Zacks: Analysts Expect J.Jill Inc (JILL) Will Post Earnings of $0.02 Per Share

Equities analysts predict that J.Jill Inc (NYSE:JILL) will announce earnings per share of $0.02 for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Three analysts have issued estimates for J.Jill’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.02 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.03. J.Jill reported earnings of $0.13 per share in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year-over-year growth rate of 84.6%. The firm is expected to report its next earnings results on Thursday, March 21st.

On average, analysts expect that J.Jill will report full-year earnings of $0.67 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.55 to $0.70. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the firm will report earnings of $0.74 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.66 to $0.80. Zacks’ EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that cover J.Jill.

J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 28th. The specialty retailer reported $0.15 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $174.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $165.64 million. J.Jill had a return on equity of 18.48% and a net margin of 7.98%. The company’s revenue was up 7.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.13 EPS.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Morgan Stanley reduced their price objective on J.Jill from $7.50 to $7.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, November 29th. Zacks Investment Research raised J.Jill from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 29th. Jefferies Financial Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $9.00 price objective on shares of J.Jill in a research note on Thursday, November 15th. ValuEngine lowered J.Jill from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 31st. Finally, TheStreet lowered J.Jill from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Monday, September 10th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $7.25.

Shares of NYSE JILL traded up $0.23 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $6.11. The stock had a trading volume of 279,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 489,370. The firm has a market capitalization of $257.24 million, a P/E ratio of 7.73, a P/E/G ratio of 0.85 and a beta of 2.38. J.Jill has a 1-year low of $4.17 and a 1-year high of $9.62. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.18, a current ratio of 1.65 and a quick ratio of 0.98.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Strs Ohio lifted its position in J.Jill by 12.1% during the 2nd quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 62,900 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $587,000 after acquiring an additional 6,800 shares in the last quarter. ClariVest Asset Management LLC lifted its position in J.Jill by 12.4% during the 3rd quarter. ClariVest Asset Management LLC now owns 86,800 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $536,000 after acquiring an additional 9,600 shares in the last quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. lifted its position in J.Jill by 1.5% during the 3rd quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 651,499 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $4,026,000 after acquiring an additional 9,837 shares in the last quarter. First Quadrant L P CA acquired a new position in J.Jill during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $102,000. Finally, Northern Trust Corp lifted its position in J.Jill by 7.9% during the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 156,547 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $1,462,000 after acquiring an additional 11,516 shares in the last quarter. 23.97% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

J.Jill Company Profile

J.Jill, Inc operates as an Omni channel retailer 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 for misses, petites, and women.

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