Analysts expect that Chico’s FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) will post earnings per share of $0.07 for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Five analysts have provided estimates for Chico’s FAS’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.03 to $0.10. Chico’s FAS posted earnings of $0.10 per share in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year-over-year growth rate of 30%. The company is expected to announce its next earnings report on Wednesday, February 28th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Chico’s FAS will report full year earnings of $0.64 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.60 to $0.72. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the company will post earnings of $0.69 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.61 to $0.78. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover Chico’s FAS.

Chico’s FAS (NYSE:CHS) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, November 21st. The specialty retailer reported $0.13 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.13. The company had revenue of $532.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $534.77 million. Chico’s FAS had a return on equity of 13.98% and a net margin of 3.77%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 10.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.20 EPS.

CHS has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Citigroup reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price objective (down previously from $13.00) on shares of Chico’s FAS in a research report on Friday, September 1st. FBR & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 price objective (down previously from $16.00) on shares of Chico’s FAS in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Chico’s FAS in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. SunTrust Banks set a $12.00 price objective on Chico’s FAS and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Finally, B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Chico’s FAS in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Chico’s FAS has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $10.91.

Chico’s FAS (CHS) opened at $8.54 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $1,169.41, a P/E ratio of 13.66, a PEG ratio of 0.95 and a beta of 0.73. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.09, a current ratio of 1.86 and a quick ratio of 0.88. Chico’s FAS has a one year low of $6.96 and a one year high of $16.43.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 18th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 4th will be issued a $0.0825 dividend. This represents a $0.33 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.86%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 1st. Chico’s FAS’s payout ratio is 49.25%.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of CHS. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Chico’s FAS by 21.4% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 15,134,008 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $142,563,000 after purchasing an additional 2,671,543 shares in the last quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. boosted its stake in shares of Chico’s FAS by 108.4% in the 3rd quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 1,259,455 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $11,273,000 after buying an additional 654,970 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC boosted its stake in shares of Chico’s FAS by 56.8% in the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 1,738,378 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $16,376,000 after buying an additional 629,486 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in shares of Chico’s FAS by 43.5% in the 2nd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 1,991,298 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $18,757,000 after buying an additional 603,356 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Hancock Holding Co. boosted its stake in shares of Chico’s FAS by 925.2% in the 2nd quarter. Hancock Holding Co. now owns 664,360 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $6,258,000 after buying an additional 599,560 shares during the last quarter.

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Chico’s FAS Company Profile

Chico’s FAS, Inc is an omni-channel specialty retailer of women’s private branded, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates and accessories, operating under the Chico’s, White House Black Market (WHBM) and Soma brand names. The Company is also engaged in the sale of merchandise in its domestic and international retail stores.

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