On Tuesday, the world’s largest manufacturer of jeans and casual wear, Levi Strauss, announced better than expected results of its 3rd financial quarter, which ended on August 23.
The company reported the profits of $ 27 million, after the loss of $ 364 million in the second quarter, when Levi was forced to cut 15% of its staff.
Levi’s the third quarter showed the significant improvements, although the figures are still far from last year, and the management still notes a decrease in store traffic.
Levi reported earnings per share of $ 0.08, which is $ 0.30 more than analysts estimate a loss of $ 0.22 per share.
Total revenue was $ 1.06 billion, which is 27% lower than last year, but higher than the analytical forecast of $ 822.24 million.
The company said it had the positive cash flow this quarter, “reflecting the company’s focus on the financial discipline, cost control, cash and working capital.”
Despite the lower revenue in the third quarter compared to the last year, Levi’s management was pleased with the current results, noting a 50% increase in digital sales, as the result, their share in the company’s total sales was about 24% – twice as much as a year earlier.
Levi also noted the increase in the sales and the share of women’s goods, which today rose to 37% in total sales. The company stated that its long-term goal for the women’s category is 50% of the total sales.
Levi’s management told the investors that it predicts the decline in the revenue in the fourth quarter by 14-15%, if the conditions of the pandemic do not worsen significantly, while analysts expect the average decline of 19.62%.
The company’s forecast for earnings per share is from $ 0.14 to $ 0.16, which corresponds to the average estimates of the analysts.
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