In the Crox analyst call in May and the Piper Jaffray presentation a week or two ago, they reaffirmed the 6 month guidance and I think said it will be a few pennies more. In part because their effective tax rate dropped to something like 19% from about 22%. No worries there. It's always the elusive guidance that can kill you and they all want to be conservative. That being said, in the analyst call they did basically allude to the "mistake" concerning the last earnings call where they had great earnings but did a poor job communicating guidance. So, we will see how they do next time.
consumer companies are in the pits and CROX is a disaster that the street got out at last earnings and left all us amateurs holding the bag on a PIG. No one believes that they can maintain a decent growth and earnings track, and don't take any comfort from the blogs coming from the STREET.COM Isn't hindsight wonderful only good news today ( if you can find anything good about this) is that the volume is weak