Restoration Hardware Proves It Pays To Bet On Wealthy Consumers: StockTwits

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Restoration Hardware  (RH) proved again that it pays to buy into brands only the wealthy can afford.

The high-end furniture company said its earnings per share rose a whopping 200% in the fiscal first quarter from the prior year to 18 cents, excluding some items. Consensus had called for 7 cents less in earnings per share. Management also raised full-year earnings guidance.

$RH up in the market as the company announced another quarter of meteoric growth http://stks.co/j0i1p

? Nancy Kross (@NancyKross) Jun. 12 at 07:54 AM

The outperformance echoes the earlier results of luxury brands like Tiffany's  (TIF). The high-end diamond retailer also had a beat-and-raise quarter. Nordstrom  (JWN) and Bloomingdale's owner Macy's  (M) are two other brands that have topped expectations this earnings season.

Restoration's results were strong across the board. The company said net revenues increased 22% to $366.3 million. Growth slowed from last year's 38% net revenue jump, but still soundly beat Wall Street's consensus estimate of $348.49 million.

Restoration raised its outlook for the fiscal year. Management guided to net revenues in the range of $1.86 billion and $1.89 billion. It expects adjusted net income in the range of $91.9 million to $94.3 million. EPS, excluding some items, should be in the range of $2.24 to $2.30. The new EPS range easily topped consensus calls for $2.20. The stock rose more than 14% in premarket trading to $81.74.

$400 million rise in mkt.cap as $RH raises full year EPS guidance http://stks.co/j0i1g

? Bidness Etc (@BidnessEtc) Jun. 12 at 07:46 AM

Investors anticipated that analysts would release a barrage of upgrades Thursday.

$RH This could touch $83-$85 tomorrow after getting some upgrades in the a.m. Will look at some OTM calls at the open tmrw for a quick trade

? Clark Joseph (@JorelLaraKalel) Jun. 11 at 06:08 PM

$RH - Expect another leg up during the conference call, price target $83 - $85 by tomorrow depending on the call and upgrades

? DanteZ (@DanteZ) Jun. 11 at 04:41 PM

A few analysts got an early start on hiking targets. Goldman Sachs analyst Matthew J. Fassler raised his price target to $14 to $88 before the open Thursday. He cited Restoration's expanding margins as a key reason for the higher target.

Goldman Sachs Comments on Restoration Hardware's ($RH) Q1; PT Raised to $88 http://stks.co/p0QPu

? SIAnalystWire (@AnalystWire) Jun. 12 at 07:28 AM

$RH Restoration Hardware reported strong Q1 results, says Wells Fargo $WFC - its price target range on the shares to $85-$88 from $82-$85

? Timothy Kelleher (@TimKelleherCorp) Jun. 12 at 07:29 AM

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