Steven Madden Reports Q1 Earnings Ahead Of Expectations Despite Challenging Environment – Steven Madden (NASDAQ:SHOO)

  • Steven Madden Ltd SHOO reported a first-quarter FY23 sales decline of 17.1% year-on-year to $463.83 million, beating the consensus of $447.85 million.
  • Revenue for the wholesale business decreased 19.3% to $362.1 million, and Direct-to-consumer revenue fell 8.1% to $99.6 million.
  • Gross profit margin contracted 140 basis points Y/Y to 42.1%.
  • The operating margin was 10%, and operating income for the quarter was $46.5 million.
  • Adjusted EPS of $0.50 beat the analyst consensus of $0.48.
  • Steven Madden held $223.7 million in cash and equivalents as of March 31, 2023. Cash used in operating activities for the quarter totaled $(13.3) million.
  • The company’s Board approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.21 per share, payable on June 23, 2023, to stockholders of record on June 12, 2023.
  • The company ended the quarter with 235 brick-and-mortar retail stores and five e-commerce websites.
  • Edward Rosenfeld, Chairman and CEO, commented, “We also further reduced our inventory levels while driving strong gross margin performance despite a promotional retail landscape, demonstrating the benefits and durability of our business model in challenging operating environments.”
  • Outlook: Steven Madden continues to expect Adjusted EPS of $2.40 – $2.50 versus the consensus of $2.43.
  • The company continues to expect FY22 revenue to decrease 6.5% – 8%. 
  • Price Action: SHOO shares are trading higher by 0.25% at $32.84 on the last check Tuesday.

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