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Lululemon sees earnings at top end of outlook thanks to holidays

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Pedestrians seen walking past the Canadian sportswear retailer Lululemon in Shanghai.

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Lululemon said Monday that fourth quarter earnings and sales will now be at the high end of the previous outlook thanks to the strong performance during the vacation.

Ahead of virtual meetings with analysts and investors this week at the annual ICR conference, the company called for adjusted earnings per share growth at the high end of its previously announced mid-single-digit growth expectations. Net sales for the quarter ended Jan. 31 are expected to grow at the high end of its expectations for medium to high teens, it said in a statement.

Lululemon stock was down more than 2% on the Monday before trading. The stock is up more than 54% in the past 12 months.

“We are pleased with the momentum during the vacation because our investments in Lululemon and Mirror have enabled us to connect with guests both physically and digitally,” said CEO Calvin McDonald in a statement.

In December, Lululemon posted third-quarter sales of $ 1.1 billion, up 22% year over year.

Lululemon has not given an outlook for the full year due to the ongoing effects of the Covid pandemic.

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