Ralph Lauren (RL) beat estimates with its Q1 report, but underneath the hood things don't look all rosy.
Segment revenue growth: Wholesales +24% to $983M; Retail +5% to $845M.
Consolidated comp sales growth was 2% lower with the start of the spring season in North America lagging.
The retailer's gross profit rate sank 190 bps to 57.9% due to F/X changes and a change in mix tied to the integration of Chaps.
Guidance for 2015 from the company is well-below the consensus estimate of analysts.
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