Express: Analysts Kept Their ‘Hold’ Ratings after Fiscal 4Q17
Following Express’s (EXPR) fiscal 4Q17 results on March 14, 2018, all six analysts covering the stock maintained their “hold” ratings.
Why All Analysts Call EXPR a ‘Hold’
Ahead of Express’s (EXPR) upcoming fiscal 4Q17 results, all seven analysts covering it have maintained “hold” ratings on its stock.
What to Expect When Express Reports Its Fiscal 4Q17 Results
Specialty apparel retailer Express (EXPR) is scheduled to report its fiscal 4Q17 results on March 14, 2018.
What Are Analysts Recommending for Express Stock?
All seven analysts that cover Express (EXPR) stock have recommended a “hold” rating as of January 12, 2018.
What’s Express’s Valuation?
As of January 12, 2018, Express (EXPR) was trading at a 12-month forward PE (price-to-earnings) multiple of 15.1x.
Express Turns to Aggressive Cost Cutting and Brand Marketing
Retailers are increasingly cutting down on costs and enhancing productivity to improve their bottom line in challenging retail conditions.
Why Is Express Streamlining Its Store Portfolio?
Express (EXPR) has adopted a store rationalization strategy to boost efficiency as well as margins across its entire store base.
Express Views Digital and Omnichannel as the Way Forward
Express (EXPR) is one of the leading specialty retailers in the US with over 600 stores.
Why Express’s Holiday Sales Failed to Impress
On January 9, 2018, Express (EXPR) reported that its holiday season sales performance had not been as expected, and subsequently, the company slashed its fiscal 4Q17 outlook.
MKM Partners Raises Lululemon’s Price Target to $82 per Share
Lululemon Athletica (LULU) has a market cap of $10.3 billion. It fell by 0.30% to close at $76.49 per share on July 11, 2016.
How Did Lululemon Athletica’s 1Q16 Earnings Turn Out?
Lululemon Athletica (LULU) has a market cap of $9.8 billion. It rose by 4.9% to close at $71.48 per share on June 8, 2016.
Lululemon Athletica’s Performance Rose in 4Q15 and 2015
Lululemon Athletica reported fiscal 4Q15 net revenue of $704.3 million—a rise of 16.9% compared to net revenue of $602.5 million in fiscal 4Q14.
Understanding Lululemon Athletica’s Top and Bottom Lines in 4Q15 and 2015
Lululemon Athletica (LULU) has a market cap of $9.4 billion and rose by 10.7% to close at $67.80 per share on March 30, 2016.
How Did Lululemon Athletica Compare to Its Peers?
Lululemon Athletica (LULU) has mostly outperformed its peers, namely NIKE (NKE), The GAP Inc. (GPS), and Express Inc. (EXPR), based on PE, PBV, and PS.
Lululemon Athletica’s Revenue Rose, Income Fell in Fiscal 3Q15
Lululemon Athletica reported net revenue of $479.7 million for fiscal 3Q15, a rise of 14.4% when compared to net revenue of $419.4 million in fiscal 3Q14.
How Does Lululemon Athletica Compare with Its Peers?
Lululemon Athletica has outperformed its competitors, based on gross profit margin, current ratio, and PE in 2Q15.
How Men’s Wearhouse Performed in a Competitive Market
On the margin side, the gross profit margin for Men’s Wearhouse is 45.50%. It’s on the higher side compared to Burlington Stores (BURL) at 39.57%.
Men’s Wearhouse: Organic Growth Boosts Its Margin
Men’s Wearhouse (MW) has a market cap of $2.73 billion. It’s one of the largest retailers of men’s apparel with 1,758 stores.
Francesca’s Shows Strong Relative Earnings Compared to Its Peers
Francesca’s Holdings’ gross profit margin in 2Q15 is 47.44%, higher than its peers Zumiez at 31.83%, Express at 33.08%, and Urban Outfitters at 33.34%.
Organic Growth Boosts the Revenue of Francesca’s Holdings
A $486.68 million company, Francesca’s Holdings is known for its collection of hand-selected merchandise. It projects an increase of 9%–12% net sales in 2Q15, compared with $95.011 million in sales in 1Q15.