Guess Inc. Published Second Quarter Reports of Fiscal Year 2022


Guess Inc. has recently reported financial results for its second quarter ended July 31, 2021. Carlos Alberini, Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are very pleased with our performance this quarter, which significantly exceeded our earnings expectations. Compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2020, the LLY period, we expanded operating margin by over 700 basis points to 13.9%. Our revenues for the quarter finished down 8% versus LLY. The entire decline was due to a timing shift of European wholesale shipments into the third quarter and the impact of permanent store closures. We achieved this result in spite of the pandemic and being significantly less promotional in all of our direct-to-consumer businesses. Our operating profit growth was strong, up 90% to LLY. This resulted in earnings per share of $0.91, versus $0.35 in the LLY period.”

Paul Marciano, Co-Founder, and Chief Creative Officer added, “During the quarter we made great progress on our brand elevation strategy. This is a very ambitious project that touches almost every aspect of our business. The work that our teams have put into this has been extraordinary, and I want to thank them for their great contributions to this key initiative for our Company and our future.”

Financial report at a glance —

  • Q2 Fiscal 2022 Revenues Reached $629 Million, Up 58% Compared to Q2 Fiscal 2021, Down 8% Compared to Q2 Fiscal 2020
  • More than Doubled Operating Margin Versus the Pre-Pandemic Levels to Reach 13.9%
  • Q2 Earnings Per Share Increased by Over 2.5x Compared to Pre-Pandemic Levels to Finish at $0.91
  • Raising Full-Year Outlook for Operating Margin to 10.0%; Increasing Long-Term Operating Margin Goal to 12% and Adjusted Earnings Per Share to $3.50 by Fiscal 2024

Increases Share Repurchase Authorization to $200 Million