John D. Idol, the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Overall, our performance in the third quarter was more challenging than anticipated. However, many aspects of our business performed well, in particular we were pleased with the continued growth in our own retail channel across all three of our luxury houses. This is a testament to the strength of our powerful iconic brands, as well as the success of our strategic initiatives.”
Mr. Idol continued, “However, we were disappointed with the performance of our global wholesale business in the quarter which resulted in expense deleverage and a lower operating margin. We have begun taking measures to better align operating expenses with the change in revenue by channel. At the same time we will continue to make strategic investments to drive long term growth.”
Mr. Idol concluded, “As we look to fiscal 2024 we expect Capri Holdings to generate mid-single-digit revenue and earnings growth. We remain confident in our ability to achieve our long-term goals over time due to the resilience of the luxury industry, the strength of our portfolio of luxury houses and the talented group of employees executing our strategic initiatives.”
For fiscal year 2023 the company expects total revenue of USD 5.56 Billion as modest gross margins expand. Operating margins are expected to be 16% as net interest expense and foreign currency gains of USD 12 Million.