NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Guess (GES) - Get Report declined by 0.79% to $16.26 in Tuesday's trading session, as the company prepares to report 2017 first quarter financial results after the market close on Wednesday.

Analysts have forecast for a year-over-year increase in earnings but a decline in revenue. 

Guess will likely post adjusted earnings of 19 cents per share on $464.37 million in revenue for the most recent period, according to analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters.

Last year, Guess reported adjusted earnings of 4 cents per share on $479 million in revenue for the 2016 first quarter.

The retailer is expected to report weaker comparable-store sale during the most recent quarter amid heightened competition from e-commerce giant (AMZN), Zack's analysts contended.

Guess has also been contending with "unfavorable foreign currency translations," Zack's noted.

Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates the stock as a "hold" with a ratings score of C+.

Guess' strengths such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: GES

TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this article's author. 

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