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$16.66
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$16.63
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$16.75
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$16.23
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01/10/14 - $22.60
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11/4/14 - $11.02
Market Cap
695.4M
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$0.92
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42.3M
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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 polish, and miscellaneous items. As of December 10, 2014, it operated 538 boutiques in 47 states and the District of Columbia. The company also sells its products through its Website at francescas.com. Francesca's Holdings Corporation was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

1,035 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/28/14
Founded in 1999

francescas holdings corp (FRAN) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting...
Total Annual Compensation: $316.3K
Chief Merchandising Officer and Executive Vic...
Total Annual Compensation: $350.0K
Chief Administrative Officer, Executive Vice ...
Total Annual Compensation: $350.0K
Controller and Vice President of Accounting
Total Annual Compensation: $184.6K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

francescas holdings corp (FRAN) Key Developments

Francesca's Holdings Corporation Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months ended November 1, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ending January 31, 2015; Plans to Open New Boutique

Francesca's Holdings Corporation reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended November 1, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of USD 87,110,000 against USD 79,632,000 a year ago. Income from operations was USD 11,375,000 against USD 14,591,000 a year ago. Income before income tax expense was USD 11,300,000 against USD 14,385,000 a year ago. Net income was USD 7,270,000 or USD 0.17 per diluted share against USD 8,671,000 or USD 0.20 per diluted share a year ago. The increase in third quarter sales was driven by 92 new boutiques opened since the end of the third quarter last year. For the nine months, the company reported net sales of USD 269,853,000 against USD 248,185,000 a year ago. Income from operations was USD 42,057,000 against USD 56,685,000 a year ago. Income before income tax expense was USD 41,751,000 against USD 56,450,000 a year ago. Net income was USD 26,137,000 or USD 0.62 per diluted share against USD 34,227,000 or USD 0.77 per diluted share a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was USD 30,816,000 against USD 26,624,000 a year ago. Purchase of property and equipment was USD 16,785,000 against USD 15,646,000 a year ago. Direct-to-consumer sales were up 76% over the comparable period of the prior year primarily due to increased traffic. For the fourth quarter ending January 31, 2015, net sales are expected to increase 4% to 11% and be in the range of USD 96 million and USD 102 million; which also assumes a 5% to 10% decrease in comparable sales. This compares to the prior year comparable sales decrease of 6% versus the fourth quarter of 2012. Diluted earnings per share are expected to be in the range of USD 0.13 to USD 0.19 excluding any charges related to the CEO transition implemented earlier this month. For the full year ending January 31, 2015, net sales are now expected to increase 8% to 9% and be in the range of USD 366 million and USD 372 million; which also assumes a 6% to 8% decrease in comparable sales compared to a prior year comparable sales decrease of 2%. The Company expects to open 88 boutiques in fiscal year 2014, with one boutique to be opened in the fourth quarter. This compares to 91 new boutiques opened in fiscal year 2013, with five boutiques opened in the fourth quarter. Diluted earnings per share are now expected to be in the range of USD 0.75 to USD 0.81 excluding any charges related to the CEO transition. The effective tax rate is estimated to be 38.0% for the fourth quarter and 37.6% for the full year. Capital expenditures for fiscal year 2014 are now expected to be in the range of USD 25.5 million to USD 26.5 million which have been 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 one new boutique during the fourth quarter.

Francesca's Holdings Corporation Announces Management Changes

Francesca's Holdings Corporation announced that Michael W. Barnes has been named Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. He succeeds Neill Davis, who has resigned as President, CEO and a Director. Greg Brenneman, Chairman of the Board since 2010, has been named Lead Director. Mr. Barnes joins francesca's after serving as Chief Executive Officer of Signet Jewelers Ltd. since 2011.

Francesca's Holdings Corporation Announces Preliminary Earnings Results for Its Fiscal Third Quarter Ended November 1, 2014

Francesca's Holdings Corporation announced preliminary earnings results for its fiscal third quarter ended November 1, 2014. Consistent with the lower end of its guidance, the company expects net sales of approximately $87 million, a comparable sales decrease of 6%, and diluted earnings per share of $0.17.

 

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