Earnings Volatility Drives These Stocks in a New Direction

Kirkland’s Inc. (NASDAQ:KIRK) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 14.86% to $0.85 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.74 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 9.25% to $162.9 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Kirkland’s Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.85 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.74. It beat the average revenue estimate of $162.59 million.

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Zumiez, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 25% to $0.75 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.60 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 22.05% to $224.4 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Zumiez, Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.75 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.73. It beat the average revenue estimate of $223.39 million.

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Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 36.99% to $1.00 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.73 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 30.26% to $758.8 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $1.00 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.98. It beat the average revenue estimate of $752.27 million.

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Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. (NYSE:KKD) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, BUT beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 83.33% to $0.11 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.06 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 15.83% to $118.1 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.11 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.12. It beat the average revenue estimate of $115.93 million.

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Cosi Inc. (NASDAQ:COSI) had a loss and missed Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased to $-0.03 in the quarter versus EPS of $-0.04 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Decreased 13.71% to $22.6 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Cosi Inc. reported adjusted EPS loss of $0.03 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $-0.02. It missed the average revenue estimate of $23.73 million.

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