default-output-block.skip-main
BoF Logo

The Business of Fashion

Agenda-setting intelligence, analysis and advice for the global fashion community.

J.C. Penney Sales Beat Estimates, Helped by Sephora

J.C. Penney Co Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly net sales on Friday, helped by demand for home products and footwear and a strong performance by the Sephora beauty shops in its stores.
By
  • Reuters

NEW YORK, United States — Department store operator J.C. Penney Co Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly net sales on Friday, helped by demand for home products and footwear and a strong performance by the Sephora beauty shops in its stores.

Penney's results capped a volatile week for department stores ahead of the all-important holiday shopping season, a period that historically has accounted for about a third of their annual sales and almost 40 percent of earnings.

Macy's Inc and Nordstrom Inc, whose customers tend to be more affluent than Penney's, both cut their full-year forecasts this week after reporting disappointing results.

However, Kohl's Corp, which competes more closely for the same customers as Penney, reported better-than-expected profit and sales.

J.C. Penney's net loss narrowed to $137 million, or 45 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Oct. 31, from $188 million, or 62 cents per share, a year earlier.

Net sales rose 4.8 percent to $2.90 billion.

Analysts on an average had expected revenue of $2.88 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

J.C. Penney reported earlier this week that its same-store sales rose 6.4 percent in the quarter, the biggest jump in more than nine years.

By Sruthi Ramakrishnan; editors: Savio D'Souza, Ted Kerr.

© 2022 The Business of Fashion. All rights reserved. For more information read our Terms & Conditions

More from Financial Markets
A financial lens on the ebb and flow of the fashion sector.


Kanye and Adidas, Johnny Depp and Dior: celebrity marketing can be a minefield as well as a goldmine — and social media has raised the stakes.



view more

The Business of Fashion

Agenda-setting intelligence, analysis and advice for the global fashion community.
CONNECT WITH US ON
BoF Professional Summit - An Inflection Point in Fashion Tech
© 2023 The Business of Fashion. All rights reserved. For more information read our Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy and Accessibility Statement.
BoF Professional Summit - An Inflection Point in Fashion Tech