Guess? To Feel The Pinch Of Currency Headwinds, Says Analyst

Guess? To Feel The Pinch Of Currency Headwinds, Says Analyst
  • Telsey Advisory Group analyst Dana Telsey reiterated a Market Perform rating on the shares of Guess? Inc GES with a price target of $23.00.
  • The analyst said the company’s Q2 earnings downside was primarily driven by a higher tax rate that negatively impacted EPS.
  • The downbeat guidance issued by GES was driven by currency headwinds and a more difficult prior-year COVID-relief-driven comparison. 
  • With currencies having an increasingly unfavorable impact on both sales and operating income, the updated outlook now assumes a roughly 800 basis point sales headwind and a $55 million impact on operating profit, the analyst noted.
  • The analyst also mentioned that the macro challenges and uncertainties persist with no real visibility of an improved operating environment.
  • Telsey added that both the quarterly and annual outlooks disappointed relative to prior expectations, primarily reflecting increased FX pressure in the back half of the year.
  • Price Action: GES shares are trading lower by 3.59% at $18.55 on the last check Thursday.

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