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Earnings To Watch: Zumiez (ZUMZ) Reports Q3 Results Tomorrow

StockStory - Wed Nov 29, 2023

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Clothing and footwear retailer Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) will be announcing earnings results tomorrow afternoon. Here's what investors should know.

Last quarter Zumiez reported revenues of $194.4 million, down 11.6% year on year, beating analyst revenue expectations by 2.3%. It was a mixed quarter for the company, with an impressive beat of analysts' earnings estimates. However, guidance was below for revenue and EPS. Management called out "continued headwinds facing consumer discretionary spending combined with a heightened promotional marketplace".

Is Zumiez buy or sell heading into the earnings? Read our full analysis here, it's free.

This quarter analysts are expecting Zumiez's revenue to decline 10.1% year on year to $213.6 million, improvement on the 17.9% year-over-year decrease in revenue the company had recorded in the same quarter last year. Adjusted loss is expected to come in at -$0.18 per share.

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Majority of analysts covering the company have reconfirmed their estimates over the last thirty days, suggesting they are expecting the business to stay the course heading into the earnings. The company missed Wall St's revenue estimates three times over the last two years.

Looking at Zumiez's peers in the apparel retailer segment, some of them have already reported Q3 earnings results, giving us a hint of what we can expect. Abercrombie and Fitch delivered top-line growth of 20% year on year, beating analyst estimates by 7.7% and American Eagle reported revenues up 4.9% year on year, exceeding estimates by 1.6%. Abercrombie and Fitch traded down 4.3% on the results, American Eagle was down 12.8%.

Read our full analysis of Abercrombie and Fitch's results here and American Eagle's results here.

There has been positive sentiment among investors in the apparel retailer segment, with the stocks up on average 10.3% over the last month. Zumiez is up 11.8% during the same time, and is heading into the earnings with analyst price target of $17, compared to share price of $18.4.

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The author has no position in any of the stocks mentioned.