Lululemon forecasts fourth-quarter earnings and sales at the top end of outlook thanks to strong holidays

Pedestrians seen strolling past Canadian athletic attire retailer Lululemon in Shanghai.

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Lululemon said Monday or no longer it is now looking ahead to earnings and sales for the fourth quarter to come serve in on the high cessation of its prior outlook, attributable to solid efficiency throughout the vacations.

Sooner than virtual conferences this week with analysts and investors on the annual ICR Conference, the company provided the exchange to its previously announced mid-single-digit expectations. It also said catch income for the quarter ending Jan. 31 is anticipated to grow on the upper cessation of its mid- to high-children expectations.

Irrespective of the aloof outlook, Lululemon shares were down more than 3% in premarket shopping and selling Monday. The stock has climbed more than 54% over the final 12 months.

Shares were doubtless falling because Wall Avenue expected the athletic attire maker to exhaust its outlook, in step with BMO Capital Markets analyst Simeon Siegel.

“Traders expected a beat, no longer a cease,” Siegel said. But most stores are “finest in the starting of recovery,” he added.

Chief Executive Calvin McDonald said Monday the company is “overjoyed with the momentum over the shuttle interval as our investments in Lululemon and Replicate allowed us to connect with company each and each bodily and digitally.”

In December, Lululemon reported fiscal third-quarter sales of $1.1 billion, representing growth of 22% year over year.

Lululemon has no longer provided an outlook for the total year attributable to the ongoing effects of the Covid pandemic.

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