Michael Kors to Close 125 Stores

For today’s bulletin, we take a look at the latest news on luxury retailer Michael Kors $KORS and provide a link to download a FREE STOCK REPORT on the company

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Michael Kors (KORS) is a global accessories, footwear and apparel company. They offer two primary collections: the Michael Kors luxury collection and the MICHAEL Michael Kors accessible luxury collection. They also offer select footwear and outerwear through their KORS Michael Kors accessible luxury collection. They operate their business in three segments-retail, wholesale and licensing-and have a global distribution network focused on company-operated retail stores, leading department stores, specialty stores and select licensing partners.

It’s getting to be a standard story of late, retailers in trouble. While we have seen some bucking of this trend recently–hello Best Buy, it’s been an almost constant drum beat of bad news for retailers who do not focus their efforts online or who do not offer discounts and sales to attract shoppers.

Today’s latest round of bad news focuses on luxury goods maker Michael Kors. The company has announced plans to close 100 to 125 stores in an effort to restore profitability and “right size” its brick and mortar outlets.

Notable here is the fact that this is a luxury goods manufacturer whose brand may have lost some cache– or at least the cache necessary to sustain its full-price retail stores. Customers want discounts these days, and those willing to pay full retail for goods is falling day-by-day. Outlets aren’t affected here, and we don’t know how many of the brand’s @800 locations charge full price.

Of course, part of the plans include raising prices, reducing sales, and rehabbing older locations, so it may be difficult to attain the stated goals

The shares have been beaten up as the bad news has accumulated, and the company now projects annual sales below the lowest analyst estimates. Last quarter, the company also posted a loss, and significantly underperformed the same period year-over year.

Below is today’s data on Michael Kors (KORS):

VALUENGINE RECOMMENDATION: ValuEngine continues its HOLD recommendation on MICHAEL KORS for 2017-05-30. Based on the information we have gathered and our resulting research, we feel that MICHAEL KORS has the probability to ROUGHLY MATCH average market performance for the next year. The company exhibits ATTRACTIVE P/E Ratio but UNATTRACTIVE Earnings Growth Rate.

You can download a free copy of detailed report on Michael Kors (KORS) from the link below.


ValuEngine Forecast
1-Month 36.40 0.36%
3-Month 38.02 4.84%
6-Month 37.93 4.56%
1-Year 37.83 4.29%
2-Year 49.69 37.00%
3-Year 54.03 48.96%
Valuation & Rankings
Valuation 19.83% overvalued Valuation Rank(?) 25
1-M Forecast Return 0.36% 1-M Forecast Return Rank 77
12-M Return -15.10% Momentum Rank(?) 20
Sharpe Ratio -0.12 Sharpe Ratio Rank(?) 38
5-Y Avg Annual Return -4.03% 5-Y Avg Annual Rtn Rank 37
Volatility 34.90% Volatility Rank(?) 47
Expected EPS Growth -4.57% EPS Growth Rank(?) 17
Market Cap (billions) 7.47 Size Rank 86
Trailing P/E Ratio 8.79 Trailing P/E Rank(?) 95
Forward P/E Ratio 9.21 Forward P/E Ratio Rank 88
PEG Ratio n/a PEG Ratio Rank n/a
Price/Sales 1.61 Price/Sales Rank(?) 55
Market/Book 5.83 Market/Book Rank(?) 23
Beta 0.33 Beta Rank 70
Alpha -0.37 Alpha Rank 13




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