Kenneth Cole Productions (NYS: KCP) reported earnings on Aug. 3. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), Kenneth Cole Productions missed estimates on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped and GAAP earnings per share contracted to a loss.


Gross margins were steady, operating margins contracted, and net margins dropped.

Revenue details
Kenneth Cole Productions recorded revenue of $97.3 million. The one analyst polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for revenue of $107.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 4.8% lower than the prior-year quarter's $102.2 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 -$0.03. The two earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.06 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.20 for Q2 versus $0.03 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 40.6%, about the same as the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -0.2%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -3.8%, 440 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $136.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.30.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $492.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.75.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 43 members out of 60 rating the stock outperform, and 17 members rating it underperform. Among 22 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 13 give Kenneth Cole Productions a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Kenneth Cole Productions is hold, with an average price target of $18.00.

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