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The TJX Companies Inc (TJX) 1Q17 Results: Another Strong Quarter; 2Q Off to a Solid Start

Executive Summary

  • The TJX Companies reported 1Q17 EPS of $0.76 versus the consensus estimate
    of $0.71.
  • Total revenue was up 10% year over year, to $7.54 billion, versus expectations of $7.29 billion. Comps were up 7% versus consensus of 3.2%. By division, comps were up 6% at Marmaxx, 9% at HomeGoods, 14% at TJX Canada and 4% at TJX International. Comps in every division were driven by strong traffic.
  • Management provided 2Q17 guidance for EPS of $0.77–$0.79 versus consensus of $0.83, and commented that the quarter is off to a “solid start.” Comps are expected to increase by 2%–3% in the period. The company raised its full-year EPS projection to $3.35–$3.42, based on an expected comp increase of 2%–3%.

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