March 01, 2017 4:50 PM ET

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Company Overview of Francesca's Holdings Corporation

Company Overview

Francesca's Holdings Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail boutiques. It offers fashion apparel, jewelry, accessories, and gifts primarily for women between the ages of 18 and 35. The company’s 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. Its accessories consist of handbags, clutches, wallets, shoes, belts, hats, scarves, sunglasses, watches, and hair accessories; and gifts include fragrances, candles, bath and body, home accessories, books, wall art, nail polish, and miscellaneous items. As of March 23, ...

8760 Clay Road

Houston, TX 77080

United States

Founded in 1999

1,316 Employees

Phone:

713-864-1358

Fax:

713-426-2751

Key Executives for Francesca's Holdings Corporation

Chief Administrative Officer, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Age: 55
Total Annual Compensation: $383.8K
Chief Merchandising Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 47
Total Annual Compensation: $88.5K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Francesca's Holdings Corporation Key Developments

Francesca’S Holdings Corporation Revised Earnings Guidance for the Fourth Quarter Ending January 28, 2017; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Full Year of Fiscal 2016

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation revised earnings guidance for the fourth quarter ending January 28, 2017. For the period, the company expects net sales are in the range of $144 million to $146 million, assuming a 1% decrease to a 1% increase in comparable sales.  This compares to previous guidance net sales in the range of $143 million to $148 million, assuming a low single digit decrease to a low single digit increase in comparable sales.  Diluted earnings per share are expected to be in the range of $0.35 to $0.37 compared to previous guidance range of $0.33 to $0.37. For the fiscal year 2016, the company expects diluted earnings per share to be in the range of $1.05 to $1.07.

Francesca's Holdings Corporation Presents at 2017 ICR Conference, Jan-10-2017 01:30 PM

Francesca's Holdings Corporation Presents at 2017 ICR Conference, Jan-10-2017 01:30 PM. Venue: JW Marriott Orlanbeado Grande Lakes, Orlando, Florida, United States. Speakers: Kelly M. Dilts, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Steven Paul Lawrence, Chief Executive Officer, President and Director.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation Reports Consolidated Unaudited Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended October 29, 2016; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Fourth Quarter Ending January 28, 2017; Revises Earnings Guidance for the Full Year Ending January 28, 2017

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation reported Consolidated unaudited earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended October 29, 2016. For the month, the company reported net sales of $119,470,000 against $103,728,000 a year ago. Income from operations was $15,755,000 against $11,080,000 a year ago. Income before income tax expense was $15,703,000 against $10,987,000 a year ago. Net income was $9,694,000 against $6,951,000 a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were $0.26 against $0.16 a year ago. For the month, the company reported net sales of $340,843,000 against $304,772,000 a year ago. Income from operations was $44,341,000 against $38,145,000 a year ago. Income before income tax expense was $44,106,000 against $37,710,000 a year ago. Net income was $27,366,000 against $23,496,000 a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were $0.70 against $0.55 a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $35,469,000 against $30,367,000 a year ago. Purchases of property and equipment was $18,666,000 against $19,850,000 a year ago. For the fourth quarter ending January 28, 2017, the company's net sales are expected to be in the range of $143 million to $148 million, assuming comparable sales will be in the low single digit decrease to low single digit increase range compared to the prior year increase of 11%. Diluted earnings per share are expected to be in the range of $0.33 to $0.37 and includes approximately $0.03 of expense due to a timing shift from third quarter to fourth quarter. For the full year ending January 28, 2017, the company now expects net sales to be in the range of $484 million to $489 million, assuming a low-single digit increase in comparable sales compared to the prior year increase of 3%. Diluted earnings per share are now expected to be in the range of $1.03 to $1.07 compared to the previous guidance of $0.96 to $1.03. This guidance includes a $0.03 per share benefit associated with the previously announced resignation of the Company’s former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. The effective tax rate is estimated to be 37.9%. Capital expenditures for fiscal year 2016 are expected to be in the range of $25.0 million to $28.0 million.

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