Foot Locker Earnings Were Out of This World. Its Stock Is Soaring.

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Updated Aug. 20, 2021 9:26 americium ET / Original Aug. 20, 2021 7:18 americium ET

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A shopper carries a Foot Locker Inc. buying container successful London, U.K

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Foot Locker banal is jumping aft the athletic-shoe retailer reported earnings that much than doubled expectations.

Foot Locker reported an adjusted nett of $2.21 a share, beating forecasts for $1 a share, connected income of $2.28 billion, topping expectations for $2.09 billion.

“Our beardown show this 4th reflects the wellness of our category, the heavy engagement we person with our customers, and the strategical quality of our relationships with our vendor partners,” CEO Richard Johnson said successful the company’s net release. “This 4th reflects beardown results successful our women’s and kids’ footwear concern on with wide request for our apparel and accessories offerings, which combined with much constricted promotional activity, led to the outstanding apical and bottommost enactment results.”  

Foot Locker banal is up 11% astatine $60.39 successful premarket trading Friday. Its shares gained 35% this twelvemonth done Thursday’s close, portion the S&P 500 has risen 17% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average has precocious 14%.

“These results bespeak FL’s presumption astatine the intersection of user secular interest in health, the strength of this branded offering (notably Nike and Brand Jordan),  and its customers’ accrued purchasing ability owed to higher wages and galore economic policies,” writes  Quo Vadis Capital’s John Zolidis.  “We judge the effects of this heady cocktail volition proceed and the marketplace is underestimating the company’s resulting changed net profile.” 

The marketplace would look to agree.

Write to Ben Levisohn astatine ben.levisohn@barrons.com

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