Skechers USA Q2 Earnings Beats Street View; Cuts FY22 EPS Outlook

  • Skechers USA Inc SKX reported second-quarter FY22 sales growth of 12.4% year-on-year, to $1.87 billion, beating the consensus of $1.78 billion.
  • Wholesale sales grew 18.3%, and Direct-to-Consumer rose 4.3%.
  • Gross profit rose 5.2% Y/Y to $897.6 million, and the gross margin contracted 330 basis points to 48.1%.
  • Operating margin contracted 390 basis points to 8.3%, and operating income for the quarter declined 23.4% to $154.2 million.
  • The company held $946.4 million in cash and equivalents as of June 30, 2022.
  • The number of stores at the end of June 30, 2022, totaled 4,355.
  • EPS of $0.58 beat the analyst consensus of $0.55.
  • Outlook: Skechers sees FY22 sales of $7.2 billion - $7.4 billion (unchanged), against the consensus of $7.34 billion, and EPS of $2.60 - $2.70 (prior view $2.75 - $2.95) versus the consensus of $2.89.
  • The company expects Q3 sales of $1.8 billion - $1.85 billion versus the consensus of $1.82 billion and EPS of $0.70 - $0.75, below the consensus of $0.84.
  • Price Action: SKX shares are trading higher by 3.76% at $37.00 in premarket on the last check Wednesday.
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