Coty posted sales that were below expectations. It adjusted earnings, however, beat estimates.
The beauty company’s adjusted net income came in 17 cents a share, for its fiscal second quarter ended Dec. 31, vs. 27 cents a share, in the year-ago quarter. Analysts polled by FactSet had expected per-share earnings of 7 cents.
Excluding adjustments, the company had a loss of -36 cents a share vs. a -3-cent loss a year ago.
Coty’s revenue fell -15.9% year-over-year to $1.415 billion, just below the FactSet consensus of $1.433 billion. Sales in the Americas and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) regions missed expectations, but Asia Pacific sales exceeded forecasts.
According to the company, despite continued disruptions to sales and short-term orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will start raising commercial investments ahead of fiscal 2022. It raised its full-year cost cutting goal to $300 million.