Target Misses Earnings Metrics as Margins Collapse on Soaring Expenses

Retail giant Target Corporation on Wednesday reported worse than expected first-quarter earnings missing on major metrics. $TGT shares fell over 26%. Competitor Walmart reported yesterday and also sold off on its earnings miss for its largest single-day percentage decrease since 1987. Target management said fuel and freight costs will be $1 billion higher this year than it had expected, with little sign of their easing throughout 2022.  Target Corporation NYSE: TGT Reported Earnings Before Market Open Wednesday  $1.09 Missed $1.11 … Continue reading “Target Misses Earnings Metrics as Margins Collapse on Soaring Expenses”

Home Depot Delivers Record Sales and Raises Guidance and Margins

Home Improvement Retailer Home Depot was in a position to take advantage of the upsurge in construction and renovation. $HD sales rose to the highest ever for the first quarter of the year. The company is still seeing healthy demand, even in the face of rising prices and a shaky housing market and raised guidance accordingly. Earnings HD earnings per share were $4.09, up from $3.86 a year earlier. Analysts expected earnings of $3.69 a share. First-quarter sales climbed to … Continue reading “Home Depot Delivers Record Sales and Raises Guidance and Margins”

Walmart Earnings Hit by Inflation, Lowers Forward Guidance

Retail giant Wal-Mart on Tuesday reported worse than expected first-quarter earnings and cut its full-year profit forecast, as surging costs cut into the bottom line of the world’s biggest retailer. WMT said it sees earnings falling by around 1%, compared to a prior forecast of a 5% to 6% increase. The stock was down 7% Premarket. “Bottomline results were unexpected and reflect the unusual environment. U.S. inflation levels, particularly in food and fuel,” said CEO Doug McMillon. Walmart Inc NYSE: … Continue reading “Walmart Earnings Hit by Inflation, Lowers Forward Guidance”

Under Armour Transition Quarter Hit by Chinese Covid19 Lockdown Disrupting Inbound Freight

Sporting apparel maker Under Armour reported worse than expected first quarter earnings as the Covid forced closures in China led to worsening supply chains for the second straight quarter in Q1. $UAA shares fell over 23% pre-market. Under Armour competes with Nike, Adidas and Lululemon. Under Armour Inc Class A NYSE: UAA Reported Earnings Before Open Friday ($0.01) Missed Exp $0.04 EPS AND Matched $1.3 Billion Revenue Forecast Earnings Under Armour Inc. (NYSE: UAA) reported first-quarter results before the open … Continue reading “Under Armour Transition Quarter Hit by Chinese Covid19 Lockdown Disrupting Inbound Freight”

Texas Based Academy Sports + Outdoors Earnings and Sales Surge Mitigating Supply Chain Headwinds

Academy Sports + Outdoors earnings were bolstered by the American enthusiasm for outdoor activities, sports, and recreation. $ASO beat top and bottom-line estimates for the sixth straight quarter and generated positive comparable store sales growth for the tenth consecutive quarter at +13.1% for 4Q22. The company also beat a very difficult yr/yr comparison of +16.1% in 4Q21. ASO’s diverse product line and flexible supply chain to mitigate many supply crisis headwinds. Like major competitor Dick’s Sporting Goods ($DKS), Academy capitalized on … Continue reading “Texas Based Academy Sports + Outdoors Earnings and Sales Surge Mitigating Supply Chain Headwinds”

Kohl’s Gets $9 Billion Bid 37% Above Market from Activist Hedge Fund

Department store chain Kohl’s Corp received an unsolicited offer from activist hedge fund Starboard Value LP to buy the company Friday. The WSJ reported that sources disclosed a group led by a group controlled by Starboard, Acacia Research Corp. offered to buy Kohl’s for $64 a share in cash. Acacia said it has received assurances from bankers it has financing for the bid. Reuters reported earlier this week that Acacia was exploring a possible bid for Kohl’s. Kohl’s $KSS shares … Continue reading “Kohl’s Gets $9 Billion Bid 37% Above Market from Activist Hedge Fund”

Nike Earnings Beat on Vigorous North American Sales

Nike reported stronger than expected Q2 2022 results after the close Monday. Nike’s consumer demand in $NKE’s biggest market North America, was vigorous. Business in China remains pivotal with varying backlash in China amid global tensions saw sales down 20%. Nike’s strong digital revenue growth continued. Nike Inc NYSE: NKE Reported Earnings After Close Monday 83 cents vs $0.63 EPS and $11.36 billion $11.25 Billion forecast in revenue.  Earnings Preview Q2 2022 results after the close; conference call at 5 p.m. … Continue reading “Nike Earnings Beat on Vigorous North American Sales”

Oatly Group World’s Original and Largest Oatmilk Company Running Into Headwinds With Record High Oats Prices

Sweden’s Oatly Group is facing headwinds of oats futures near a 7-1/2 hear high. Drought slashed supplies from top global supplier Canada at a time of robust demand for the grain. $OTLY is expanding beyond milk to ice cream, yogurt, cooking creams, spreads and on-the-go drinks Swedish-based Oatley is the world’s original and largest oat milk company with offerings of milk to ice cream, yogurt, cooking creams, spreads, and on-the-go drinks. The company has run into headwinds with food supply … Continue reading “Oatly Group World’s Original and Largest Oatmilk Company Running Into Headwinds With Record High Oats Prices”

Harley Davidson Motorcycle Sales Soar as People Enjoy The Outdoors Again With A Hog

Motorcycle icon Harley Davidson reported much better than expected first quarter earnings Monday before the market. $HOG saw momentum building rapidly as the US economy opened up and ridership soared. $HOG rose 10% on the report.

Alcoa Earnings Hit By Lower Alumina Prices and Aluminum Demand

Aluminum producer Alcoa reported worse than expected third quarter earnings on Wednesday with a wider-than-expected loss hit by lower alumina prices. $AA has been hurt by demand, and the implications for the global economy with the Trade War affect and tariffs.