Analysts Expect 1-800 FLOWERS.COM, Inc. (FLWS) to Post $0.88 EPS
Analysts expect that 1-800 FLOWERS.COM, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLWS) will report earnings of $0.88 per share for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Three analysts have made estimates for 1-800 FLOWERS.COM’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.89 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.87. 1-800 FLOWERS.COM reported earnings per share of $0.93 in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year over year growth rate of 5.4%. The company is expected to report its next earnings report on Tuesday, January 30th.
According to Zacks, analysts expect that 1-800 FLOWERS.COM will report full year earnings of $0.46 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.44 to $0.48. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the company will report earnings of $0.53 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.50 to $0.55. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that cover 1-800 FLOWERS.COM.
1-800 FLOWERS.COM (NASDAQ:FLWS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The specialty retailer reported ($0.20) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.21) by $0.01. 1-800 FLOWERS.COM had a net margin of 3.93% and a return on equity of 11.29%. The firm had revenue of $157.35 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $157.63 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted ($0.24) earnings per share. The business’s revenue was down 5.1% on a year-over-year basis.
1-800 FLOWERS.COM (NASDAQ:FLWS) traded down $0.05 on Wednesday, reaching $10.60. 143,900 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 159,742. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37, a quick ratio of 0.70 and a current ratio of 2.15. 1-800 FLOWERS.COM has a 1 year low of $7.80 and a 1 year high of $11.40. The firm has a market capitalization of $688.25, a P/E ratio of 23.67, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.64 and a beta of 1.58.
1-800 FLOWERS.COM announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback plan on Wednesday, September 6th that permits the company to repurchase $15.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization permits the specialty retailer to buy up to 2.5% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are usually an indication that the company’s board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.
Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in FLWS. Northpointe Capital LLC raised its holdings in shares of 1-800 FLOWERS.COM by 35.6% in the second quarter. Northpointe Capital LLC now owns 1,365,113 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $13,310,000 after purchasing an additional 358,281 shares during the last quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of 1-800 FLOWERS.COM by 462.6% in the second quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC now owns 176,941 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $1,725,000 after purchasing an additional 145,488 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its holdings in shares of 1-800 FLOWERS.COM by 5.5% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,667,298 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $26,006,000 after purchasing an additional 139,643 shares during the last quarter. Foundry Partners LLC raised its holdings in shares of 1-800 FLOWERS.COM by 23.2% in the third quarter. Foundry Partners LLC now owns 575,745 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $5,671,000 after purchasing an additional 108,600 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. raised its holdings in shares of 1-800 FLOWERS.COM by 8.4% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,355,306 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $13,824,000 after purchasing an additional 105,338 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 34.76% of the company’s stock.
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About 1-800 FLOWERS.COM
1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc is a provider of gourmet food and floral gifts for all occasions. The Company offers gifts for every occasion, including fresh flowers and a selection of plants, gift baskets, gourmet foods, confections, candles, balloons and stuffed animals. The Company operates through three business segments: Consumer Floral, Gourmet Food and Gift Baskets, and BloomNet Wire Service.
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