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Francesca's Holdings Corp. (FRAN)

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  • Tue, Aug. 18, 10:47 AM
    • Francesca's Holdings (FRAN -6.7%) trades sharply lower after the company announced the resignation of its CMO.
    • Though the exec resigned without any controversy and will stay on until November to help with the transition, continual board and management upheaval at the retailer has investors skittish.
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  • Wed, Jun. 10, 9:15 AM
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  • Wed, Jun. 10, 7:51 AM
    • Francesca's (NASDAQ:FRAN) reports comparable-store sales fell 2% in Q1.
    • Direct-to-consumer sales increased 19% driven by increased traffic and conversion rates.
    • Merchandise category sales: Apparel: $48.17M (+8%); Jewelry: $21.97M (+20%); Accessories: $15.38M (+9%); Gifts: $9.84M (+17%).
    • Gross margin rate declined 170 bps to 47.3%.
    • Adjusted operating margin rate decreased 390 bps to 12.5%.
    • Inventory +9.1% Y/Y to $31.4M.
    • Boutique count +76 Y/Y to 589.
    • Q2 Guidance: Net sales: $104M to $107M; Comparable-store sales: mid to low single digit decrease; EPS: $0.20 to $0.23; New boutiques: 20.
    • FY2015 Guidance: Net sales: $412M to $424M; Comparable-store sales: flat to a low single digit decrease; EPS: $0.81 to $0.90; Shares outstanding: 42.4M; Tax rate: 38.1%; Capital expenditure: $30M to $32M;  New boutiques: 80 to 85.

    | Wed, Jun. 10, 7:51 AM | Comment!
  • Thu, Mar. 26, 1:05 PM
    • Francesca's (FRAN +4%) trades higher with some retail analysts warming up to the retailer after it turned its first earnings beat in eight quarters.
    • Goldman Sachs upgrades the stock to a Neutral rating from Sell.
    • Nomura lifts its price target on the Buy-rated stock to $19.
    • Previously: Francesca's beats by $0.01, beats on revenue (Mar. 25 2015)
    • Previously: More on Francesca's Q4 (Mar. 25 2015)
    | Thu, Mar. 26, 1:05 PM | Comment!
  • Wed, Mar. 25, 8:14 AM
    • Francesca's (NASDAQ:FRAN) reports comparable-store sales rose 1.0% in Q4.
    • Direct-to-consumer sales increased 42.0% in the quarter.
    • Gross margin rate declined 490 bps to 45.7%.
    • Adjusted operating margin rate -620 bps to 14.3%.
    • Inventory -3.30% Y/Y to $23.80M.
    • Boutique count +88 Y/Y to 539.
    • FQ1 Guidance: Net sales: $93M to $96M; Comparable-store sales: low single digit decrease; EPS: $0.15 to $0.18; New boutiques: 51.
      FY2015 Guidance: Net sales: $412M to $424M; Comparable-store sales: flat to a low single digit decrease; EPS: $0.81 to $0.90; Shares outstanding: 42.4M; Tax rate: 38.1%; Capital expenditure: $30M to $32M;  New boutiques: 85.
    • FRAN +0.95% premarket.
    | Wed, Mar. 25, 8:14 AM | Comment!
  • Mon, Mar. 16, 12:15 PM
    • Francesca's (FRAN +5.5%) rallies after Janney Montgomery Scott upgrades the specialty retailer to a Buy rating from Neutral.
    • The investment firm sets a $20 price target on shares.
    • Francesca's is due to release Q4 earnings on March 25 with analysts expecting revenue of $103.8M and EPS of $0.20 vs. Francesca's recent guidance for sales of $103M-$105M and EPS of $0.17 to $0.20.
    | Mon, Mar. 16, 12:15 PM | Comment!
  • Dec. 10, 2014, 8:25 AM
    • Francesca's (NASDAQ:FRAN) reports comparable-store sales fell 6.0% in Q3.
    • Direct-to-consumer sales increased 53.0% in the quarter.
    • Gross margin rate declined 340 bps to 47.28%
    • Inventory +15.63% Y/Y to $35.43M.
    • Boutique count +91 Y/Y to 538.
    • Q4 Guidance: Net sales: $96M to $102M (+4% to +11%); Comparable-store sales: -5.0% to -10.0%; EPS: $0.13 to $0.19; Tax rate: 38.0%.
      FY2015 Guidance: Net sales: $366M to $372M (+8% to +9%); Comparable-store sales: -6.0% to -8.0%; EPS: $0.75 to $0.81; Shares outstanding: 42.4M; Tax rate: 37.6%; Capital expenditure: $25.5M to $26.5M.
    • FRAN -2.58% premarket.
    | Dec. 10, 2014, 8:25 AM | Comment!
  • Dec. 5, 2014, 12:50 PM
    | Dec. 5, 2014, 12:50 PM | 2 Comments
  • Dec. 5, 2014, 8:40 AM
    • Francesca's Holdings (NASDAQ:FRAN) names Michael Barnes as its new CEO, effective immediately.
    • Barnes served previously as CEO at Signet Jewelers.
    • In an early look at FQ3 results, Francesca's says it churned up sales of $87M on a 6% drop in comps. EPS of $0.17 at the low end of its guidance is expected.
    • FRAN +7.4% premarket.
    | Dec. 5, 2014, 8:40 AM | Comment!
  • Sep. 9, 2014, 9:24 AM
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  • Jun. 10, 2014, 12:46 PM
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  • Apr. 17, 2014, 5:38 PM
    • Top gainers, as of 5:15 p.m.: AMD +5.7%. MACK +4.0%. M +3.2%. FRAN +3.2%. PBCT +2.7%.
    • Top losers, as of 5:15 p.m.: TPLM -9.2%. KNL -8.0%. MPO -6.9%. ACTG -6.2%. PVTB -5.8%.
    | Apr. 17, 2014, 5:38 PM | 1 Comment
  • Mar. 26, 2014, 12:46 PM
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  • Mar. 26, 2014, 9:14 AM
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  • Mar. 25, 2014, 5:37 PM
    • Top gainers, as of 5:15 p.m.: FIVE +14.0%. OCN +8.2%. FRAN +4.8%. ICOL +4.2%. CYCC +4.1%.
    • Top losers, as of 5:15 p.m.: GCA -10.5%. IGT -8.6%. LNDC -4.0%. CDW -3.5%. GTT -3.1%.
    | Mar. 25, 2014, 5:37 PM | Comment!
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Company Description
Francescas Holdings Corp operates a chain of retail boutiques selling apparel, jewelry, accessories and gifts.
Sector: Services
Industry: Apparel Stores
Country: United States