Fiscal fourth quarter earnings showed revenue grew at 17% and earnings at 19% year-over-year. E-commerce was a particularly bright spot with sales increasing 23% on strong web traffic. For the whole fiscal year of 2013, some 62 million perused the company’s website.
Forward looking, Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA) expects to generate revenues of $120-$122 million, the midpoint of guidance. Revenues are forecast to increase a slim 3.2%. The stock can be volatile, with big swings following earnings. Shares look inexpensive with a P/E of 12.87, especially when compared to Michael Kors Holdings Ltd (NYSE:KORS)’ P/E of 31.85.
Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA) continues to expand with store openings and new lines. Long-term, shares look enticing.
However, at the moment, Coach, Inc. (NYSE:COH) looks like the best bet. Its newly expanded men’s line has been fruitful, and exciting things are planned for the future. As Women’s Wear Daily explained, Coach is entering a “transformational” period.
Look for expanded collections of handbags, shoes, men’s and women’s apparel, outerwear, watches and jewelry. Coach will also be streamlining the atmosphere of its stores and marketing strategies to lure customers.
Coach, Inc. (NYSE:COH) is in it to win.
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