The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended May 4 (Q1), Francesca's Holdings met expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded significantly. Non-GAAP earnings per share grew significantly. GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Margins contracted across the board.
Francesca's Holdings booked revenue of $79.0 million. The 13 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $79.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 29% higher than the prior-year quarter's $61.3 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 $0.26. The 14 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.26 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.26 for Q1 were 30% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.20 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.24 for Q1 were 20% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.20 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 52.4%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 22.8%, 190 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 13.8%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $94.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.35.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $376.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.32.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 64 members out of 72 rating the stock outperform, and eight members rating it underperform. Among 19 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 15 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 $38.23.
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