- Oops!Something went wrong.Please try again later.
Genesco Inc. GCO is likely to register a decline in the top line when it reports second-quarter fiscal 2021 numbers on Sep 3, before the opening bell. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenues is pegged at $392.1 million, which indicates a decline of 19.3% from the year-ago quarter’s reported figure.
In fact, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for the bottom line is pegged at a loss of $1.26 that suggests deterioration from earnings of 15 cents in the year-ago quarter. The consensus estimate has remained stable in the past 30 days.
Notably, this footwear and accessories retailer has a trailing four-quarter earnings surprise of 132.2%, on average. In the last reported quarter, the company missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a wide margin.
Factors to Note
Genesco’s top-line in the second quarter is likely to have been hurt by store closures at some point of time during the quarter. Management, in its last earnings call, highlighted that store reopening would be carried out in a phased manner, with all stores likely to have been opened by the end of July. Moreover, for some of the reopened stores, traffic pickup rates have been slower. Additionally, lower wholesale revenues and currency exchange rates might have been drags.
Nevertheless, rising e-commerce business amid the pandemic, thanks to consumers altered shopping habits is likely to have favored the company’s performance in quarter to be reported. During the first quarter, e-commerce comparable sales improved 64%. Further, Genesco has been on track with upgrading website offerings and expansion of distribution and fulfillment centers. However higher e-commerce penetration might have led to increased shipping and warehouse expenses, thereby pressurizing gross margin.
Genesco Inc. Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise
Genesco Inc. price-consensus-eps-surprise-chart | Genesco Inc. Quote
What Does the Zacks Model Say?
Our proven model does not conclusively predict an earnings beat for Genesco this season. The combination of a positive Earnings ESP and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold) increases the odds of an earnings beat. But that’s not the case here. You can uncover the best stocks to buy or sell before they’re reported with our Earnings ESP Filter.
The company’s Earnings ESP of 0.00% along with Zacks Rank #4 (Sell) makes surprise prediction difficult.
Stocks With Favorable Combination
Here are a few companies you may want to consider, as our model shows that these have the right combination to post an earnings beat:
Signet Jewelers SIG currently has an Earnings ESP of +38.82% and a Zacks Rank #3. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.
Costco COST has an Earnings ESP of +2.61% and a Zacks Rank #3.
Tractor Supply Company TSCO has an Earnings ESP of +2.63% and a Zacks Rank #3.
5 Stocks Set to Double
Each was hand-picked by a Zacks expert as the #1 favorite stock to gain +100% or more in 2020. Each comes from a different sector and has unique qualities and catalysts that could fuel exceptional growth.
Most of the stocks in this report are flying under Wall Street radar, which provides a great opportunity to get in on the ground floor.
Today, See These 5 Potential Home Runs >>
Want the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report
Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) : Free Stock Analysis Report
Signet Jewelers Limited (SIG) : Free Stock Analysis Report
Tractor Supply Company (TSCO) : Free Stock Analysis Report
Genesco Inc. (GCO) : Free Stock Analysis Report
To read this article on Zacks.com click here.
Zacks Investment Research