J.Jill Inc (JILL) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $178.56 Million

Wall Street analysts expect J.Jill Inc (NYSE:JILL) to announce $178.56 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Four analysts have made estimates for J.Jill’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $176.35 million and the highest estimate coming in at $180.70 million. J.Jill posted sales of $181.37 million in the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year-over-year growth rate of 1.5%. The firm is expected to issue its next earnings results on Tuesday, September 4th.

On average, analysts expect that J.Jill will report full-year sales of $713.57 million for the current financial year, with estimates ranging from $700.55 million to $726.00 million. For the next year, analysts forecast that the business will report sales of $739.48 million per share, with estimates ranging from $702.59 million to $765.00 million. Zacks Investment Research’s sales calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that that provide coverage for J.Jill.

J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 31st. The specialty retailer reported $0.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.19 by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $181.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $160.70 million. J.Jill had a net margin of 8.21% and a return on equity of 21.84%. The business’s revenue was up 9.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.24 earnings per share.

JILL has been the topic of several analyst reports. ValuEngine cut shares of J.Jill from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of J.Jill from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 15th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded shares of J.Jill from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a report on Thursday, June 21st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $7.57.

Shares of NYSE JILL traded down $0.11 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $8.25. 282,631 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 563,764. J.Jill has a 1-year low of $4.17 and a 1-year high of $12.45. The stock has a market capitalization of $362.35 million, a P/E ratio of 10.44, a P/E/G ratio of 0.99 and a beta of 3.92. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.25, a current ratio of 1.49 and a quick ratio of 0.65.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. First Quadrant L P CA purchased a new position in J.Jill during the second quarter worth about $102,000. California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its holdings in J.Jill by 23.3% during the first quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 61,665 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $273,000 after purchasing an additional 11,665 shares during the last quarter. Two Sigma Advisers LP purchased a new position in J.Jill during the fourth quarter worth about $100,000. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its position in J.Jill by 34.1% in the first quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 55,441 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $246,000 after acquiring an additional 14,104 shares during the period. Finally, Northern Trust Corp raised its position in J.Jill by 11.2% in the first quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 145,031 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $641,000 after acquiring an additional 14,568 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 17.71% of the company’s stock.

J.Jill Company Profile

J.Jill, Inc operates as an Omni channel retailer women's apparel under the J.Jill brand name in the United States. The company offers knit and woven tops, bottoms, and dresses, as well as sweaters and outerwear; and complementary footwear and accessories, including scarves, jewelry, and hosiery for misses, petites, and women.

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