Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Petmed Express Inc (PETS) Will Announce Earnings of $0.43 Per Share

Brokerages predict that Petmed Express Inc (NASDAQ:PETS) will report earnings of $0.43 per share for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Three analysts have made estimates for Petmed Express’ earnings. Petmed Express reported earnings per share of $0.37 during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 16.2%. The company is expected to issue its next earnings report on Monday, May 14th.

On average, analysts expect that Petmed Express will report full-year earnings of $1.76 per share for the current financial year. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the firm will report earnings of $2.14 per share. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that that provide coverage for Petmed Express.

Petmed Express (NASDAQ:PETS) last announced its earnings results on Monday, January 22nd. The company reported $0.44 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.33 by $0.11. The business had revenue of $60.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $56.76 million. Petmed Express had a return on equity of 34.04% and a net margin of 12.84%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 13.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.24 EPS.

PETS has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. BidaskClub upgraded Petmed Express from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, December 9th. Northcoast Research set a $58.00 target price on Petmed Express and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. Noble Financial restated a “hold” rating on shares of Petmed Express in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Petmed Express from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $42.80.

Shares of Petmed Express (NASDAQ:PETS) traded down $1.64 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $45.23. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 748,540 shares, compared to its average volume of 845,724. The company has a market cap of $931.79, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.13, a P/E/G ratio of 2.69 and a beta of 0.95. Petmed Express has a fifty-two week low of $19.21 and a fifty-two week high of $57.80.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, February 16th. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 5th were issued a $0.25 dividend. This is a boost from Petmed Express’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.20. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.21%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, February 2nd. Petmed Express’s dividend payout ratio is presently 55.56%.

In other news, Director Gian Fulgoni sold 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.38, for a total value of $887,600.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 55,900 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,480,842. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Ronald J. Korn sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, January 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.38, for a total value of $241,900.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 68,833 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,330,140.54. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 65,000 shares of company stock valued at $3,229,500 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 4.00% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Elkfork Partners LLC purchased a new position in shares of Petmed Express in the 4th quarter worth about $100,000. Sei Investments Co. boosted its holdings in shares of Petmed Express by 50,142.9% in the 3rd quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 3,517 shares of the company’s stock worth $117,000 after purchasing an additional 3,510 shares in the last quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Petmed Express by 283.5% in the 4th quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 2,861 shares of the company’s stock worth $130,000 after purchasing an additional 2,115 shares in the last quarter. Sterling Investment Advisors Ltd. boosted its holdings in shares of Petmed Express by 118.5% in the 4th quarter. Sterling Investment Advisors Ltd. now owns 2,950 shares of the company’s stock worth $134,000 after purchasing an additional 1,600 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC purchased a new stake in Petmed Express during the 3rd quarter valued at about $149,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 92.01% of the company’s stock.

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About Petmed Express

PetMed Express, Inc (PetMed Express), doing business as 1800PetMeds, is a pet pharmacy. The Company markets prescription and non-prescription pet medications, and other health products for dogs and cats, direct to the consumer. It offers a selection of products for dogs and cats. Its product line contains approximately 3,000 stock keeping units (SKUS) of pet medications, health products and supplies.

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