Macy's (M) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.
Macy's (NYSE: M) reported Q1 sales of $3.02 billion. Earnings fell to a loss of $4.13 billion, resulting in a 1068.54% decrease from last quarter. In Q4, Macy's earned $426.00 million, and total sales reached $8.34 billion.What Is Return On Capital Employed? Changes in earnings and sales indicate shifts in Macy's's Return on Capital Employed, a measure of yearly pre-tax profit relative to capital employed in a business. Generally, a higher ROCE suggests successful growth in a company and is a sign of higher earnings per share for shareholders in the future. In Q1, Macy's posted an ROCE of -1.53%.It is important to keep in mind ROCE evaluates past performance and is not used as a predictive tool. It is a good measure of a company's recent performance, but several factors could affect earnings and sales in the near future.View more earnings on MROCE is an important metric for the comparison of similar companies. A relatively high ROCE shows Macy's is potentially operating at a higher level of efficiency than other companies in its industry. If the company is generating high profits with its current level of capital, some of that money can be reinvested in more capital which will lead to higher returns and earnings per share growth.For Macy's, the return on capital employed ratio shows the current amount of assets may not actually be helping the company achieve higher returns, a note many investors will take into account when making long-term financial decisions.Q1 Earnings Insight Macy's reported Q1 earnings per share at $-2.03/share, which beat analyst predictions of $-2.57/share.See more from Benzinga * Afternoon Market Stats in 5 Minutes * Morning Market Stats in 5 Minutes * Macy's: Q1 Earnings Insights(C) 2020 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.
It might be some time before investors see solid operating results from this department store chain.