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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 March 26, 2014, it operated 496 boutiques under the francesca’s name in 45 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 Executive Officer, President and Direct...
Total Annual Compensation: $386.2K
Chief Merchandising Officer and Executive Vic...
Total Annual Compensation: $288.1K
Chief Administrative Officer, Executive Vice ...
Total Annual Compensation: $240.4K
Controller and Vice President of Accounting
Total Annual Compensation: $225.3K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2012.

francescas holdings corp (FRAN) Key Developments

Francesca's Holdings Corporation Announces Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended February 1, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the First Quarter Ending May 3, 2014 and for the Full Year Ending January 31, 2015; Plans to Open New Boutiques During the First Quarter and Full Year of 2014

Francesca's Holdings Corporation announced consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year ended February 1, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of USD 92,140,000 against USD 86,700,000 a year ago. Income from operations was USD 17,585,000 against USD 24,670,000 a year ago. Income before income tax expense was USD 17,440,000 against USD 24,518,000 a year ago. Net income was USD 10,612,000 against USD 14,870,000 a year ago. Diluted earnings per common share were USD 0.25 against USD 0.33 a year ago. Comparable sales decreased 6%, as compared to a 10% increase in the prior year quarter. The decrease in comparable sales was driven by a decrease in transactions partially offset by an increase in direct-to-consumer sales of 92% versus the prior year quarter. Adjusted income from operations, which excludes USD 1.3 million in charges related to severance and litigation, was USD 18.9 million or 20.5% of net sales compared to income from operations of USD 24.7 million or 28.5% of net sales in the prior year quarter. Adjusted net income was USD 11.4 million, or USD 0.27 adjusted diluted earnings per share, which excludes severance and litigation expenses of USD 1.3 million pretax (USD 0.8 million net of tax), or USD 0.02 diluted earnings per share. For the year, the company reported net sales of USD 340,325,000 against USD 296,373,000 a year ago. Income from operations was USD 74,270,000 against USD 77,940,000 a year ago. Income before income tax expense was USD 73,890,000 against USD 77,498,000 a year ago. Net income was USD 44,839,000 against USD 47,061,000 a year ago. Diluted earnings per common share were USD 1.02 against USD 1.05 a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was USD 50,142,000 against USD 56,999,000 a year ago. Purchase of property and equipment was USD 24,633,000 against USD 23,663,000 a year ago. Comparable sales decreased 2%, as compared to a 16% increase in the prior year. Adjusted net income was USD 46.2 million or USD 1.05 adjusted diluted earnings per share, which excludes USD 0.6 million pretax charges (USD 0.6 million net of tax), or USD 0.01 diluted earnings per share, related to a secondary equity offering and USD 1.3 million pretax charges, USD 0.8 million net of tax, or USD 0.02 diluted earnings per share, related to severance and litigation. Adjusted net income for fiscal year 2012 was USD 47.9 million, or USD 1.06 adjusted diluted earnings per share, which excludes USD 0.5 million pretax charges (USD 0.5 million net of tax), or USD 0.01 diluted earnings per share, related to a secondary equity offering, USD 0.3 million pretax charges (USD 0.2 million net of tax) related to stock option acceleration expenses and USD 0.3 million pretax charges (USD 0.2 million net of tax), which had a combined increase of USD 0.02 diluted earnings per share, related to the relocation of headquarters and distribution facilities. For the first quarter ending May 3, 2014, net sales are expected to be between USD 85 million and USD 90 million assuming a high to low single digit decrease in comparable sales, which includes direct-to-consumer business. This compares to the prior year comparable sales increase of 2%. Diluted earnings per share are expected to be in the range of USD 0.20 to USD 0.24. For the full year ending January 31, 2015, net sales are expected to be in the range of USD 391 million to USD 409 million assuming a low single digit decrease to a low single digit increase in comparable sales, including direct-to-consumer business. This compares to the prior year comparable sales decrease of 2%. Diluted earnings per share are expected to be in the range of USD 1.16 to USD 1.31. This is compared to the prior year adjusted diluted earnings per share of USD 1.05, which excludes USD 0.6 million, or USD 0.01 diluted earnings per share, net of tax charge related to a secondary equity offering during the first quarter and USD 0.8 million, or USD 0.02 diluted earnings per share, net of tax charge related to severance and litigation charges during the fourth quarter. The number of average diluted shares for the full year assumed in guidance is expected to be 42.5 million which excludes the impact of potential additional share repurchases during the year. The effective tax rate is estimated to be 38.6% for both the first quarter and full year. Capital expenditures are expected to be in a range of USD 25.0 million to USD 27.0 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 expects its gross margin structure would improve. Comparable sales are expected to be in the range of low negative to low positive single-digit for 2014 fiscal year period. The company plans to open approximately 60 new boutiques during the first quarter as compared to 56 boutiques opened during the prior year quarter. The company also plans to open approximately 85 boutiques in the fiscal year 2014, as compared to 91 in fiscal 2013.

Francesca's Holdings Corporation to Report Q4, 2014 Results on Mar 26, 2014

Francesca's Holdings Corporation announced that they will report Q4, 2014 results at 9:00 AM, Eastern Standard Time on Mar 26, 2014

Francesca's Holdings Corporation, Q4 2014 Earnings Call, Mar 26, 2014

Francesca's Holdings Corporation, Q4 2014 Earnings Call, Mar 26, 2014

 

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