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Ralph Lauren beats estimates but investors dig deeper, shares -5.9%

  • 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.
  • RL -5.9% premarket
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  • uktariq
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    I am still long on the share still a good quality stock.
    9 May 2014, 08:59 AM Reply Like
  • spald_fr
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    Ralph, feed those women models.

     

    FEED THEM
    9 May 2014, 03:10 PM Reply Like
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