Zacks: Analysts Expect J.Jill Inc (JILL) to Post $0.02 Earnings Per Share

Wall Street brokerages expect J.Jill Inc (NYSE:JILL) to post earnings of $0.02 per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Three analysts have issued estimates for J.Jill’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.03 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.02. J.Jill posted earnings per share of $0.13 in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year-over-year growth rate of 84.6%. The company is expected to report its next earnings results on Thursday, March 21st.

On average, analysts expect that J.Jill will report full-year earnings of $0.67 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.55 to $0.70. For the next year, analysts forecast that the business will post earnings of $0.74 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.66 to $0.80. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that follow J.Jill.

J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 28th. The specialty retailer reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.06. J.Jill had a return on equity of 18.02% and a net margin of 7.98%. The company had revenue of $174.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $165.64 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.13 EPS. J.Jill’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.5% compared to the same quarter last year.

Several research firms have issued reports on JILL. Zacks Investment Research downgraded J.Jill from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, February 2nd. Wells Fargo & Co dropped their price objective on J.Jill from $7.00 to $6.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 2nd. Morgan Stanley dropped their price objective on J.Jill from $7.50 to $7.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, November 29th. Jefferies Financial Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $9.00 price objective on shares of J.Jill in a report on Thursday, November 15th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded J.Jill from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 31st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $6.86.

JILL stock traded up $0.02 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $5.92. 200 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 257,700. The company has a quick ratio of 0.91, a current ratio of 1.69 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.13. J.Jill has a 12-month low of $4.17 and a 12-month high of $9.62. The company has a market capitalization of $257.68 million, a PE ratio of 7.46, a P/E/G ratio of 0.79 and a beta of 1.91.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of JILL. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its holdings in shares of J.Jill by 21.5% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 128,109 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $1,197,000 after acquiring an additional 22,700 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings in shares of J.Jill by 44.0% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 985,440 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $9,203,000 after acquiring an additional 301,323 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its holdings in shares of J.Jill by 1,106.4% in the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 363,510 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $3,395,000 after acquiring an additional 333,379 shares during the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp increased its holdings in shares of J.Jill by 7.9% in the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 156,547 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $1,462,000 after acquiring an additional 11,516 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Strs Ohio grew its stake in J.Jill by 64.7% during the 3rd quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 103,600 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $640,000 after buying an additional 40,700 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 23.99% of the company’s stock.

J.Jill Company Profile

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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