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Earnings Beat: Revolve Group, Inc. Just Beat Analyst Forecasts, And Analysts Have Been Updating Their Models

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Revolve Group, Inc. (NYSE:RVLV) just released its yearly report and things are looking bullish. It was overall a positive result, with revenues beating expectations by 2.0% to hit US$587m. Revolve Group also reported a statutory profit of US$0.79, which was an impressive 25% above what the analysts had forecast. Following the result, the analysts have updated their earnings model, and it would be good to know whether they think there's been a strong change in the company's prospects, or if it's business as usual. With this in mind, we've gathered the latest statutory forecasts to see what the analysts are expecting for next year.

See our latest analysis for Revolve Group

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Taking into account the latest results, the current consensus from Revolve Group's 17 analysts is for revenues of US$684.6m in 2021, which would reflect a meaningful 17% increase on its sales over the past 12 months. Statutory earnings per share are predicted to accumulate 2.1% to US$0.68. Yet prior to the latest earnings, the analysts had been anticipated revenues of US$681.0m and earnings per share (EPS) of US$0.70 in 2021. So it looks like there's been a small decline in overall sentiment after the recent results - there's been no major change to revenue estimates, but the analysts did make a small dip in their earnings per share forecasts.

Althoughthe analysts have revised their earnings forecasts for next year, they've also lifted the consensus price target 39% to US$43.75, suggesting the revised estimates are not indicative of a weaker long-term future for the business. It could also be instructive to look at the range of analyst estimates, to evaluate how different the outlier opinions are from the mean. There are some variant perceptions on Revolve Group, with the most bullish analyst valuing it at US$50.00 and the most bearish at US$27.00 per share. This shows there is still a bit of diversity in estimates, but analysts don't appear to be totally split on the stock as though it might be a success or failure situation.

Taking a look at the bigger picture now, one of the ways we can understand these forecasts is to see how they compare to both past performance and industry growth estimates. We can infer from the latest estimates that forecasts expect a continuation of Revolve Group'shistorical trends, as next year's 17% revenue growth is roughly in line with 15% annual revenue growth over the past three years. Compare this with the wider industry, which analyst estimates (in aggregate) suggest will see revenues grow 17% next year. It's clear that while Revolve Group's revenue growth is expected to continue on its current trajectory, it's only expected to grow in line with the industry itself.

The Bottom Line

The most important thing to take away is that the analysts downgraded their earnings per share estimates, showing that there has been a clear decline in sentiment following these results. Happily, there were no real changes to sales forecasts, with the business still expected to grow in line with the overall industry. We note an upgrade to the price target, suggesting that the analysts believes the intrinsic value of the business is likely to improve over time.

With that said, the long-term trajectory of the company's earnings is a lot more important than next year. We have estimates - from multiple Revolve Group analysts - going out to 2023, and you can see them free on our platform here.

And what about risks? Every company has them, and we've spotted 2 warning signs for Revolve Group you should know about.

This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. We aim to bring you long-term focused analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material. Simply Wall St has no position in any stocks mentioned.

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