
In the medium term, Nike is projecting its top line to grow to $50 billion, rising by ~63% over the $30.6 billion clocked in fiscal 2015.
Why Lululemon Athletica Expects Stronger Sales in Fiscal 4Q16
Growth company Lululemon Athletica (LULU) has revised its fourth quarter (fiscal 4Q16) and full-year (fiscal 2016) revenue guidance upwards.
Lululemon’s Revenue Spikes in Fiscal 2016: What’s Driving Sales?
Lululemon Athletica’s (LULU) revenue grew by 14.7% year-over-year to $2.1 billion, a new milestone for the company. In fiscal 4Q16, Lululemon’s sales grew 16.8% to $704 million.
E-Commerce: A High-Growth Business for Lululemon Athletica
E-commerce was one of the reasons Lululemon Athletica (LULU) had an upbeat performance in fiscal 2016. It posted e-commerce sales of almost $402 million, a 25% increase year-over-year.
Could Lululemon Have Above-Category Growth in Fiscal 2017?
In fiscal 2017, Lululemon Athletica (LULU) expects to grow revenue 10.9%– 13.3%, or $2.29 billion–$2.34 billion. Same-store sales growth is expected in the mid-single-digit range.