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February 05, 2016 8:06 PM ET

Specialty Retail

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 December 9...

8760 Clay Road

Houston, TX 77080

United States

Founded in 1999

1,144 Employees

Phone:

713-864-1358

Fax:

713-426-2751

Key Executives for Francesca's Holdings Corporation

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 54
Total Annual Compensation: $67.3K
Chief Administrative Officer, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Age: 54
Total Annual Compensation: $371.4K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Francesca's Holdings Corporation Key Developments

Francesca's Holdings Corporation Revises Earnings Guidance for the Fourth Quarter Ending January 30, 2016

Francesca's Holdings Corporation revised earnings guidance for the fourth quarter ending January 30, 2016. The company has updated its guidance for the fourth quarter ending January 30, 2016 based on its holiday period sales performance and current expectations for the remainder of the quarter. The company now expects net sales for the fourth quarter ending January 30, 2016 to be between $130.0 million and $133.0 million, including an expected high-single digit increase in comparable sales. This compares to the previous guidance of net sales between $127.0 million and $130.0 million, including an expected mid-single digit increase in comparable sales. Diluted earnings per share for the quarter are now expected to be in the range of $0.32 to $0.34 compared to the company’s previous guidance range of $0.31 to $0.33.

Francesca's Holdings Corporation Presents at 18th Annual ICR Conference, Jan-13-2016 09:00 AM

Francesca's Holdings Corporation Presents at 18th Annual ICR Conference, Jan-13-2016 09:00 AM. Venue: JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes, 4040 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, FL 32837, United States. Speakers: Cynthia Thomassee, Interim Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Accounting and Controller, Michael W. Barnes, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President.

Francesca's Holdings Corporation Reports Consolidated Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended October 31, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ending January 30, 2016; to Open 3 New Boutiques in the Fourth Quarter of 2016; to Close 6 Boutiques in the Fourth Quarter of 2016

Francesca's Holdings Corporation reported consolidated earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended October 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported net sales increased 19% to $103.7 million from $87.1 million in the comparable prior year period. This increase was driven by the 4% increase in comparable sales as well as the opening of 81 new boutiques since the comparable prior year quarter. Income from operations was $11.0 million, or 10.7% of net sales, compared to $11.4 million, or 13.1% of net sales, in the prior year quarter. The company reported income before income tax expense of $11.0 million compared to $11.3 million and net income of $7.0 million or $0.16 per diluted share compared to $7.3 million or $0.17 per diluted share for the last year. For the nine months, the company reported net sales of $304.8 million from $269.9 million, income from operations of $38.1 million from $42.1 million, income before income tax expense of $37.7 million compared to $41.8 million, net income of $23.5 million or $0.55 per diluted share compared to $26.1 million or $0.62 per diluted share, net cash provided by operating activities of $30.4 million from $30.8 million and purchase of property and equipment of $19.9 million from $16.8 million for the last year. For the fourth quarter ending January 30, 2016, net sales are expected to be in the range of $127.0 million to $130.0 million; assuming a mid-single digit increase in comparable sales compared to the prior year comparable sales increase of 1%. Diluted earnings per share are expected to be in the range of $0.31 to $0.33. For the full year ending January 30, 2016, the company expects net sales to be in the range of $432.0 million and $435.0 million; assuming a flat to slightly positive comparable sales compared to a prior year comparable sales decrease of 5%. Diluted earnings per share are expected to be in the range of $0.86 to $0.88. The company expects capital expenditures of $25.0 million to $26.0 million for fiscal year 2015. The company expects to finish the year with 616 boutiques as a result of opening 3 new boutiques and closing 6 boutiques in the fourth quarter. The company expects to open 83 boutiques in fiscal year 2015 compared to 88 new boutiques opened in fiscal year 2014.

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