Childrens Place Company Profile (NASDAQ:PLCE)

About Childrens Place (NASDAQ:PLCE)

Childrens Place logoThe Children's Place, Inc. (The Children's Place) is a pure-play children's specialty apparel retailer in North America. The Company sells apparel, accessories, footwear and other items for children. The Company operates through two segments: The Children's Place U.S. and The Children's Place International. The Children's Place U.S. segment includes the United States and Puerto Rico-based stores and revenue from the United States-based wholesale customers. The Children's Place International segment includes its Canadian-based stores, revenue from the Company's Canada wholesale customer, as well as revenue from international franchisees. The Company designs, contracts to manufacture and licenses to sell merchandise under brand names, such as The Children's Place, Place and Baby Place. The Children's Place has various departments and serves the wardrobe needs of girls and boys (sizes 4 to 14), toddler girls and boys (sizes 12 months to 5T), and baby (sizes 0 to 18 months).

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: Apparel Stores
  • Sub-Industry: Apparel Retail
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:PLCE
  • CUSIP: 16890510
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $1.89 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 17,613,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $113.54
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $106.10
  • 52 Week Range: $69.98 - $125.30
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 18.25
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 13.95
  • P/E Growth: 1.91
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.8 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.05
  • Book Value: $28.14 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.81
  • Annual Dividend: $0.80
  • Dividend Yield: 0.9%
  • EBIDTA: $196.18 million
  • Net Margins: 4.86%
  • Return on Equity: 18.24%
  • Return on Assets: 10.04%
  • Current Ratio: 1.69%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.88%
  • Average Volume: 627,210 shs.
  • Beta: 0.41
  • Short Ratio: 6.13

Frequently Asked Questions for Childrens Place (NASDAQ:PLCE)

What is Childrens Place's stock symbol?

Childrens Place trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "PLCE."

How often does Childrens Place pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Childrens Place?

Childrens Place announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 18th. Investors of record on Monday, June 19th will be paid a dividend of $0.40 per share on Monday, July 10th. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.49%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 15th. View Childrens Place's Dividend History.

How will Childrens Place's stock buyback program work?

Childrens Place announced that its board has authorized a share repurchase plan on Sunday, April 9th 2017, which allows the company to buyback $250,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire up to 11.7% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are typically an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Childrens Place's earnings last quarter?

Childrens Place Inc (NASDAQ:PLCE) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May, 18th. The company reported $1.95 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.64 by $0.31. The company earned $436.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $422.51 million. Childrens Place had a return on equity of 18.24% and a net margin of 4.86%. The business's revenue was up 4.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.32 EPS. View Childrens Place's Earnings History.

What guidance has Childrens Place issued on next quarter's earnings?

Childrens Place updated its second quarter earnings guidance on Thursday, May, 18th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.70-0.75 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.20.

Where is Childrens Place's stock going? Where will Childrens Place's stock price be in 2017?

14 brokers have issued 1 year target prices for Childrens Place's shares. Their predictions range from $88.00 to $150.00. On average, they anticipate Childrens Place's share price to reach $118.85 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Childrens Place.

Who are some of Childrens Place's key competitors?

Who owns Childrens Place stock?

Childrens Place's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (13.83%), Vanguard Group Inc. (13.61%), Royce & Associates LP (6.06%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.85%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (4.42%) and Renaissance Technologies LLC (4.09%). Company insiders that own Childrens Place stock include Anurup Pruthi, Bradley P Cost, Gregory I Poole, Jane T Elfers, Joseph A Alutto, Kevin Low, Lawrence D Mcclure, Michael Scarpa and Norman S Matthews. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Childrens Place.

Who sold Childrens Place stock? Who is selling Childrens Place stock?

Childrens Place's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, FMR LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, JPMorgan Chase & Co., OppenheimerFunds Inc., Ameriprise Financial Inc., Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC and Bank of Montreal Can. Company insiders that have sold Childrens Place stock in the last year include Anurup Pruthi, Bradley P Cost, Michael Scarpa and Norman S Matthews. View Insider Buying and Selling for Childrens Place.

Who bought Childrens Place stock? Who is buying Childrens Place stock?

Childrens Place's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Columbus Circle Investors, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Acadian Asset Management LLC, Systematic Financial Management LP, Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd., Mackenzie Financial Corp and Bank of America Corp DE. View Insider Buying and Selling for Childrens Place.

How do I buy Childrens Place stock?

Shares of Childrens Place 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 Childrens Place stock cost?

One share of Childrens Place stock can currently be purchased for approximately $107.10.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Childrens Place (NASDAQ:PLCE) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Hold Ratings, 9 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.64)
Consensus Price Target: $118.85 (10.97% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Childrens Place (NASDAQ:PLCE)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/22/2017Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOverweight$140.00 -> $150.00LowView Rating Details
5/19/2017ValuEngineUpgradeHold -> BuyMediumView Rating Details
5/18/2017BMO Capital MarketsSet Price TargetHold$112.00MediumView Rating Details
5/18/2017FBR & CoSet Price TargetBuy$127.00MediumView Rating Details
3/11/2017Citigroup IncReiterated RatingNeutral$111.00 -> $122.00N/AView Rating Details
3/11/2017MizuhoReiterated RatingBuy$110.00 -> $140.00N/AView Rating Details
3/9/2017Wolfe ResearchBoost Price TargetOutperform -> Outperform$120.00 -> $144.00LowView Rating Details
3/8/2017Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Set Price TargetHold$105.00LowView Rating Details
3/9/2017Telsey Advisory GroupBoost Price TargetMarket Perform -> Market Perform$110.00 -> $135.00LowView Rating Details
2/22/2017Buckingham ResearchInitiated CoverageBuy -> Buy$120.00N/AView Rating Details
1/31/2017Bank of America CorpUpgradeUnderperform -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
1/6/2017Williams CapitalBoost Price TargetBuy$107.00 -> $117.00N/AView Rating Details
9/21/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesDowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$99.00 -> $88.00N/AView Rating Details
5/26/2016Goldman Sachs Group IncUpgradeBuy$93.00N/AView Rating Details
5/18/2016Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
5/17/2016StephensReiterated RatingEqual Weight$80.00N/AView Rating Details
5/4/2016Off Wall StreetInitiated CoverageSellN/AView Rating Details
3/15/2016Topeka Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetBuy$75.00 -> $86.00N/AView Rating Details
1/19/2016Susquehanna Bancshares IncBoost Price Target$69.00 -> $76.00N/AView Rating Details
8/26/2015FIG PartnersReiterated RatingIn-LineN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/25/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Childrens Place (NASDAQ:PLCE)
Earnings by Quarter for Childrens Place (NASDAQ:PLCE)
Earnings History by Quarter for Childrens Place (NASDAQ:PLCE)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/18/2017Q1 17$1.64$1.95$422.51 million$436.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/8/2017Q4 2017$1.59$1.88$522.13 million$520.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/17/2016Q316$2.01$2.29$461.98 million$473.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/17/2016Q216($0.23)($0.01)$367.51 million$371.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/17/2016Q116$1.04$1.32$417.91 million$419.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/15/2016Q415$1.11$1.19$499.15 million$498.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/8/2015Q315$1.95$1.93$475.57 million$455.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/25/2015Q215($0.33)($0.33)$380.70 million$366.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/14/2015Q115$0.83$0.83$404.22 million$404.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/12/2015Q414$0.93$0.94$479.00 million$479.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/20/2014Q314$1.80$1.82$487.90 million$487.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/21/2014Q214($0.45)($0.37)$378.63 million$384.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/22/2014Q114$0.61$0.61$407.99 million$410.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/6/2014Q413$0.95$0.96$484.82 million$467.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/26/2013Q3$1.83$1.89$502.40 million$492.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/22/2013Q2 2013($0.53)($0.42)$381.06 million$382.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/23/2013Q1 2013$0.61$0.83$416.58 million$423.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/26/2013Q4 2012$1.04$1.15$496.04 million$509.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/15/2012Q312$1.59$1.60$500.50 million$500.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/16/2012($0.66)($0.62)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/17/2012$1.06$1.10ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/7/2012$0.89$0.87ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/17/2011$1.28$1.33ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/18/2011($0.38)($0.38)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/19/2011$1.05$1.10ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/9/2011$1.01$1.22ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Childrens Place (NASDAQ:PLCE)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.45
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.56
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20174$1.04$1.16$1.10
Q2 20171($0.24)($0.24)($0.24)
Q3 20172$2.01$2.01$2.01
Q4 20172$1.54$1.61$1.58
Q1 20182$1.53$1.68$1.61
Q2 20182$0.07$0.75$0.41
Q3 20182$2.54$2.62$2.58
Q4 20182$1.83$2.10$1.97
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Childrens Place (NASDAQ:PLCE)
Next Dividend:7/10/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.80
Dividend Yield:0.75%
Payout Ratio:17.98% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
11.68% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
10.42% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Childrens Place (NASDAQ:PLCE)

Dividend History by Quarter for Childrens Place (NASDAQ:PLCE)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Childrens Place (NASDAQ:PLCE)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.93%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Childrens Place (NASDAQ:PLCE)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Childrens Place (NASDAQ:PLCE)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Childrens Place (NASDAQ:PLCE)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
3/24/2017Bradley P CostInsiderSell7,304$118.48$865,377.92View SEC Filing  
1/13/2017Anurup PruthiCFOSell355$102.40$36,352.00View SEC Filing  
11/21/2016Norman S MatthewsChairmanSell40,995$100.00$4,099,500.00View SEC Filing  
9/19/2016Anurup PruthiInsiderSell601$84.01$50,490.01View SEC Filing  
8/23/2016Michael ScarpaCOOSell15,463$85.49$1,321,931.87View SEC Filing  
5/23/2016Joseph A AluttoDirectorSell15,000$74.02$1,110,300.00View SEC Filing  
5/23/2016Norman S MatthewsChairmanSell5$75.00$375.00View SEC Filing  
5/9/2016Gregory I PooleVPSell868$72.06$62,548.08View SEC Filing  
5/9/2016Kevin LowSVPSell723$72.06$52,099.38View SEC Filing  
5/6/2016Gregory I PooleInsiderSell1,635$71.21$116,428.35View SEC Filing  
5/6/2016Kevin LowSVPSell1,332$71.20$94,838.40View SEC Filing  
4/20/2016Kevin LowInsiderSell4,193$82.28$345,000.04View SEC Filing  
4/20/2016Michael ScarpaCOOSell5,027$82.24$413,420.48View SEC Filing  
1/6/2016Anurup PruthiCFOSell1,037$58.59$60,757.83View SEC Filing  
12/4/2015Michael ScarpaCOOSell3,545$50.39$178,632.55View SEC Filing  
10/2/2015Gregory I PooleSVPSell1,362$53.98$73,520.76View SEC Filing  
8/31/2015Bradley P CostSVPSell20,000$59.62$1,192,400.00View SEC Filing  
6/17/2015Jane T ElfersCEOSell175,434$64.51$11,317,247.34View SEC Filing  
6/16/2015Jane T ElfersCEOSell75,313$64.73$4,875,010.49View SEC Filing  
6/15/2015Jane T ElfersCEOSell29,349$64.74$1,900,054.26View SEC Filing  
6/1/2015Lawrence D McclureSVPSell11,764$65.96$775,953.44View SEC Filing  
5/27/2015Gregory I PooleSVPSell3,584$65.85$236,006.40View SEC Filing  
5/27/2015Kevin LowVPSell9,787$65.66$642,614.42View SEC Filing  
5/6/2015Bradley P CostSVPSell1,235$65.68$81,114.80View SEC Filing  
5/6/2015Michael ScarpaCOOSell7,644$64.05$489,598.20View SEC Filing  
4/23/2015Jane T ElfersCEOSell17,857$61.58$1,099,634.06View SEC Filing  
4/23/2015Kevin LowInsiderSell3,217$61.57$198,070.69View SEC Filing  
4/23/2015Lawrence D McclureSVPSell4,260$61.59$262,373.40View SEC Filing  
4/21/2015Michael ScarpaCOOSell1,737$62.50$108,562.50View SEC Filing  
12/4/2014Michael ScarpaCOOSell3,509$53.17$186,573.53View SEC Filing  
10/3/2014Gregory I PooleInsiderSell3,351$49.54$166,008.54View SEC Filing  
8/27/2014Kevin LowSVPSell3,623$54.28$196,656.44View SEC Filing  
8/25/2014Lawrence D McclureSVPSell7,000$53.91$377,370.00View SEC Filing  
7/31/2014Natalie Eve LevyInsiderSell6,000$50.34$302,040.00View SEC Filing  
7/7/2014Gregory I PooleInsiderSell1,376$49.81$68,538.56View SEC Filing  
7/7/2014Lawrence D McclureSVPSell5,400$49.84$269,136.00View SEC Filing  
6/6/2014Jane T ElfersCEOSell123,212$47.39$5,839,016.68View SEC Filing  
4/21/2014Bradley CostVPSell2,278$48.44$110,346.32View SEC Filing  
4/21/2014Jane ElfersCEOSell16,782$48.44$812,920.08View SEC Filing  
4/21/2014Lawrence McclureSVPSell2,077$48.44$100,609.88View SEC Filing  
4/21/2014Michael ScarpaCFOSell1,190$48.44$57,643.60View SEC Filing  
4/21/2014Natalie Eve LevyEVPSell3,569$48.44$172,882.36View SEC Filing  
3/31/2014Jane ElfersCEOSell25,037$49.85$1,248,094.45View SEC Filing  
3/24/2014Jane ElfersCEOSell53,901$52.07$2,806,625.07View SEC Filing  
2/3/2014Jane ElfersCEOSell48,308$50.97$2,462,258.76View SEC Filing  
12/4/2013Michael ScarpaCFOSell2,303$53.70$123,671.10View SEC Filing  
10/2/2013Gregory I PooleVPSell1,129$57.54$64,962.66View SEC Filing  
9/10/2013Kevin LowSVPSell2,207$55.00$121,385.00View SEC Filing  
5/31/2013Natalie Eve LevyEVPSell5,000$53.65$268,250.00View SEC Filing  
8/21/2012Norman S MatthewsChairmanBuy13,350$56.03$748,000.50View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Childrens Place (NASDAQ:PLCE)
Latest Headlines for Childrens Place (NASDAQ:PLCE)
DateHeadline logoChildrens Place Inc (PLCE) Receives "Overweight" Rating from Morgan Stanley - May 22 at 12:48 PM logoFBR & Co Analysts Boost Earnings Estimates for Childrens Place Inc (PLCE) - May 22 at 9:56 AM logoBull of the Day: The Children's Place (PLCE) - May 22 at 9:35 AM logoOppenheimer Holdings Comments on Childrens Place Inc's Q2 2018 Earnings (PLCE) - May 22 at 7:32 AM logoThe Children’s Place, Inc. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:PLCE) : May 18, 2017 - May 20 at 9:25 AM logoEdited Transcript of PLCE earnings conference call or presentation 18-May-17 12:00pm GMT - May 20 at 9:24 AM logoFBR & Co Analysts Give Childrens Place Inc (PLCE) a $127.00 Price Target - May 19 at 7:16 PM logoChildrens Place Inc (PLCE) Given a $112.00 Price Target by BMO Capital Markets Analysts - May 19 at 7:16 PM logoChildrens Place Inc (PLCE) Rating Increased to Buy at ValuEngine - May 19 at 3:28 PM logo3 Brick & Mortar Retailers in Strong Uptrends - May 19 at 12:01 PM logoChildrens Place Inc (PLCE) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Analysts - May 19 at 11:20 AM logoChildren's Place: Never Hurts To Keep An Eye On An All-Time High - May 19 at 10:22 AM logoChildrens Place Inc (PLCE) Declares $0.40 Quarterly Dividend - May 18 at 11:22 AM logoChildrens Place Inc (PLCE) Shares Jump on Huge Earnings Beat - May 18 at 11:21 AM logoChildrens Place Inc (PLCE) Releases Q2 Earnings Guidance - May 18 at 8:53 AM logoChildrens Place Inc (PLCE) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results - May 18 at 8:52 AM logoShould You Buy The Children's Place (PLCE) Ahead of Earnings? - May 18 at 7:37 AM logoMarket Recon: Corporate America Is Fundamentally Sound - May 18 at 7:37 AM logoThe Children’s Place Reports First Quarter Results - May 18 at 7:37 AM logoThe Children’s Place Continues Capital Return Program, Declares Quarterly Dividend - May 18 at 7:37 AM logoThe Children's Place beats 1Q profit forecasts - May 18 at 7:37 AM logoThe Children's Place Continues Capital Return Program, Declares Quarterly Dividend - May 18 at 7:33 AM logoJim Cramer Sizes Up Children's Place, Gap Ahead of Earnings - May 17 at 7:09 PM logoHere Is What Jim Cramer Expects From Children's Place and Gap's Quarterly Results - May 17 at 7:09 PM logoThe Children’s Place, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : PLCE-US : May 17, 2017 - May 17 at 8:31 AM logoThe Children’s Place to Webcast Review of First Quarter 2017 Financial Results - May 11 at 7:43 PM logo$1.63 Earnings Per Share Expected for Childrens Place Inc (PLCE) This Quarter - May 4 at 8:30 PM logoChildrens Place (PLCE) Receiving Positive Media Coverage, Study Shows - May 3 at 5:46 PM logoChildrens Place (PLCE) Receiving Favorable Press Coverage, Report Shows - April 30 at 1:09 PM logoPositive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Childrens Place (PLCE) Share Price - April 27 at 2:26 PM logoIs Dividend Hike the Sole Reason Behind Costco's Gains? - April 27 at 10:33 AM logo“We have one eye open and one eye closed”: The dirty labor secrets of fast fashion - April 24 at 5:52 PM logoChildrens Place (PLCE) Getting Positive Press Coverage, Report Shows - April 24 at 3:22 PM logoChildrens Place Inc (PLCE) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Analysts - April 24 at 1:42 PM logoChildrens Place Inc (PLCE) Rating Reiterated by FBR & Co - April 22 at 9:02 PM logoChildrens Place (PLCE) Receiving Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Finds - April 21 at 10:32 PM logoThe Children’s Place, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : PLCE-US : April 19, 2017 - April 19 at 9:53 AM logoBMO Capital Markets Reiterates "Hold" Rating for Childrens Place Inc (PLCE) - April 18 at 4:26 PM logoChildrens Place (PLCE) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.35 - April 18 at 4:18 PM logoChildrens Place (PLCE) Receives Daily News Impact Rating of 0.39 - April 15 at 12:57 PM logo Brokerages Anticipate Childrens Place Inc (PLCE) to Announce $1.63 EPS - April 13 at 4:14 PM logoGymboree Preparing Bankruptcy Filing - April 11 at 7:07 PM logoStock Repurchase Program Approved by Childrens Place (PLCE) Board of Directors - April 9 at 8:19 AM logoThe Children’s Place, Inc. : PLCE-US: Dividend Analysis : April 10th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : April 7, 2017 - April 7 at 7:36 PM logoCan Children's Place (PLCE) Run Higher on Strong Earnings Estimate Revisions? - April 7 at 11:55 AM logoWeakness Seen in Zumiez Inc. (ZUMZ) Estimates: Should You Stay Away? - April 7 at 11:55 AM logoTop Ranked Value Stocks to Buy for April 7th - April 7 at 11:55 AM logoIs Children's Place a Great Stock for Value Investors? - April 7 at 11:55 AM logoIs Children's Place Too Expensive After Great Results? - April 3 at 6:39 PM logoV.F. Corp (VFC) Stock Dips Despite Promising 2021 Strategy - March 31 at 8:44 AM



Childrens Place (PLCE) Chart for Thursday, May, 25, 2017

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