Brokerages expect that Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS) will post $128.63 million in sales for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Four analysts have issued estimates for Nautilus’ earnings. The highest sales estimate is $130.30 million and the lowest is $127.80 million. Nautilus posted sales of $125.76 million during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 2.3%. The company is expected to issue its next earnings results on Tuesday, February 20th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Nautilus will report full-year sales of $128.63 million for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $406.20 million to $408.70 million. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the firm will report sales of $430.64 million per share, with estimates ranging from $421.13 million to $441.72 million. Zacks’ sales calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that cover Nautilus.

Nautilus (NYSE:NLS) last posted its earnings results on Monday, October 30th. The specialty retailer reported $0.27 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.24 by $0.03. Nautilus had a return on equity of 18.54% and a net margin of 7.28%. The company had revenue of $88.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $92.29 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.16 earnings per share. Nautilus’s revenue was up 9.0% on a year-over-year basis.

A number of research firms have weighed in on NLS. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $22.00 target price on shares of Nautilus in a report on Sunday, September 10th. Imperial Capital downgraded Nautilus from an “outperform” rating to an “in-line” rating and lowered their target price for the company from $20.00 to $14.00 in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. SunTrust Banks downgraded Nautilus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $16.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. TheStreet downgraded Nautilus from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Nautilus from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Nautilus presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $18.96.

Nautilus (NYSE:NLS) opened at $13.85 on Wednesday. Nautilus has a 1-year low of $12.25 and a 1-year high of $19.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20, a current ratio of 2.02 and a quick ratio of 1.38. The firm has a market capitalization of $422.22, a PE ratio of 14.58, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.50 and a beta of 2.12.

In related news, SVP Wayne M. Bolio sold 16,190 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.84, for a total transaction of $207,879.60. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 60,189 shares in the company, valued at $772,826.76. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CEO Bruce M. Cazenave sold 5,350 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.66, for a total value of $67,731.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 372,876 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,720,610.16. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 37,240 shares of company stock worth $487,308 in the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 3.70% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Eagle Asset Management Inc. grew its holdings in Nautilus by 2.7% during the 3rd quarter. Eagle Asset Management Inc. now owns 420,956 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $7,261,000 after buying an additional 10,879 shares in the last quarter. Northpointe Capital LLC grew its holdings in Nautilus by 12.1% during the 3rd quarter. Northpointe Capital LLC now owns 1,015,661 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $17,165,000 after buying an additional 109,799 shares in the last quarter. Wasatch Advisors Inc. grew its holdings in Nautilus by 10.0% during the 2nd quarter. Wasatch Advisors Inc. now owns 110,000 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $2,107,000 after buying an additional 10,000 shares in the last quarter. AHL Partners LLP purchased a new position in Nautilus during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $304,000. Finally, Stifel Financial Corp grew its holdings in Nautilus by 35.9% during the 3rd quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 686,208 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $11,627,000 after buying an additional 181,156 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 97.86% of the company’s stock.

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About Nautilus

Nautilus, Inc is a consumer fitness products company. The Company operates through two segments: Direct and Retail. Its principal business activities include designing, developing, sourcing and marketing of cardio and strength fitness products and related accessories for consumer use, primarily in the United States and Canada, but also in international markets outside North America.

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