Orange County Business Journal

Pacific Sunwear Down on Q3 Guidance

Kari Hamanaka Thursday, August 29, 2013

Investors sent shares of Anaheim-based Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. down in after-hours trading Thursday on disappointing guidance for the current quarter.

Pacific Sunwear’s shares were down about 9% in extended trading to a market value of about $268 million. The company had closed up nearly 11% in regular trading Thursday.

The action-sports apparel retailer said it expects an adjusted loss between $6.16 million and $2.74 million for the current quarter on revenue in the range of $202 million to $209 million. Same-store sales are expected to range form a 1% decline to a gain of 3%.

Analysts expect net income to be flat on revenue of $214.76 million.

The guidance follows what Chief Executive Gary Schoenfeld called a strong second quarter, which marked its sixth straight period with same-store sales growth.

Comparable sales for the quarter ended Aug. 3 were 3%.

Pacific Sunwear posted an adjusted profit of $1.2 million for the August quarter, beating a flat projection on earnings from analysts.

The retailer saw net sales rise about 9% during the quarter to $215.2 million, narrowly missing analyst expectations of $215.74 million.

The company's results for the quarter capped off a week of earnings reports for Orange County-based retail chains that included signs of a turnaround taking hold at teen retailer Wet Seal Inc. in Foothill Ranch and better-than-expected income for Tilly's Inc. in Irvine.