NasdaqGS:VRA

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Executive Summary

Vera Bradley, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and sells women’s handbags, luggage and travel items, fashion and home accessories, and gifts.

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Fundamentals

Flawless balance sheet with questionable track record.


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Share Price & News

How has Vera Bradley's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

1.7%

NasdaqGS:VRA

4.6%

US Luxury

2.1%

US Market


1 Year Return

-31.6%

NasdaqGS:VRA

-10.6%

US Luxury

-0.04%

US Market

VRA underperformed the Luxury industry which returned -11.1% over the past year.

VRA underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 0.2% over the past year.


Share holder returns

VRAIndustryMarket
7 Day1.7%4.6%2.1%
30 Day-9.7%-8.6%-3.2%
90 Day-13.9%-4.2%2.8%
1 Year-31.6%-31.6%-8.8%-10.6%2.2%-0.04%
3 Year-29.2%-29.2%21.2%15.9%41.5%32.3%
5 Year-50.0%-50.0%39.2%30.4%55.0%37.8%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Vera Bradley's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Vera Bradley undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

15%

Discount to future cash flow value


Intrinsic Value Based on Future Cash Flows

Vera Bradley's share price is below the future cash flow value, but not at a moderate discount (< 20%).

Vera Bradley's share price is below the future cash flow value, but not at a substantial discount (< 40%).


Price Based on Earnings

Vera Bradley is overvalued based on earnings compared to the US Luxury industry average.

Vera Bradley is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.


Price Based on Expected Growth

Vera Bradley is poor value based on expected growth next year.


Price Based on Value of Assets

Vera Bradley is good value based on assets compared to the US Luxury industry average.


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Future Growth

How is Vera Bradley expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?

11.9%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Estimates


Future Annual Growth Analysis

Vera Bradley's revenue is expected to grow by 2.1% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).

Vera Bradley's earnings are expected to grow by 11.9% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).

Vera Bradley's revenue growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.

Vera Bradley's earnings growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.

Vera Bradley's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.


Earnings per Share Growth Estimates


Future Return on Equity

Unable to establish if Vera Bradley will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.


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Past Performance

How has Vera Bradley performed over the past 5 years?

-28.6%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Vera Bradley's year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years and the most recent earnings are below average.

Vera Bradley's 1-year earnings growth exceeds its 5-year average (104% vs -28.6%)

Vera Bradley's earnings growth has exceeded the US Luxury industry average in the past year (104% vs 55.2%).


Return on Equity

Vera Bradley has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).


Return on Assets

Vera Bradley used its assets less efficiently than the US Luxury industry average last year based on Return on Assets.


Return on Capital Employed

Vera Bradley's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).


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Financial Health

How is Vera Bradley's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Vera Bradley is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.

Vera Bradley's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Vera Bradley has no debt.

Vera Bradley currently has no debt however we can't compare to 5 years ago as we have no data for that period.

Vera Bradley has no debt, it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Vera Bradley has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet

High level of physical assets or inventory.

Vera Bradley has no debt, it does not need to be covered by short term assets.


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Dividend

What is Vera Bradley's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield and Payments Analysis

Unable to evaluate Vera Bradley's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.

Unable to evaluate Vera Bradley's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.

Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Vera Bradley has not reported any payouts.

Unable to verify if Vera Bradley's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Vera Bradley has not reported any payouts.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.


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Management

What is the CEO of Vera Bradley's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

2.2yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Robert Wallstrom (53yo)

5.8yrs

Tenure

US$2,624,825

Compensation

Mr. Robert T. Wallstrom has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Vera Bradley, Inc. since November 11, 2013. Mr. Wallstrom served as the President of Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5Th at Saks Inc. fro ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Robert's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.

Robert's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year, both up more than 20%.


Management Age and Tenure

2.2yrs

Average Tenure

46yo

Average Age

The tenure for the Vera Bradley management team is about average.


Board Age and Tenure

8.8yrs

Average Tenure

66.5yo

Average Age

The tenure for the Vera Bradley board of directors is about average.


Insider Trading

No 3 month open market individual insider trading information.


Recent Insider Transactions

BuyUS$74,72017 Dec 18
Robert Wallstrom
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Executive Officer
CEO, President & Director
Shares8,770
Max PriceUS$8.52
SellUS$99,81303 Oct 18
Frances Philip
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Independent Director
Shares6,584
Max PriceUS$15.16
SellUS$6,016,00001 Oct 18
Patricia Miller
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Co-Founder & Director
Shares400,000
Max PriceUS$15.04
SellUS$3,040,00001 Oct 18
Patricia Miller
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Co-Founder & Director
Shares200,000
Max PriceUS$15.20

Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Julia Bentley (60yo)

    Vice President of Investor Relations & Communications

    • Tenure: 5.6yrs
  • Pat Miller (81yo)

    Co-Founder & Director

    • Tenure: 37.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$134.50k
  • Robert Wallstrom (53yo)

    CEO, President & Director

    • Tenure: 5.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$2.62m
  • Mark Dely (43yo)

    Chief Administrative & Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

    • Tenure: 1.9yrs
    • Compensation: US$597.02k
  • Pam Sours

    Senior Vice President of Operations

    • Tenure: 5.5yrs
  • Stephanie Scheele (42yo)

    Chief Marketing Officer

    • Tenure: 2.0yrs
  • John Enwright (46yo)

    Executive VP & CFO

    • Tenure: 2.4yrs
    • Compensation: US$922.82k
  • Beatrice Cabe (40yo)

    Chief Creative Officer

    • Tenure: 1.9yrs
    • Compensation: US$922.82k
  • Kevin Korney (49yo)

    Chief Merchandising Officer

    • Tenure: 1.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$777.33k
  • Daren Hull (45yo)

    Chief Customer Officer

    • Tenure: 1.1yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.29m

Board Members

  • John Kyees (72yo)

    Lead Independent Director

    • Tenure: 8.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$157.00k
  • Barbara Baekgaard (80yo)

    Co-Founder & Director

    • Tenure: 37.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$876.26k
  • Ed Schmults (56yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 8.9yrs
    • Compensation: US$148.90k
  • Pat Miller (81yo)

    Co-Founder & Director

    • Tenure: 37.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$134.50k
  • Robert Hall (61yo)

    Chairman

    • Tenure: 8.9yrs
    • Compensation: US$161.50k
  • Robert Wallstrom (53yo)

    CEO, President & Director

    • Tenure: 5.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$2.62m
  • Richard Baum (72yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 7.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$147.10k
  • Matt McEvoy (57yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 8.1yrs
    • Compensation: US$143.50k
  • P. Miller (81yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 29.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$134.50k
  • Fran Philip (61yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 8.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$148.67k

Company Information

Vera Bradley, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Vera Bradley, Inc.
  • Ticker: VRA
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1982
  • Industry: Apparel, Accessories and Luxury Goods
  • Sector: Consumer Durables
  • Market Cap: US$351.036m
  • Shares outstanding: 34.21m
  • Website: https://www.verabradley.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Vera Bradley, Inc.
  • 12420 Stonebridge Road
  • Roanoke
  • Indiana
  • 46783
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
VRANasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDOct 2010
ELIDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEUROct 2010

Biography

Vera Bradley, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and sells women’s handbags, luggage and travel items, fashion and home accessories, and gifts. It operates through two segments, D ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/08/23 00:18
End of Day Share Price2019/08/22 00:00
Earnings2019/05/04
Annual Earnings2019/02/02


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.