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Today, 7:01 AM
- Apparel prices fell 1.1% in the U.S. during November, according to yesterday's CPI report.
- The drop followed a 0.2% slide in apparel prices for October.
- Retail analysts note that a higher mix of e-commerce sales and the lingering promotional haze threaten margin expansion in the sector, despite overall tighter inventory control.
- Apparel stocks: KATE, ANN, LULU, PVH, VNCE, CRI, UA, HBI, VFC, COLM, GIL, SQBG, JCP, KSS, DDS, M, JWN, RL, ARO, AEO, ANF, WTSL, TLYS, CACH, ZUMZ, PSUN, EXPR, BKE, KORS, UA, GIII, SQBG, HBI, SKX, FL, VRA, ICON, NKE, WWW, DECK, CROX, SHOO, BWS, PERY, DXLG, SHLD, BONT, GPS, GES, URBN.
Thu, Dec. 4, 10:31 AM
- Shares of Destination Maternity (DEST -7.8%) slide after the company misses earnings estimates.
- A frank assessment from the company on a misfire with its assortment to millennial-aged moms-to-be strikes a bit of a chord across the apparel and department store sector.
- Many of the earnings hits and misses this quarter have been tied to on-trend or off-trend assortments. A millennial group which is hard to nail down is becoming a bigger part of that puzzle.
- Apparel stocks: KATE, ANN, LULU, RL, PVH, VNCE, CRI, UA, HBI, VFC, COLM, KORS, GIL, SQBG, JCP, KSS, DDS, M, JWN, RL, ARO, AEO, ANF, WTSL, TLYS, CACH, ZUMZ, PSUN, EXPR, BKE, KORS, UA, GIII, SQBG, HBI, SKX, FL, VRA, ICON, NKE, WWW, DECK, CROX, SHOO, BWS, PERY, DXLG, SHLD, BONT, GPS, GES, URBN, TJX.
Fri, Nov. 21, 9:48 AM
- Destination XL (NASDAQ:DXLG) reports comparable-store sales rose 5.5% in Q3.
- Gross margin rate declined 90 bps to 43.27% as a result of a decrease in merchandise margins associated with the increased promotional activity to drive Casual Male XL customers to the DXL stores.
- SG&A expense rate increased 330 bps due to increase in payroll related costs.
- Inventory +5.69% Y/Y to $126.4M.
- Store count dropped 3.73% Y/Y to 361.
- FY2014 Guidance: Sales: $413M to $418M; Comparable-store sales: +12.0% to +13.0%; Gross profit margin: 45.5% TO 46.1%; SG&A costs: $176M to $177.6M; EBITDA: $12.4M to $15.6M; Operating margin loss: -2.0% to -2.8%; EPS: -$0.21 to -$0.27; Non-GAAP EPS: -$0.12 to -$0.16; Capital Expenditure: ~$36.4M; Borrowings: $55M to $60M; Store count: 352.
- DXLG +7.65% premarket.
Fri, Nov. 21, 7:04 AM
Thu, Aug. 28, 7:09 AM
Thu, May. 29, 7:31 AM
- Destination XL (DXLG) reports comparable-store sales rose 3.4% in FQ1.
- The company's performance was led by the DXL brand which showed a 12.8% comp while Casual Male XL and Rochester Clothing combined for 1.4%.
- Gross profit rate fell 180 bps to 45.4% due to higher occupancy costs and a drop in merchandise margin.
Thu, May. 29, 7:11 AM
Tue, Apr. 8, 11:36 AM
- Visits to fine dining establishments rose 5% in 2013 to make up a little ground from the sharp fall following the 2008 market swoon.
- Traffic for the segment outpaced the general restaurant industry which showed flat results.
- Perhaps of interest to suit sellers (MW, JOSB, DXLG), one of the ways fine dining operators (DFRG, RUTH, BLMN) noted that they boosted traffic was by adopting looser dress codes.
Wed, Mar. 19, 5:37 PM
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Fri, Jan. 31, 1:45 PM
Dec. 4, 2013, 10:10 AM
- A negative report from Express (EXPR -20.7%) on Thanksgiving week sales isn't going unnoticed by apparel peers.
- The comments from execs with Express mirror some of the concerns of retail analysts on promotional activity in the sector and sluggish foot traffic. Earlier: Nomura warns on inventory challenges.
- Related ETFs: XLY, VCR, FXD, RCD, FDIS, PSCD, PEZ
- Decliners: Francesca's (FRAN) -2.3%, Gap (GPS) -1.6%, Destination XL (DXLG) -1.4%, Pacific Sunwear (PSUN) -3.2%, Buckle (BKE) -1.1%, American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) -2.5%, Aeropostale (ARO) -3.1%, American Apparel (APP) -1.7%, Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) -1.9%.
Nov. 22, 2013, 7:06 AM| Comment!
Oct. 9, 2013, 9:41 AM
- Destination XL Group (DXLG +1.4%) trades higher after the pursuit of The Men's Wearhouse by Jos. A Bank raises the profile of the retailer.
- Analysts think consolidation of struggling apparel companies will be on tap this year, but finding the right combination to create synergies could prove difficult.
Aug. 23, 2013, 7:16 AM| Comment!
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Destination XL Group Inc along with its subsidiaries is engaged in specialty retail of big & tall men's apparel with retail and direct operations in the United States and London, England and direct operations in Canada.
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