Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) 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.
Helen of Troy Limited Earnings Cheat Sheet
Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 6.52% to $0.98 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.92 in the year-earlier quarter.
Revenue: Rose 10.88% to $326 million from the year-earlier quarter.
Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Helen of Troy Limited reported adjusted EPS income of $0.98 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.94. It beat the average revenue estimate of $318.93 million.
Quoting Management: Gerald J. Rubin, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, commenting on the Company’s fiscal 2013 fourth quarter results, stated, “I am pleased to report a solid quarter, where all three of our operating segments contributed to a double digit increase in consolidated net sales compared to the same period last year. Amidst a challenging retail sales environment we continued to diligently control our costs and increased our operating income compared to the fourth quarter of last year, even as we continued to make long-term investments in our business. The fourth quarter caps off a solid year of performance for our Company, where we made further progress on many of our long-term strategic business objectives and achieved overall organic growth for the second consecutive year. Our business is solid and continued to generate strong cash flow in fiscal 2013, providing significant resources to pursue our growth objectives.”
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Revenue decreased 12.97% from $374.6 million in the previous quarter. EPS decreased 16.95% from $1.18 in the previous quarter.
Looking Forward: Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.79 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $3.57, which is the same with that ninety days ago.
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