J.Jill Inc (JILL) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $166.96 Million

Equities research analysts forecast that J.Jill Inc (NYSE:JILL) will report sales of $166.96 million for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Four analysts have provided estimates for J.Jill’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $165.13 million to $170.00 million. J.Jill posted sales of $161.98 million during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 3.1%. The company is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Tuesday, December 4th.

On average, analysts expect that J.Jill will report full year sales of $702.63 million for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $697.60 million to $718.00 million. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the firm will report sales of $722.38 million, with estimates ranging from $705.70 million to $756.00 million. Zacks’ sales calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that cover J.Jill.

J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 21st. The specialty retailer reported $0.24 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $179.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $178.46 million. J.Jill had a return on equity of 18.90% and a net margin of 8.02%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down .9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.29 EPS.

A number of analysts have recently commented on JILL shares. Deutsche Bank lowered their price target on J.Jill from $10.00 to $9.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, August 22nd. TheStreet cut J.Jill from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Monday, September 10th. Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on J.Jill from $8.00 to $7.50 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, August 22nd. Zacks Investment Research raised J.Jill from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 24th. Finally, Cowen cut J.Jill from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 21st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $7.07.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in JILL. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in J.Jill by 1,106.4% during the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 363,510 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $3,395,000 after purchasing an additional 333,379 shares in the last quarter. Spark Investment Management LLC bought a new stake in J.Jill during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $3,104,000. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in J.Jill by 44.0% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 985,440 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $9,203,000 after purchasing an additional 301,323 shares in the last quarter. Mackay Shields LLC increased its stake in J.Jill by 245.3% during the 2nd quarter. Mackay Shields LLC now owns 196,800 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $1,838,000 after purchasing an additional 139,800 shares in the last quarter. Finally, GSA Capital Partners LLP increased its stake in J.Jill by 534.6% during the 2nd quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 130,100 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $1,215,000 after purchasing an additional 109,600 shares in the last quarter. 23.29% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of JILL stock opened at $5.42 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.18, a current ratio of 1.65 and a quick ratio of 0.98. The stock has a market capitalization of $235.80 million, a PE ratio of 6.86, a P/E/G ratio of 0.73 and a beta of 2.23. J.Jill has a one year low of $4.17 and a one year high of $9.62.

About J.Jill

J.Jill, Inc operates as an Omni channel retailer women's apparel under the J.Jill brand name in the United States. The company offers knit and woven tops, bottoms, and dresses, as well as sweaters and outerwear; and complementary footwear and accessories, including scarves, jewelry, and hosiery for misses, petites, and women.

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