Kohl’s Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, August 15th. Kohl’s Corporation operates a chain of family-oriented department stores. The Company’s stores feature apparel, footwear and accessories for women, men and children; soft home products such as sheets and pillows; and housewares targeted to middle income customers. Kohl’s also offers online shopping as well as offers store credit cards.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Kohl’s Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $1.05 per share on revenues of $4.30 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 12.04.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $0.93 to a profit $0.94. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $4.36, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Kohl’s has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 16,389 17,178 18,391 18,804 19,279
Diluted EPS ($) 2.89 3.23 3.65 4.30 4.17

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Apr. 30, 2012 Jul. 31, 2012 Oct. 31, 2012 Jan. 31, 2013 Apr. 30, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 4,243.00 4,205.00 4,490.00 6,342.00 4,199.00
Diluted EPS ($) 0.63 1.00 0.91 1.66 0.66

Past Performance:
Kohl’s has beat analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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