NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Zumiez(ZUMZ) - Get Report are falling by 5.05% to $14.30 on heavy trading volume late Friday morning, after the company reported a 2016 first quarter loss and disappointing same-store sales.
After yesterday's market close, the retailer reported an adjusted loss of 8 cents per share vs. adjusted earnings of 9 cents per share a year ago. The loss was nonetheless narrower than the 11 cents per share forecast by analysts.
Revenue declined by 2.6% year-over-year to $173 million, but beat analysts' estimates for $172.6 million.
Comparable-store sales fell by 7.5% for the quarter vs. a 3% gain in the year-ago period.
Additionally, Zumiez reported its 14th straight month of negative comparable-store sales for May. Same-store sales were down 7.6% for the month, compared to a 2.2% drop a year ago.
For the current quarter, Zumiez expects to report a loss between 9 and 13 cents per share on revenue between $172 million and $176 million. Analysts are looking for earnings of 5 cents per share on $180.63 million in revenue.
Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates the stock as a "hold" with a ratings score of C.
Zumiez's 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.
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