Chico’s (NYSE:CHS) is scheduled to be posting its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 22nd. Analysts expect Chico’s to post earnings of $0.27 per share for the quarter.
Chico’s (NYSE:CHS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 28th. The specialty retailer reported $0.11 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.09 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $587.78 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $579.75 million. Chico’s had a return on equity of 13.79% and a net margin of 4.43%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 2.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.10 earnings per share. On average, analysts expect Chico’s to post $1 EPS for the current fiscal year and $1 EPS for the next fiscal year.
Shares of Chico’s opened at $10.54 on Friday, according to MarketBeat. The company has a market capitalization of $1.38 billion, a PE ratio of 15.50, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.21 and a beta of 0.76. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08, a quick ratio of 1.05 and a current ratio of 1.93. Chico’s has a one year low of $6.96 and a one year high of $11.56.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 2nd. Stockholders of record on Monday, June 18th will be issued a $0.085 dividend. This represents a $0.34 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.23%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 15th. Chico’s’s payout ratio is currently 50.00%.
Several brokerages have recently commented on CHS. Zacks Investment Research raised Chico’s from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 target price on the stock in a report on Friday, February 2nd. SunTrust Banks reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $13.00 target price on shares of Chico’s in a report on Friday, February 2nd. ValuEngine downgraded Chico’s from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $10.00 target price on shares of Chico’s in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, Nomura boosted their target price on Chico’s from $10.00 to $11.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, March 5th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $10.92.
Chico’s Company Profile
Chico's FAS, Inc operates as an omni-channel specialty retailer of women's private branded, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, and complementary accessories. The company's portfolio of brands consists of the Chico's, White House Black Market (WHBM), and Soma. The Chico's brand primarily sells private branded clothing focusing on women 45 and older.
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