$179.55 Million in Sales Expected for J.Jill Inc (JILL) This Quarter

Analysts expect J.Jill Inc (NYSE:JILL) to post $179.55 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have provided estimates for J.Jill’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $178.80 million to $180.30 million. J.Jill reported sales of $181.54 million in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year over year growth rate of 1.1%. The company is scheduled to announce its next earnings report on Thursday, May 30th.

On average, analysts expect that J.Jill will report full-year sales of $714.68 million for the current year, with estimates ranging from $705.00 million to $729.63 million. For the next financial year, analysts anticipate that the business will post sales of $731.34 million, with estimates ranging from $722.00 million to $749.80 million. Zacks Investment Research’s sales calculations are an average based on a survey of analysts that follow J.Jill.

J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, March 6th. The specialty retailer reported $0.05 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.03 by $0.02. J.Jill had a net margin of 4.32% and a return on equity of 15.56%. The company had revenue of $170.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $170.91 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.13 EPS. J.Jill’s revenue for the quarter was down 9.4% on a year-over-year basis.

Several equities analysts have issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine cut shares of J.Jill from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, April 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of J.Jill from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $6.75 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, January 22nd. Finally, TheStreet upgraded shares of J.Jill from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 6th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $7.29.

In other J.Jill news, insider David Biese sold 171,429 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $6.85, for a total transaction of $1,174,288.65. Following the sale, the insider now owns 362,329 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,481,953.65. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 9.10% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in JILL. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in J.Jill by 108.3% during the 3rd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 757,178 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $4,679,000 after acquiring an additional 393,668 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC purchased a new stake in J.Jill during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $440,000. AQR Capital Management LLC grew its holdings in J.Jill by 914.6% during the 3rd quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 357,157 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $2,207,000 after buying an additional 321,954 shares in the last quarter. Marshall Wace LLP purchased a new stake in J.Jill during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $414,000. Finally, First Quadrant L P CA grew its holdings in J.Jill by 495.2% during the 4th quarter. First Quadrant L P CA now owns 64,952 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $346,000 after buying an additional 54,039 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 25.22% of the company’s stock.

JILL stock traded down $0.07 during trading on Monday, hitting $4.54. 431,861 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 496,350. J.Jill has a 1 year low of $4.50 and a 1 year high of $9.62. The company has a market capitalization of $207.30 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.31, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.67 and a beta of 1.88. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.11, a quick ratio of 0.95 and a current ratio of 1.70.

J.Jill Company Profile

J.Jill, Inc operates as an omnichannel retailer for 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.

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