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Factors Setting Tone for Capri Holdings' (CPRI) Q1 Earnings

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Capri Holdings Limited (CPRI - Free Report) is likely to register an increase in the top line when it reports first-quarter fiscal 2022 numbers on Jul 30, before the market opens. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenues is pegged at $1,117 million, suggesting a jump of 147.6% from the prior-year reported figure.

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for first-quarter earnings currently stands at 79 cents, which suggests a sharp turnaround from a loss of $1.04 per share reported in the year-ago period. The consensus mark has increased by 3.9% in the past 30 days.

In the last reported quarter, the company’s bottom line outperformed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a significant margin.

Factors to Note

Return to active social lifestyle, events and occasions have been boosting demand for apparel and accessories. Management in a recent virtual investor day highlighted that Capri Holdings witnessed better-than-anticipated first-quarter sales trends. In fact, its three iconic fashion houses — Michael Kors, Versace and Jimmy Choo — are doing quite well.

Capri Holdings has been reinforcing its position in the luxury fashion space. The company has been deploying resources to expand product offerings and upgrade distribution infrastructure. This along with fleet optimization and e-commerce enhancement bode well. Meanwhile, higher full price sell-throughs, strategic increase in prices and manufacturing efficiencies are likely to have benefited margins.

Capri Holdings Limited Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise

Capri Holdings Limited Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise

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On its last earnings call, Capri Holdings projected first-quarter total revenues of approximately $1.1 billion, suggesting continued growth in the Americas and Asia regions. However, regional restrictions including store closure might have impacted revenues in the EMEA region. The guidance indicates revenues of approximately $220 million from Versace, $110 million from Jimmy Choo and $770 million from Michael Kors.

Management guided about 100 basis points contraction in gross margin for the quarter under review, primarily due to higher wholesale channel mix. Capri Holdings also projected an increase of $150 million in operating expenses. It has been experiencing higher transportation expenses.

The company anticipates operating margin of approximately 12%, suggesting high single-digit range for Versace, low 20% range for Michael Kors and negative low to mid-teens range for Jimmy Choo. The company had forecast earnings of 75 cents a share for the quarter.

What the Zacks Model Unveils

Our proven model predicts an earnings beat for Capri Holdings this time around. The combination of a positive Earnings ESP and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold) increases the chances of an earnings beat. You can uncover the best stocks to buy or sell before they’re reported with our Earnings ESP Filter.

Capri Holdings has a Zacks Rank #3 and an Earnings ESP of +3.87%.

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American Eagle Outfitters (AEO - Free Report) has an Earnings ESP of +3.92% and a Zacks Rank #3.