TJX Cos., the off-price retailer, exceeded both earnings and sales expectations for the second quarter, resulting in a surge in stock price during premarket trading on Wednesday.
Strong Sales and Earnings Performance
The company reported second-quarter sales of $12.8 billion, surpassing initial estimates of $12.5 billion. Additionally, TJX Cos. achieved adjusted earnings per share of 85 cents, better than the projected 77 cents, according to FactSet.
Upgraded Fiscal-Year Outlook
TJX Cos., the parent company of TJ Maxx and Marshalls, has revised its outlook for the fiscal year ending February 2024. Excluding a 10-cent benefit from an extra week in the fiscal year, the company expects adjusted earnings per share to range between $3.56 and $3.62. This is an increase from the previous guidance of $3.39 to $3.48 per share from its first-quarter earnings report. Analysts on Wall Street are projecting earnings per share to be around $3.59.
Positive Projections for Same-Store Sales and Profit Margin
In addition to raising its fiscal-year guidance, TJX Cos. has also increased its expectations for same-store sales and profit margin. The company anticipates strong performance in the third and fourth quarters based on these improvements. Projections indicate that third-quarter earnings per share will range between 95 cents and 98 cents, aligning with Wall Street's estimate of 97 cents. For the fourth quarter, adjusted earnings per share are expected to be between $1 and $1.03, slightly below the projected $1.09.
Following these positive updates, TJX stock experienced a 2.7% rise during premarket trading. So far this year, the stock has increased by 7.8% as of the previous day's market close.