Kohl’s Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, May 16th. Kohl’s Corporation operates a chain of family-oriented department stores. The Company’s stores feature apparel, footwear and accessories for women, men and children; soft home products such as sheets and pillows; and housewares targeted to middle income customers. Kohl’s also offers online shopping as well as offers store credit cards.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Kohl’s Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.59 per share on revenues of $4.29 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 11.56.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $1.08 to a profit $1.05. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $4.31, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Kohl’s has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 16,390 17,180 18,390 18,800 19,280
Diluted EPS ($) 2.89 3.17 3.66 4.30 4.17

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Jan. 31, 2012 Apr. 30, 2012 Jul. 31, 2012 Oct. 31, 2012 Jan. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 6,018 4,243 4,205 4,490 6,342
Diluted EPS ($) 1.810 0.63 1.00 0.91 1.654

Past Performance:
Kohl’s has beat analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)

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