Guess shares tumble on earnings shortfall as Levi Strauss IPO looms

  • Guess posted adjusted earnings per share for the fourth quarter of 70 cents, while analysts polled by Refinitiv expected a profit of 75 cents a share.
  • The company also said its same-store sales in the Americas fell 0.7 percent in the previous quarter.
  • The stock's move down comes ahead of blue jeans maker Levi Strauss' initial public offering, one of the most anticipated debuts this year.
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Shares of clothing company Guess tumbled more than 12 percent Thursday after reporting earnings that missed analyst expectations.

Guess posted adjusted earnings per share for the fourth quarter of 70 cents. Analysts polled by Refinitiv expected a profit of 75 cents a share.

The company also said its same-store sales in the Americas fell 0.7 percent in the fourth quarter. Analysts polled by FactSet had forecast an increase of 1.5 percent. Gross margins also contracted from the year-earlier period.

Thursday's wiped out Guess' year-to-date gains. The stock was up 6.3 percent through Wednesday's close.

The move also comes ahead of blue jeans maker Levi Strauss' initial public offering. Levi Strauss is set to go public on Thursday after pricing its IPO at $17 per share.