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Tiffany Beats Analyst Estimates on EPS

Tuesday - 4/2/2013, 12:34pm  ET

Tiffany filed its 10-K on March 28. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Jan. 31 (Q4), Tiffany met expectations on revenues and beat slightly on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew. GAAP earnings per share expanded slightly.

Margins dropped across the board.

Revenue details
Tiffany tallied revenue of $1.24 billion. The 18 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw net sales of $1.25 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were the same as the prior-year quarter's.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
EPS came in at $1.40. The 20 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $1.37 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.40 for Q4 were 1.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.38 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 59.1%, 130 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 23.5%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 14.5%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $856.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.52.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $4.04 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.48.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 585 members out of 751 rating the stock outperform, and 166 members rating it underperform. Among 210 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 180 give Tiffany a green thumbs-up, and 30 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Tiffany is hold, with an average price target of $65.16.

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