Ascena Retail Group Company Profile (NASDAQ:ASNA)

About Ascena Retail Group (NASDAQ:ASNA)

Ascena Retail Group logoAscena Retail Group, Inc. is a specialty retailer of apparel for women and tween girls. The Company operates through six segments: ANN, Justice, Lane Bryant, maurices, dressbarn and Catherines. The ANN segment offers feminine classics and fashion choices, sold primarily under the Ann Taylor and LOFT brands. The Justice segment offers apparel to girls who are aged 6 to 12. The Lane Bryant segment offers apparel to female customers in plus-sizes 14-28. The maurices segment offers women's casual clothing, career wear, dressy apparel, active wear and accessories. The dressbarn segment consists of the specialty retail, outlet and e-commerce operations of the dressbarn brand. The Catherines segment offers classic apparel and accessories to female customers for wear-to-work and casual lifestyles. As of July 30, 2016, the Company operated approximately 4,900 stores in 49 United States' states, the District of Columbia, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: Apparel Stores
  • Sub-Industry: Apparel Retail
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:ASNA
  • CUSIP: 04351G10
  • Web: www.ascenaretail.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $358.46 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 191,688,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $3.48
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $4.96
  • 52 Week Range: $1.65 - $9.11
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 51.94
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 5.50
  • P/E Growth: 0.36
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $6.91 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.05
  • Book Value: $9.70 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.19
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: $605.9 million
  • Net Margins: 0.29%
  • Return on Equity: 4.50%
  • Return on Assets: 1.52%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.05%
  • Current Ratio: 1.26%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.45%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 4.17 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.93
  • Short Ratio: 10.12
 

Frequently Asked Questions for Ascena Retail Group (NASDAQ:ASNA)

What is Ascena Retail Group's stock symbol?

Ascena Retail Group trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ASNA."

How were Ascena Retail Group's earnings last quarter?

Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASNA) issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, March, 6th. The company reported ($0.07) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.10) by $0.03. The firm earned $1.75 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.74 billion. Ascena Retail Group had a return on equity of 4.50% and a net margin of 0.29%. The company's revenue was down 5.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.01 earnings per share. View Ascena Retail Group's Earnings History.

When will Ascena Retail Group make its next earnings announcement?

Ascena Retail Group is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, May, 30th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Ascena Retail Group.

What guidance has Ascena Retail Group issued on next quarter's earnings?

Ascena Retail Group updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Monday, March, 6th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.37-0.42 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.39. Ascena Retail Group also updated its Q3 guidance to $0.07-0.12 EPS.

Where is Ascena Retail Group's stock going? Where will Ascena Retail Group's stock price be in 2017?

8 brokerages have issued 1-year price targets for Ascena Retail Group's shares. Their forecasts range from $3.00 to $7.00. On average, they expect Ascena Retail Group's share price to reach $5.17 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Ascena Retail Group.

Are investors shorting Ascena Retail Group?

Ascena Retail Group saw a increase in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 44,239,951 shares, an increase of 7.9% from the April 28th total of 40,994,346 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 3,110,939 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 14.2 days. Approximately 28.9% of the company's stock are sold short.

Who are some of Ascena Retail Group's key competitors?

Who owns Ascena Retail Group stock?

Ascena Retail Group's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (0.00%), Nomura Holdings Inc. (9.96%), Stadium Capital Management LLC (0.00%), Vanguard Group Inc. (0.00%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.00%) and Primecap Management Co. CA (0.00%). Company insiders that own Ascena Retail Group stock include Catherine Elizabeth Buggeln, David R Jaffe, Elliot S Jaffe, John E Pershing, Katie J Bayne and Robert Giammatteo. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Ascena Retail Group.

Who sold Ascena Retail Group stock? Who is selling Ascena Retail Group stock?

Ascena Retail Group's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wells Fargo & Company MN, Gotham Asset Management LLC, Morgan Stanley, Vanguard Group Inc., Oxford Asset Management, Royce & Associates LP, Menta Capital LLC and Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ascena Retail Group.

Who bought Ascena Retail Group stock? Who is buying Ascena Retail Group stock?

Ascena Retail Group's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Nomura Holdings Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Point72 Asset Management L.P., FMR LLC, State Street Corp and UBS Group AG. Company insiders that have bought Ascena Retail Group stock in the last two years include Catherine Elizabeth Buggeln, David R Jaffe, Elliot S Jaffe, Katie J Bayne and Robert Giammatteo. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ascena Retail Group.

How do I buy Ascena Retail Group stock?

Shares of Ascena Retail Group can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Ascena Retail Group stock cost?

One share of Ascena Retail Group stock can currently be purchased for approximately $1.87.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Ascena Retail Group (NASDAQ:ASNA) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 7 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.88)
Consensus Price Target: $5.17 (176.29% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Ascena Retail Group (NASDAQ:ASNA)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/18/2017Telsey Advisory GroupLower Price TargetMarket Perform -> Market Perform$6.00 -> $3.00HighView Rating Details
5/13/2017Royal Bank of CanadaSet Price TargetHold$5.00MediumView Rating Details
3/9/2017GuggenheimInitiated CoverageNeutralLowView Rating Details
3/7/2017Citigroup IncDowngradeNeutral -> Sell$3.00N/AView Rating Details
3/6/2017Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
1/19/2017Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingMarket Perform$7.00 -> $6.00N/AView Rating Details
12/14/2016FBR & CoSet Price TargetHold$7.00N/AView Rating Details
12/15/2016Goldman Sachs Group IncInitiated CoverageNeutral$7.00N/AView Rating Details
4/2/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingBuy$18.00N/AView Rating Details
10/16/2015StephensInitiated CoverageOverweight$16.00N/AView Rating Details
6/5/2015SunTrust Banks, Inc.Reiterated RatingBuy$17.00 -> $18.00N/AView Rating Details
6/5/2015KeyCorpReiterated RatingOverweight$16.00 -> $20.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/25/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Ascena Retail Group (NASDAQ:ASNA)
Earnings by Quarter for Ascena Retail Group (NASDAQ:ASNA)
Earnings History by Quarter for Ascena Retail Group (NASDAQ:ASNA)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/30/2017        
3/6/2017Q2 2017($0.10)($0.07)$1.74 billion$1.75 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/1/2016Q117$0.20$0.18$1.72 billion$1.68 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
9/19/2016Q416$0.16$0.08$1.78 billion$1.81 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/31/2016Q316$0.13$0.15$1.74 billion$1.67 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/1/2016Q216($0.01)$0.01$1.88 billion$1.84 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/1/2015Q116$0.29$0.36$1.78 billion$1.67 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
9/16/2015Q415$0.05$0.06$1.16 billion$1.17 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
6/2/2015Q315$0.20$0.18$1.16 billion$1.15 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/3/2015Q215$0.08$0.07$1.30 billion$1.29 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/2/2014Q115$0.26$0.28$1.19 billion$1.19 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
9/22/2014Q414$0.18$0.13$1.22 billion$1.18 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
6/3/2014Q314$0.19$0.27$1.17 billion$1.15 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/3/2014Q214$0.20$0.23$1.27 billion$1.27 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/2/2013Q114$0.32$0.32$1.18 billion$1.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
9/24/2013Q413$0.21$0.34$1.17 billion$1.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
6/5/2013Q3 2013$0.30$0.26$1.17 billion$1.14 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/4/2013Q2 2013$0.23$0.26$1.23 billion$1.24 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/5/20120.39$0.39$1.14 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
9/19/2012Q412$0.28$0.31$779.66 million$939.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/31/2012$0.36$0.34ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/1/2012$0.65$0.81ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/1/2011$0.64$0.65ViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/14/2011$0.49$0.48ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/25/2011$0.65$0.66ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/2/2011$0.52$0.57ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Ascena Retail Group (NASDAQ:ASNA)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.36
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.48
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20174$0.16$0.22$0.20
Q2 20174($0.11)($0.09)($0.10)
Q3 20174$0.04$0.12$0.09
Q4 20174$0.16$0.18$0.17
Q1 20182$0.18$0.24$0.21
Q2 20182($0.05)$0.00($0.03)
Q3 20182$0.08$0.14$0.11
Q4 20182$0.18$0.19$0.19
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Dividend History for Ascena Retail Group (NASDAQ:ASNA)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Ascena Retail Group (NASDAQ:ASNA)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 8.60%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 87.92%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Ascena Retail Group (NASDAQ:ASNA)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Ascena Retail Group (NASDAQ:ASNA)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Ascena Retail Group (NASDAQ:ASNA)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
12/12/2016Elliot S JaffeChairmanSell9,150$7.61$69,631.50View SEC Filing  
9/27/2016Elliot S JaffeChairmanSell1,190$5.66$6,735.40View SEC Filing  
6/2/2016Robert GiammatteoCFOBuy5,000$7.18$35,900.00View SEC Filing  
4/6/2016Katie J BayneDirectorBuy4,000$10.12$40,480.00View SEC Filing  
3/15/2016Catherine Elizabeth BuggelnDirectorBuy5,000$10.25$51,250.00View SEC Filing  
1/28/2016John E. PershingEVPSell4,505$7.47$33,652.35View SEC Filing  
1/14/2016Robert GiammatteoCFOBuy5,000$8.21$41,050.00View SEC Filing  
1/13/2016David R JaffeCEOBuy10,000$8.50$85,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/24/2015David R JaffeCEOBuy4,900$10.09$49,441.00View SEC Filing  
12/23/2015David R. JaffeCEOBuy8,300$9.90$82,170.00View SEC Filing  
12/18/2015Elliot S JaffeChairmanBuy100,000$9.70$970,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/18/2014Ronald RobinsonInsiderSell3,950$11.99$47,360.50View SEC Filing  
12/10/2014Michael W RaydenCEOSell15,000$12.13$181,950.00View SEC Filing  
10/10/2014Michael W RaydenCEOSell15,000$12.24$183,600.00View SEC Filing  
10/1/2014Michael W RaydenCEOSell13,000$13.18$171,340.00View SEC Filing  
9/25/2014Gene WexlerSVPSell1,286$13.38$17,206.68View SEC Filing  
9/25/2014John J SullivanCOOSell3,427$13.38$45,853.26View SEC Filing  
6/20/2014Gene WexlerSVPSell2,054$17.05$35,020.70View SEC Filing  
6/20/2014John J SullivanCOOSell1,643$17.05$28,013.15View SEC Filing  
3/31/2014David JohnsSVPSell3,915$17.18$67,259.70View SEC Filing  
3/10/2014Gene WexlerSVPSell40,000$18.05$722,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/10/2013John SullivanCOOSell2,640$20.43$53,935.20View SEC Filing  
12/10/2013Klaus EpplerDirectorSell15,000$20.38$305,700.00View SEC Filing  
12/10/2013Ronald RobinsonInsiderSell2,145$20.38$43,715.10View SEC Filing  
12/9/2013Gene WexlerSVPSell17,148$20.76$355,992.48View SEC Filing  
12/9/2013Michael RaydenCEOSell40,000$20.60$824,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/14/2013Michael RaydenCEOSell44,668$19.46$869,239.28View SEC Filing  
10/11/2013Jay LevineCAOSell40,000$19.41$776,400.00View SEC Filing  
10/10/2013Michael RaydenCEOSell20,000$19.73$394,600.00View SEC Filing  
10/4/2013Michael RaydenCEOSell57,738$20.79$1,200,373.02View SEC Filing  
6/20/2013Gene WexlerSVPSell2,332$17.59$41,019.88View SEC Filing  
10/5/2012Armand CorreiaCFOSell8,029$21.32$171,178.28View SEC Filing  
10/4/2012Elliot S JaffeDirectorSell480,000$20.44$9,811,200.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Headline Trends for Ascena Retail Group (NASDAQ:ASNA)
Latest Headlines for Ascena Retail Group (NASDAQ:ASNA)
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finance.yahoo.com logoE-commerce changing the retail landscape
finance.yahoo.com - May 19 at 3:38 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAscena Retail Group, Inc. -- Moody's says Ascena's guidance revision is credit negative and results in limited cushion in Ba3 rating category
finance.yahoo.com - May 19 at 3:38 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoOuch! Retail stocks are tracking for their worst week this year
finance.yahoo.com - May 19 at 3:38 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoRetail Stocks Had Their Worst Week of the Year
finance.yahoo.com - May 19 at 3:38 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoKeyCorp Weighs in on Ascena Retail Group Inc's Q3 2017 Earnings (ASNA)
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 19 at 7:34 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoShort Interest in Ascena Retail Group Inc (ASNA) Rises By 2.9%
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 18 at 9:24 PM
benzinga.com logoMid-Day Market Update: Ascena Retail Tumbles On Weak Guidance; athenahealth Shares Surge - Benzinga
www.benzinga.com - May 18 at 3:39 PM
fool.com logoWhy Ascena Retail Group Stock Plunged Today
www.fool.com - May 18 at 12:49 PM
seekingalpha.com logoAscena: Sharply Undervalued After Sell-Off - Seeking Alpha
seekingalpha.com - May 18 at 12:04 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoCramer's Stop Trading: Ascena is trouble with a capital '...
finance.yahoo.com - May 18 at 12:04 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoRetail Wasteland? These 5 Shops Outperformed Earnings Views
finance.yahoo.com - May 18 at 12:04 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoJim Cramer on Ascena Retail: This Is a Sad Story
finance.yahoo.com - May 18 at 12:04 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoJim Cramer Discusses Cisco, Walmart, Alibaba, Ascena Retail and Foot Locker
finance.yahoo.com - May 18 at 12:04 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAscena Retail's Stock Is Being Blown to Pieces - Jim Cramer Assesses One Fatal Error
finance.yahoo.com - May 18 at 12:04 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscena Retail Group Inc (ASNA) Price Target Cut to $3.00
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 18 at 9:54 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoTraders Purchase Large Volume of Call Options on Ascena Retail Group (ASNA)
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 18 at 7:04 AM
seekingalpha.com logoAscena plunges 32% after slashing outlook - Seeking Alpha
seekingalpha.com - May 17 at 8:42 PM
streetinsider.com logoAscena Retail Group (ASNA) Warns for Q3, FY - StreetInsider.com
www.streetinsider.com - May 17 at 8:42 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAfter-hours buzz: ASNA, CSCO & more
finance.yahoo.com - May 17 at 8:42 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoIs there a retail resurgence?
finance.yahoo.com - May 17 at 8:42 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAscena Retail (ASNA) Shares Crater 33% After Cutting Guidance
finance.yahoo.com - May 17 at 8:42 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Shares of Ann Taylor Parent Drop After Profit Warning
finance.yahoo.com - May 17 at 8:42 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscena Retail Group Target of Unusually High Options Trading (ASNA)
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 15 at 1:06 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscena Retail Group Inc (ASNA) Given a $5.00 Price Target by Royal Bank of Canada Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 15 at 12:34 AM
fool.com logoWhy Northern Dynasty Minerals, Ascena Retail Group, and J.C. Penney Slumped Today
www.fool.com - May 12 at 4:37 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscena Retail Group Inc (ASNA) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 12 at 10:36 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Ascena Retail Group, Inc. : May 11, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 11 at 9:09 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo$1.61 Billion in Sales Expected for Ascena Retail Group Inc (ASNA) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 11 at 10:22 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo Brokerages Expect Ascena Retail Group Inc (ASNA) to Announce $0.11 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 9 at 6:18 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscena Retail Group (ASNA) Earning Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Shows
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 4 at 11:32 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Ascena Retail Group, Inc. : May 1, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 2 at 9:09 AM
thestreet.com logoCommit To Purchase Ascena Retail Group At $3, Earn 16% Annualized Using Options - TheStreet.com
www.thestreet.com - May 1 at 3:40 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscena Retail Group (ASNA) Receiving Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Shows
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 1 at 12:39 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAscena Retail Group, Inc. -- Moody's downgrades Ascena's CFR to Ba3
finance.yahoo.com - April 28 at 9:37 PM
finance.yahoo.com logodressbarn Teams With HarperCollins To Create A Special Edition Of Daphne Oz's "The Happy Cook"
finance.yahoo.com - April 27 at 4:03 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscena Retail Group (ASNA) Getting Favorable News Coverage, Report Shows
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 27 at 10:48 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscena Retail Group Inc (ASNA) Short Interest Up 5.2% in April
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 27 at 7:10 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscena Retail Group (ASNA) Receives Daily News Sentiment Rating of 0.20
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 24 at 5:20 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscena Retail Group (ASNA) Receiving Very Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Shows
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 21 at 10:45 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Ascena Retail Group, Inc. : April 19, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 19 at 3:59 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscena Retail Group Inc (ASNA) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.11 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 18 at 10:21 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscena Retail Group (ASNA) Given Daily Media Impact Score of 0.47
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 18 at 11:56 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscena Retail Group Inc (ASNA) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 17 at 12:14 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoVery Favorable Media Coverage Likely to Impact Ascena Retail Group (ASNA) Share Price
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 14 at 10:54 AM
prnewswire.com logoApparel Stores Stocks Under Scanner -- Gap, American Eagle, Ascena Retail, and Nordstrom - PR Newswire (press release)
www.prnewswire.com - April 10 at 3:39 PM
bizjournals.com logoApparel Stores Stocks Under Scanner -- Gap, American Eagle, Ascena Retail, and Nordstrom
www.bizjournals.com - April 10 at 9:13 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Ascena Retail Group, Inc. : April 7, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 8:43 PM
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finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 8:08 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAscena Retail Group Inc (ASNA) Short Interest Update
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 26 at 7:20 AM
bloomberg.com logoBloomberg Markets: Dave Wilson’s Stock of the Day March 22
www.bloomberg.com - March 22 at 10:05 PM

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