JoS. A. Bank tumbles after warning net income set to plunge

January 28, 2013

Men's suit retailer JoS. A. Bank (JOSB) is sinking after the company announced late Friday night that its FY12 net income would likely drop about 20% compared with the previous year. In FY11 the retailer reported earnings per share, or EPS, of $3.49. Before Friday's announcement analysts had expected the company to report FY12 EPS of $3.76. JoS. A. Bank blamed several factors for the large decline in its earnings, including unseasonably warm weather and Hurricane Sandy, as well as consumer "distractions" from the presidential election and the fiscal cliff. The retailer said it remained very upbeat about its long-term outlook. In late morning trading, JoS. A. Bank tumbled $7.75, or 16.75%, to $38.52. Meanwhile, another suit retailer, The Men's Wearhouse (MW), fell $2.11, or 6.37%, to $31.04.