ANN Earnings Preview

ANN (NYS: ANN) will try to beat its earnings estimates for the fifth consecutive quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Friday, March 9. ANN offers a range of career and casual separates, dresses, tops, weekend wear, shoes, and accessories to provide modern styles that are versatile across all occasions and needs.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts are bullish on this stock with eight analysts rating it as a buy and only two rating it as a sell. Analysts don't like ANN as much as competitor bebe stores overall. While analysts still rate the stock a hold, they are a little more optimistic about it compared to three months ago.

  • Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $566.9 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 10% from the year-ago quarter.

  • Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.08 per share. Estimates range from $0.03 to $0.09.

What our community says:
The majority of CAPS All-Stars see ANN as a good bet, with 75% assigning it an "outperform" rating. The majority of the Fools agree with the All-Stars, with 67.4% giving it an "outperform" rating. ANN's bearish CAPS rating of one out of five stars falls short of the Fool community sentiment.

ANN's profit has risen year over year by an average of 4,858.4% over the past five quarters. Revenue has now gone up for three straight quarters.

Now let's get some insight into how efficient management is at running the business. Margins are a representation of how efficiently a company captures portions of sales dollars. For four quarters in a row, the company has seen increases in net margins year-over-year. Net margins reflect what percentage of revenue becomes profit. See how ANN has been doing for the last four quarters:






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