Chico’s Fas Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Chico’s Fas (NYSE:CHS) will report earnings before markets open on Wednesday, May 29th. Chico’s FAS, Inc. sells private label women’s casual clothing and related accessories. The Company’s clothing includes tops, pants, shorts, skirts, and dresses. Chico’s owns and operates stores throughout the United States.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Chico’s Fas Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.36 per share on revenues of $707.75 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 18.06.

Analyst Trends:

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 is a profit of $1.23, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Chico’s Fas has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 1,582 1,713 1,905 2,196 2,581
Diluted EPS ($) -0.11 0.39 0.64 0.82 1.08

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Apr. 30, 2012 Jul. 31, 2012 Oct. 31, 2012 Jan. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 650.82 641.72 636.66 651.85
Diluted EPS ($) 0.32 0.32 0.25 0.19

Past Performance:
Chico’s Fas has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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