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Iconix Brand Q1 Profit Slips

Iconix Brand Group Inc. (ICON) Wednesday reported a decrease in profit for the first quarter, due mainly to lower revenues.

The New York-based company's attributable profit dropped to $27.60 million or $0.37 per share from $31.43 million or $0.42 per share last year.

Adjusted net income for the quarter dropped to $31.94 million or $0.43 per share from $33.74 million or $0.45 per share in the prior-year quarter. On average, six analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to earn $0.46 per share for the quarter. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

Total revenues for the quarter declined 4 percent to $88.45 million from $92.36 million in the prior-year quarter. Five analysts had a consensus revenue estimate of $94.70 million for the quarter.

Moving ahead, the company lowered its earnings guidance for the full-year 2012 to a range of $1.48 to $1.57 per share from previous estimate of $1.62 to $1.69 per share. The company also slashed down its adjusted earnings guidance to a range of $1.65 to $1.74 per share, compared to prior estimate of $1.77 to $1.84 per share. Analysts currently expect earnings of $1.80 per share for the year.

Iconix now expects revenues for 2012 in the range of $340 million to $350 million compared to previous estimate of $370 million to $385 million. Analysts currently expect revenues of $379.07 million for the year.

by RTT Staff Writer

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