Deckers Outdoor (DECK) Lower as Big UGG Markdowns Seen at Retail

December 10, 2012 9:40 AM EST Send to a Friend
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Shares of UGG-maker Deckers Outdoor (NASDAQ: DECK) are seeing early pressure Monday after analysts noted accelerated markdowns due to warmer December weather.

Piper Jaffray analyst Erinn Murphy said checks showed UGGs markdowns of 20%-50% at retail. They cut Q4 EPS estimates and margins saying it's the most exposed to cold-weather with Q4 representing 78% of annual earnings.

The firm cut Q4 EPS estimates from $2.57 to $2.51 and gross margin was lowered by 50 bps. The firm maintained a Neutral rating and price target of $35 on the stock.

In addition to Deckers, the firm cut estimates on Zumiez, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZUMZ), which derives 47% of its yearly earnings in Q4. The firm is still positive on G-III Apparel (NASDAQ: GIII).

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Shares of Deckers Outdoor are down 2.6 percent early to $41.64.


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