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TJX Companies (TJX) Fiscal 1Q18 Results: Traffic Continues to Drive Comps; 2Q Off to a Solid Start

Executive Summary

  • TJX Companies reported fiscal 1Q18 EPS of $0.82 versus the consensus estimate of $0.79.
  • Total revenues increased by 3%, to $7.8 billion. Comps increased by 1.0% versus expectations for a 1.6% increase. Marmaxx comps were flat, below expectations of 1.5%, while HomeGoods comps were up 3.0%, above expectations of 2.4%. TJX Canada comps were up 3.0% and TJX Europe comps were flat in the quarter.
  • Management commented that the second quarter is off to a solid start. For the second quarter, the company expects EPS of $0.81–$0.83 versus consensus of $0.92 and compared with $0.84 in the year-ago period. The guidance assumes that foreign exchange will negatively impact EPS growth by 4% and that wage increases will negatively impact EPS by another 2%. Guidance also assumes a comp increase of 1%–2%.

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