Pier 1 Imports Earnings: Here’s Why the Stock is Down Now

Pier 1 Imports Inc. (NYSE:PIR) delivered a profit and met 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 down 0.17%.

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Pier 1 Imports Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 25% to $0.60 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.48 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 15.7% to $551.63 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Pier 1 Imports Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.60 per share. By that measure, the company met the mean analyst estimate of $0.60. It beat the average revenue estimate of $551.44 million.

Quoting Management: “Fiscal 2013 was another outstanding year for Pier 1 Imports,” said Alex W. Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We delivered our 14th consecutive quarter of significant sales and profit growth, re-introduced our dividend and repurchased $100 million of Pier 1 Imports stock, returning substantial value to our shareholders. At the same time, we launched our e-Commerce enabled website, established a platform to support our multi-channel strategy and commenced a pilot of our new POS system.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue increased 29.94% from $424.53 million in the previous quarter. EPS increased 140% from $0.25 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 $0.21 to a profit $0.20. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.19, which is the same with that ninety days ago.

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