J.Jill (JILL) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.04 EPS
J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The specialty retailer reported $0.13 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.04, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $162.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $156.20 million. J.Jill had a return on equity of 24.48% and a net margin of 4.15%. The business’s revenue was up 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year. J.Jill updated its Q4 guidance to $0.06-0.08 EPS.
J.Jill (JILL) opened at $6.86 on Thursday. The firm has a market capitalization of $301.42 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.31. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.70, a quick ratio of 0.55 and a current ratio of 1.29. J.Jill has a twelve month low of $4.74 and a twelve month high of $14.40.
An institutional investor recently bought a new position in J.Jill stock. California State Teachers Retirement System purchased a new stake in shares of J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE:JILL) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 20,900 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock, valued at approximately $257,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 31.30% of the company’s stock.
Several analysts recently weighed in on JILL shares. SunTrust Banks downgraded J.Jill from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Royal Bank Of Canada lowered their price objective on J.Jill from $16.00 to $14.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, August 30th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $17.00 price objective on shares of J.Jill in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. Zacks Investment Research cut J.Jill from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Morgan Stanley cut J.Jill from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $15.00.
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J.Jill Company Profile
J.Jill, Inc (J.Jill) operates as a specialty retailer in the women’s apparel industry. J.Jill is a women’s apparel brand focused on customer in the 40-65 age segment. The Company operates an integrated omni-channel platform that is diversified across its retail stores, Website and catalogs.
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