Research Analysts Offer Predictions for Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc’s FY2018 Earnings (BBW)

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc (NYSE:BBW) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Group lowered their FY2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Build-A-Bear Workshop in a report released on Tuesday. Jefferies Group analyst S. Wissink now expects that the specialty retailer will post earnings per share of $0.66 for the year, down from their previous forecast of $0.67. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Build-A-Bear Workshop’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.39 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.46 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.86 EPS.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The specialty retailer reported $0.09 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.10 by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $82.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $85.61 million. Build-A-Bear Workshop had a return on equity of 6.33% and a net margin of 0.83%. The company’s revenue was down 1.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.11 EPS.

A number of other equities research analysts have also weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Dougherty & Co lowered Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. Build-A-Bear Workshop currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $11.67.

Shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) traded down $0.05 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $8.25. The company had a trading volume of 119,685 shares, compared to its average volume of 168,293. The company has a market cap of $132.12, a price-to-earnings ratio of 45.84, a P/E/G ratio of 0.81 and a beta of -0.17. Build-A-Bear Workshop has a twelve month low of $7.25 and a twelve month high of $13.50.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Macquarie Group Ltd. bought a new stake in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop in the 3rd quarter valued at about $291,000. Point72 Asset Management L.P. boosted its position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 2.1% during the 3rd quarter. Point72 Asset Management L.P. now owns 2,534,676 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $23,192,000 after purchasing an additional 51,000 shares in the last quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop during the 2nd quarter valued at about $361,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 1.2% during the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,348,330 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $14,090,000 after purchasing an additional 16,237 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd boosted its position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 200.2% during the 2nd quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd now owns 36,342 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $380,000 after purchasing an additional 24,235 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 70.60% of the company’s stock.

In related news, major shareholder Point72 Asset Management, L.P. purchased 10,300 shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 8th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $7.36 per share, for a total transaction of $75,808.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders acquired a total of 424,149 shares of company stock worth $3,829,450 in the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 17.50% of the company’s stock.

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Build-A-Bear Workshop Company Profile

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc is primarily a specialty retailer offering a make your own stuffed animal interactive retail-entertainment experience. The Company’s segments include direct-to-consumer (DTC), international franchising and commercial. The DTC segment includes the activities of Company-owned stores in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Denmark, and other retail delivery operations, including its e-commerce sites and temporary stores.

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