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What: Shareholders in Ethan Allen Interiors
So what: A quick glance at Yahoo! Finance reveals that no one in the mainstream media is much interested in this story, so let me fill you in: Ethan Allen reported earnings after market close last night, and the news really wasn't all that bad. Sales grew more than 10% in comparison to last year's fiscal third quarter. Profits came to $0.12 per share, a nice surprise after last year's $0.03 loss.
Now what: Honestly, after reviewing the numbers I'm not sure what has investors so upset (aside from the stock price drop itself). So far this year, Ethan Allen has booked $0.76 per share in profit and has already earned more than the $0.60 analysts predicted it would earn over the course of the entire year. It's collected nearly $35 million in free cash flow, too (58% better than its GAAP-income statement would lead you to believe). Seems to me, the company's doing just fine -- and if you choose to defy the sell-off and buy the stock at today's new-and-improved, lower price, you should do just fine, too.
Is Rich right? Is Ethan Allen really cheaper than anyone suspects? Add it to your watchlist, and find out.
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