Lululemon shares positive fourth-quarter outlook
Lululemon Athletica Inc. shared a very positive update for its fourth quarter, announcing on Monday that it now expects revenue and earnings to be at the “high end” of its prior guidance range for the quarter ending January 31, 2021.
The Vancouver-based athleticwear brand said that it now expects its growth rate in net revenue compared to the prior year period to be at the high end of its mid-to-high teens expectation.
Lululemon also expects the growth rate in adjusted diluted earnings per share to now be at the high end of its mid-single digits expectation.
Chief executive officer, Calvin McDonald, attributed the results to strong holiday sales.
“We’re pleased with the momentum over the holiday period as our investments in lululemon and Mirror allowed us to connect with guests both physically and digitally,” said McDonald.
“We remain confident about our opportunities in 2021 and committed to our Power of Three growth plan.”
Lululemon is one of the few winners in the retail landscape amid the Covid-19 pandemic, which has caused widespread store closures and bankruptcy across the industry.
In December, Lululemon announced net revenue of $1.1 billion for the third quarter ended November 1, 2020, up 22 percent from $916.1 million in the same period in the previous year.
Last week, it equally launched a capsule collection, created in collaboration with London artist and designer Ed Curtis. The line consists of 19 items in a range of colourful graphics.
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