J.Jill Inc (JILL) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.08 Per Share

Equities research analysts expect J.Jill Inc (NYSE:JILL) to report $0.08 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Four analysts have made estimates for J.Jill’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.08 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.06. J.Jill also reported earnings per share of $0.08 during the same quarter last year. The business is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 29th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that J.Jill will report full year earnings of $0.74 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.72 to $0.74. For the next year, analysts expect that the company will post earnings of $0.82 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.68 to $0.96. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of research analysts that that provide coverage for J.Jill.

J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, December 5th. The specialty retailer reported $0.13 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.04. J.Jill had a net margin of 4.15% and a return on equity of 23.68%. The company had revenue of $162.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $156.20 million. J.Jill’s revenue was up 1.6% on a year-over-year basis.

Several research firms have recently issued reports on JILL. ValuEngine lowered shares of J.Jill from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Royal Bank of Canada lowered shares of J.Jill from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of J.Jill from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. Jefferies Group set a $13.00 target price on shares of J.Jill and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered shares of J.Jill from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $15.00.

J.Jill (NYSE JILL) traded up $0.03 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $8.53. 183,749 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 399,972. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.63, a quick ratio of 0.48 and a current ratio of 1.27. J.Jill has a twelve month low of $4.74 and a twelve month high of $14.40. The stock has a market cap of $371.86 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.12.

In related news, insider Paula Bennett purchased 25,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 14th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $7.28 per share, with a total value of $182,000.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, CFO David Biese purchased 12,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 14th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $7.28 per share, for a total transaction of $91,000.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief financial officer now directly owns 533,758 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,885,758.24. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Company insiders own 8.70% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new stake in J.Jill in the 2nd quarter valued at about $110,000. B. Riley Financial Inc. acquired a new stake in J.Jill in the 3rd quarter valued at about $109,000. Rhumbline Advisers acquired a new stake in shares of J.Jill during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $135,000. Virtu KCG Holdings LLC acquired a new stake in shares of J.Jill during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $168,000. Finally, Teachers Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of J.Jill during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $248,000. Institutional investors own 31.28% of the company’s stock.

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J.Jill Company Profile

J.Jill, Inc (J.Jill) operates as a specialty retailer in the women’s apparel industry. J.Jill is a women’s apparel brand focused on customer in the 40-65 age segment. The Company operates an integrated omni-channel platform that is diversified across its retail stores, Website and catalogs.

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