Tupperware Brands Corp. reported first-quarter net income of $36.9 million, or 76 cents per share, up from $35.7 million, or 70 cents per share last year. Adjusted EPS of 90 cents beat the 89-cent FactSet consensus. Sales fell to $487.3 million from $542.6 million last year, but beat the $486.0 million FactSet expectation. The company said sales gains in some emerging market countries like Argentina and China were offset by "significant decreases" in Brazil, Mexico, Malaysia/Singapore, India, Indonesia and Turkey. For the second quarter, Tupperware expects a year-over-year decline in U.S. sales of 6% to 8% and EPS of $1.09 to $1.14. FactSet expects sales of $486.4 million, down about 6.3%, and EPS of $1.10. For the year, the company expects a 3%-to-5% U.S. sales decline and EPS of $3.65 to $3.76. FactSet is guiding for a 5.5% sales decline to $1.96 billion and EPS of $4.09. Tupperware shares have taken a 16.7% tumble for the year to date while the S&P 500 index has gained 17% for the period.
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