Michael Kors reports Q1 EPS 80c, consensus 62c
Reports Q1 revenue $952.4M, consensus $918.57M. On a constant currency basis, total revenue decreased 2.6%. Retail net sales increased 10.1% to $619.9 million driven in large part by 67 net new store openings since the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2017 and the impact of the acquisition of the Greater China license. Comparable sales decreased 5.9%. On a constant currency basis, retail net sales increased 11.6%, and comparable sales decreased 4.9%. Wholesale net sales decreased 23.0% to $303.6 million and on a constant currency basis, wholesale net sales decreased 22.7%. Licensing revenue decreased 5.6% to $28.9 million. Total revenue in the Americas decreased 8.2% to $634.1 million on a reported basis and decreased 7.9% on a constant currency basis. European revenue decreased 10.2% to $201.2 million on a reported basis, and decreased 7.5% on a constant currency basis. Revenue in Asia increased 60.2% to $117.1 million on a reported basis, and increased 61.9% on a constant currency basis. John D. Idol, the company's Chairman and CEO, said, "Our first quarter performance exceeded our expectations, driven largely by better than anticipated retail comparable sales results in both North America and Europe. We are encouraged by our first quarter performance, although we continue to believe that fiscal 2018 will be a transition year for our company, as we focus on laying the foundation for the future by executing on our strategic plan, Runway 2020. While it is still early in the process, we are making meaningful progress enhancing our assortments, deepening our connection with consumers, and elevating our jet set luxury experience in our stores and digital flagships."