Macy’s beats Street 4Q forecasts

CINCINNATI – CINCINNATI (AP) _ Macy’s Inc. (M) on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $544 million.

On a per-share basis, the Cincinnati-based company said it had profit of $1.73. Earnings, adjusted for asset impairment costs, came to $2.09 per share.

The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.86 per share.

The department store operator posted revenue of $8.87 billion in the period, which also topped Street forecasts. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $8.84 billion.

Macy’s expects full-year earnings in the range of $3.54 to $3.59 per share.

Macy’s shares have climbed 17 per cent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has decreased nearly 5 per cent. The stock has declined 36 per cent in the last 12 months.


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