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Golf Clap for Jones Group

Wednesday - 5/1/2013, 2:00am  ET

Jones Group reported earnings on May 1. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended April 6 (Q1), Jones Group met expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew. Non-GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly. GAAP earnings per share grew.

Gross margins contracted, operating margins dropped, net margins increased.

Revenue details
Jones Group booked revenue of $997.6 million. The three analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated revenue of $995.9 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 7.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $936.0 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
EPS came in at $0.15. The three earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.15 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.15 for Q1 were 52% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.31 per share. GAAP EPS were $0.01 for Q1 compared to -$0.01 per share for the prior-year quarter.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 34.5%, 220 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 1.7%, 270 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.0%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $841.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.10.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $3.88 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.85.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 159 members out of 199 rating the stock outperform, and 40 members rating it underperform. Among 59 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 52 give Jones Group a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Jones Group is hold, with an average price target of $12.90.

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