Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) stock is heading lower on Thursday following the release of the discount chain’s earnings report for the first quarter of 2022.
The first thing holding down FIVE stock today is the company’s revenue of $639.6 million. That’s worse than the $652.73 million that Wall Street was expecting it to report. However, it does represent a 7% increase from the $597.8 million reported during the same period of the year prior.
One highlight worth noting is the company’s diluted earnings per share (EPS) of 59 cents. This just barely comes in above analysts’ estimate of 58 cents per share for the quarter. Even so, it’s still down from the 88 cents per share reported in the first quarter of 2021.
The biggest damage to FIVE stock comes from the retailer’s outlook for the full year of 2022. It expects diluted EPS ranging from $4.85 to $5.24 on revenue of $3.04 billion to $3.12 billion. Neither of those looks good next to Wall Street’s estimates of $5.47 per share and revenue of $3.21 billion.
Today’s earnings news has FIVE stock experiencing heavy trading on Thursday. This has over 1.6 million shares on the move as of this writing. That’s already above the company’s daily average trading volume of about 1 million shares.
FIVE stock is down 4.4% as of Thursday morning.
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