September 23, 2014 2:45 PM ET

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Company Overview of Francesca's Holdings Corporation

Company Overview

Francesca's Holdings Corporation, through its subsidiary, Francesca’s Collections, Inc., operates a chain of retail boutiques. The company offers a selection of fashion apparel, jewelry, accessories, and gifts primarily for women between the ages of 18 and 35. Its apparel products comprise dresses, fashion tops, sweaters, cardigans and wraps, bottoms, outerwear and jackets, tees and tanks, and intimates; and jewelry includes necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings. The company’s accessories comprise handbags, clutches, wallets, shoes, belts, hats, scarves, sunglasses, watches, and hair accessories; and gifts include fragrance, candles, bath and body, home accessories, books, wall art, nail...

8760 Clay Road

Houston, TX 77080

United States

Founded in 1999

1,035 Employees

Phone:

713-864-1358

Fax:

713-426-2751

Key Executives for Francesca's Holdings Corporation

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 57
Total Annual Compensation: $550.0K
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 52
Total Annual Compensation: $316.3K
Chief Merchandising Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 42
Total Annual Compensation: $350.0K
Chief Administrative Officer
Age: 53
Total Annual Compensation: $350.0K
Controller and Vice President of Accounting
Age: 42
Total Annual Compensation: $184.6K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

Francesca's Holdings Corporation Key Developments

Francesca's Holdings Corporation Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended August 2, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Third Quarter Ending November 1, 2014 and Full Year Ending January 31, 2015; Plans to Open New Boutiques in Third Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014

Francesca's Holdings Corporation reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended August 2, 2014. For the quarter, Net Sales were $97.319 million against $89.566 million a year ago. Income from operations was $16.662 million against $24.073 million a year ago. Income before income tax expense was $16.549 million against $24.077 million a year ago. Net income was $10.307 million or $0.24 per diluted share against $14.619 million or $0.33 per diluted share a year ago. For the six months, Net Sales were $182.743 million against $168.554 million a year ago. Income from operations was $30.682 million against $42.094 million a year ago. Income before income tax expense was $30.451 million against $42.065 million a year ago. Net income was $18.867 million or $0.45 per diluted share against $25.556 million or $0.57 per diluted share a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $24.283 million against $20.105 million a year ago. Purchase of property and equipment was $13.759 million against $11.622 million a year ago. For the third quarter ending November 1, 2014, net sales are expected to be between $87.0 million and $92.0 million assuming a mid- to low-single digit decrease in comparable sales. This compares to the prior year comparable sales decrease of 3% versus the third quarter of 2012. Diluted earnings per share are expected to be in the range of $0.17 to $0.22. The effective tax rate is estimated to be 38.2%. For the full year ending January 31, 2015, net sales are now expected to be in the range of $373.0 million to $383.0 million assuming a mid- to low-single digit decrease in comparable sales. Diluted earnings per share are now expected to be in the range of $0.88 to $0.98. The effective tax rate is estimated to be 38.2%. Capital expenditures are now expected to be in the range of $25.5 million to $27.5 million which will be primarily spent on boutique openings and remodels, as well as investments in merchandising and direct-to-consumer information technology systems. The company plans to open 13 new boutiques during the third quarter as compared to 10 boutiques opened during the prior year quarter. The company plans to open approximately 88 boutiques in the fiscal year 2014.

Francesca's Holdings Corporation to Report Q2, 2015 Results on Sep 09, 2014

Francesca's Holdings Corporation announced that they will report Q2, 2015 results at 9:00 AM, Eastern Standard Time on Sep 09, 2014

Francesca's Holdings Corporation, Q2 2015 Earnings Call, Sep 09, 2014

Francesca's Holdings Corporation, Q2 2015 Earnings Call, Sep 09, 2014

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