Chico’s FAS Earnings: Here’s Why Investors are Selling Shares Now

Chico’s FAS Inc. (NYSE:CHS) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. The revenue miss is a negative sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are down 7.7%.

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Chico’s FAS Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share were the same at $0.32 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.32 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 3.05% to $670.7 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Chico’s FAS Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.32 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.36. It missed the average revenue estimate of $707.75 million.

Quoting Management: There was no comment from management.

Key Stats (on next page)…

EPS increased 60% from $0.20 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.38 to a profit $0.37. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $1.27 to a profit of $1.23 over the last ninety days.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)

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