Columbia Sportswear Earnings: Here’s Why the Stock is Rising Now

Columbia Sportswear Company (NASDAQ:COLM) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are up 0.88%.

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Columbia Sportswear Company Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 218.18% to $0.35 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.11 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 4.55% to $348.3 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Columbia Sportswear Company reported adjusted EPS income of $0.35 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.14. It beat the average revenue estimate of $334.67 million.

Quoting Management: Tim Boyle, Columbia’s president and chief executive officer, commented, “During the first quarter, cold weather in North America helped us liquidate additional Fall season inventory, primarily through our direct-to-consumer channels, putting our inventory levels in better shape than last year at this time.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue decreased 30.49% from $501.06 million in the previous quarter. EPS decreased 69.57% from $1.15 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a loss of $0.22 to a loss $0.24. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $3.21 to a profit of $2.88 over the last ninety days.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)

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