Pacific Sunwear of California Earnings: Here’s Why Investors are Not Happy Now

Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. (NASDAQ:PSUN) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT came up short on beating the revenue expectation. The revenue miss is a negative sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are down 11.73%.

Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased to $0.02 in the quarter versus EPS of $-0.08 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 2.33% to $215.2 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.02 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0. It missed the average revenue estimate of $215.74 million.

Quoting Management: “We are pleased with our strong performance as evidenced by our sixth consecutive quarter of both positive comparable store sales growth and higher merchandise margins,” said Gary H. Schoenfeld, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We believe our customers are beginning to recognize and appreciate our diverse lens toward California lifestyle and our curated assortment of great brands and distinctive style which together are reestablishing PacSun’s unique identity.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue increased 26.71% from $169.84 million in the previous quarter. EPS increased to $0.02 in the quarter versus EPS of $-0.14 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 $0 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a loss of $0.21 to a loss of $0.22 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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