An Estee Lauder pop-up store is seen inside daimaru Department Store on Nanjing Road Pedestrian street in Shanghai, China, August 6, 2021.
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Shares of Estee Lauder (EL) plummeted on Wednesday after the cosmetics company delivered mixed fiscal first quarter and slashed its guidance — the latter of which forces us to question management’s credibility.
- Revenue fell 10% year over year to $3.52 billion, missing the Street’s consensus estimate of $3.53 billion, according to LSEG. Sales were down nearly 11% on an organic basis.
- Adjusted earnings-per-share (EPS) cratered 92% to 11 cents, but still beat the loss of 20 cents expected by analysts.