20.21 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 5:19PM EST
|Bid||20.22 x 3000|
|Ask||20.23 x 2900|
|Day's Range||19.89 - 20.50|
|52 Week Range||16.14 - 29.88|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.85|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||12.94|
|Earnings Date||Mar 6, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.55 (2.74%)|
|1y Target Est||23.73|
NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2019 -- In new independent research reports released early this morning, Market Source Research released its latest key findings for all current investors,.
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American Eagle (AEO) partners with Aila Technologies for the launch of interactive fitting rooms at flagship stores in the United States. This innovation should elevate in-store customer experiences.
American Eagle (AEO) partners with Alia Technologies for the launch of interactive fitting rooms at flagship stores in the United States. This innovation should elevate in-store customer experiences.
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What You Can Expect for L Brands in 2019 (Continued from Prior Part) ## Margins numbers For the first three quarters of 2018, L Brands’ (LB) gross margin contracted by 240 basis points to 35.0% due to the lower gross margin at Victoria’s Secret. L Brands has seen a deceleration in its merchandise margins for Victoria’s Secret, mainly due to higher promotions. However, Bath and Body Works’ gross margin improved for the first three quarters of 2018 due to higher merchandise margins and leverage achieved in buying and occupancy costs. However, selling, general, and administrative (SG&A) expenses have risen in 2018. For the first three quarters, SG&A expenses rose 14.5% year-over-year or YoY. It’s facing higher selling expenses at Bath and Body Works due to increased sales volumes and higher wages. Expenses are also rising due to expansion in China. As a percentage of sales, SG&A expenses rate expanded by 180 basis points to 29.7%. Due to higher expenses, operating profit decreased 41.0% YoY to $437.3 million. Operating margin shrank by 430 basis points to 5.2% for the first nine months of 2018. ## EPS numbers As a result, L Brands EPS for the first three quarters of 2018 was $0.37, decreasing 66.7% YoY. Higher expenses and a substantial decrease in other income dented the bottom-line performance in 2018 despite lower taxes. In the fourth quarter, L Brands’ management expects its EPS in the range of $1.90–$2.10. However, for 2018, its adjusted EPS are estimated to be $2.60–$2.80. Analysts forecast fourth-quarter adjusted EPS to decline 4.3% to $2.02. For 2018, Wall Street analysts expect L Brands adjusted EPS to fall 15.6% YoY to $2.70, and for fiscal 2019, adjusted EPS are projected to increase 1.1% to $2.73. ## L Brands’ dividend plans L Brands slashed its dividend by 50% in November. L Brands plans to channel the $325 million in savings from the reduction in dividend toward deleveraging its balance sheet. The annualized dividend now stands at $1.20. L Brands dividend yield was 8.5%, based on its January 8 closing price of $28.20. The dividend yields for Gap (GPS), Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), and American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) stood at 3.8%, 3.8%, and 2.8%, respectively. Browse this series on Market Realist: * Part 1 - What Wall Street Recommends for L Brands * Part 2 - Comparing L Brands’ PE Multiple with Peers’ * Part 3 - Will L Brands’ Top-Line Performance Impress in 2019?
NRF 2019 – American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO) and Aila Technologies are showcasing the American Eagle brand’s new interactive fitting room technology at NRF 2019 Retail’s Big Show this week. As part of AEO Inc.’s ongoing initiative to elevate customers’ in-store experiences, this new interactive fitting room experience has been launched in several American Eagle flagship stores around the United States, including Boston, Las Vegas and San Francisco.
What You Can Expect for L Brands in 2019 (Continued from Prior Part) ## Sales to improve L Brands (LB) is one of leading intimate apparel manufacturers and distributors in the United States. Its major brands include Victoria’s Secret and PINK. For the fourth quarter of 2018, Wall Street analysts expect L Brands net sales to rise 1.9% YoY (year-over-year) to $4.91 billion. For fiscal 2018, analysts forecast L Brands net sales growth of 5.3% YoY to $13.30 billion. However, for 2019, analysts expect sales to report an increase of 1.4% to $13.48 billion on a YoY basis. ## What’s in store for L Brands in 2019? Strength in the Bath & Body Works brand has been cushioning its top line. Comparable store sales growth for L Brands has been positive in the last three quarters of 2018 mainly due to Bath & Body Works. It’s looking to re-enter certain categories, including swimwear, footwear, and eyewear, to boost its top line. It has discontinued its Henri Bendel operations and found a suitable buyer for its loss-making La Senza lingerie brand. L Brands is also developing its beauty business, which comprises fragrances and mists. Sales also could to benefit from momentum in its digital business. However, the troubled Victoria’s Secret and PINK businesses are a sore point for L Brands. Victoria’s Secret was once the ultimate destination for lingerie shopping for American women. Though it still commands a big share of the US lingerie market, a surge in the body positivity movement and the demand for comfortable lingerie has severely affected sales. Also, declining traffic at malls has added to the troubles. American Eagle Outfitters’ (AEO) Aerie brand’s success underscores these shifting trends. Aerie’s focus on a wide range of sizes, hiring plus-sized models and not photoshopping its ads has worked wonders. The Aerie brand is expected to top $1 billion in revenue in the near term. Apart from Aerie, other retailers who are also embracing this body positivity trend include Lively and ThirdLove. ## Expectations for peers For fiscal 2018, analysts expect Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) to report sales growth of 2.2% YoY to $3.57 billion. For American Eagle Outfitters’ fiscal 2018 Wall Street analysts project revenue growth of 6.4% YoY to $4.04 billion. Continue to Next Part Browse this series on Market Realist: * Part 1 - What Wall Street Recommends for L Brands * Part 2 - Comparing L Brands’ PE Multiple with Peers’ * Part 4 - A Look at L Brands’ Margin and Bottom-Line Expectations
On January 8, L Brands’ (LB) 12-month forward PE ratio was 10.4x. Meanwhile, Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), American Eagle Outfitters (AEO), Urban Outfitters (URBN), and the Gap (GPS) have PE ratios of ~18.7x, 12.3x, 11.2x, and 9.5x, respectively.
What You Can Expect for L Brands in 2019 ## On the sidelines As of January 8, of the 29 analysts covering L Brands (LB) stock, 28% recommend a “buy” and 10% have a “sell” rating. 62% have retained their “hold” ratings for L Brands’ stock. L Brands is one of the leading names in the US intimate apparel space. The performance of its Bath & Body Works brand and Victoria’s Secret beauty line remains robust. However, weakness in its signature Victoria’s Secret and Pink lingerie businesses has kept investors and analysts worried. Given the troubles, L Brands’ stock was down 57.4% in 2018. As of January 8, the stock has gained 9.9%. It last closed trading at $28.20. In January so far, we’ve seen four price target changes for L Brands. On January 2, Wells Fargo slashed its price target to $50.00 from $55.00. Baird lowered its to $34.00. On January 7, UBS lowered its price target to $27.00 from $34.00. J.P. Morgan cut the price target to $29.00 from $34.00. At present, analysts’ 12-month average price target for L Brands stock is $34.98, which reflects 24.0% upside to the stock price on January 8. ## Ratings for other apparel retailers Of the 16 analysts covering Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), 25.0% have “buy” ratings while 44.0% have “hold” ratings. On January 2, Baird cut its price target on ANF to $22.00. Currently, analysts’ target price for ANF is $20.46, reflecting a potential 2.3% downside to the stock’s price as of January 8. For American Eagle Outfitters (AEO), 63.0% of the 16 analysts covering the stock have given it “buy” ratings while 25.0% have given it a “hold.” For American Eagle Outfitters, the mean target price is $23.80, which implies a potential 20.5% upside. On January 7, UBS reduced the price target to $28.00 from $31.00 earlier. Of the 25 analysts covering the Gap (GPS) stock, 12.0% have “buy” ratings while 76.0% have “hold” ratings. The Gap’s mean target price is $29.45, which indicates a potential 16.8% upside to its stock price. On January 7, UBS lowered its price target to $26.50 from $28.00. J.P. Morgan cut its price target to $24.00 from $25.00. Continue to Next Part Browse this series on Market Realist: * Part 2 - Comparing L Brands’ PE Multiple with Peers’ * Part 3 - Will L Brands’ Top-Line Performance Impress in 2019? * Part 4 - A Look at L Brands’ Margin and Bottom-Line Expectations
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