Off-price retail company Burlington Stores (NYSE:BURL) will be reporting earnings tomorrow before market open. Here's what investors should know.
Last quarter Burlington reported revenues of $2.17 billion, up 9.4% year on year, in line with analyst expectations. It was a strong quarter for the company, with an impressive beat of analysts' earnings estimates and optimistic earnings guidance for the next quarter.
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This quarter analysts are expecting Burlington's revenue to grow 12.6% year on year to $2.30 billion, improving on the 11.4% year-over-year decline in revenue the company had recorded in the same quarter last year. Adjusted earnings are expected to come in at $0.98 per share.
The analysts covering the company have been growing increasingly bearish about the business heading into the earnings, with revenue estimates seeing seven downward revisions over the last thirty days.The company missed Wall St's revenue estimates five times over the last two years.
Looking at Burlington's peers in the apparel and footwear retail segment, some of them have already reported Q3 earnings results, giving us a hint of what we can expect. Ross Stores delivered top-line growth of 7.9% year on year, beating analyst estimates by 1.8% and TJX reported revenues up 9% year on year, exceeding estimates by 1.4%. Ross Stores traded up 4.6% on the results, TJX was down 2.6%.
There has been positive sentiment among investors in the apparel and footwear retail segment, with the stocks up on average 8% over the last month. Burlington is up 15.9% during the same time, and is heading into the earnings with analyst price target of $180.6, compared to share price of $136.98.
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