PVH Q2 Profit Beat Estimates, but Q3 Forecast Disappoints

PVH’s Calvin Klein Collection for fall photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott

PVH’s Calvin Klein Collection for fall photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott

New York—PVH Corp. reported Monday second quarter adjusted earnings that beat estimates, but shares in the maker of Tommy Hilfiger, Timberland and Calvin Klein merchandise were down today due to the company’s conservative third quarter forecast.

For the quarter ended August 4, PVH reported a net loss of $16 million, or 20 cents a share, compared with a profit of $89.9 million, or $1.22 a share, a year ago. Excluding acquisition expenses related to its Warnaco deal, PVH’s adjusted earnings were $1.39, ahead of analysts’ average estimate for $1.36 a share.

Net revenue rose 47% to $1.97 billion buoyed by strong sales of Tommy Hilfiger, which offset slower Calvin Klein sales in Southern Europe. PVH bought Warnaco in February, a deal which added $507 million in sales.

Excluding the expiration of this contract and the loss of Warnaco royalties, royalty revenue increased 10%, driven by continued strength in women’s sportswear, handbags and accessories, as well as suits and footwear.

Echoing sentiments expressed in recent second quarter reports from Saks Inc. to Walmart, PVH gave a third quarter forecast that missed analysts’ estimate.

The company forecast third quarter adjusted earnings of about $2.20 a share and revenue of $2.2 billion. Analysts’ consensus expects earnings of $2.28 a share on revenue of $2.23 billion.

Speaking to analysts on a conference call, CEO Emanuel Chirico said the U.S. economy remains volatile from a consumer standpoint which has lead to erratic sales trends in the second quarter.


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Jeff Prine

Jeff Prine, Editor at Large, Accessories Magazine
Jeff returns as a regular contributor to Accessories magazine. Initially Jeff worked as senior editor at Accessories more than 20 years ago and his love of the industry has followed him until present. Since his tenure here, Jeff has continued to report jewelry, watch and other luxury goods trends as executive editor at Modern Jeweler magazine, fashion director at Lustre, and as contributor on products and trends for consumer and trade publications and websites. In addition to his editorial experience, Jeff also served as an adjunct instructor for accessories merchandising at Fashion Institute of Technology. jeffp@busjour.com