Brokerages expect that Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) will report $1.00 earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Four analysts have provided estimates for Edgewell Personal Care’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.99 and the highest estimate coming in at $1.00. Edgewell Personal Care posted earnings of $1.31 per share in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year-over-year growth rate of 23.7%. The firm is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, May 2nd.
According to Zacks, analysts expect that Edgewell Personal Care will report full year earnings of $3.40 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.32 to $3.44. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the company will report earnings of $3.58 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.47 to $3.72. Zacks’ EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that that provide coverage for Edgewell Personal Care.
Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 7th. The company reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.22 by $0.15. Edgewell Personal Care had a net margin of 4.33% and a return on equity of 11.57%. The firm had revenue of $457.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $445.53 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.20 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year.
EPC opened at $43.40 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65, a current ratio of 1.46 and a quick ratio of 0.87. Edgewell Personal Care has a 52 week low of $35.85 and a 52 week high of $59.16. The firm has a market cap of $2.35 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.33, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.77 and a beta of 0.69.
Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in EPC. Renaissance Technologies LLC bought a new position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care during the third quarter worth $4,910,000. Deutsche Bank AG boosted its position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 32.6% during the third quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 353,425 shares of the company’s stock worth $16,334,000 after purchasing an additional 86,954 shares in the last quarter. Jane Street Group LLC bought a new stake in Edgewell Personal Care in the 3rd quarter valued at $423,000. Man Group plc lifted its position in Edgewell Personal Care by 124.9% in the 3rd quarter. Man Group plc now owns 26,396 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,220,000 after acquiring an additional 14,658 shares in the last quarter. Finally, MetLife Investment Advisors LLC lifted its position in Edgewell Personal Care by 21.6% in the 3rd quarter. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC now owns 71,285 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,296,000 after acquiring an additional 12,678 shares in the last quarter. 97.12% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
About Edgewell Personal Care
Edgewell Personal Care Company is a manufacturer and marketer of personal care products in the wet shave, sun and skin care, feminine care and infant care categories. As of September 30, 2016, the Company had a portfolio of over 25 brands. It manages its business in four segments: Wet Shave, Sun and Skin Care, Feminine Care and All Other.
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