Brokerages Expect GNC Holdings Inc (GNC) Will Announce Earnings of $0.24 Per Share

Analysts predict that GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC) will post $0.24 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zero analysts have provided estimates for GNC’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.09 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.39. GNC posted earnings per share of $0.41 during the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year-over-year growth rate of 41.5%. The firm is expected to announce its next earnings results on Thursday, July 26th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that GNC will report full year earnings of $0.87 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.41 to $1.23. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the firm will report earnings of $0.76 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.31 to $1.20. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that cover GNC.

GNC (NYSE:GNC) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, April 26th. The specialty retailer reported $0.24 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $607.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $573.32 million. GNC had a negative net margin of 6.89% and a negative return on equity of 84.23%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 7.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.37 earnings per share.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. Barclays reduced their target price on shares of GNC from $4.50 to $3.50 and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, April 27th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of GNC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, February 16th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase dropped their price objective on shares of GNC from $7.00 to $6.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, February 14th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. GNC currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $6.25.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. SG Americas Securities LLC boosted its stake in shares of GNC by 311.0% during the fourth quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 348,703 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $1,287,000 after purchasing an additional 263,865 shares in the last quarter. Spark Investment Management LLC bought a new position in shares of GNC during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $2,883,000. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership bought a new position in shares of GNC during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $440,000. MANA Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of GNC during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $1,155,000. Finally, Elephas Investment Management Ltd bought a new position in shares of GNC during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $19,310,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 56.81% of the company’s stock.

Shares of GNC opened at $3.40 on Monday, Marketbeat reports. The company has a market cap of $284.46 million, a PE ratio of 2.52 and a beta of 0.85. GNC has a one year low of $3.08 and a one year high of $10.95. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -5.93, a quick ratio of 0.49 and a current ratio of 1.50.

GNC Company Profile

GNC Holdings, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of health, wellness, and performance products. It operates through three segments: U.S. and Canada, International, and Manufacturing/Wholesale. Its products include protein, performance supplements, weight management supplements, vitamins, herbs and greens, wellness supplements, health and beauty, food and drink, and other general merchandise.

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