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What Williams-Sonoma's Earnings Mean For Mutual Fund Investors (WSM)

Shauna O'Brien Mar 19, 2015



Inside WSM’s Results


The retailer posted net income of $147 million, or $1.57 per share, up from $133.8 million, or $1.38 per share, last year. Adjusted earnings were $1.52 per share, which matched analysts’ view.

Revenue
Sales increased 5.2% to $1.54 billion from $1.47 billion. Analysts expected to see revenue of $1.57 billion.

Outlook
Looking ahead, the company expects to see Q1 EPS between 40 cents and 45 cents. Analysts expect to see EPS of 54 cents.

For FY2015, WSM expects to see EPS between $3.35 and $3.45. Analysts expect to see EPS of $3.63.


Strong West Elm Comps


On a segment basis, West Elm comps surged 19.6% (compared to 18.3% in the same quarter last year). Pottery Barn was the company’s weak segment, as comps rose just 2.9% (compared to a 7% increase last year).

The stock has outperformed both the S&P 500 and the retail industry over the last year. The company also boosted its dividend by 6%, and now offers a dividend yield of approximately 1.8%.


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The Bottom Line


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