Michael Kors Shares Surge As Sales Of Luxury Products Explode

Shares of Michael Kors are surging in pre-market trade after the retailer reported earnings and revenue that crushed expectations.

For its fiscal first quarter, the luxury accessories maker earned $US0.91 per share on revenue of $US919.2 million, topping expectations for $US0.81 and $US851.66 million, respectively. Comparable store sales in the first quarter also surged 24.2%.

In pre-market trade, shares of Michael Kors were up 5%.

In its first quarter earnings release, Michael Kors CEO John Idol said, “In North America, revenue increased 30%, with comparable store sales growth of 18.7%. In addition, the 30% growth in our North American wholesale segment reflects ongoing momentum in our brand as well as the continued benefit from our shop-in-shop conversions. In Europe, we were extremely pleased with our revenue growth of 128%, which was driven by a comparable store sales increase of 54.2%, as well as strength in our wholesale business. Lastly, revenue in Japan increased 89%, driven by comparable store sales growth of 48.8%.”

For its full fiscal-year, Michael Kors also gave earnings and revenue guidance that topped current analyst estimates.

Kors expects earnings per share of $US4.00-$4.25, better than the $US3.96 analysts expect, on revenue of $US4.25-$4.35 billion which is more than the $US4.2 billion currently expected by analysts.

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