Five Below Earnings: Here’s Why Investors are Buying Shares Now

Five Below, Inc. (NASDAQ:FIVE) 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 6.53%.

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Five Below, Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Revenue: Rose 33.09% to $95.6 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Five Below, Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.05 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.04. It beat the average revenue estimate of $94.23 million.

Quoting Management: Thomas Vellios, Co-Founder, President and CEO, stated: “The first quarter played out largely as we had expected and we are pleased to have delivered results that came in ahead of our original guidance. As we said a few weeks ago, once the headwinds facing consumers abated mid-quarter, we saw a strengthening in our traffic and sales patterns as our trend-right merchandise at extremely compelling prices resonated with our customers.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue decreased 44.93% from $173.59 million in the previous quarter. EPS decreased 87.18% from $0.39 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 profit of $0.09 to a profit $0.08. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $0.70 to a profit of $0.67 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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