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Ralph Lauren [RL] 2Q17 Results: Beats Consensus with “Way Forward” Plan

Executive Summary

  • Ralph Lauren reported 2Q17 adjusted EPS of$1.90, beating the consensus estimate of $1.71.
  • Revenues decreased by 7.6%, to $1.82 billion, from $1.97 billion in the second quarter last year, and beat the consensus estimate of $1.81 billion. Comparable-store sales decreased by 8%on a reported basis and by 9% in constant currency versus consensus estimates that called for declines of 6% and 7%, respectively.
  • The company maintained its fiscal year 2017 guidance for net revenues to decrease at a low single-digit rate. The company continues to expect its full-year operating margin to be 10%.

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