Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN)

[Globe Newswire] Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN) a leading lifestyle specialty retail company operating under the Anthropologie, Bhldn, Free People, Terrain and Urban Outfitters brands, announced record net sales for the two months ended December 31, 2014.

Total Company net sales for the two months increased to $785 million or 10% over the same period last year. Comparable Retail segment net sales, which include our comparable direct-to-consumer channel, increased 4%. Comparable Retail segment net sales increased 17% at Free People, 5% at the Anthropologie Group and 1% at Urban Outfitters. Wholesale segment net sales increased 14%. To view the full article click here.

Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN), On 11/17/2014, URBN reported 3 quarter 2015 earnings of $0.35 per share. This result missed the $0.41 consensus expectations of the 35 analysts following the company and missed last year’s 3 quarter results by 25.53%. The next tentative earnings announcement is expected on 03/09/2015.

URBN’s PE ratio is below the Retail (Apparel) industry average and signals that investors are not willing to pay a premium for this stock. Additionally, during the past year, earnings growth has outpaced its historical five year growth rate.

Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN)‘s PE ratio is among the lowest of any stock in the industry and signals that investors have not been willing to pay a premium for this company’s business prospects. Additionally, during the past year, earnings growth has outpaced its historical five year growth rate.

In terms of ratings, there are thirty five analysts that cover the stock which have provided Q4 2015 earnings per share estimates. The consensus anticipated number for the upcoming quarter is $0.56. The highest estimate is $0.65 while the lowest is $0.52. The company has a one year EPS growth rate of 16.94% and a five year EPS growth rate of 10.15%.

Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN) is a specialty retail company that offers a variety of lifestyle merchandise. The Company operates its business under two segments: Retail and Wholesale. The Retail segment consists of the Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People, Terrain and Bhldn brands, whose merchandise is sold directly to the Company’s customers through retail stores, websites, mobile applications, catalogs and customer contact centers. The Company’s retail stores offer fashion apparel, accessories and home goods. As of January 31, 2014, the Company operated 511 stores, of which 442 were located in the United States, 44 stores in Europe and 25 stores in Canada. The Wholesale segment consists of the Free People wholesale division that primarily designs, develops and markets young women’s contemporary casual apparel and sells the merchandise through approximately 1,400 department and specialty stores across the world.