Francesca's Holdings Corporation Company Profile (NASDAQ:FRAN)

About Francesca's Holdings Corporation

FrancescaFrancesca's Holdings Corporation is a holding company, which conducts its business operations through its subsidiaries. The Company is a specialty retailer that operates a nationwide-chain of boutiques. It is engaged in the operation of boutiques and its direct-to-consumer Website segment. The merchandise assortment is a mix of apparel, jewelry, accessories and gifts. Its apparel category includes dresses, fashion tops, sweaters, cardigans and wraps, bottoms, outerwear and jackets, tees and tanks, and intimates. Its jewelry category includes necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings. Its accessories category includes handbags, clutches, wallets, shoes, hats, scarves, sunglasses, watches and hair accessories. Its gifts category includes fragrance, candles, bath and body, home accessories, books, wall art, nail polish and miscellaneous items. It operates approximately 620 boutiques in over 50 states and the District of Columbia, and also serves its customers through

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Discretionary
  • Industry: Apparel Stores
  • Sub-Industry: Apparel Retail
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: FRAN
  • CUSIP: 35179310
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $18.20
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $17.99
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $16.69
  • 52-Week Range: $9.75 - $22.39
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 17.32
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.64
  • P/E Growth: 1.69
  • Market Cap: $697.06M
  • Outstanding Shares: 37,781,000
  • Beta: 0.77
  • Net Margins: 8.84%
  • Return on Equity: 37.74%
  • Return on Assets: 23.50%
  • Current Ratio: 2.69%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.40%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 8 Hold Ratings, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.17)
Consensus Price Target: $17.82 (3.42% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
1/10/2017Jefferies Group LLCSet Price TargetHold$17.00View Rating Details
12/7/2016WedbushSet Price TargetHold$16.00 -> $20.00View Rating Details
12/6/2016Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetBuy$18.00 -> $21.00View Rating Details
12/6/2016MizuhoBoost Price TargetNeutral$15.00 -> $18.00View Rating Details
11/16/2016NomuraDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$16.00View Rating Details
11/15/2016FBR & CoDowngradeMarket Perform -> Underperform$14.00View Rating Details
9/8/2016SunTrust Banks, Inc.Boost Price TargetBuy$16.00 -> $18.00View Rating Details
6/10/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Lower Price TargetHold$16.00 -> $14.00View Rating Details
5/17/2016Wolfe ResearchDowngradeOutperform -> Peer PerformView Rating Details
5/17/2016Cowen and CompanyDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformView Rating Details
5/17/2016William BlairDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformView Rating Details
3/27/2016MacquarieReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
3/24/2016GuggenheimUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$22.00View Rating Details
6/25/2015Susquehanna Bancshares IncLower Price TargetPositive$21.00 -> $19.00View Rating Details
6/8/2015Janney Montgomery ScottReiterated RatingBuy$20.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
12/6/2016Q316$0.18$0.26$119.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/7/2016Q216$0.18$0.27$109.16 million$115.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/9/2016Q116$0.17$0.18$106.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/23/2016Q415$0.34$0.36$132.03 million$134.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/9/2015Q315$0.16$0.16$101.58 million$103.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/9/2015Q215$0.22$0.22$105.75 million$106.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/10/2015Q115$0.18$0.17$95.16 million$95.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/25/2015Q414$0.20$0.21$104.21 million$107.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/10/2014Q314$0.17$0.17$87.00 million$87.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/9/2014Q214$0.26$0.24$99.78 million$97.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/10/2014Q114$0.22$0.20$88.11 million$85.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/26/2014Q413$0.28$0.27$94.33 million$92.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/5/2013Q3$0.20$0.20$79.20 million$79.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
9/4/2013Q2 2013$0.35$0.33$94.63 million$89.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/5/2013Q1 2013$0.26$0.26$79.54 million$79.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/19/2013Q4 2012$0.30$0.33$84.89 million$86.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/5/20120.24$0.24$71.26 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/4/2012Q212$0.24$0.28$71.09 million$76.37 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/7/2012$0.17$0.20ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/13/2012$0.16$0.19ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/6/2011$0.13$0.14ViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/6/2011$0.15$0.15ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.07 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.18 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 201610$0.30$0.34$0.33
Q2 20166$0.19$0.23$0.21
Q3 20166$0.24$0.28$0.26
Q4 20166$0.18$0.19$0.18
Q1 20176$0.17$0.39$0.21
Q2 20175$0.14$0.22$0.17
Q3 20176$0.16$0.19$0.18
Q4 20176$0.36$0.37$0.37
Q1 20183$0.18$0.22$0.20
Q2 20183$0.27$0.32$0.30
Q3 20183$0.22$0.29$0.25
Q4 20183$0.39$0.41$0.40
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.13%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 97.73%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
6/24/2016Laurie HummelInsiderBuy9,500$10.46$99,370.00View SEC Filing  
6/13/2016Richard W KunesCEOBuy20,000$10.56$211,200.00View SEC Filing  
9/15/2015Michael W BarnesCEOBuy26,000$11.66$303,160.00View SEC Filing  
9/14/2015Martyn R RedgraveDirectorBuy21,000$11.88$249,480.00View SEC Filing  
12/15/2014Marie ToulantisDirectorBuy3,000$16.16$48,480.00View SEC Filing  
4/3/2014Mark VendettiCFOBuy4,000$19.58$78,320.00View SEC Filing  
1/10/2014Theresa Rose BackesCOOSell30,700$20.00$614,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/18/2013Theresa Rose BackesCOOSell30,700$20.00$614,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/16/2013Mark VendettiCFOBuy4,000$19.80$79,200.00View SEC Filing  
12/19/2012Marie ToulantisDirectorBuy2,000$27.13$54,260.00View SEC Filing  
12/12/2012Khalid Mir MalikEVPBuy4,233$23.60$99,898.80View SEC Filing  
12/12/2012Meritt John Thomas DeCEOBuy10,000$23.21$232,100.00View SEC Filing  
12/12/2012Neill P DavisPresidentBuy3,000$23.55$70,650.00View SEC Filing  
9/11/2012Richard J EmmettDirectorBuy5,000$29.01$145,050.00View SEC Filing  
9/7/2012Neill P DavisPresidentBuy25,000$28.37$709,250.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN)
DateHeadline featured highlights: Francesca's Holdings, Papa John's International, Chicago Bridge & Iron, Scripps Networks Interactive and Belmond (NASDAQ:FRAN) - February 22 at 10:44 AM logoClothing and Accessories Retailer Looks Promising (NASDAQ:FRAN) - February 20 at 11:09 AM logoThe Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Central Garden & Pet, Harman International Industries, Francesca's Holdings and Masonite International (NASDAQ:FRAN) - February 17 at 3:51 PM
News IconThe New Tiffany & Co. Needs Women (NASDAQ:FRAN) - February 8 at 5:50 PM
News IconResearch Reports Initiation on Apparel Stores Stocks -- DSW Inc., Guess', Tailored Brands, and Francesca's (NASDAQ:FRAN) - February 7 at 6:33 PM logo5 Stocks to Buy on Record Consumer Sentiment (NASDAQ:FRAN) - January 30 at 4:23 PM logoTop Ranked Value Stocks to Buy for January 30th (NASDAQ:FRAN) - January 30 at 11:59 AM logoTop Ranked Value Stocks to Buy for January 26th (NASDAQ:FRAN) - January 26 at 3:24 PM logoHanesbrands (HBI) Hikes Dividend; Boosts Shareholder Value (NASDAQ:FRAN) - January 25 at 6:45 PM logoFrancesca’s Holdings Corp. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:FRAN) : January 23, 2017 (NASDAQ:FRAN) - January 23 at 5:39 PM logoCentral Garden & Pet (CENT) Marching Ahead of the Industry (NASDAQ:FRAN) - January 23 at 5:39 PM logoTop Ranked Momentum Stocks to Buy for January 23rd (NASDAQ:FRAN) - January 23 at 11:25 AM logoTop Ranked Value Stocks to Buy for January 23rd (NASDAQ:FRAN) - January 23 at 11:25 AM logoTop Ranked Value Stocks to Buy for January 20th (NASDAQ:FRAN) - January 20 at 11:37 PM logoFrancesca’s Holdings Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : FRAN-US : January 20, 2017 (NASDAQ:FRAN) - January 20 at 6:35 PM
News IconFrancesca’s Holdings Corporation updates and reaffirms guidance for 4Q 2016 based on its holiday sales performance (NASDAQ:FRAN) - January 13 at 3:48 AM logoShort Francesca’s Holdings Corp (FRAN): Top Line Growth Likely Not to Translate Into Increased Earnings (NASDAQ:FRAN) - January 11 at 10:54 PM logoFrancesca's Holdings: Avoid Over The Short Term (NASDAQ:FRAN) - January 11 at 5:52 PM logoFrancesca's updates guidance ahead of ICR (NASDAQ:FRAN) - January 9 at 11:06 PM
News IconFrancesca's 'pleased' with holiday performance (NASDAQ:FRAN) - January 9 at 11:06 PM logo7:30 am Francesca's narrows Q4 guidance ahead of ICR Conf. appearance; sees EPS at high end of prior range (NASDAQ:FRAN) - January 9 at 6:05 PM logofrancesca’s® Updates and Reaffirms Fourth Quarter 2016 Guidance Based on Holiday Results (NASDAQ:FRAN) - January 9 at 6:05 PM logoStage Stores' holiday sales down; Francesca’s updates guidance (NASDAQ:FRAN) - January 9 at 6:05 PM logoFRANCESCA'S HOLDINGS CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD Disclosure (NASDAQ:FRAN) - January 9 at 6:05 PM logoWhy Francesca's Holdings Corp. Stock Popped Today (NASDAQ:FRAN) - January 9 at 12:27 PM logoFrancesca’s Holdings Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : FRAN-US : January 6, 2017 (NASDAQ:FRAN) - January 7 at 4:16 AM logofrancesca's® Announces Participation at the 19th Annual ICR Conference (NASDAQ:FRAN) - January 5 at 6:11 PM logoWhy You Should Avoid Guess' Inc. (GES) Stock This Year (NASDAQ:FRAN) - January 4 at 11:26 PM logoHow These Apparel Stores Stocks are Faring? -- Tailored Brands, Francesca's, Children's Place, and Buckle (NASDAQ:FRAN) - December 29 at 5:23 PM logoETFs with exposure to Francesca’s Holdings Corp. : December 29, 2016 (NASDAQ:FRAN) - December 29 at 5:23 PM logoFrancesca's Holdings Corporation: Buy The Stock For Growth (NASDAQ:FRAN) - December 23 at 5:32 PM logoTime to Focus on Francesca's Holdings (FRAN) for Strong Earnings Growth Potential (NASDAQ:FRAN) - December 20 at 9:33 PM logoFrancesca's Holdings (FRAN) Shares March Higher, Can It Continue? (NASDAQ:FRAN) - December 20 at 9:33 PM logoAverage Rating Of Francesca`s Holdings Corporation At 3.2 (NASDAQ:FRAN) - December 17 at 5:33 PM logoETFs with exposure to Francesca’s Holdings Corp. : December 16, 2016 (NASDAQ:FRAN) - December 16 at 5:50 PM logoGuess (GES) Shares Slide Further: Time to Sell the Stock? (NASDAQ:FRAN) - December 16 at 5:50 PM logoFrancesca’s Holdings Corp. :FRAN-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : December 14, 2016 (NASDAQ:FRAN) - December 14 at 4:18 PM logoFRANCESCA'S HOLDINGS CORP Financials (NASDAQ:FRAN) - December 13 at 5:53 PM logoFrancesca's Holdings Corp : Post Earnings Coverage as Francesca’s Earnings Soared 63% (NASDAQ:FRAN) - December 13 at 11:09 AM logoPost Earnings Coverage as Francesca’s Earnings Soared 63% (NASDAQ:FRAN) - December 13 at 11:09 AM logoCan Francesca's Keep Going After Last Week's 36% Pop? (NASDAQ:FRAN) - December 12 at 11:37 AM
News IconThe latest Insider Trade insight for Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) (NASDAQ:FRAN) - December 9 at 10:41 AM
News IconFrancesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) beats Street 3Q forecasts (NASDAQ:FRAN) - December 9 at 10:41 AM logoFrancesca's Holdings (FRAN) Catches Eye: Stock Jumps 7% (NASDAQ:FRAN) - December 8 at 10:20 AM logoEdited Transcript of FRAN earnings conference call or presentation 6-Dec-16 1:30pm GMT (NASDAQ:FRAN) - December 7 at 5:27 PM logoFrancesca’s Holdings Corp.: Leads amongst peers with strong fundamentals (NASDAQ:FRAN) - December 7 at 5:27 PM logoFRANCESCA'S HOLDINGS CORP Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report (NASDAQ:FRAN) - December 7 at 5:27 PM logoQ3 2016 Francesca's Holdings Corp Earnings Release - Before Market Open (NASDAQ:FRAN) - December 7 at 10:49 AM logoWhy Advanced Micro Devices, Francesca's Holdings, and Zillow Group Jumped Today (NASDAQ:FRAN) - December 6 at 5:37 PM logoWhy Francesca’s Holdings Corp (FRAN) Stock Is Soaring Today (NASDAQ:FRAN) - December 6 at 5:28 PM


What is Francesca's Holdings Corporation's stock symbol?

Francesca's Holdings Corporation trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "FRAN."

Where is Francesca's Holdings Corporation's stock going? Where will Francesca's Holdings Corporation's stock price be in 2017?

12 brokers have issued 1-year price targets for Francesca's Holdings Corporation's shares. Their forecasts range from $14.00 to $22.00. On average, they expect Francesca's Holdings Corporation's share price to reach $17.82 in the next year.

When will Francesca's Holdings Corporation announce their earnings?

Francesca's Holdings Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, March, 21st 2017.

What are analysts saying about Francesca's Holdings Corporation stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Francesca's Holdings Corporation stock:

  • According to Zacks Investment Research, "Francesca's Holdings Corporation is a specialty retailer of women's apparel products. The Company operates a chain of retail boutiques in the United States. It offers apparel, jewelry, accessories, and gifts to female customers. The company also sells its products through e-commerce Website, Francesca's Holdings Corporation is headquartered in Houston, Texas. " (12/8/2016)

  • Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "Francesca’s reported above-consensus EPS driven by better-than-expected SSS, GM, and SG&A. With a high-quality beat and a solid 4Q outlook, we are encouraged FRAN is laying the groundwork for a trend of consistent execution. Maintain Hold, PT to $17 Investment thesis: FRAN is starting to find its footing after leadership changes and merchandising missteps. We are believers in FRAN’s strategy but would like to see more evidence of consistency in performance to become more constructive. Current valuation remains fair in our opinion." (12/7/2016)

  • FBR & Co analysts commented, "FRAN reported 4Q EPS of $0.36, versus FBR/consensus of $0.34/$0.34 (see earlier note for 4Q details and guidance). FRAN executed a strong 4Q as comps came in above increased guidance and GM leveraged significantly. In addition, apparel sales maintained strong momentum. FRAN repurchase $14.6M of stock in 4Q, which we estimate contributed $0.01 to EPS. FRAN announced hiring Kelly Dilts as CFO. Ms. Dilts is one of many recent key personnel hires at FRAN, all of which are in line with FRAN’s 2020 Vision Plan. The six pillars of the plan are: (1) invigorate merchandising, (2) optimize real estate, (3) enhance in-boutique experience, (4) expand branding and marketing, (5) develop the online customer experience, and (6) drive outlet channel business. We like FRAN’s initiatives and are encouraged by comp momentum. However, we remain on the sidelines and look for a better valuation and consistent results." (3/24/2016)

Who owns Francesca's Holdings Corporation stock?

Francesca's Holdings Corporation's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.35%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (3.72%), Numeric Investors LLC (3.28%), State Street Corp (2.99%), Bogle Investment Management L P DE (1.61%) and Systematic Financial Management LP (0.58%). Company insiders that own Francesca's Holdings Corporation stock include Laurie Hummel, Martyn R Redgrave, Michael W Barnes and Richard W Kunes.

Who sold Francesca's Holdings Corporation stock? Who is selling Francesca's Holdings Corporation stock?

Francesca's Holdings Corporation's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oxford Asset Management, GSA Capital Partners LLP, Renaissance Technologies LLC, AQR Capital Management LLC, Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd, Tudor Investment Corp Et Al, Guggenheim Capital LLC and Two Sigma Investments LP.

Who bought Francesca's Holdings Corporation stock? Who is buying Francesca's Holdings Corporation stock?

Francesca's Holdings Corporation's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Numeric Investors LLC, Bogle Investment Management L P DE, Systematic Financial Management LP, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Graham Capital Management L.P., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Employees Retirement System of Texas and Federated Investors Inc. PA. Company insiders that have bought Francesca's Holdings Corporation stock in the last two years include Laurie Hummel, Martyn R Redgrave, Michael W Barnes and Richard W Kunes.

How do I buy Francesca's Holdings Corporation stock?

Shares of Francesca's Holdings Corporation 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 Francesca's Holdings Corporation stock cost?

One share of Francesca's Holdings Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $18.45.

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Last Updated on 2/23/2017 by Staff