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Tapestry (TPR) Gains Market Share on Operational Strength

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Tapestry, Inc. (TPR - Free Report) , one of the widely recognized names in the Retail - Apparel And Shoes industry, has been making tactical changes to its business operations to adapt and stay relevant in the competitive retail landscape. Its consumer-centric approach, omni-channel capabilities, brand awareness and emphasis on high-growth areas position it well among peers.

The company’s Acceleration Program has been a major contributing factor. The program is aimed at transforming the company into a leaner and more responsive organization. It intends to build significant data and analytics capabilities with a focus on enhancing digital and omni-channel capabilities and operating with a clearly defined path and strategy for each of its brands, namely Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman.

This New York-based company continued with its sturdy e-commerce performance during third-quarter fiscal 2022, with digital sales rising more than 20% compared with the prior-year period and representing about 30% of total business. The company witnessed a digital sales increase of 25% at Coach and mid-teens growth at Kate Spade. Turning to Stuart Weitzman, the company continued to make strategic investments, including digital, which accounted for 20% of global sales.


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North America has been one of the key contributors to Tapestry’s upbeat performance. During the third quarter of fiscal 2002, the company added more than 1.4 million new customers across channels in North America, representing mid-teens increase compared with the prior year. Sales in North America surged 22% year over year, courtesy of increasing consumer demand across all brands.

Shares of this Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) company have fallen 13.2% in the past three months compared with the industry’s decline of 20.4%.

Wrapping Up

Tapestry’s long-term growth drivers include deepening engagement with consumers, creating innovative and compelling products, venturing into under-penetrated markets and enhancement of digital capacities.

The company envisions revenues to be approximately $6.7 billion for fiscal 2022. This suggests a high-teens growth rate versus the prior year on a 52-week, comparable basis with double-digit increases in each brand. The company guided earnings in the area of $3.45 per share, which indicates an increase from adjusted earnings of $2.97 per share reported in fiscal 2021. For the fourth quarter, Tapestry foresees continued strength in North America and Europe with steady growth in the rest of Asia.

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