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Steven Madden, Ltd. (NasdaqGS: SHOO)

Steven Madden, Ltd. is a New York-based footwear, accessories and handbags company. Its brands include Steve Madden, Betsey Johnson, Brian Atwood, Big Buddha, Dolce Vita, and others. The company operates across five key segments: wholesale footwear, wholesale accessories, retail, first cost and licensing. The company sells through retail stores and its website, as well as wholesale through department stores, online, value-priced and specialty retailers. First Cost operates as a buying agent for footwear products under private labels for mass-market merchandisers, shoe chains and other mid-tier retailers.

Inditex (BME: ITX) FY18 Results: Revenues Up, Missed Consensus, Integrating Online and Stores Globally

Industria de Diseño Textil, S.A. (Inditex) reported FY18 revenues of €26.15 billion, lower than the consensus estimate of €26.41 billion and up 3.2% from the year ago period. The company reported net income of €3.44, up 2.1% from the year ago period. Comparable store sales increased 4.0% in FY18, positive across all regions and brands as well as both online and in-store. Management projects comparable sales growth of 4%-6% in FY2019.

Dick’s (NYSE: DKS) 4Q18 Results: Revenues Down, Closing Hunt Category in 125 Stores in 2019

Dick’s Sporting Goods 4Q18 revenues were $2.49B, down 6.5% YoY and beating the consensus estimate of $2.48B. The company reported 4Q18 EPS of $1.07, down 3.6% from the year ago period, and above the consensus estimate of $1.06. The company saw consolidated comparable sales growth of (2.2%) for the quarter on a shifted basis compared to (6.5%) from the year ago period, and the consensus estimate of (3.3%). For fiscal year 2019, the company expects EPS to be in the range of $3.15-3.35, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.34. Management projects consolidated same store sales to be flat to

American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO) Fiscal 4Q18 Results: Revenues Up, Comps Up 23% at Aerie, Opening 60-70 Aerie Locations in 2019

AEO reported fiscal 4Q18 revenues of $1.24B, lower than the consensus estimate of $1.B, and up 1.3% YoY. The company reported 4Q18 EPS of $0.43, higher than the consensus estimate of $0.42 and exceeding the company’s guidance of $0.40-$0.42, but lower than the year ago period. American Eagle's fourth quarter comp sales rose 3%, marking the seventh consecutive quarter of comp increases. In 1Q19, the company projects EPS of $0.19 to $0.21, lower than the consensus estimate of $0.24. AEO expects comparable sales to be in the positive low single digits. The company expects to open 60-70 stores in 2019.

Burlington Stores (NYSE: BURL) Fiscal 4Q18 Results: Revenues Up, Missed Consensus, Opening 50 Net New Locations in 2019

Burlington Stores, Inc. reported fiscal 4Q18 revenues of $1.99B, lower than the consensus estimate of $2.05B, and up 2.8% YoY. The company reported adjusted 4Q18 EPS of $2.83, higher than the consensus estimate of $2.77 and 28.1% higher than the year ago period which excludes the impact of the third week and the revaluation of 2017 deferred tax liabilities. Fourth quarter comparable store sales increased 1.3%, lower than the consensus estimate of 3.2%. 1Q19 earnings per share guidance is $1.21-$1.31, lower than the consensus estimate of $1.36. The company projects total sales to increase 7%-9%, compared to the consensus estimate

Urban Outfitters (NYSE: URBN) Fiscal 4Q19 Results: Revenues Up, Comps Up, Plans to Open Net 15 New Stores in 2019

Urban Outfitters reported fiscal 4Q19 revenues of $1.13B, up 3.7% year over year. The company reported 4Q19 adjusted EPS of $0.83, up 20.3% from the year ago period. Comparable sales were up 3.7% YoY. By brand, comparable retail sales increased by 4% at Free People, 4% at Urban Outfitters, 2% at Anthropologie. For fiscal FY20, the company plans to open 28 new stores and close 13 stores, with a net of 15 new stores across its banners. The company stated that the Urban Outfitters’ brand recorded exceptional growth in China on its Tmall Global platform, and in the summer of

Ross Stores (NYSE: ROST) Fiscal 4Q18 Results: Beats Estimates, Plans to Open 100 Stores in 2019

Ross Stores reported fiscal 4Q18 revenues of $4.1B, up 1% YoY and above the $4.0B consensus estimate. The company’s comparable sales were up 4% in 4Q18 as compared to a 5% increase in 4Q17. For fiscal 1Q19, Ross Stores forecasts comparable sales growth of flat to up 2% and projects EPS to be $1.05–$1.11. The company plans to add 22 new Ross Dress for Less (Ross) and 6 dd’s DISCOUNTS stores in 1Q19. The company plans to open about 100 new stores in 2019, consisting of approximately 75 Ross and 25 dd’s DISCOUNTS locations.

Zalando (XTRA: ZAL)

Zalando SE is a Germany-based online fashion retailer that operates in 17 countries across Europe. The company offers clothing, footwear, accessories and beauty products with free delivery and returns.

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