Tilly’s Earnings: Here’s Why the Stock is Down Now

Tilly’s Inc (NYSE:TLYS) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT 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 down 0.51%.

Tilly’s Inc Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 66.67% to $0.15 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.09 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 17.03% to $123 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Tilly’s Inc reported adjusted EPS income of $0.15 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.13. It missed the average revenue estimate of $126.15 million.

Quoting Management: “Our unique offering of the most sought-after brands coupled with disciplined adherence to our pricing strategy led to quality earnings that were above our expectations. During the quarter we grew net sales, expanded gross margin, and increased net income compared to the prior year quarter on a comparable basis,” commented Daniel Griesemer, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are encouraged by our customers’ positive response to date to our back-to-school merchandise, which reaffirms the continued relevance of our assortment and the Tilly’s concept during this important shopping period. We believe our inventory is well positioned to drive sales in our stores and on our website.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue increased 12.72% from $109.12 million in the previous quarter. EPS increased 87.5% from $0.08 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 $0.26 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate has moved up from a profit of $0.81 to a profit of $0.82 over the last ninety days.

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