Pep Boys – Manny Moe & Jack Earnings: Here’s Why Investors are Excited Now

Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack (NYSE:PBY) had a loss and missed Wall Street’s expectations, AND 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 up 2.93%.

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Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased to $-0.27 in the quarter versus EPS of $-0.06 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Decreased 33.71% to $335 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack reported adjusted EPS loss of $0.27 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.05. It missed the average revenue estimate of $507.08 million.

Quoting Management: “Our strategically important service maintenance and repair categories remain a bright spot in what was a disappointing year from a sales and profit perspective,” said President and CEO Mike Odell. “To date in the first quarter of 2013, comparable store sales trends have improved in both lines of business, with a low single-digit increase in service center revenue mostly offset by a low single-digit decline in retail sales.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue decreased 34.26% from $509.61 million in the previous quarter. EPS decreased to $-0.27 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.12 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 $0.17 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.31, which is the same with that ninety days ago.

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