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e.l.f. Beauty (ELF) Posts Big Earnings Beat, Raises Full Year EPS Outlook

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e.l.f. Beauty Inc. (ELF - Free Report) just released third quarter fiscal 2017 results, posting earnings of 17 cents per share and revenues of $71.9 million. Right now, ELF is a #4 (Sell) on the Zacks Rank, and is down 6.25% to $18 a share in trading shortly after its earnings report was released.

e.l.f Beauty:

Beat earnings estimates. The beauty company posted adjusted earnings of 17 cents per share, soaring past the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 6 cents. Net income increased 90% to $8.5 million for the quarter.

Beat revenue estimates. The company saw revenue figures of $71.9 million, also beating our consensus estimate of $68 million and increasing 28% year-over-year.

Gross margin expanded to 60% from 58% reported in the third quarter of 2016.

Looking ahead, e.l.f. beauty adjusted its 2017 outlook to approximately $270 million of net sales, reflecting timing of pipeline shipments, new distribution, and category trends. It also increased its adjusted net income to $28 million and EPS to 55 cents per share.

“We are pleased with our third quarter results highlighted by a 28% increase in net sales and strong earnings growth,” stated Tarang Amin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “In a category currently experiencing headwinds, we continue to gain market share driven by the successful execution of our strategy, and mission to make luxurious beauty accessible for all.”

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e.l.f. Beauty operates as a cosmetic company. Its cosmetic category primarily consists of face makeup, eye makeup, lip products, nail products and cosmetics sets/kits, excludes beauty tools and accessories, such as brushes and applicators. e.l.f. Beauty is based in Oakland, United States.

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