Shares of Stitch Fix slumped by as much as -12%after-hours, following the company’s latest quarterly earnings release. Although the company's quarterly results surpassed estimates, its softer forecast on future quarter hurt the stock price.
The online personal styling service’s fiscal fourth quarter earnings came in at 7 cents per share, beating analysts’ expectations of 4 cents a share.
Revenue surged +36% year-over-year to $432.1 million, which is slightly higher than the $432 million expected.
Stitch Fix’s active client base grew +18% year over year, to 3.2 million people - about in-line with the 3.23 million analysts were expecting (based on FactSet poll).
However, what probably led to its shares declining was its indication of a “softer” outlook for the first quarter of fiscal 2020. For the first quarter, Stitch Fix is expecting sales to range between $438 million and $442 million – below the Street forecast of $451 million. Stitch Fix is expecting a softer growth for the first quarter compared to the full-year growth, citing their successful summer products’ lower average unit retails and average order values, coupled with less marketing spend in late Q4 ’19 leading to fewer clients at the start of Q1 ’20.
The company predicts that annual sales would range between $1.9 billion and $1.93 billion, while analysts have been expecting $1.91 billion.