-$0.03 Earnings Per Share Expected for Francesca’s Holdings Corp (FRAN) This Quarter

Equities research analysts forecast that Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) will announce ($0.03) earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have issued estimates for Francesca’s’ earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is ($0.04) and the highest is ($0.01). Francesca’s reported earnings per share of $0.01 during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year-over-year growth rate of 400%. The firm is scheduled to announce its next earnings results on Tuesday, December 4th.

On average, analysts expect that Francesca’s will report full year earnings of $0.15 per share for the current fiscal year. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the company will post earnings of $0.33 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.25 to $0.41. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of analysts that follow Francesca’s.

Francesca’s (NASDAQ:FRAN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, September 11th. The specialty retailer reported $0.01 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.04 by ($0.03). Francesca’s had a net margin of 0.12% and a return on equity of 3.35%. The company had revenue of $113.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $120.77 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.20 earnings per share. Francesca’s’s revenue was down 5.6% on a year-over-year basis.

Several brokerages recently issued reports on FRAN. BidaskClub downgraded Francesca’s from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 12th. ValuEngine downgraded Francesca’s from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 7th. B. Riley downgraded Francesca’s from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and cut their price objective for the stock from $9.00 to $4.00 in a research report on Wednesday, September 12th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Francesca’s from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 6th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $5.67.

Shares of FRAN stock traded down $0.11 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $3.54. 648,600 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,123,941. Francesca’s has a 1-year low of $3.37 and a 1-year high of $8.48. The company has a market cap of $134.39 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.04 and a beta of 0.19.

In other Francesca’s news, CEO Steven Paul Lawrence purchased 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 14th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $4.11 per share, for a total transaction of $41,100.00. Following the acquisition, the chief executive officer now owns 209,832 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $862,409.52. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Martyn R. Redgrave purchased 15,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 25th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $3.93 per share, with a total value of $58,950.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 70,353 shares in the company, valued at approximately $276,487.29. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Francesca’s in the 2nd quarter valued at $133,000. Victory Capital Management Inc. acquired a new position in Francesca’s in the 1st quarter valued at $134,000. First Mercantile Trust Co. acquired a new position in Francesca’s in the 2nd quarter valued at $159,000. Exencial Wealth Advisors LLC raised its holdings in Francesca’s by 58.3% in the 2nd quarter. Exencial Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 21,339 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $161,000 after acquiring an additional 7,855 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new position in Francesca’s in the 2nd quarter valued at $192,000. Institutional investors own 97.96% of the company’s stock.

About Francesca’s

Francesca's Holdings Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail boutiques. It offers fashion apparel, jewelry, accessories, and gifts primarily for women between the ages of 18 and 35. The company's apparel products comprise dresses, fashion tops, sweaters, cardigans and wraps, bottoms, outerwear and jackets, tees and tanks, and intimates; and jewelry includes necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings.

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