Estee Lauder Companies’ fiscal third quarter earnings surpassed expectations, on the back of strong revenue from Asia and several beauty brands.
For the three months ending in March, the skincare and cosmetics company’s diluted earnings came in at $1.51 per share, which beat analysts’ estimates of $1.30 per share. Total group sales increased +11% year-over-year to $3.74 billion – also higher than analysts’ estimates.
For the full-year 2019, Estee Lauder predicted that its adjusted earnings would range between $5.15 and $5.19 per share, up from its February projection of $4.92 and $5.00 range.
CEO Fabrizio Freda highlighted the Asia/Pacific region, the skin care brands, the Estee Lauder, La Mer and Tom Ford Beauty brands, and travel retail and global online channels as the main contributors to growth for the quarter.