Five Below's Q2 2022: Doubling Down On The Downturn

Sep. 05, 2022 10:00 AM ETFive Below, Inc. (FIVE)10 Comments


  • Five Below reported soft earnings in Q2, providing lower-than-expected results and guidance.
  • The company faced more headwinds than expected which led to poor performance.
  • Management expects to benefit materially from the downturn thanks to its strong financial position and opportunistic counter-cyclical investments.
  • The highlight of the release was expected store growth, which is a leading indicator of sales.
  • The Triple-Double long-term vision remains intact, and that’s what we, as long-term shareholders, care about.
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Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) reported its Q2 earnings this week. This article aims to answer two questions: "Were the Q2 earnings good?" and "Is the long-term thesis intact?"

Simply put, the answer to the first question is a resounding no. This

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