Rite Aid Earnings: Here’s Why Shares are Down Now

Rite Aid Corp. (NYSE:RAD) 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 1.93%.

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Rite Aid Corp. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased to $0.09 in the quarter versus EPS of $-0.03 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Decreased 2.71% to $6.29 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Rite Aid Corp. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.09 per share. By that measure, the company met the mean analyst estimate of $0.09. It beat the average revenue estimate of $6.27 billion.

Quoting Management: “We kicked off our new fiscal year by posting strong first-quarter results that reflect our continued operational and financial progress,” said Rite Aid Chairman, President and CEO John Standley. “During the quarter, we generated net income for a third consecutive quarter and increased Adjusted EBITDA by more than $70 million over last year’s first quarter.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue decreased 2.51% from $6.46 billion in the previous quarter. EPS decreased 30.77% from $0.13 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: 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 loss of $0.04 to a loss $0.01. For the current year, the average estimate has moved up from a profit of $0.02 to a profit of $0.17 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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