The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Oct. 27 (Q3), Francesca's Holdings beat slightly on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded significantly and GAAP earnings per share increased significantly.
Margins grew across the board.
Francesca's Holdings logged revenue of $72.0 million. The 13 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated a top line of $71.3 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 44% higher than the prior-year quarter's $50.0 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.24. The 13 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.22 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.24 for Q3 were 118% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.11 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 52.6%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 24.6%, 850 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 15.0%, 550 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $86.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.31.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $303.4 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.05.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 50 members out of 56 rating the stock outperform, and six members rating it underperform. Among 12 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), eight give Francesca's Holdings a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Francesca's Holdings is outperform, with an average price target of $38.50.
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