Roots lowers earnings estimates following weak 3rd quarter sales

The clothing company's total sales for the three months ended Nov. 3 were $87 million, down three per cent from $89.7 million last year when Roots benefited from Canada's 150th anniversary celebrations. Roots went public in 2017.

Company went public in 2017, a year sales got a boost from Canada's 150th anniversary celebrations

The storefront of a Roots location in Toronto is pictured on September 14 , 2017. The company, which went public in 2017, reported lower-than-expected sales in the 3rd quarter. (Chris Young/Canadian Press)

Roots Corp. has lowered its sales and earnings estimates from targets set when the company went public in October 2017 after sales fell "well below" its own expectations in the third quarter.

The clothing company's total sales for the three months ended Nov. 3 were $87 million, down three per cent from $89.7 million last year when Roots benefited from Canada's 150th anniversary celebrations.

Net income was $2.8 million or seven cents per share, down from $5.0 million or 12 cent per share last year.

Adjusted net income was $4.7 million or 11 cents per share, down from 23 cents per share in last year's third quarter.

Analysts had estimated $90.6 million of revenue and 16 cents per share of adjusted earnings, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.

Roots says its performance during the quarter reflected the absence of a large marketing campaign and unseasonably warm fall weather.