Kohl's Analysts Increase Their Forecasts After Q4 Results

Kohl's Corporation KSS posted upbeat earnings for its fourth quarter on Tuesday.

Kohl’s reported a fourth-quarter FY23 sales decline of 1.1% year-on-year to $5.71 billion, beating the analyst consensus estimate of $5.70 billion.

Selling, general and administrative expenses decreased 4% Y/Y to $1.6 billion. EPS of $1.67 beat the analyst consensus estimate of $1.28.

“Our store business had its best comparable sales performance since 2010, Sephora at Kohl’s continued to drive meaningful beauty sales growth, and we managed inventory down 10% at year end,” said CEO Tom Kingsbury.

For FY24, Kohl’s expects sales growth of (1)% – 1%. It expects FY24 EPS, excluding any non-recurring charges, of $2.10 – $2.70 versus the Street view of $2.61.

Kohl’s expects an FY24 operating margin of 3.6% – 4.1% and capital expenditures of about $500 million, including expansion of its Sephora partnership and other store-related investments.

Kohl’s shares fell 6.7% to close at $34.29 on Tuesday.

These analysts made changes to their price targets on Kohl’s following merger news

  • Telsey Advisory Group raised the price target on Kohl’s from $25 to $28. Telsey Advisory Group analyst Dana Telsey maintained a Market Perform rating.
  • JP Morgan increased the price target on Kohl’s from $20 to $21. JP Morgan analyst Matthew Boss maintained a Neutral rating.
  • TD Cowen boosted the price target on Kohl’s from $28 to $31. TD Cowen analyst Oliver Chen maintained an Outperform rating.


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