The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) 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.
The TJX Companies, Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet
Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 17.86% to $0.66 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.56 in the year-earlier quarter.
Revenue: Rose 8.36% to $6.44 billion from the year-earlier quarter.
Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: The TJX Companies, Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.66 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.63. It beat the average revenue estimate of $6.37 billion.
Quoting Management: Carol Meyrowitz, Chief Executive Officer of The TJX Companies, Inc., stated, “We are very pleased with our above-plan second quarter results which were achieved over high year-over-year comparisons for quarterly comp sales and EPS growth. Consolidated comparable store sales increased 4% over a 7% reported increase last year and earnings per share grew 18% over last year’s 24% increase. With our above-plan second quarter results, we are raising our full-year guidance. The third quarter is off to a solid start and we see many opportunities for the second half of the year and beyond. We are in an excellent inventory position, which gives us the flexibility to capitalize on the great brands and fashions available to us in the marketplace. We have exciting marketing and in-store initiatives planned, and above all, as always, we will be offering consumers amazing values! Further, we see great growth opportunities in our brick-and-mortar business and are excited about the long-term potential of e-commerce as another avenue to bring our values to even more consumers. We remain confident that our strong top- and bottom-line growth will continue and we will grow TJX to be a $40 billion-plus company!”
Key Stats (on next page)…
Revenue increased 4.08% from $6.19 billion in the previous quarter. EPS increased 6.45% from $0.62 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 $0.71 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.82, which is the same with that ninety days ago.
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