Express (EXPR) Stock Pops 9% After Better-Than-Expected Q1 Earnings

  • Express released its first-quarter earnings report today.
  • The company’s earnings beat estimates.
  • It also put out a strong guidance despite inflation.
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Express (NYSE:EXPR) stock is rising higher on Wednesday after the fashion retailer reported results for the first quarter of 2022.

The good news for EXPR stock starts with adjusted earnings per share of -10 cents. While that’s still a loss, it’s better than the -15 cents per share that Wall Street was expecting. It’s also an improvement over the -58 cents per share reported during the same time last year.

To go along with that, its revenue of $450.78 million is better than the $435.74 million that analysts were looking for. Plus, that’s a 30% increase year-over-year compared to $345.76 million.

Express is also bucking the trend of retailers putting out weak guidance due to inflation fears. Instead, it’s expecting adjusted EPS for 2022 to range from 14 cents to 20 cents. For the record, Wall Street is estimating adjusted EPS of 17 cents from the company this year.

Tim Baxter, CEO of Express, said the following about the results for Q1.

“Our first quarter results exceeded our expectations. We delivered positive comparable sales of 31%, double-digit positive comparable sales in every major category and every channel, and we recorded the highest number of active loyalty program members in the Company’s history. I am energized by our momentum and this is reflected in our increased annual outlook.”

Heaving trading of EXPR stock follows its earnings report today. This has nearly 4 million shares traded as of Wednesday morning. That’s already well above its daily average trading volume of about 2.9 million shares.

EXPR stock is up 8.6% as of Wednesday morning.

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