Earnings Results, Agreements, Private Offerings, and New Appointments -
Analyst Notes on Ulta, Alliance Data, Carriage Services, Weight Watchers, and
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NEW YORK, March 19, 2014
NEW YORK, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Ulta Salon,
Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA), Alliance Data Systems Corporation
(NYSE: ADS), Carriage Services Inc. (NYSE: CSV), Weight Watchers
International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW), and Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc.
(NYSE: BFAM). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication.
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On March 13, 2014, Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. (Ulta) reported its
financial results for Q4 FY 2013 and FY 2013 (period ended February 1, 2014).
Q4 FY 2013 net sales increased 14.4% YoY to $868.1 million. Net income for the
quarter was $70.7 million or $1.09 per diluted share, compared to net income
of $64.5 million or $1.00 per diluted share in Q4 2012. FY 2013 net sales
increased 20.3% YoY to $2.7 billion. FY 2013 net income was $202.8 million or
$3.15 per diluted share, compared to net income of $172.5 million or $2.68 per
diluted share in FY 2012. The Company stated that for Q1 FY 2014, it expects
net sales in the range of $693 million to $704 million and diluted EPS in the
range of $0.70 to $0.75. The full analyst notes on Ulta Salon, Cosmetics &
Fragrance, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:
On March 10, 2014, Alliance Data Systems Corporation (Alliance Data) reported
that Epsilon, an Alliance Data company, has signed a new multiyear agreement
with Ebates Inc., the owner and operator of shopping programs. According to
the Company, Epsilon will provide robust, targeted email marketing services
focused on driving sales and creating a more personalized experience for
customers across Ebates' suite of websites and rewards programs including
Ebates.com, Ebates.ca, Ebates Korea, FatWallet.com, and Pushpins. Alliance
Data said that under the terms of the multiyear agreement, Epsilon will
provide a full suite of permission-based email marketing services including
account and campaign management, strategy and email delivery. The full analyst
notes on Alliance Data Systems Corporation are available to download free of
On March 13, 2014, Carriage Services Inc. (Carriage Services) announced the
pricing of its previously announced private offering of $125 million aggregate
principal amount of convertible subordinated notes due 2021 (the Convertible
Notes). The Company said that the Convertible Notes were offered to qualified
institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act of
1933, as amended. Carriage Services added that it granted a 30-day option to
the initial purchasers of the Convertible Notes for up to an additional c.
$18.8 million aggregate principal amount of the Convertible Notes. The Company
informed that the Convertible Notes will accrue interest payable semi-annually
in arrears at a rate of 2.75% per year, and will mature in 2021, unless
earlier repurchased or converted in accordance with their terms prior to such
date. The Company stated that it expects to close the offering on or about
March 19, 2014, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
The full analyst notes on Carriage Services Inc. are available to download
free of charge at:
On March 14, 2014, Weight Watchers International, Inc. (Weight Watchers)
announced that it has named Michael F. Colosi as its General Counsel and
Secretary, effective May 19, 2014. According to the Company, Colosi will
report to President and CEO Jim Chambers and will serve as a member of the
Weight Watchers Executive Committee. The Company added that Colosi joins
Weight Watchers after almost 14 years with Kenneth Cole Productions where he
served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. The full
analyst notes on Weight Watchers International, Inc. are available to download
free of charge at:
On March 13, 2014, Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc. (Bright Horizons)
reported its financial results for Q4 2013 and full year 2013. Q4 2013 revenue
increased 16.7% YoY to $319.2 million. Net income available to common
shareholders for the quarter was $23.7 million or $0.35 per diluted share,
compared to net loss available to common shareholders of $17.4 million or
$2.87 per diluted share in Q4 2012. Full-year 2013 revenue increased 13.8% YoY
to $1.2 billion. Full-year 2013 net income available to common shareholders
was $12.6 million or $0.20 per diluted share, compared to net loss available
to common shareholders of $76.5 million or $12.62 per diluted share in
full-year 2012. For full year 2014, the Company expects overall revenue growth
in the range of 10-12% and adjusted net income in the range of $96 to $99
million. The full analyst notes on Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc. are
available to download free of charge at:
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