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Nordstrom (JWN) 4Q16 Results: Solid EPS, Guides Down for FY17

Executive Summary

  • Nordstrom reported 4Q16 adjusted EPS of $1.37, versus $1.00 in the year-ago quarter and beating the consensus estimate of $1.15. The figure includes a $0.10 nonoperational gain. Revenues were $4.32 billion, up 2.9% year over year and slightly below the consensus estimate.
  • Net sales (excluding credit card revenues) increased by 2.4% and comps decreased by 0.9%. Net sales for the Nordstrom brand (combined with Trunk Club) decreased by 1.1% and comps decreased by 2.7%.
  • FY17 guidance was for a 3%–4% revenue increase, flat comps and EPS of $2.75–$3.00, below the $3.07 consensus estimate.

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