Levi Strauss to expand retail footprint, sees revenue above estimates, Retail News, ET Retail

Davida Erdahl

Levi Strauss & Co introduced options to develop its retail footprint and forecast a more compact-than-predicted drop in present-quarter revenue immediately after surging online sales aided the denim maker put up a surprise gain. Shares of Levi climbed 10% in prolonged trading on Tuesday immediately after the organization claimed it […]

Levi Strauss & Co introduced options to develop its retail footprint and forecast a more compact-than-predicted drop in present-quarter revenue immediately after surging online sales aided the denim maker put up a surprise gain.

Shares of Levi climbed 10% in prolonged trading on Tuesday immediately after the organization claimed it would sell its Crimson Tab jeans selection at five hundred Goal Corp stores by the fall of 2021, up from 140 presently. Levi also introduced its solutions at some Dick’s Sporting Items stores.

Numerous analysts experienced predicted apparel makers to get a strike from coronavirus-driven closures of numerous division stores, but Levi now options to open new stores and invest in its margin-driving online business, which grew fifty two% in the 3rd quarter.

“Even though growth in our direct client business will outpace that of our wholesale channel, we keep on to see prospects to access new shoppers with new and expanded wholesale distribution,” Main Govt Chip Bergh claimed on an earnings contact.

Levi has also benefited from branching out into tops and women’s garments, as sturdy desire for blouses, shorts and jeans accounts for a important chunk of its online sales growth.

The organization forecast a fourteen% to fifteen% drop in fourth-quarter revenue, whilst analysts on regular were expecting a 19.62% fall. Levi projected gain for every share to be concerning fourteen cents and sixteen cents, in line with estimates.

Gross margin came in at fifty four.3% of net revenues in the 3rd quarter finished Aug. 23, up from fifty three% last year, boosted by cost increases and power in its direct-to-client channel.

Excluding things, San Francisco, California-primarily based Levi attained eight cents for every share, compared to estimates for a decline of 22 cents.

Internet revenue declined about 27% to $one.06 billion, but defeat estimates of $822.3 million, in accordance to IBES data from Refinitiv.

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