J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) Releases FY20 Earnings Guidance

J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) issued an update on its FY20 earnings guidance on Tuesday morning. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.20-0.24 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.20. The company issued revenue guidance of $692-706 million (-2% to flat), compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $698.68 million.J.Jill also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $0.20-0.24 EPS.

Shares of JILL opened at $1.97 on Friday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $1.97 and a 200 day moving average price of $3.80. The company has a quick ratio of 0.36, a current ratio of 0.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.70. The company has a market capitalization of $73.64 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 2.74, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.72 and a beta of 3.34. J.Jill has a 52-week low of $1.24 and a 52-week high of $7.51.

J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 27th. The specialty retailer reported ($0.05) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.09) by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $180.74 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $178.65 million. J.Jill had a positive return on equity of 5.52% and a negative net margin of 11.90%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up .6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.24 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate that J.Jill will post 0.21 EPS for the current fiscal year.

JILL has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Bank of America downgraded J.Jill from a buy rating to a neutral rating and set a $2.00 price target for the company. in a report on Friday, May 31st. Deutsche Bank downgraded J.Jill from a buy rating to a hold rating and lowered their price target for the company from $9.00 to $1.68 in a report on Friday, May 31st. Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on J.Jill from $7.00 to $2.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a report on Friday, May 31st. ValuEngine downgraded J.Jill from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Wednesday, May 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised J.Jill from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Thursday, August 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $4.57.

In other news, major shareholder Investors Ltd. Towerbrook acquired 170,682 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 17th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $1.70 per share, with a total value of $290,159.40. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director P. Kelly Mooney acquired 16,850 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 7th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $1.49 per share, with a total value of $25,106.50. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 7,650 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $11,398.50. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders bought 927,667 shares of company stock valued at $1,560,939 over the last three months. Corporate insiders own 6.20% of the company’s stock.

J.Jill Company Profile

J.Jill, Inc operates as an omnichannel retailer for women's apparel under the J.Jill brand name in the United States. The company offers knit and woven tops, bottoms, and dresses, as well as sweaters and outerwear; and complementary footwear and accessories, including scarves, jewelry, and hosiery.

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