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Gap 1Q Profit Misses Street Estimates

May 24, 2018 - 2:33 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gap Inc. says its first-quarter profit missed forecasts, but revenue beat estimates.

The San Francisco-based clothing chain earned $164 million, or 42 cents per share, on revenue of $3.78 billion

Analysts expected a quarterly profit of 45 cents and revenue of $3.61 billion, according to Zacks Investment Research.

Sales in existing stores, a key retail metric, rose 1 percent during the quarter.

Looking ahead, Gap says it still expects full-year earnings to be $2.55 to $2.70 per share.

Gap shares slid 7 percent in extended after-hours trading.