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Last $38.09 USD
Change Today -0.20 / -0.52%
Volume 280.8K
ANN On Other Exchanges
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As of 8:04 PM 05/4/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

ann inc (ANN) Snapshot

Open
$38.29
Previous Close
$38.29
Day High
$38.77
Day Low
$38.09
52 Week High
08/26/14 - $42.96
52 Week Low
01/21/15 - $31.69
Market Cap
1.7B
Average Volume 10 Days
360.8K
EPS TTM
$1.69
Shares Outstanding
45.9M
EX-Date
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P/E TM
22.5x
Dividend
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Dividend Yield
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Current Stock Chart for ANN INC (ANN)

ann inc (ANN) Details

ANN INC., through its subsidiaries, engages in the retailing of women’s apparel, shoes, and accessories under the Ann Taylor and LOFT brands. As of March 13, 2015, it operated 1,030 retail stores in 47 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Canada comprising 245 Ann Taylor stores, 537 LOFT stores, 116 Ann Taylor Factory stores, 127 LOFT Outlet stores, and 5 Lou & Grey stores. ANN INC. also sells its products through its anntaylor.com and LOFT.com Websites; through phone; and three LOFT franchise locations in Mexico. The company was formerly known as AnnTaylor Stores Corporation and changed its name to ANN INC. in March 2011. ANN INC. was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

4,250 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/13/15
Founded in 1954

ann inc (ANN) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Execut...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.2M
Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Offi...
Total Annual Compensation: $743.8K
President of Brands
Total Annual Compensation: $987.5K
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and...
Total Annual Compensation: $500.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

ann inc (ANN) Key Developments

ANN INC. to Open 40 Stores and Close of Stores 35 Stores in 2015

ANN INC. expects to open approximately 40 stores in 2015 comprised of 10 new Ann Taylor Factory stores, 10 LOFT full-price stores and approximately 15 LOFT Outlet stores. It will also continue regional and market testing for Lou & Grey through the opening of approximately 5 new stores. From an international perspective, it expects the addition of approximately 5 LOFT franchise stores in Mexico. Regarding store closure plans for 2015, it currently expects to close approximately 35 stores during the fiscal year comprised of approximately 25 Ann Taylor stores and approximately 10 LOFT stores with the majority of these closures slated to occur in the back half of 2015.

ANN INC. Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended January 31, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the First Quarter and Full Year of 2015

ANN INC. announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year ended January 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of $647,403,000 compared to $623,255,000 a year ago. Operating income was $996,000 compared to $5,776,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes was $108,000 compared to $5,391,000 a year ago. Net income was $262,000 compared to $4,680,000 a year ago. Basic and diluted earnings per share were $0.01 compared to $0.10 a year ago. For the year, the company reported net sales of $2,533,460,000 compared to $2,493,491,000 a year ago. Operating income was $111,813,000 compared to $170,074,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes was $110,615,000 compared to $169,963,000 a year ago. Net income was $67,980,000 compared to $102,430,000 a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were $1.46 compared to $2.19 a year ago. For the fiscal first quarter of 2015, the company expects total net sales to be $605 million, reflecting total company comparable sales that are slightly positive compared to the fiscal first quarter of 2014; gross margin rate performance to be 53.0%; the estimated effective tax rate to be 40.5%. For the full year fiscal 2015, the company anticipates total net sales to be $2.565 billion, reflecting a total company comparable sales increase in the low-single digits; gross margin rate performance to be 52.0%; an effective tax rate of 40.5%; capital expenditures to be approximately $85 million.

Bain Capital And Golden Gate Capital Eyeing ANN

Bain Capital, LLC and Golden Gate Capital are competing to acquire ANN INC. (NYSE:ANN) from Red Alder and Engine Capital LP, according to people familiar with the matter. A deal is highly uncertain. The exact status of the talks could not be learned. Ann, Golden Gate and Bain declined to comment.

 

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