Where NIKE And Under Armour Win In The Market Share Stakes
Under Armour’s share of the apparel market rose from 14% to 16%, year-over-year, in the first nine months of 2014.
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Discussing HanesBrands’ Valuations and Earnings Potential
HanesBrands (HBI) is currently trading at a one-year forward PE multiple of 12.2x.
How Markets Are Pricing Under Armour Stock
Markets expect the strong growth trend to continue, and value Under Armour stock higher than the overall market and comparable firms.
Weak Showing by Top Sectors Led to a Forgettable 2015 for FKGRX
The Franklin Growth Fund – Class A (FKGRX) fell 2.0% in December 2015 from a month ago.
Inside Ralph Lauren’s Key Strengths, Potential Upsides, and Key Risks
Ralph Lauren’s merchandise is available through ~13,000 wholesale distribution channels, 501 retail stores, 589 shops-within-shops, and ten websites.
Susquehanna Rated Nike as ‘Positive’
In fiscal 1Q17, Nike (NKE) repurchased 19 million shares for ~$1.1 billion.
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.
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.
The Apparel Sector’s Slide Last Week
The S&P 500 Apparel and Accessories index As discussed in the previous part, the S&P 500 (SPX) erased some of its YTD (year-to-date) gains last week (between January 29 and February 2), recording its largest drop over a week in the last two years. The index fell 3.8% and is currently sitting at a YTD gain of […]
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.
How Nike Made a Strong Recovery in China
Nike is bullish on prospects in China, backed by a 20% growth in futures orders, the highest among all its geographies.
How Did PVH Corporation Perform in 2Q16?
PVH Corporation (PVH) has a market cap of $8.9 billion. It fell by 0.67% to close at $108.82 per share on August 24, 2016.
Analysis: Nike’s 5-Year Roadmap to Grow Sales
Nike holds the top position in athletic footwear and athletic apparel. It’s apparel and footwear sales were $8.6 billion and $18.3 billion, respectively, in fiscal 2015.
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How Calvin Klein Navigated through Tough Macro Conditions
The company derived 46% of its operating income from the Calvin Klein business in fiscal 2015 compared to 37% in fiscal 2014.
Why Did Nike Rise on August 11?
Nike has a market cap of $96.5 billion. It rose by 0.62% and closed at $57.21 per share on August 18. Nike reported fiscal 4Q16 revenues of $8.2 billion.
Wall Street Expects 16.5% Earnings Growth from UA in 4Q15
Under Armour (UA) has an enviable earnings record. It’s beaten the market consensus on quarterly earnings and sales for over five years in a row.
How Did Nike Perform in 1Q17?
Nike (NKE) has a market cap of $92.9 billion. It rose 1.7% to close at $55.34 per share on September 27, 2016.
Under Armour Expects Increased Revenue in 2015
Under Armour expects to earn revenue of ~$3.76 billion in 2015. This is an increase of 22% over 2014. Growth is expected in its North America and International segments.
Nike Announces the Launch of New Products
Nike (NKE) fell 1.7% to close at $50.46 per share during the fifth week of November 2016.
Why Nike’s Top and Bottom Lines Rose in Fiscal 2016
Nike (NKE) has a market cap of $89.4 billion. It rose 2.3% to close at $53.09 per share on June 28.
Understanding Nike’s Performance in Fiscal 2Q17
Nike rose 1.9% to close at $51.79 per share on December 20, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were -0.98%, 1.7%, and -16.2%.
Under Armour’s Bonds Downgraded to Junk Status by S&P Global Ratings
S&P Global Ratings lowered the credit rating of Under Armour (UAA) stock to junk status after the company reported weak 4Q16 results and a gloomy sales outlook. The rating on UAA’s bonds dropped from BBB- to BB+.
VF Corporation Stock Tanks, Q2 Earnings Miss Estimates
Today, VF Corporation (VFC) reported earnings results for the second quarter of fiscal 2020, disappointing the markets and decimating the stock.
Why Did Nike Stock Fall on September 26?
Nike (NKE) has a market cap of $91.3 billion. It fell 1.4% to close at $54.40 per share on September 26.
JCPenney Partners with Nike
Nike (NKE) reported fiscal 2Q17 revenues of $8.2 billion, which represents a YoY rise of 6.4%, compared to revenues of $7.7 billion in fiscal 2Q16.
VF Corporation Reported Mixed Quarterly Results for Fiscal 4Q15
VF Corporation reported fiscal 4Q15 total revenues of $3,412.8 million, a fall of 4.6%. Its net income and EPS rose to $312.2 million and $0.72, respectively.
Why Wall Street Is Still Positive on PVH Corp.
About 79% of the 19 analysts covering PVH recommend a “buy” for the stock.
VFC Reported 2.6% Rise in Revenue in 3Q15 over 3Q14
VFC reported 3Q15 total revenue of $3.6 billion, a rise of 2.6% when compared to net sales of $3.5 billion in 3Q14.
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.
PVH Corp. Outshines Peers in the Stock Market in 2016
On May 19, 2016, PVH Corp.’s stock price increased by ~18% YTD compared to the 1.8% YTD decline of the S&P 500 Apparel and Accessories Index.
Here’s Why Hanesbrands Stock Fell 8.8% after 3Q17 Results
Hanesbrands (HBI) stock fell 8.8% on November 2, 2017, since its fourth-quarter guidance failed to meet market expectations.
Hanesbrands Gets a Boost after Credit Suisse and Wells Fargo Upgrade
Today, Credit Suisse and Wells Fargo upgraded Hanesbrands from a “neutral” to an “outperform” rating. Credit Suisse also raised its target price.
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%.
Why Is Nike Focusing on the Direct-To-Consumer Channel?
Nike’s (NKE) DTC (direct-to-consumer) (XLY) (FXD) channel includes sales made online on Nike.com and through its own retail stores.
The Three Factors Spurring Nike’s Shareholder Returns
Nike has been providing value to shareholders through its share repurchase program.
Nike’s E-Commerce Business Could See More Acceleration Ahead
Nike saw $1.2 billion in e-commerce sales in fiscal 2015. It grew its e-commerce sales by 56% in fiscal 3Q16, reporting higher traffic and conversion rates.
How Skechers Sells Its Products to Its Customers
In 2015, Skechers became the second-largest footwear company in the United States, trailing global market leader Nike (NKE).
Comparing Skechers’ Strengths and Weaknesses
Skechers is quickly establishing its presence in international markets. It made $3.1 billion in sales in 2015, of which 40.4% stemmed from overseas markets.
Analyzing the Cogs in Foot Locker’s Supply Chain
Foot Locker’s distribution and supply chain includes five distribution centers around the world. It owns two of them and leases three.
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Nike Manufacturing and Supply Chain Strategies
Nike’s manufacturing network has over 525 factories. Products move from several distribution centers across a network of thousands of retail accounts.
Nike’s Pricing Power and Brand Drive Its Economic Moat
Giving it a competitive advantage, Nike’s pricing power is supported through premium innovation and a shift toward the direct-to-consumer business.
How US Retail Sales Changed in Two Decades
The retail sales for 2018 were $4.3 trillion. From January to July 2019, the retail sales in this category rose 3.5% over the comparable period in 2018.
VF Corporation Beats 2Q15 Estimates after Three Straight Misses
VF Corporation (VFC) released its 2Q15 earnings on July 24, coming in ahead of Wall Street estimates on both earnings and revenue after three quarters of misses.
How Was VF Corporation’s Q3 Bottom Line Performance?
VF Corporation delivered adjusted EPS of $1.31 in the third quarter of fiscal 2019. It beat analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.10 and rose 30.0% YoY.
VF Corporation Stock Surges 12.4% on Strong Q3 2019 Numbers
On January 18, VF Corporation (VFC) stock surged 12.4% after it reported its results for the third quarter of fiscal 2019.
VF Corporation’s PE Ratio Compared to Its Peers
For fiscal 2019 (ending in March), analysts expect VF Corporation’s adjusted EPS to grow 17.2% YoY (year-over-year) to $3.68.
How Hanesbrands’ PE Multiple Stacks Up with Peers
On January 7, Hanesbrands’ (HBI) 12-month forward PE ratio was 7.4x.
Analysts’ Estimates for Hanesbrands: Q3 2018 Sales
Wall Street analysts estimate that Hanesbrands (HBI) will report sales of $1.87 billion in the third quarter of 2018, representing 4% growth YoY.
VF Stock Tanks 10.7% despite Robust Q2 2019 Results
On October 19, VF (VFC) stock fell 10.7% after it reported results for the second quarter of fiscal 2019.
How VFC’s Valuation Compares with Peers
On October 12, VF Corporation’s (VFC) 12-month forward PE (price-to-earnings) ratio was 22.4x.
How Has VF’s Stock Performed So Far in 2018?
As of October 12, VF Corporation (VFC) stock has increased 18.1% YTD (year-to-date) to $87.43.
VF Corporation Sells Reef Brand, Streamlines Portfolio
VF Corporation (VFC) plans to sell its Reef brand to The Rockport Group. The company hasn’t revealed the terms of the deal.
Michael Kors Stock Rose after Strong First-Quarter Results
Michael Kors (KORS) stock has been surging ever since the company announced its fiscal first-quarter 2019 results on August 8.
How Investors Reacted to PVH’s Q1 Results
Investors were pleased with PVH’s (PVH) first-quarter results, reported after the market closed on May 30.
What to Expect from Ralph Lauren’s 4Q18 Results
Ralph Lauren (RL) is scheduled to report its 4Q18 results on May 23. Wall Street projects a 6.7% YoY decline in Ralph Lauren’s EPS.
PVH Stock Rises after Strong 4Q17 Results and Upbeat Guidance
PVH (PVH) reported strong 4Q17 results on March 28, outperforming earnings expectations for a 15th straight quarter.
How Guess Stock Reacted to Fiscal 4Q18 Results
Guess (GES) surged 28% on March 22, 2018, after reporting strong fourth-quarter earnings and issued upbeat guidance.
Guess Surpasses Top and Bottom Line Expectations in Fiscal 4Q18
Los Angeles–based Guess (GES) reported its fiscal 4Q18 results on March 21, 2018.
Gap Stock Surges after 4Q17 Earnings Beat
Gap’s stock market performance Gap’s (GPS) impressive 4Q17 results and robust guidance were well received by investors. Following its earnings release on February 28, the company’s stock price surged 7.8% on March 1. The company is now sitting at a slight YTD (year-to-date) profit of 0.1%. It is trading ~5% below its 52-week high. Gap was among […]
Gap’s Profitability Improves Further in 4Q17
Gap beats Wall Street expectations in all quarters of 2017 Gap (GPS), which reported its 4Q17 results on March 1, posted a 19.6% YoY (year-over-year) jump in its adjusted diluted EPS (earnings per share) to $0.61. The company surpassed Wall Street’s expectation of a 13.7% YoY rise to $0.58. The apparel retailer beat expectations in all quarters of […]
What Wall Street Thinks of Gap ahead of 4Q17 Results
Eighty percent of the analysts covering Gap are recommending a “hold” for the stock.
Gap Stock: How It’s Been Performing
Gap’s (GPS) deteriorating same-store sales and unimpressive bottom-line performance impacted its stock in 2015 and 2016.
What’s Behind Gap’s Improving Margins?
While Gap’s profitability has improved in the recent past, the company still has a lower margin than most of its peers.
Analysts’ Actions on Tapestry after Its Fiscal 2Q18 Results
No analysts changed their recommendations on Tapestry (TPR) after its fiscal 2Q18 results. However, a large number of analysts raised their price targets on the company.
After 52-Week High Price, Ralph Lauren Has 14% Downside
Ralph Lauren (RL) is covered by 18 Wall Street analysts. Together, they rate the stock a 3.1 on a scale of 1 (“strong buy”) to 5 (“strong sell”).
Ralph Lauren: Stock Returns and Valuations
Though Ralph Lauren (RL) has been having a tough time attracting customers, it has been able to impress investors with its stock market gains.
VFC: Wrangler Sales Improve, Lee Sales Slide
VFC’s Jeanswear segment, which includes the Lee and Wrangler brands, recorded a 0.5% year-over-year decline in 3Q17 sales.
Solid D2C Sales Drive VF Corporation’s Outdoor Business in 3Q17
VFC’s Outdoor segment recorded an 8.0% year-over-year increase in sales to ~$1.5 billion during 3Q17.
Strong International Markets, D2C Channel Drive VFC’s 3Q17 Top Line
VF Corporation (VFC) posted total sales of $3.5 billion during 3Q17.
3Q17 Overview: VF Corporation Beats on Earnings, Revenues
VF Corporation (VFC) reported its 3Q17 results on October 23. VFC’s adjusted earnings per share rose 6% year-over-year to $1.23 versus consensus expectations of $1.12.
Why PVH Corp. is among the Best-Rated Apparel Stocks
Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation or PVH Corp. (PVH) is among the best-rated apparel stocks. The company is rated a 1.9 on a scale of 1 (strong buy) to 5 (strong sell).
Why Most of Wall Street Recommends Holding VF Corporation
VF Corporation (VFC) is covered by 23 Wall Street analysts with a mostly neutral view on the company. It has received a rating of 2.6 on a scale of 1 (strong buy) to 5 (sell).
PVH: Telsey Advisory, Cowen & Co. Raise Price Targets
There were no changes in analyst ratings after PVH Corp’s (PVH) 2Q17 results. But Telsey Advisory Group and Cowen & Co. raised their price targets.
PVH Corp and Its Peers: Stock Returns, Valuations, Earnings
After PVH Corp (PVH) reported strong 2Q17 results, PVH stock touched its three-year high of $130.25 on August 24, 2017.
Analyzing Gap’s 2Q17 Top-Line Performance
Gap (GPS) reported total revenues of $3.8 billion in 2Q17 and beat the consensus by $30 million. On a YoY basis, the company’s top line fell 1.4%.
What Wall Street Thinks of PVH Corp Now
PVH’s YTD gains have outperformed Hanesbrands’ (HBI) 11%, VF Corporation’s (VFC) 15.5%, Michael Kors’s (KORS) 4%, and Ralph Lauren’s (RL) -7.2% gains.
How Will PVH Corp’s Earnings Shape up in 2Q17?
In 1Q17, PVH reported a 10% YoY (year-over-year) increase in its EPS (earnings per share), driven mainly by a business beat.
Can PVH Corp Top Street Expectations Again?
Analysts expect PVH’s earnings per share to rise 11.6% YoY (year-over-year) to $1.64 on total sales of $2 billion, which would be 4.9% higher YoY.
Earnings Beat Supports Ralph Lauren’s Plunging Stock Price
Ralph Lauren’s (RL) stock price soared 13% after the company reported better-than-anticipated top and bottom lines on Tuesday, August 8.
HanesBrands Leads among the Top-Rated Apparel Stocks
Of the analysts covering HBI stock, 73% suggest buying HBI stock. The remaining 27% recommend holding it, while none suggest selling it.
2Q17 Earnings Review: HanesBrands In Line with Expectations
North Carolina–based HanesBrands (HBI) reported its 2Q17 results after the market closed on August 1. The company posted earnings and sales that were in line with Wall Street expectations.
Analysts Keep Recommendations after VF Corporation’s 2Q17 Results
VF Corporation’s (VFC) 2Q17 results were followed by a host of upward revisions in the company’s target price by Wall Street analysts.
Stock Market Reaction to VF Corporation’s 2Q17 Results
VF Corporation (VFC) stock inched higher after the company posted better-than-expected 2Q17 results on July 24, 2017. The stock rose 3.4% on July 25, 2017.
Weakness in Wholesale Continues to Pressure VF’s Lee and Wrangler
VF’s Jeanswear segment, which includes the famous Lee and Wrangler brands, recorded a 4.5% YoY (year-over-year) fall in 2Q17 sales.
2Q17 Performances for VF’s North Face, Vans, and Timberland
VF’s Outdoor & Action Sports segment, which focuses on Vans, North Face, and Timberland, recorded a 4.0% YoY rise in sales to $1.5 billion.
VF Corporation Beats Top-Line Expectations after 7 Weak Quarters
In 2Q17, VF Corporation (VFC) reported sales of $2.4 billion. Sales from continuing operations rose 2.0% on a reported basis.
How Has Hanesbrands Stock Performed So Far This Year?
After losing 27% of its value in 2016, Hanesbrands (HBI) stock has risen more than 9% this year. The company is trading at $23.24, 21.5% below its 52-week high.
Organic Sales to Fall, Acquisitions to Drive HBI’s Top Line
With trailing-12-month sales of more than $6.2 billion, Hanesbrands (HBI) is one the largest marketers of basic apparel in the United States.
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What Wall Street Recommends for VFC ahead of 2Q17 Results
VFC is covered by 21 Wall Street analysts. It has received a 2.7 rating on a scale where one is a “strong buy” and five is a “strong sell.”
How Has VFC Stock Performed?
After losing 17% of its value in 2015 and 14% in 2016, VF Corporation’s (VFC) stock has risen 4.5% this year as of July 11.
VFC’s Earnings Likely to Drop 20% in 2Q17
VFC’s (VFC) earnings per share (or EPS) could contract a whopping 20% YoY in 2Q17.
What Will Drive VFC’s Top Line in Fiscal 2017?
VF Corporation (VFC) posted strong results in its Outdoor segment during the first quarter of 2017.
PVH Stock Rises 5% following Its 1Q17 Results
PVH Corporation (PVH) reported a strong 1Q17 on May 24, 2017, beating analysts’ consensus estimate on both its top and bottom lines.
Tommy Hilfiger Continued to Show Momentum in 1Q17
Tommy Hilfiger is PVH Corporation’s (PVH) largest business. It accounted for 42% of the company’s 1Q17 sales.
Gap’s 1Q17 Top-Line Growth Driven Entirely by Old Navy
Gap (GPS) reported total revenues of $3.4 billion in fiscal 1Q17, beating the consensus by $50.0 million. YoY, its top line remained almost flat.
Wall Street Analysts’ View on PVH Corp Is Positive
PVH Corp stock is covered by 16 analysts—63% of the analysts recommended a “buy,” 31% recommended a “hold,” and 6% recommended a “sell.”