Stein Mart Earnings: Everything You Must Know Now

Stein Mart Inc. (NASDAQ:SMRT) delivered a profit and beat 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.

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Stein Mart Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 22.22% to $0.33 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.27 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 5.94% to $321.4 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Stein Mart Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.33 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.29. It beat the average revenue estimate of $312.3 million.

Quoting Management: “We ended the quarter strongly with an 8.0 percent comp sales increase in April and a positive comp for the quarter, despite a slow start caused by colder than normal weather and the Easter calendar shift,” said Jay Stein, Chief Executive Officer. “Our increased sales and a higher gross profit rate leveraged against relatively flat expenses drove our substantially higher earnings.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue decreased 12.8% from $368.56 million in the previous quarter. EPS increased 10% from $0.30 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 $0.05 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.56, 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)