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$20.40
Previous Close
$20.34
Day High
$20.60
Day Low
$19.97
52 Week High
05/8/14 - $30.00
52 Week Low
09/12/13 - $17.27
Market Cap
834.9M
Average Volume 10 Days
315.3K
EPS TTM
$1.45
Shares Outstanding
40.7M
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14.1x
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vera bradley inc (VRA) Details

Vera Bradley, Inc., through its subsidiaries, designs, produces, markets, and retails functional accessories for women. Its products include handbags; totes and specialty bags, including crossbodies, baby bags, backpacks, and laptop portfolios; technology accessories and fashion accessories, such as wallets, wristlets, eyeglass cases, cosmetics cases, and paper and gift products; and travel and leisure products comprising duffel bags, garment bags, rolling luggage, and travel accessories, such as travel cosmetic cases. The company sells its products under the Vera Bradley brand to approximately 3,100 specialty retailers located in the United States, as well as department stores and third party e-commerce sites. As of February 1, 2014, it sold Vera Bradley products through its 84 full-price and 15 outlet stores in the United States; 13 department store locations in Japan; its Websites, verabradley.com and verabradley.co.jp; and its annual outlet in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Vera Bradley, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

2,900 Employees
Last Reported Date: 04/2/14
Founded in 1982

vera bradley inc (VRA) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Direct...
Total Annual Compensation: $173.1K
Co-Founder, Chief Creative Officer and Direct...
Total Annual Compensation: $465.9K
Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Off...
Total Annual Compensation: $244.2K
Executive Vice President of Strategy & Operat...
Total Annual Compensation: $351.6K
Executive Vice President of Design
Total Annual Compensation: $418.3K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

vera bradley inc (VRA) Key Developments

Vera Bradley, Inc. Appoints Angel Ilagan as Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Effective from July 21, 2014

Vera Bradley, Inc. announced that Angel Ilagan has been named Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer. He will join the company on July 21, 2014. Since 2010, Ilagan has served as Chief Marketing Officer/Vice President, Marketing, Americas for Pandora Jewelry, where he oversees consumer advertising, promotions, marketing research, public relations, co-op advertising, web management, customer relationship management (CRM) and social media management. His additional global responsibilities at Pandora include branding, strategic marketing and e-commerce content. During his tenure at Pandora, execution of his comprehensive marketing plan has resulted in substantially increased brand awareness, meaningfully higher male gift purchasing, expanded customer reach, and higher customer satisfaction. Prior to Pandora, Ilagan held key marketing roles of increasing responsibility with several well-known consumer products companies including Newell Rubbermaid, Bristol-Myers Squibb, McCormick, Conagra and General Mills. In this new position, Ilagan will be responsible for leveraging the Vera Bradley brand and developing and executing marketing strategies and initiatives that will increase brand awareness and revenues across all of the company's channels.

Vera Bradley Plans to Discontinue the Operations of its Existing 13 Retail Locations in Japan in the Third Quarter of Fiscal 2015

Vera Bradley plans to discontinue the operations of its existing 13 retail locations in Japan in its third quarter of fiscal 2015.

Vera Bradley, Inc. Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended May 3, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Second Quarter and Full Year of Fiscal 2015

Vera Bradley, Inc. announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended May 3, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported net revenues of $113,461,000 against $123,033,000 a year ago. Operating income was $10,790,000 against $15,190,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes was $10,710,000 against $15,049,000 a year ago. Net income was $6,567,000 against $9,189,000 a year ago. Diluted per share was $0.16 against $0.23 a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $26,957,000 against $14,879,000 a year ago. Purchases of property, plant, and equipment were $4,040,000 against $5,811,000 a year ago. Net capital spending for the quarter totaled $7.1 million. The company provided earnings guidance for the second quarter and fiscal year 2015. For the quarter, the company expects net revenues to be in the range of $113 million to $120 million, the gross margin rate to range from 53.5% to 54.0%. Diluted earnings per share to be in the range of $0.18 to $0.20, based on diluted weighted-average shares outstanding of 40.7 million and an effective tax rate of 40.0%. For fiscal 2015, the company expects net revenues to be in the range of $510 million to $530 million. The gross margin rate to range from 52.5% to 53.5% compared to 55.1% last year. Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations to be in the range of $1.00 to $1.10, based on diluted weighted-average shares outstanding of 40.7 million and an effective tax rate of 38.4%. Total capital expenditures to be approximately $40 million for the full year, with approximately $20 million related to corporate office campus consolidation.

 

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