On July 8, 2021, Levi Strauss reported their fiscal Q2 2021 earnings results for the quarter May 2021. Non-GAAP EPS was $0.23, beating consensus analyst estimates by $0.14. Topline revenue growth was up 156.5% year-over-year (YoY) to $1.28 billion versus the $1.21 billion analyst estimates. Gross margins hit records at 58.8% driven by higher direct-to-consumer net revenues, price increases, sourcing savings, lower promotions, and more full-price selling. Ecommerce from all digital channels grew 75% YoY. Ecommerce penetration rose to 23% of total sales. Levi’s CEO Chip Bergh stated:
Levi Strauss raised guidance for fiscal full-year 2021 to be in the range of $1.29 to $1.33 versus $1.15 consensus analyst estimates. The Company expects 2H 2021 revenue growth of 27% to 29% versus the current consensus of 24% resulting in a 4% to 5% growth versus 2019. Levi’s also increased the quarterly dividend to $0.08 per share from $0.06 per share. Levi’s CFO Harmit Singh commented:
Levi Strauss CEO Bergh set the tone:
He noted this was the third quarter of consecutive record gross margins. He continued:
CEO Bergh all addressed investor’s concerns of DTC drop-off as stores reopen:
He concluded on the subject of data-driven predictive analytics:
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